Agenda and minutes

Governance and Strategic Planning Committee (Open)
Tuesday 10 April 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Items
No. Item

GSP54/18

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

The Chief Executive read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting. 

GSP55/18

Apologies

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Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

GSP56/18

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

The Chairperson, Councillor Fleming declared an interest in items 17 – North West Regional Development Group and 18 – Correspondence – Citizens Advice NI.

 

 

Chairperson's Business

GSP57/18

Condemnation - Attack on Councillor Campbell's Home

Minutes:

 

The Chairperson condemned outrightly the attack at the home of elected representative, Councillor Campbell and his family which had taken place over the weekend.  He stated that many would recognise the excellent work carried out by Councillor Campbell in his constituency and in the wider district.  He stated that those  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP57/18

GSP58/18

Condemnation - Hawthorn Drive

Minutes:

 

The Chairperson condemned the recent hoax attack on the local community at Hawthorn Drive and the subsequent damage arising therefrom.

   

 

 

GSP59/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 6 March 2018 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of Meeting held on 6 March 2018 (GSP35/18-GSP48/18) were submitted.

 

Alderman Hussey referred to Minute GSP43/18 of the Minutes wherein it indicated that he had both proposed and seconded the proposal

 

Alderman Thompson advised that he had been recorded as present at the Meeting although he had  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP59/18

Matters Arising

GSP60/18

Measuring the Impact of UK City of Culture 2013 (GSP41/18)

Minutes:

In response to a query from Alderman Hussey, the Chief Executive confirmed that a response had not yet been received from the Department for Communities regarding the Belfast Jobs Fair.

 

GSP61/18

Displays Bearing the Council Logo (GSP42/18)

Minutes:

In response to a query from Alderman Hussey, the Chief Executive confirmed that at the previous Meeting it had been agreed that no action be taken at this stage regarding the above issue.

 

 

GSP62/18

Ten Month Financial Outturn (GSP43/18)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey requested that the proposals in relation to the proposed enhancement works to the Castle site at Castlederg be displayed in the area together with a timetable in respect of the said works.

 

The Chief Executive advised that an Officers Meeting of Capital Projects had been scheduled for later  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP62/18

GSP63/18

Rates Support Grant Cuts Update pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to update Members on recent correspondence in relation to Rates Support Grant and to endorse continued engagement both at Officer and Member level to restore  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP63/18

GSP64/18

Establishing an Adverse Weather Group pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members’ nominations for the establishment of an Adverse Weather Working Group.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Alderman Hussey and Councillors Donnelly, McKnight and Reilly  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP64/18

GSP65/18

Data Protection Policy pdf icon PDF 36 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members’ views and approval for the draft Data Protection Policy set out in Appendix 1.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP65/18

GSP66/18

Draft Performance Improvement Plan 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to seek comments and approval to release for consultation the draft Performance Improvement Plan 2018/19 as set out in Appendix 1.

 

In  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP66/18

GSP67/18

Members of Organisations/Associations 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to seek elected Member approval in relation to the continued membership of a number of organisations/associations.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that membership of  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP67/18

GSP68/18

Nominees for NILGA Local Planning Programme for Elected Members pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above

report a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the

purpose of the report was to seek two elected Member nominees to

undertake the pilot NILGA Local Planning Programme for elected Members

and to approve associated travel  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP68/18

GSP69/18

Nilga Conference pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to consider Member attendance at the Driving Government Locally Summit.

 

In response to a request from Alderman Hussey it was agreed that  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP69/18

GSP70/18

Schedule of Meetings - 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to seek elected Members’ approval for the proposed schedule of meetings for 2018/19 as set out in Appendix 1.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP70/18

GSP71/18

Language Working Group - Review of Options for Language Usage on Council Branding and Signage pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above

report a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the

purpose of the report was to consider three options which had been identified

by a dedicated Language Working Group whose task it was to review the

Council’s  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP71/18

GSP72/18

Consultation: Framework of Future Provision for Children in the Early Years with Special Educational Needs pdf icon PDF 25 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Service and Improvement Officer presented the above

report a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She stated that the

purpose of the report was to advise Members of the consultation issued by

the Education Authority on the proposed Framework of Future Provision for

Children in the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP72/18

GSP73/18

North West Regional Development Group pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Business Support and Change Manager presented the above report a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to provide Members with an update on the following meetings of the North West Regional Development Group held on 24 January 2018.

 

Members  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP73/18

GSP74/18

Correspondence - Citizens Advice NI pdf icon PDF 23 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She stated that the purpose of the report was to advise Members of correspondence received from the Citizens Advice Northern Ireland.

 

Members noted the content of the report.

 

The Meeting terminated  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP74/18