Local views and opinions are vital to understanding the problem, discovering new ideas and working through potential solutions. We want to hear from you and below is a number of ways you can get involved.
Find out more about our consultations, take part and give your views on the latest proposals.
The Greater Cambridge Partnership subscribes to the Cambridgeshire County Council consultation principles, as described in the Cambridgeshire County Council Engagement and Consultation Strategy 2017
Local Liaison Forums
GCP Local Liaison Forums (LLFs) are community forums used by the GCP as an interface between the community and its major infrastructure projects.
They exist to keep local members and residents informed, engaged and involved in scheme development.1
The LLFs act as a conduit through which scheme updates, local issues, opportunities and concerns, which are relevant to the scheme specific scope, can be considered.
LLFs and Covid-19
During the Covid-19 pandemic, and mindful of the public health risks associated with large meetings, GCP LLFs are being conducted as virtual meetings.
This is in line with changes to legislation to allow virtual Committee Meetings: The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020
Virtual LLFs are subject to the same terms of reference, and the same expectations on behaviour, as physical meetings. We hope that by moving the LLF meetings into a virtual environment, local communities will still be able to engage with our major projects, and will continue to provide constructive and valuable feedback.
Petitions received regarding GCP projects will be referred to the Joint Assembly for consideration. The Joint Assembly may then report on the petition to the Executive Board.
- include a clear statement of the petition organiser’s concerns and what they would like the Joint Assembly to do
- relate to something which is within the responsibility of the Joint Assembly
- include the name and contact details of the petition organiser;
- include at least 500 signatures. Petitions with fewer signatures will not be presented to the Joint Assembly, but Assembly members will be notified of them as long as they contain at least 50 signatures
- be submitted to the Democratic Services Team at the County Council either in paper format or using its e-petitions facility at least 5 clear working days before the date of the Joint Assembly meeting it is to be considered at.
Petition organisers will be permitted to present their petitions to the meeting and will be allowed to address the meeting for a maximum of three minutes;
Where more than one petition is received in time for a particular meeting and they are considered by the Joint Assembly Chairperson as supporting the same outcome or being broadly similar in intent, it may be necessary for a spokesperson to be nominated and present the petitions. If a spokesperson cannot be nominated or agreed, the petition organiser of the first petition received will be entitled to present their petition.
Petitions will be rejected if the Chairperson considers them to be abusive or libellous, frivolous, vague or ambiguous, rude, offensive, defamatory, scurrilous or time-wasting or require the disclosure of exempt information (normally considered as ‘confidential’).