Area Committees are a joint meeting attended by both city and county councillors. They decide on planning issues in the area, but also have a role in the allocation of community development money from S106 contributions. They offer an opportunity to engage with multiple councillors at once, through the Open Forum section and speaking on specific Agenda items. The South Area's website is here: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/south-area-committee
Speaking at these meetings is a good way of making your feelings on matters the councils control public.
The South Area Committee covers Cherry Hinton, Queen Edith's and Trumpington wards.
If you live in one of these wards you have the opportunity of getting involved in the committee's work and giving your views and ideas about how to improve community life.