Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday, 29 January 2020 12.00 p.m.

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Meetings and events from Thursday 30 January to Friday 14 February 2020

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 30 Jan

Fri 31 Jan

10am

Grants Advisory Committee

Monkfield Room

Aaron Clark

Mon 3 Feb

Tue 4 Feb

Wed 5 Feb

9:30am

Cabinet

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 6 Feb

Fri 7 Feb

 

Mon 10 Feb

10:30am

Licensing Committee

Council Chamber

Victoria Wallace

 

11:59pm

Deadline for questions and motions for Council

 

 

Tue 11 Feb

Wed 12 Feb

10am

Planning Committee

Council Chamber

Ian Senior

Thu 13 Feb

5:20pm

Scrutiny & Overview Committee

Swanley Room

Victoria Wallace

Fri 14 Feb

 

INFORMATION FOR DISTRICT COUNCILLORS

2.

Planned Road Closures relating to A14 improvements for week commencing Monday 27 January pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Please find attachedroad closures information for w/c 27 January, 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.

 

John Birchall has now left the project. For all queries in relation to Section 1 & 2: Alconbury to the East Coast Main Line & Section 3: East Coast Main Line to Swavesey, please email A14CambridgeHuntingdon@highwaysengland.co.uk

 

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.

3.

Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value

The Council has received the following nominations:

 

In Great Eversden – The Hoops Public House

The Council will make its decision by 19th March 2020.

 

In Longstanton – The Black Bull Public House

The Council will make its decision by 20th March 2020.

 

Further information about the Community Right to Bid and Assets of Community Value can be found on our webpage

 

https://www.scambs.gov.uk/community-right-bid

4.

New Street lighting policy and upgrade to low-energy LEDs pdf icon PDF 1 MB

In December Cabinet approved a policy for the 1800 streetlights it maintains in partnership with 84 parishes across the district.

 

The policy can be found on our website at streetlighting and sets out:

o   Our responsibilities for the repair and maintenance of the lights and the expected service standards. 

o   A requirement for the approval of any new attachments to a streetlights, such as signs and vehicle speed monitoring devices, to ensure safety, which can be found here.

o   Our responsibility to maintain a detailed inventory of the lights.

The policy also includes plans to upgrade the streetlights to low-energy LEDs, which will begin this year and reduce the energy they use by 60% and electricity bills to parishes.  The Council will work closely with parishes via Parish Clerks throughout the planning and delivery of the upgrade.  All parishes were contacted last year as part of preparations and will be contacted again ahead of works commencing.

Contact:  helen.taylor@scambs.gov.uk

5.

Innovate & Cultivate Fund Application Deadline

The next deadline for Innovate & Cultivate Fund grant applications is 1 February 2020.

 

The aim of the fund is to support initiatives that strengthen our communities and reduce pressure on County Council services, thereby giving a return on investment. The fund’s key priorities are Adult Social Care and Children & Families services. 

 

The fund is open to voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations based in and outside of Cambridgeshire, and public sector organisations in Cambridgeshire.

 

There are two funding streams:

 

1)    A ‘Cultivate’ fund for smaller projects that build community support networks (grants of £2,000 - £19,000).

2)    An ‘Innovate’ fund for bigger, bolder and more innovative initiatives (grants of £19,001 - £50,000).

 

Applications and further information about fund priorities and criteria may be found on the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation (CCF) website. Also CCF can answer questions about applying for the Fund: info@cambscf.org.uk

GENERAL INFORMATION

6.

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

22/01/2020

Cambridge News

Transport projects 'could force cyclists back into cars'

P6

GCP article

22/01/2020

Cambridge News

Brave new world - report looks at kicking out jams

P10 & P11

GCP article

22/01/2020

Cambridge News

Funding for 19 projects that support green aims

P13

 

22/01/2020

Cambridge News

City bus service to get a revamp

P14

GCP article

22/01/2020

Cambridge News

Letter: We need to keep our own house in very green order

P21

Letter from Cllr Bridget Smith

22/01/2020

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Rebecca Weymouth-Wood interviewed about plans to invest in electric bin lorry

1'55'' in

 

22/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

£10 peak-time flexible charge mooted to beat city congestion

P1

GCP article

22/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

Pollution fears on Histon Road over bus lane scheme

P5

GCP article

22/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

Bin collections may be going electric

P5

 

22/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

Could £10 peak-time flexible charge be the answer to city congestion?

P6 & P7

GCP article

22/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

Off-road busway route unveiled by GCP

P8 & P9

GCP article

22/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

Opinion: Cambridge vs London in the battle of the green belts and new homes

P29

 

22/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

Culture: Let's make a plan to protect nature

P41

 

22/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

Attend free Brexit advice workshops

P47

 

22/01/2020

BBC News online

Cambridgeshire electric bin lorry 'better for climate change'

Link

 

23/01/2020

Cambridge Independent online

Your verdicts on the Cambourne to Cambridge busway

Link

GCP article

24/01/2020

Cambridge Network online

Could you be the next Councillor for Whittlesford ward or Duxford division?

Link

 

24/01/2020

Cambridge News

What are the goals of the Liberal Democrats?

P25

Letter from Cllr Deborah Roberts

24/01/2020

Royston Crow online

South Cambridgeshire council faces High Court challenges from community action group

Link

 

25/01/2020

Cambridge Independent online

66,700 homes could be built in Greater Cambridge by 2040, under new Local Plan

Link

 

27/01/2020

Cambridge Network online

Comment on new plans for Huawei R&D centre

Link

 

27/01/2020

Cambridge News online

The hundreds of Cambridge council houses failing to meet minimum standards

Link

Article based on new Government figures

27/01/2020

Cambridge News

Backlash to busway plans

P12

GCP article

28/01/2020

BBC Look East

Report: Plans submitted for Huawei R&D base at Sawston. Cllr Tumi Hawkins interviewed

Link

 

28/01/2020

Cambridge News

Phone giant resubmits plans for research site at Sawston

P4

 

28/01/2020

Cambridge News

Council in the dock after it 'completely ignored the law'

P11

 

29/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

New busway 'would be an abomination' says councillor

P4

GCP article

29/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

Planning transport links to cope with 17,000 new homes

P10

GCP article

29/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

Infrastructure first is critical

P10

Opinion from South Cambridgeshire MP Anthony Browne

29/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

Huawei's new R&D centre plans would create 350 jobs

P16

 

29/01/2020

Cambridge Independent

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7.

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 23 January, Guardian, Universal credit ‘sending people into arms of loan sharks’

Universal Credit fuels debt problems for low-income claimants, forcing many into destitution and driving others to loan sharks to get cash for basics such as food, clothes and heating, a leading charity has claimed.

 

Friday 24 January, Guardian, Food waste down 7%

Total food waste in the UK has fallen by the equivalent of 7 per cent per person over the past three years.

 

Friday 24 January, BBC Online, Tesco to ditch plastic-wrap for multipack tins

Tesco is removing plastic wrapping from its multipack tins in an effort to cut down on waste and remove 350 tonnes of plastic a year from the environment.

 

Saturday 25 January, Mail, Church set to offer public funerals

The Church of England is set to offer help to families who cannot afford to pay for a loved one’s funeral.

 

Saturday 25 January, Mail, Windfall for pubs with £1,000 tax relief on the way

Thousands of pubs will have £1,000 cut from their tax bills, after the Chancellor announced tax charges aimed at supporting premises in local communities.

 

Sunday 26 January, Sunday Telegraph, ‘Beautiful homes’ to be fast-tracked through planning system

New homes which conform to local residents’ ideas of beauty would be fast-tracked through the planning system under radical proposals drawn up by a government-commissioned review.

 

Sunday 26 January, Sunday Telegraph, Four million rural homes in line for ultrafast internet in a year

More than 200 British market towns and villages are in line to receive an ultrafast full fibre broadband connection with the next 14 months, it is reported.

 

Sunday 26 January, Sunday Times, Plastic bottles wasted

Billions of plastic bottles used in Britain’s bathrooms have become a significant cause of environmental contamination because they lack labels telling consumers how to recycle them.

 

Tuesday 28 January, Times, ‘Restrictive’ planning laws face reform in push for more homes

Councillors could lose their powers to veto housing applications under plans being reportedly examined by Downing Street to speed up planning permissions.

 

Tuesday 28 January, Guardian Online, English councils set to miss carbon emission targets

Many councils in England are not aware of how much energy they use, according to a new survey.

 

Wednesday 29 January, Guardian, Councils’ homeless spending is over budget by £140m

Two-thirds of English local authorities were forced to overspend on their homelessness budgets last year, due to growing numbers of homeless families and the increasing cost of putting them up in bed and breakfast hotels, new analysis by the LGA shows.

8.

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

9.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

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Agendas

·                      Grants Advisory Committee 31 January

·                      Cabinet 5 February

 

Minutes

·                      Cabinet 8 January

·                      Employment & Staffing Committee 23 January

 

10.

SCDC Starters and Leavers

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New Employees at the Council

 

Name: David Chastell

Job title: Resource Officer

Date started: 16 December 2019

 

Name: Louise Cynigier

Job title: Health & Safety Advisor

Date started: 6 January 2020

 

Name: Claire Guyton

Job title: Development Project Officer

Date started: 13 January 2020

 

Name: Beth Jessop

Job title: Visiting Support Officer

Date started: 13 January 2020

 

Name: Jane Rodens

Job title: Senior Planner

Date started: 13 January 2020

 

Name: Lauryn Snow

Job title: Communications Apprentice

Date started: 6 January 2020

 

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Staff who have moved jobs

 

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Staff who have left

 

Name: Edgaras Kreipavicius

Job title: Refuse Loader

Date leaving: 30 January 2020