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Published, Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday, 10 July 2019 12.00 p.m.

Venue: Monkfield Room, First Floor. View directions

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Meetings and events from Thursday 11 July to Friday 26 July 2019

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

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

2om

Council

Council Chamber

Kathrin John

Fri 19 Jul

 

Mon 22 Jul

Tue 23 Jul

Wed 24 Jul

Thu 25 Jul

2pm

Employment & Staffing Committee

Swansley Room A

Patrick Adams

Fri 26 Jul

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Aaron Clarke

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

Planned Road Closures for Week Commencing 8 July - A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme pdf icon PDF 798 KB

Please find attached road closures information for w/c 8 July, 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

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.

Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value

In Ickleton:

The Ickleton Lion Public House - The council has approved the listing of The Ickleton Lion Public House as an Asset of Community Value until 10 July 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:

https://www.scambs.gov.uk/acv

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

03/07/2019

Built Environment Networking online

Comment on plans for Huawei R&D facility

Link

 

03/07/2019

Cambridge Independent

Public transport capacity must double, says GCP after survey

P8

GCP article

03/07/2019

Cambridge Independent

Mayor urged to use £125m reserves to build more homes

P9

CA article. Cllr Bridget Smith quoted

03/07/2019

Cambridge Independent

New Park & Ride off M11 approved

P9

GCP article

03/07/2019

Cambridge Independent

Call for A428 environment commitment

P9

 

03/07/2019

Cambridge Independent

Cllr Bridget Smith column: New role is about making sure environment is not overlooked

P29

 

04/07/2019

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

AM bulletins: Comment on plans for Huawei facility in Sawston

N/A

 

04/07/2019

Cambridge News

Report calls for continued devolution of central powers

P3

CA article. Cllr Bridget Smith quoted

04/07/2019

Cambridge News online

New chief executive for South Cambridgeshire District Council

Link

 

04/07/2019

Cambridge Independent online

South Cambridgeshire District Council appoint new chief executive

Link

 

04/07/2019

Cambridge Network online

New South Cambridgeshire District Council Chief Executive confirmed

Link

 

04/07/2019

Cambridge Independent

A global gathering for Girton's anniversary

P14

References South Cambridgeshire's first blue plaque

04/07/2019

Planning Resource online

Is Public Practice helping to address the planning skills shortage?

Link

 

05/07/2019

Cambridge News

Delay in new station 'insane' - claims mayor

P8

CA article

05/07/2019

Cambridge News

Council appoints a new chief exec

P11

 

05/07/2019

Bishop's Stortford Independent

Former East Herts Council chief executive Liz Watts lands top role at South Cambridgeshire District Council

Link

 

06/07/2019

Cambridge Independent online

A global gathering for Girton College's anniversary

Link

 

08/07/2019

Cambridge News

New cycle link is latest step in bringing city closer together

P11

GCP article. Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer quoted and pictured in GCP role

08/07/2019

Cambridge News

Council wants you to have your say on Huawei research facility plans

P11

 

08/07/2019

Cambridge Network online

Council retains top spot in national table

Link

 

09/07/2019

Transport Xtra online

Support for a Cambridge congestion charge

Link

GCP article

09/07/2019

Cambridge News

Public invited to join assembly

P11

GCP article. Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer quoted and pictured in GCP role

10/07/2019

Cambridge Network online

Council proposes new Hackney Carriage and Private Hire 'green fleet' licensing policy

Link

 

10/07/2019

Cambridge Network online

Councils support expanding green coffee shop initiative

Link

 

10/07/2019

Cambridge News

Children applauded after telling council of fears for planet

P10

 

10/07/2019

Cambridge News

Backing for plan to perk up biofuel

P16

 

10/07/2019

Cambridge Independent

Tough green rules for taxis

P3

 

10/07/2019

Cambridge Independent

Council agrees new £130,000 chief executive

P4

 

10/07/2019

Cambridge Independent

Coffee grounds scheme gains fans

P9

 

10/07/2019

Cambridge Independent

Join citizens' assembly for city transport

P14

GCP article. Cllr Aidan Van de  ...  view the full agenda text for item 4.

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 4 July, Telegraph: Make recycling labels easier to understand, say supermarkets

Clearer labelling should be introduced to tell shoppers whether a product is recyclable or not, amid widespread confusion, two industry leader have said.

 

Friday 5 July, Guardian: Opinion – Public sector cuts

Columnist Frances Ryan writes that from life expectancy to cuts to basic services, Britain is decaying.

 

Saturday 6 July, Telegraph: Local leaders need to know how they can take back control of our money post-Brexit

Chairman of the LGA’s Brexit Taskforce, Cllr Kevin Bentley, has called on the next Prime Minister to prioritise setting out a plan for a domestic replacement to EU funding post-Brexit.

 

Wednesday 10 July, Guardian Online: Councils promise to cut emissions

More than 100 local authorities across the UK have recently announced a climate crisis. In Stroud, Gloucestershire, 600 people have had their homes retrofitted to make them more energy efficient as part of the district council’s programme to become carbon neutral by 2030.

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 3 JULY 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.

Compulsory Purchase Order of The Tree, Stapleford

Cabinet

 

AGREED        not to progress The Tree Community Limited’s request for the Council to use compulsory purchase powers in relation to the acquisition of The Tree, 9 Bar Lane, Stapleford.

 

This decision was first published on Thursday 4 July and so the deadline for call-in is Thursday 11 July at 5pm.

8.

Statement of Community Involvement

Cabinet

 

AGREED

 

(a)       to adopt the Statement of Community Involvement (2019) for Greater Cambridge, prepared jointly with Cambridge City Council; and

 

(b)       that the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development is granted delegated authority, in liaison with the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning, to make any editing changes identified prior to publication.

 

This decision was first published on Thursday 4 July and so the deadline for call-in is Thursday 11 July at 5pm.

9.

Greater Cambridge Sustainable Design and Construction Supplementary Planning Document

Cabinet

 

a)         Agreed the content of the Draft Greater Cambridge Sustainable Design and Construction SPD (Appendix A);

 

b)         Approved the draft SPD for public consultation in accordance with Regulation 13 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulation 2012 for the period between the 15th July to the 23rd September 2019;

 

c)         Approved the consultation arrangements set out in paragraphs 12 and 13 of the report;

 

d)         Delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development in liaison with the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning, to agree the Statement of Consultation and draft Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and draft Habitats Regulation Assessment (HRA) Screenings Reports for consultation alongside the draft SPD;

 

e)         Delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development in liaison with the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning to make editorial changes to the Draft Greater Cambridge Sustainable Design and Construction SPD and supporting documents prior to the commencement of the consultation period regarding minor amendments and factual updates.

 

This decision was first published on Thursday 4 July and so the deadline for call-in is Thursday 11 July at 5pm.

10.

Establishment of Joint Planning and Transport Advisory Group

Cabinet

 

(a)       noted information regarding the inception of the Local Plan; and;

 

(b)       agreed the terms of reference for the proposed Joint Planning & Transport Advisory Group; and

 

(c)       agreed that South Cambridgeshire representation on the Joint Planning & Transport Advisory Group should comprise two nominations from the Liberal Democrat group and one from the Conservative group.

 

This decision was first published on Thursday 4 July and so the deadline for call-in is Thursday 11 July at 5pm.

11.

A428 Preferred Route Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet consultation response

Cabinet

 

(a)       Discussed and agree broad points to make in response to the A428 Black Cat to Caxton Gibbet Preferred Route consultation; and

 

(b)       Agreed to delegate the wording of the final joint response and any individual response to the consultation to the Strategy and Economy Manager, in consultation with the Deputy Leader (Statutory) of South Cambridgeshire District Council.

 

This decision was first published on Thursday 4 July and so the deadline for call-in is Thursday 11 July at 5pm.

12.

Cambridgeshire Home Improvement Agency (CHIA) Shared Service Agreement

Cabinet approved the renewal of the Cambridgeshire Home Improvement Agency shared service agreement for a further three years up to 31st March 2022 (Appendix A).

 

This decision was first published on Thursday 4 July and so the deadline for call-in is Thursday 11 July at 5pm.

13.

Shared Services Annual Report

Cabinet

 

(a)       Noted the 3C Shared Services Annual Report attached at Appendix A;

 

(b)       Noted the Greater Cambridge Shared Services Annual Report attached at Appendix B;

 

(c)       Agreed that relevant Officers engage in discussions with Cambridge City Council and Huntingdonshire District Council regarding the potential extension of the original Shared Services Agreement for Legal, Building Control and ICT services beyond the expiry date of 30 September 2020;

 

(d)       Agreed, as part of the discussions identified in 3(c) above, that prompt attention be given to the outstanding milestones and actions identified in the original Shared Services Partnership Agreement and to ensuring that the quality standards, performance levels and benefits from the integrated services are defined, understood, clearly documented and effectively monitored and measured; and

 

(e)       Agreed to consider the establishment of a joint Scrutiny and Overview Committee with Cambridge City Council and Huntingdonshire District Council as part of ongoing negotiations.

 

This decision was first published on Thursday 4 July and so the deadline for call-in is Thursday 11 July at 5pm.

14.

Investment Strategy Stream 3 - Investment Partnerships

Cabinet agreed the recommendations set out in the confidential report from the Interim Director of Finance.

 

This decision was first published on Thursday 4 July and so the deadline for call-in is Thursday 11 July at 5pm.

15.

Investment Strategy Core Staffing Establishment

Cabinet agreed the recommendations set out in the confidential report from the Interim Director of Finance.

 

This decision was first published on Thursday 4 July and so the deadline for call-in is Thursday 11 July at 5pm.

16.

Community Chest: Criteria Review

The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance AGREED the revised Community Chest Criteria, as recommended by the Grants Advisory Committee.

 

This decision was first published on Friday 5 July and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Friday 12 July.

17.

Community Chest: Funding Applications

The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance agreed the Community Chest grants recommended by the Grants Advisory Committee.

 

This decision was first published on Friday 5 July and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Friday 12 July.

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

18.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

Agendas

·                      Scrutiny & Overview Committee 16 July

 

Decisions

·                      Cabinet 1 July

·                      Council 4 July

·                      Community Chest: Criteria Review

·                      Community Chest: Funding Applications

 

 

19.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Leanne Fisher

Job title: Housing Services Assistant

Date started: 24 June 2019

 

Name: Chloe Mappledoram

Job title: Technical Officer

Date started: 1 July 2019

 

Name: Claire Perry

Job title: Rents Assistant

Date started: 7 July 2019

 

Name: Diccon Wright

Job title: Refuse Driver

Date started: 8 July 2019

 

 

 

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Staff who have left/will be leaving

 

Name: Paul Buckingham

Job title: Refuse Loader

Date leaving: 17 July 2019

 

Name: Jo Drake

Job title: Land Charges Administrator

Date left: 3 July 2019

 

Name: Nigel Higgins

Job title: Refuse Loader

Date leaving: 13 July 2019

 

Name: Peter Moston

Job title: Resident Involvement Team Leader

Date leaving: 19 July 2019

 

Name: George Rainsford

Job title: Street Cleansing Operative

Date left: 28 June 2019

 

Name: Juliette Wilson-Bond

Job title: Visiting Support Officer

Date leaving: 26 July 2019