Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 30 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 31 January to Friday 15 February

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 31 Jan

Fri 1 Feb

2pm

Licensing (2003 Act) Sub-Committee

Swansley Room B

Victoria Wallace

Mon 4 Feb

3pm

Climate & Environment Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Patrick Adams

Tue 5 Feb

Wed 6 Feb

9:30am

Cabinet

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 7 Feb

Fri 8 Feb

 

Mon 11 Feb

Tue 12 Feb

11:15am

South Cambs CDRP Board Stakeholder Event

Storey’s Field Centre, Cambridge

Patrick Adams

Wed 13 Feb

10:30am

Planning Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 14 Feb

Fri 15 Feb

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme - Leaflet on upgrading A14 to a motorway pdf icon PDF 316 KB

Please find attached a leaflet from Highways England on the proposal to upgrade the A14 between Cambridge to Huntingdon into a motorway.

3.

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme: Week Commencing 28 January pdf icon PDF 353 KB

Please find attached road closures information for week commencing 28 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

 

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.

4.

Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value - Rampton Free Church

The Council has received the following nomination:

 

In Rampton - Rampton Free Church Mission Hall

The Council will make its decision by 20 March 2019

 

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

https://www.scambs.gov.uk/community-right-bid

5.

Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value - Black Horse Pub in Rampton

The Council has received the following nomination:

 

In Rampton - The Black Horse Public House, Rampton

The Council will make its decision by 21 March 2019

 

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

https://www.scambs.gov.uk/community-right-bid

6.

Stopping Scams in Just Five Simple Steps pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Please find attached a document from the Cambridgeshire And Peterborough Against Scams Partnership (CAPASP) on how parish councils can protect local residents from scams.

7.

Local Policing Review - Statement from Inspector Paul Rogerson

As many of you will know in April 2018 Cambridgeshire Constabulary underwent a wholesale reorganisation, referred to as the “Local Policing review” or LPR. The community teams which previously covered Huntingdonshire, South Cambs, East Cambs and Cambridge City merged but continue to have local presence and focus led by a local Sergeant. These Geographical officers are supported by a larger enforcement team called “CAT”, the Community Action Team.  

 

The LPR has caused the Constabulary to review many of its processes, including how we engage with communities. Our previous commitment in South Cambs (providing seven quarterly panel meetings) is no longer something the Constabulary can maintain. For this reason we have explored new ways to ensure we understand communities and residents can have their say on local police issues.  

 

Moving ahead the local teams, led in South Cambs by Sgts Jon Capes and Emma Hilson will undertake a new approach.

-          Closer working relationships with Parish representatives, District and County Councillors. This began in October with a full Council briefing to elected District representatives. Work will continue with a Parish workshop in March 2019. A key part of this is that we need Parishes to take a lead, and ensure matters of serious concern are fed back to Police (directly to your local Sgt).

-          Online surveys commissioned on a quarterly basis (this includes a general and “youth specific” survey). Surveys will help local police teams gather views from a much larger audience including our minority and vulnerable communities. We recognise that some communities, the elderly for example, do not have direct access to online facilities. To ensure we are capturing the views of all our residents we will run separate more traditional forms of targeted engagement work to complement the online survey.

-          In partnership with Parish, District and County elected members, community meetings can be called where and when they are needed to discuss specific issues with the local police team. A recent good example of this is in Willingham where police teams met with residents to address serious concerns about crime levels.

-          Where areas of serious concern are identified Police will, in partnership with other agencies, commission a public action plan, an example of which can be found here.

-          Your local team will commit to holding regular police surgeries three times a month.  

 

We believe this revised approach will help create stronger relationships with South Cambs residents. I do appreciate we are asking more of our elected members.  However, I believe you are the right people to speak for your communities. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in contact.

 

Inspector Paul Rogerson

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.

8.

LGA Health & Wellbeing Workshop Thu 31 Jan - All Day

Date: Thursday 31 January

Time: 9:15am to 3:30pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Event: LGA Health & Wellbeing Workshop

9.

Local Transport Plan on Thu 21 Feb at 10am

District Councillors are invited to attend a briefing on the development of the Local Transport Plan to be held on Thursday, 21 February 2019 commencing at 10.00am in the Council Chamber, South Cambridgeshire Hall.

 

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is now responsible for producing the Local Transport Plan (previously it was produced by the County Council).  Officers from the Combined Authority, and a representative from the CPCA's transport consultants, Steer, will provide a briefing on the development of the Local Transport Plan, including timescales for public consultation and adoption.

GENERAL INFORMATION

10.

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

23/01/2019

Cambridge News

MP Heidi made pledges to the wider public

P21

Letter from Cllr Deborah Roberts

23/01/2019

Cambridge Independent

Focus on creative businesses in new city quarter'

P21

Cambridge Northern Fringe

23/01/2019

Cambridge Independent

Over-65s offered fitness MOTs

P23

 

24/01/2019

Cambridge Independent online

Plans for apart-hotel at new district Eddington in Cambridge take a step forward

Link

JDCC. Cllr John Williams and Cllr de Lacey quoted

24/01/2019

Cambridge Independent online

Housing associations present new electrical safety code to parliament

Link

Behind paywall. Unable to read full article. SCDC mentioned

25/01/2019

Cambridge News

Cycle parking plan pushes new city hotel a step closer

P13

JDCC. Cllr John Williams and Cllr de Lacey quoted

25/01/2019

Cambridge Independent online

Mayor James Palmer defends £16k private ball

Link

Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer quoted

26/01/2019

Cambridge Independent online

Cambridge City Council slams claims it has 'lost control' of bin collections

Link

Mentions shared waste service

28/01/2019

Cambridge News

Stop trashing our bin service

P1 & P6

Mentions shared waste service

28/01/2019

Cambridge News

County's bus service in need of an overhaul

P9

Combined Authority article

29/01/2019

Cambridge News

Residents asked to have their say on 'varsity line' plan

P3

 

29/01/2019

Cambridge News

Mayor defends inaugural event

P6

Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer quoted

29/01/2019

BBC News online

East-West rail link: New stations considered for Bedford to Cambridge

Link

Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer quoted

29/01/2019

Cambridge Network online

Communities urged to have their say on Cambridge-Oxford rail link

Link

 

 

11.

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.

 

Saturday 26 January, Huffington Post: Opinion: Funding for public services

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of the Local Government Information Unit says a rethink on the funding of public services is urgently needed ahead of the Fair Funding Review and the removal of the central grant for councils from 2020.

 

Sunday 27 January, Observer: Council commercial investments

Central government funding reductions are leading to councils across England to adopt a more expansive investment strategy.

 

Monday 28 January, Telegraph: High bin charges blamed for rise in fly-tipping

The Woodland Trust has said councils are causing fly-tipping by charging more to collect household waste.

 

Tuesday 29 January, BBC Online: Brexit: Local councils to receive £56.5m

Councils in England will receive £56.5 million to help them deal with Brexit, Local Government Secretary James Brokenshire has said.

 

Wednesday 30 January, Daily Mail: Church of England backs Spring Clean Campaign

The Mail’s spring clean campaign, which it hopes will have 500,000 volunteers pledged to clear litter between 22 March and 23 April.

12.

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 23 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’

13.

Granting of a Lease to Break

The Lead Cabinet Member for Housing AGREED to lease 5 Chapel Close, Waterbeach to the charity Lease.

 

This decision was first published on Wednesday 23 January and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Wednesday 30 January.

14.

Service Support Grants 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22

The Lead Member for Finance AGREED the recommendations made by the Grants Advisory Committee on 25 January 2019.

 

This decision was first published on Monday 28 January, but with the recommendations from December’s Grants Advisory Committee. This error has been rectified and the recommendations have been replaced with those  from January’s Grants Advisory Committee. The deadline for call-in is now is 5pm Wednesday 6 February.

15.

Cambridge Northern Fringe Area Action Plan Issues and Options 2 - Post Cabinet Changes

The Deputy Leader of Council AGREED to the schedule of changes to the Issues and Options 2 document.

 

This decision was first published on Friday 25 January and so the deadline for call-in is Friday 1 February at 5pm.

16.

Farmland Museum: Proposed Funding Agreement 2019/20-2021/22

The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance agreed to the recommendations of the Grants Advisory Committee.

 

This decision was first published on Monday 28 January and so the deadline for call-in is Monday 4 February 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

17.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

 

 

Agendas

·                      Climate & Environment Advisory Group 4 February

·                      Cabinet 6 February

 

Decisions

·                      Cambridge Northern Fringe Area Action Plan Issues and Options – Post Cabinet Changes

·                      Farmland Museum: Proposed Funding Agreement 2019/20-2021/22

·                      Service Support Grants 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22

 

Minutes

·                      Cabinet 9 January 2019

 

18.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

Staff who have left/will be leaving

 

Name: Heather Adams

Job title: Executive Assistant

Date leaving: 15 February 2019

 

Name: Richard Alleyne

Job title: Neighbourhood Support Officer

Date leaving: 28 February 2019

 

Name: Sarah Lyons

Job title: Development Project Officer

Date leaving: 22 February 2019