New Fenland Council leader Chris Seaton has sacked two £8,500 a year cabinet members who backed him but handed the £8,000 a year scrutiny committee chairmanship to the man he defeated.
Councillors last night opted for what many regard as a safe pair of hands by voting in Chris Seaton as the new leader of Fenland District Council.
Wisbech councillor Simon King is fighting for his political career after a decision was taken to refer his expenses claim to a conduct committee made up of mainly Conservative Party colleagues.
A ruthless purge by party activists has claimed another significant scalp at Fenland Hall with the de-selection of the third cabinet member in a matter of weeks.
Councillors who refused 32 homes at 28-30 High Street, Manea were described by a Government inspector as offering “unreasonable and untenable” reasons for turning the application down.
More disabled people living in Fenland will be able to get help they need to continue living in their own homes thanks to almost £84,000 of extra Government funding.
The number of rough sleepers in Wisbech has doubled since the beginning of the year, says Fenland Council.
Details have emerged of a bitter exchange between two councillors in the foyer of Fenland Hall, following a planning committee that rejected proposals for a new home in Apple Tree Close, March.
Mayor James Palmer has moved swiftly to make a two per cent dent in Fenland’s housing crisis.
Thoughts of a possible electoral upset were swiftly discounted as the votes piled up for Simon King who is on his way back to Shire Hall.
A councillor described Fenland District Council’s decision to scrap the introduction of landlord licensing in some areas of Wisbech as ‘devastating’.