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 and typed up by office staff for publication on the website.

Revised due to delayed S106 completion. Objective to be completed by May 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.
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.

Underway, possible changes to provision. Discussions ongoing with the CCC.

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.CompleteOngoing on an annual basis. Request that a representative of Cambourne Village College attend the Annual Parish Meeting and/or provide information on adult education and associated communication strategy.
6, 7 & 8Share the findings of the report with Cambourne Village College.CompleteThe relevant sections of the report have been 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.CompleteConsidered. No funds are available for this purpose therefore not feasible at this time.
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 ProgressOngoing activity. This is a long term objective of the Community Development Officer role. Pop up food agreement already completed and in use between Parish Council and local food vendors.
2Publicise / publish local events listings on the Council website and other media.CompleteOngoing activity. This 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 to ensure local events are publicised appropriately.
3Continue to encourage community events and make clear what Council facilities and resources are available to the community to use with such events.CompleteOngoing activity. This 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. Further information is available from the Parish office at the Hub.
4, 5 & 6Consider a communication strategy.In ProgressExisting Social Media Communications policy to be reviewed, amended and published by end Q2 2018
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 ProgressThe 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. To be progressed in 2018.
QuestionSection Actions – 4.3: Social & CommunityStatusAction 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 ProgressCommenced May 2017. Planning application submitted January 2018 with decision expected by April 2018.

See planning application for details.

1Consider continuing funding the CYP and the provision of a youth programme and worker / officer.CompleteOngoing annual activity. 2018/19 funded.

No 2019/20 funding. To be reviewed when budgets are being set and then on an annual basis.

2Conduct a parish wide audit of the dog waste bins and litter bins to establish usage, positioning and waste collection requirements.In ProgressMap to be completed and published on website by end of March 2018.

Stickers to be placed on all bins by end of March 2018.

Article on the use of grit bins to be placed in the Cambourne Crier by November 2018.

2Publish information on how to obtain an allotment and the rules and regulations of an allotment tenancyIn ProgressInformation is on the Facilities page of this website. Additional information will be included so all relevant information is published.
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.CompleteFacilities page on this website lists Council owned assets and Booking page contains cost information. Responsibility of usage information is provided as part of the booking process. To be reviewed on an annual basis.
3Conduct a comprehensive audit of the facilities / buildings with a view to establishing suitable disabled access.In ProgressCommenced July 2017 and ongoing.
4Publish current capacity of existing facilities and future provision from Cambourne West.CompletePublished on Booking page. This page will be updated with Cambourne West related information as the relevant facilities are built.
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.CompleteOngoing activity. Parish Plan feedback to be taken in to account when considering planning applications and future facilities.
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 by May 2018.
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 have been shared with Newcrest and McCarthy Stone and their comments are awaited.
2Outline current position and commit to pursuing swimming pool options in Cambourne.In ProgressInitial report presented to CPC meeting M170 September 2017. Statement being prepared for publication on the website.
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 S106 Agreement was delayed but is now finalised. S106 document and summary of facilities to be completed by May 2018.

Responses from Parish Plan to be fed into planning process as the appropriate trigger points are reached.

2Share the current plans for High Street with the community.In ProgressThe SCDC application for central government funding of the High Street improvement has passed the first stage and we should hear more about the grant funding late February.

See SCDC article.

2Explore options for a dedicated teen social space.Not StartedFuture project in consultation with CYP, CVC and potential Youth Council/youth representatives.
2Explore with older youth options for outdoor equipment.Not StartedFuture project in consultation with CYP, CVC and potential Youth Council/youth representatives.
2Share current plans on ‘free to play’ basketball courts. Consider providing football goalposts near / on Eco Park.In ProgressConstruction of MUGA behind the current Cambourne Soul building will commence in March 2018. Further details will be published on this website in due course in addition to information on new outdoor gym and accessible play equipment.

Goal posts in the Eco park was discussed previously by the L & A committee and it was considered to be an unsuitable area. The new informal MUGA will be equipped with goalposts for informal kickabout.

2Invite Morrisons to explain their position on community use of the Market Square and publish outcomes.In ProgressMorrison’s to be invited to talk to new Council after May 2018
QuestionSection Actions – 4.6: Community SafetyStatusAction Taken
1-5Continue to lobby for an additional PCSO and communicate the outcome.In ProgressTo be discussed at CPC meeting March 2018.
1-5Continue to lobby the Police and Crime Commissioner on the need of a staffed Police Enquiry Desk.In ProgressTo be discussed at CPC meeting March 2018.
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.In ProgressOngoing activity. Parish Council to promote the neighbourhood watch initiative at appropriate events.
1-5Continue its efforts to recruiting additional volunteers for graffiti removal.CompletePart of annual volunteers fair and publicised on Volunteering page of website.
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.In ProgressDocuments passed to healthcare providers Autumn 2017. Healthcare working group to convene Spring 2018.
1-8Ensure the residents’ views are taken into account when funding for extra healthcare services in Cambourne is spent.In ProgressTo be a responsibility of the Healthcare working group.
1-8Maintain and develop partnerships with healthcare providers in Cambourne with a view to supporting funding applications and community healthcare initiatives.In ProgressDecember 2017 – Healthcare providers invited to Network and Natter meeting and to be invited to future meetings to ensure sharing of information.
1-8Run a series of open residents meetings at which healthcare providers will be invited to speak.In ProgressCDO to liaise with MMP Patient Liaison Group.
1-8Share with the community the issues relating to healthcare in Cambourne and the actions taken by the Parish Council.In ProgressInformation to be collated by healthcare working group.
QuestionSection Actions – 4.8: EnvironmentStatusAction Taken
1Continue its efforts to have open spaces in Cambourne protected.In ProgressPart of the ongoing work on Local Green Space Designation.
3Consider providing an enclosed area where dogs can exercise off leads.Not StartedTo be discussed at a future L&A Committee meeting.
3Ensure all dog bins have clear identification / contact details stickers.In ProgressSee 4.4 Q2.
3Consider increasing the size of existing signage at the Sports Pitchers.In ProgressTo be discussed at April 2018 L&A Committee meeting.
4Seek to expand its volunteer litter picking service.CompletePart of annual volunteers fair.
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.In ProgressRollout will be extended in 2018 as far as budget allows. Specific details will be provided in due course.
5Request South Cambs District Council to not charge for second blue bin – in line with Cambridge County Council.CompleteSCDC no longer charge for a second blue bin.
5Progress the plans for using the power produced by the wind turbine near the Great Cambourne allotments and publicise the outcomeIn ProgressThe transfer documents for the transfer of the wind turbine have been signed and returned to the solicitors awaiting execution. A statement to be prepared for publication on the website.

Planned to be connected before September 2018.

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.CompleteMuch of the information has already been taken into account. Information was passed on to the City Deal during workshops. Further information is available on the Greater Cambridge Partnership website.
2-5Initiate workshops with service providers with a view to reviewing bus services.In ProgressDiscussions ongoing with developers in relation to provisions required for West Cambourne development.
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.In ProgressCommenced January 2017 and ongoing.
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).In ProgressThe provision of the bus link has a full pedestrian and cycle path. The timescale for the provision of this to be published on the website.

The bus lane provision is prior to the first occupation of West Cambourne which is expected Autumn 2019.

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.CompleteExisting map showing footpaths, bridleways and cycle paths around Cambourne has been published on this website (see Maps page). Updated versions will be uploaded as appropriate.
6-9Support dedicated cycle routes to Cambridge as part of the Local Plan / City Deal process.In ProgressS106 has provision for contribution towards cycle route to Cambridge with completion to be prior to 780th dwelling occupation date.
6-9Continue to push for the joining up of broken cycle routes in Cambourne.In ProgressThis forms part of the infrastructure agreement for Cambourne West. Programme is being drawn up as part of the infrastructure works for West Cambourne and will be published as soon as completed.
10Influence planning authority on parking provision.In ProgressParish Council has requested that the Design Guide for West Cambourne has adequate parking provision at all developments. The Design Guide is due to be published prior to Summer 2018.
10Ensure parking problems can be reported through its website. CompleteThe Police Parking Enforcement Request process has been discontinued
11Feedback to the owners of Caxton House comments from the Parish Plan regarding the design and running of the car park.CompleteMeeting held with Michael Westwood of Carter Jonas and all comments passed on.
11Request funding from the developers to improve the signage to public car parking.In ProgressRequest made to the developers and negotiations ongoing. Some of the carpark signage is covered by the contractor signage around the village
11Publish a car park map of Cambourne.In ProgressThe Google maps link on the website does show parking as does the cycle/footpath map. Working with Randall Thorp to ensure revised Cambourne map clearly identifies all carparks
11Explore the possibility of erecting some ‘You Are Here’ maps around Cambourne.In ProgressDesign for signage being produced but awaiting updated Cambourne map. Signs should be in place by Summer 2018.
11Investigate the possibility of additional parking for the sports centre and fields.Not startedTo be an agenda item at a future L&A Committee meeting.
11Scrutinise planning applications to ensure parking provision is provided to meet the Design Guide and Local Plan.CompleteOngoing activity under the remit of the Planning Committee
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.In ProgressThese were in the original 3,300 homes. The ones for the 950 were larger and this lesson will be taken into account in Cambourne West. West Cambourne Deisgn Guide should mirror 950 larger garages as it has become part of the evolving Local Plan requirements
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. A traffic count carried out in 7 locations of which 3 met the criteria for the possible provision of a zebra crossing and applications have been made for those sites under the Local Highways Improvement Initiative.

An application was submitted for zebra crossings to Minor Works funding at CCC and information should be received April 2018 regarding funding (or not) being available.

13To provide regular updates on the latest round of waiting restrictions (yellow lines).In ProgressTo be considered at a future Council meeting.
15Explore proposals for 20mph zones (around schools).In ProgressThe Council delegated to the Transport Working Party held in September to consider a recommendation on speed limits in Cambourne. This was considered by Council in October where they agreed to request the County Council to implement a blanket 20mph speed limit in Cambourne
QuestionSection Actions – 4.10: Arts & EntertainmentStatusAction Taken
1 & 2Request CVC to regularly share events with Parish Council.CompleteOngoing activity. Information on events requested and will be shared on Parish Council social media platforms/Cambourne Info website.
1 & 2Parish Council to invite residents’ suggestions on future public arts (e.g. sculpture).In ProgressCouncil to draw up a strategy for Public Art and suggestions will be invited once s106 funding is released.
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.In ProgressMonitoring will begin February 2018 and continue over the life of West Cambourne build.

S106 details to be published by end of March 2018.

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)In ProgressParish Council too explore potential Youth Council or youth representative and continue working with CYP and other youth groups.
QuestionSection Actions – 4.13: Further FeedbackStatusAction Taken
 N/APublish the rules for road adoption and the latest adoption plans.In ProgressThe existing Road Adoption map is not very user friendly. An alphabetical list of adopted roads would be more useful. Work is ongoing on production of an indexed list and map of adopted roads should be published Summer 2018.
Feedback comments regarding the ‘Heart of Cambourne’ to MCA and the retail and employment developers.In ProgressThis is covered under section 4.5. Relevant sections will be shared with retail developers. Meeting being arranged with the retail developers.
Feedback residents’ views to transport providers and request a response.In ProgressRelevant sections will be shared with transport providers.
Feedback comments regarding paths around the lakes to the Wildlife Trust and MCA.In ProgressRelevant sections to be sent to the Wildlife Trust and MCA. The paths are being monitored to assess the repairs required.
Encourage BT to complete their fibre optic provision in Cambourne.In ProgressTo be considered by the Council. Residents to be requested to feed in information regarding problem areas. Parish Council to explore other providers.