Agenda and minutes

Business and Culture Committee
Tuesday 12 February 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Derry

Items
No. Item

BC19/19

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

BC20/19

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture completed the roll call and recorded

apologies for Alderman R Hamilton and Councillor P Logue.

 

BC21/19

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillors M McHugh, Fleming, McKeever and Alderman Warke declared an interest in Agenda Item No. 23: Peace IV Small Grants (2nd Round).

 

                        Councillor Cooper declared an interest in Agenda Item No. 9: Arts and Culture Strategy.

 

                        Councillor Cusack declared an interest in Agenda Item No. 11:  Allocation of ESF  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC21/19

Suspension of Standing Orders

BC22/19

Smyth's Mill, Derry Road, Strabane - Fire

Minutes:

Councillor McMahon referred to the deliberate fire at the former Smyth’s Mill site, Derry Road, Strabane that took place the previous Sunday night.  He expressed concern over the safety of the building and asked for the relevant Council Department to contact the owners and agencies to ensure that the building  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC22/19

Open for Decision

BC23/19

Chairperson's Business

Minutes:

The Chairperson had no business to discuss on this occasion.

 

BC24/19

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 15 January 2019 pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting (BC1/19

BDC15/19) held on Tuesday 15 January 2019 were confirmed.

 

BC25/19

Matters Arising

Minutes:

Councillor Hussey referred to Item No. BC10/19: Cultural Grant Aid

Programme 2019/20; he requested a report to be presented to update

Committee on the endeavours to encourage applications for major events to

be held in the towns and villages throughout the DCSDC area.

 

BC26/19

Rural Co-operation Project - Yellow Frames pdf icon PDF 38 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 seek Members’ approval to progress a ‘Yellow Frames’ project as part of the Rural Cooperation Scheme under the NI Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

 

                        Councillor M McHugh  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC26/19

BC27/19

Global Export Programme pdf icon PDF 42 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 seek Members endorsement on the proposed Global Export Programme.

 

                        Councillor M McHugh expressed his support of the above report.  He commended the work of Officers involved  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC27/19

BC28/19

Arts & Culture Strategy including 5 Year Action Plan pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Additional documents:

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 adopt the Arts and Culture Strategy including a 5-year action plan.

 

                        Councillor Cusack welcomed the report and commended the work achieved by Officers.  She said that  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC28/19

BC29/19

Peace Tourism Update pdf icon PDF 34 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 project activity of the PEACE IV Natural Connections Peace Tourism funded project being delivered by the Tourism Development Department. 

 

                        The Committee

 

                                                Recommended  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC29/19

BC30/19

Allocation of ESF Match Funding Year 2 pdf icon PDF 31 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 ask Members to approve an ESF match funding allocation to five organisations for delivery of their project in year 2 subject to a rates allocation.

 

                        Councillor  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC30/19

BC31/19

Heritage Tourism Update pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Additional documents:

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 range of programmes that are being delivered to support the heritage tourism development and the respective sector. 

 

                        Councillor Cooper welcomed the report  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC31/19

Open for Information

BC32/19

Youth 19 Summer Arts Festival pdf icon PDF 31 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 provide an update to Members on progress regarding the Youth Led Arts Festival scheduled for summer 2019.

 

                        Councillor Mellon welcomed the above report.  She commended the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC32/19

BC33/19

In Strabane Gift Card pdf icon PDF 28 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 progress of the In Strabane Gift Card. 

 

                        The Committee

 

                                                Recommended       that Council notes for information                                                       the above report.

 

BC34/19

Business Boost Update pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report details of which had been previously circulate to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with a progress update on Business Boost up to

11January 2019.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes the content of the above report  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC34/19

BC35/19

DEVISE Project pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The report provided Member with an update on the funding secured through Interreg Europe re. DEVISE Project.

 

                        The Committee

 

                                                Recommended       that Council notes the content of                                                          the above report circulated for                                                              information.

 

BC36/19

ESF Match Funding Quarter 3 Update pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture presented the above report details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on progress to date on five ESF projects match funded by Council to deliver services to those unemployed/economically inactive.

 

                        The Council

 

                                                Recommended  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC36/19

BC37/19

Rural Development Programme Update pdf icon PDF 37 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 update Members on the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.

 

                        The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council notes the above report for information.