Leisure and Development Committee

Date: Tuesday, 19 Mar 2024 Time: 7:00 PM


1.   Apologies
2.   Declarations of Interest
3.   Minutes of Leisure and Development Committee meeting held Tuesday 20th February 2024 (summary attached)
4.   Members will receive a presentation from the organisers of the Stendhal Festival.

FOR DECISION (Items 5-9 inclusive)
5.   Review Period for Terms of Reference (Report attached)
6.   Cultural, Arts and Heritage Fund (Report attached)
7.   Community Festival Fund (Report attached)
8.   Labour Market Partnership Action Plan 24/25 (Report attached)
9.   Skateboarding, Portrush (Report attached)

10. Correspondence 
11. Matters Reporting to the Partnership Panel
12. Consultations 
13. Notice of Motion proposed by Alderman S McKillop, seconded by Alderman Fielding
      That this Council commits to upgrading the facilities at the Bobby Greer Sports Complex in order to meet a suitable
       standard for all weather training, games and match play. This upgrade must include an adequate floodlit artificial 
       pitch surface to ensure an all year round sports, leisure and fitness service that will help sustain the growing local
       football club, improve health & wellbeing of citizens as well as building community cohesion in the area.
      3G pitches are championed in the Council’s Pitch Strategy. This upgrade will help provide a financially viable council
      facility. By increasing its working capacity it will also help Bushmills United FC and their Youth Academy of over 190
      members realise their future long term aspirational goals. 

14. Growth Deal Heads of Terms (Report attached)
15. Small Settlements Regeneration Programme Dervock MUGA (Report attached)
16. HALP Cushendall Camping Pods (Report attached)
ADDENDUM - Events External Firework Services Tender (report attached) 
17. Greysteel Playpark Tender (Report attached)
18. Coleraine Leisure Centre Tender (Report attached)
19. Physical Activity Referral Unit (Report attached)
20. Any other relevant business notified in accordance with Standing Order 12. (o)

Alderman Callan 
1. Can the Director provide an update on the Atlantic Link Campus - following the recent announcement of a Northern Ireland Investment Zone.
2. Following the presentation from Invest NI - have we received any further confirmation of Invest NI re-establishing a presence in Cloonavin and enhancing their engagement with elected members? 
3. Can the Director confirm if there has been any meetings with the Senior Leadership Team at Ulster University about the current student numbers and provision of courses at Coleraine campus?



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