Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary meeting to be held at the rising of the Annual meeting, Council - Thursday, 18th May, 2023 12.15 pm

Venue: Coventry Cathedral. The meeting can be viewed live by using this link:

Contact: Carolyn Sinclair/Suzanne Bennett  Email:


No. Item


Declarations of Interest

Additional documents:


There were no declarations of interest.


Conferring the Title of Honorary Alderman pdf icon PDF 159 KB

Report of the Chief Legal Officer

Additional documents:


The City Council considered a report of the Chief Legal Officer which set out a nomination for Honorary Alderman.  The following nomination had been received and was presented for approval:


Joe Clifford


Joe Clifford had provided eminent service to the people of Coventry for almost 50 years, first being elected to the City Council in the early 1970’s and being a Councillor for Whoberley, Woodlands and Holbrook Wards. During this time, he had served on many Committees, Boards and Panels and was a Cabinet Member for both Children and Young People and Health and Community Services. More recently he was Chair of the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Board.


Joe and his wife Pat served as Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress in 1995-96. 


It was proposed by Councillor R Lancaster, seconded by Councillor G Duggins, supported by Councillor G Ridley and RESOLVED unanimously that the title of Honorary Alderman be conferred on Joe Cliffordas a past member of the City Council in recognition of giving eminent services to the Council and the City for at least 16 years, and that a copy of this Resolution, under the Common Seal, be presented to mark the conferment.


The Lord Mayor, on behalf of the City Council, presented Joe with a badge and framed certificate to commemorate his appointment and he signed the ‘Roll of Honorary Aldermen’. 


Honorary Alderman Clifford then gave an acceptance speech.