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Friday, June 17, 2016

NOT A MAJOR POLICY SAYS PCC Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) [why not Peterborough & Cambridge Combined Authority - PCCA???]












Look children its the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Combined Authority (CPCA***)
Part-time Outreach Branch Office  ...



Although its not regarded as a major policy (see below). If you wish to see the death throes of the City of Peterborough as we know it, and record a passing moment in history, as a prestigious Unitary Authority vanishes; the croc of gold, blinding our money-trousering Tory councillors is a £170 million instant cash loan, (however in reality the Eastern Counties need billions just to catch up with say Manchester..) or some may say a 'bribe' from Westminster (a bit like the 'Very' Catalogue) they can draw down


the borrowed loot immediately...




 (David Cameron has demanded that our Council decides, as he has directed, and quickly) and that in future as a by-product Peterborough plays second fiddle, and taken into a Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA***) [why not Peterborough & Cambridgeshire Combined Authority - PCCA???] then attend the full meeting of Council on Monday next.







We have already lost our full time Chief Executive. Gillian Beasley has been confirmed into a permanent arrangement. It can only be a matter of time before the whole process moves to Cambridge.



If you were in Mrs Beasleys sling-backs, which set of corporate offices would you choose Cambridge or as Barclay Bank in a planning application last week described the city centre, and reported by the PBROTRIB: 



A professional planning agent parachuted in for Barclays Bank,  beguiled the committee saying: “What we proposed is a compromise, not a full closure, so Guildhall Walk will be open during the day when law-abiding citizens, [Barclays Bank customers] and pedestrians can use it.”

Councillors on the council’s planning committee however marginally extended the barrier opening hours with access allowed between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday, and 9am to 5pm on Sunday.

Effectively closing down easy access to the city centre and adjacent restaurants and bars after 6pm. Also the Bankers seem to overlook that someone from Barclays will have to physically act as gatekeeper on Sundays to ensure no one is imprisoned inside the now closed and barred walkway for any extended period of time.  More importantly, It will also impede motorcycle paramedic rapid access to the City Centre along with all other emergency services.




2.4 This report is for Cabinet to consider under its Terms of Reference No. 3.2.3 To take a
leading role in promoting the economic, environmental and social well-being of the area.




3. TIMESCALE

Is this a Major Policy
Item/Statutory Plan?

NO




4. BACKGROUND


4.1 This report is to be read in conjunction with the report contained within the Extraordinary

Council agenda pack for the meeting held on 27 June 2016, which can be viewed at the

following link:



4.2 The report contained within the Council agenda pack at agenda item 4, summarises the

review of the functions and governance arrangements for the proposed Cambridgeshire
and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA), including how additional functions and
arrangements would be likely to improve the exercise of statutory functions in
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.


FROM : Full Council Deadline date : 27 June 2016
It is recommended that the Cabinet:


1. Considers and endorses the conclusions of the outcome of the Governance Review, (Appendix A
of the Council report dated 27/06/16), that the establishment of a Combined Authority with a
Mayor for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area would be likely to improve the exercise of
statutory functions in that area.


2. Approves the content of the Devolution Deal proposal, (Appendix C of the Council report dated
27/06/16), and confirms that this replaces in its entirety the East Anglia Devolution Agreement
signed in March 2016.


3. Approves the draft Governance Scheme, (Appendix B of the Council report dated 27/06/16), and
authorises the Chief Executive to make any appropriate revisions to the draft Scheme before
publication as she may consider appropriate in consultation with the Leader and in liaison with the
other Chief Executives of constituent authorities and to take all necessary actions to progress any
matters arising from this report.


4. Approves the arrangements for public consultation on the Governance Scheme and authorises
the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader of Council to provide the Secretary of State
with a summary of the consultation responses in due course and to circulate that summary to all
members of the Council.


5. Resolves to convene a further meeting of the Executive to take place in October 2016 to consider
whether to give consent for the Secretary of State to bring forward an Order to establish a
Mayoral Combined Authority covering the area of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Source: http://democracy.peterborough.gov.uk/documents/g3790/Public%20reports%20pack%2027th-Jun-2016%20Cabinet.pdf?T=10




**** CPCA? They cannot be serious, Russia was there first: Sojuz Sovetskich Socialističeskich Respublik; IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk]) abbreviated in Russian: to СССР !!)






















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