Freedom of Entry
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
A report by the Director of Law, HR and Asset Management recommended that the Freedom of Entry to the Borough be conferred on the 234 (Wirral) Transport Squadron Royal Logistic Corps (Volunteers); and the 107 (Lancashire & Cheshire) Field Squadron Royal Engineers (Volunteers), both who had Centres in Wirral. This was in recognition of the service provided by each of them. These Squadrons had given support to the Authority and residents of the Borough, during times of conflict and in peacetime. The Director reported that the Council had maintained a close relationship with them over many years, however the Freedom of Entry to the Borough had not been granted to them.
That the Cabinet recommends to the Council: That
(1) in accordance with Section 249(5) of the Local Government Act 1972, it places on record its high appreciation of, and the debt of gratitude of the Borough to;
(a) the 234 (Wirral) Transport Squadron Royal Logistic Corps (Volunteers); and
(b) the 107 (Lancashire & Cheshire) Field Squadron Royal Engineers (Volunteers);
and in the light of the long and close association between the Borough and these Squadrons, it resolves that the Freedom of Entry to the Borough be conferred on them both and that they be granted, the right, privilege, honour and distinction of marching through the streets of Wirral on all ceremonial occasions with drums beating, bands playing and flags flying;
(2) the Freedoms of Entry to the Borough be granted at a public/community ceremony to be held in Hamilton Square, Birkenhead on 21 April 2012; and
(3) the ceremony at (2) above be followed by a Medal Parade, officiated over by the Mayor, and a Civic Reception at Birkenhead Town Hall.
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Date of decision: 02/02/2012
Decided at meeting: 02/02/2012 - Cabinet
Effective from: 18/02/2012