Death in Service – The Mayor reported on the Death in Service of John Haycock, who had sadly passed away on the 26th June 2021. The Mayor advised that John was employed as part of the Town Hall Security Team. As a mark of respect, Members observed a short silence in memory of Mr. Haycock.
Srebrenica - The Mayor informed Members that it was the 26th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and that Councils and elected representatives had been encouraged to remember and acknowledge both the victims and survivors of Srebrenica. Members observed a short period of silence and reflection to honour the victims and survivors of this terrible atrocity.
Queen’s Birthday Honours - The Mayor reported that Ms. Maura Regan, Chief Executive Officer, Bishop Hogarth Catholic Education Trust, which included five Darlington schools, was awarded the Dames Commander of the Order of the British Empire (D.B.E.) for services to education.
The Mayor informed Members that Ms. Gillian Scott, lately Macmillan Prison Lead for Palliative and End of Life Care for the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.), for services to Palliative and End of Life Care.
The Mayor also advised that Katherine Sarah O'Sullivan, Deputy Chair, British Rowing, and a resident of Darlington, became a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (B.E.M.) for services to Rowing, and that Tarek Fared Moustafa Thoma, owner of The Oven Restaurant, and a resident of Darlington, became a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (B.E.M.) for services to the community in Middlesbrough and Key Workers during the Covid-19 Pandemic.