Shadow Council

Date: Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 Time: 7:00 PM


1.   Apologies
2.   Declarations of Interest
3.   Minutes of Shadow Council meeting held on 24th July 2014 (copy attached)
4.   Minutes of Special Council meeting held on 7th August 2014 (copy attached)
5.   Minutes of Governance Committee Meeting held on 14th August 2014 (copy attached)
5.1 Preparation for the reconstitution of the Policing & Community Safety Partnership – agree nominations to shortlisting/interview
      panel for independent members
6.   Notice of Motion received from Councillor Padraig McShane:
      "That this Council investigates the need for a sand-based regulation sized GAA pitch in Loughgiel. That the Council investigates
      the lifetime costs (25 years) of the purchase of lands, development of a facility, upkeep and maintenance of same. In addition,
      it also explores options that could offset the associated costs to this Council, including partnership arrangements with local sports
      providers with a view to meeting the locally identified need in the incoming financial year."
7.   Notice of Motion received from Councillor Padraig McShane
      “That this Council calls for a long term ceasefire with a focus on ending hostilities permanently.  Calls for the lifting of the siege
      and the opening of the border crossings to commerce and people to enhance the prospects for a sustainable peace; call for the
      re-establishment of the Gaza Seaport and the Gaza International Airport which would be placed under UN supervision.  The
      demilitarising of the border with the UN responsible for peace keeping and internationalising the Rafah crossing to alleviate the
      security concerns and enhance free movement.  Increasing the permitted fishing zone to 10 kilometres and re-establishing an
      industrial zone and improvements in further economic development in the Gaza Strip creating jobs and economic prosperity for
      Gaza residents. Create a corridor between the West Bank and Gaza to allow free travel for family, business, visiting religious
      sites and state apparatuses to function independently without interference as envisaged in previous agreements between
      Israel and Palestine.”
8.   Notice of Motion received from Councillor R Watton
      “That this Council calls for the practice of individual GPs charging for postal votes to be directed to the Department of Health,
      Social Services & Public Safety with a view to it being discontinued.”
9.   Notice of Motion received from Councillor I Stevenson
      “That all on whom the honour of freedom has been bestowed in each of the four current constituent councils have that freedom
      automatically transferred to the new council on the first of April 2015 and recognised to the same status.”
10. Consultations
11. Correspondence
12. Date of next Shadow Council Meeting
      Thursday 25th September 2014 at 7.00 pm in Coleraine Borough Council Chamber.

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