Moved by Councillor Groogan
Seconded by Councillor Heading,
That, in accordance with the Council decision of 4th May, the decisions of the Chief Executive, taken under delegated authority for the Strategic Policy and Resources Committee omitting matters in respect of which the Council has delegated its powers to the Committee and subject to the omission of the minutes under the headings Asset Management, Belfast Destination Hub – Acquisition of Site and City Centre Property – Targeted Acquisition which were agreed at the special meeting earlier, be approved and adopted.
At the request of Councillor Heading, the Council agreed that the Lord Mayor to write to CAPITA inviting representatives to an all-Party delegation to discuss its handling of the Personal Independent Payment assessment process.
Moved by Alderman Kingston,
Seconded by Councillor Bunting,
“due to the exceptional circumstances of this year and the fact that it is now July, that the open call for the Summer Community Diversionary Festival Programme is suspended for this year only. The funding, which is already included in the annual budget, is allocated to the same groups which were awarded funding following the open call in 2019, with the same amount again being ear-marked for each. These groups will be required to submit application forms which will be subject to due diligence, the application process will be opened to these groups immediately, that there be no fixed closing date so that applications can be assessed as they come in and funding awarded. Mindful that of the fact that some, though not all, events are planned for August, authority be delegated to the Strategic Policy and Resources Committee to hold a special Committee meeting on 2nd August to approve grants for those applications approved by then. All planned events obviously must be compliant with Covid restrictions at the time, with the use of Council Parks for approved events in August granted, if required, and that Call-in on this matter be suspended.”
On a recorded vote, thirty-four Members voted for the amendment and seventeen against and it was declared carried.
The Deputy Lord Mayor, (Alderman Haire); and Aldermen Dorrian, Kingston, Rodgers and Sandford; and Councillors Baker, Beattie, Black, Bradley, Brooks, Bunting, Canavan, Carson, Cobain, Matt Collins, Michael Collins, Corr, Donnelly, Ferguson, Garrett, Hussey, Hutchinson, Kyle, Magee, Magennis, Maskey, McAteer, McCullough, McLaughlin, Murphy, Pankhurst, Spratt, Verner and Walsh.
The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor (Councillor Nicholl); and
The High Sheriff (Councillor Long); and Councillors de Faoite, Flynn, Groogan, Hanvey, Heading, Howard, M. Kelly, Lyons, McDonough-Brown, McKeown, McMullan, McReynolds, Mulholland, Smyth and Whyte.
Adoption of Minutes
Subject to the foregoing amendments, the decisions of the Chief Executive, taken under delegated authority for the Strategic Policy and Resources Committee and the minutes of the meeting of the Members of the Committee of 18th June, were approved and adopted, subject to the omission of the minutes under the headings Asset Management, Belfast Destination Hub – Acquisition of Site and City Centre Property – Targeted Acquisition.