Update 2nd April 2020

Dear all,

Update 2nd April, 2020

Covid-19 Coordination Hub – working with communities

The public sector has set up a Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Covid-19 Coordination Hub to work alongside community groups who are responding to the situation, and to provide help where there are gaps.  They say it would be useful to have details of residents associations offering Covid-19 support so that they can co-ordinate requests for support that come into the Hub. The Hub is co-ordinating with the NHS to avoid overlap. The information needs to be as simple as possible, one set of contact details that the public can use to reach you, stating clearly the specific street/area covered. Link below

https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/cambridgeshire-online-directory

Cambridge Market

We have been asked to share this from the Market Traders (via Karen, Madingley Road RA, 31 March). The Market is open and needs support. There will be further updates.
“When I went to the market this morning, the traders asked me to pass on the message that they were open for business as usual.  Most were accepting contactless payments.  There were no crowds and most people were very good about respecting distances.  And there is plenty of room to move away from those who do not!

There are at least three fruit and veg stalls Tuesday to Saturday and generally one on Monday.

For information about Simon  Mayfield Produce .

Martin at Cyclesmith is there Tuesday to Saturday if your bike needs repairing.

The butchers are there Wednesday and Saturday.

Emerald Foods with coffee beans, loose leaf teas and spices are there from Tuesday to Saturday and very happy to post orders or have them delivered (07899 990830/07810 540137 emeraldfoods@rocketmail.com)

Leigh the Cambridge Fishmonger is there and taking orders for next week.

Roberto’s Deli is at the market six days a week selling pasta , lasagna pasta sheets, International cheeses, Sicilian olives, fresh pesto, Italian roasted ham with herbs and also cured meat.

The Cheese Stall remains open for business.

The Earth’s Crust is there most days selling bread and baked goods.

Camcattle and Camlamb will deliver for orders above £25.

Independent traders

We have also been asked to share this information

https://indiecambridge.com/keep-buying-indie.php

Remote committee meetings for English councils

The regulations on remote committee meetings for English councils (and police and crime panels) have now been published. See links below

https://www.cfps.org.uk/remote-working-regulations-published/

https://www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk/governance/396-governance-news/43254-government-issues-regulations-giving-local-authorities-flexibility-on-conduct-of-meetings-including-remote-attendance-by-members

There are logistical problems ‘How to ensure that the processes are in place to transact meetings – in terms of deciding what platform to use, making arrangements for the exclusion of press and public for confidential items, for the sharing of agendas and information in what will be a paperless environment. How to manage voting, and the recording of resolutions and minutes?’

Planning updates

Greater Cambridge Planning Service Business Plan and Covering Report

https://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ecSDDisplay.aspx?NAME=SD1500&ID=1500&RPID=65332404

Greater Cambridge Housing Trajectory and Five Year Housing Land Supply – Cambridge Council

https://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?Id=5078&LLL=0

Best wishes and stay well.

Wendy

Wendy Blythe

Chair, FeCRA

www.fecra.org.uk

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