Agenda

Published, Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday, 11 May 2022 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 May to Friday 27 May

Date

Time

Name

Venue

Contact

Thu 12 May

5.20 pm

Scrutiny and Overview Committee - CANCELLED

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Fri 13 May

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Mon 16 May

Midnight

Deadline for Questions from Members for Council

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Tue 17 May

-

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Wed 18 May

-

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Thu 19 May

-

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Fri 20 May

-

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-

 

Mon 23 May

-

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Tue 24 May

-

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Wed 25 May

-

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Thu 26 May

2 pm

Council (Annual meeting)

Council Chamber

Rebecca Dobson

Fri 27 May

-

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Information for District Councillors and Parish Councils

2.

Community Right to Bid - Assets of Community Value

The Council has received the following nomination:

 

In Pampisford:

The Chequers Public House, 1 Town Lane, Pampisford, Cambridge, CB22 3ER

 

The Council will make its decision by 15th June 2022.

 

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

3.

Zero Carbon Communities Grant Application Deadline Extended

We have extended the deadline of the Zero Carbon Communities Grant Scheme and will now be receiving applications until 5 pm on 17th June. We are welcoming applications for two categories: Carbon Emission Reduction or Locking up Carbon, and Engaging the Community on Climate Change. Projects could include energy efficiency improvements for community buildings, a large scale tree planting project, funding for an Eco Festival or campaign, or encouraging active, sustainable travel. More information, and guidance on how to apply, is available on our website here. If you have any questions please contact zcc@scambs.gov.uk. Please share this information with groups who might be interested.

4.

Next Zero Carbon Communities Green Connect - 18 May

The next instalment of the ZCC Green Connect will explore “Engaging Communities on Climate Change”, taking place from 7 pm to 8.30 pm on Wednesday 18 May. Come along for this exciting talk on how to engage people on the climate emergency, exploring how best to get people on board with making changes in their lives to tackle climate change. Katie Williams from UK Youth Climate Coalition and 2G3S gives a talk on their research into why some people struggle to engage with the climate movement. Tickets are free and available through the link on our website here. Please share this event with anyone who might be interested.

5.

M11 Junction 8 Birchanger Green Roundabout, North and South Bridges pdf icon PDF 171 KB

National Highways will be carrying out essential repairs and resurfacing on the M11 junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout bridges to ensure the bridges continue to remain in a safe and serviceable condition.

 

The plan is to complete this work over 6 weekends between Friday 20 May and Monday 4 July, weather conditions permitting. No work will be carried out on Friday 3 June (Platinum Jubilee bank holiday).

 

Closures and diversions

To carry out the work safely the M11 junction 8 bridges need to be closed. Only one of the bridges will be shut at a time to reduce the impact on local road users and those needing access to Stansted Airport and Birchanger Green Services.

 

Details of the closures and diversion routes are detailed below:

 

Closure 

Dates & Time 

Diversion route 

South bridge closure  

·         Friday 20 May, 9pm to Monday 23 May, 5am

·         Friday 27 May, 9pm to Monday 30 May, 5am  
 

·         Friday 1 July, 9pm to Monday July, 5am

            

 

(Full weekend closures)       

M11 southbound traffic wishing to travel west towards Bishop’s Stortford will continue on the M11 to junction 7 before re-joining the M11 northbound to exit at junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout. (Diagram 1)

 

A120 westbound traffic will be diverted southbound on the M11 towards junction 7 before re-joining the M11 northbound to exit at junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout and continue west. (Diagram 1)

 

Non-motorway users only Westbound traffic will be diverted from Priory Wood Roundabout, along Round Coppice Road, onto Bury Lodge Lane, turn left to follow Church Road and Forest Hall Road to join the B1383 south to the A120 at Bishops Stortford. (Diagram 3)

 

North bridge closure

·         Friday 10 June, 9pm to Monday 13 June, 5am

 

·         Friday 17 June, 9pm to Monday 20 June, 5am

·         Friday 24 June, 9pm to Monday 27 June, 5am

 

(Full weekend closures) 

M11 northbound traffic wishing to travel east will continue on the M11 to junction 9a before re-joining the M11 southbound to exit at junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout. (Diagram 2)

 

A120 eastbound traffic will be diverted northbound on the M11 towards junction 9a before re-joining the M11 southbound to exit at junction 8, Birchanger Green Roundabout and continue east. (Diagram 2)

 

Non-motorway users Only Eastbound traffic will be diverted from the A120 along the B1383, then turn right to follow Forest Hall Road and Church Road, before travelling south along Bury Lodge Lane and Round Coppice Road to join the A120 at Priory Wood Roundabout. (Diagram 3)

 

 

Maps of the diversions can be found attached.

 

How to find out more

You can keep up to date with this project by visiting the website contacting National Highways, phoning 0300 123 5000, or emailing at info@nationalhighways.co.uk.

 

 

6.

Project Catalyst - community grants available pdf icon PDF 709 KB

This funding is for new groups that are emerging out of the Covid?19 lockdown period. You may well have been working with your local community and want to continue this in a more organised and structured way. The lockdown period may have provided you with new ideas and opportunities to form a new community led group. Project Catalyst can offer practical help, guidance, and funding to allow you to do this.

Additional documents:

General Information

7.

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

04/05/2022

Cambridgeshire Live online

When will local elections 2022 results be announced for South Cambridgeshire, Cambridge and Huntingdonshire?

Link

Reference to upcoming SCDC elections

04/05/2022

Cambridge Independent online

Elections 2022: Do I need my polling card to vote?

Link

Reference to upcoming SCDC elections

04/05/2022

Cambridgeshire Live online

Do I need to take my polling card with me for local elections in Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire?

Link

Reference to upcoming SCDC elections

04/05/2022

East Anglia bylines online

South Cambridgeshire: will the voters think local or national?

Link

Reference to upcoming SCDC elections

05/05/2022

Cambridge News

County ready to go to polls for local elections

P4

Reference to SCDC elections

05/05/2022

BBC News online

Elections 2022: Polls open for Cambridgeshire councils

Link

Reference to SCDC elections

05/05/2022

Cambridgeshire Live online

Local elections 2022: Live updates as people across Cambridgeshire head to polling stations to vote

Link

Reference to SCDC elections

05/05/2022

ITV News online

Local Elections 2022: Polls open across Anglia region as council candidates vie for votes

Link

Reference to SCDC elections

05/05/2022

Metro news online

Voters head to the polls to elect new leaders in crunch local elections

Link

Reference to SCDC elections

06/05/2022

Cambridge News

Election coverage

P2

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06/05/2022

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Bulletins and programmes: Election coverage through the day

N/A

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06/05/2022

BBC Look East

Bulletins: Election coverage

N/A

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06/05/2022

Heart radio

Bulletins: Election coverage

N/A

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06/05/2022

Cambridgeshire Live online

South Cambridgeshire local election 2022 results in full

Link

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06/05/2022

Cambridgeshire Live online

South Cambridgeshire local election 2022: Liberal Democrats hold council as results announced

Link

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06/05/2022

ITV News online

Local Elections 2022: What happened in the East of England

Link

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06/05/2022

Cambridgeshire Live online

South Cambridgeshire election results 2022: Liberal Democrats win by a landslide

Link

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06/05/2022

Ely Standard online

Only two parties now represented on South Cambridgeshire District Council

Link

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06/05/2022

Cambridge Independent online

Elections 2022: ‘It’s a vote of confidence in Lib Dems - and now we’ll oust MP’ says South Cambridgeshire District Council leader

Link

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06/05/2022

Ely Standard online

Liberal Democrats hold South Cambridgeshire

Link

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06/05/2022

Cambridge Independent online

Live: Cambridgeshire 2022 elections results as they happen

Link

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07/05/2022

Cambridge News

Lib Dems increase stranglehold in South Cambs

P1 & P5

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08/05/2022

BBC Sunday Politics East

Cllr Bridget Smith interviewed on programme

Link

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09/05/2022

Cambridge News

Lib Dems 'can smash blue wall'

P6

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09/05/2022

Cambridge News

Opinion from South Cambridgeshire MP: Full story of election day is not quite as straightforward

P10

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09/05/2022

BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Cllr Bridget Smith interviewed on drive time programme

3'14'' into show

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10/05/2022

In Your Area online

Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire planning applications for week ending May 10

Link

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11/05/2022

Cambridge  ...  view the full agenda text for item 7.

8.

Items of Interest from the Local Government Association (LGA)

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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 May, Telegraph: Council tax rebates

Some households across the country are still waiting for the £150 council tax rebate, aimed at helping millions to combat the rising cost of living.

 

Friday 6 May, Times: Delays to council tax rebate

Some households across the country are still waiting for the £150 council tax rebate, aimed at helping millions to combat the rising cost of living.

 

Saturday 7 May, Telegraph: Pavement licences

New laws to be introduced in the Queen’s Speech will allow councils to grant full-time pavement licences for dining and drinking after success during COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Sunday 8 May, Telegraph: Plans to introduce local design codes

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has stated that the Queen’s Speech will enshrine a role for local design codes, under which residents in each area would have a say in setting rules that developers would have to follow.

 

Sunday 8 May, Mail on Sunday: Second homes council tax plan

Councils in England will be able to double council tax on unoccupied second homes to boost funding for local services, under plans to be confirmed in the Queen’s Speech this week.

 

Monday 9 May, iNews: Office conversions lead to loss of affordable homes

The LGA has warned that more than 18,000 affordable houses have been lost as a result of office-to-residential conversions under permitted development.

 

Monday 9 May, iNews: Council tax rebate

A one-off £150 council tax rebate is being gradually rolled out to households as part of a Treasury support package designed to mitigate the effects of factors such as the energy price cap rise.

 

Wednesday, 11 May, BBC News Online: Planning reforms

People will be given the right to vote on some planning applications in their area, as part of planning reforms due to be announced today.

9.

View Planning Applications

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An outline floor plan for a large building.

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 May 2022

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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’

10.

Increase funding to Community Chest Grants by £21,894.72

The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance Agreed to increase funding to the Community Chest Grants by £21,894.72 from £61,768.83 to £83,663.55 as recommended by the Grants Advisory Committee.

 

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

11.

Community Chest Grants

The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance agreed the recommendations made by the Grants Advisory Committee.

 

This decision was first published on 4 May 2022 and so the deadline for call-in is 5pm on Wednesday 11 May.

Decisions Made By Officers and Reported For Information

Please click on the link to find details of decisions made by officers under delegated authority.

Other Information

12.

Newly-Published Items on modern.gov

13.

The Council's Starters and Leavers

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New Employees at the Council

 

Name: Beth Watson

Job title: Project Officer

Date started: 3 May 2022

 

Name: Abbie Hatch

Job title: Temp in Housing

Date started: 6 May 2022

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Staff who have left

 

Name: Lorraine Brown

Leaving date: 20 April 2022

 

Name: Jackie Parr

Leaving date: 30 April 2022

 

Name: Marie Roseaman

Leaving date: 11 May 2022

 

Name: Johannah Truppin

Leaving date: 26 April 2022