Agenda and minutes

Governance and Strategic Planning Committee
Tuesday 1 December 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

GSP175/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

GSP176/20

Apologies

Minutes:

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

 

 

GSP177/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Item 5 -  To receive representatives from Londonderry port and Harbour Commission to Deliver a Presentation on Freeports/Innovation Zones – Alderman McCready and Councillor Ferguson.

 

 

GSP178/20

Deputation - To receive representatives form Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners to deliver a presentation on Freeports/Innovation Zones (copy attached). pdf icon PDF 986 KB

Minutes:

The Committee received Mr B McGrath, Chief Executive and Mr G Cuthbert, Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners who gave a joint presentation with the Director of Business and Culture on Freeports/Innovation Zones.

 

This item was considered in conjunction with item 8 of the Agenda

                       

The Director of Business and  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP178/20

Chairperson's Business

GSP179/20

Congratulations

Minutes:

The Chairperson congratulated St Cecilia’s College on being awarded The National Teaching Award.  He referred to a number of engagements which he had at the school as Deputy Mayor in 2018 and said this was a fantastic school and this was a tremendous achievement.

 

 

GSP180/20

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 3 November 2020 pdf icon PDF 350 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on 3 November 2020 (GSP154/20-GSP171/20) were agreed and signed by the Chairperson.

GSP181/20

Update on Hardship Fund Resolution pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Legacy 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 the recommendations from the Welfare Reform Working Group on the Hardship Fund Resolution.

 

The Chief Executive thanked the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP181/20

GSP182/20

Additional NI Executive Funding for Food Support pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Health and Community 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 details of the potential for an additional food support allocation following recent communication from the Department for Communities (  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP182/20

GSP183/20

Six Month Financial Outturn Update 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 374 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 6 month financial outturn and position at 30 September 2020.

 

The Lead Finance Officer advised that following preparation  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP183/20

GSP184/20

EU Successor Funding - Proposed UK Shared Prosperity Fund - SOLACE NI Report pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

The Funding Manager presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to update Members on the UK Government’s proposed EU Successor funding (the UK Shared Prosperity Fund) and SOLACE’s position paper – EU Successor Funding in Northern  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP184/20

GSP185/20

Establishment of a Rural Issues Group pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Legacy presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to provide information on the establishment and governance arrangements of a rural focused group and seek Members’ approval of hosting the first meeting of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP185/20

GSP186/20

NILGA Consultation on Transformation and Driving Practical Change pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Strategic Business Manager 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 a consultation initiated by the Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) on Transformation and Driving Practical Change in Local Government.

 

The  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP186/20

GSP187/20

Universal Basic Income - Steering Group Nominations pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Strategic Business Manager presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to seek endorsement of participation and confirmation of an Elected Member nominee to join a steering group working towards the planning and delivery of Universal  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP187/20

GSP188/20

Six Month Progress Report - Strategic Planning and Support Units Delivery Plan pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Minutes:

The Chief Executive advised that the above report would be deferred until the January Meeting of Committee.

GSP189/20

Youth Focused Participatory Budget Pilot Update pdf icon PDF 306 KB

Minutes:

The Strategic Business Manager presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to provide Members of the Committee with an update on the youth focused Participatory Budgeting (PB) pilot being carried out as part of the Strategic  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP189/20

GSP190/20

Update on Poverty Task and Finish Group pdf icon PDF 295 KB

Minutes:

 

The Director of Legacy 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 the Emergency Poverty Task and Finish Group which was being established to assist with the development of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP190/20

GSP191/20

Northern Ireland Housing Council Update pdf icon PDF 211 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.

 

 

GSP192/20

Best Wishes

Minutes:

The Chairperson wished Members and Officers a Happy and Safe Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.