Agenda and minutes

Health and Community Committee
Thursday 10 December 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

HC212/20

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

HC213/20

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

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

 

HC214/20

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

The Director of Health and Community read the statement for remote meetings.

 

HC215/20

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey and Councillor Harkin declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda Item 5 – Deputation: To receive Mr Joe McCusker, UNISON, re: Council Motion on Healthcare Workers Pay.

 

                        Councillor McHugh declared an interest in the following Agenda Items:

 

                        Agenda Item 9 – Update on the Public Conveniences Working Group  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC215/20

HC216/20

Deputation: To receive Mr Joe McCusker, UNISON, re: Council Motion on Healthcare Workers Pay pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Minutes:

The Chair referred to the notice of motion, passed by Council on 24 September 2020, ‘that Council support the demands for an immediate pay increase for healthcare workers and to invite a local representative from the health and social care trade unions to speak on the matter’.

 

                        He advised that  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC216/20

Chairperson's Business

HC217/20

Funding Announcement

Minutes:

The Chair, noted the recent announcement by the Minister for Communities of a further £6.5m to support the most vulnerable over the Christmas period.  He advised that councils would be allocated £2.5m with £1m towards charities and £3m towards the Warm, Well and Connected Programme.  He stated that those most  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC217/20

HC218/20

Recent Shooting Incidents

Minutes:

The Chair condemned the recent reckless and dangerous actions of those who recently fired shots at a residence in the Waterside area of the city.  He noted that thankfully, the occupant was not at home.  He stated that such acts of violence were unwanted anywhere in our society.  He called  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC218/20

HC219/20

Role of Chairperson

Minutes:

The Chair advised that this was his first meeting as Chairperson of the Health and Community Committee and the last meeting of the year for Members and Officers.  He wished to take this opportunity to thank Members for their contributions and to Officers for their continued work and effort to  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC219/20

HC220/20

Council Owned Football Pitches

Minutes:

Alderman Warke requested clarity regarding Council owned football pitches throughout the city and district.  He stated that IFA had re-opened pitches throughout Northern Ireland.  However, local teams in this Council area were still unable to play any match fixtures.  He stated that if those teams wished to continue to play,  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC220/20

HC221/20

Matters Arising from the Open Minutes of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 12 November 2020 pdf icon PDF 459 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Meeting held on 12 November 2020 (HC188/20 –HC210/20) were confirmed and signed by the Chairperson.

 

 

Matters Arising from the Minutes

HC222/20

Employees within the Hospitality Sector (HC196/20)

Minutes:

Councillor Harkin asked if any response had been received in relation to the proposal to write to the Executive.

 

                        In response, the Director of Health and Community advised that no response had been received to date and she would follow up on the matter.

 

                        Councillor Harkin stated that whilst he  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC222/20

HC223/20

Electromagnetic Fields from 5G Base Stations (HC203/20)

Minutes:

Councillor Farrell requested an update on the proposal made at the previous Committee meeting to have the masts tested.

 

In response, the Head of Health and Community Wellbeing advised that correspondence had been sent to all of the schools on the matter.  He noted that one of the schools had  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC223/20

HC224/20

Mobile Phone Connectivity (HC195/20)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey asked if any feedback had been received from the mobile internet providers in relation to the matter.  He stated that Members had received numerous complaints on the issue of connectivity with mobile and internet.

 

In response, the Head of Health and Community Wellbeing stated that no feedback had  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC224/20

HC225/20

Pier at Newtownstewart (HC199/20)

Minutes:

Councillor Edwards requested an update on proposed works at the area.

 

In response, the Director of Health and Community advised that the pier at Newtownstewart was included within the report tabled for consideration later in the meeting.  She advised that an internal meeting had taken place with the property team  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC225/20

HC226/20

Everybody Active 2020 Programme Year 4 2019/2020 (HC202/20)

Minutes:

Councillor Mooney referred to the EBA Programme and requested an update on the matter.

 

In response, the Head of Community Development and Leisure advised that no formal response regarding the request for funding had been received.  However, Council had been informed over a period of time that funding would cease  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC226/20

HC227/20

Sunday Trading pdf icon PDF 135 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 for Members to consider a temporary extension of extended opening hours by large shops on a Sunday, while the coronavirus pandemic is in place.  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC227/20

HC228/20

Update on the Public Conveniences Working Group pdf icon PDF 273 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 considerations of the Public Conveniences Working Group and to seek approval to implement the recommendations of the working group  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC228/20

HC229/20

Brooke Park Bowling Green Portacabin pdf icon PDF 152 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 for a proposed upgrade of the Brooke Park Bowling Pavilion.

 

Councillor Harkin thanked Officers for the report and their work  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC229/20

HC230/20

Boxing Hub and Sports Hall Provision at Melvin Sports Complex pdf icon PDF 135 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 appointment of consultants and fully integrated design team in relation to the development of a boxing hub and multi–purpose  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC230/20

HC231/20

Cycling Ireland - Regional Cycle Hubs pdf icon PDF 128 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 Cycling Ireland’s initiative to create regional Cycling Hubs throughout Northern Ireland to promote cycling as an accessible and enjoyable pursuit  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC231/20

HC232/20

Department of Justice Draft Modern Slavery Strategy for Northern Ireland 2021/2022: Draft Response to Consultation pdf icon PDF 133 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 on a draft response to the Department of Justice Draft Modern Slavery Strategy for NI 2021-22 Consultation.

 

                        The Committee

 

Recommended  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC232/20

HC233/20

Northern Ireland Assembly Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill Draft Response to Consultation pdf icon PDF 130 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’ endorsement of a draft response to the NI Assembly Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Bill Consultation. 

 

                        The Committee

 

Recommended       That Members approve  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC233/20

HC234/20

Advice Services pdf icon PDF 131 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 for the reallocation of £22,293 for Advice Services funding to be reallocated to provide for additional Marketing costs and/or any  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC234/20

HC235/20

Additional NI Executive Funding for Food Support pdf icon PDF 150 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 potential for an additional food support allocation

following recent communication from the Department for

Communities (DFC), in  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC235/20

HC236/20

Six Month Progress Report: Health and Community Directorate Service Plan 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 150 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 provide Members with details of the six-month progress (April –September 2020) in terms of delivery of the performance objectives associated with the Service Delivery  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC236/20

HC237/20

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. 

 

HC238/20

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.