Agenda and minutes

Business and Culture Committee
Tuesday 14 January 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry

Items
No. Item

BC1/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

meeting.

 

BC2/20

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture completed the roll call.

BC3/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Alderman Warke declared an interest in Agenda Item No. 8 Slow Adventure Update due to his membership on Visit Derry.

 

                        Councillor’s Kelly, Cooper, Duffy, McCann and Harkin joined the meeting.

 

Deputations

BC4/20

Overview of Social Enterprise NI: Mr David Arthurs, Business Development Executive and Mrs Amanda Johnston, Operations & Membership Manager

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed the representatives from the Social Enterprise Agency and invited them to make the following presentation (a copy of which was previously circulated to Members).

 

                        Mission & Vision

                       

                        Mission

                        To be the voice of Social Enterprise across Northern Ireland, connecting, supporting, developing and sustaining vibrant businesses to create social  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC4/20

BC5/20

North West Carnival Initiative: Update on SLA's by Mr Jim Collins, Project Manager

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Mr Jim Collins, Project Manager, North West Carnival Initiative (NWCI) to the meeting and invited him to make his presentation to the Committee, (a copy of which was previously circulated to Members).

 

                        Mr Collins proceeded to present a video that outlined the work by the North West  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC5/20

Open for Decision

Chairperson's Business

BC6/20

Welcome Message

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Members to the first meeting of the Committee in 2020. 

 

 

BC7/20

Outgoing Committee Member

Minutes:

The Chair referred to her party colleague Councillor Sinead McLaughlin who

had accepted position as a Member of the Local Assembly (MLA).  She wished

her well with the position and said that she had every confidence that she

would do a fantastic job.

 

Members noted that Councillor Sinead McLaughlin would  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC7/20

BC8/20

Christmas Event Programme 2019 - Recognition

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the Christmas Event Programme (2019) and

congratulated the Officer Team responsible.  She said that yet again it was a

great success throughout the City and District.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BC9/20

Freedom of Information Request re: Funding Competition

Minutes:

Councillor Farrell referred to a recent publication in the Irish News wherein it made reference to Councils paying to enter competitions and attend award ceremonies.  He acknowledged that DCSDC paid substantially less that other Council areas, however sought further clarification on the matter.

 

The Director of Business and Culture clarified  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC9/20

BC10/20

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 19 November 2019 pdf icon PDF 328 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 19 November 2019 (BC150/19 – BC174/19) were agreed and signed by the Chairperson.

Matters Arising

BC11/20

BC161/19 - NIBSUP Update

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture clarified for Councillor Farrell that

representatives from Invest NI had agreed to attend the next Committee

Meeting to provide an update on NIBSUP progress.

 

BC12/20

Slow Adventure 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 Slow Adventure in Northern Territories Project (SAINT) legacy

activity to further support rural tourism development and to seek approval to

accept a  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC12/20

BC13/20

Headline and National Events Fund pdf icon PDF 133 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 secure Member approval for the allocation of funding for National Event Fund 2020/21.  The report outlined the outcome of assessment for three applications received for the National  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC13/20

BC14/20

VE Day 75 Celebrations - May 2020 pdf icon PDF 258 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 provide

an update of the Museum Programme for the Battle of the Atlantic

Commemorations and to seek approval to participate in the VE Day 75

Programme from  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC14/20

BC15/20

The NI Woman in Enterprise Challenge 2018-2021 pdf icon PDF 152 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

approval to fund Year 2 of “The NI Women in Enterprise Challenge 2018-

2021”, an initiative between the 11 local Councils, Invest NI and Woman in  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC15/20

Open for Information

BC16/20

NW Centre for Advance Manufacturing (NW Cam) pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Minutes:

Members noted the above report, details of which were previously  circulated by the Head of Business.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of the ongoing INTERREGVA project ‘North West Centre for Advanced Manufacturing’ (NW CAM).

 

                        Members noted the above report for information. 

 

 

BC17/20

Enhancement of Strabane Town Centre pdf icon PDF 150 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 advise of funding secured from the Department for Communities (DfC) to deliver the Enhancing Strabane Town Centre Programme 2019/20.

 

                        Members noted the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC17/20

BC18/20

Workers' Rights & Social Justice Week 2020 pdf icon PDF 235 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 proposal for the development of a

programme for Workers’ Rights and Social Justice Week 2020. 

 

Members noted  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC18/20