Agenda and minutes

Governance and Strategic Planning Committee
Tuesday 4 May 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

GSP66/21

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

GSP67/21

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

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

GSP68/21

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

The Chairperson read the Statement for Remote Meetings.

GSP69/21

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Item 7 – UK Government Strategic Funds and Update on PEACE Plus – Chief Executive.

GSP70/21

Presentation - to receive Fiona Douglas and Tony Bovaird from NILGA regarding the Leadership Development Programme for Elected Members pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

The Committee received Professor Tony Bovaird, Chief Executive of Governance International and Fiona Douglas, Regional Development Manager, Nilga who gave a powerpoint presentation on the Nilga Leadership Programme.  A copy of the presentation had been previously circulated.

                       

Members welcomed the presentation and thanked Professor Bovaird and Ms Douglas for  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP70/21

GSP71/21

Chairperson's Business

Minutes:

There was no Chairperson’s Business.

GSP72/21

Matters Arising from the Open Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 30 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 407 KB

Minutes:

On a matter of accuracy, Alderman McCready referred to GSP53/21 and requested that the words “Department for Communities” be removed and replaced with “Department for Economy”.

 

The Chairperson reminded Alderman McCready that these Minutes had been ratified at the April Council Meeting.  However, his amendment would be noted in the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP72/21

GSP73/21

UK Government Strategic Funds and Update on PEACE Plus pdf icon PDF 259 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 Strategic Funds, specifically the UK Community Renewal Fund, Levelling Up Fund and Community Ownership Fund and to seek Members’  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP73/21

GSP74/21

Update on the NI Anti Poverty Strategy pdf icon PDF 183 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Legacy presented the above report. She pointed out that the purpose of the report was to advise Members that the Expert Panel established for the NI Anti-Poverty Strategy had now published their recommendations. She clarified in her verbal report that the Anti-Poverty Expert Panel has made a  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP74/21

GSP75/21

Update on the Hardship Fund pdf icon PDF 177 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Legacy presented the above report.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to provide Members with an update on the poverty research which was being undertaken to help inform the development of the Hardship Fund and to seek an additional £2,975 to complete the research.  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP75/21

GSP76/21

Standing Orders pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Legal Services Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approved amendments to the Council Standing Orders.

 

The Lead Legal Services Officer pointed out that the review of Standing Orders had  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP76/21

GSP77/21

Draft Corporate and Performance Improvement Plan 2021/2022 pdf icon PDF 155 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, subject to Members’ comments, to seek approval to release for consultation the draft Improvement Objectives as set out in the draft Corporate  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP77/21

GSP78/21

Membership of Organisations/Associations 2021/2022 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

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 Elected Member approval in relation to the continued membership of a number of organisations/associations.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that membership of  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP78/21

GSP79/21

Update on Progress for Signing up to British/Irish Sign Language Charter pdf icon PDF 163 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 Members with update information on Council’s signing up to the British/Irish Sign Language Charter and to seek endorsement of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP79/21

GSP80/21

Rural Needs Annual Monitoring Report for Derry City and Strabane District Council 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 227 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 Members with details of Council’s Rural Needs Annual Monitoring Report 2020-2021 and seek comments and approval for same.

 

Alderman McCready  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP80/21

GSP81/21

NILGA Update pdf icon PDF 50 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 provide Members with an update on the key outcomes notes of the meetings of the Nilga Office Bearers held from 30 March-27 April 2021.  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP81/21

GSP82/21

Update on the Rural Issues Group pdf icon PDF 143 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 Rural Issues Group.

 

Members noted the content of the report.

 

 

GSP83/21

Findings of Councillor Satisfaction Survey 2021 pdf icon PDF 98 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 brief Members on the findings of the Councillor Satisfaction Survey 2021 and the subsequent updates and proposed actions.

 

Members noted the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP83/21

GSP84/21

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.

 

 

GSP85/21

Changes to Policy Screening Approach and Committee Reporting pdf icon PDF 132 KB

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 information on changes to the Council’s approach to policy screening and implications for committee reports.

 

Members noted the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP85/21

GSP86/21

Thanks

Minutes:

The Chairperson thanked Members for their endurance during Meetings and for their support for him during his tenure as Chairperson of Committee.  He offered his best wishes to his successor.