To consider report of the Chief Executive
The Leader referred the Council to the ‘Resolution to Revive the Title ‘Honorary Recorder of Merthyr Tydfil’ report and advised that under Paragraphs 4.1 and 4.2 it was not proposed to provide Chains of Office or a major celebration and that transport to Ceremonies would be with the Mayor.
(a) The resolution dated 2 November 2016 entitled ‘Resolution to revive the title ‘Honorary Recorder of Merthyr Tydfil and to appoint the Resident Judge of Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court’ be revoked
(b) The amended resolution to restore the civic position of Honorary Recorder of Merthyr Tydfil and that a nominated Judge of the Crown Court sitting at Merthyr Tydfil be invited to accept the role be approved
(c) The role should be expressly limited to the duration of his or her tenure as a Judge of the Crown Court sitting in Merthyr Tydfil with any subsequent appointee to the role of Honorary Recorder of Merthyr Tydfil requiring the approval of the Council and Senior Presiding Judge for England and Wales
(d) A Ceremony to involve Members of the Council and representatives of the Judiciary to formally present the nominated Judge with a scroll of admission as ‘Honorary Recorder of Merthyr Tydfil’ be approved.