David Porter, Eamonn Oakes, Tony Kennedy, Tony McCusker, Maura Muldoon, Rosie McCorley.
Ray Mullan, Dympna McGlade, Ali McAllister, Gemma Attwood, Grace O’Sullivan, Duncan Morrow, Jacqueline Irwin.
1) Welcome and Apologies.
The chairman welcomed members to the meeting. Apologies were noted from Sylvia Gordon, Maureen Hetherington, Robin Wilson, Caroline Wilson, and Stephen Farry.
2) Minutes of last meeting.
The minutes from last meeting (14th May 2009) taken as read.
3) Matters Arising.
Ray Mullen will pursue venues this month for the Community Relations awards.
DOE and the Community Planning working group have approached policy programme about making a bid to SEUPB in the ‘building institutional capacity’ theme. CRC needs to determine its role in this process and application.
Dympna McGlade updated Committee on current work involving interface areas. PD team will meet with the Chair of Council and Chair of Committee to discuss CRC’s involvement in interface work to clarify role. Policy Director and CEO are meeting with First Minister to update on this work.
The work at SLIG is ongoing. The groups involved feel more supported.
Ali updated on the planned youth thematic work for this year as included in the operational plan. Tony McCusker advised that he had discussed with Youthnet who may be in a position to take a lead in the process. Ali will follow up and report to next committee meeting
4) Communications Review.
A special meeting of the Committee will be held once the final Communications Review report is received by CRC (report due on or before 4th September)
5) CRC publications Update.
Ray Mullen updated the Committee on current CRC publications including; CRC News, CRC Annual report, CRC Annual Review, Shared Space (8)
6) Consultation Update
Committee agreed that if there is not sufficient time to present responses to members in advance of a consultation deadline, draft responses can be submitted with a note that the final ratified response will follow after Council ratification.
A Committee member will bring nominated to present responses to Council for ratification.
‘EQIA of the Resolution to make application to the Privy Council to have the name of the City changed fromLondonderry to Derry’
A discussion took place. A number of changes where requested prior to paper going to Council.
7) Business of Peace Conference
The Committee agreed that the best way forward is for preliminary meetings in line with the key findings from the conference report. CEO will arrange a meeting with Trade Unions (T McCusker, T Kennedy to attend). CEO will arrange a meeting with Anne McGregor of NI Chamber of Commerce (T McCusker will also attend). Following this discussion and the development of recommendations CEO will arrange a meeting with Business in the Community (T McCusker to attend).
Ensure CRC’s Guide on S75 (2) reflects current policy and legislation. J Irwin will summarise ECNI’s S75 (2) Effectiveness Review.
An informal Housing working group will be established within the Committee and led by Policy Develop to compliment existing work.
CEO updated the Committee on the proposal to the Rowntree project; ‘State of the Nation’ monitoring. This will be a joint initiative between CRC and Rowntree
9) Dates provided agreed upon. Next meeting will be; Wednesday 11 November 2009 10am-12pm at CRC
CRC role in Community Planning bid to SEUPB
Jacqueline Irwin/Duncan Morrow
Contact Mary Field, Youthnet
Venues for CR Awards
Section 75(2) paper
Call a meeting of the Committee to discuss Communications Review
1) Initial meeting with Trade Unions. 2) Meeting with Ann McGregor