Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin
Wednesday, 4 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 5 December to Friday 20 December 2019

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 5 Dec

Fri 6 Dec

10am

Grants Advisory Committee – POSTPONED

Mon 9 Dec

Tue 10 Dec

Wed 11 Dec

10:30am

Planning Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

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 & Overview Committee

Swansley Room

Victoria Wallace

Wed 18 Dec

Thu 19 Dec

9:30am

Audit & Corporate Governance Committee

Swansley Room

Patrick Adams

Fri 20 Dec

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Aaron Clarke

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS AND PARISH COUNCILS

2.

Stay Well Heating Grants

The Stay Well heating grants are now open for applications on the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation website. The website states:

 

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“Grants up to £300 for vulnerable individuals/families living in Cambridgeshire (not including Peterborough) facing fuel poverty to contribute towards future heating costs. For those that are homeless, other costs of keeping warm (such as sleeping bags) will be considered.

 

Individuals/families must be referred by an organisation (voluntary sector or local authority) that has assessed the circumstances and can verify that the individual/family are in extreme crisis and in need of immediate assistance.

 

Repeat /multiple requests for one family or individual  are not anticipated as it is expected that the referring agent is doing all they can to help the person move on from the crisis point.

 

Where there is historic debt owed to their energy supplier, the organisation helping the individual will need to seek support from a debt advice agency or other resource. The Stay Well Grant will not be paid to offset historic debt.

 

Grants will be paid direct to the energy supplier, or to the referring agent to buy a prepayment token or other items.

 

To apply, complete the relevant section of the online form.”

 

Please see more information on how to apply here: http://cambscf.org.uk/Stay-Well.html

3.

Planned Road Closures A14 for week commencing 2 December pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Please find attached road closures information for week commencing Monday 2 December, in relation to the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme.

 

This includes the closures required to open the Huntingdon Southern Bypass on Monday 9th December.

 

Please note, once the bypass is opened, the existing A14 between Godmanchester (current junction 24) and Spittals (current junction 23) will be closed in both directions.

 

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.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

4.

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

27/11/19

Cambridge News online

Cambridgeshire councils have spent thousands on emergency reserves for Brexit

Link

 

27/11/19

Cambridge Independent

New Local Plans must prepare for climate impact

P28

Letters & Opinion

29/11/19

Mail Online

Lottery millionaire Adrian Bayford wins battle over swimming pool he built without permission as he prepares to sell £10m estate so he could move closer to his children

Link

 

29/11/19

Cambridge Network

Consultation confirmed to give extra chance to gather views on taxi licensing policy

Link

 

29/11/19

Cambridge News online

Housebuilding is speeding up in South Cambridgeshire - as it slows down in Cambridge

Link

 

03/12/19

Cambridge News

Council HQ primed for £1m retrofit as climate emergency is declared

P10

 

03/12/19

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Council to fund Mobile Warden schemes

5p, 5.22pm, 6pm

Interview with Chief Exec of Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough following press release on bids being accepted for 2020/2021

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

 

 

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 28 November, BBC Online: Climate Change: UK “has technology” for zero carbon

The Centre for Alternative Technology said a net zero-carbon Britain is already possible, without relying on future developments.

 

Saturday 30 November, Telegraph: Households recycling less

Recycling rates have fallen slightly, official figures show.

 

Saturday 30 November, i: Councils urged to recycle aluminium foil

Councils are being pressed to collect aluminium foil for recycling from UK households alongside cans, glass bottles and other packaging widely accepted.

 

Monday 2 December, Times: Local councillors face rising tide of abuse

Abuse directed at councillors has risen almost fivefold since 2016, with 86 such incidents reported last year compared with 18 two years previously, the Times reports.

6.

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.

 

 

 

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

7.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

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Agendas

·                      Planning Committee 11 December

 

Decisions

·                      Council 28 November

 

Minutes

·                      Planning Committee 13 November

·                      Employment & Staffing Committee 14 November

 

Plans

·                      Forward Plan of Key Decisions

 

 

8.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

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Staff who have left/ will be leaving

 

Name Matthew Powell

Job title: Refuse Driver

Date leaving: 20 December 2019

 

Name: Jamie Wesley

Job title: Refuse Loader

Date left: 29 November 2019