Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 12 December 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 14 December to Friday 28 December

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 13 Dec

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Ian Senior

Fri 14 Dec

Mon 17 Dec

10am

Planning Committee – Waterbeach – POSTPONED

Tue 18 Dec

6pm

Scrutiny and Overview Committee

Swansley Room

Victoria Wallace

Wed 19 Dec

Thu 20 Dec

9:30am

Audit & Corporate Governance Committee - POSTPONED

Fri 21 Dec

 

Mon 24 Dec

Tue 25 Dec

Christmas Day – Office Closed

Wed 26 Dec

Boxing Day – Office Closed

Thu 27 Dec

Fri 28 Dec

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS

2.

Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value - Tree Pub, Stapleford

In Stapleford - The Tree Public House, 9 Bar Lane, Stapleford

The Council has approved the re-listing of The Tree Public House as an Asset of Community Value until 06 December 2023.

 

The Council will update the asset register accordingly.

 

Further information about the Community Right to Bid and Assets of Community Value can be found on our webpage:

www.scambs.gov.uk/ACV

3.

Community Right to Bid - Asset of Community Value - Rupert Brooke Pub in Grantchester

In Grantchester - Rupert Brooke Public House & Restaurant

The Council has approved the listing of The Rupert Brooke Public House & Restaurant as an Asset of Community Value until 06 December 2023

 

The Council will update the asset register accordingly.

 

Further information about the Community Right to Bid and Assets of Community Value can be found on our webpage:

www.scambs.gov.uk/ACV

4.

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme - Planned Road Closures this week pdf icon PDF 375 KB

With apologies, three closures were missed off the attached report in error. These are listed below:

 

Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th (three nights)

  • Buckingway Road
  • A14 eastbound Swavesey junction 28 exit and entry slips

 

Friday 14th (one night)

  • A14 eastbound Bar Hill junction 29 exit and entry slips

5.

A14 Monthly Parish Newsletter December 2018 to January 2019 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The attached newsletter provides you with updates for this month and next, 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 their website.

UPCOMING DISTRICT COUNCILLOR TRAINING

Unless otherwise specified, please confirm your availability to attend any of the following briefing or training events by contacting Patrick Adams on 01954 713408. This will ensure your training records are kept up to date and suitable venue and catering booking can be made. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

6.

Member Briefing - Achieving Quality Design 12:30pm Mon 17 Dec

Date: Monday 17 December

Time: 12:30pm to 2pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Briefing: A Planning briefing on achieving quality design.

 

Please contact Jane Green, Built and Natural Environment Manager on jane.green@scambs.gov.uk for more details.

GENERAL INFORMATION

7.

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

05/12/2018

Cambridge Independent

Calls for a review as chief finance officer is sacked

P9

CA article: Cllr Bridget Smith quoted

05/12/2018

Cambridge Independent

Villages left behind as city grows'

P9

GCP article

05/12/2018

Cambridge Independent

Cash for groups helping the aged

P19

 

05/12/2018

Cambridge Independent

£500,000 loan will help complete city's ice rink

P20

 

05/12/2018

Cambridge Independent

Cllr Bridget Smith column: ' We will listen when we ask for your views'

P29

 

06/12/2018

Cambridge News

Protests warning over busway plan

P16 & P17

GCP article

06/12/2018

Planning Resource

Joint Cambridgeshire local plan to target zero carbon emissions by 2050

Link

Behind a paywall - unable to read full article

07/12/2018

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Sarah Cheung Johnson interviewed about community aspects of Northstowe

Scroll to 40'' in

 

09/12/2018

BBC Sunday Politics East

Cllr Pippa Heylings interviewed about zero carbon target

Link

 

10/12/2018

Cambridge News online

It's a shambles' - People tell of A14 traffic nightmare at Tesco Bar Hill

Link

Cllr Bunty Waters quoted

11/12/2018

Cambridge News

Road's £6m remodelling is approved

P9

GCP article

11/12/2018

Cambridge Network Online

Could regeneration deliver a low carbon community on the edge of Cambridge?

Link

 

11/12/2018

Cambridge Network Online

New jobs and homes proposed at expanded Wellcome Genome Campus

Link

 

11/12/2018

Cambridge News online

This is what Highways England had to say about angry A14 drivers stuck at Tesco Bar Hill

Link

Cllr Bunty Waters quoted

11/12/2018

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

PM bulletins: Cambridge Northern Fringe area action plan

N/A

 

11/12/2018

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer interviewed on drive about Cambridge Northern Fringe

Scroll to 1'20'' in

 

12/12/2018

Cambridge News

How can we beat city congestion

P11

GCP article

12/12/2018

Cambridge News

Anger as new junction causes big tailbacks

P14

Cllr Bunty Waters quoted

12/12/2018

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Bunty Waters interviewed about congestion issues in Bar Hill following A14 junction change by Highways England as part of road upgrade

Scroll to 1'20'' in

 

 

8.

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 6 December: BBC Online: Councils’ funding announcement delayed

The Government has postponed announcing the provisional Local Government Finance Settlement because of the Brexit debate going on in the Commons.

 

Saturday 8 December: Mail: Food Safety

A review by the Food Standards Agency found councils are carrying out fewer than half of the checks on food businesses that are needed.

 

Wednesday 12 December: Telegraph: Recycling levels have almost stalled

Levels of household rubbish being recycled in England have virtually stalled, making the UK unlikely to meet targets on recycling by 2020, figures from Defra show.

9.

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 5 DECEMBER 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’

10.

2018-19 Quarter 2 Position Statement: Performance, Finance and Risk

Cabinet reviewed the provisional forecast outturn position, together withthe performance indicator results, set out in the report and appendices, and identified the following actions:

·         Risk Register to be updated

·         The underspend in the Planning Service to be addressed so as to prevent staffing levels becoming a risk to the Council

·         Explore the possibility of ‘upskilling’ Technical Support Officers to deal with straightforward planning applications

·         Focus on training and retaining staff

 

This decision was first published on Tuesday 11 December and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Tuesday 18 December.

11.

Greater Cambridge Housing Strategy

Cabinet agreed to submit the Greater Cambridge Housing Strategy to public consultation.

 

This decision was first published on Tuesday 11 December and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Tuesday 18 December.

DECISIONS 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

12.

Variation of Scheme of Executive Delegation pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Please find attached three amendments to the Constitution, agreed by the Leader, to delegate authority to the Director of Housing. These are reported for information.

OTHER INFORMATION

13.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

Agendas

·                      Grants Advisory Committee 13 December

·                      Scrutiny & Overview Committee 18 December

 

Decisions

·                      Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board 6 December

·                      Cabinet 5 December

 

Minutes

·                      Grants Advisory Committee 27 November

·                      Greater Cambridge Partnership Joint Assembly 15 November

 

14.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Paul Cassidy

Job Title: Refuse Loader

Date started: 10 December 2018

 

Name: Beverley Childs

Job Title: Executive Support Assistant

Date started: 3 December 2018

 

Name: Allan Drew

Job Title: Refuse Loader

Date started: 26 November 2018

 

Name: Sherain Messenger

Job Title: Financial Systems Accountant

Date started: 3 December 2018

 

Name: Amanda Smith

Job Title: Benefits Customer Resource Officer (Previously called Customer Services Assistant)

Date started: 3 December 2018

 

Staff who have left/will be leaving

 

Name: Anelise Bull

Job Title: Commercial Waste Business Support Officer

Date left: 6 December 2018

 

Name: Alex Colyer

Job Title: Executive Director – Corporate Services

Date leaving: 31 December 2018