Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 9 January 2019 12.00 p.m.

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Meetings and events from Thursday 10 January to Friday 25 January 2019

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 10 Jan

Fri 11 Jan

2pm

Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee - POSTPONED

Mon 14 Jan

Tue 15 Jan

Wed 16 Jan

10:30am

Planning Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 17 Jan

10am

Employment & Staffing Committee

Monkfield Room

Patrick Adams

Fri 18 Jan

 

Mon 21 Jan

Tue 22 Jan

5pm

Scrutiny and Overview Committee

Swansley Room

Victoria Wallace

Wed 23 Jan

Thu 24 Jan

Fri 25 Jan

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS

2.

Planned Road Closures Week Commencing 7 January - A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme pdf icon PDF 499 KB

Please find attached road closures information for week commencing 7 January, 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

John Birchall - John.Birchall@theA14.com

 

Please note: Jon Lewell has now left the project

 

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.

3.

Demonstration of New Customer Portals to District Councillors

Please note that two identical sessions have been arranged to demonstrate the new customer portal to district councillors.

 

Date: Monday 14 January 2019

Location: Swansley Room

Time: 2pm to 3pm

& 6pm to 7pm

 

Description: We have recently purchased a new customer portal that will allow customers to create secure accounts and do everything, online, under one roof. They can report, apply and pay for Council services online. The portal will be able to track requests which means customers can see the progress of their eForms. The contact service will be able to use this to keep all customer contact in one place, which will make life easier for the contact service. Please come along and have a look at the new portal, called mysouthcambs.

 

The sessions will be facilitated by Sonia Constant: sonia.constant@scambs.gov.uk

GENERAL INFORMATION

4.

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

02/01/2019

ITV News

New Years Honours in the Anglia region

Link

OBE for Cllr Grenville Chamberlain

02/01/2019

Cambridge News

What does 2019 have in store for local politics?

P10

Mentions CA / GCP

02/01/2019

Cambridge Independent online

Cambridgeshire high in recycling league

Link

Cllr Neil Gough quoted

02/01/2019

Cambridge Independent

County high in recycling league

P5

 

02/01/2019

Cambridge Independent

Public asked for its views on housing challenge

P6 & P7

 

02/01/2019

Cambridge Independent

Unfolding the city's future

P20

Mentions CA / GCP

02/01/2019

Cambridge Independent

Cllr Bridget Smith column: Just a few of the reasons why we're a bit different

P22 & P23

 

02/01/2019

Cambridge Independent

Poo power could remain central to low-carbon plan

P23

Opinion from Anne Miller of Carbon Neutral Cambridge

02/01/2019

ITV News Anglia

Report on Carbon-neutral motion at Council

14'40 in

Clips of Cllr Pippa Heylings and Tom Horn

03/01/2019

ITV News Anglia online

Aiming to be Britain's first carbon-neutral council

Link

Clips of Cllr Pippa Heylings and Tom Horn

04/01/2019

Cambridge Independent online

Public asked for views on housing 'challenges'

Link

 

04/01/2019

Cambridge Independent online

Next steps for north east fringe development on Cambridge water works site

Link

 

04/01/2019

Farmers Weekly online

Farmer hits out after fly-tippers blight Christmas

Link

 

07/01/2019

Cambs Times online

Cambridgeshire County Council promises to respond to multiple questions over how Tory deputy leader became a tenant farmer - and member champion for 200 council owned farms

Link

Mentions granting of planning permission by SCDC

08/01/2019

Royston Crow online

One for the road? The Simpsons graffiti appears on A505 pub

Link

Mentions planning application currently in to SCDC

 

5.

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 3 January 2019, iNews Online: Fewer houses will be built this decade than at any time since the Second World War

The Centre for Policy Studies has found that house building figures have fallen each decade over the last 50 years.

 

Sunday 6 January 2019, BBC Online: Next stage of Universal Credit rollout delayed

The next stage of the Universal Credit rollout appears to have been delayed.

 

Sunday 6 January 2019, Observer: Social Housing report calls for massive overhaul of tenants’ rights

The Social Housing Commission will this week warn that sweeping new powers need to be given to social tenants as part of an overhaul needed to ensure a Grenfell-style disaster never happens again.

 

Tuesday 8 January 2019, Express Online: Universal credit “will go ahead despite delays”

Work and Pension Secretary Amber Rudd said the transfer of three million benefit claimants to Universal Credit will go ahead as planned, despite delaying a vote in the Commons in the face of cross-party opposition.

 

Wednesday 9 January 2019, BBC Online: Paupers’ funerals cost councils nearly £5.4m in a year

Almost £5.4 million was spent by councils across the UK on paupers’ funerals, according to a Freedom of Information request.

6.

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 2 JANUARY 2019

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’

7.

Non Domestic Rates Discretionary Relief Policy

The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance agreed the revisions to the existing policy that reflect changes announced by Central Government in the Budget on 29 October 2018.

 

This decision was first published on Monday 7 January and so the deadline for call-in is Monday 14 January 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/the-council/access-to-information/access-to-information-summary/

OTHER INFORMATION

8.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

 

 

Agendas

·                      Planning Committee 16 January 2018

·                      Employment and Staffing Committee 17 January 2018

 

Decisions

·                      Non Domestic Rates Discretionary Relief Policy

 

Minutes

·                      Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board 6 December 2018

·                      Employment and Staffing Committee 7 December 2018

·                      Planning Committee 12 December 2018

 

Plans

·                      Forward Plan of Key Decisions

 

9.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

Staff who have left/will be leaving

 

Name: Jonathan Brookes

Job title: Principal Urban Designer

Date leaving: 22 January 2019