Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 18 September 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 19 September to Friday 4 October

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 19 Sep

Fri 20 Sep

Mon 23 Sep

Tue 24 Sep

9:30am

Audit & Corporate Governance Committee

Swansley Room

Patrick Adams

 

2pm

Climate & Environment Advisory Committee

Swansley Room

Patrick Adams

Wed 25 Sep

Thu 26 Sep

9:30am

Member Briefing on Local Transport Plan

Council Chamber

Democratic Services

 

2pm

Council

Council Chamber

Kathrin John

Fri 27 Sep

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Ian Senior

 

Mon 30 Sep

Tue 1 Oct

Wed 2 Oct

9:30am

Cabinet

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 3 Oct

Fri 4 Oct

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

Planned Road Closures for Week Commencing 16 September - A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme pdf icon PDF 606 KB

Please find attached road closures information for w/c 16 September, 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

 

Section 6: Huntingdon town centre

Liam Heath liam.heath@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.

3.

Member Briefing on Local Transport Plan on Thu 26 Sept at 9:30am

Date: Thursday 26 September

Time: 9:30am to 10:30am

Venue: Council Chamber

 

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority will be updating District Councillors on public consultation on the Local Transport Plan. It will also be an opportunity for members to discuss any outstanding issues and make comments on the draft Local Transport Plan.

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

11/09/2019

Cambridge Network online

Local groups open Community Chest

Link

 

11/09/2019

Cambridge News online

The latest update on plans to replace Cambridge's main police station

Link

Covers planning application process

11/09/2019

Cambridge News

Residents taking part in talks to improve our infrastructure

P12

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

11/09/2019

Cambridge Independent

Police station planning work starts

P5

Covers planning application process

11/09/2019

Cambridge Independent

Column from Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer: Using people power to solve tough issues

P6

Column from Cllr Aidan Van dey Weyer in GCP role

11/09/2019

Cambridge Independent

Assembly must cut car use'

P6

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

11/09/2019

Cambridge Independent

Surprise and concern over plans for 1,800-home village

P7

Cllr Tumi Hawkins and Cllr Deborah Roberts quoted

11/09/2019

Cambridge Independent

Council buys new homes

P7

 

12/09/2019

Cambridge News

Police on move from Parkside

P6

Covers planning application process

12/09/2019

UK Construction Media online

More homes scheduled for Northstowe

Link

 

12/09/2019

Royston Crow online

Melbourn and Meldreth groups receive SCDC Community Chest funding

Link

 

13/09/2019

Cambridge Independent online

Shock at proposal for 1,800-home garden village between Foxton, Barrington and Shepreth

Link

 

14/09/2019

Cambridge Independent online

First citizens assembly in Cambridge will help sort out tough issues facing city

Link

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

16/09/2019

Cambridge News online

Council warning over text message scam

Link

 

18/09/2019

Cambridge News

Council sends out warning over scam text messages

P6

 

 

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.

 

Friday 13 September, Guardian: Sainsbury’s pledges to halve plastic packaging by 2025

Sainsbury’s has pledged to halve the amount of plastic used in its stores by 2025.

 

Tuesday 17 September, Independent Online: Vulnerable children being recruited for county lines gangs

Vulnerable children in care are being exploited by criminal gangs after being moved away from home, a report has found.

 

Wednesday 18 September, Times: Help to Buy scheme ‘failed those most in need’

The Government’s £12 billion Help to Buy scheme has supported homebuyers who could already afford to buy a property and has failed to boost the provision of affordable housing or reduce homeless, according to MPs.

 

Wednesday 18 September, Guardian: Slow digital services are marginalising rural areas, MPs warn

Almost 600,000 homes in rural areas across the UK are still unable to get sufficiently fast broadband to meet a typical family’s needs, MPs have said.

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.

 

 

 

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

7.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

Agendas

·                      Audit & Corporate Governance Committee 24 September

·                      Climate & Environment Advisory Committee 24 September

 

Decisions

·                      Planning Committee 12 September

 

Minutes

·                      Employment & Staffing Committee 12 September

 

 

 

8.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

 

 

 

New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Ammar Al Asaad

Job title: Senior Urban Designer

Date started: 16 September 2019

 

Name: Jonathan Brookes

Job title: Principal Urban Designer

Date started: 2 September 2019

 

Name: Christopher Carter

Job title: Delivery Manager – Strategic Sites

Date started: 16 September 2019

 

Name: Leah Collis

Job title: Physical Activity Locality Co-ordinator

Date started: 6 September 2019

 

Name: Anne Taylor

Job title: HR Co-ordinator

Date started: 16 September 2019

 

Name: Ben Thackray

Job title: Revenues Assistant

Date started: 16 September 2019