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Death of Former Mayor and Councillor Jim Ruck – The Mayor reported on the death of Former Mayor and Councillor Jim RUCK, who had recently passed away, and in doing so referred to Former Councillor Ruck’s years of service.


As a mark of respect, Members stood and observed a short silence in memory of their former colleague.


New Year’s Honours – The Mayor reported that Susan Thorpe, Senior Delivery Lead, Regional Delivery Directorate, Department for Education, was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.) for services to education.


The Mayor also informed Members that Andrew Naylor, Fisheries Enforcement Officer, Environment Agency, became a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (B.E.M.) for Services to Fisheries Protection.


RESOLVED - That the congratulations of the Council be conveyed to those who had received Awards.  


Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 – The Mayor acknowledged Holocaust Memorial Day, which had taken place on Thursday, 27th January 2022, and marked the 77th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.


The Mayor advised Members that this important anniversary had been commemorated in Darlington at memorial service at the Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College, which had been organised by the Celebrating Communities group.