Agenda and minutes

Business and Culture Committee
Tuesday 9 June 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

BC67/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

BC68/20

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture took the roll call and full attendance was noted.

 

BC69/20

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

The Chair read the Statement for Remote Meetings.

BC70/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest from Members.

 

Open for Decision

Chairperson's Business

BC71/20

Message of Acknowledgement

Minutes:

Councillor Farrell acknowledged that this was his first Committee Meeting as Chairperson.  He paid tribute to the outgoing Chair; Councillor Cusack and the outgoing Deputy Chair; Councillor McCloskey and thanked them both for doing a good job in the previous term.  He also welcomed the newly appointed Committee Members; Councillor  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC71/20

BC72/20

Request for a Meeting with the Minister of Economy regarding the current financial crisis due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Minutes:

Request for a Meeting with the Minister of Economy regarding the current financial crisis due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

                        The Chair referred to the current Covid crisis.  He said that it presented many challenges for the business community and cultural organisations and Council had a key role in assisting businesses  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC72/20

BC73/20

Black Lives Matter Demonstration

Minutes:

Black Lives Matter Demonstration

 

                        Councillor McCann referred to the recent ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstration at the Guildhall Square, as result of the tragic death of George Floyd from Minneapolis who died in police custody.  He expressed outrage that a statement had been released from a particular group requesting people not  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC73/20

BC74/20

Message of Condolence

Minutes:

Councillor M Boyle referred to the recent death of Bishop Francis Lagan who had served as Auxiliary Bishop in the Diocese of Derry (1988-2010).  She asked for a letter of condolence to be sent to the family on behalf of Council.

 

                        She also referred to the tragic death of Mr  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC74/20

BC75/20

Matters Arising from the Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 10 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 279 KB

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the above minutes.

 

BC76/20

Alley Theatre Summer Programme including Summer Jamm pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Additional documents:

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 Member approval for a proposed programme for the Alley Arts Centre including an online highlights programme for Summer Jamm.

 

                        Councillor M Boyle paid tribute  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC76/20

BC77/20

Council Motion re. Trade Union Representation and Covid-19 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Council Motion re. Trade Union Representation and Covid-19

 

The Director of Business and Culture presented the above report, a              copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of            the report was to update Members and seek approval regarding a                         response to the following Council Motion re. Trade Union  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC77/20

BC78/20

Culture Night 2020 pdf icon PDF 96 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 Member approval to proceed with Culture Night 2020 with revised budget and programme allowing for coronavirus restrictions. 

 

                        The Committee

 

                                                Recommended       that Council approve an allocation  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC78/20

BC79/20

FFNI Contract Award pdf icon PDF 247 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 advise Members that in order to remove the risk that the DCMS funding and its benefits could be lost due to a delay in contract award,  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC79/20

BC80/20

Cultural Grant Aid Programme Update pdf icon PDF 114 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 secure Member approval for adjustments made to the allocation of Culture Grant Aid Programmes including Heritage Animation 2020/21, Headline Events 2020/21, Community Festivals 2020/21, Cultural Organisations  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC80/20

BC81/20

Halloween 2020 Update pdf icon PDF 157 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 on the current proposal for the Halloween Festival 2020, in-light of the likely restrictions that will be in place.  The report also seeks Member approval  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC81/20

Open for Information

BC82/20

Business Emergency Response to Covid-19 pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with an update on the emergency response to SME business support as a result of Covid-19.

 

                        Councillor Logue paid tribute to the Business team  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC82/20

BC83/20

Peace IV Update pdf icon PDF 228 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with an update on the implementation of the DCSDC Peace IV programme.

 

                        The Members noted the above report for information.  

 

 

The meeting went into  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC83/20