Agenda and minutes

Business and Culture Committee
Tuesday 8 October 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Strabane Council Offices. View directions

Items
No. Item

BC129/19

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

meeting.

 

BC130/19

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture completed the roll call and recorded apologies from Councillor’s McLaughlin, Cooper and Alderman Ramsey.

BC131/19

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interests from Members.

 

                         

 

Open for Decision

BC132/19

Deputation: Representatives from Boots Pharmacies re. Highlighting the contribution Boots pharmacies are making to local communities pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Minutes:

                        The Chair introduced Ms Marie Smith, Country Pharmacy Manager, Boots Northern Ireland and Ms Laura McSherry, Area Manager, Boots North and West to the Committee and invited them to make their presentation, after which Members would have the opportunity to seek points of clarification if they so wished. (a  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC132/19

Chairpersons Business

BC133/19

Halloween Festival 2019

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the Legenderry Halloween Festival 2019

(26 October-1 November) to be hosted in the City Centre.  She                     

thanked everyone involved with the organisation of the festival and said that the programme looked amazing and she encouraged Members to promote the event.

 

BC134/19

Slow Food Festival

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the award winning Slow Food Festival currently          

launched that day and would run until 13 October 2019.  She wished Officers involved every success with the exciting programme of food and wine tasting throughout the City.

 

BC135/19

Oktoberfest

Minutes:

Alderman Warke referred to the Oktoberfest event (4 October to 13October 2019) at Waterloo Place.  He said that on the previous Sunday evening entertainment was provided in a Marquee and republican chants occurred that offended some Members of the public.   He asked if Council had any power to investigate  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC135/19

BC136/19

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 10 September 2019 pdf icon PDF 371 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting             

(BC105/19-BC127/19) held on 10 September 2019 were agreed and signed by the Chairperson.

 

Matters Arising

BC137/19

'Stitch in Time' and 'Celebrate' Public Art Work

Minutes:

Councillor Farrell referred to item BC120/19 - ‘Stitch in Time’ and ‘Celebrate’ Public Artwork and queried if there was any update on funding request to the Department of Communities.  He also referred to comments from the Factory Girls representatives on local media that no discussions had taken place with Council  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC137/19

BC138/19

Investment Service - City of London pdf icon PDF 191 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 City of London DCSDC investment showcase in November 2019.

 

Councillor Farrell welcomed the report.  He commented that such investment activities had the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC138/19

BC139/19

NIBSUP Update pdf icon PDF 395 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 Members with a progress update on the current Northern Ireland Business Start Up Programme (NIBSUP) with specific reference to programme versus statutory and corporate jobs  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC139/19

BC140/19

Foyle Valley Railway Car Park pdf icon PDF 170 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 a lighting scheme at Foyle Valley Railway off-street car-park and allocated £30,000 to finance the scheme.

 

Councillor Logue welcomed the report.  She commented  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC140/19

BC141/19

Fashion Fest 2019 pdf icon PDF 234 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 an update on Fashion Fest 2019 and seek approval for the Designer Business Start Up Programme 2020.

 

Councillor Farrell welcomed the report.  He  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC141/19

Open for Information

BC142/19

Business Boost Update pdf icon PDF 608 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business provided a progress update on Business Boost, up to September 2019, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.

 

The Committee noted the contents of the above report for information.

 

BC143/19

Business Innovation and Growth Programme pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business provided an update to Members of funding secured to deliver the Business Innovation and Growth Programme (BIG).  A copy of the report was previously circulated to Members.

 

The Committee noted the contents of the above report for information.

 

BC144/19

Peace IV pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business provided an update report on the implementation of the DCSDC Peace IV Programme. 

 

The Committee noted the contents of the above report for information.   

 

BC145/19

Get Your Business Online pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business provided a report to advise Members of the appointment of Full Circle to deliver the “Get Your Business Online Programme” to be delivered in Strabane Town between October 2019- March 2020.

 

The Committee noted the contents of the above report for information.

 

 

BC146/19

Rural Development Programme Update pdf icon PDF 183 KB

Minutes:

The above report was presented by the Head of Business to update Members on the final awards under the Rural Business Investment Scheme of the Rural Development Programme.  The programme included £2.5 million in grants supporting 133 projected new jobs in the Council’s rural areas.

 

The Committee Members noted the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC146/19