Agenda and minutes

Business and Culture Committee (Open)
Tuesday 13 March 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall

Items
No. Item

BC52/18

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

BC53/18

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

An apology for absence was received from Councillor McGuire.

BC54/18

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillors Logue and Fleming declared an interest in Item 13 – Rural Development Programme Update.

 

Councillor Reilly declared an interest in Item 18 – Trade and Investment Services NE USA as a member of the North West Regional Development Group.

 

Alderman Ramsey, Councillors Boyle, McKnight and Reilly declared an interest  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC54/18

BC55/18

Deputations: Hannon Coaches - Update on proposed express services

Minutes:

The Committee received Mr Owen McLaughlin, Group Marketing Manager and Mr Jonny Boyle, Group Head of Operations who gave a joint power-point presentation on Hannon Coach’s proposed Express Service.

 

Mr Boyle stated that Hanon Coach had been considering the coach market in Northern Ireland as no company appeared to have  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC55/18

BC56/18

Chairperson's Business

Minutes:

BC56/18        Condolences

 

The Chairperson extended her condolences to the family of Emmett McClelland who died tragically in a road traffic accident on the Buncrana Road the previous weekend.

 

 

BC57/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 6 February 2018

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting held on February 2018 (BC25/18-BC44/18) were confirmed and signed by the Chairperson as correct.

 

 

BC58/18

Matters Arising

Minutes:

BC58/18        International Relation Activities (Ref BC33/18)

 

In response to a query from Alderman Hussey, the Head of Business explained that the proposed visit to China would involve a delegation from both Council and its education partners including the University of Ulster who had relations with the City of Dalian and  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC58/18

BC59/18

Access Improvement Programme for Cultural Venues - External Support (LOO) pdf icon PDF 29 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 seek Member approval to formally accept the detailed letters of offer providing additional financial support from the Department for Communities and Public  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC59/18

BC60/18

Museum & Heritage Service Learning and Engagement Policy Approval pdf icon PDF 43 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 and seek approval for the new Learning and Engagement Policy for the Museum and Heritage Services (MHS).

 

The Committee

 

Recommended  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC60/18

BC61/18

Maritime Conference 2019 pdf icon PDF 36 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 seek approval for Members’ support for the development of a major Maritime Conference in association with the University of Ulster and its  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC61/18

BC62/18

Museum and Visitor Services 5 Year Strategy pdf icon PDF 45 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 (i) to present to Members the Five Year Strategy for the Museum and Visitor Services (MVS) 2018-2023; and (ii) to review  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC62/18

BC63/18

150th Anniversary Celebration of Annie Russell Maunder pdf icon PDF 38 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 inform Members of the plans to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of local astronomer Annie Russell Maunder in April  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC63/18

BC64/18

Rural Development Programme Update pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business 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 Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 which includes current calls under the Rural Business Investment Scheme and the Rural Basic Services Scheme  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC64/18

BC65/18

Business Boost pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Minutes:

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

 

The Chairperson congratulated the Rural Development Team on the work carried out in relation to  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC65/18

BC66/18

Request for Pre-Meeting

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey referred to a meeting which had taken place the previous day between himself and Councillor Boyle and representatives from the Arts Council and local Arts representatives to discuss the issue of venues and funding when there was a suggestion that a pre-meeting could be arranged with Officers from  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC66/18