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Published, Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday, 3 July 2019 12.00 p.m.

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

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1.

Meetings and events from Thursday 4 July to Friday 19 July

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 4 Jul

9:30am

Extraordinary Council

No questions or motions

Council Chamber

Democratic Services

Fri 5 Jul

Mon 8 Jul

10am

Climate & Environment Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Patrick Adams

 

11:59pm

Deadline for Questions and Motions for Council on 18 July

Tue 9 Jul

Wed 10 Jul

10am

Planning Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 11 Jul

Fri 12 Jul

 

Mon 15 Jul

Tue 16 Jul

5pm

Scrutiny & Overview Committee

Swansley Room

Victoria Wallace

Wed 17 Jul

Thu 18 Jul

2pm

Council

Council Chamber

Democratic Services

Fri 19 Jul

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

Planned Road Closures for Week Commencing 1 July relating to A14 Improvements pdf icon PDF 477 KB

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

John Akester - John.Akester@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.

3.

A14 Monthly Parish Newsletter pdf icon PDF 1 MB

The attached newsletter provides you with updates from June to July, in relation to the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme.

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.

4.

Rural Exception Sites Tour - Thu 4 July at 10:30am

One of the Council’s key priorities is to provide affordable housing for local people. District Councillors are invited to attend this coach tour of Rural Exception Sites, which will provide a better understanding of how these sites are delivered and how they can benefit our villages.

 

Date: Thursday 4 July

Time: 10:30am ending with buffet lunch at 1:30pm

Venue: Starts in the Council Chamber

 

More details are available in the attached flyer.

 

If you wish to attend, please contact either Uzma.Ali@scambs.gov.uk or Gina.Manderson@scambs.gov.uk by 27 June 2019.

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

26/06/2019

Cambridge 105 radio

Cllr Bridget Smith interviewed about appointment as environment lead on Oxford-Cambridge arc

Link

 

26/06/2019

Let's Recycle.com

Electric vehicles round-up: GCSW electric bin lorry trial

Link

 

26/06/2019

Cambridge Independent

South-west travel hub 'will help free up Park & Rides'

P9

GCP article

26/06/2019

Cambridge Independent

At a glance: The travel schemes to get Cambridge moving

P8

CA / GCP article

26/06/2019

Cambridge Independent

Electric-powered bin lorries are anything but rubbish

P12

 

26/06/2019

Cambridge Independent

Opening delay to hit new town's secondary school

P16

 

27/06/2019

Cambridge News

Volunteer group hits out at park and ride scheme

P6

GCP article

27/06/2019

Circom

Councils investigate the potential of electric-powered waste fleet

Link

 

30/06/2019

Cambridge Independent online

50 ways to live a greener life in Cambridgeshire - part 2

Link

 

30/06/2019

Peterborough Telegraph online


Calls to invest large reserves at Peterborough and Cambridgeshire mayoral authority

Link

Cllr Bridget Smith's comments from the meeting included

01/07/2019

BBC News online

Cambridge college unveils blue plaque for 'pioneering' women founders

Link

 

02/07/2019

Cambridge Network online

First Blue Plaque for South Cambridgeshire

Link

 

02/07/2019

24 Housing online

Smiles all round for new Accent Homes in Fulbourn

Link

 

02/07/2019

Cambridge Network online

Council calls for strenghtened green commitment ahead of A428 upgrade

Link

 

 

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.

 

Thursday 27 June, Mail: Council tax collection

More than £1 billion in council tax – equating to nearly £1 in every £30 – was not collected by councils in England last year.

 

Thursday 27 June, Telegraph: Recycling rejection rates

Up to half of “recyclable” material is not being recycled in some areas of England, according to government figures analysed by the Telegraph.

 

Thursday 27 June, Mail: Talking homes in Rutland to ease dementia

Britain’s first dementia-friendly village with talking houses and adjustable street signs is being developed in Rutland, East Midlands.

 

Friday 28 June, Telegraph: UK will miss recycling target

Recycling rates have stalled at 45 per cent since 2017, with a recent impact assessment by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs accepting the UK will miss its target of 65 per cent of waste recycled by 2035.

 

Saturday 29 June, Mail Online: Council tax collection rates

New figures released this week reveal the council tax collection rates for all 326 local authorities in England, showing the total collection rate in the financial year was 97.04 per cent.

 

Saturday 29 June, Telegraph: 40 per cent of black bin rubbish could be recycled, survey finds

More than 40 per cent of waste being thrown in general household bins could be recycled amid confusion about what can be reused, according to a survey.

 

Sunday 30 June, Sunday Telegraph: Parliament to fly county flags as new Prime Minister is announced

County flags are to be flown outside parliament for the first time in a bid to celebrate the “rich and proud heritage of our nation”, the Government has announced.

 

Tuesday 2 July, BBC Online: Councils ‘in the dark’ over future funding amid cash warnings

The LGA has warned that councils are ‘completely in the dark’ over how much money they will get from central government next year, and has called for ‘urgent guarantees” they will get enough to provide key services like child protection and social care.

 

Tuesday 2 July, Huffington Post: Women make up 34 per cent of England’s councillors

Research by the Fawcett Society has shown that just 34 per cent of England’s councillors are female, despite this year’s poll election some 8,410 new local representatives.

 

Tuesday 2 July, Sky News Online: Fifth of farmland could be used to plant trees to hit carbon target

A fifth of land currently used for farming could be transformed into new woodland and forests as part of the Government’s legal obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

 

Wednesday 3 July, Guardian: James Jamieson, Chairman of LGA, says that councils should be allowed to charge higher taxes to cope with funding crisis

Local authorities should be given the freedom to raise council taxes to help cope with the unprecedented funding crisis facing social care services, the new Chairman  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.

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.

 

 

 

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

 

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Agendas

·                      Council 4 July

·                      Climate & Environment Advisory Committee 8 July

·                      Planning Committee 10 July

 

Minutes

·                      Planning Committee 12 June

 

Issues

·                      Business Plan 2019-2024

·                      Capital Budget Provisional Outturn 2018/19

·                      Capital Programme Update and New Bids

·                      Economic Growth Plan

·                      Fees and Charges

·                      General Fund Budget Provisional Outturn 2018/19

·                      Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Provisional Outturn 2018/19

·                      Investment Partnerships – Members agreements

·                      Local Transport Plan

·                      Medium Term Financial Strategy

·                      Reserves and Provisions

·                      Revenue Budget Trend

·                      Revenue Budget Trends (Quarter 2)

·                      Service Modernisation Proposals: Guiding Principles

·                      Service Plans

·                      Service Transformation: Savings Proposals

·                      Shared Services: Update

·                      Treasury Management Annual Report

·                      Value for Money Strategy