Leisure and Development Committee

Date: Tuesday, 18 Jun 2024 Time: 7:00 PM


1. Apologies
2. Declarations of Interest
3. Minutes of Leisure and Development Committee meeting held Tuesday 21st May 2024 (summary attached)
4. Members will receive a presentation from Board Members at Taste Causeway (presentation attached) (added 04/07/2024)
FOR DECISION (Items 5 - 13 inclusive)
5. Leisure & Development ToR (Report attached)
6. Community Centre Shared Management Agreement Amendment (Report attached)
7. Stranocum Shared Management Agreement (Report attached)
8. Sperrins Partnership Agreement (Report attached)
9. Festive Fund Grant Awards (Report attached)
10. PEACE Plus Action Plan (Report attached)
11. PEACE Plus Meetings (Report attached)
12. Age Friendly Action Plan (Report attached)
13. Coleraine Business Improvement District Funding (Report attached)
FOR INFORMATION (Items 14 – 17 inclusive)
14. Village Plans Update (Report attached)
15. DfE Sub Regional Priorities Plan (Report attached)
16. Labour Market Partnership Multiply Funding (Report attached)
17. Correspondence (Report attached)
18. Matters Reporting to the Partnership Panel
19. Consultations 
20. Notice of Motion proposed by Councillor Schenning, seconded by Councillor MA McKillop
        Right to Food Motion
        This council recognises the impact the scourge of food poverty is having on families right across this 
        area, made worse by the cost of living emergency, and gives its formal backing to the Right To Food 
        campaign, joining cities like Belfast, Derry and Liverpool in becoming a Right To Food Council.`
        We believe that this Executive and the British Government must prioritise food poverty, implementing 
        a range of new measures including universal free school meals, support for community kitchens and 
        enshrining the Right To Food for all through legislation.  This council will also write to the 
        Minister for Communities, calling for immediate action on the implementation of an anti-poverty strategy.

21. Notice of Motion proposed by Alderman Fielding, seconded by Alderman S McKillop
        That this Council lobbies the LINK Network to request a review and assessment of the community needs in 
        Portstewart for a Banking Hub in the town.

22. Review of Town and Village Management (Report attached)
23. Events Procurement – Marquee Hire (Report attached)
24. Events Procurement – Purchase of Marquee (Report attached)
25. Events Procurement Contract Extensions (Report attached)
26. Events Procurement – Atlantic Sessions (Report attached)
27. Ballycastle Leisure Centre (Report attached)
28. Replacement of Spin Cycle Bikes (Report attached)
29. Riada Astro Pitch Replacement (Report attached)
30. Any other relevant business notified in accordance with Standing Order 12. (o)

1. Councillor Holmes
Recommended for Confidential Consideration - Item 1 (a)
(a) Please provide an update on the issues facing the Jim Watt Centre and prospects of a resolution.

(b) Please provide an update on the Enterprise Zone and prospects for tenancy.

(c) Please provide an update on the skateboarding facilities at Station Square, meetings with CAUS and any improvement plans.

2. Councillor Wilson
(a) Council use of social media/PR relating to our leisure centres and associated programmes/facilities.
(b) Council use of social media/PR relating to arts centres/community centres.
(c) Council use of social media/PR relating to town halls.
(d) Council use of social media/PR relating to events.

3. Councillor Holmes
When will the broken barrier in Station Square, Portrush be replaced on the perimeter of the skate boarding area? Can we be updated on plans for any other works?

4. Councillor McShane
In view of the strong possibility that Shared Island funding may become available again and in line with the Council’s own strategic ambitions for The Causeway Coast Way walking experience, can Council investigate the possibility of funding for a signature Council project, and allow for the much needed infrastructure identified from Ballintoy to and including Ballycastle’s seafront.

5. Alderman Stewart
To ask the Director to give an update on consideration of options for the Waterworld Complex, Portrush, and to request additional security measures to be put in place to stop trespassers.

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