Agenda and minutes

Governance and Strategic Planning Committee (Open)
Tuesday 8 May 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Items
No. Item

GSP77/18

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

GSP78/18

Apologies

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

 

GSP79/18

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of Members’ interests.

 

GSP80/18

Deputations

Minutes:

There were no deputations.

Chairperson's Business

GSP81/18

Jazz Festival

Minutes:

The Chairperson referred to the major success of the 2018 Jazz Festival which took place in the City the previous weekend.  He stated that there had been a notable increase in numbers visiting the City for the Festival this year.  He congratulated all those staff involved in the organising the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP81/18

GSP82/18

Condemnation

Minutes:

The Chairperson condemned the disruption caused in the City the previous weekend as a result of a number of hoax bomb alerts.  He stated that this had caused unnecessary hardship and fear to a number of pensioners throughout the City.  He said these hoax attacks were planned to cause mass  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP82/18

GSP83/18

Best Wishes

Minutes:

The Chairperson extended his best wishes to the victim of a horrendous attack which had taken place in Strabane the previous weekend.

 

Councillor P Kelly concurred with the Chairperson’s comments and suggested that Council’s best wishes be extended to the victim of the attack.  He requested that a business case  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP83/18

GSP84/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 10 April 2018 pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of Meeting held on 10 April 2018 (GSP54/18-GSP74/18) were submitted.

 

Councillor Boyle referred to the first sentence of paragraph 7 of Minute GSP71/18 and requested that the words ‘did not regard’ be replaced with the words ‘He regarded’.

 

It was agreed that the Minutes would be amended  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP84/18

Matters Arising

GSP85/18

Ten Month Financial Outturn ( GSP62/18)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey referred to a request he had made at the April Meeting of Committee that 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.  He referred to assurances given  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP85/18

GSP86/18

Standing Orders pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Legal Services Officer presented the above report a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members’ views and approval for the draft Standing Orders set out in Appendix 1.

 

Councillor P Kelly enquired if there was any  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP86/18

GSP87/18

Strategic Growth Plan- Carnegic Trust Embedding Wellbeing in Northern Ireland Project pdf icon PDF 33 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 brief the Committee on the submission of two ‘Expression of Interest’ forms for Phase 1 of the selection process to participate in  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP87/18

GSP88/18

Service Delivery Plan 2018/19- Strategic Planning and Support Services 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 present for consideration and Members’ approval the Delivery Plan for the Strategic Planning and Support Services for the year 2018/19 (Appendix  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP88/18

GSP89/18

Interim Negotiating Consultation Forum pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Human Resources 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’ approval to endorse the attached draft operating framework for a regional Interim Negotiating and Consultation Forum for Local Government.

 

The Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP89/18

GSP90/18

Workplace Alcohol and Drugs Policy pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Human Resources 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’ approval for the adoption of a new Workplace Alcohol and Drugs Policy.

 

In response to a query from Alderman Thompson, the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP90/18

GSP91/18

Findings of Customer Satisfaction Survey pdf icon PDF 30 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 brief Members on the findings of the Councillor Satisfaction Survey 2018 and obtain approval to the associated Action Plan.

 

In response  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP91/18

GSP92/18

NI Charter Plus Accreditation for Elected Member Development

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She pointed out that the purpose of the report was to advise Members of Council’s successful accreditation against the Elected Member Development Charter Plus standard and of the feedback provided by  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP92/18

GSP93/18

Reimbursement of Data Protection Fees pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She pointed out that the purpose of the report was to advise Members of the information received from the Department for Communities regarding the reimbursement of data registration fees.

                         

Councillor P  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP93/18

GSP94/18

Job Shadow Report pdf icon PDF 24 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Human Resources 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 a Job Shadow Day which took place on 25 April 2018.

           

Members noted the content of the report.

 

 

GSP95/18

Irish Language Week

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 update Members on the success of events which took place as part of Irish Language Week 2018 in the Derry City  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP95/18