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Meeting Details

Council
28 Oct 2021 - 19:00 to 21:25

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Agenda

Standard Items
1 Apologies
2 Declarations of Interest
Members should declare any financial and non-financial interests they have in the items of business for consideration, identifying the relevant agenda item and the nature of their interest.
3 Chair's Business
Notice Of Motions
13 Councillor Doris to move
This Council recognises that a lack of work life balance contributes to work related stress, low productivity and burnout amongst workers;  accepts that there is a growing body of International evidence that shows that moving to a four day working week, without a reduction in income, enhances productivity and happiness amongst workers; acknowledges that many companies have trialled the concept of a four day working week and found it had positive impacts both for business and workers; calls on the Council and Department for Economy to establish working groups and pilot programmes that support employers to trial the concept of a four day working week amongst their employees. 
14 Councillor Quinn to move
This Council recognises that the £20 Universal Credit uplift has provided a lifeline to many families and recognises the devastating impact that its removal will have at this critical juncture of the recovery period with workers dealing with the end of the furlough scheme and massive increases in energy bills. The Council also recognises that the removal of the £20 per week payment will be devastating for those living here, will push more people into poverty, increase reliance on foodbanks, and increase homelessness, as well as having dire consequences for our local economy. The Council calls on the Communities Minister, in the absence of any further action from the Westminster government, to liaise with her colleague Finance Minister Conor Murphy, to reverse this cut for the remainder of the financial year and commit to expediting a long term strategy to tackle the shameful levels of poverty and social deprivation across Mid Ulster.
15 Councillor Graham to move
That this Council notes with concern the significant increase in the cost of energy; recognises this will adversely affect many households across Northern Ireland and calls on the Minister for Communities to establish a departmental led fuel poverty task force to assist the department in developing solutions to support those impacted and prevent many more people from falling into fuel poverty.
16 Councillor Black to move
This Council expresses their deepest sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Sir David Amess MP, following his horrific murder on 15th October. This tragedy again highlights the unacceptable risks faced by elected representatives and other public servants. Further, it must be recognised that toxic elements of social media continue to be a breeding ground for vile, threatening and hate filled posts, which may raise the rhetoric, and be a contributing factor in violent attacks in wider society. I call on this Council to write to the Northern Ireland Executive Office, highlighting our concerns, and ask that a review be carried out of all possible steps that can be taken to protect public servants in their roles here in Northern Ireland.
Confidential For Decision
17 Council Confidential minutes of meeting held on 23 September 2021
  1. pdf Council Confidential minutes of meeting held on 23 September 2021 - Private
18 Planning Committee confidential minutes of meeting held on 5 October 2021
  1. pdf Planning Committee Confidential Minutes held on 5 October 2021 - Private
19 Policy & Resources Committee confidential minutes of meeting held on 7 October 2021
  1. pdf Policy & Resources Confidential Minutes of Meeting held on 7 October 2021 - Private
20 Environment Committee confidential minutes of meeting held on 12 October 2021
  1. pdf Environment Committee Confidential Minutes of meeting held on 12 October 2021 - Private
21 Special Planning Committee confidential minutes of meeting held on 13 October 2021
  1. pdf Special Planning Committee minutes of meeting held on 13 October 2021 - Private
22 Development Committee confidential minutes of meeting held on 14 October 2021
  1. pdf Development Committee Confidential Minutes of Meeting held on 14 October 2021 - Private
23 Audit Committee confidential minutes of meeting held on 19 October 2021
  1. pdf Audit Committee confidential minutes of meeting held on 19 October 2021 - Private
Confidential Matters For Information

Additional Meeting Documents

  1. pdf Council minutes of meeting held on 28 October 2021 - Private
  2. pdf Council confidential minutes of meeting held on 28 October 2021 - Private

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.

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