It was a new experience for me sitting in the Mayor's chair and taking no part in the debates. I managed to resist the temptation no matter how great the temptation.
I began the meeting by introducing my chaplain Rev Canon Dr Rod Garner who led the prayers before the meeting which included mention of the Hillsborough families. The Council held a minutes silence in remembrance of the 95 who died including those who came from our Borough. I understand that there were more victims from Sefton than any other local government district. In particular we recalled one young man who worked for Sefton, Simon Bell, who like the rest was unlawfully killed.