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Declarations of Interest
Councillor Townson declared an interest in relation to the notification of public procession by virtue of his membership of the Scottish National Party but considered that the nature of his interest did not require him to leave the meeting.
The Sub Committee had before it (1) a notice under Section 62 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 of a proposed public procession on Saturday 17 August 2019 submitted by Gary Kelly on behalf of All Under One Banner; (2) a risk assessment form in that regard, completed by the organiser; (3) an information note by the Chief Officer - Governance which summarised the position and provided the Sub Committee with three options; (4) a response from Police Scotland in relation to the notification; and (5) an objection to the proposal, which had been submitted by Mr Stephen Beer.
The organiser was represented by Mr Neil McKay who spoke in support of the proposal.
Mr Beer was in attendance and spoke in support of his objection.
The Sub Committee heard from Constable Heather Nelson, Police Scotland.
The Sub Committee asked questions of Mr McKay, Mr Beer, Constable Nelson, Mr Kevin Abercrombie, Traffic Management, Aberdeen City Council and Mr Alexander Munro, Interim Licensing Team Leader, Aberdeen City Council.
Mr Beer, Mr Abercrombie and Mr McKay summed up. Constable Nelson declined the opportunity to sum up.
The Convener moved, seconded by Councillor Malik:-
That the Sub Committee grant permission for the public procession subject to the nine conditions recommended by Police Scotland in their response, but with condition 4 being amended to read ‘The organiser must arrange a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) and full approved Traffic Management company road closure to be in place over the route of the procession, for its duration.’
Councillor Townson moved as an amendment, seconded by Councillor Yuill:-
That the Sub Committee grant permission for the public procession subject to condition 4 only as recommended by Police Scotland in their response, and as originally worded.
On a division, there voted:- for the motion (3) - Convener; and Councillors Malik and Yuill; for the amendment (1) - Councillor Townson; absent from the division (1) - Councillor Wheeler.
The Sub Committee resolved:-
to adopt the motion.
- COUNCILLOR JOHN REYNOLDS, Convener.