Agenda and minutes

Business and Culture Committee
Tuesday 7 July 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Note: No public access is permitted to the Guildhall due to Covid-19. The meeting can be viewed via the Council’s You Tube channel. 

Items
No. Item

BC85/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

meeting.

 

BC86/20

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture took the roll call and recorded apologies received from Councillor’s R Barr, M Boyle and Alderman Ramsey.

BC87/20

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

The Chair read the Statement for Remote Meetings.

BC88/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Alderman Warke declared an interest in the following agenda items:

 

·         Rural Development Programme Update

·         Supply of marketing services for the International Appalachian Trail

 

Councillor Ferguson declared an interest in Agenda Item: Rural Development

Programme Update.

 

Open for Decision

Chairpersons Business

BC89/20

Economic Recovery

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Members back to the first physical meeting of the Committee.  He referred to his opening remarks at the previous meeting whereby he had stated that Council and the Business and Culture Committee in particular, had a key role to play in the economic recovery post Covid-19.  He  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC89/20

BC90/20

Virtual Learning Festival

Minutes:

Councillor Durkan referred to the recent Virtual Learning Festival and             commended the Officer team responsible.  She said that the programme was extremely varied and interesting and the feedback        from participants was positive.

 

BC91/20

Return of Local Sailor to Derry

Minutes:

Alderman Warke referred to the return home of local sailor Mr Gary                         Crothers after completing a 4000mile solo voyage from the Carribean.                      He commended the achievements of Mr Crothers and expressed                              disappointment that the Clipper Carlton Event had been cancelled due                 to Covid-19, because Mr Crothers would have been  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC91/20

Matters Arising from the Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting held on Tuesday 9 June 2020

BC92/20

Black Lives Matter Campaign (BC73/20)

Minutes:

Councillor McCann referred to the above minute and expressed concern that he had not received any confirmation as to who or what party had issued a statement asking for the event on 6 June 2020 to be cancelled.  He also alerted Members to the fact that another demonstration would be  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC92/20

BC93/20

Museum & Visitor Services Digital Engagement Programme 20-21 pdf icon PDF 227 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 present Members with the Museum & Visitor Services “Digital Engagement programme for 2020-21”.

 

                        Councillor Cusack welcomed the report.  She commended the hard work of Officers during  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC93/20

BC94/20

DAERA Rural Business Capital Grant Scheme - Tackling Rural Poverty and Social Isolation pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Member.  The purpose of the report was to update members on funding from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) for the roll-out of a Rural Business Capital Grant Scheme for the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC94/20

BC95/20

Post Covid-19 Recovery - Labour Market Interventions pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Member.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labour market and highlight proposed broad areas of labour market intervention designed to help  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC95/20

Open for Information

BC96/20

Informal Catering Tender pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Culture provided the above report, a copy of which was                        previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of which was to inform              Members of the outcome of the Informal Catering Tender for the                           Museum & Visitor Services Premises.

Members noted the content of the report and the appointment of  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC96/20

BC97/20

Rural Development Programme Update pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business provided the above update report to Members regarding the NI Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

 

                        Members noted the above report for information.   

 

 

BC98/20

PEACE IV Update pdf icon PDF 329 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business provided the above report in order to update Members on the implementation of the DCSD Council PEACE IV Programme.

 

                        Members noted the above report for information.

 

BC99/20

Business Innovation and Growth Programme pdf icon PDF 234 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business provided the above report, he purpose of which was to advise Members of the appointment of Full Circle to deliver the Business Innovation and Growth Programme (BIG) as a result of a CPD tender process.

 

The Members noted the contents of the above report for information.  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC99/20

BC100/20

Alley Autumn/Winter Programme pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Culture provided the above report in order to inform Members of proposed adjustments to the Alley Autumn/Winter 2020 Programme.

 

                        Members noted for information the revision to the proposed Alley Autumn/Winter Programme.

 

BC101/20

Online North West Cultural Exchange pdf icon PDF 97 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 inform Members of ongoing support provided to the Culture Sector       during the Covid 19 crisis.

 

                        Member noted the above report for information.

 

BC102/20

Strabane, Mournederg and Glenelly New Business Seed Grant pdf icon PDF 356 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business provided the above report, a copy of which was previously circulated to Member.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on New Business Seed Grants issued through the Strabane Town Forum and Mournederg and Glenelly Action Plans.

 

                        Members noted the above report for  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC102/20