Agenda and minutes

Health and Community Committee
Thursday 15 April 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

HC93/21

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

HC94/21

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

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

 

HC95/21

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

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

 

HC96/21

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillors Burke and R Barr declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda Item 9 – Covid-19 Food and Essential Supplies Transition Fund.

 

Alderman Devenney and Guy declared a non-pecuniary interest in Agenda Item 10 – Re-opening of Outdoor Sports.

 

 

Open for decision

Chairperson's Business

HC97/21

Recent Shooting Attack and Incidents of Unrest

Minutes:

The Chair expressed condemnation at yet a further shooting incident in the City.  He stated that there was no place for guns in our society and urged anyone with information to contact the PSNI.

 

He stated that over the Easter period, many predominantly Protestant areas of the Waterside had witnessed  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC97/21

HC98/21

Return to Outdoor Sports

Minutes:

The Chair stated that due to the relaxation of the Covid-19 restrictions there has been the return of team training.  He advised that with further imminent announcements expected by the Executive, that teams would be returning to full outdoor play in the coming weeks.  He welcomed the opportunity for a  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC98/21

HC99/21

Request for a Minute's Silence for Health care and Front line Workers who have passed away during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Minutes:

Councillor Harkin stated that Council had previously discussed at length, the contributions of healthcare workers and essential workers that have worked on the frontlines during the coronavirus pandemic. He stated that unfortunately, many healthcare workers had died as a result of putting themselves at risk to help others during the  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC99/21

HC100/21

Giant Hogweed

Minutes:

Councillor R Barr requested that officers liaise with colleagues from the Environment and Regeneration Directorate regarding the issue of giant hogweed.  He stated that hogweed had been an ongoing issue for some years in the Strabane area.  He noted that last year, a child had come into contact with hogweed  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC100/21

HC101/21

Determination of an Application for the Renewal of an Entertainments Licence for Danny O'Neill's Bar, in respect of which representations have been received pdf icon PDF 302 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 provide Members with suitable and sufficient information to enable determination of an application for the renewal of an indoor entertainments licence for Danny  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC101/21

HC102/21

Matters Arising from the Open Minutes of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 11 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 305 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Meeting held on 11 March 2021 (HC62/21 –HC90/21) were confirmed and signed by the Chairperson.

 

Matters Arising from the Minutes

HC103/21

Advice Services (HC80/21)

Minutes:

Councillor Harkin stated that the Committee had recently agreed to a resolution in relation to advice services and that subsequently Members had met with 3 of the advice providers. He expressed concern at the potential decisions by the Advice Services Panel.  He stated that such decision had made him more  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC103/21

HC104/21

Pitches and Pavilions Additional works (HC76/21)

Minutes:

Councillor McHugh stated that discussions had taken place at the District Sports Committee regarding the ongoing drainage issue at Mitchell Park.  He stated that it was an issue that had proven problematic over the years and it would be costly to address it.  However, he noted that the District Sports  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC104/21

HC105/21

Extension to the existing Licence Agreement for the use of Northside Units during the Construction Phase of the New-Build at Shantallow Community Centre 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 seek Members’ approval for the extension by three months of a licence agreement between Council and Northside Assets Limited and Northside Assets (No2)  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC105/21

HC106/21

Covid-19 Food and Essential Supplies Transition Fund pdf icon PDF 143 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  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC106/21

HC107/21

Re-opening of Outdoor Sports pdf icon PDF 154 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 on the planned re-opening of Outdoor Sports Facilities.  He advised that the content of the report would most likely be superseded  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC107/21

HC108/21

Dog Control Update pdf icon PDF 170 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 provide an update on the Responsible Dog Ownership Campaign by Council departments aimed at tackling dog fouling across the Council area.  The report  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC108/21

HC109/21

Deputations Update pdf icon PDF 136 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 update Members on outstanding deputations to the Health and Community Committee and to seek Members’ consideration on specific deputations associated with Addiction Services and  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC109/21

HC110/21

Health and Community Directorate Annual Service Delivery Plan 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 157 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 seek Members’ approval for the delivery plan for the Health and Community Directorate for 2021/22.

Councillor McHugh referred to the Community Toilet Scheme within  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC110/21

Open for Information

HC111/21

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) Regulations (NI) 2020 - Update on the Work of the Health and Safety and Consumer Protection Team 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 223 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 work of the Environmental Health Department with regards to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No.2) Regulations (NI) 2020 and to  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC111/21

HC112/21

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.

 

The Committee

 

Recommended       that Members note the contents of the report. 

 

HC113/21

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.

 

Alderman Hussey referred to the DfC consultation for a new sport and physical activity strategy for Northern Ireland.  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC113/21