The Chair made the following announcements:-
· Congratulation was extended to the Trearddur RNLI lifeboat crew who have been recognised for their bravery – The volunteer crew of the B Class Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat, consisting of Helm Lee Duncan, Dafydd Griffiths, Leigh McCann and Michael Doran, had rescued a female surfer who was in trouble during gale force winds recently. Mr Duncan received a Silver Gallantry Medal in recognition of his leadership, seamanship and exemplary boat handling, while the rest of the crew received Bronze Medals in recognition of their courage during the rescue. The entire Trearddur Bay team involved in the rescue also received a Chief Executive’s Commendation.
· Congratulations was extended to Ysgol Esceifiog School who have reached the shortlist for a St Davids Award for the support given by staff to a family at the school following the terminal diagnosis given to Ania, one of the pupils of the school in October 2020. Despite the challenges of the Covid Pandemic, the school supported Ania and her 7 year old sister and did everything they possibly could to ensure that Ania was supported at school and also did everything possible to support the other children effected by the illness of their friend, helping to make memories that will stay with Ania’s sister and friends forever. Ania lost her battle in June of 2021 and even though it was almost the summer holidays, the staff at the school were a great support to the school and family by working with external agencies to offer support to Ania’s sister and friends and raising money for charities who continue to support the family and the school.
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The Chair wished to express his best wishes to the Chief Executive, Mrs Annwen Morgan on her retirement after 39 years service to the Authority. He said that she started her career with the Council at Ysgol Uwchradd Bodedern and progressed to headteacher in 2007. Mrs Morgan became the Deputy Chief Executive of the Council in 2016 and then progressed to be Chief Executive in 2019. The majority of her time as Chief Executive has been during the pandemic period and despite all uncertainties and numerous challenges Mrs Morgan has demonstrated visible leadership and commitment in safeguarding the residents of Anglesey. The Chair wished Mrs Morgan good health and happiness in her retirement.
The Leader of the Council wished to thank Mrs Annwen Morgan for the service she has given to the County Council and for her commitment and hard work as Chief Executive and especially during the difficulty period during the pandemic. She said that Mrs Morgan was the first women appointed as Chief Executive of this Council and that it has been a privilege to work with her as a female Leader of the Council.
Members of the Council also wished to thank Mrs Morgan and wished her well on her retirement.
The Chair extended his best wishes to Mr Dylan Williams who has been appointed Chief Executive.
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The Chair said that this will be the last meeting of the County Council meeting for the present administration. He wished to thank the Elected Members and Officers for their co-operation and hard work during the last 5 years. He extended his best wishes to all Elected Members who are not standing for re-election and best wishes to all Members who are seeking re-election.
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Condolences was extended to the form Seiriol Ward Member, Mr Alwyn Rowlands and his family on the recent loss of their daughter.
Condolences were extended to any Member of the Council or Staff who had suffered a bereavement.
Members and Officers stood as silent tribute.