Agenda item

Announcements from the mayor, members of the cabinet or chief executive

To receive any announcements from the Mayor, members of the cabinet or the chief executive.


As Madam Mayor Councillor Sandra Rhule was unwell, Deputy Mayor Councillor Barrie Hargrove was in the chair.


The Deputy Mayor expressed his condolences on the passing of Gerry Bowden, ex-MP for Dulwich.


Councillor Ian Wingfield spoke on Mr Bowden’s life.


The Deputy Mayor expressed his condolences on the passing of Les Alden MBE, a past Councillor for Southwark and a Freeman of the Borough.


Councillors Peter John and Anood Al-Samerai spoke on Mr Alden’s life.


The Deputy Mayor offered his congratulations to Councillors Sarah King and Jon Hartley on their civil partnership; one of the first different sex civil partnerships in the country, and thanked Southwark Registrars for officiating.


Councillor Jasmine Ali, cabinet member for children, schools and adult care, announced Southwark Council’s commitment to children’s and adolescents’ mental health with the Open Access programme.


Councillor Johnson Situ, cabinet member for growth, development and planning, announced an additional fund for support for the traders from Elephant and Castle shopping centre during its redevelopment.

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