Agenda and minutes

Health and Community Committee
Thursday 17 January 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Strabane Council Offices. View directions

Items
No. Item

HC1/19

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

HC2/19

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Head of Community Development and Leisure recorded Members attendance.  Apologies were recorded for Alderman R Hamilton.

 

HC3/19

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillor McGinley declared an interest in the following agenda item:

§  Agenda item 10 – Establishment of a Taskforce on Welfare Reform.

 

Alderman McClintock declared an interest in the following agenda item:

§  Agenda item 10 – Establishment of a Taskforce on Welfare Reform.

 

Alderman Thompson declared an interest in  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC3/19

HC4/19

Deputation - To Receive Mr Donall Henderson, Chief Executive Officer, Foyle Hospice, to Discuss the Strategic Plan 2018-2021 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair invited the representatives, to make their presentation to the committee.

                        The representatives proceeded with their presentation, highlighting the following:

·         The Foyle Hospice began as a Community Home Care Team in 1985

·         The inpatient unit officially opened in 1991 and the day hospice facility opened in 2001

·         Their mission  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC4/19

Chairperson's Business

HC5/19

Welcome

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Members of the Committee to the Chamber after the Christmas break and wished them a Happy New Year.         

The Chair then welcomed the €8.2m funding from Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) awarded to the Waterside Shared Spaces Project.  He expressed his thanks to everyone involved in the  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC5/19

HC6/19

BT Young Scientists Award

Minutes:

The Chair referred to a recent achievement by Oran Timoney from Castlederg who attends Holy Cross College in Strabane.  He stated that the pupil had won a special award for ‘Project with the Best Impact on Human Health’ from the Royal College of Surgeons for his work entitled ‘categorising  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC6/19

HC7/19

Castlederg High School

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey extended his congratulations to Oran Timoney on winning the award.  He stated that it was also important to note the magnificent achievement from Castlederg High School on being placed first in the non-grammar GCSE league table including English and Maths.

 

HC8/19

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 6 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Minutes:

The open Minutes of the Meeting held on 6 December 2018 (HC242/18 –HC256/18) were confirmed and signed by the Chairperson as correct.

 

 

Matters Arising

HC9/19

Derry City and Strabane District Civic Forum (Suicide Prevention) (HC249/18)

Minutes:

Councillor Robinson referred to the proposed action regarding the removal of the messages of hope from the bridges and riverfront in the city and asked if there was any indication as to when the public consultation process would begin and how it would be undertaken.

 

In response, the Head of  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC9/19

HC10/19

'On the Ball' Motion Update pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Community Development and Leisure presented the report on behalf of the Lead Democratic Services and Improvement Officer, previously circulated to Members.  He stated that the purpose of the report was to seek Members’ views on and approval for the proposals in respect of combating period poverty.

 

He  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC10/19

HC11/19

Good Relations Audit, Strategy and Action Plan 2018-21 pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Community Development and Leisure presented the above report, previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide clarification for Members regarding the level of responses received during the consultation and to explain the rationale for the reference to the report entitled Protestant Migration from  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC11/19

HC12/19

Establishment of a Taskforce on Welfare Reform pdf icon PDF 44 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Community Development and Leisure presented the above report, previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to recommend the establishment of a Taskforce on Welfare Reform for the Council area and the nomination of Elected Members to the Taskforce.

 

Councillor McGinley stated that he endorsed  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC12/19

HC13/19

Dog Control Enforcement Policy pdf icon PDF 30 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Health and Community Wellbeing presented the above report, previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was for Members to consider the content of the report and approve the proposed Dog Control Enforcement Policy

 

Councillor P Kelly stated that dog fouling was a major issue throughout  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC13/19

HC14/19

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Council Dog Summary Statistics (April-September 2018) pdf icon PDF 34 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Head of Health and Community Wellbeing presented the above report, previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members on the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Council Dog Summary Statistics report for April to September 2018 and seek Members’ approval of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC14/19

HC15/19

WHO European Healthy Cities Network pdf icon PDF 45 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

The Head of Health and Community Wellbeing presented the above report, previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members that Derry City and Strabane District Council had successfully completed Phase VI (2014-2018) of the World Health Organisation (WHO) European Healthy Cities Network and to seek  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC15/19

HC16/19

Animal Welfare pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

                        The Head of Health and Community Wellbeing presented the above report, which had been previously circulated to Members for information. The purpose of the report was to update Members on the levels of activity in the Animal Welfare Service within the Derry City and District Council area.

 

                        The Committee

 

Recommended  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC16/19

HC17/19

Dog Control Cases pdf icon PDF 36 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Health and Community Wellbeing presented the above report, which had been previously circulated to Members for information.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the outcome of investigation into two separate cases where a dog attacked two individuals in May 2015 (HC232/18).

                       

                        The Committee  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC17/19

HC18/19

Update on Transfer of Houses in Multiple Occupation Function to Councils pdf icon PDF 41 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Health and Community Wellbeing presented the above report, which had been previously circulated to Members for information  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the progress with the transfer of Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO) function from the Northern Ireland Housing Executive (NIHE) to  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC18/19

HC19/19

Air Pollution in Northern Ireland 2017 pdf icon PDF 33 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Health and Community Wellbeing presented the above report, which had been previously circulated to Members for information.  The purpose of the report was to advise Members of the publication of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Report ‘Air Pollution in Northern Ireland 2017’. 

                       

                        The  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC19/19

HC20/19

Correspondence pdf icon PDF 19 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Health and Community presented the above report for information, previously circulated to Members regarding correspondence received by Council.

 

The Committee

                                               

Recommended      that Members note the contents of the report.