The Head of Community Development and Leisure presented the above report, previously circulated to Members. The purpose of the report was to seek Members’ approval to appoint a consultancy team to assist officers to develop a sport, physical activity and wellbeing strategy and for the approval of a maximum budget of £30,000 to carry out this strategy work and any consultation work required with partner organisations and the general public.
Councillor Duffy thanked the Officer for the report. She expressed her excitement to read the report as she had been heavily lobbied by the boxing community following the success of boxing programmes in the Belfast area.
Alderman Hussey drew Members attention to Paragraphs 2.4 and 3.3 within the report and queried if Donegal County Council had been asked to contribute to funding for the strategy work.
The Head of Community Development and Leisure clarified that the strategy and key actions within the strategy would be for the benefit of the Derry City and Strabane District Council Area and that Donegal County Council would only benefit from the mapping exercise. In response to further requests from Alderman Hussey, the Head of Community Development and Leisure confirmed that funding would be requested at the next meeting regarding the strategy with Donegal County Council.
Recommended That Members (i) approve the appointment of a consultancy team to assist officers to develop a sport, physical activity and wellbeing strategy; (ii) approve the budget of a maximum of £30,000 to carry out this strategy work and any consultation work required with partner organisations and the general public.