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

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

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Notice and Summons of Meeting

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Member Attendance and Apologies

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Webcasting Notice

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Declarations of Members' Interests

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Open for Decision

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Chairperson's Business

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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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Matters Arising

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Adoption of the Open Minutes of the following Committees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 9.

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Open for Information

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