Agenda and minutes

Health and Community Committee
Thursday 15 October 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

HC166/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

HC167/20

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Health and Community recorded Members attendance. No apologies were received.

 

HC168/20

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

The Chair read the statement for remote meetings.

 

 

HC169/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

There were no declaration of interests from Members.

 

 

HC170/20

Deputation: Men's Action Network - Mr Michael Lynch, Director of Services, Men's Action Network, Ms Samantha Roe, Crisis Intervention Officer and Mr Chris Kerr, Outreach Co-ordinator; to present on Raising Awareness of the work of the Men's Action Network pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed the representatives from the Men’s Action Network and invited them to make their presentation, previously circulated to Members.

 

                        The representatives relayed their presentation to the Committee and the Chair invited comments from Members.

 

                        The Chair thanked the representatives on their detailed presentation.  He stated that he had  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC170/20

Chairperson's Business

HC171/20

Inappropriate use of Fireworks

Minutes:

Alderman Devenney thanked the Chair for permitting him to raise an issue, previously raised at the meeting of the Environment and Regeneration Committee regarding the use of fireworks.  He stated that many Elected Members had been contacted by members of the public regarding the inappropriate use of fireworks in residential  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC171/20

HC172/20

Legislation regarding Gaming Arcades

Minutes:

Councillor Ferguson thanked the Chair for allowing her the opportunity to ask for details regarding the new coronavirus regulations in respect of gaming arcades and bingo halls throughout the city and district.  She stated that some owners of such facilities remained open as they had been classed as hospitality/retail and  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC172/20

HC173/20

Newbuildings Cricket Club

Minutes:

Councillor Ferguson advised that Newbuildings Cricket Club had recently been awarded £100,000 from the Department for Communities to progress the North West Disability Cricket Club.  She was aware that a meeting with officers from the Health and Community Directorate and representatives from the club was scheduled to take place on  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC173/20

HC174/20

Pier at Newtownstewart

Minutes:

The Chair advised that he had previously raised an issue regarding the pier walkway at Newtownstewart, located opposite the Somme Memorial Hall.  He stated that the timber on the pier was in a state of bad repair and whilst he noted that officers had assessed the situation, no repairs  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC174/20

HC175/20

Matters Arising from the Open Minutes of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 10 September 2020 pdf icon PDF 438 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Meeting held on 10 September 2020 (HC133/20 –HC161/20) were confirmed and signed by the Chairperson.

 

 

HC176/20

4G Masts in the Glengalliagh Road Area (HC140/20)

Minutes:

                        Councillor Farrell stated that officers had advised that Council was unable to carry out testing of the masts in the Glengalliagh Road area of the City.  He asked if the company that owned the masts in that area could be asked to carry out tests to reassure Members and the  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC176/20

HC177/20

Waterside Shared Village (HC143/20)

Minutes:

                        In response to a request by Councillor Mooney on progress of the project, the Director of Health and Community advised that officers were in the final stages of awarding of the contract.  She advised that there were some specific issues regarding the finer details of the contract and assuming that  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC177/20

HC178/20

Deputation - Attendance by Mr Conor Reddy, Chair, Campaign for an All Ireland NHS and Mr Alan Philson, UNISON to present on the Campaign for an All Ireland National Health Service

Minutes:

Councillor Harkin stated that at the Committee meeting on 10 September, Members had agreed to support the proposal for an All-Ireland National Health Service and for an integrated approach to health care.  He proposed that the Committee extend an invitation to Dr Gabriel Scally to present to Members as he  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC178/20

HC179/20

Ballymagroarty/Hazelbank Community Partnership Multi-purpose Centre - Approval of Funding to Complete Designs pdf icon PDF 138 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 update Members on the status of the design phase of Ballymagroarty/Hazelbank Community Partnership (BHCP) multi–purpose centre and to seek Members’ approval  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC179/20

HC180/20

Land at Springhill, Strabane pdf icon PDF 143 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 lease land from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive in order to develop Community facilities at Springhill Park in Strabane.  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC180/20

HC181/20

Update on Correspondence re: GP Services pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Health and Community presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on correspondence received from the British Medical Association (BMA) Northern Ireland and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Northern Ireland.  Members  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC181/20

HC182/20

Creation of Dog Control Orders under The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 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 seek Member’s approval to create an additional 3 Dog Control Orders under The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.  

                       

                        Councillor Burke  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC182/20

HC183/20

Playing Pitches Strategy & Condition Survey Update pdf icon PDF 138 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 update Members on the Playing Pitches Strategy and Condition Survey Update.

 

Councillor McHugh stated that whilst he welcomed the work carried out on  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC183/20

HC184/20

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.

 

                        The Committee

 

                                                Recommended       that Members note the contents of                                                      the report. 

 

The meeting went into Confidential Business.