Agenda and minutes

Cabinet Member for Policing and Equalities
Monday, 13th August, 2018 4.00 pm, NEW

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Council House. View directions

Contact: Michelle Rose  Tel: 024 7683 3111; Email: michelle.rose@coventry.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

10.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

11.

The Coventry Award of Merit pdf icon PDF 103 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place)

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member considered a report of the Deputy Chief Executive (Place) which provided advice from the recent meeting of the Cabinet Member for Policing and Equalities Advisory Panel – Coventry Award of Merit to support the nomination of Mr R Stanton to receive the Coventry Award of Merit following the key role that he played in the rescue of 12 boys and their football coach from the Tham Luang caves in Thailand.

 

The report indicated that the Coventry Award of Merit was established by the City Council in the 1960s as a means of acknowledging and honouring personal behaviour reflecting the highest ideals of citizenship or outstanding performance in any field of human endeavour which enhances the good name of Coventry and affords inspiration to its citizens.

 

The Advisory Panel met on 30th July, 2018 to advise the Cabinet Member for Policing and Equalities following the receipt of a nomination for Mr R Stanton and unanimously supported the granting of the award. Rick Stanton was nominated following his internationally publicised key role in the rescue of 12 boys and their football coach from the Tham Luang caves in Thailand. The group had been trapped for 9 days before being found by Rick and his diving partner John Volanthen. It had been reported to the most challenging underground rescue in history. Mr Stanton had previously been involved in other rescue missions, as well as being a firefighter with West Midlands Fire Service for 25 years. A copy of the nomination form was set out at an appendix to the report.

 

RESOLVED that, having considered the advice from the meeting of the Cabinet Member for Policing and Equalities Advisory Panel – Coventry Award of Merit held on 30th July, 2018, the Cabinet Member for Policing and Equalities recommends the City Council grant the Coventry Award of Merit to Mr R Stanton. 

12.

Any Other Business

To consider any other items of business which the Cabinet Member decides to take as a matter of urgency because of the special circumstances involved.

Minutes:

There were no additional items of public business.