Agenda and minutes

Freedom of the Borough Presentation, Council - Wednesday, 31st January, 2024 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, New Road, Grays, Essex RM17 6SL

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Declaration of Interests

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There were no declarations of interest.


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The report presented set out the case for conferring the ceremonial status of ‘Freedom of the Borough’ to Reverend Canon Darren Barlow.


Members commented this was a well-deserved recognition and testament of the work that Reverend Canon Darren Barlow had undertaken in the borough. For the support, advice, care and respect that he had offered to the community. Members recognised his commitment and dedication as he had undertaken his role and how he would be missed in the community and at council meetings. Members wished him and his family good luck and well wishes for his new move to Shenfield.




Council conferred and agreed the award of Freedom of the Borough on the Reverend Canon Darren Barlow.


The Mayor presented Reverend Canon Darren Barlow with a freedom of the borough badge and scroll. 




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