Agenda and minutes

Business and Culture Committee (Open)
Tuesday 6 February 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Council Offices, Derry Road, Strabane

Items
No. Item

BC25/18

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

BC26/18

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were recorded for Councillor Boyle.

 

BC27/18

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillor McKnight declared an interest with Agenda Item:  National Event Scheme for 2018/19.

                                           

Councillor Cooper declared an interest with Agenda Item: DCSDC tourism Strategy 2018-2025.

 

Councillors Fleming, Logue, McGuire and Alderman Warke declared an interest with Agenda Item: Business Boost Update.

 

Councillor Reilly declared an interest with Agenda Item:  PEACE  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC27/18

BC28/18

Deputations - Millennium Forum Update (to be tabled) pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Minutes:

The Chair introduced Mr Bradley, Chairperson and Mr McLaughlin, Chief Executive of Millennium Forum.  Mr Bradley proceeded to update Members on progress of the Millennium Forum and provided the following information:

 

Original Objectives:

·         Sufficient scale to cater for a multi-disciplinary programme of arts and entertainment events.

·         Capable of accommodating major  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC28/18

BC29/18

Chairperson's Business

Minutes:

The Chair had no business.

BC30/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 16 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting held on 16 January 2018 (BC01/18-BC19/18) were agreed and signed by the Chair.

BC31/18

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the minutes.

 

Councillor McKnight left the meeting at this stage.

BC32/18

National Event Scheme for 2018/19 Award pdf icon PDF 30 KB

Additional documents:

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 update Members on the outcome of an assessment of an application received for the National Events Subvention Fund as outlined and agreed in a previous report  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC32/18

BC33/18

International Relations Activities pdf icon PDF 42 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 on ongoing international activities to date and seek approval to proceed with proposed programme of work in City of London and approve  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC33/18

BC34/18

SMART Cities Engagement, Development and Delivery pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business referred to the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on Council’s role in the development of a SMART Cities Framework for the Council area.

 

Councillor McGuire welcomed the report.  However, he queried  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC34/18

BC35/18

Winterland and Market Update 2017 and Plans 2018 pdf icon PDF 41 KB

Additional documents:

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 Member with an update on the Winterland Market 2017 and seek approval to scope the development of plans for 2018.

 

Councillor McKnight welcomed the report.  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC35/18

BC36/18

Lease of Foyle Valley Museum to Destined Ltd

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 request approval from Members to alter the area leased to Destined Ltd at the site of the former Foyle Valley Railway Museum.

                                                                

The Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC36/18

BC37/18

Proposed membership of Tourism NI Alliance

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 seek approval from Council to become members of a newly created Northern Ireland Tourism Alliance.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended     that Council agree to join the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC37/18

BC38/18

Quest Accreditation Award pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Minutes:

The above report informed Members of the Quest Accreditation Award which the Alley Arts and Conference Centre recently secured.

 

The Committee

                                   

Recommended       that Council notes for information the above report.

 

BC39/18

Meguk 2018 pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Minutes:

The purpose of the above report was to inform Members of the MEGUK 2018 Conference scheduled to take place on 26-28 March 2018 in Derry-Londonderry, and to make Members aware of the support provided by DCSDC.

 

            The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes for information the above report.

 

BC40/18

Business Boost Update pdf icon PDF 49 KB

Minutes:

The above report was tabled to provide Members with a progress update on Business Boost.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes for information the progress update report on Business Boost.

 

BC41/18

PEACE IV Programme Update pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Minutes:

The above report was tabled to provide Members with an update on the implementation of the Peace IV Local Action Plan and timescales anticipated for the ‘Re-bid’ for potential remaining funds from SEUPB.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended                   that Council notes for information the above report and encourages the involvement of  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC41/18

BC42/18

Update on Year 3 Q3 Kickstart to Work Project Funded from the European Social Fund pdf icon PDF 37 KB

Minutes:

The above report was tabled to provide Members with an update on the Year 3, Q3 Kickstart to Work Project.

 

            The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes the contents of the above update report.

BC43/18

NI Business Start-Up Programme Update pdf icon PDF 41 KB

Minutes:

The purpose of the above report was to provide Members with an update on the NI Business Start-Up Programme.

                                    

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes the contents of the above report.

 

BC44/18

Designer Business Start-Up Programme pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Minutes:

The purpose of the above report was to provide an overview of the Designer Business Start-Up Programme.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes for information the contents of the above report.