Agenda and minutes

Business and Culture Committee
Tuesday 8 September 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Items
No. Item

BC105/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

BC106/20

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture took the roll call and no apologies were noted.

BC107/20

Broadcasting Statement

Minutes:

The Chair read the Broadcasting Statement. 

BC108/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Alderman Warke and Councillor Ferguson declared an interest in Agenda

Item:  New Rural Policy Framework.

           

                       

Alderman Ramsey and Councillor Cusack joined the meeting.

 

BC109/20

Deputation: Strabane Historical Society

Minutes:

The Chair invited Mr Pat McGuigan and Mr Roger Smyth, representatives of Strabane History Society to address the Committee.

 

                        Mr McGuigan thanked the Members for accepting their request to present today.  He paid specific appreciation to the elected Members who represented the Sperrin Ward for their assistance so far.  He  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC109/20

Open for Decision

Chairperson's Business

BC110/20

Expression of Condolence to the family of Sir Ken Robinson

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the passing of Sir Ken Robinson on 21 August 2020.  He said that he was a great friend of the City and took a keen interest in the City of Culture Bid in 2013.  He expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Sir Ken  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC110/20

BC111/20

Invest NI and the Department of the Economy

Minutes:

The Chair referred to an invitation to the Economy Minister, Diane Dodds to meet with Committee to discuss the Department adopting a regional approach in terms of funding allocations because DCSDC had the highest economic inactivity.  He expressed concern that the Minister had not accepted the request to attend however  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC111/20

BC112/20

Harbour Square re-development - Factory Girls Sculpture

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the redevelopment of Harbour Square project and in particular the submission to DSD for proposed artwork to commemorate the Factory Girls.  He asked for an update on the current status of funding request to DSD, taking into consideration a delay due to the current pandemic.

 

                        The  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC112/20

BC113/20

Letter of Condolence to the family of the late Rev. Canon Albert Thomas (Kerry) Waterstone

Minutes:

Alderman Guy requested a letter of condolence be sent to the family of the late Rev. Canon Albert Waterstone, who was the founder of the ‘Ulster Project’ in 1975. 

 

Alderman Guy explained that the project was a peace-making organisation that worked with teenagers from Northern Ireland and was dedicated to  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC113/20

BC114/20

Brexit Development

Minutes:

Councillor Durkan referred to the recent developments in the Brexit negotiations and the potential disregard and contempt by the British Government.  She said that it had been well documented about the concerns and impact on businesses and families and it was imperative that Council continued to ensure that representations were  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC114/20

BC115/20

Decade of Centenaries Celebrations 2021

Minutes:

Alderman Warke proposed, seconded by Alderman Ramsey that an update on the plans for the Decade of Centenaries celebrations in 2021 be provided at the next Committee meeting.

 

                        The Committee

 

                                                Recommended       that an update report on the                                                                  Councils plans for the centenary                                                            celebrations in 2021, be provided                                                                     at the next  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC115/20

BC116/20

Social Media Platforms

Minutes:

Alderman Warke requested that parents of young children are advised through the Council’s media to monitor social media platforms because there was a distressing video released and could be accessed via Tiktok, Facebook and Whatsapp.

BC117/20

Matters Arising from the Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 7 July 2020 pdf icon PDF 302 KB

Minutes:

Councillor McCann referred to minute reference BC89/20: Economic Recovery.  He emphasised the need to ensure that the £33m support package was allocated to cultural/arts organisations and not specifically to large venues.

 

                        The Chair advised that a positive response had been received from the Minister of Culture who stated that he  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC117/20

BC118/20

Cultural Grant Aid Programmes Update pdf icon PDF 99 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 secure Member approval for adjustments to the allocation of Culture Grant Aid programmes from underspend in Headline Events Fund 2020/21 to be reallocated to an overspend  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC118/20

BC119/20

Christmas 2020 - Programming and Marketing Development pdf icon PDF 211 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 programming development and marketing for Christmas 2020 and to seek approval for the overall budget spend on this programme.

 

                        Councillor Cusack welcomed the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC119/20

BC120/20

Post Covid-19 Recovery - Labour Market Interventions Update pdf icon PDF 213 KB

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 update Members on the labour market interventions progressed with stakeholders to help mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labour market.

 

                        Councillor Durkan welcomed  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC120/20

Open for Information

BC121/20

Procurement on Marketing Update pdf icon PDF 137 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 inform Members of the outcome of tender exercises undertaken by the marketing team.

 

                        Members noted for information the above report.

 

BC122/20

Halloween 2020 Update pdf icon PDF 241 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Culture provided the above report to Members in order to update on planning, programme development and Health and Safety position of the Halloween Festival 2020.

 

                        The Head of Culture in response to Members clarified that the marketing campaign for the fireworks displays in both the City and  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC122/20

BC123/20

ESF Year 3 Quarter 1 Update pdf icon PDF 200 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business provided an update on the year 3 quarter 1 (April 2020-June 2020) on 5 ESF projects, match funded by Council to deliver services to those who are unemployed/economically inactive.

 

                        Members noted the above report for information.

 

BC124/20

New Rural Policy Framework pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business provided an update to Members on the timescale and process for the new Rural Policy Framework which will replace the current Rural Development Programme.

                       

                        Members noted the above report for information.

 

 

BC125/20

PEACE IV Update pdf icon PDF 322 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business provided an update to Members on the implementation of the DCSDC PEACE IV Programme.

 

                        Members noted the above report for information. 

 

 

 

The Meeting went into Confidential Business.