Agenda and minutes

Health and Community Committee
Thursday 12 November 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

HC188/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

HC189/20

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

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

 

 

HC190/20

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

The Chair read the statement for remote meetings.

HC191/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillor Burke declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following agenda items:

·         Agenda Item 9 – Covid-19 Access to Food Programme

·         Agenda Item 10 – Covid-19 Financial Inclusion Partnership Fund

·         Agenda Item 13 – Covid-19 Community Recovery Plans.

 

Councillor Duffy declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following agenda item;

·         Agenda Item  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC191/20

HC192/20

Deputation: Attendance by Dr Paul Molloy and Dr Ciaran Mullan to respond to Members' queries on the Provision of GP Services (previously issued joint guidance from the Royal College of General Practitioners NI, Health and Social Care Board and British Medical Association NI) pdf icon PDF 164 KB

Minutes:

The Chair thanked both Doctors for giving up their valuable time to address the Committee.

 

                        Dr Molloy thanked the Committee for the invitation address Members. He outlined that he was currently a GP with Clarendon Medical Practice in the city as well as working shifts at the Covid Centre in  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC192/20

Chairperson's Business

HC193/20

Condolences

Minutes:

The Chair, on behalf of the Committee, extended condolences to Alderman Maurice Devenney on the recent passing of his mother.

 

HC194/20

Mobile Phone Connectivity

Minutes:

Councillor Edwards thanked the Chair for permitting him to raise an issue regarding the lack of mobile phone connectivity in the wider Strabane area, particularly the Castletown and Urney Road areas.  He stated that he has received numerous complaints from residents over a number of months on the matter and  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC194/20

HC195/20

Employees within the Hospitality Sector

Minutes:

Councillor Harkin referred to recent events at Stormont which would have an effect on people throughout the city and district.  He stated that Executive Parties have had to make a number of decisions over the past week regarding the restrictions on the hospitality sector.  He stated that the DUP were  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC195/20

HC196/20

Matters Arising from the Open Minutes of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 15 October 2020 pdf icon PDF 317 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Meeting held on 15 October 2020 (HC166/20 –HC184/20) were confirmed and signed by the Chairperson.

 

Matters Arising from the Minutes

HC197/20

Inappropriate use of Fireworks (HC171/20)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey welcomed the comments made at the previous committee meeting.  However, he noted that some of the concerns raised had been put forward by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He asked if there was a possibility that Officers could consider those suggestions put forward  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC197/20

HC198/20

Pier at Newtownstewart (HC174/20)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey requested an update on proposed repairs at the pier at a future Committee meeting.  He stated that the former Chair of the Committee would be eager that the work was undertaken, particularly as a matter of health and safety at that facility.

 

                        Councillor Edwards echoed the comments on  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC198/20

HC199/20

Land at Springhill, Strabane (HC180/20)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey asked if Council had considered the possibly of a lease with an option to purchase contained within the agreement.

 

                        Councillor Edwards advised that it was his understanding that Council officers had approached the Springhill Community Association, stating that an agreement had been made to lease the land.  However,  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC199/20

HC200/20

Playing Pitch Facilities (HC183/20)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey concurred with the comments made by Councillor McHugh at the previous meeting on the matter.  He expressed concern that no action had been taken and that there were a lot of recommendations within the strategy which he hoped would be followed through by Council.  He referred to the  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC200/20

HC201/20

Everybody Active 2020 Programme Year 4 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 217 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 inform Members of the performance and outcomes of year 4 of the Everybody Active 2020 programme. 

Councillor Mooney stated that it was evident  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC201/20

HC202/20

Covid-19 Access to Food Programme pdf icon PDF 142 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 for the allocation of funding provided by the Department for Communities (DfC), Voluntary and Communities Division (VCD) in response to  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC202/20

HC203/20

Covid-19 Financial Inclusion Partnership Fund pdf icon PDF 141 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 of the Covid-19 Financial Inclusion Partnership Fund proposal and for the allocation of funding to each of the advice agencies,  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC203/20

HC204/20

Electromagnetic Fields from 5G Base Stations pdf icon PDF 145 KB

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 the results of an OFCOM survey of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields (RF EMF) following an audit of a number of  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC204/20

HC205/20

Grant Funding to Support Market Surveillance and Effective Implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol, with respect to the Supply of Safe Consumer Products pdf icon PDF 160 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 Members’ approval of grant funding and associated agreement between the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Derry  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC205/20

HC206/20

Covid-19 Community Recovery Plans pdf icon PDF 136 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 provide Members with details of the Covid-19 Community Recovery Plans received from the eight Local Community Growth Partnership Boards.

 

Councillor Burke stated that  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC206/20

HC207/20

EU Exit and NI Protocol: Imported Food Checks at Points of Entry/Ports pdf icon PDF 158 KB

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 the UK Governments approach to implementing the Northern Ireland Protocol and the work being carried out to prepare for the  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC207/20

HC208/20

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. 

 

HC209/20

Consultations pdf icon PDF 126 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 consultations received by Council.

 

                        The Committee

 

                                                Recommended       that Members note the contents of                                                      the report.