For six hours they sat as council officers, councillors, taxi and coach drivers and forensic accountants drove home in devastating detail the actions that had brought them to the seat of local government for Cambridgeshire.
A police investigation into the Fenland Association for Community Transport (FACT) accepted that false information was created in funding applications but there was insufficient evidence to merit a prosecution.
Law chief Quentin Baker’s abrupt departure from Cambridgeshire County Council comes only weeks ahead of publication of a 288 pages, 71,000 words and £100,000 investigation into Fenland Association for Community Transport (FACT).
A councillor criticised Fenland planners for their recommendation to refuse the demolition of the freezer centre in March and replace it with a four-storey block of 34 flats with underground parking for 10 cars.
News that the Premier League and the FA Facilities Fund has awarded a £650,000 grant to help with a sports facility at Estover will receive only a cautious welcome by the committee set up in March to deliver it.