Agenda and minutes

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The Worshipful the Mayor to read the Notice of the Meeting


    The Worshipful the Mayor thanked all Members for attending the meeting.  She advised Council that the required notice had been given.



Apologies for Absence


    Apologies for absence had been received from Councillors Geoff Cooke, Anthony Finn, John Hart, Anne Hutton, Laithe Jajeh, Kathy Levine, Charlie O-Macauley, Danny Rich and Roberto Weeden-Sanz.



Declarations of Interest





Report of the Monitoring Officer (if any)





Proposed Municipal Link with Pokhara Municipality, Nepal pdf icon PDF 209 KB


    The Worshipful the Mayor thanked all Members for attending the Extraordinary Council meeting to pass a resolution to develop a municipal link with the Pokhara Municipality in Nepal.


    The Worshipful the Mayor advised Council that she had called an Extraordinary Council meeting to enable the resolution to be passed before the end of the current municipal year (25 May 2021) and the end of term of office of the current Deputy Mayor. 


    Council were informed that due to the pre-election restrictions, only the Mayor and Deputy Mayor would address Council before proceeding to vote on the resolution.  The Worshipful the Mayor informed Council that she hoped that there would be an opportunity for Members of all parties to be able to speak about the municipal link at a ceremony to be held later in May.


    The Worshipful the Mayor MOVED the proposed municipal link with the Pokhara Municipality, Nepal.  This was duly SECONDED by the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Lachhya Gurung, who spoke of his links to the Gurkhas, Pokhara Municipality and the Nepalese community in Barnet.


    Upon being put to the vote Council unanimously


    RESOLVED that:


    1.     That the Council of the London Borough of Barnet record and acknowledge the formation of the municipal link between the London Borough of Barnet and the Pokhara Municipality, Nepal, which has been established for the purposes of furthering goodwill between the two communities through the exchange of views and ideas and by personal contact among the citizens of the borough and municipality, and that the Council sincerely hope that the link will prosper and flourish in the coming years.


    2.     That an endorsement of vellum of the foregoing resolution over the common seal of the corporation be presented to the representatives of the municipality of Pokhara.