Agenda item

Notices of Motion

Councillor McHugh to Move:

Go dtacaíonn an Comhairle seo le h’éileamh mhuintir Chlóidí don mholadh srianadh meáchain 7.5 tona a chuir i bhfeidhm ar thrácht HGV ag dul fríd an tsráidbhaile agus iarrann muid ar an Aire Bonneagair críoch práinneach a chur leis an phróiseas fadálach comhairliúcháin agus cinneadh a dhéanamh ar an ábhair seo anois.

That this Council supports the demand from the people of Clady for the proposal to impose a 7.5 tonne HGV weight restriction upon traffic through their village and calls on the Minister of Infrastructure to urgently conclude the long drawn out consultation process and to now make a decision on this issue.


Councillor M Boyle to Move:


Go molann an Chomhairle seo iarrachtaí na n-oibrithe deonacha a thugann faoi ghlantacháin comhshaoil agus phiocóidí bruscair a dhéanamh ar fud fad cheantar Dhoire agus an tSratha Báin agus atá ag teacht go mór ar obair iontach ár bhfoirne glanta agus iad ag déanamh a seacht ndícheall ár ndúiche a choinneáil mar áit bheoga agus shlachtmhar le bheith i do chónaí ann, le bheith ag obair ann nó le bheith ag tabhairt cuairte uirthi.


Iarrann muid ar an Chomhairle comhpháirtíocht níos láidre a chothú leis na grúpaí seo agus tograí breise faoi threoir an chomhairle a thabhairt chuncinn ar nós ‘seachtain ghlanta comhshaoil’ chun aird níos fearr a tharraingt ar chúrsaí timpeallachta agus chun cur le rannpháirteachas pobail sa réimse saoránachta gníomhaí seo.


 That this Council commends the efforts of volunteers who undertake environmental clean-up and litter pick initiatives across the DCSDC area, further complementing the sterling work of our Council cleansing staff in striving to ensure that our district remains a vibrant and attractive place to live, work and visit.


Ask that Council forge stronger partnerships with the groups involved and bring forward additional Council led initiatives such as ‘an environmental clean-up week’ to promote greater awareness of environmental issues as well as more community involvement in this area of active citizenship.


Councillors Ferguson and McKinney to Move:


This Council encourages and supports reconciliation in our community and

congratulates the Integrated Education Fund and the integrated schools movement on being nominated for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize;


Furthermore this Council will write to the NI Executive that we look forward and support the early implementation of "Priorities of the Restored Executive" which stated in the "NEW DECADE, NEW APPROACH" agreement that:


The Executive will establish an external, independent review of education provision, with a focus on securing greater efficiency in delivery costs, raising standards, access to the curriculum for all pupils, and the prospects of moving towards a single education system”.


To help build a shared and integrated society, the Executive will support educating children and young people of different backgrounds together in the classroom”.


Councillor Donnelly to Move:


This Council commends the global humanitarian work carried out by the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade and recommend that they are nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.


Councillor Cooper to Move:

This Council reaffirms its commitment to pursuing the long awaited upgrade of the A2 Buncrana Road.


Calls on the DFI Minister to find an agreed solution that will allow this to progress and open up the economic potential for our City and District.

Go n-athdhearbhaíonn an Chomhairle seo a gealltanas chun tabhairt faoi uasghrádú Bhóthar A2 Bhun Cranncha a bhfuiltear ag súil leis le fada. 

Glaonn an Chomhairle ar an Aire Bonneagair réiteach aontaithe a fháil a éascóidh dul chun cinn air seo agus a osclóidh an acmhainneacht eacnamíochta dár gCathair agus dár gCeantar


Councillor Dobbins to Move:


That Council note the devastation caused by the result of drink driving throughout this City and District and beyond.


That this Council welcomes the new legislation brought by Department of Infrastructure Minister Mallon to prevent a suspected drink driver evading prosecution and that Council include anti drink driving messaging regulations in our Christmas marketing campaign.


Councillor Doyle to Move:


That this Council notes the demonstrable negative effect the Covid-19 pandemic and government restrictions has had on the mental health of our people and the additional stress that necessary public health measures have placed on families and business;

and calls on the Department of Health alongside Executive partners to prioritise wraparound mental health services accessible to all ages to support people in anticipation of an end to the current pandemic. 

Councillor Durkan to Move:

This Council applauds the tremendous contribution of unpaid and informal carers in communities across Derry and Strabane and beyond.


This Council notes the contents of the most recent “Caring Behind Closed Doors” Report (Carers NI, October 2020) setting out the challenges facing unpaid carers, particularly during the pandemic, and the need for better support for these carers.

This Council furthers recognises the particular pressures facing those balancing caring responsibilities with employment and the need for working carers to be afforded flexibility in their employment. 


This Council commends the excellent work of Carers NI and various other organisations in keeping carers informed of their rights, campaigning for better financial support and providing research-based evidence to inform policy shaping and decision-making.


This Council undertakes to liaise with relevant organisations to ensure that unpaid carers across the city and district are informed on their rights and to share information and advice on supports available.


This Council calls for the Minister of Health and wider Executive to ensure the rights, needs and interests of unpaid carers are properly considered in strategic planning for a reformed and sustainable health and social care system.


Molann an Chomhairle seo an t-ionchur iontach ó na cúramóirí gan phá agus na cúramóirí neamhfhoirmeálta sna pobail fud fad Dhoire, an tSratha Báin agus níos faide i gcéin.


Tugann an Chomhairle seo faoi deara na hábhair sa tuairisc is déanaí “Caring Behind Closed Doors” (Carers NI, Deireadh Fómhair 2020), a leagann amach na dúshláin a thiteann ar chúramóirí gan phá, go háirithe i rith na paindéime agus an gá le tacaíocht níos fearr a bheith curtha ar fáil do na cúramóirí seo.

Aithníonn an Chomhairle seo chomh maith na brúnna áirithe atá orthu siúd atá ag láimhseáil freagrachtaí cúraim le fostaíocht agus aithnítear an gá le solúbthacht ina gcuid oibre a thabhairt do chúramóirí a bhíonn ag obair.


Molann an Chomhairle seo an obair iontach atá á déanamh ag Carers NI agus eagraíochtaí éagsúla eile le curamóirí a choinneáil ar an eolas faoina gcearta, an stocaireacht atá á déanamh ar son tacaíocht airgid níos fearr, agus an obair a dhéanann siad le cruthúnas fianaise-bhunaithe a aimsiú chun polasaithe a mhúnlú agus chun an próiseas cinnteoireachta a éascú. 


Rachaidh an Chomhairle seo i mbun plé le heagraíochtaí cuí le déanamh cinnte go bhfuil cúramóirí fud fad na cathrach agus an cheantair curtha ar an eolas faoina gcearta agus le heolas agus comhairle a roinnt leo bunaithe ar na tacaíochtaí atá ar fáil.


Iarrann an Chomhairle seo ar an tAire Sláinte agus an Fheidhmeannas i gcoitinne le déanamh cinnte go bhfuil ceartaí, riachtanais agus leasa cúramóirí gan phá measta mar is ceart i bpleanáil straitéiseach ar son córás cúram sláinte agus sóisialta leasaithe agus inbhuanaithe.


Alderman Kerrigan to Move:

That this Council resolves to:


Require all public firework displays within the local authority boundaries to be advertised in advance of the event, allowing residents to take precautions for their animals and vulnerable people;


To actively promote a public awareness campaign about the impact of fireworks on animal welfare and vulnerable people – including the precautions that can be taken to mitigate risks;


To write to the UK Government urging them to introduce legislation to limit the maximum noise level of fireworks to 90db for those sold to the public for private displays;


To encourage local suppliers of fireworks to stock ‘quieter’ fireworks for public display.


Councillor Harkin to Move:


Council reaffirms its opposition to privatisation of the Housing Executive. Council

agrees the Housing Executive should remain a fully accountable public body. Council

will write to the Minister for Communities and the entire Executive making clear our

opposition to plans to restructure the Housing Executive away from a public body to

a privatised mutual/co-operative model.


Council will invite NIPSA and Social Housing experts for a presentation on the deleterious impact moving to a mutual/co-operative model will have on the provision of social housing, tenant rights, workers’ rights and accountability.


Councillor McCann to Move:


Council notes that around 13,000 people who fled the fire which destroyed the Moira refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos last month are living in dire conditions in makeshift settlements even as winter tightens its grip.


Families forced to abandon rag-tents and flimsy shelters in Moira now exist in even less humane and dignified circumstances in flung-up camps elsewhere on Lesbos, refugees twice over. Recognising their desperate situation, and in response to pleas from all over Europe, the Ministry for Migrants in Athens has undertaken to “accelerate” the Lesbos refugees’ claims for asylum. However, this process depends on other countries’ willingness to bid them welcome.


The #400Welcomes campaign was established to call for agencies across the island of Ireland to agree to welcome 400 women, men and children from Lesbos island – families, survivors of torture and gender-based violence, those with medical needs and those making the journey alone.


This Council agrees to support the #400Welcomes campaign; to write to the Home Office to outline our support; and to ask the Home Office to facilitate the early arrival of 40 of the #400 to the Derry City and Strabane area.