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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Guildhall, Swansea

Contact: Democratic Services - 636923 

No. Item


Disclosures of Personal and Prejudicial Interests.


The Chief Legal Officer gave advice regarding the potential personal and prejudicial interests that Councillors and / Officers may have on the agenda.


The Head of Democratic Services reminded Councillors and Officers that the “Disclosures of Personal and Prejudicial Interests” sheet should only be completed if the Councillor / Officer actually had an interest to declare. Nil returns were not required. Councillors and Officers were also informed that any declarable interest must be made orally and in writing on the sheet.


In accordance with the provisions of the Code of Conduct adopted by the City and County of Swansea no interests were declared.


Filming of Ceremonial Meeting of Council


The Lord Mayor proposed and it was resolved that those present be permitted to film the proceedings of this Ceremonial Meeting of Council.


To confer the Honorary Freedom of the City and County of Swansea to Alun Wyn Jones.


The Lord Mayor welcomed the Lord Lieutenant, High Sheriff, Civic Dignitaries, Distinguished Guests, Members of the Council and Alun Wyn Jones to the Ceremonial Meeting of Council.


The Leader of the Council referred to the meeting of Council held on 25 April 2019 (Minute 177 refers) whereby Council resolved to confer the Honorary Freedom of the City and County of Swansea to Alun Wyn Jones.


Alun Wyn Jones was born in Swansea and played his first rugby for Bonymaen RFC and Mumbles RFC.  He is the current captain of the Wales National Rugby Team.  He currently plays for the Ospreys.  He is the World most-capped lock forward and Wales’ most-capped player.  He is the first player to play nine consecutive British Lions Tests in the professional era and has appeared for the Ospreys more times than any other player.


The Leader of the Largest Opposition Political Group and the other Political Group Leaders spoke in support of the motion.


Resolved that the Honorary Freedom of the City and County of Swansea be conferred on Alun Wyn Jones.


The Lord Mayor then presented Alun Wyn Jones with the Honorary Freedom Scroll, granting him the Freedom of the City and County of Swansea.


Alun Wyn Jones responded by thanking the Council for the honour.


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