Agenda and minutes

Business and Culture Committee
Tuesday 19 November 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Items
No. Item

BC150/19

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

BC151/19

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture completed the roll call.

BC152/19

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest from Members.

 

Open for Decision

Deputations:

BC153/19

International Emigration and Maritime Museum and St Columb's Hall Developments Update

Minutes:

International Emigration and Maritime Museum and St Columb’s Hall Developments

 

                        The Chair invited Mr Garvan O’Doherty, Garvan O’Doherty Group and Ms Anne-Marie Gallagher to present to Committee on the above. (A copy of the presentation was previously circulated to Members).

 

                        Mr O’Doherty reported that the Garvan O’Doherty Group was head  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC153/19

BC154/19

Heritage Venue Working Group Progress Update

Minutes:

Heritage Venue Working Group Progress Update

 

                        The Chair invited Mr Peter Kelly from Full Circle Consulting to make his presentation a copy of which had been previously circulated to Members:

 

                        Mr Peter Kelly introduced himself as a former Head of Operations at the Ulster American Folk Park and was now  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC154/19

Chairperson's Business

BC155/19

Halloween Events Programme 2019

Minutes:

The Chair expressed her appreciation to all staff involved in the delivery of the Halloween Events Programme.  She said that the event hosted in the City was phenomenal and the public enjoyed an exceptional event this year.

 

BC156/19

Guildhall Craft Fair

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the Guildhall Craft Fair scheduled to take place           

from 22nd to 24th November 2019 in the Guildhall.  She encouraged             

Members to promote the event on their social media sites.

 

BC157/19

Christmas Lights Switch-On Events Programme

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the Christmas Lights Switch-On programme of events scheduled to take place over the approaching weekend.  She wished those involved every success with the events throughout the City and District Council area.  

 

BC158/19

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 8 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 313 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting (BC129/19-BC146/19) held on 8 October 2019 were agreed and signed by the Chairperson.

 

Matters Arising

BC159/19

'Stitch in Time' and 'Celebrate' Public Artwork

Minutes:

Councillor Farrell thanked the Director of Business and Culture and the Head of Culture for the initiation of a recent meeting with the Factory Girls representatives.  He said that the meeting was welcomed and the participants were extremely motivated by the positive discussion.  He emphasised that momentum be continued on  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC159/19

BC160/19

Foyle Valley Railway Car Park - Funding for Installation of Lighting Scheme

Minutes:

Councillor Logue referred to the above item and her previous request for

Officers to impose pressure on the NIE to complete the lighting scheme as a matter of urgency.  She reminded Officers to continue with the progression of this issue and for a date to be sought as to when  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC160/19

BC161/19

NIBSUP Update

Minutes:

Councillor Farrell requested that Senior Officials from Invest NI be invited to meet with Committee to discuss the above issue.  It was agreed to issue this invitation and schedule the officials for a future meeting.

 

BC162/19

Cultural Organisation Fund 2019/20 in Year Call Result pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Culture presented the above report a copy of which had                       been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was                        to inform Members of the results of the Cultural Organisation Fund                                     2019/20 in Year Call.

 

                        The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council agree to approve the                                             proposed award  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC162/19

BC163/19

DfC Access & Inclusion Programme pdf icon PDF 147 KB

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       seek approval to accept the Letters of Offer from the Department of Communities (DfC) for the delivery of access improvements to cultural    assets within  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC163/19

BC164/19

Heritage Venue Group Mentoring Programme pdf icon PDF 94 KB

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                   seek approval to adjust the Heritage Venue Group mentoring                                     programme budget allocation to reflect an increase by 10% in line with                       the maximum allowed under the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC164/19

BC165/19

Stitch in Time Update pdf icon PDF 146 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 an update on costs associated with the recommissioning                   and ongoing maintenance of the Stitch in Time artwork. 

 

                        Councillor Farrell thanked the Head of Culture for  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC165/19

BC166/19

Carlisle Road New Wayleave Agreement pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report a copy of which was                    previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of which was to seek                  Members approval for a new wayleave agreement for Carlisle Road Car                       Park sign to incorporate the erection of a third billboard sign.

                                   

 

 

                        The Committee

 

Recommended       that  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC166/19

Open for Information

BC167/19

Arts & Cultural Needs of Rural Communities pdf icon PDF 225 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Culture provided an overview of the engagement                                   undertaken with regards to the 2020/21 Culture Grant Aid Programme              and relevant programmes specifically targeting rural communities.

 

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

 

BC168/19

Apprenticeship Fair pdf icon PDF 111 KB

Minutes:

The purpose of the above report presented by the Head of Business                        was to provide Members with an update on an Apprenticeship Fair held                     in the Guildhall hosted by Council’s Skills Team.  

 

Councillor J Barr welcomed the report.  He said that the event was a great success and played a  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC168/19

BC169/19

Business Boost Update pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Minutes:

The purpose of the above report presented by the Head of Business                        was to provide Members with an update on Business Boost up to                                October 2019.

 

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

 

 

BC170/19

Derry Strabane Careers Fair pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business provided an update to Members of two career                        fairs being delivered to 15 DCSDC post primary schools in collaboration             with local businesses, Derg Mourne Learning Community, Foyle                                 Learning Community and the Department of Education’s Careers                          Service.

 

                        The Committee noted the contents of the above report for  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC170/19

BC171/19

Peace IV Update pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Minutes:

The purpose of the above report was to provide an update to Members                  on the implementation of the DCSDC PEACE IV Programme.

 

The Committee noted for information the above report and further information on the PEACE IV programme was available via the webpage for monthly e-newsletters.

 

BC172/19

ESF Match Year 2 Q2 Funding Update pdf icon PDF 193 KB

Minutes:

The above report contained an update on year 2 quarter 1 (July 2019-                     September 2019) on 5 ESF projects, match funded by Council to deliver              services to those who are unemployed/economically inactive.

 

                        The Committee noted for information the above report.

 

BC173/19

Level 2 Qualifications pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Minutes:

The purpose of the above report was to provide an update to Members                  on the work of the Skills Team and their work with the ESF Forum and                   NWRC in promotion of level 2 pathways to increase employability.

 

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

 

BC174/19

Invest NI - Promotion of DCSDC pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture provided the above update report                   on Invest NI’s response to Member’s queries regarding the promotion                      of the city and region.

 

                        Councillor Cooper referred to previous discussions wherein he had                           proposed that senior officials meet with Committee to discuss concerns                  specifically in relation to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC174/19