Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Upper Street, N1 2UD. View directions
Apologies for absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Caluori, Champion, Convery, Fletcher, Parker, Gallagher, Gantly, Greening, Kaseki, Parker, O’Sullivan, Smith, Wayne and Webbe.
Presentation of the Freedom of the Borough
Councillor Richard Watts seconded
by Councillor Janet Burgess will move the motion as follows:
Councillor Watts moved the motion. Councillor Burgess seconded.
Councillors Jeapes, Nicholls and Russell spoke in support of the motion.
The Mayor put the motion to the vote and it was carried unanimously.
The Roll of Honorary Freepersons was signed by Gary Squires, Borough Commander of the London Fire Brigade, and John and Darren Walters, the Pearly King and Prince of Finsbury.
The Mayor presented framed Freedom Scrolls, verifying the admission of the Officers and Firefighters of Islington and Holloway Fire Stations, London Fire Brigade and John and Darren Walters, the Pearly King and Prince of Finsbury, as Freepersons. Gary and John addressed the Council and expressed their thanks for the award of the honour.
The Ben Kinsella Award 2018
To present the Ben Kinsella Award 2018
Following an introduction by George Kinsella, Sharon Goldman, Manager of the Children’s Active Involvement Service, spoke in support of her nomination of Artur Ahmati.
The Mayor, George Kinsella and Ramzy Alwakeel, Editor of the Islington Gazette, presented the Ben Kinsella Award to Artur Ahmati.
Civic Awards 2018
To present Civic Awards to the following people:
Following speeches by the nominators, the Mayor and Ramzy Alwakeel presented Civic Awards to Linda Brown, Kathy Green and Rosey Lyall.