Agenda item

Chair's Announcements


The Chair made the following announcement:


‘We have all been deeply saddened to hear that Councillor Colette Dennis, member for Norcot Ward, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Friday the 9th of June. Colette was a good friend to very many of us and I know that losing her will be felt across the Chamber and most especially in the Labour Group. She was a wonderful Ward Councillor, an active member of the community in Norcot especially around Dee Park and the Dee Caf Community café, at the Norcot Mission Church and its Lunch Club and at the Oak Tree Care Home.  As for her work on the Council, she always displayed compassion, commitment and insatiable spirit to stand up for her residents and challenge any inequities she saw.  She showed a particular interest in the Council's adult social care and children's services and had just been appointed chair of the older People's Working Group.


I'm very proud of the contribution Colette made to her community and to our Council and we will miss her very greatly. My thoughts and I'm sure the thoughts of everyone around the Council are with her husband, Councillor Glenn Dennis, and with all Colette’s family and friends.’


The Committee and others in attendance stood for a minute’s silence.