Agenda and minutes

Business and Culture Committee
Tuesday 11 February 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Strabane Council Offices. View directions

Items
No. Item

BC21/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

BC22/20

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture completed the roll call. Apologies were received from Councillors Carr, Cusack, Kelly, Logue and McCann.

 

BC23/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Alderman Ramsey declared an interest in the following agenda item;

 

·         Agenda item 8 – Rural Development Programme Projects – Contingency Funding.

 

Open for Decision

BC24/20

Deputations: To receive Representatives from Invest NI to Provide an Update on Funding and Support to DCSDC pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Minutes:

The Deputy Chair welcomed the representatives from Invest NI and invited them to make the following presentation (a copy of which was previously circulated to Members) and highlighted the following:

 

                        Economic Development is the Foundation for a Sustainable Regionally Balanced Economy

 

·         Every £1 of Invest NI support resulted in £6  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC24/20

Chairperson's Business

BC25/20

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 14 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 321 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 14 January 2020 (BC1/20 – BC18/20) were agreed and signed by the Chairperson.

Matters Arising

BC26/20

Freedom of Information Request re. Funding Competition (BC09/20)

Minutes:

In response to a query from Councillor Farrell, the Director of Business and Culture advised that £100 had been paid towards a museum award and €150 euros for a city award in Ireland in the total of £7,500 reported which were the items from the Business and Culture Directorate.

 

BC27/20

Rural Development Programme Projects - Contingency Funding pdf icon PDF 252 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report details of which were previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval to allocate an additional £43,146 funding to cover a shortfall in contingency funds for Council-led projects under the NI Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

 

                        Councillor  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC27/20

BC28/20

Full Fibre NI Operational Costs pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report details of which were previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval for a 3% match-funding contribution to the Full Fibre NI (FFNI) consortium.

                        In response to a query by Councillor Farrell, the Head of Business  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC28/20

BC29/20

Museum and Visitor Services Revised Pricing Schedule pdf icon PDF 305 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Culture presented the above report details of which were previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval for the revised pricing schedule for the Museum and Visitor Services facilities, which include the Guildhall, Tower Museum and Harbour House; and to propose  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC29/20

BC30/20

Update on Halloween 2020 pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Culture presented the above report details of which were previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to outline the achievements of the 2019 Halloween event and to update Members on planning and programme development for the Halloween Festival 2020, while also seeking approval to  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC30/20

BC31/20

Cultural Grant Aid Results 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Culture presented the above report details of which were previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval for the allocation of funding for Cultural Grant Aid programmes including Cultural Organisations 2020/21, Heritage Animation 2020/21, Access Programme for Cultural Organisations, Headline Events  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC31/20

BC32/20

Foyle Maritime Festival Update pdf icon PDF 159 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 regarding the planning and delivery of the Foyle Maritime Festival in July and early August 2020.

 

                        She further advised that detailed to the report, Council  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC32/20

Open for Information

BC33/20

Partnership with CISI and Delivery of Qualifications in Fundamentals of Financial Services pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Minutes:

The Committee noted the contents of the above report, details of which was previously circulated by the Head of Business.  The purpose of which was to update Members on a partnership with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) in London and the roll out of a pilot Level  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC33/20

BC34/20

Visitor Experience Tourism NI Quality Grading and Quest Plus Continuous Improvement Awards for the Alley Arts Centre pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Minutes:

The Members were requested to note for information the above report, details of which were previously circulated by the Head of Culture.  The purpose of the report was to inform Members of the Alley Arts Centre’s achievements in the Visitor Experience Tourism NI Quality Grading Scheme and the Quest Plus  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC34/20

BC35/20

Launch of Derry and Strabane UNESCO Learning City Status pdf icon PDF 285 KB

Minutes:

The Members were requested to note for information the above report, details of which were previously circulated by the Head of Culture.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the formal launch of Derry and Strabane’s UNESCO Learning City Status. 

 

                        Members noted the above report for information.  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC35/20

BC36/20

PEACE PLUS Update pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Members were requested to note for information the above report, details of which were previously circulated by the Head of Culture.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the PEACE IV Board response to the PEACE PLUS Consultation.  

 

                        Members noted the above report for information.

 

 

BC37/20

Northern Ireland Business Start Up Programme (NIBSUP) Update pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Members were requested to note for information the above report, details of which were previously circulated by the Head of Culture.  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  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC37/20

BC38/20

Rural Development Programme Update pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Minutes:

The Members were requested to note for information the above report, details of which were previously circulated by the Head of Culture.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. 

 

                        Members noted the above report for information.

 

BC39/20

Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging in Derry City and Strabane District Council Area pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Minutes:

The Members were requested to note for information the above report, details of which were previously circulated by the Head of Culture.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the current EV charge point provision in Derry City and Strabane District Council area.

 

                        Alderman Ramsey referred to  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC39/20

BC40/20

DAERA Rural Business Capital Grant Scheme Update pdf icon PDF 232 KB

Minutes:

The Members were requested to note for information the above report, details of which were previously circulated by the Head of Culture.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the awards under the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Rural Business Capital Grant Scheme (wholly  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC40/20

BC41/20

ESF Match Year 2 Quarter 3 Funding Update pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Minutes:

 

                        The Members were requested to note for information the above report, details of which were previously circulated by the Head of Culture.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with a Year 2, Quarter 3 report (October 2019-December 2019) on five ESF projects, match funded by Council to  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC41/20

BC42/20

Get Your Business Online pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Minutes:

The Members were requested to note for information the above report, details of which were previously circulated by the Head of Culture.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the progress of ‘Get Your Business Online Programme (Phase 2)’ which will be delivered in Strabane between January  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC42/20