Agenda and minutes

Governance and Strategic Planning Committee
Tuesday 5 February 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Items
No. Item

GSP12/19

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

GSP13/19

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Chief Executive completed the roll call and no apologies were recorded.

 

GSP14/19

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey declared an interest in agenda item 8 - Governance Arrangements.

 

GSP15/19

Chairperson's Business

Minutes:

There was no Chairperson’s Business.

 

GSP16/19

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 8 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 8 January 2019 (GSP1/19-GSP10/19) were confirmed and signed by the Chair.

 

GSP17/19

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising.

 

GSP18/19

BREXIT - Day One Readiness pdf icon PDF 30 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 provide Members with an update in relation to the ongoing work that is being carried out by Councils to ensure Day One Readiness in  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP18/19

GSP19/19

Governance Arrangements pdf icon PDF 51 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 on a range of governance matters to be considered in preparation for the first Annual Meeting of the new  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP19/19

GSP20/19

Absence Management Update pdf icon PDF 35 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 provide Members with an update on progress in relation to Absence Management for the 6 month period April 2018 to September 2018.

 

Councillor  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP20/19

GSP21/19

Guidance on 'Purdah' pdf icon PDF 26 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 guidance issued by the Northern Ireland Local Government Association in respect of ‘Purdah’; and to seek a change  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP21/19

GSP22/19

NILGA Use of Data and Evidence in Community Planning pdf icon PDF 28 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 Committee approval for Members to attend a free one-day workshop on the Use of Data and Evidence in Community Planning  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP22/19

GSP23/19

Members' Declaration of Interests pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated for information purposes.  She stated that the purpose of the report was to advise Members of enhance procedures associated with Member declaration of interests.

 

Subsequently the Committee

 

Recommended       that Members note  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP23/19

GSP24/19

Proposed Timeframe and Process for Policy on Emblems in the Workplace pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Human Resources Officer presented the above report, which had been previously circulated for information purposes.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to update Members on the proposed timeframe and process for the Policy on Emblems in the Workplace.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Members note the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP24/19

GSP25/19

Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Services Consultation pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report, which had been previously circulated for information purposes.  She stated that the purpose of the report was to advise Members on the public consultation by the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunal Service seeking views on proposals to improve cost  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP25/19

GSP26/19

Arrangements for Local Government Election 2019 pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Minutes:

The Chief Executive referred to the above report, which had been previously circulated for information purposes.  He stated that the purpose of the report was to advise Members of arrangements for the Derry City and Strabane District Council Local Government Elections scheduled for 2 May 2019.

 

The Chief Executive referred  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP26/19

GSP27/19

A5 Western transport Corridor (A5WTC) Dual Carriageway Scheme Update pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

The Chief Executive presented the above report, which had been previously circulated for information purposes.  He stated that the purpose of the report was to provide Members with an update on the A5 Western Transport Corridor (A5WTC) Dual Carriageway Scheme. 

 

Subsequently the Committee

 

Recommended       that Members note the content of  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP27/19