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									FERMANAGH DISTRICT                      COMHAIRLE
COUNCIL                                 CHEANTAIR FHEAR
                                        MANACH

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES                  COISTE SEIRBHÍSÍ
COMMITTEE                               TIMPEALLACHTA


Minutes of the meeting of the Environmental Services Committee
held in the Council Chamber, Townhall, Enniskillen on Tuesday, 12
April 2011 at 7.30pm.

PRESENT:            Councillors Bertie Kerr (Chairman), Alex Baird,
                    Stephen Huggett, Robert Irvine, Bert Johnston,
                    Ruth Lynch, John O’Kane, Thomas O’Reilly and
                    Paul Robinson.

IN ATTENDANCE: Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts, Director
               of Technical Services and the Committee Clerk.

APOLOGIES:          Councillors Cyril Brownlee, Phil Flanagan, Brian
                    McCaffrey and Patricia Rogers.


ES30/11    MINUTES

           The Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday, 8 March
           2011 were approved and signed.

ES31/11    MATTERS ARISING

           a) DCAL Community Festivals Fund (ES21/11 (c))

              The Committee was informed that applications for
              DCAL Community Festivals Fund had re-opened. The
              closing date was 28 April 2011.

           b) Funding Fair for Community and Voluntary
              Sector Groups (ES21/11 (g))

              It was reported that the Funding Fair proposed to
              take place on 31 March 2011 had been postponed
              and would be re-organised later this year.
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          e) Lough Erne Cycling Festival (ES22/11(e))

            The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts outlined
            details to the Committee in relation to the Lakeland
            Warrior event organised by Extreme 26 proposed to
            be held on 27 and 28 August 2011.

          f) European Heritage Open Days, 10-11
             September 2011 (ES25/11 (j))

             The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts informed
             the Committee that the Marble Arch Caves Global
             Geopark planned to mark European Heritage Open
             Days by providing a jeep safari tour of Cuilcagh
             Mountain Park on 10-11 September 2011.

ES32/11   COMMUNITY SERVICES

          a) Clones Erne East Shadow Youth Council

             The Chairman welcomed Julie Maguire and
             Erin Lynagh, Clones Erne East Shadow Youth
             Council, to the meeting and invited them to make
             their presentation.

             Members received an informative presentation and
             questions raised by Members were answered by the
             representatives.

             The Chairman thanked them for their presentation
             and they left the meeting.

          b) Stepping Stones Centre, Belleek (Min Refs
             ES57/10 (a) and ES74/10(h))

             The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts informed
             the Committee that correspondence had previously
             been received from Belleek Cross Border Childcare
             Ltd which indicated that it wished to relinquish its
             Lease of the Stepping Stones Centre. After further
             investigation regarding the potential clawback of
             funded assets, it was established that the funded
             kitchen assets could be transferred to Fermanagh
             District Council, subject to the Council permitting the
             use of the building and kitchen by community
             playgroups/childcare organisations for a further five
             years. The Committee was informed that further
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   information would be provided upon progression of
   this matter.

c) Youth Action Northern Ireland – Right Here
   Project

   The Committee considered a request from Youth
   Action Northern Ireland for the use of a room in the
   Townhall, Enniskillen to present their ‘Right Here’
   Project.

   RECOMMENDED: That the Council permit the use
   of a room in the Townhall, Enniskillen on 31 May
   2011 for the presentation of the ‘Right Here’ Project.
   Refreshments would be provided, the cost of these,
   along with room hire, would be met through the
   approved funding for this Project.

d) Bands Programme 2011/12

   The Committee was informed that the budget for the
   2011/2012 Bands Programme had been reduced
   from £5,500 to £3,000, based on a payment of £70
   per hour to the bands and stage hire for the
   Diamond performances of £103.00.

   RECOMMENDED: That the Council proceed with
   the organisation of a public entertainment bands
   programme with a maximum expenditure of £3,000
   and a rate of £70 per hour to performing bands.

e) ‘Big Lunch’ Lottery Funded Initiative

   The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts provided
   details to the Committee of an initiative by the Eden
   Project entitled ‘Big Lunch’ which aimed to
   encourage people to have lunch with their
   neighbours once a year with the date set for
   Sunday, 5 June 2011 for the current year.
   Communities wishing to hold such an event could
   apply to the Community Festivals Grant Aid
   Programme. The closing date for applications was
   12.30pm on Thursday, 28 April 2011.
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f)   Community Festivals Fund (Min Ref: ES4/11)

     The Committee was informed that a Letter of Offer
     had been received from the Department of Culture,
     Arts and Leisure (DCAL) which outlined an offer of
     grant aid of £16,300 for the Community Festivals
     Fund for the period April 2011 to March 2012. In
     order to maximise funding they had requested that
     the Council match the financial assistance made
     available. It was also reported that DCAL had
     requested that this funding be ‘ring fenced’ and kept
     separate from other Council funding schemes.

     RECOMMENDED: That the offer of grant of
     £16,300 be accepted and the Council provide match
     funding.

g) Community Support Programme 2011/12

     The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts informed
     the Committee that a Letter of Offer had been
     received from the Department for Social
     Development which outlined an offer of £104,494 for
     the delivery of the Community Support Programme
     for 2011/12.

     RECOMMENDED: That the offer of funding of
     £104,494 from DCAL be accepted.

h) Use of Smith’s Strand, Lisnaskea

     The Committee considered a request from the
     Fermanagh Downs Syndrome Association which
     sought permission to use Smiths Strand, Lisnaskea
     for a Family Fun event on 18 or 25 June 2011.

     RECOMMENDED: That the Council permit the use
     of Smiths Strand for a Family Fun event on 18 or 25
     June 2011, subject to all insurance and health and
     safety conditions being met and the area being left
     in the condition it was found.
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ES33/11   SPORT AND RECREATION

          a) The Scout Association, Fermanagh Scout
             Council – Annual Scout and Guide Parade

             The Committee was informed that correspondence
             had been received from the Fermanagh Scout
             Council of the Scout Association requesting the use
             of the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum grounds as an
             Assembly Point for the Annual Scout and Guide
             Parade to be held on Sunday, 8 May 2011. The use
             of the Main Hall had also been requested should the
             weather be inclement.

             The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts indicated
             that the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum would be closed
             on Sunday, 8 May 2011.

             RECOMMENDED: That the Council permit the use
             of the grounds only, subject to agreement with the
             PSNI.

             Because of the timescale involved, permission was
             sought to respond immediately after the meeting.

          b) Healthy Towns Programme

            The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts indicated
            that it had previously been reported that Healthy
            Towns funding of £9,000 had been secured.
            However, the Public Health Agency had offered
            additional funding of £7,500 and approval was
            sought from the Committee to incorporate this
            funding into the Healthy Towns Programme.

            RECOMMENDED: That the additional funding of
            £7,500 from the Public Health Agency be accepted by
            Fermanagh District Council and incorporated into the
            Healthy Towns Programme.

          c) Lisbellaw United Football Club – Football Stand

            The Committee was informed that correspondence
            had been received from Lisbellaw United Football
            Club which sought permission to erect a Football
            Stand at the pitch at Drumad, Lisbellaw. The
            Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts indicated that
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  the pitch had been leased from the Council for a
  period of 99 years, with a condition that the Club
  sought the Council’s permission for any proposed
  major works.

  RECOMMENDED: That the Council give permission
  for Lisbellaw United Football Club to erect a small
  Football Stand at the pitch, subject to all necessary
  permissions being obtained.

d) The Northern Ireland Weightlifting
   Organisation – Northern Ireland Power Lifting
   event

  The Committee considered a request from the
  Northern Ireland Weightlifting Organisation for the
  use of the Main Hall in the Fermanagh Lakeland
  Forum for the Northern Ireland Power Lifting event
  on 4 June 2011.

  RECOMMENDED: That the Council permit the use
  of the Main Hall in the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum
  for the Northern Ireland Power Lifting event on 4
  June 2011 as an in-kind contribution. Cost to the
  Council of £400.

e) Catering Franchise – Fermanagh Lakeland
   Forum

  The Committee was informed that the successful
  tenderer for the Catering Franchise at the Fermanagh
  Lakeland Forum had subsequently withdrawn the
  tender. It was proposed to award the Contract to
  the second tenderer, Ms Sharon McManus, for the
  sum of £1,000 per annum for the period 10 April
  2011 to 9 April 2014.

  RECOMMENDED: That the Catering Franchise for
  the Fermanagh Lakeland Forum be awarded to
  Ms Sharon McManus for the sum of £1,000 per
  annum for the period 10 April 2011 to 9 April 2014.

f) Erne Waterways Golf Challenge

  The Committee considered a request for financial
  assistance from Cavan Tourism towards the Erne
  Waterways Golf Challenge to be held at the Slieve
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            Russell Golf Club, County Cavan Golf Club and
            Enniskillen Golf Club from 10-12 June 2011.

            RECOMMENDED: That the Council provide deficit
            funding of €1,000 towards the Erne Waterways Golf
            Challenge 2011.

ES34/11   DIRECTOR’S REPORT

          Grants to Groups

          a) Sport and Recreation

               i   Enniskillen Motor Club – Multi-Use Stage Rally
                   at St Angelo Airfield, Monday 2 May 2011 – in-
                   kind assistance by provision of wheeled bins
                   (including refuse collection and disposal),
                   portaloos, a stage unit, crowd control barriers
                   (if available), bollards and sweeping of runway
                   following the event – maximum value of £700.
               ii Modern Tractor Run, Sunday 10 April 2011 –
                   in-kind assistance by provision of 4 no.
                   portaloos, stage unit, crowd control barriers
                   and picnic tables (if possible) – maximum value
                   of £450.
               iii Irish Long Distance Swimming Association –
                   Lough Erne Irish Championships from
                   Carrybridge to Enniskillen, Sunday 31 July
                   2011 – financial assistance towards the
                   purchase of trophies – maximum value of
                   £500.

          b) Tourism

               i   Horizons Unlimited Second Ireland Meeting,
                   27-30 May 2011 – provision of local
                   entertainment at a cost of £200 along with
                   practical assistance to a value of £300.

          c) Community Services

               i   Chanterhill Community Association – Seeding
                   Grant - £200.
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          d) Community Relations

               i  All Set Cross Cultural Project – Traditional
                  Artforms of Dance and Music Programme –
                  deficit funding of £300.
               ii Thornton Donovan School, New York, 11 May
                  2011 – Visit to Marble Arch Caves – financial
                  assistance towards costs of £200.

ES35/11   COUNTRYSIDE

          a) Castlecoole Area of Special Scientific Interest
             Notification Under Article 28 of the
             Environment (Northern Ireland) 2002

            The Committee was informed that notification had
            been received from the Northern Ireland
            Environment Agency which indicated that the above
            area had been declared as an Area of Special
            Scientific Interest.

            Members raised concern in relation to the impact
            that an ASSI would have on a future bypass road link
            between the Dublin and Tempo roads. It was agreed
            that the matter be investigated and a Report brought
            to the next meeting of the Committee.

            RECOMMENDED: Accordingly.

          b) Tempo River Area of Special Scientific Interest
             Notification Under Article 28 of the
             Environment (Northern Ireland) 2002

            The Committee was informed that notification had
            been received from the Northern Ireland
            Environment Agency which indicated that the above
            area had been declared as an Area of Special
            Scientific Interest.

            RECOMMENDED: That the Council respond noting
            this declaration.

          c) Saving our Magnificent Meadows Project

            The Committee was informed that ‘Saving our
            Magnificent Meadows’ was a project bid to the
            Heritage Lottery Fund which aimed to conserve the
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  remnants of once widespread species-rich meadows.
  If successful, a Project Officer for the development
  phase would be appointed and there would be
  potential for a three year project based at Castle
  Archdale. The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts
  indicated that Fermanagh District Council may be
  asked for a Letter of Support for this Project.

  RECOMMENDED: That the Council participate in
  this Project and provide a Letter of Support if
  required.

d) Necarne – Grass Cutting

   The Committee considered a request from the
   Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
   for permission to manage the grasslands by sub-
   letting approximately 20 hectares of the estate for
   one or two cuts of silage/hay. This agreement was
   for cutting only, no grazing was permitted.

   RECOMMENDED: That the Council permit this
   request.

e) Tidy Northern Ireland

  The Committee was informed that correspondence
  had been received from Tidy Northern Ireland which
  outlined the programmes undertaken by the
  Organisation. The Director of Technical Services
  indicated that the Chief Executive of Tidy Northern
  Ireland had offered to deliver a presentation to the
  Committee.

  RECOMMENDED: That Tidy Northern Ireland be
  invited to the June meeting of the Committee.

f) Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill

  The Director of Technical Services provided a detailed
  report in relation to the Clean Neighbourhoods and
  Environment Bill. He indicated that this Bill was
  similar to that introduced in England and Wales in
  2005. There were eight parts to the Bill, as follows:
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        Gating Orders
        Vehicles
        Litter
        Graffiti and Fly Posting
        Dogs
        Noise
        Statutory Nuisances
        Miscellaneous and Supplementary.

  Details in relation to the above were supplied to the
  Committee.

  RECOMMENDED: That a Policy be developed setting
  out the protocol, operational arrangements and
  report mechanism for the implementation of the Bill
  and be brought back to the Committee for approval.

g) The Department of the Environment – An
   Environment Strategy for Northern Ireland
   Discussion Document

  The Committee was informed that the Department of
  the Environment (Environmental Policy Division) had
  published a discussion document on its proposed
  Environment Strategy for Northern Ireland. The
  Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts indicated that
  the document would be used as the basis for a draft
  Environmental Strategy which was intended to be the
  subject of a formal consultation in due course.

  Details of the Strategy and the Council’s draft
  response were outlined to the Committee.

  RECOMMENDED: That the Council respond to the
  Environment Strategy for Northern Ireland
  Discussion Document, as outlined to the Committee.

h) The Department of Agriculture and Rural
   Development

  i) The Forestry (Felling of Trees) Regulations
     (Northern Ireland) 2011

     The Committee was informed that correspondence
     had been received from the Foresty Service which
     sought views on the Forestry (Felling of Trees)
     Regulations (NI) 2011, details of which were
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     supplied to the Committee. It was indicated that
     the consultation period would end on
     23 June 2011 and the Committee agreed to note
     the document.

     RECOMMENDED: Accordingly.

  ii) The Forestry Land Byelaws (Northern
      Ireland) 2011

     The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts informed
     the Committee that correspondence had been
     received from the Forestry Service which sought
     the Council’s views on a draft document on the
     Forestry Land Byelaws (NI) 2011, details of which
     were outlined to the Committee.

     RECOMMENDED; That the Council respond
     supporting the Draft Forestry Land Byelaws (NI)
     2011.

i) Energy Ireland Conference 2011

  The Committee considered attendance at the above
  Conference to be held in the Croke Park Conference
  Centre, Dublin on 1-2 June 2011.

  RECOMMENDED: That this Conference be noted.

j) Limited Waiting Restriction – Pound Street,
   Irvinestown

  The Committee was informed that the above was
  being reconsidered by DRD Roads Service.

  RECOMMENDED: That no further action be taken
  until the matter had been reconsidered and the
  outcome know.

k) New Hospital Opening, 19-23 June 2012 –
   Transfer of Patients

  The Committee was informed that correspondence
  had been received from the Western Health and
  Social Care Trust (WHSCT) which indicated the dates
  proposed for the New Hospital transfer ie. 19-23
  June 2012.
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  The WHSCT had requested that these dates would be
  avoided when arranging community/sporting events,
  considering the potential impact on their A&E
  Services.

  RECOMMENDED: Accordingly.

l) Royal Scottish Forestry Society & Society of
   Irish Foresters – Visit to Marble Arch Caves

  The Committee considered a request from the above
  groups which sought support for their entrance to the
  Marble Arch Caves.

  RECOMMENDED; That a reduction of £2.00 per
  person would be offered to the Royal Scottish
  Forestry Society and the Society of Irish Foresters.

m) Kilready Bridge, Newtownbutler

  The Committee was informed that notification had
  been received from the Northern Ireland
  Environment Agency which indicated that the Bridge
  at Kilready, Newtownbutler had been listed as a
  Building of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.

n) Ballinamallard Mill Race Path

  The Committee was informed that due to constraints
  with the final route determination, as well as various
  hydraulic and gradient issues, the revised cost of this
  Project was £119,280, 75% of which would be
  sought from the Rural Development Programme.

  RECOMMENDED: That Fermanagh District Council
  provide funding for the increased project costs for
  the Ballinamallard Mill Race Path, up to a maximum
  value of £30,000 from the Council’s Landfill Tax
  Credit Scheme, subject to the Project meeting the
  requirements of the Scheme and attaining
  UWT/ENTRUST approval.

o) Bellanaleck Moorings Path

  The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts informed
  the Committee that due to constraints with final
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            route determination, the revised total cost for the
            provision of Bellanaleck Moorings Path was
            £115,635, 75% of which would be sought from the
            Rural Development Programme.

            RECOMMENDED: That Fermanagh District Council
            provide funding for the increased project costs for
            the Bellanaleck Moorings Path, up to a maximum
            value of £30,000 from the Council’s Landfill Tax
            Credit Scheme, subject to the Project meeting the
            requirements of the Scheme and attaining
            UWT/ENTRUST approval.

          p) Ulster Canal Restoration Plan

            The Committee was informed of a Consultation Event
            regarding the Ulster Canal Restoration Plan (Upper
            Lough Erne to Clones.) Members indicated they had
            already received details in relation to this.

ES36/11   TOURISM

          a) UK European/Global Geoparks Forum

             The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts informed
             the Committee that the above event would be held
             in Edinburgh in May 2011.

             RECOMMENDED: That an Officer attend this event
             at a cost to the Council of approximately £300.

          b) Geopark Mission, Finland, June 2011

             The Committee was informed that, as part of the
             Geopark revalidation process, the Managers of
             existing Geoparks must visit other sites to carry out
             inspections. The Manager of the Marble Arch Caves
             Global Geopark had been requested to visit Finland
             in June 2011. There would be no cost to the Council
             apart from the Officers time.

             RECOMMENDED: That the Manager of the Marble
             Arch Caves Global Geopark visit Finland in June
             2011 as part of the Geopark revalidation process.
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ES37/11   WASTE MANAGEMENT

          a) Modernising Landfill Tax Legislation

             The Director of Technical Services informed the
             Committee that new legislation, the Landfill Tax
             (Qualifying Material) Order 2011, had come into
             effect on 1 April 2011 and replaced the old Order of
             1996. Details of the qualifying criteria for the lower
             rate of landfill tax were outlined to the Committee.

             The Committee was informed that whilst the
             legislation would have little effect at Council sites, as
             clay and rubble were accepted as inert, there may
             be a potential for stabilised processed waste to be
             landfilled as an inert material.

          b) SWaMP – Waste Education Vehicle (Min Ref:
             ES94/10(h))

             The Director of Technical Services informed the
             Committee that the SWaMP Waste Education Vehicle
             had been delivered and an invoice had been
             received for £788 + VAT, the Council’s contribution
             towards the running costs. He indicated that a
             request had been made for the use of the Vehicle for
             events in Fermanagh in June, July and August 2011.

             RECOMMENDED: That the Council approve the
             payment of £788 + VAT towards the running costs
             of the SWaMP Waste Education Vehicle.

          c) Wood Waste at Drummee Landfill Site

             The Director of Technical Services reminded the
             Committee that a Report had been brought to the
             November 2010 meeting of the Committee in
             relation to plans for the generation of electrical
             power from landfill gas, wood waste and wind
             turbine. He indicated that, in respect of wood
             waste, the disposal cost was £20 + VAT per tonne,
             excluding haulage costs to Omagh.

             The Committee was informed that a local resident,
             who used a wood waste burner to heat his dwelling
             and workshop, had requested the Council’s
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   permission to collect two tonnes per month over the
   Winter period.

   RECOMMENDED: That:

     i)    permission be granted to allow the local
           resident to collect wood waste from
           Drummee Landfill Site, at no cost to the
           Council, with a limit of two tonnes per
           month and subject to the wood waste being
           used in his premises
     ii)   the Council had the right to terminate the
           arrangement at any time.

d) Policy Position on the Future of the NI Landfill
   Allowance Scheme (NILAS)

   The Committee was informed that initially NILAS
   had been intended as the main influence for
   Council’s diversion of waste from landfill but the
   impact of landfill tax had now taken over.
   Consequently, it was now envisaged that NILAS
   would not be in place in 2020 however, it would be
   retained for the year 2012/2013. Alternative policy
   and legislation would be considered to ensure
   continued diversion of biodegradable waste from
   landfill.

   RECOMMENDED: That, irrespective of the
   uncertainty over the continuance of the NILAS quota
   system, the Council would continue to maximise the
   diversion of waste from landfill unless waste had
   been processed and was required to progress
   landfilling more cost effectively.

e) Recycling Targets

   The Director of Technical Services informed the
   Committee that the DoE proposed to introduce a
   new Recycling Policy with consultation responses
   requested by 10 June 2011.

   The Council’s draft response to this Policy was
   outlined to the Committee.

   RECOMMENDED: That the Council respond to the
   new Recycling Policy, as outlined to the Committee.
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ES38/11   GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

          a) Invasive Species – Nuttall’s Pondweed

             The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts informed
             the Committee that Nuttall’s Pondweed, a new
             species of weed, had infested Upper Lough Erne. He
             indicated that six tonnes of the weed had been
             harvested by Waterways Ireland in 2005, compared
             to 81 tonnes in 2010. The Committee was informed
             that Waterways Ireland had requested that a
             Working Group be established to investigate and
             consider the options of harvesting and disposal of
             this weed.

             RECOMMENDED: That the Council facilitate and
             participate in the Working Group in relation to
             Nuttall’s Pondweed and allocate an interim payment
             of £1,000 to meet costs of publicity.

          b) Proposed Abandonment of Land – Thompson’s
             Bridge, Derrylin

             The Committee was informed that notification had
             been received from DRD Roads Service which
             indicated their intention to abandon a portion of old
             roadway, 101m long, at Thompson’s Bridge,
             Derrylin. That land would be offered to the
             frontager.

             RECOMMENDED: That no objections be made.

          c) Killyfole Lough and adjacent Field Study Centre
             – Proposal for its designation as a Local Nature
             Reserve

             The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts informed
             the Committee that both the Northern Ireland
             Environment Agency (NIEA) and Killyfole and District
             Development Association (KDDA) had been
             contacted in relation to the proposal to designate
             Killyfole Lough and adjacent Field Study Centre as a
             local Nature Reserve. It was indicated that both the
             NIEA and KDDA had given their support to the
             proposal. The Committee was informed that local
             Nature Reserves could only be designated by Local
             Authorities. This designation was the first of its kind
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             in Fermanagh and was an excellent opportunity for
             the Council to demonstrate its commitment to
             delivering quality environments.

             RECOMMENDED: That the Council confirm the
             designation of Killyfole Lough and the adjacent Field
             Study Centre as a local Nature Reserve.

          d) Postponement of Aggregates Levy Rate
             Increase

             The Committee was informed that notification had
             been received from HM Revenue and Customs,
             which indicated that the increase in aggregates levy
             from £2.00 to £2.10 per tonne, effective from 1 April
             2011, had been postponed until 1 April 2012.

             The Aggregates Levy Credit Scheme (ALCS) had
             been suspended from 1 December 2010, however, it
             was anticipated that the Finance Bill 2011 included
             legislation which enabled the reinstatement of ALCS
             in Northern Ireland.

ES39/11   ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

          a) Higher Bridges Gallery, Clinton Centre – Lease

             The Director of Leisure, Tourism and Arts informed
             the Committee that in 2001, the Council had leased
             the Higher Bridges Gallery from the Fermanagh
             University Partnership Board for a period of 10 years
             at a rent of £7,500. The Lease ceased on 31 March
             2011.

             RECOMMENDED: That the Council continue to
             lease the Gallery for the 2011/2012 financial year at
             a cost of £7,500, with an option to extend this for a
             second year.

          b) Higher Bridges Gallery – Children’s Art
             Education Workshops

             The Committee considered a request for the in-kind
             use of the Higher Bridges Gallery to hold a Children’s
             Summer Arts Education Programme, as per dates
             supplied to the Committee, at an estimated cost to
             the Council of £300.
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             RECOMMENDED: That approval be granted for the
             use of the Higher Bridges Gallery to hold a Children’s
             Summer Arts Education Programme at an estimated
             cost to the Council of £300, subject to clarification
             on the status of the applicants.




RISING:   The Committee rose at 9.40pm.

          All Members named were present at the commencement
          of the meeting.

          All those named were present for the duration of the
          meeting except Councillor Robert Irvine who left at
          8.45pm and Councillor Bert Johnston who left at
          9.25pm.

								
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