Agenda

Derry City and Strabane District Council
Thursday 30 January 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Notice and Summons of Meeting

Additional documents:

2.

Member Attendance and Apologies

Additional documents:

3.

Webcasting Notice

Additional documents:

4.

Declarations of Members' Interests

Additional documents:

5.

Chairperson's Business

Additional documents:

Open for Decision

Additional documents:

6.

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Meeting of the Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Thursday 19 December 2019 pdf icon PDF 302 KB

Additional documents:

7.

Matters Arising

Additional documents:

8.

Confirmation of the Open Minutes of the Special Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Tuesday 17 December 2019 pdf icon PDF 366 KB

Additional documents:

9.

Adoption of the Open Minutes of the following Committees

Additional documents:

9a

Monthly Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 7 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 347 KB

Additional documents:

9b

Monthly Planning Committee held on Wednesday 8 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Additional documents:

9c

Monthly Planning Committee (Reconvened) held on Thursday 9 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 253 KB

Additional documents:

9d

Monthly Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 14 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 322 KB

Additional documents:

9e

Monthly Environment and Regeneration Committee held on Wednesday 15 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 311 KB

Additional documents:

9f

Monthly Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 16 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 419 KB

Additional documents:

9g

Special Meeting of the Health and Community Committee held on Monday 20 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 266 KB

Additional documents:

9h

Special Meeting of the Environment and Regeneration Committee held on Wednesday 22 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Additional documents:

9i

Monthly Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on Thursday 23 January 2020 pdf icon PDF 274 KB

Additional documents:

10.

Notices of Motion

Councillor Cooper to Move:

 

This Council recognises and welcomes the increased usage of Council leisure facilities by the over 75’s. Due to their inability to drive, many of these users have to regularly pay for transport to these leisure facilities which in many cases creates financial hardship. Therefore in order to further encourage active lifestyles for our older citizens, this Council will bring a report to the Health and Community Committee with a view to waiving costs for over 75’s to use Council leisure facilities.

 

Councillor Donnelly to Move:

 

Given that the primary role of British policing in Ireland is to deny the Irish people our right to national sovereignty, this Council calls on the Dublin Government to cancel their proposed commemoration for the Royal Irish Constabulary.

 

Councillor R Barr to Move:

 

That this Council contacts the Education Authority Northern Ireland to investigate the possibility of acquiring the site left vacant by the closure of Milltown Grammar School at Liskey Road, Strabane, with a view to developing the site to provide a visitor’s centre, park and nature trail.

 

Councillor Farrell to Move:

 

That this Council reaffirms its opposition to all aspects of Welfare Reform;

recognises that Welfare Reform is causing financial hardship for many people across our city and district;

 

encourages those adversely affected by migration to Universal Credit or Personal Independence Payment to appeal against the decision;

 

disagrees with current protocols which force existing ESA claimants who fail medical assessments to apply for Universal Credit or go without money while the appeal is ongoing;

 

and calls on the Minister for Communities to introduce a system which allows disallowed ESA claimants to remain on a legacy benefit while the appeal is being heard.

 

Councillor McCann to Move:

 

Council reaffirms its support for the campaign by the Bloody Sunday families for justice and accountability.

 

Council condemns comments from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and other Tory MPs referring to ‘vexatious prosecutions’. 

 

Those responsible for the murder of innocent people on the streets of Derry on January 30 1972 should be held to account.

 

Council calls for support for the 48th anniversary week of events and the March for Justice on Sunday 2 February.

 

Councillor Harkin to Move:

 

Council shares the widespread disappointment that the Executive parties agreed a deal with the British and Irish Governments to restore the Stormont Assembly without securing financial commitments and costings.

 

Council is alarmed at the emphasis on reform of public services included in the new agreement.

 

Council opposes any attempt to put the financial burden of any shortfall upon all those who have suffered the most from austerity.

 

Council opposes any attempt to introduce new water charges.

 

Council calls for any increase in household rate bills to be linked to the ability to pay.

 

Council opposes any reduction of the Corporation Tax.

 

Additional documents:

Open for Information

Additional documents:

11.

Responses to Motions pdf icon PDF 188 KB

Additional documents:

12.

Seal - January 2020 pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Additional documents:

Confidential for Decision

Additional documents:

13.

Confirmation of the Confidential Minutes of the Monthly Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Thursday 19 December 2019

Additional documents:

14.

Confirmation of the Confidential Minutes of the Special Meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council held on Monday 13 January 2020

Additional documents:

15.

Adoption of the Confidential Minutes of the Following Committees

Additional documents:

15a

Monthly Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 7 January 2020

Additional documents:

15b

Monthly Planning Committee (Reconvened) held on Thursday 9 January 2020

Additional documents:

15c

Monthly Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 14 January 2020

Additional documents:

15d

Monthly Environment and Regeneration Committee Meeting held on Wednesday 15 January 2020

Additional documents:

15e

Monthly Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 16 January 2020

Additional documents:

16.

Any Other Relevant Items

Additional documents: