Agenda and minutes

Business and Culture Committee
Tuesday 10 September 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Items
No. Item

BC105/18

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

meeting.

 

BC106/18

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture completed the roll call and recorded apologies received from Alderman Warke, Ramsey and Councillor’s Cusack and Carr.

BC107/18

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Cooper declared an interest in Agenda Item:  Presentation from Visit Derry.

BC108/18

Deputations: Visit Derry pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

Mr Don Wilmont, Chairperson and Mr Odhran Dunne, General Manager of Visit Derry attended the meeting and provided an update on the roles and functions of Visit Derry.

 

Mr Wilmont firstly paid tribute to the contribution that the Director of Business and Culture made in his role as Company  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC108/18

BC109/18

Chairperson's Business

Minutes:

The Deputy Chair had no business. 

BC110/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 9 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 291 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting (BC85/19-

BC102/19) held on 9 July 2019 were agreed subject to the following

amendment:

 

Councillor Cooper was not recorded as in attendance at the meeting.

 

BC111/18

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the minutes of the Business and Culture

Committee Meeting held on 9 July 2019.

 

BC112/18

Angling Fair 2019 pdf icon PDF 141 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 provide

Members with an evaluation of the North West Angling Fair 2019 and to

present options for the event moving forward.

 

Councillor Kelly welcomed the report.  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC112/18

BC113/18

Strabane BID Review & Implementation of Recommendations pdf icon PDF 305 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 update

Members on the Mid-Term Review of the Strabane Business Improvement

District and seek approval on elements requiring Council intervention.

 

Councillor McLaughlin referred to the establishment  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC113/18

BC114/18

Christmas 2019 - Programming and Marketing Plans pdf icon PDF 204 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 programming and marketing plans for Christmas 2019.

 

Alderman McClintock welcomed the report.  She referred to the Marketing

Activities as outlined within the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC114/18

BC115/18

Future Delivery of Off-Street Car Park Enforcement and Penalty Charge Notice Processing pdf icon PDF 98 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 seek approval for Members to extend the existing Agency Agreement with the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) for the provision of the Off-Street Car Park  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC115/18

BC116/18

Creative Incubation Hub Pilot Programme (January 2020-August 2022) pdf icon PDF 214 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 inform Members about the establishment of a creative incubation hub and support programme in the Old Fire Station premises on Hawkin Street.  This project will be  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC116/18

BC117/18

Food Tourism Update pdf icon PDF 144 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 delivery of the Local Food and Drink Strategy 2019-2025.

 

                        The Head of Culture in response to Councillor Kelly who welcomed the report,  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC117/18

BC118/18

Hire Charges for the Alley Arts Theatre and Strabane Community Library & Alley Programme Autumn 2019 Update pdf icon PDF 98 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 an increase in charges for the Alley Arts Theatre and Conference Centre (The Alley) and an adjustment of charges for room hire  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC118/18

BC119/18

St Patrick's Day/Spring Carnival 2020 pdf icon PDF 213 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 highlight plans for the development of the 2020 St Patricks Day celebrations and to present recommendations as outlined within the report.

 

                        Alderman Devenney expressed concern that  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC119/18

BC120/18

'Stitch in Time' and 'Celebrate' Public Artwork pdf icon PDF 179 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 Member approval on the future of the Stitch in Time public artwork and for the adoption of the artwork entitled ‘Celebrate’ by artist Maurice Harron  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC120/18

BC121/18

Visit Derry Service Level Agreement pdf icon PDF 136 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 an update to Members on the amendment of the annual Service Level Agreement (SLA) arrangement to be adopted with Visit Derry.

 

                        The Committee

 

                                                Recommended       that  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC121/18

BC122/18

International Celebration of Persons with Disabilities pdf icon PDF 153 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 Member approval for the proposed programme to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities being delivered under the Access and Inclusion project.

 

                        The Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC122/18

BC123/18

Business Boost Update pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business provided a progress update report on Business Boost up to August 2019. 

 

                        Members noted the report for information.

 

BC124/18

PEACE IV Update pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business provided an update on the implementation of the DCSD Council PEACE IV Programme .

 

                        Members noted the above report for information and if further information was required on the PEACE IV programme that they sign up via the webpage for monthly e-newsletters.

 

BC125/18

ESF Match Funded Projects Year 2 Quarter 1 Report pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report for information to Members.  The report provided an update on year 2 quarter 1 (April  2019 – June 2019) on five ESF projects; match funded by Council to deliver services to those who were unemployed/economically inactive.

 

                        Members noted for information the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC125/18

BC126/18

Museum & Visitor Services Compliments pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Culture presented the above report for information to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide detail on the positive feedback received from outside organisations and individuals on their events and visits to the Guildhall and Tower Museum since 2014.

 

                        The Members noted for information the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC126/18

BC127/18

Update on Natural Connections: Peace Tourism Project pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Culture presented the above report for information.  The purpose of the report was to provide an update to Members on the project activity of the PEACE IV Natural Connections:  Peace Tourism funded project being delivered by the Tourism Development Department.

 

                        The Members noted the above report for  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC127/18