Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 28 November 2018 12.00 p.m.

Contact: Patrick Adams  01954 713408 Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Meetings and events from Thursday 29 November to Friday 14 December

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 29 Nov

9:30am

Scrutiny and Overview Committee

Monkfield Room

Victoria Wallace

 

2pm

Council

Council Chamber

Kathrin John

Fri 30 Nov

9:30am

Planning Committee (Waterbeach) – CANCELLED

Mon 3 Dec

Tue 4 Dec

10am

Civic Affairs Committee

Swansley Room

Patrick Adams

Wed 5 Dec

9:30am

Cabinet

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 6 Dec

4pm

Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board

Council Chamber

Democratic Services

Fri 7 Dec

10am

Employment Committee

Jeavons Room

Patrick Adams

 

Mon 10 Dec

10:30am

Licensing Committee

Monkfield Room

Victoria Wallace

Tue 11 Dec

Wed 12 Dec

10:30am

Planning Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 13 Dec

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Ian Senior

Fri 14 Dec

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

A14: Planned Road Closures week commencing 26 November pdf icon PDF 429 KB

Please find attached road closures information for w/c 26 November, in relation to the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.

 

To contact your A14 sections stakeholder manager, please use the email addresses below or the A14 helpline.

 

Section 1 & 2:Alconbury to the East Coast Main Line

Jon Lewell - jon.lewell@thea14.com

 

Section 3: East Coast Main Line to Swavesey

John Birchall - John.Birchall@theA14.com

 

Section 4 & 5: Swavesey to Milton

Bob Pettipher - bob.pettipher@thea14.com

 

A14 helpline 0800 270 0114 - This will be answered by a team member during site hours 8am - 5pm and messages can be left at other times. Further updates as the scheme progresses can be found on the website

GENERAL INFORMATION

3.

Media Monitoring

Arising from the results of the Member Communication Needs Survey, many members highlighted the fact that residents found out about SCDC matters through the media.

 

The Council’s Communications Team will produce a weekly summary of recent news items to be published in the Bulletin to help keep members informed of recent coverage of SCDC.

 

Contact the Communications Team for further information.

 

 

Date

Publication

Details

21/11/2018

Cambridge Independent

Public will be asked for congestion charge view

P1, 8 & 9

GCP article

21/11/2018

Cambridge Independent

Histon Road plan 'overlooks cyclists'

P5

GCP article - Cllr Eileen Wilson quoted

21/11/2018

Cambridge Independent

Plea for rethink on preferred route of Cambourne-Cambridge busway

P9

GCP article - Cllr Ian Sollom quoted

21/11/2018

Cambridge Independent

Homes plan on hold amid safety fears

P25

 

22/11/2018

Peterborough Telegraph online

Fears spending at Peterborough’s mayoral authority ‘spiralling out of control’ (Cllr Bridget Smith quoted)

Link

 

23/11/2018

Cambridge News

Fear that Combined Authority spending is 'spiralling out of control' (Cllr Bridget Smith quoted)

P6

 

24/11/2018

Cambridge News online

The number of Traveller caravans in South Cambs has gone up by half

Link

 

25/11/2018

Ely Standard online

East Cambs District Council want to borrow £24m from CA to buy and modernise 88 homes in Ely owned by RAF and once used to house USAF families

Link

CA article - Cllr Bridget Smith mentioned

26/11/2018

Cambridge News

50% increase in Traveller caravans

P2

 

26/11/2018

Wisbech Standard Online

Stark warning by its own finance chief that major projects planned by CA could run out of money

Link

CA article - Cllr Peter Topping quoted

26/11/2018

Cambridge News online

Cambridge to Cambourne busway now has support from mayor once "dead against" the plan

Link

Cllr Philip Allen quoted

27/11/2018

Cambridge News

CA budget 'never realistic'

P7

CA article

27/11/2018

Cambridge News

Busway opposition 'wrong'

P11

Cllr Philip Allen quoted

27/11/2018

Cambridge Independent online

Mayor's u-turn on Coton busway route

Link

Cllr Phillip Allen quoted

27/11/2018

Royston Crow online

Bid for drive-thru restaurants at A505 derelict pub site

Link

 

27/11/2018

BBC News Online

Cambridgeshire Mayor's blunder over authority finances

Link

CA article - Cllr Bridget Smith quoted

27/11/2018

Cambridge News online

The six-figure Combined Authority salaries that are coming out of your pocket

Link

CA article

 

4.

Items of Interest from the Local Government Association (LGA)

Items of Interest from the Local Government Association (LGA)

 

The Local Government Association provides a list of news headlines relevant to its members. Please click the headlines below for more details.

 

Thursday 22 November: Independent: Homelessness

According to the charity Shelter, the number of homeless people in Britain has risen to 320,000, half of them in London.

 

Friday 23 November: BBC Online: Labour plea over Northampton funding

The Labour group have claimed that funding gaps in Northamptonshire County Council’s budget will need government help to clear.

 

Saturday 24 November: i Online: Recycling system is out of date

The head of the Environment Agency, Emma Howard-Boyd, has said the nation’s current recycling system is too complicated and inconsistent.

 

Sunday 25 November: Telegraph: Driverless cars

Driverless cars are to be tested on the streets of London this week as part of a plan to deploy the UK’s first autonomous fleet on British roads.

 

Tuesday 27 November: Guardian: More than one in four UK pubs forced to close

More than a quarter of Britain’s pubs have closed their doors since 2001, official figures show.

 

Tuesday 27 November: Guardian: Property downturn could reduce number of affordable homes built by 25%

Property firm Savills has warned that a major downturn in the housing market could reduce the number of affordable homes built by a quarter.

5.

View Planning Applications

To view the list of planning applications that have recently been submitted to the Council, please visit the authority’s on-line Planning Application Search.  Once the page has loaded, you can use the Search option to set your own criteria of parish, area and date range.

 

The system will provide a range of information on current and decided applications since 1948, including a brief description of the development, reference number, decision and the date of decision.  More recent applications show the name and telephone number of the council officer who is dealing with the application.

 

Search results are presented in a collection of pages, the number of which depends on the number of results your search produces.  There are navigation tools to allow you to browse your results.

 

 

 

EXECUTIVE DECISIONS TAKEN SINCE WEDNESDAY 21 NOVEMBER 2018

In accordance with the Access to Information Procedure Rules in Part 4 of the Council’s Constitution, any executive decision shall be published normally within five days of being made.  That record will bear the date on which it is published and will specify that the decision will come into force, and may then be implemented, on the expiry of 5 working days after the publication of the decision, unless called in for review by the Chairman of the Scrutiny and Overview Committee or by any five other councillors.

 

A list of decisions currently within the call-in period is available on the Council’s website.

 

The call in procedure is set out in full in Part 4 of the Council’s Constitution, ‘Scrutiny and Overview Committee Procedure Rules’

6.

Pay Award 2018/19

The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance has agreed to:

A)   Apply a 1% increase on all pay points with effect from 1st April 2018 or the Living Wage rate (effective at 1 April 2018) of £8.75 per hour, whichever is the highest, with effect from 1st April 2018

B)   Equalise annual leave and reintroduce the reimbursement of professional fees.

 

Please note that this decision was first published on Tuesday 27 November and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Tuesday 4 December.

7.

Leasehold Equity Sharing Scheme for the Elderly - Sale to South Cambs Ltd (Trading as Ermine Street Housing)

The Lead Cabinet Member for Housing has agreed to sell a Leasehold Equity Share Scheme for the Elderly bungalow at 12 Plantation Road, Sawston to South Cambs Ltd (Trading as Ermine Street Housing).

 

This decision was first published on Tuesday 27 November and so the deadline for call-in is Tuesday 4 December at 5pm.

DECISIONS MADE BY OFFICERS AND REPORTED FOR INFORMATION

Please click on the link below to find details of decisions made by officers under delegated authority:

https://www.scambs.gov.uk/content/access-information

OTHER INFORMATION

8.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

Agendas

·                      Civic Affairs Committee 4 December

·                      Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board 6 December

·                      Cabinet 5 December

 

Decisions

·                      Pay Award 2018/19

·                      Sale of Equity Share Property to South Cambs Ltd

 

Minutes

·                      Cabinet 7 November

·                      Employment & Staffing Committee          7 November

 

9.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Stephen Thompson

Job title: Refuse Loader

Date started: 5 November 2018