Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 27 February 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 28 February to Friday 15 March

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 28 Feb

9:30am

Extraordinary Planning Committee - POSTPONED

Fri 1 Mar

10:30am

Licensing (2003 Act) Sub Committee

Monkfield Room

Victoria Wallace

Mon 4 Mar

Tue 5 Mar

10am

Civic Affairs Committee

Swansley Room

Patrick Adams

Wed 6 Mar

9:30am

Cabinet

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 7 Mar

2.30pm

Licensing (2003Act) Sub-Committee

Mezzanine

Victoria Wallace

Fri 8 Mar

 

Mon 11 Mar

Tue 12 Mar

Wed 13 Mar

10:30am

Planning Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 14 Mar

10am

Employment and Staffing Committee

Monkfield Room

Patrick Adams

Fri 15 Mar

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

The Big Lunch: Tackling Loneliness

As part of the Tackling Loneliness and strengthening communities workstreams, please find a link below about the “Big Lunch” event on 1-2 June 20-19:

https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/thebiglunchhomepage

 

This is an opportunity for communities to get together, regardless of age, religion or cultural belief.

3.

Localised Council Tax Support Scheme for 2019/20

Following the approval of the Localised Council Tax Support Scheme for 2019/20 at Council on 21 February 2019, a copy of the Scheme has now been published and may be accessed by following this link:

http://scambs.moderngov.co.uk/documents/s110341/Local%20Council%20Tax%20Support%20Scheme.pdf

4.

Notification of this week's A14 Road Closures pdf icon PDF 385 KB

Please find attached road closures information for w/c 25 February, 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

GENERAL INFORMATION

5.

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

20/02/2019

Cambridge Independent online

Fulbourn man with £16,000 savings fined after claiming £6,215 in council tax support

Link

 

20/02/2019

Cambs Times online

Tory leader in constituency of defecting MP Heidi Allen says they have 'in the past - and we will in the future - work with our MP for the benefit of our residents'

Link

Cllr Peter Topping and Cllr Bridget Smith quoted

20/02/2019

Cambridge News online

Could Heidi Allen's Tory party resignation mean a by-election for South Cambridgeshire

Link

Cllr Peter Topping and Cllr Bridget Smith quoted

20/02/2019

Cambridge News online

Developers have a 'gun to the council's head' in major Cambridge development plans

Link

Cllr Sarah Cheung-Johnson and Cllr John Williams quoted

20/02/2019

Cambridge News

Elite athletes scheme is to be scrapped

P3

 

20/02/2019

Cambridge Independent

New route for A428 revealed

P6

Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer quoted

20/02/2019

Cambridge Independent

Out of office mystery of council boss

P7

 

20/02/2019

Cambridge Independent

Olympians scheme to be scrapped

P7

 

20/02/2019

Cambridge Independent

Benefit claimant had £16K savings

P10

 

20/02/2019

Cambridge Independent

Staff budget cut behind closed doors

P11

CA article

20/02/2019

Cambridge Independent

Milton Road redesign earns approval after major revision

P12

GCP article

20/02/2019

Cambridge Independent

Foxton station could be travel hub under level crossing bypass plans

P13

GCP article

20/02/2019

Cambridge Independent

Solar panels for waste service depot

P17

 

20/02/2019

Cambridge Independent

Taxi driver barred for two months

P17

 

20/02/2019

Cambridge News

Community up in arms over new homes plan

P4

 

21/02/2019

Cambridge News

It's very difficult' says Tory group leader

P6

Cllr Peter Topping quoted

21/02/2019

Cambridge News

Political fallout begins after MP Heidi quits the Tories

P6 & P7

Cllr Peter Topping, Cllr Bridget Smith and Cllr Ian Sollom quoted

21/02/2019

Cambridge News

Should MP face by-election

P8

Cllr Heather Williams quoted

21/02/2019

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Peter Topping interviewed on breakfast show about Heidi Allen

13 mins in

 

21/02/2019

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Bridget Smith interviewed on mid-morning about Heidi Allen

1h 30m in

 

21/02/2019

The MJ online

Chief retires as leader demands change

Link

Behind paywall. Unable to read full article

22/02/2019

Cambridge News

Developers 'have a gun to council's head' over community facility building

P5

Cllr Sarah Cheung-Johnson and Cllr John Williams quoted

22/02/2019

Local Government Chronicle

Chief leaves with £200k pension contribution

Link

 

22/02/2019

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

AM bulletins: Council Tax to rise following budget approval

N/A

 

22/02/2019

Hunts Post online

£120,000 chief executive at South Cambs leaves with £220,000 pension pay out

Link

 

22/02/2019

Public Sector Executive online

District council CEO takes early retirement with more than £200k pension contribution

Link

 

22/02/2019

Cambs Times online

£12,000  ...  view the full agenda text for item 5.

6.

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.

 

Tuesday 26 February, iNews: Councils declare “Climate Emergency

Twenty seven councils in England and Wales have declared a “climate emergency” over carbon emissions following a landmark report calling for urgent action to prevent the devastating consequences of global warming.

 

Tuesday 26 February, Times: Green spaces linked to better mental health

Children who grow up in greener surroundings have a greatly reduced risk of developing mental illnesses later in life research suggests.

7.

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 20 FEBRUARY 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’

8.

Pay Award 2019/2020

The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance

 

AGREED        To apply a 2% increase on all pay points with effect from 1st April 2019 or the Living Wage rate (effective at 1 April 2019) of £9.00 per hour, whichever is the highest, with effect from 1st April 2019.

 

This decision was first published on Wednesday 27 February and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Wednesday 6 March.

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

9.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

Agendas

·                      Civic Affairs Committee 5 March

·                      Cabinet 6 March

·                      Licensing (2003 Act) 7 March

 

Decisions

·                      Planning Committee 13 Feb

·                      Council 21 Feb 2pm

·                      Council 21 Feb 3pm

·                      Pay Award 2019/20

 

Minutes

·                      Cabinet 6 Feb