Agenda and minutes

Business and Culture Committee
Tuesday 12 March 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Strabane

Items
No. Item

BC43/19

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

BC44/19

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture completed the roll call and recorded apologies for Alderman R Hamilton and Councillors Cooper, Fleming, McLaughlin and O’Reilly.

 

BC45/19

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillors McMahon declared an interest in Agenda item 10: Halloween Festival 2019.

 

Open for Decision

Chairperson's Business

BC46/19

International Appalachian Trail

Minutes:

Councillor M McHugh referred to the International Appalachian Trail which runs from West Donegal in the Republic of Ireland to Larne Co Antrim in Northern Ireland.  He stated that a delegation from the Appalachian Trail in America would be visiting the area as part of an outdoor economy knowledge event.  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC46/19

BC47/19

Message of Appreciation

Minutes:

The Chair informed Members that this was her final meeting as Chairperson of the Business and Culture Committee due to the forthcoming Council elections.   She expressed her sincere gratitude to Members for their co-operation and also to the Director of Business and Culture and his team of officers for their  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC47/19

BC48/19

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 12 February 2019 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee Meeting (BC19/19-BDC37/19) held on Tuesday 15 January 2019 were confirmed.

 

Matters Arising

BC49/19

BC22/19 - Smyth's Mill, Derry Road, Strabane - Fire

Minutes:

Councillor McMahon asked if the owners and agencies had been contacted to ensure that the building was made secure.

 

                        In response, the Director of Business and Culture stated that the Director of Environment and Regeneration had been dealing with the matter.  He stated that contact had been made with the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC49/19

BC50/19

Annual Service Plan 2019/2020 Business & Culture Directorate pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Business and Culture presented above report, previously circulated to Members.  He stated that the purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval to adopt the Service Plan for 2019/20 for the Business and Culture Directorate.

 

                        He stated that in previous years Members were invited to a  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC50/19

BC51/19

Christmas Light Switch On Event - Date Change pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Minutes:

Head of Culture presented the above report, previously circulated to Members.  She stated that the purpose of the report was to update Members on the planned Christmas programme for Christmas 2019 and to seek approval for the changing of date for the annual Christmas Switch On event in the City.  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC51/19

BC52/19

Department for Communities - Access & Inclusion Programme pdf icon PDF 37 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Culture presented the above report, previously circulated to Members.  She stated that the purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval to accept the Letters of Offer from the Department for Communities (DfC) for the delivery of access improvements to cultural assets within the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC52/19

BC53/19

Halloween Festival 2019 - Update on Planning and Programme Development pdf icon PDF 39 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Culture presented the above report, previously circulated to Members.  She stated that the purpose of the report was to update Members on planning and programme development for the Halloween Festival 2019 and to seek approval to move forward with procurement processes required. 

 

                        Councillor McMahon referred to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC53/19

BC54/19

Sperrins Future Search Update pdf icon PDF 36 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Culture presented the above report, previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the Sperrin Future Search process and recommend appointing two Elected Members to sit on the Sperrin Future Search Board.

 

                        In response to a query by Councillor M McHugh,  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC54/19

BC55/19

Designer Business Start Up Programme - International Tradeshow Exhibition at Pure London Update pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Minutes:

Designer Business Start Up Programme – International Tradeshow Exhibition at Pure London Update

 

                        The Head of Business presented the above report, previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members the Designer Start Up Programme – International Tradeshow Exhibition at Pure London, February 2019. 

 

                        The Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC55/19

BC56/19

Business Boost Update pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Business presented the above report, previously circulated to Members.  He stated that the purpose of the report was to provide an update to Members on progress regarding Business Boost up to 22 February 2019. 

                       

                        The Committee

 

Recommended       that Council note the content of the report.

 

BC57/19

Museum Service Programme Update pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Museum Service Programme Update

 

                        The Head of Culture presented the above report, previously circulated to Members.  He stated that the purpose of the report was to update Members on the work to date of the Museum Service during 2018-2019 and plans for 2019-2020 including:

 

·         Exhibitions, Events and Management Plan 2019-20  ...  view the full minutes text for item BC57/19