Community-wide and Young People Surveys: Parish Council Actions

Summary of the Parish Council Actions as listed at the end of each section, and in the appendix of, the Cambourne Parish Plan document.

QuestionSection Action – 4.1: Living in CambourneStatusAction Taken
AllPublish on the Council website a timeline of the Developer responsibilities and commitments with regard to their fulfilment of the infrastructure and facilities planning obligations (Section 106 Agreement).
There are a number of actions assigned to the Parish Council that relate to this section. These can be found in the appropriate sections through the report.
 In ProgressReport to be written by the Parish Clerk in conjunction with the Chairman of Planning, for publication on the website. Scheduled to be completed by end of Jan 2018.
QuestionSection Actions – 4.2: Children & EducationStatusAction Taken
1 & 2Carry out a survey of early years’ childcare needs in Cambourne and communicate the results / findings to all relevant parties. In ProgressThis should include Inclusive provision. A questionnaire will be devised to ensure that all relevant and consistent information is obtained. Results will be reported to Council, all relevant parties and published on the website. To be completed by end of Q2 2018.
3Liaise on an annual basis with the Local Education Authorities with a view to understanding and influencing the local pupil / student projection / forecast numbers in schools to ensure adequate availability of places. In ProgressThe information will be requested from the Local Education Authority.
4From the Question 3 action, Parish Council to pass relevant information to the existing Cambourne Primary Schools and in addition feed into the consultation process for the new two primary schools to be provided as part of the Cambourne West development. In ProgressClerk to send most current information to Cambridgeshire County Council. The site provided is large enough for 3 form entry but funding is only for 2 form entry. A statement will be written for the S106 section of the website. 
5Publish current provision of 6th form for Cambourne students and explore the possibility of provision in Cambourne. In ProgressCambourne Village college to be contacted for confirmation of current 6th provision now and in the future and prepare a statement for publication on the website. 
6, 7 & 8Invite Cambourne Village College annually to attend a council meeting and report the adult education courses on offer, local resident uptake and the College’s communication efforts with the local community. In ProgressRequest that a representative of Cambourne Village College attend the Annual Parish Meeting.
6, 7 & 8Share the findings of the report with Cambourne Village College. In ProgressThe relevant sections of the report will be shared with Cambourne Village College.
Primary Education Action: Parish Council to explore the possibility of a limited school bus service within Cambourne to serve local primary schools. In ProgressThere will funds in the s106 for new bus services but this will not extend to running a school bus service within Cambourne. Stagecoach could be approached to consider a concessionary rate for school children. The legality of the Parish Council running a school bus service needs to be checked.
QuestionSection Actions – 4.3: Social & CommunityStatusAction Taken
1Explore with ‘service providers’ the option to provide evening and weekend entertainment such as ‘pop up’ events. In ProgressThis is a long term objective of the Community Development Officer role and requires further discussion.
2Publicise / publish local events listings on the Council website and other media.In ProgressThis is in progress with the launch of the Community Events Facebook page and Timedrop account. The Community Development Officer will continue to liaise with the people working on the new ‘Cambourne Info’ community website.
3Continue to encourage community events and make clear what Council facilities and resources are available to the community to use with such events. In ProgressThis is part of the remit of the Community Development Officer and will be an ongoing activity. A list of Council owned facilities has been published on this website’s Facilities page, with a booking form and cost information on the Bookings page.
4, 5 & 6Consider a communication strategy. In ProgressExisting Social Media Communications policy to be reviewed.
4, 5 & 6Develop and launch a new website. As part of this work, the Parish Council will take into account the comments received. CompleteThe new website has been launched. Note that whilst the action is complete content will continue to be added to the website based on parish plan comments and further community feedback on website content.
4, 5 & 6Work with the Cambourne Youth Partnership to ensure that the voice of the youth of Cambourne is heard and considered. (Repeated in Young People section). In Progress The possibility of a Youth Council will be explored as part of a strategy to engage young peopleCDO to look into arranging visits to youth groups and school.
QuestionSection Actions – 4.4: FacilitiesStatusAction Taken
1Parish Council in partnership with the Cambourne Youth Partnership (CYP) to submit a planning application, informed by young people, for a bespoke Youth Building by no later than September 2017 to replace the Soul Building. In ProgressWork is being progressed and meetings held with the CYP and architects. Updates will be published on the website. 
1Consider continuing funding the CYP and the provision of a youth programme and worker / officer. In progressTo be considered at the budget setting meeting of Finance & Policy Committee and Council. An update will be posted on the website once the budget has been set. 
2Conduct a parish wide audit of the dog waste bins and litter bins to establish usage, positioning and waste collection requirements.In ProgressThere is an existing map of the location of all dog and litter bins. There have been issues with householders using litter bins for overspill household waste. There have also been issues with the SCDC collection of the bins they are responsible for. A map showing the location of all litter, dog, recycling and grit bins to be published on the website.

The possibility of putting stickers on bins detailing who to contact if the bin is overflowing will be investigated.

Article on the use of grit bins to be placed in the Cambourne Crier.

2Publish information on how to obtain an allotment and the rules and regulations of an allotment tenancy In ProgressInformation being collated to be published as part of the Facilities section of the website.
2Make available information on all Council assets on the Council website with a view to providing transparency of cost, explaining responsibility of usage and allocation criteria. In ProgressFacilities page on this website lists Council owned assets and Booking page contains cost information. Further information will be added in due course.
3Conduct a comprehensive audit of the facilities / buildings with a view to establishing suitable disabled access. In Progress This will be done as part of the facilities audit being undertaken by the CDO. A list of requirements for accessible access will be drawn up prior to the audit. 
4Publish current capacity of existing facilities and future provision from Cambourne West.
5Take into consideration the specific comments made in response to the questionnaire when informing the shape and type of future facilities and resources in Cambourne.
8Ensure an easy to use ‘report it’ function is made available to report street light problems. Complete‘Report It’ function has been included on this website. This enables the reporting of street light problems via the relevant page on Cambridgeshire County Councils website. See the ‘What can I report using this form?’ section of the Report It page.
QuestionSection Actions – 4.5: Commerce & LeisureStatusAction Taken
1Continue commitment to bring a Post Office to Cambourne and provide explanation of the challenges together with regular updates via its website and other media.In ProgressA temporary solution of a mobile post office has been achieved. See news items here and here. The Council will continue to work toward a permanent solution and will post updates along with an explanation of the challenges.
1Reiterate to the community what the situation is regarding commercial buildings.In ProgressStatement to be prepared in conjunction with Newcrest and McCarthy Stone for publication on the website.
1Provide explanation on the planning process and share results from Parish Plan with retail developers.In ProgressAn explanation on the Planning process to be requested from SCDC and prepared for publication on the website. Relevant sections of the Parish Plan to be shared with Newcrest and McCarthy Stone and their comments requested.
2Outline current position and commit to pursuing swimming pool options in Cambourne.
2Summarise the list of forthcoming amenities with the Cambourne West development and feed the responses from the Parish Plan into future development considerations. In ProgressThe Heads of Terms have been agreed and the S106 Agreement is being finalised. Once these become public documents a summary of forthcoming amenities to be published on the website.
2Share the current plans for High Street with the community.
2Explore options for a dedicated teen social space.
2Explore with older youth options for outdoor equipment.
2Share current plans on ‘free to play’ basketball courts. Consider providing football goalposts near / on Eco Park.
2Invite Morrisons to explain their position on community use of the Market Square and publish outcomes.
QuestionSection Actions – 4.6: Community SafetyStatusAction Taken
1-5Continue to lobby for an additional PCSO and communicate the outcome.
1-5Continue to lobby the Police and Crime Commissioner on the need of a staffed Police Enquiry Desk.
1-5Link to available crime statistics from the Police website. CompleteSee Cambourne crime map. This is part of the Cambourne policing team page, a link to which has also been inserted on the Links page.
1-5Launch an appeal for village Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators.
1-5Continue its efforts to recruiting additional volunteers for graffiti removal.
1-5Ensure an easy to use ‘report it’ function is made available on its website to report graffiti problems. Complete‘Report It’ function has been included on this website. This can be used to report various issues to the Parish Council, including graffiti, and contains links to external sites where the issue must be reported to a different authority. See the ‘What can I report using this form?’ section of the Report It page.
QuestionSection Actions – 4.7: Health & WellbeingStatusAction Taken
1-8Pass the comments and suggestions from the respondents to the Healthcare Providers and request a response.
1-8Ensure the residents’ views are taken into account when funding for extra healthcare services in Cambourne is spent.
1-8Maintain and develop partnerships with healthcare providers in Cambourne with a view to supporting funding applications and community healthcare initiatives.
1-8Run a series of open residents meetings at which healthcare providers will be invited to speak.
1-8Share with the community the issues relating to healthcare in Cambourne and the actions taken by the Parish Council.
QuestionSection Actions – 4.8: EnvironmentStatusAction Taken
1Continue its efforts to have open spaces in Cambourne protected.
3Consider providing an enclosed area where dogs can exercise off leads.
3Ensure all dog bins have clear identification / contact details stickers.
3Consider increasing the size of existing signage at the Sports Pitchers.
4Seek to expand its volunteer litter picking service.
4Parish Council website ‘report it’ function to enable it easier to report littering in children’s play areas. Complete‘Report It’ function has been included on this website. This can be used to report various issues to the Parish Council, including littering in play areas, and contains links to external sites where the issue must be reported to a different authority. See the ‘What can I report using this form?’ section of the Report It page.
5Continue its programme of installing street recycling bins and communicate their locations.
5Request South Cambs District Council to not charge for second blue bin – in line with Cambridge County Council.
5Progress the plans for using the power produced by the wind turbine near the Great Cambourne allotments and publicise the outcome
QuestionSection Actions – 4.9: Transport, Travel & Road SafetyStatusAction Taken
2-5 (bus service actions)Feed the results of the survey as part of their ongoing input into the City Deal process.
2-5Initiate workshops with service providers with a view to reviewing bus services.
2-5Obtain permission to install a bus shelter in Broad Street. In ProgressPermission has been requested. Updates will be posted as this work progresses.
2-5Lobby the appropriate local authority for subsidised bus service from Cambourne to St Neots.
2-5Lobby for restricted vehicle exit in Upper Cambourne and share plans with community on what modes of transport can use it (e.g. cyclists, pedestrians).
2-5Continue to engage with the City Deal process and report updates back to the residents.
6-9 (cycling actions)Publish comprehensive map of cycle paths around Cambourne. In progressExisting map showing footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths around Cambourne has been published on this website (see Maps page). An updated version has been requested and will be published when received.
6-9Support dedicated cycle routes to Cambridge as part of the Local Plan / City Deal process.
6-9Continue to push for the joining up of broken cycle routes in Cambourne.
10Influence planning authority on parking provision.
10Ensure parking problems can be reported through its website. CompleteA link to the South Cambs Parking Enforcement Request has been inserted on the Links page of this website
11Feedback to the owners of Caxton House comments from the Parish Plan regarding the design and running of the car park.
11Request funding from the developers to improve the signage to public car parking.
11Publish a car park map of Cambourne.
11Explore the possibility of erecting some ‘You Are Here’ maps around Cambourne.
11Investigate the possibility of additional parking for the sports centre and fields.
11Scrutinise planning applications to ensure parking provision is provided to meet the Design Guide and Local Plan.
11Council and developers to consider lifestyles and location when planning: Off-road space for at least two cars per household, more for larger houses. Garages provided are too small for modern cars.
13Publish plans for the provision of pedestrian crossings in Cambourne and lobby highways authority for their delivery. In ProgressUnderway via the Pedestrian Crossing Working Party. Updates will be posted as this work progresses.
13To provide regular updates on the latest round of waiting restrictions (yellow lines).
15Explore proposals for 20mph zones (around schools).
QuestionSection Actions – 4.10: Arts & EntertainmentStatusAction Taken
1 & 2Request CVC to regularly share events with Parish Council.
1 & 2Parish Council to invite residents’ suggestions on future public arts (e.g. sculpture).
QuestionSection Action – 4.11: Housing & DevelopmentStatusAction Taken
1, 2 & 3The Parish Council, following the granting of Planning Permission for the expansion to the west of Cambourne, will monitor the implementation of the associated Section 106 agreement. We will do all we can, within our power, to ensure that the required infrastructure and facilities are supplied to meet the growing need. The details of the Section 106 agreement will be published on the Parish Council’s web site, along with updates on its progress.
QuestionSection Action – 4.12: Young PeopleStatusAction Taken
N/AParish Council to work with the Cambourne Youth Partnership to ensure that the voice of the youth of Cambourne is heard and considered. (Repeated in Social & Community section)
QuestionSection Actions – 4.13: Further FeedbackStatusAction Taken
 N/APublish the rules for road adoption and the latest adoption plans.
Feedback comments regarding the ‘Heart of Cambourne’ to MCA and the retail and employment developers.
Feedback residents’ views to transport providers and request a response.
Feedback comments regarding paths around the lakes to the Wildlife Trust and MCA.
Feed comments to developers.
Encourage BT to complete their fibre optic provision in Cambourne.