Agenda and minutes

Business and Culture Committee
Tuesday 10 March 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Items
No. Item

BC50/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

BC51/20

Members Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture read the Notice and Summons for the meeting and recorded apologies from Councillor Kelly.

 

BC52/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Cooper declared an interest in agenda item:  Budget Re-profile for Arts & Culture Strategy.

 

                        Councillor McCann declared an interest in agenda item:  VOID Gallery.

 

Open for Decision

Chairperson's Business

BC53/20

Coronavirus

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the current situation regarding Coronavirus Pandemic and the economic impact on smaller businesses throughout the City and District.  She said that Central Government had a responsibility to support these businesses.  She proposed that Council writes to the Business Executive for a contingency fund to be provided  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC53/20

BC54/20

St Patrick's Day Parade Cancelled

Minutes:

St Patrick’s Day Parades Cancelled

 

                        The Director of Business and Culture stated that a decision was taken to cancel the St Patrick’s Day parades in both Derry and Strabane next week, due to the outbreak of Covid-19.  He said that this decision was taken at a meeting earlier today by  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC54/20

BC55/20

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 11 February 2020 pdf icon PDF 361 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 11 February 2020 (BC21/20-BC42/20) were agreed and signed by the Chairperson.        

Matters Arising

BC56/20

Invest NI Deputation (BC24/20)

Minutes:

Councillor Cooper referred to the above item and to the previous Council meeting when a motion was passed that Officials from Invest NI present to the Business and Culture Committee on a six monthly basis.  He proposed the establishment of a Council led Economic Taskforce to be represented by Invest  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC56/20

BC57/20

Budget Reprofile for Arts & Culture Strategy pdf icon PDF 210 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 approval for the re-profile of Cultural budgets to allow the initiation of key actions with the Arts & Culture Strategy.

 

                        Members welcomed the report and looked  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC57/20

BC58/20

Maintenance & Management requirement of the DCSDC Section of The International Appalachian Trail Project pdf icon PDF 158 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 Members approval for Officers to investigate and secure the proper written permissions where required, to enable proposed works and future maintenance of any installations to  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC58/20

Open for Information

BC59/20

Digital Tourism Projects pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Minutes:

The Members were requested to note for information the above report, details of which were previously circulated.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on a number of initiatives being delivered which use innovative technology to strengthen the visitor experience of the City and District.

 

                        Members noted the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC59/20

BC60/20

Food Tourism Update pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Minutes:

The Members were requested to note for information the above report, details of which were previously circulated.  The purpose of the report was to provide an update on the progress of the delivery of the Local Food and Drink Strategy 2019-2025.

 

                        Members noted the above report for information.

 

BC61/20

City of Derry Jazz & Big Band Festival 2020 Update pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Minutes:

The Members were requested to note for information the above report, details of which were previously circulated.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the 19th City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival.

                        Councillor R Barr expressed his disappointment with the fact that the Festival  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC61/20

BC62/20

Ireland Northwest USA Trade & Investment Mission 2019 pdf icon PDF 282 KB

Minutes:

TheMembers were requested to note for information the above report details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with feedback on the Ireland Northwest USA Trade Mission 2019.

 

                        The Head of Business in response to Councillor Duffy assured Members  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC62/20

BC63/20

Update on the 2019/20 Investment Service Activities and Work Plan pdf icon PDF 289 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Members were requested to note for information 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 Investment Service and International Relations Activities in the 2019/20 period.

 

                        Members noted the above report for  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC63/20