Derry City and Strabane District Council
Thursday 27 April 2017 4.00 pm

Venue: Guildhall, Derry. View directions


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Notice and Summons of Meeting

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Webcasting Notice

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Members Attendance and Apologies

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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 30 March 2017 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

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Matters Arising

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Adoption of the Open Minutes of the following Committees

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Monthly Governance and Strategic Planning Committee held on Tuesday 4 April 2017 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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Monthly Planning Committee held on Wednesday 5 April 2017 pdf icon PDF 106 KB

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Monthly Assurance, Audit and Risk Committee held on Thursday 6 April 2017 pdf icon PDF 46 KB

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Monthly Business and Culture Committee held on Tuesday 11 April 2017 pdf icon PDF 60 KB

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Monthly Environment and Regeneration Committee held on Wednesday 12 April 2017 pdf icon PDF 56 KB

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Monthly Health and Community Committee held on Thursday 13 April 2017 pdf icon PDF 123 KB

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Notices of Motion

Alderman Ramsey to Move:


That this Council considers financial assistance along with parents, local business and Ebrington School for the temporary bus transporting school children to the new Ebrington School.  This is to secure sustainability until the Waterside greenway is completed.


Councillor Cusack to Move:


This Council recognises the huge mental and physical health benefits of our Parks and open green spaces and commits to ensuring they are treated as a priority by Council.  We need to retain and safeguard our shared spaces, especially in built up areas.  We acknowledge that all our parks should be equally and adequately resourced, monitored and maintained to protect the safety and wellbeing of all users in this City and District.


Councillor Reilly to Move:


This Council supports the Right to Work: Right to Welfare (R2W) group’s “People’s Proposal” aim at introducing a simple but vital checklist for social security decision makers.


This Council supports this aim and will write to the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Communities calling for the issuance of guidance to all Decision Makers, requiring them to ensure that both due process and impact assessments are undertaken and fully complied with in the decision making process.


Councillor Tierney to Move:


That this Council recognises that Welfare Reform will have a significant impact on the most vulnerable in our communities.


Council notes that the NI Appeals Service have confirmed that there will be dramatic increase in appeals.


Council further recognises that this expected increase will place major pressure on local CAB and independent advice agencies to provide representation at appeals.


Council calls on the Department for Communities to provide the advice centres with the additional funds required to deal with the increased demand for tribunal representation in this Council area.

Councillor O’Reilly to Move:


I call on this Council to support the call from Derry Trade Union Council for a comprehensive analysis to be carried out into the outcomes of the Steps to Success Programme in this Council area.

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Response to Motions pdf icon PDF 24 KB

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Correspondence pdf icon PDF 23 KB

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Seal pdf icon PDF 34 KB

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