Agenda item - Mayor's Communications.
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To receive communications from the Mayor.
4.1 The Mayor gave the following communications, firstly, there was the sad news that the former Mayor of Hove from 1985 to 1986, Bob Allen, has passed away; and I have learnt today that former MP Mike Weatherley lost his fight to cancer this morning. He therefore called a minute’s silence as a mark of respect for both.
As we all know, His Royal Highness Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh passed away on the 9 April. A Service was recorded in All Saints Church and made available on the Council’s website on the 16 April coinciding with the eve of the Funeral. I would like to thank all those involved in making the service such a lovely event to mark his passing and enabling it to be made available to all who wished to see it. I believe it is still available for viewing.
The Mayor then offered the Council’s congratulations to Councillor Garry Peltzer Dunn and Councillor Leslie Hamilton who have both completed 50 years (!) of service, albeit with some breaks in between.
Once they reach 50 years of continuous service, he suggested that a Mayoral reception would be in order.
Finally, on a matter of protocol, the Mayor asked that Councillors address him as Mr Mayor. He felt that it had been confusing, and that was the correct form of address, so that would be very helpful, going forwards.