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Minute Silence - Deaths of Former Councillor Andy Hinman and Captain Sir Thomas Moore



The Lord Mayor (Councillor Tony Downing) reported with sadness, the death, on 27th January 2021, of former Councillor Andy Hinman, who had served on the Council from 1995 to 1999.




The Lord Mayor also referred to the recent death of Captain Sir Thomas Moore and made the following statement -


“Captain Sir Tom Moore was a beacon of hope who lifted the nation when we needed it most and inspired people all over the world. His achievements are a reminder to us all of the power in working together to reach a common goal.  The Town Hall flag is flying at half-mast today in tribute to Captain Sir Tom as we commemorate his extraordinary life.  I’d like to invite you all to share in remembering Captain Sir Tom today. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to his family and friends at this sad time.”




Members of the Council observed a minute’s silence in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore and former Councillor Andy Hinman, and time was allocated at the end of the meeting for Members to pay tribute to their former colleague.