Agenda and minutes

Governance and Strategic Planning Committee
Tuesday 7 November 2017 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Items
No. Item

GSP152/17

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

The Director of Health and Community read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

 

GSP153/17

Apologies

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

 

GSP154/17

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

The Chairperson, Councillor Fleming declared an interest in item 14 as a member of the North West Regional Development Group.

 

GSP155/17

Deputations

GSP156/17

Chairperson's Business

Minutes:

The Chairperson congratulated and commended those Council staff involved on the huge success of the Halloween event.  He stated that this was a premier event and was enjoyed by locals and visitors to the City alike.

 

Alderman Hussey concurred with the Chairperson’s comments regarding the success of the Halloween event.  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP156/17

GSP157/17

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 3rd October 2017 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Minutes:

The open minutes of Meeting held on 3 October 2017 (GSP137/17-GSP147/17) were confirmed and signed by the chairperson.

 

Councillor Cooper referred to comments he made during discussion on Minute GSP144/17 and said he felt he had been misquoted in that he had actually referred to other strategic plans for the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP157/17

GSP158/17

Matters Arising

GSP159/17

Strategic Growth Plan pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Business Support and Change Manager presented the above report a copy of which had been previously circulated. She advised that the purpose of the report was to inform the members that the Strategic Growth Partnership/Community planning partnership had approved their Strategic Growth partnership/Community plan at its meeting held on  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP159/17

GSP160/17

Change of Meeting dates pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report a copy of which had been previously circulated.  She advised that the purpose of this report was to seek members’ views on and obtain agreement to the potential rescheduling of week 1 and 2 Council Committees in January 2018,  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP160/17

GSP161/17

Mental Health Charter pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report the copy of which had been previously circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to present for consideration and seek for approval for Council to become a signatory of the Mental Health Charter.

                       

Members from all  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP161/17

GSP162/17

Budget Virement pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Minutes:

The lead democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report which had been previously circulated.  She stated that the purpose of the report was to seek members’ permission to transfer budgets within the Democratic Services and Improvement Unit for 2017/18.

 

The committee

 

Recommended       that 30K of existing budgets are  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP162/17

GSP163/17

Six Month Financial Outturn 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Finance Officer presented the above report which had previously been circulated.  He stated that the purpose of this report was for Members to consider and approve Council’s 6 month financial outturn and position at 30 September 2017.

 

Members commended the Lead Finance Officer and his team in identifying  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP163/17

GSP164/17

The Absence Management Update 1 November 2017 - presentation atttached. pdf icon PDF 34 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Human Resources Officer presented the above report which was previously circulated.  She stated that the purpose of this report was to provide members with an update on progress in relation to Absence Management for the 6 month period April 2017 to September 2017.

 

The Human Resources Officer delivered  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP164/17

GSP165/17

North West Regional Development Group pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Business Support and Change Manager presented the above report which was previously circulated.  She stated that the purpose of this report was to provide members with copies of the minutes if meetings of the North West Regional Development Group.

 

Members noted the content of the report.

 

 

GSP166/17

Performance Improvement pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Minutes:

 

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report which was previously circulated.  She stated that the purpose of this report was to advise members of activity related to the implementation of the council’s Performance improvement Duty.

 

Members noted the content of the report.