Agenda and minutes

Governance and Strategic Planning Committee
Tuesday 2 June 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

GSP67/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

GSP68/20

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Chief Executive took the roll call and there were no apologies received.

 

 

GSP69/20

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

The Chair read the Statement for Remote Meetings.

GSP70/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

 

Chairperson's Business

GSP71/20

Message of Appreciation

Minutes:

The Chair expressed his appreciation to the outgoing Chair of Committee, Councillor McKeever.  He said that he looked forward in anticipation to carrying out the role of Chair of Committee during the new term.

 

Members congratulated Alderman Guy in his new role as Chair of Committee and wished him every  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP71/20

GSP72/20

Message of Congratulations

Minutes:

The Chair expressed congratulations to the following organisations awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest possible award that voluntary groups can receive in the United Kingdom:

 

·         The Royal British Legion, Waterside Branch, Londonderry.

·         Eglinton Community Limited

·         Sollus Highland Dancers, Bready.

GSP73/20

Reopening of Household Recycling Centre (HRCs)

Minutes:

The Chief Executive advised Members that the HRC’s in Donemana and Newtownstewart had reopened to the public.  He further advised that the Eglington and Plumbridge HRC’s remained closed until further review.  Members would be updated accordingly.

 

He referred to Glendermott HRC and advised Members that it was necessary to temporarily  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP73/20

GSP74/20

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 3 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee (GSP47/20-GSP64/20) held on 3 March 2020 were agreed and signed by the Chairperson.

GSP75/20

Guiding Principles for Working Safely pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Assurance Officer presented the above report a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members endorsement for the Guiding Principles for Working Safely, which had been developed to facilitate the return of staff to work as and when it  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP75/20

GSP76/20

COVID Financial Update pdf icon PDF 434 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Finance Officer presented the above report a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the latest financial position for 2020/21 taking into account the significant impact of COVID 19 and to advise of current mitigation measures and  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP76/20

GSP77/20

Job Retention Scheme Update pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Human Resources Officer presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the implementation of the Job Retention Scheme and to seek Members endorsement of the approach to date.  The process will be kept  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP77/20

GSP78/20

Media Communications during COVID 19 Crisis pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Media and PR Officer presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with an update on the role played by the Corporate Communications Media and PR team in response to the COVID 19 Crisis.   

 

Alderman  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP78/20

GSP79/20

Scheme of Allowances 2020 pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of Local Government Circular LG 08/2020 and to seek approval for an updated Scheme of Allowances.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP79/20

GSP80/20

Schedule of Meetings 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer provided the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval of the proposed schedule of meetings for 2020/21.

 

The Chief Executive expressed his appreciation to the Lead Democratic Services and  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP80/20

GSP81/20

NILGA Council Bulletin May 2020 pdf icon PDF 274 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Strategic Business Manager presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the lobbying and advocacy support provided by the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) to the Local Government sector during the Coronavirus crisis.  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP81/20

GSP82/20

Strategic Growth Partnership Update pdf icon PDF 297 KB

Minutes:

The Strategic Business Manager presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with an update and overview of the role of the Derry City and Strabane Strategic Growth Partnership (Community Planning Partnership).

 

The above report was  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP82/20

GSP83/20

North West Regional Development Group Update pdf icon PDF 185 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Strategic Business Manager presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with an update on the progress of the North West Strategic Growth Partnership and North West Regional Development Group. 

 

The above report was noted  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP83/20

GSP84/20

Confirmation of the Confidential Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 3 March 2020