Agenda and minutes

Business and Culture Committee (Open)
Tuesday 15 May 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall

Items
No. Item

BC96/15

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

BC97/15

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies noted for Councillor Cusack.

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BC98/15

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillor’s McGuire, McKnight, R McHugh, Reilly, Boyle and Alderman Ramsey declared an interest in Agenda Item No. 20:  PEACE IV Update.

 

Councillor’s Logue, Fleming, McGuire, R McHugh and D Kelly declared an interest in Agenda Item No. 22:  Rural Development Programme Update.

 

Councillor Logue declared an interest in Agenda Item  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC98/15

BC99/15

Presentation from Translink re. Hannon Coaches Ltd Application

Minutes:

The Members received a presentation from Mr Young, Translink a copy of which had been previously circulated.

 

Mr Young proceeded to provide a business performance overview.  He said that the mission of Translink was to:

 

‘Deliver a transformation in public transport, providing integrated services which connect people, enhance the economy  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC99/15

Chairperson's Business

BC100/15

Message of Appreciation

Minutes:

The Chair referred to this being her final meeting as Chair of    Committee for 2017/18.  She thanked the Officer team and Members       for their assistance throughout the year. 

 

Members voiced their appreciation to the Chair for carrying out her    role in a fair and diligent manner.   They also expressed appreciation  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC100/15

BC101/15

Darkness into Light Event

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the recent Darkness into Light 5K walk/run event held on 12 May 2018, and remarked on the high number of participation.   She thanked the officer team involved in the promotion of the event.

 

BC102/15

Jazz Festival 2018

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the Jazz Festival held in the city recently and congratulated the officer team involved in making the event a great success.

 

BC103/15

Palestine Attack

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the recent unjustifiable violence in Gaza that resulted in approximately 50 deaths, some of which were children.  She referred to a protest demonstration to be held later that evening at the Free Derry Corner and encouraged Members to attend to show support of the families who  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC103/15

BC104/15

Newtownstewart- Anti Social Behaviour

Minutes:

 

Councillor McGuire referred to the recent spate of anti-social behaviour in Newtownstewart town and requested an inter-agency meeting be co-ordinated to address the issue.

 

Alderman Hussey concurred with Councillor McGuire’s concerns.  He referred to the fact that individual party members had met with the PSNI and it was his understanding  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC104/15

BC105/15

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 17 April 2018 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting held on 17 April 2018 (BC75/18-BC87/18) were agreed.

Matters Arising

BC106/15

Culture Venues Fund 2016/17- Impact Report (BC85/18)

Minutes:

 

Alderman Hussey requested that Committee be kept informed of the successful organisations that have rural outreach programmes.

BC107/15

Heritage Tourism Update pdf icon PDF 52 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 update Members on the range of programmes that are being delivered to support heritage tourism development and the respective sector.

 

Councillor Cooper welcomed the report.  He  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC107/15

BC108/15

NW Angling Fair pdf icon PDF 59 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 provide Members with an evaluation of the North West Angling Fair, Strabane 2018 and to present options for the event moving forward.

 

Councillor McMahon welcomed the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC108/15

BC109/15

City of London Trade Investment Showcase pdf icon PDF 38 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 lead out on a Trade and Investment Mission to the City of London. 

                                                   

Councillor McKnight welcomed the report and said that it was  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC109/15

BC110/15

Full Fiber Networks Application pdf icon PDF 31 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 inform Members of the Full Fibre Networks Scheme being run by the Department of Culture Media and Sport (DCMS).

 

Councillor McGuire expressed concern that the application  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC110/15

BC111/15

Business Development Budget 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 48 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 Members approval for a budget allocation of £284,600 towards Business Development Services and to provide Members with a breakdown of the budget and an overview  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC111/15

BC112/15

Update on Education & Skills Delivery Partnership pdf icon PDF 62 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 Education and Skills Delivery Partnership and to note the progress made on delivering a number of priority education and  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC112/15

BC113/15

Investment Service Budget 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 42 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 for the £80,000 budget allocation towards investment services and to provide an overview of the programme of activities for 2018/19 and a breakdown of  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC113/15

BC114/15

International Appalachian Trail pdf icon PDF 41 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 progress the International Appalachian Trail to the next stage in respect of appointment of an integrated consultant team and progression to a full  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC114/15

BC115/15

Alley Programme Spring/Summer 2018 pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The purpose of the above report was to inform Members of the upcoming Arts and Cultural Programme for the Alley Arts Centre for Spring/Summer 2018.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes for information the above report.

 

BC116/15

St Patrick's Day pdf icon PDF 33 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Culture presented the above report a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with an evaluation of the St Patrick’s Day Festival 2018.

 

                        Councillor McMahon welcomed the report and commended the work of Officers involved with the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC116/15

BC117/15

Summer Jamm pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Culture presented the above report, details of which were previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the programme development and theme for Summer Jamm 2018. 

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes the contents of the above report.

 

BC118/15

MHS Exhibitions & Events Programme 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 32 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 brief Members on the upcoming 2018/19 programme for Museum and Heritage Services.

                                                              

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes the contents of the above report.

 

BC119/15

Update re. Completion of Kickstart to Work Project April 2015-March 2018 pdf icon PDF 43 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 3 year report (1 April 2015 – 31 March 2018) on the Kickstart to Work Project.

 

The Chair congratulated the work of  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC119/15

BC120/15

Allocation of ESF Match Funding pdf icon PDF 40 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 an update on the allocation of ESF match funding.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes the projects in receipt of match funding and that the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC120/15

BC121/15

PEACE IV Update pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report a copy of which had been previously circulated.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the implementation of Council’s PEACE IV Programme.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes the above report for information.

 

BC122/15

City Startup Programme pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report a copy of which had been previously circulated.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with a progress update on the City Start Programme.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes the above report for information.

 

 

BC123/15

Rural Development Programme Update pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Minutes:

 

The Head of Business presented the above report details of which had been previously circulated.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 which included current calls under the Rural Business Investment Scheme and the Rural Basic Services Scheme as well as the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC123/15