Agenda and minutes

Governance and Strategic Planning Committee
Tuesday 8 June 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

GSP86/21

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

 

GSP87/21

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

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

GSP88/21

Statement of Remote Meeting

Minutes:

The Chairperson read the statement for remote meetings.

GSP89/21

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Item 12 – Update on Working Group on Irish Unity Motion - Councillor Heaney.

 

Item 14 – Freeports/Innovation Zones – Alderman McCready.

 

 

Chairperson's Business

GSP90/21

Chairperson's Address

Minutes:

The Chairperson welcomed all Members of Committee to the Meeting.  He looked forward to chairing the Committee for the incoming year which he undertook to carry out in a fair and equal manner for all Members.  He anticipated that meetings would return to the Council Chamber during that period.

 

He  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP90/21

Matters Arising from Minutes of Monthly Meeting of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 4 May 2021

GSP91/21

UK Government Strategic Funds and Update on PEACE Plus (GSP72/21)

Minutes:

Councillor Heaney expressed his Party’s concern regarding the issue of levelling up discussed at the May Meeting of Committee.  He stated that this was obviously Tory policy being taken forward.  He suggested that Council exercise caution in regards to accepting the terminology and methodology being rolled-out by the Conservative government.  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP91/21

GSP92/21

Year End Financial Outturn 2020/21 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 approve the draft financial outturn position including proposed transfers to reserves for 2020/21 and to provide Members with an update on the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP92/21

GSP93/21

Rates Support Grant Cuts 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 161 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Finance 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 cuts advised to the 2021/22 Rates Support Grant and endorse the next steps in respect to engaging with the Minister  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP93/21

GSP94/21

Nilga Leadership Programme for Elected Members 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 262 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer presented the above report, a copy of which had been previously circulated.  She advised that the purpose of the report was to consider Elected Member participation onto the Nilga Leadership Programme for Elected Members 2021/2022 and if participation is agreed, to approve the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP94/21

GSP95/21

Protocol on Deputations pdf icon PDF 140 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’ endorsement of a Protocol on Deputations to Council.

 

Councillor Doyle referred to concerns expressed by a number of Members  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP95/21

GSP96/21

Request for Support - 2021 Canvass of Electors pdf icon PDF 371 KB

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 and seek Members’ views on a request for support from the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland in respect  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP96/21

GSP97/21

Update on Working Group on Irish Unity Motion pdf icon PDF 148 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 Members’ endorsement of a proposed initial approach to the establishment of the Working Group on Irish Unity.

 

Councillor Heaney welcomed  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP97/21

GSP98/21

Date of Audit Assurance and Risk Meeting pdf icon PDF 93 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 seek Members’ approval to change the date of the Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee Meeting from the 21 June to the 28 June 2021.  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP98/21

GSP99/21

Freeports/Innovation Zones pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture presented the above report, a copy of which had previously been circulated.  He advised that the purpose of the report was to update Members regarding the Freeport discussions with Belfast Council, Foyle Port and Belfast Harbour and the current progress towards a joint submission  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP99/21

GSP100/21

Nilga Outcomes Notes pdf icon PDF 111 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 on 27 April –  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP100/21

GSP101/21

Media Monitoring Reports pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Media and PR 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 a copy of the Council’s Corporate Communications Press Office media evaluation report for the first quarter of 2021 for the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP101/21

GSP102/21

Housing 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.

 

 

GSP103/21

Local Government Boundaries Review in NI 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 144 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 update Elected Members on key milestones in respect of the Local Government Boundaries Review 2021-2022.

 

Members noted the content of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP103/21

GSP104/21

LGBTQI+ Strategy pdf icon PDF 261 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 present Members with an update on the themes and recommendations put forward by the Expert Advisory Panel for the development of  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP104/21

GSP105/21

Disability Strategy pdf icon PDF 199 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 present Members with an update on the themes and recommendations put forward by the Expert Advisory Panel for the development of  ...  view the full minutes text for item GSP105/21

GSP106/21

Correspondence pdf icon PDF 127 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 inform Members of correspondence received by Council.

 

Members noted the content of the report.

 

GSP107/21

Policy on the Wearing of the Easter Lily and the Poppy in the Workplace