Agenda and minutes

Health and Community Committee
Thursday 11 February 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

HC34/21

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

HC35/21

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

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

 

HC36/21

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

The Chair read the statement for remote meetings.

 

HC37/21

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Aldermen Guy, Devenney and Hussey and Councillors Ferguson, Logue, Edwards, Mooney and McHugh declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda Item 8 – Hardship Fund.

 

Alderman Devenney declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda Item 16 – Draft Budget Consultation – Department for Communities.

Alderman Guy declared a pecuniary interest in Agenda  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC37/21

HC38/21

Deputation: To Receive Erin McFeely: Derry and Strabane Healthy City and District - World Health Organisation European Healthy Cities Network pdf icon PDF 400 KB

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed Ms McFeely to the meeting and invited her to make the presentation to the Committee. 

 

Ms McFeely, Chief Executive of Developing Healthy Communities presented the report to update Members on the work of the World Health Organisation (WHO) European Healthy Cities Network and seek support to maximise  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC38/21

Chairperson's Business

HC39/21

Condemnation

Minutes:

The Chair expressed his condemnation at the recent attacks on Council staff at Skeoge Road and also the assault to a member of security staff at Pennyburn Recycling Centre.  He stated no person should feel threatened when going about their normal daily life and work.  He stated that hopefully the  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC39/21

HC40/21

Lack of Addiction Services throughout the City and District

Minutes:

Councillor Farrell thanked the Chair for allowing him to raise the issue regarding the lack of addiction services across the city and district.  He stated addiction was a scourge on society with not many families being left unaffected by it.  He stated that there had been renewed calls by young  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC40/21

HC41/21

On the Street Youth Work/Anti-Social Behaviour

Minutes:

Councillor Ferguson stated that the coronavirus pandemic had been tough on everyone, particularly young people as they had lost their support networks and ability to socialise.  She stated that over the past year there has been a significant increase in anti-social behaviour as youths were coming together in an attempt  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC41/21

HC42/21

Recent Remarks made by Mr Gregory Campbell MP

Minutes:

Councillor Harkin referred to the recent racist statement made by Gregory Campbell.  He felt that Members should be collectively outraged that Mr Campbell had reiterated that he had nothing to apologise for.  He asked that Council join with the North West Migrants Forum in calling for an apology from Mr  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC42/21

HC43/21

Matters Arising from the Open Minutes of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 14 January 2021 pdf icon PDF 323 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Meeting held on 14 January 2021 (HC1/21 –HC29/21) were confirmed and signed by the Chairperson.

 

HC44/21

Playing Pitches Strategy Options (HC24/21)

Minutes:

Alderman Hussey referred to the Playing Pitch Strategy and expressed concern regarding the adequacy of private club pitches, however the report had outlined that no budget had been confirmed.  He asked if it was envisaged that a budget would be confirmed and when clubs could engage with Council Officers on  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC44/21

HC45/21

Dog Control (HC13/21) - Walkway Lighting

Minutes:

 Councillor Logue advised that she wished to raise an issue regarding walkways.  She referred to the lack of lighting along Foyle Embankment from Craigavon Bridge to beyond Coshowen on the Foyle Road.  She stated that she had been contacted by a large number of people regarding no lighting in that  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC45/21

HC46/21

Electromagnetic Fields from 5G Base Stations (HC21/21)

Minutes:

Councillor Farrell requested an update on the 5G masts at Carnhill and Strand Road and queried whether or not they have been tested.

 

                        In response, the Head of Health and Community Wellbeing advised that to date no reports have been received in relation to the monitoring data at those two  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC46/21

HC47/21

Deputation: from UNISON, re: Council Motion on Healthcare Workers Pay (HC17/21) - (Seagate Workers Rights)

Minutes:

Councillor Harkin felt that Council had previously spoken at length on workers’ rights, social justice and trade unions.  He expressed disappointment at the recent treatment of NI port workers and their trade unions.  He stated that employees were withdrawn from work on the basis of supposed communication from unions which  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC47/21

HC48/21

Hardship Fund pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Minutes:

The Director of Legacy presented the above report, details of which had been previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with the recommendations from the Welfare Reform Working Group with respect to the Hardship Fund.

She advised that with regard to fuel poverty, some  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC48/21

HC49/21

Food Fraud Activities - Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) pdf icon PDF 155 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 inform Members of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in relation to food fraud activities between Local Authority Food Teams in England, Wales and  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC49/21

HC50/21

Clean Air Strategy for Northern Ireland - DAERA Public Discussion Document pdf icon PDF 178 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’ views on the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) Public Discussion Document on a Clean Air Strategy for Northern  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC50/21

HC51/21

Pavement Café Licensing Scheme - Continued Support for Hospitality Businesses pdf icon PDF 99 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 seek Members’ approval to extend the period during which an application may be made for a pavement café licence, free of charge until  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC51/21

HC52/21

Department for Communities Make the Call Wraparound Service - Data Sharing Agreement with Home Safety and Affordable Warmth Teams pdf icon PDF 136 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 for Council’s

Home Safety and Affordable Warmth Services to enter into a Data Sharing Agreement with the Department for Communities  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC52/21

HC53/21

Dog Control Update pdf icon PDF 156 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 advise Members on and seek Members’ views on the implementation of actions raised previously at the Heath and Community Committee and Council meetings  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC53/21

HC54/21

Grant Aid 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 139 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 process and timelines for the 2021/22 Grant Aid Programmes within the Health and Community Directorate.

 

Alderman Devenney welcomed the  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC54/21

HC55/21

Sport Northern Ireland Draft Corporate Plan 2020-2025 pdf icon PDF 156 KB

Minutes:

            The Head of Community Development and Leisure presented the report, the purpose of which was to advise Members of and seek views on the Sport Northern Ireland draft Corporate Plan 2020-2025 which is open for consultation in addition to promoting the opportunity for feedback through the Citizens Space survey.

 

Alderman  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC55/21

HC56/21

Draft Budget Consultation - Department for Communities pdf icon PDF 185 KB

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 advise Members following the decision of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee of the consultation period, which closes on 25 February 2021, of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC56/21

HC57/21

Legal Proceedings Instigated in respect of Deer Carcasses - Outcome Update pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Minutes:

The Head of Health and Community Wellbeing presented the above report, details of which were previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to update Members on the outcome of legal proceedings which Council instigated in respect of food related offences pertaining to deer carcasses found at domestic  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC57/21

HC58/21

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.

 

                        Councillor Edwards noted his frustration regarding correspondence from Royal Mail.  He advised that the Mayor had also recently  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC58/21

HC59/21

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.