Agenda and minutes

Business and Culture Committee (Open)
Tuesday 5 December 2017 4.00 pm

Venue: Council Offices, Derry Road, Strabane

Items
No. Item

BC230/17

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture read the Notice and Summons for the meeting.

 

 

BC231/17

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor’s Cusack and McMahon

BC232/17

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

·         Councillor Boyle and Alderman Hussey declared an interest with Visit Derry presentation.

·         Councillor Cooper declared an interest in Agenda Item:  Update on Work of the Education and Skills Delivery Partnership.

·         Councillor’s O’Reilly, Fleming, Logue and Alderman Ramsey declared an interest in Agenda Item:  PEACE IV Local Action Plan Objective 4.1  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC232/17

BC233/17

Presentation: Visit Derry (to be tabled)

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture invited the representatives from Visit Derry to provide an update to Members on the progress of the organisation and its inclusion in the Tourism Strategy process over the next 5 years.  (A copy of the presentation was previously circulated to Members).  He reiterated that  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC233/17

BC234/17

Chairperson's Business

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the success of the Christmas Light Switch-On events held recently in Strabane Town and Derry City and congratulated staff involved with the event.  She said that she looked forward in anticipation to the upcoming festive activities throughout the City and District.

BC235/17

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Friday 10 November 2017 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting held on 10 November 2017 (BC213/17- BC225/17) were agreed and signed by the Chair.

BC236/17

Matters Arising

Minutes:

Councillor Hussey referred to Minute Ref: BC220/17 – Tower Museum Accreditation 2017 and requested that Officers investigated the potential of the Stables Museum, Sion Mills working in partnership with the Tower Museum.

BC237/17

ACNI Resilience Programme pdf icon PDF 30 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Culture presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members approval to proceed with a Cultural Venues Resilience Programme in partnership with the Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) and Belfast City Council.

 

Councillor  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC237/17

BC238/17

Allocation of Culture Department in Year Savings 2017/2018 pdf icon PDF 34 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Culture presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to outline the in-year savings from the Culture department and to seek Members approval to allocate them to other areas of spend required within the Department.  She  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC238/17

BC239/17

Bad Debt from Car Parking Penalty Charge Notices pdf icon PDF 36 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek approval to write off an amount of charges incurred through Penalty Charge Notices that the Department for Infrastructure now considers will not be collected.  This  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC239/17

BC240/17

Future Delivery of Off-Street Car Park Enforcement and Penalty Charge Notice Processing pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek approval to extend the existing agency agreement with the Department for Infrastructure for the provision of the Off-Street Car Park Enforcement and Penalty Charge Notice  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC240/17

BC241/17

Update on the work of the Education and Skills Delivery Partnership pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the work of the Transition Education and Skills Group and the progress made on delivering a number of priority education and skills collaborative  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC241/17

BC242/17

War Memorials pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members regarding the ownership of the War Memorial in the Diamond and to outline the way forward regarding the treatment of other memorials  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC242/17

BC243/17

Business Boost Update pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with a progress update on Business Boost.

 

  The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes the contents of the update report on Business             Boost.

 

BC244/17

Enterprise Week 2018 Update pdf icon PDF 46 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with a progress update on Enterprise Week 2018. 

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes the progress             update on Enterprise Week 2018.

 

BC245/17

Update on Year 3 Q2 Kickstart to Work Project funded by European Social Fund pdf icon PDF 37 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with a year 3, Q2 report (1 July 2017 – 30 September 2017) on the Kickstart to Work Project.

 

Councillor Cooper commented that whilst  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC245/17

BC246/17

Launch of £10k Business Start-Up Challenge 2018 pdf icon PDF 37 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with a progress update on the launch of the £10k Business Start Up Challenge 2018.

 

Councillor McKnight welcomed the report and said that it  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC246/17