Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 11 December 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 12 December to Friday 27 December

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 12 Dec

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General Election

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Fri 13 Dec

Mon 16 Dec

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Swansley Room

Aaron Clarke

Tue 17 Dec

5:20pm

Scrutiny and Overview Committee

Swansley Room

Victoria Wallace

Wed 18 Dec

Thu 19 Dec

9:30am

Audit and Corporate Governance Committee

Swansley Room B

Patrick Adams

Fri 20 Dec

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Aaron Clarke

 

Mon 23 Dec

Tue 24 Dec

Wed 25 Dec

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Christmas Day – Office Closed

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Thu 26 Dec

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Boxing Day – Office Closed

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Fri 27 Dec

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

Appointment of Acting Police and Crime Commissioner: Ray Bisby

An Acting Police and Crime Commissioner has been appointed by the county’s Police and Crime Panel.

 

The appointment has been made in line with legislation at an extraordinary meeting held in Peterborough on Wednesday 27th November.

 

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 requires Police and Crime Panels to appoint an Acting Commissioner when there is a vacancy that will not be filled by an election.

 

Members of the Panel voted to appoint Ray Bisby, the former Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner to the role following the recent resignation of Jason Ablewhite.

 

Mr Bisby takes over the role until the forthcoming PCC elections in May 2020.

3.

Road Closures for the Week Commencing Monday 9 December Relating to the A14 Improvements pdf icon PDF 28 KB

Please find attached details of the road closures relating to the A14 improvements for the current week.

 

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.

4.

A14 Improvements Parish Newsletter pdf icon PDF 781 KB

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

GENERAL INFORMATION

5.

Media Monitoring

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The Council’s Communications Team produce a weekly summary of recent news items which is published in the Bulletin to help keep members informed of recent coverage of the Council.

Please contact the Communications Team for further information.

 

Date

Publication

Details

04/12/19

Cambridge Network online

More than £20,000 available for Mobile Warden schemes helping to tackle loneliness among older residents

Link

 

04/12/19

Cambridge News

United unveil new vision of the future

P6 & P7

New CUFC stadium plans announced. GCP and Local Plan process mentioned

04/12/19

Cambridge News online

Cambridge United stadium: First look at the spectacular plans for a new £35m stadium near the A14

Link

New CUFC stadium plans announced. GCP and Local Plan process mentioned

04/12/19

Cambridge News

Councillors vote for substantial hike in capital investment

P10

 

04/12/19

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

AM bulletins: Locals in Hinxton 'standing firm' against Wellcome Trust genome campus expansion

N/A

 

04/12/19

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Report: Residents of Hinxton against Wellcome Trust genome campus expansion

1'8'' in

Hinxton PC Chair, CPRE and Cllr Peter Topping interviewed

04/12/19

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Report 2: Residents of Hinxton against Wellcome Trust genome campus expansion

2'15'' in

Cllr Peter MacDonald interviewed

04/12/19

Cambridge Independent

Climate emergency declared by South Cambridgeshire District Council - but one councillor votes against it

Link

 

04/12/19

Cambridge Independent online

£340m to be invested in property by South Cambridgeshire District Council

Link

 

04/12/19

Public Sector Executive online

South Cambridgeshire District Council to invest £340m in property

Link

 

04/12/19

Cambridge Independent

One-mile move: U's reveal £25m new stadium plans

P10 & P11

New CUFC stadium plans announced. GCP and Local Plan process mentioned

04/12/19

Cambridge Independent

Council to spend £1.3m on green HQ

P22

 

04/12/19

Cambridge Independent

Large capital fund increase

P26

 

04/12/19

Cambridge Independent

Cllr Bridget Smith column: Starting the conversation to enhance the district's green demands

P34 & P35

 

04/12/19

Cambridge News

Letter from Cllr Deborah Roberts: Lib Dems' climate policy is hypocrisy

P24

 

07/12/19

Cambridge News online

Councils slammed for seeming 'obsessed with charging motorists'

Link

Focussed on County Council motion. Cllr Bridget Smith quoted

07/12/19

Cambridge News online

What the Cambridge North development will look like after its transformation

Link

 

09/12/19

Cambridge News online

Cambridge, South and East Cambridgeshire Christmas bin collection dates 2019

Link

Based on winter 2019 South Cambs Magazine article

10/12/19

Cambridge News

Letter: Any permission to develop is thin end of the wedge

P21

Comment on Northstowe CGR

10/12/19

Teeside Live online

The Tory who says she's finding 'Get Brexit done' is the biggest issue in Middlesbrough

Link

 

11/12/19

Cambridge News

Council leader sparks row over congestion charging in city centre

P10

 

 

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 5 December, Financial Times: Housing Strategy

An editorial says the next government needs to establish a long-term solution to the UK’s housing market to increase the number of homes built and to make renting a viable and affordable option.

 

Friday 6 December, Mail Online: Plea to plant trees to fight air pollution

Campaigners are urging people to help plant trees to alleviate the effects of 2.6 million children who attend schools that are in areas with dangerous levels of air pollution.

 

Saturday 7 December, The Times: Fees and charges

Councils’ fees and charges, including for garden and bulky waste removal, funeral services, pest control and public lavatories have increased, according to analysis of council accounts by the Time.

 

Monday 10 December, The Times: Calls for segregated cycle lanes to cut car journeys

A national network of segregated cycle lanes is needed to reduce vehicle dependency, a study has suggested after it found that half of short journeys in Britain are made by car.

7.

View Planning Applications

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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. 

 

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 4 DECEMBER 2019

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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.

Service Transformation Programme: Savings proposals

Cabinet considered the proposed objectives and intentions in relation to the review of Council services as part of a coordinated Council-wide transformation programme,  and

 

(a)       Noted the considerable challenges facing the Council given the financial outlook, including Government announcements in respect of local government funding, and the expectation that future cost pressures will exceed the resources available;

 

(b)       Noted the revenue budget guiding principles, outlined at paragraph 21 of the Chief Executive’s report, providing the context for the planning of the 2020 / 2021 revenue budget and the formulation of proposals to achieve service efficiency savings;

 

(c)       Noted the growth bids, detailed at Appendix A to the Chief Executive’s report, for inclusion in the Budget Setting Report in February 2020;

 

(d)       Noted the proposed range of service efficiency savings / policy options detailed in Appendix B of the report and that these would undergo further refinement and consultation with employees and other stakeholders prior to forming part of the Budget Setting Report in February 2020; and

 

(e)       Noted that some of the savings proposals would require a detailed equality analysis.

 

This decision was first published on Friday 6 December and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Friday 13 December.

9.

Medium Term Financial Strategy

Please note that as this was a Recommendation to Council it is not for call-in.

 

Cabinet

 

(a)          Acknowledged the projected changes in service spending and the overall resources available to the Council over the medium term; and

 

(b)          Recommended to Full Council the Medium Term Financial Strategy attached as Appendix A and the updated financial forecast attached as Appendix B to the report from the Interim Director of Finance.

10.

Street lighting Policy and LED upgrade program

Cabinet approved the South Cambridgeshire District Council Streetlighting Policy document to be included on the Council’s website and inform the communications plan.

 

This decision was first published on Friday 6 December and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Friday 13 December.

11.

Shared Payroll Service

Cabinet

 

1.    noted that the Payroll Shared Service Agreement had been extended and would be reviewed in line with other Greater Cambridge shared services arrangements; and

 

2.    asked officers to explore the feasibility of appointing a payroll apprentice to support the team and invest in the future of the service.

 

This decision was first published on Friday 6 December and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Friday 13 December.

12.

Applications for Council Tax Reduction under Section 13a of The Local Government Finance Act 1992 - Delegation of Authority for Decision Making

Cabinet agreed to delegate Council Tax reduction decision-making to the Lead Cabinet Member for Finance, as outlined in Option 1 pending a review of the policy.

 

This decision was first published on Friday 6 December and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Friday 13 December.

13.

Potential property acquisition decision

Cabinet approved:

 

(a)        The investment outlined in the report from the Interim Director of Finance as a multi-let office investment in accordance with the approved Investment Strategy; and

 

(b)        The delegation of the final terms of the acquisition of the property to the Lead Member for Finance and Interim Director of Finance.

 

This decision was first published on Friday 6 December and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Friday 13 December.

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/your-council-and-democracy/access-to-information/

OTHER INFORMATION

14.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

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Agendas

·                      Grants Advisory Committee 16 December

·                      Scrutiny & Overview Committee 17 December

·                      Grants Advisory Committee 20 December

 

Decisions

·                      Cabinet 4 December

 

 

15.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

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Staff who have left/will be leaving

 

Name: Gemma Barron

Job title: Head of Service – Sustainable Communities & Wellbeing

Date leaving: 31 December 2019 (19 December last working day)

 

Name: Jill Chesher

Job title: Planning Administrator

Date leaving: 14 December 2019

 

Name: Rebecca Whitney

Job title: Senior Planner

Date leaving: 15 December 2019