Agenda and minutes

Derry City and Strabane District Council
Thursday 22 November 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

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C349/18

Notice and Summons of Meeting

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The Mayor read the Notice and Summons for the Meeting.

 

C350/18

Member Attendance and Apologies

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The Mayor completed the roll call and recorded apologies from Aldermen R Hamilton and Thompson and Councillor P Kelly.

 

 

C351/18

Webcasting Notice

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The Mayor read the Webcast Announcement for the Meeting.

 

C352/18

Declarations of Members' Interests

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There were no declarations of interest.

C353/18

Chairperson's Business

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C353/18         Welcome

The Mayor welcomed Councillor Mellon to her first meeting of Council and wished her well.

 

Councillor Duffy also welcomed Councillor Mellon to the Chamber and as a Member of Sinn Fein in Council.

 

She then made the following nominations to Membership of Committees and External Bodies:

 

·         Health and  ...  view the full minutes text for item C353/18

C354/18

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Meeting of the Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Thursday 25 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 125 KB

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The Minutes of the Open Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on 25 October 2018 (C313/18-C340/18) were submitted.

                        Councillor Hastings Moved, Councillor Gallagher Seconded and the Council.

Resolved       that the above Minutes be adopted as a true record of the Meeting

 

C355/18

Matters Arising

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C356/18         Situation in Khan al-Ahmar (C319/18)

Councillor Gallagher referred to Council’s corporate position regarding Palestine which was in crisis.

Councillor Gallagher Moved, Seconded by Councillor Donnelly

That    Council reaffirms its position by marking the United Nations International Day of Solidarity and we send solidarity to the people of Palestine  ...  view the full minutes text for item C355/18

C356/18

Adoption of the Open Minutes of the following Committees

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C357/18

Special Meeting of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 8 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 66 KB

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The Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 8 November 2018 (SHC1/18-SHC4/18) were submitted.

                        Alderman McClintock Moved, Seconded by Councillor Duffy and the Council

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the Meeting.

 

C357/18a

Monthly Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 6 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 68 KB

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The Minutes of the Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on 6 November 2018 (GSP153/18-GSP166/18) were submitted.

                        Alderman Hussey Moved, Councillor Hastings Seconded and the Council

 

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the meeting

 

C357/18b

Monthly Planning Committee held on Wednesday 7 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

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The Minutes of the Planning Committee held on 7 November 2018 (P184/18-P196/18) were submitted.

Alderman Bresland Moved, Seconded by Councillor Dobbins and the Council

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the Meeting

 

C357/18c

Monthly Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on Thursday 8 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 44 KB

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The Minutes of the Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on 8 November 2018 (AAR103/18 – AAR115/18) were submitted.

                        Councillor Hastings Moved, Councillor McKeever Seconded and the Council

 

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the meeting

 

C357/18d

Monthly Business and Culture Committee held on Friday 9 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

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The Minutes of the Business and Culture Committee held on Friday 9

November 2018 (BC217/18 – BC232/18) were submitted.

                       

Councillor M McHugh Moved, Seconded by Councillor Cusack and the Council

 

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the Meeting

 

C357/18e

Monthly Environment and Regeneration Committee held on Wednesday 14 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

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The Minutes of the Environment and Regeneration Committee held on 14 November 2018 (ER248/18 – ER272/18) were submitted.

                        Alderman Bresland Moved, Seconded by Councillor Dobbins and the Council

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the Meeting

                        Matters Arising from the Minutes

C366/18         Memorandum of  ...  view the full minutes text for item C357/18e

C357/18f

Monthly Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 15 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

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                        The Minutes of the Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 15 November 2018 (HC221/18-HC236/18) were submitted.

 

                        Councillor Duffy Moved, Seconded by Councillor Cusack and the Council

Resolved       that the above minutes be adopted as a true record of the Meeting.

 

                        Matters Arising from the Minutes

 

C369/18         Dog Control Enforcement  ...  view the full minutes text for item C357/18f

C358/18

Notices of Motion

Councillor Gallagher to Move:

 

I call upon this Council to write to the British and Irish Governments asking them to immediately remove the constraints known as the border before the deadline of 29th March 2019. This council asserts that the border is this districts main cause of high deprivation, high unemployment and poor health and housing.  This Council is confident that once the border is gone and partition is ended that many advancements will be made in economic, health and social issues as well as allowing for the ending of community divisions within this District.

 

Councillor Cusack to Move:

 

This Council recognises the negative impact of unsightly graffiti in our public spaces, community areas and residential streets. Acknowledges that this vandalism is not acceptable in our City and District and should not go unchecked. Understands that pride in our place is vital for our wellbeing but also key to our tourism product and welcomes the actions of groups such as UVArts and supports the Peace IV Street Art concepts. Pledges to work autonomously or directly with organisations, property owners and the public to identify and facilitate the removal of graffiti and improvement of our neighbourhoods through the establishment of a dedicated task management team across the Council’s relevant departments.

 

Councillor Reilly to Move:

This Council notes that the Community Pharmacy network in NI delivers community-based healthcare services and promotes well-being, with around 123,000 people visiting a community pharmacy every day.

 

This Council further notes that in 2015 a report was commissioned by the Department of Health and carried out by Pricewaterhouse Coopers for the financial year 2011/12. That report verified that the total HSC cost of running the community pharmacy service in NI is in the region of £130 million - £136 million annually. Despite this, the community pharmacy network remains underfunded by at least £20million per year.

 

This Council will write to the Secretary of State and the Permanent Secretary in the Department of Health urging that the Department ; Opens further discussions with the representative body Community Pharmacy NI; Urgently introduces an interim rescue package; Introduce changes to the payment arrangements for Chemists to address the issue of ‘dispensing at a loss’; Ensures sufficient funding is maintained across the network including rural areas; Delivers a new community pharmacy contract as a matter of urgency.

 

Finally, this Council will write to the other 10 Councils across N.I. asking them to support this resolution.

 

Councillor Duddy to Move:

 

Sinn Féin recognises the positive benefits that breastfeeding can have for both the mother and baby. Calls on the Council to support the #NotSorryMums campaign run by the Public Health Agency and the Department of Health. Further calls on the Council to ensure that all council facilities are a part of the ‘Breastfeeding welcome here scheme’.

 

Aithníonnan Chomhairle na buntáistí dearfacha a bhaineann le cothú cíche don mháthair agus an leanbh beirt.   Iarrann muid ar an Chomhairle tacaíocht a thabhairt don fheachtas #NotSorryMums atá á reáchtáil ag an  ...  view the full agenda text for item C358/18

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C370/18         Border Removal

                        Councillor P Gallagher Moved, Seconded by Councillor Donnelly

I call upon this Council to write to the British and Irish Governments asking them to immediately remove the constraints known as the border before the deadline of 29th March 2019.  This Council asserts that the border is this  ...  view the full minutes text for item C358/18

C359/18

Seal pdf icon PDF 28 KB

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Councillor Tierney Moved, Councillor Reilly Seconded and the Council

Resolved       that the seal of the Council be affixed to the following documents

                                                            Sealing List November 2018

Documents Sealed 16th October 2018

 

Order:- Relating to Derry City and Strabane District Council Air Quality Management Area No. 4 - 2018.  ...  view the full minutes text for item C359/18