Agenda and minutes

Health and Community Committee
Thursday 13 May 2021 4.00 pm

Venue: remotely - Remotely. View directions

Items
No. Item

HC116/21

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Minutes:

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

 

HC117/21

Member Attendance and Apologies

Minutes:

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

 

HC118/21

Statement for Remote Meetings

Minutes:

The Chairman read the statement for remote meetings.

 

HC119/21

Declarations of Members' Interests

Minutes:

Councillors O’Neill and Reilly declared a pecuniary interest in Agenda item 6 - Deputation: Western Health & Social Care Trust - Rebuild Plans.

 

                        Councillor Edwards declared an interest in Agenda Item 8 - Determination of an Application for the Renewal of an Entertainments Licence for The Abercorn Arms.

 

                        Councillor Mooney declared  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC119/21

HC120/21

Deputation: Western Health & Social Care Trust - Rebuild Plans Attendees: Teresa Molloy, Director of Performance & Service Improvement Geraldine McKay, Director of Acute Services
Bob Brown, Director of Primary Care & Older Peoples Services
Tom Cassidy, Acting Director of Women & Children's Services
Karen O'Brien, Director of Adult Mental Health & Disability Services
Neil Guckian, Director of Finance & Contracting Dr Catherine McDonnell, Medical Director
Chris Curran, Communications & Public Affairs Manager Oliver Kelly, Head of Communications pdf icon PDF 685 KB

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed the representatives from the Western Health and Social Care Trust and invited them to make their presentation, previously forwarded to Committee Members.

 

                        The representatives from the Trust made their presentation to Members regarding:

 

·         COVID-19 update Position and Review               

·         Rebuild of Services                                                              

·         Staff Health and Wellbeing and Supports  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC120/21

HC121/21

Determination of an Application for the Renewal of an Entertainments Licence for The Abercorn Arms, in respect of which representations have been received pdf icon PDF 300 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed those with speaking rights at the Committee hearing held for the purpose of making a determination of the application for the renewal of the entertainments licence for the Abercorn Arms, 44 Main Street, Newtownstewart. 

ThePrincipal Environmental Health Officer presented the above report, details of which had  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC121/21

Chairperson's Business

HC122/21

Thanks

Minutes:

The Chair advised that this was his last meeting as Chairperson of the Health and Community Committee prior to Council’s Annual General Meeting.  He extended his thanks to the Director and the officers of the Health and Community Directorate for all their assistance during his time as Chair.  He stated  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC122/21

HC123/21

Strabane Summer Camp

Minutes:

Councillor Edwards thanked the Chair for permitting him to raise an issue regarding IFA Summer Camps.  He stated that the Summer Camp had taken place in previous years at Melvin Sports Complex in Strabane.  He advised that the programme attracted hundreds of children from the area who attended a full  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC123/21

HC124/21

Workers at Hovis Bread Ltd

Minutes:

Councillor Harkin stated that he wished to raise an issue regarding workers’ rights.  He advised that employees of Hovis Bread Ltd were planning strike action on Friday 14 May 2021.  He stated that the Hovis brand was prominent throughout Northern Ireland and that workers have demanded a 10% pay increase.  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC124/21

HC125/21

Matters Arising from the Open Minutes of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 15 April 2021 pdf icon PDF 387 KB

Minutes:

The Open Minutes of the Meeting held on 15 April 2021 (HC62/21 –HC90/21) were confirmed and signed by the Chairperson.

 

Matters Arising from the Minutes

HC126/21

Reopening of Outdoor Sport (HC107/21)

Minutes:

Councillor McHugh welcomed the return to sport at Spamount playing pitches.  However, this had resulted in an increase in traffic in the area which has caused blockages on the Bay Road, adjacent to the playing fields.  He requested that officers investigate the possibility of increasing parking capacity at Spamount playing  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC126/21

HC127/21

Recent Shooting Attack and Incidents of Unrest (HC97/21)

Minutes:

Councillor Harkin noted that Council have had numerous discussions regarding policing and advised that a protest would take place at the Guildhall, Derry on Saturday 15 May 2021.  He stated that the protest was in relation to the call for emergency action for Palestine and appealed for the right to  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC127/21

HC128/21

Giant Hogweed (HC100/21)

Minutes:

In response to the request for an update by Alderman Hussey, the Director of Health and Community advised that the matter was referred to the Environment and Regeneration Directorate on 15 April 2021.  She stated that an update to Members would be requested by the relevant Directorate.

 

HC129/21

Pitches and Pavilions Additional Works (HC104/21)

Minutes:

Councillor Edwards stated that he wished to raise an issue regarding the Glebe playing pitch.  He stated that local residents had raised concerns regarding anti-social behaviour on those pitches.  He stated that the PSNI had advised that they would not take action as it was a noise issue before 11.00pm.  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC129/21

HC130/21

Advice Services (HC103/21)

Minutes:

Councillor Harkin stated that a number of discussions had taken place regarding issues in relation to advice services that he felt were quite important.  He noted that all Elected Representatives would have recently received an update from the Chief Executive regarding a number of proposed actions to be taken.  He  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC130/21

HC131/21

Proposed Shared Management Agreement to Hillcrest Trust for management of Corrody Road grass training pitch pdf icon PDF 136 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 enter discussions to provide a shared management agreement for Hillcrest Trust for management of Corrody Road grass training pitch.  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC131/21

HC132/21

Requirement to Advertise Entertainments Licence Applications pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Minutes:

The Principal Environmental Health Officer 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 revision to the entertainments licensing procedure so that applicants are only required to place an advertisement in one local newspaper  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC132/21

HC133/21

Industrial Pollution Prevention and Control pdf icon PDF 232 KB

Minutes:

The Principal Environmental Health Officer presented the above report, details of which were previously circulated to Members.  The purpose of the report was to provide Members with an update on the planned programme of work for the forthcoming year in relation to Industrial Pollution Prevention and Control.

                       

                        The Committee

 

Recommended  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC133/21

HC134/21

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 referred to the response received from the British Medical Association (BMA) and asked if Western Urgent  ...  view the full minutes text for item HC134/21

HC135/21

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.