Agenda and minutes

Health and Community Committee
Thursday 9 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

HC109/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

The Director of Health and Community read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

 

HC110/20

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Health and Community recorded Members attendance. Councillor Reilly was unable to attend due to shielding.

 

HC111/20

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

The Chair read the statement for remote meetings.

HC112/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Duffy declared a personal interest in the following agenda item:

 

·         No. 4:  Deputation: WHSCT

 

                        Alderman Devenney and Councillors Burke, Duffy, Harkin and Logue declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following agenda item:

                       

·         No. 8:  Advice Services Tribunals/Appeals Programme.

 

Alderman Warke and Councillors Burke, Ferguson and Logue declared a non-pecuniary  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC112/20

HC113/20

Deputation: WHSCT - Children's Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing (Ms Deirdre Mahon, Director of Women and Children's Services; Mr Kevin Duffy, Assistant Director of Community and Public Health) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed the representatives from the Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT) to the meeting and invited them to make their presentation.

 

                        Ms Mahon thanked Members for the opportunity to present to Committee and provided an overall introduction to the presentation.

 

                        Mr Duffy proceeded to give a presentation  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC113/20

Chairperson's Business

HC114/20

Disabled Toilet Provision in Castlederg

Minutes:

Councillor Edwards thanked the Chair for allowing him to raise the issue of the lack of disabled public toilet provision in the Castlederg area.  He stated that in his opinion, Castlederg had been disregarded by Council on the matter.  He noted that Council’s current arrangements included four premises that provided  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC114/20

HC115/20

Proposed Storage of Coal at Bay Road

Minutes:

Councillor Duffy stated that Councillor Jackson raised the issue regarding the possibility of a licence being presented to Council in respect of the storage of coal at Bay Road at a recent meeting of the Environment and Regeneration Committee.  However, it had been agreed that the matter was the responsibility  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC115/20

HC116/20

Delivery of Mail

Minutes:

Councillor McHugh stated that since the Covid-19 outbreak, he felt that Royal Mail was lacking in their delivery service, particularly in rural areas, such as Donemana, Castlederg, Killeter and Spamount.  He stated that some people were only receiving mail once a week and that it was only  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC116/20

HC117/20

Proposed Reduction of Disabled Parking Bays at Altnagelvin Area Hospital

Minutes:

The Chair stated that it had come to his attention regarding a proposal to reduce the number of disabled parking spaces at Altnagelvin Area Hospital.  He proposed that a letter be sent to the Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT) to request more information regarding the proposal to reduce  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC117/20

HC118/20

Matters Arising from the Open Minutes of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 11 June 2020 pdf icon PDF 405 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Meeting held on 11 June 2020 (HC81/20 –HC102/20) were confirmed and signed by the Chairperson.

 

HC119/20

Advice Services Tribunals/Appeals Programme pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Community Development and Leisure presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval to extend the one-year pilot Tribunals/Appeals Programme for a further year until 31 March 2021.

Councillor Farrell endorsed the recommendation  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC119/20

HC120/20

Department of Justice Adult Restorative Justice Strategy Draft Response to Consultation pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Community Development and Leisure presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval to the Department of Justice Adult Restorative Justice Strategy Draft response to Consultation.

 

                        The Committee

Recommended       that Members approve the  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC120/20

HC121/20

Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) - Offer of Grant from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Health and Community Wellbeing presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of receipt of grant offer from DAERA to assist Council in fulfilling its ongoing obligations in relation to Local Air Quality  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC121/20

HC122/20

Update on Affordable Warmth Scheme for 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Health and Community Wellbeing presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on proposed changes to the Affordable Warmth Scheme and the revised level of funding that has been awarded to Council by  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC122/20

HC123/20

Coronavirus Business Restrictions Regulations - Memorandum of Understanding with PSNI regarding Enforcement Responsibilities and Reporting Arrangements pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Coronavirus Business Restrictions Regulations – Memorandum of Understanding with PSNI regarding Enforcement Responsibilities and Reporting Arrangements

 

The Head of Health and Community Wellbeing presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to  update Members on the designation of DCSDC  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC123/20

HC124/20

Activities being undertaken by Dog Control to address Dog Fouling within Derry City and Strabane District Council pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Health and Community Wellbeing presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on dog control service activities during 2019/20 and seek Members approval of the Draft 2020/21 Dog Control work plan and Enforcement  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC124/20

HC125/20

Keeping Well at Home Booklet pdf icon PDF 136 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Health and Community Wellbeing presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of a support booklet for older persons – Keep Well at Home.

 

                        The Committee

Recommended       that Members note the availability of  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC125/20

HC126/20

Correspondence pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Health and Community presented the above report, details of which were previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on correspondence received by Council.

 

                        Councillor Logue referred to the Drinking Water Quality Report 2019 by NI Water.  She noted that the report  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC126/20