Agenda and minutes

Governance and Strategic Planning Committee
Tuesday 2 July 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Items
No. Item

GSP76/19

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

GSP77/19

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Chief Executive completed the roll call and apologies were recorded from Aldermen McCready and McClintock and Councillor Harkin.

GSP78/19

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of Members’ interests.

GSP79/19

Suspension of Standing Orders - Paramilitary Flags and Banners

Minutes:

Councillor Cooper Proposed, Councillor Reilly Seconded 

 

That   Standing Orders be suspended to consider a Motion passed by Belfast City Council in regards to paramilitary flags and  banners.

 

Alderman Hussey Proposed, Alderman Bresland Seconded

 

            That   A recorded vote be requested in respect of the above.

 

After a recorded vote the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP79/19

GSP80/19

Deputation - To receive Mr S Bradley and Mr J McBride from "Into The West" to discuss the Case for Rail in the North-West City Region. pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

The Committee welcomed Mr S Bradley and Mr J McBride, Into The West to the Meeting.  They gave a joint presentation on The Case for Rail in the North West City Region which addressed the following:

 

Background

 

-      A clear disparity exists in rail provision:

 

(a)  East and West of  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP80/19

GSP81/19

Chairperson's Business

Minutes:

There was no Chairperson’s Business.

GSP82/19

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 4 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Minutes:

Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on 5 March 2019 (GSP59/19-GSP75/19) were signed by the Chairperson as correct.

 

 

GSP83/19

Matters Arising

GSP84/19

Update on the Advancement of City Deal and Strategic Growth Projects Funding pdf icon PDF 69 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 (i) to update Members on the progress achieved to date in securing £105 million of funding towards a City Deal and the City and  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP84/19

GSP85/19

Absence Management pdf icon PDF 36 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 provide Members with an update on progress in relation to Absence Management for the year 2018/2019.

 

Councillor Mellon welcomed the report.  Whilst acknowledging  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP85/19

GSP86/19

Annual Equality Progress Report 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 45 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’ comments and approval in respect of the Council’s Annual Equality Report 2018/2019.

 

Councillor Mellon thanked Officers for the report  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP86/19

GSP87/19

Strategic Planning and Support Units Delivery Plan 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 46 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 elected Members with details of progress in terms of delivery of the Directorate Delivery Plan for the Strategic Planning and  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP87/19

GSP88/19

Nilga Accredited Programmes July 2019 pdf icon PDF 43 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 elected Member participation onto NILGA accredited Learning Programmes in 2019/2020 and if participation was agreed, to approve the payment of  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP88/19

GSP89/19

Local Government Circular LG 20/2019 pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members noted the information contained in the above report.