Agenda and minutes

Business and Culture Committee (Open)
Tuesday 16 January 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry

Items
No. Item

BC1/18

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

BC2/18

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

Apologies were recorded for Councillor McMahon.

 

BC3/18

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Fleming and Logue declared an interest in the following agenda items:

                                                              

·           Rural Development Programme – Update and Latest Awards

·           Rural Development Programme – Broadband

 

Councillor’s McKnight, Reilly and Boyle and Alderman Ramsey declared                     an interest in the following agenda item:

 

·           Peace IV Local Action Plan Update

 

Councillor’s Cooper, Logue  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC3/18

BC4/18

Chairperson's Business

Minutes:

 

The Chair had no additional business to discuss on this occasion. 

 

BC5/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 5 December 2017 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting held on 5 December 2017 (BC230-BC246/17) were agreed and signed by the Chair.

 

BC6/18

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the Minutes.

 

BC7/18

Halloween 2017 pdf icon PDF 41 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 success of the Halloween Festival in 2017 and to outline plans for development of the Halloween Festival 2018 and to seek approval  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC7/18

BC8/18

Guildhall Organ Festival pdf icon PDF 39 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 inform Members on the successful inaugural Guildhall Organ Festival which took place from 19– 21 October 2017.

 

Alderman Hussey referred to the timing of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC8/18

BC9/18

Sperrins Future Search Update 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 update Members on the current progress of the Sperrins Future Search initiative. 

 

Councillor McGuire expressed his delight that progress was being achieved to discuss the development  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC9/18

BC10/18

Waterside Half Marathon & Strabane Lifford Half Marathon Update pdf icon PDF 42 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 evaluation of the 2017 Waterside Half Marathon and to outline plans for this coming years Waterside and Strabane-Lifford Half Marathon in 2018.  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC10/18

BC11/18

Cultural Grant Aid Programmes pdf icon PDF 41 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 secure Member approval for the allocation of funding for the following programmes:

 

·                Cultural Venues for 2018/19

·                Heritage Animation for 2017/18 and 2018/19

·                Access Programme for 2017/18  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC11/18

BC12/18

Public Art Rural Project 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 secure Member approval to proceed in principle to scope a major public art project with significant tourism potential and to submit an expression of interest under  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC12/18

BC13/18

Events Update - Guildhall Craft Fair, Culture Night pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The purpose of the above report was to provide Members with an update on the outcome of the Guildhall Craft Fair and Culture Night 2017.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes for information the above report.

 

BC14/18

Christmas Period Business Engagement Promotion pdf icon PDF 31 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The above report provided Members with an update on progress of the    Business Engagement Activity for Christmas 2018.

 

The Committee

 

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

 

BC15/18

Rural Development Programme - Update and Latest Awards pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Minutes:

The purpose of the above report was to update Members on the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 which included recent funding allocated and future calls under the Rural Business Investment Scheme and the Rural Basic Services Scheme.

                       

The Committee

 

Recommended        that Council notes for information the above report. 

 

BC16/18

Rural Development Programme - Broadband pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Minutes:

The purpose of the above report was to provide an update to Members on the current status of the Rural Broadband Scheme, under Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and implications of wider Broadband policy and funding.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes for information the above report.

 

 

BC17/18

Peace IV Local Action Plan Update pdf icon PDF 32 KB

Minutes:

The purpose of the above report presented by the Head of Business was to update Members on the implementation of Council’s Peace IV Local Action Plan.

 

Councillor McKnight commented that it was encouraging to see the various projects associated with the Peace IV Programme underway. 

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC17/18

BC18/18

Business Boost Update pdf icon PDF 41 KB

Minutes:

The purpose of the above report was to provide a progress update on the Business Boost Programme.

 

Councillor McKnight commented that it was encouraging to note that the job creation target had been reached, since the launch of the programme in September 2017.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes for  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC18/18

BC19/18

Autism Report pdf icon PDF 37 KB

Minutes:

The purpose of the above report was to inform Members of the work to date and activity planned as part of the Access and Inclusion Project currently being delivered by Council with support from the Public Health Agency in relation to Autism.  The report was in response to a notice  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC19/18