Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 20 March 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 21 March to Friday 5 April

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 21 Mar

5:20pm

Scrutiny & Overview Committee

Swansley Room

Victoria Wallace

Fri 22 Mar

Mon 25 Mar

3pm

Climate & Environment Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Patrick Adams

Tue 26 Mar

9:30am

Audit & Corporate Governance Committee

Swansley Room

Patrick Adams

Wed 27 Mar

Thu 28 Mar

Fri 29 Mar

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Ian Senior

 

Mon 1 Apr

Tue 2 Apr

Wed 3 Apr

9:30am

Cabinet

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 4 Apr

2pm

Council – Subject to Confirmation

Fri 5 Apr

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value

In Barrington - Barrington Stores & Post Office

The Council has approved the re-listing of Barrington Stores & Post Office as an Asset of Community Value until 11 March 2024. 

 

In Foxton - The White Horse Public House

The Council has approved the re-listing of The White Horse Public House as an Asset of Community Value until 13 March 2024. 

 

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:

http://www.scambs.gov.uk/community/community/community-rights/assets-of-community-value/

3.

Creating Dementia-Friendly Communities

Most people know someone living with, or affected by dementia - friend, neighbour, family, colleague. A dementia-friendly community supports people to continue to live well by increasing understanding of dementia and the small, supportive actions that can make a huge difference. 

 

Creating a dementia-friendly community simply means:

.        finding out what people living with dementia in the community value and want to keep doing and also what can make that hard. There might be some very simple solutions. For example, someone might want to go shopping but fear missing their stop and feeling disorientated and lost. Bus drivers who understand that this can happen, offering friendly support to make sure they get off at the right stop, can make all the difference.

.        increasing understanding and breaking down the stigma surrounding dementia

.        shops, businesses, organisations and individuals taking very simple actions that will make life easier for people affected by dementia

.        local leadership, celebrating support where its already happening and encouraging others to do the same.

 

We can all benefit from a community that is dementia-friendly. Who doesn’t appreciate simple kindness, helpful service and clearly signed, easily accessible places?

 

Alzheimer’s Society can provide resources, advice and tools for you to make it happen, and offer you chances to connect with other communities doing the same. You can become part of a nationally recognised network of communities working to become dementia-friendly If you would like more information on how your community could become more dementia-friendly please contact Fiona Wynde at Alzheimer’s Society (Fiona.wynde@alzheimers.org.uk)

4.

Planned Road Closures w/c 25 March - A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme pdf icon PDF 501 KB

Please find attached road closures information for w/c 25 March, in relation to the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.

 

See below for updates to closures for the remainder of this week:

 

Additional closure:

 

Wednesday 20 – Thursday 21 (two nights)

  • High Street Boxworth, between A14 site compound and Cambridge Services roundabout

 

Cancelled closures:

 

Saturday 23 6am - Monday 25 5am

  • A1 southbound Brampton Hut to Buckden

 

Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 (two nights)

  • A14 eastbound Swavesey junction 28 to Bar Hill junction 29
  • A14 westbound Bar Hill junction 29 to Swavesey junction 28

 

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

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.

5.

Working Effectively with Officers - Tuesday 26 March 2019 from 5pm to 8pm

District Councillors are invited to attend a workshop on "Working Effectively with Officers" in the Council Chamber, South Cambridgeshire Hall on Tuesday, 26 March 2019 from 5.00pm to 8.00pm

 

This workshop has been designed for South Cambridgeshire District Council to mirror workshops provided for officers focussed on building effective relationships  with Members.  It will provide an opportunity for Members to develop their understanding of the relationship; the ways in which they can develop their own working relationships with officers and to consider how the Council as a whole can develop this further.

GENERAL INFORMATION

6.

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

13/03/2019

Cambridge Independent

East-West Rail route debate hits buffers

P6 & P7

 

13/03/2019

Cambridge Independent

Resident calls in lawyers over new homes threat to his trees

P8

 

13/03/2019

Cambridge Independent

Council rejects drone plan to fight fly-tipping

P17

 

13/03/2019

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Peter Topping interviewed on mid-morning show about Brexit

9' in

 

13/03/2019

Cambridge News online

Cambridge's massive new neighbourhood to get Government funding

Link

North East Cambridge site

13/03/2019

Cambridge Network online

Multi-million pound investment could unlock low carbon community on the edge of Cambridge

Link

 

14/03/2019

Cambridge News

Thousands of affordable homes and jobs set to be created

P10

North East Cambridge site

14/03/2019

Business Weekly online

Council pays £13m for DisplayLink building at Cambridge Science Park

Link

 

14/03/2019

Cambridge Network online

Council invests in Cambridge Science Park building to generate return for services

Link

 

14/03/2019

Heart Cambridgeshire

PM bulletins: Clips of Cllr Bridget Smith talking about Council's preparations for Brexit

N/A

 

14/03/2019

Cambridge Independent online

Cambourne becomes a town comprised of villages

Link

 

15/03/2019

Cambridge News online

Travellers refuse to leave illegal site despite high court injunction

Link

 

15/03/2019

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer interviewed on breakfast about North East Cambridge HIF funding

11 mins in

 

15/03/2019

Cambridge News

Council to spend £13m for office space to rent out

P6

 

15/03/2019

Cambridge News

Another £227m pledged for low carbon development

P8

 

15/03/2019

Cambridge Independent

Council rejects drone plan to fight fly-tipping

Link

 

15/03/2019

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Hazel Smith interviewed about the proposals to resettle refugees

At 5.20pm

 

15/03/2019

Royston Crow

Council invests £13million in Cambridge Science Park building

Link

 

16/03/2019

Cambridge Independent

Resident calls in lawyers over new homes threat to his trees

Link

 

18/03/2019

Royston Crow

South Cambridgeshire announces plans to resettle refugee families from Syria

Link

 

18/03/2019

Local Government Chronicle

James Palmer: I am the most scrutinised politician in the country

Link

CA article

18/03/2019

Water and Waste Water Treatment online

Anglian agrees deal to relocate Cambridge treatment works

Link

 

19/03/2019

Cambridge Independent online

South Cambs District Council invests £13m to buy Cambridge Science Park building rented by DisplayLink

Link

 

19/03/2019

Cambridge News online

Crucial A14 link road between Girton and Dry Drayton opens

Link

 

20/03/2019

Cambridge News

Crucial A14 link road between Girton and Dry Drayton opens

P11

 

20/03/2019

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Granta Medical Practice lead interviewed about Social Navigator programme

14m in

 

 

7.

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 16 March 2019, BBC Online: Modern Slavery

Analysis of National Crime Agency figures by the LGA has revealed hat Council referrals of suspected victims of modern slavery have risen from 131 in 2013 to 1,306 in 2018, increasing by 66 per cent in the last year alone.

 

Monday 18 March 2019, Times Online: Council energy firms

Energy companies set up to reduce fuel poverty are reportedly leaving taxpayers to pick up the bill as they struggle or fail.

8.

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 13 MARCH 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’

9.

Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan

The Lead Cabinet Member for Planning AGREED the Council’s response to the public consultation on the submission version of the Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan.

 

This decision was published on Wednesday 20 March and so the deadline for call-in is Wednesday 27 March at 5pm.

10.

Purchase of 140 Cambridge Science Park

The Leader of Council AGREED to proceed with the purchase of 140 Cambridge Science Park.

 

With the agreement of the Chairman of Council and Vice-Chairman of the Scrutiny and Overview Committee, this decision is exempt from the call-in process and so can be implemented.

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

11.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

Agendas

·                      Climate & Environment Advisory Committee 25 March

·                      Audit & Corporate Governance Committee 26 March

·                      Scrutiny & Overview Committee 21 March

 

Decisions

·                      Purchase of 140 Cambridge Science Park

·                      Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan

·                      Planning Committee 13 March

 

 

12.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

 

 

 

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New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Anna Cappai

Job title: Business Support Officer – Commercial Waste

Date started: 13 March 2019

 

Name: Emma Carruthers

Job title: HR Advisor

Date started: 4 March 2019

 

Name: Alice Clay

Job title: Apprentice Customer Service Officer

Date started: 25 February 2019

 

Name: Hannah Coetsee

Job title: Communications Officer

Date started: 4 March 2019

 

Name: Alexandra Ellwood

Job title: Asset & Compliance Manager

Date started: 19 March 2019

 

Name: Karen Hazel

Job title: Council Tax Team Leader

Date started: 4 March 2019

 

Name: Miranda Leland

Job title: Business Administration Apprentice

Date started: 4 March 2019

 

Name: Stephen Smee

Job title: Business Analyst

Date started: 11 March 2019

 

Name: Lucy Tompkins

Job title: Benefits Customer Resource Officer

Date started: 4 March 2019