Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Suite. View directions

Contact: Robert Harris - Committee Officer 

Note: Please be warned flash photography could be taking place during this meeting. This is especially important for those living with photosensitive epilepsy. This meeting will be held to give Councillors the opportunity to pay tribute to Sir David Amess. The planned business will be deferred to a future meeting of Council. 


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Apologies for Absence

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Beck, Cowdrey, Shead and Terry.



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The Worshipful the Mayor informed Councillors that, with the agreement of the Group Leaders, all the business planned for this evening has been postponed, so that Councillors have the opportunity to pay tribute to Sir David Amess, the MP for Southend West since 1997.


Tribute to Sir David Amess MP

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Minutes Silence


The Council remained silent for one minute as a mark of respect to Sir David Amess.




The Worshipful the Mayor paid a personal tribute to Sir David Amess MP and thanked the police, paramedics and other emergency services who responded to the terrible events at the Belfairs Methodist Church on Friday 15th October 2021. The Mayor also thanked the Council staff and emergency services for all their work over the last week in response to the incident.


Councillors paid tribute to Sir David Amess MP recognising his selfless public service, his support for his constituents and all residents of the Borough as well as the many businesses, community organisations, schools and charities that he actively championed and supported and expressed their deepest sympathies and condolences to Sir David’s family, friends and colleagues.



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