Agenda and minutes

Governance and Strategic Planning Committee
Tuesday 1 September 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Items
No. Item

GSP108/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

GSP109/20

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Chief Executive took the roll call and apologies were recorded from Alderman McCready and Councillor McKeever.

 

GSP110/20

Broadcasting Statement

Minutes:

The Chairperson read the Broadcasting Statement for the Meeting.He welcomed Members to the first physical Meeting of the Committee since lockdown began in March.

 

GSP111/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

Chairperson's Business

GSP112/20

Lighting of Council Building

Minutes:

Councillor M Boyle welcomed the recent lighting up of Council buildings in blue in acknowledgement of the “Justice for Noah” Campaign, in support of the O’Donohue family.  She thanked those officers involved in bringing this to fruition.  Whilst acknowledging that this was an extremely emotive subject, she urged Council to  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP112/20

GSP113/20

Introduction of New Timetable by Translink

Minutes:

Councillor Reilly expressed concern at the impact of Translink’s new bus schedule on many schools and school children, particularly those who lived outside the City and now faced lengthy delays on their return home journey.  He suggested that Council engage with Translink regarding its new timetable and request that it  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP113/20

GSP114/20

Matters Arising from the Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 30 June 2020 pdf icon PDF 325 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on 30 June 2020 (GSP86/20-GSP104/20) were agreed and signed by the Chairperson.

 

GSP115/20

United Nations- 75th Anniversary (Ref GSP99/20)

Minutes:

Councillor Donnelly referred to a proposal that he had put forward at the previous Meeting of Committee “that given the concerns over human rights breaches, this Council calls on the 26 County Administration to do all in its power to reverse its decision to extradite Liam Campbell to Lithuania.” This  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP115/20

GSP116/20

Flash Flooding - Ballycolman Estate (Ref GSP91/20)

Minutes:

Alderman McClintock referred to the extremely heavy rainfall during the previous two-week period which had raised considerable concerns regarding Drumahoe.  She stated that despite assurances from the Department for Infrastructure to the contrary, there had been little progress in regards to the provision of flood intervention measures in the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP116/20

GSP117/20

Quarter 1 Financial Outturn Update 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 347 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Finance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was for Members to consider and approve Council’s Quarter 1 financial outturn and position at 30 June 2020.

 

The Chief Executive thanked the Lead Finance Officer  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP117/20

GSP118/20

Prudential and Treasury Management Indicators Actual Outturn 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 152 KB

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Minutes:

The Lead Finance Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was for Members to consider and approve Council’s Quarter 1 financial outturn and position at 30 June 2020.

 

The Chief Executive thanked the Lead Finance Officer  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP118/20

GSP119/20

Recognition for Council Workers pdf icon PDF 90 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 and seek endorsement on plans to progress the recognition of relevant workers during the emergency Coronavirus period.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP119/20

GSP120/20

Annual Performance Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 153 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 invite Members’ consideration and approval of the draft Annual Performance Report 2019/2020. 

 

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer pointed out  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP120/20

GSP121/20

Review of Safeguarding Policy (Children and Adults at Risk) pdf icon PDF 163 KB

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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 Members with and seek approval for a revised Safeguarding Policy (Children and Adults at Risk) and accompanying Appendices for Derry  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP121/20

GSP122/20

Review of Disability Action Plan for Derry City and Strabane District Council pdf icon PDF 192 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 and seek approval from Members for a revised Disability Action Plan for Derry City and Strabane District Council in accordance  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP122/20

GSP123/20

Member Learning and Development pdf icon PDF 141 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 provide an update on Member Learning and Development.

 

The Committee

Recommended         (a) that Members note the update on Member Learning and  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP123/20

GSP124/20

Scheme of Allowances 2020 pdf icon PDF 228 KB

Additional documents:

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 an amendment to guidance on Councillors’ allowances, issued by the Department for Communities in August.

 

The Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP124/20

GSP125/20

Collaborative Insurance Tender pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Minutes:

The Chief Executive presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He pointed out that the purpose of the report was to advise Members of progress on the Collaborative Insurance Tender exercise and to seek Members’ endorsement to allow the Chief Executive to have delegated authority  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP125/20

GSP126/20

Update on Strategic Growth Partnership - July 2020 pdf icon PDF 334 KB

Minutes:

 

The Chief Executive presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to provide Members with an update on the most recent meeting of the Derry City and Strabane District Strategic Growth Partnership (Community Planning Partnership) held virtually  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP126/20

GSP127/20

Unity of Purpose pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Legal Services Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He pointed out that the purpose of the report was to advise Members, of Council connections including funding with the Unity of Purpose Group.

 

Councillor Donnelly referred to a number of issues he  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP127/20

GSP128/20

Northern Ireland Housing Council Update pdf icon PDF 210 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 provide Members with the most recent Housing Bulletin.

 

Members noted the content of the report.

 

 

GSP129/20

Correspondence pdf icon PDF 125 KB

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Minutes:

The Chief Executive presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to advise Members of correspondence received in relation to proposals passed at the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee.

 

Members noted the content of the report.

 

GSP130/20

Matters Arising from the Confidential Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 30 June 2020

GSP131/20

Treasury Management Policy and Investment Strategy 2020/21

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GSP132/20

Financial Contingency Plan 2020/21 re: Covid-19

GSP133/20

Duties of Chief Financial Officers under Local Government Finance Act (NI) 2011

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