Agenda and minutes

Health and Community Committee
Thursday 11 June 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

HC81/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

HC82/20

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

The Director of Health and Community recorded Members attendance. Apologies were received from Councillor Burke.

 

 

HC83/20

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

The Chair read the statement for remote meetings.

HC84/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Alderman Devenney and Councillor Harkin declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following agenda item:

 

·         No. 8:  Advice Services 2020/21 – Extension of Funding to 31 March 2021.

 

                        Councillor McHugh declared a non-pecuniary interest in the following agenda item:

                       

·         No. 7 Matters Arising from the Open Minutes of the Heath and  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC84/20

HC85/20

Deputations: Attendance by Dr. Bob Brown, WHSCT and Mr Dermot Parsons, RQIA re: Care Homes in Northern Ireland

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed the representatives from the Western Health and Social Care Trust (WHSCT) and Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) to the meeting and invited them to make their presentations.

 

                        Dr Brown proceeded to give a presentation to Members and highlighted the following:

 

                        Care Homes – Covid-19

 

      Prevention  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC85/20

Chairperson's Business

HC86/20

Condolences

Minutes:

Councillor Reilly thanked the Chair for allowing him to raise the matter of the recent passing of Mr Seamus McAnee.  He stated that Mr McAnee was the lynchpin of the City of Derry Swimming Club and a founding member of Derry Credit Union.  He asked that Council write a  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC86/20

HC87/20

Incoming Chair and Deputy Chair

Minutes:

Alderman McKane thanked Members for their kind words and appreciated their comments on his appointment as Chair of the Health and Community Committee.  He expressed his thanks to Councillor Fleming, outgoing Chair, on his good work over the past year and described how he had conducted committee business in a  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC87/20

HC88/20

Men's Action Network

Minutes:

The Chair stated that he had been contacted by Men’s Action Network (MAN) who wish to make a presentation to Members of the Health and Community Committee and asked if Members were in agreement. Members agreed that the Men’s Action Network be invited to attend to make a presentation at  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC88/20

HC89/20

Attack on Tullywhisker Orange Hall

Minutes:

The Chair expressed his condemnation at the recent attack on Tullywhisker Orange Hall, situated between Castlederg and Sion Mills.  He stated that he was saddened and angry to hear of the attack on the premises which was regularly used to hold community events.  He stated that any attack on any  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC89/20

HC90/20

Matters Arising from the Open Minutes of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 12 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Meeting held on 12 March 2020 (HC57/20 –HC75/20) were confirmed and signed by the Chairperson.

 

HC91/20

Playing Pitches and Ancillary Services Needs in Rural Strabane (HC63/20)

Minutes:

Councillor McHugh noted that officers were aware that the Gaelic club at Castlederg had approached Council in 2019 regarding future needs for playing facilities due to work to be carried out on the training pitch.  He stated that Spamount Playing Fields had been identified as a site to facilitate training.  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC91/20

HC92/20

Advice Services 2020/21 - Extension of Funding to 31st March 2021 pdf icon PDF 142 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 funding allocations to current Advice Providers for an additional nine months for the period 1 July 2020 to  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC92/20

HC93/20

Leisure and Sports Services Pricing Policy and Schedule of Charges 2020/21 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 seek Members’ approval for the Leisure and Sports Services Pricing Policy and Schedule of Charges 2020/21.

 

                        Councillor Logue stated that Council’s Pricing Policy  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC93/20

HC94/20

NI Assembly Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill - Draft Response to Consultation pdf icon PDF 131 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 a Draft response to the NI Assembly Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill.

 

                        Councillor McHugh stated that he had  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC94/20

HC95/20

Nomination of Chairperson to the Derry and Strabane Policing and Community Safety Partnership pdf icon PDF 133 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 nominate the Chairperson to the Derry and Strabane Policing and Community Safety Partnership.

 

                        Councillor Farrell nominated Councillor Reilly as Chairperson to the Derry  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC95/20

HC96/20

Coronavirus Business Restrictions and Closures - Enforcement pdf icon PDF 175 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 correspondence issued to Councils on 15 May 2020, concerning the decision by the NI Executive to designate Councils as the  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC96/20

HC97/20

Appointment of an Additional Public Analyst pdf icon PDF 188 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 appointment of an additional Public Analyst adding to the list of Public Analysts previously approved by Council in May  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC97/20

HC98/20

Allergen Seminars 2020 pdf icon PDF 141 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 inform members about Allergen Seminars which were organised and conducted by the Food Safety Team of the Council, for Food Business Operators (FBOs).  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC98/20

HC99/20

Creation of Dog Control Orders under The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 pdf icon PDF 211 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 the creation of Dog Control Orders under The Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 and consultation on same.  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC99/20

HC100/20

Update on the Affordable Warmth Scheme Funding 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 the revised level of funding that has been awarded to Council by the Department for Communities (DfC) with  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC100/20

HC101/20

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. 

 

HC102/20

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.