Full Council

Date: Tuesday, 04 Aug 2020 Time: 7:00 PM


1.    The Mayor’s Business

2.    Apologies

3.    Declarations of Members’ Interests

4.    Minutes of Council Meeting held Tuesday 7 July 2020 (attached)

5.    Minutes of Planning Committee Meeting held Wednesday 24 June 2020 (attached)

6.    Leisure and Development Recovery and Outline Business Plans for 2020/2021

6.1  Recovery Plan for Sport & Wellbeing Facilities (report attached)

6.2   Arts and Museums Facility Recovery Plan (report attached)

6.3  VAT Adjustments at Holiday and Leisure Parks (to follow)

7.    Matters for reporting to the Partnership Panel

8.    Conferences

9.    Correspondence

10.  Consultation Schedule (report attached)

11.  Seal Documents

11.1 Grave Registry Certificates, No’s 4985 – 5002 (inclusive)

12.  Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor Dallat O Driscoll, seconded by Councillor Beattie

‘This council recognises that hospice care is a vitally important part of our caresystem; considers it necessary that people approaching the end of life, their families and carers get the right care and support where and when they need it; notes that hospice staff deserves recognition for world-class medical care and emotional support they provide not just to patients but also to their families; and looks forward to the hospice movement going from strength to strength in years to come.

Accordingly, this council agrees to write to the Minister of Health, Robin Swann MLA, calling upon him to ensure fair and transparent funding enabling affordable pay parity for hospice staff with their NHS counterparts, and continued high quality palliative and end of life care. ‘

13.  Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor McCaw, seconded by Councillor Mulholland

‘Council notes with concern the rise in the amount of litter in the Borough over the previous months, in particular the effect this has on the natural environment and on our reputation as a tourism destination. Therefore, Council tasks officers to develop a comprehensive Litter Strategy for the Borough, to incorporate a review of the litter infrastructure, lifting and disposal of waste, education and engagement with the community and local stakeholders. Council officers should use best practice from other Council areas across the UK and Ireland as a blueprint for this.’

14.  Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor McCaw, seconded by Councillor Mulholland

‘In the wake of the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, this Council recognises the need for a reformed, fairer welfare system that protects everyone in society. It recognises the need to provide economic security for all and invest in people to protect livelihoods and kick start the economy.

Therefore, it calls on the Departments for Communities and Finance and the UK Treasury to design and deliver a recovery Universal Basic Income (UBI) for Northern Ireland. Additionally, this Council supports in principle the investigation of a full, permanent UBI for Northern Ireland, recognising the need for a radical overhaul of the welfare state and the positive impact this would have on poverty alleviation, inequality and mental health in particular. Council will commit to producing a plan for how a pilot of a full UBI would be implemented within the District, and formally expresses its support for said pilot.’

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