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Civic protocols Review

Purpose of Report: To review all aspects of current civic protocols to ensure that the Civic Party, including use of the Mansion House and Lord Mayor’s Charity are supported into the future in a sustainable way at a time of constrained resources. Importantly this review will ensure that the Lord Mayor can continue to act as an ambassador for the City locally, nationally and internationally, as it’s elected First Citizen, in their role to ;

I.            Uphold historical and ceremonial traditions of the Office of Lord Mayor;

II.          Attend and support civic events and community activities which demonstrate the First Citizen’s commitment to the Council Plan.

The Executive Member will be asked: To approve the revised set of civic protocols for introduction in the new Civic Year from May 2024.

The decision will be made by Cllr Katie Lomas - Executive Member for Finance, Performance, Major Projects and Equalities in consultation with Cllr Claire Douglas – Executive Leader inc. Corporate Services, Policy, Strategy and Partnerships.


The action date for this item has changed to 21 February due to the January meeting being moved to an earlier date, and to complete work required on the detail of the report.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/10/2023

Decision due: 21/02/24 by Decision Session - Executive Members for Finance, Performance, Major Projects, Human Rights, Equality and Inclusion
Reason: The action date for this meeting has changed. Please open item for more information.

Lead member: Executive Member for Finance, Performance, Major Projects, Human Rights, Equality and Inclusion

Lead director: Director of Customer & Communities

Department: Directorate of Customer & Communities

Contact: Laura Williams, Assistant Director of Customer, Communities and Inclusion Email: Email:

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: No Aside from the Lord mayor’s Charity work, it is unlikely That this report will have Equalities or Human Rights impacts


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