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’.
Council chiefs admitted this week they have missed their target for safety and health checks on private homes.
A back bench revolt forced Fenland Council to abandon its plan to bring in tough new policies to crack down on rogue landlords in Wisbech.
A senior director at Fenland Council believes owners are sitting on land in the Fens waiting for the good times to come – but he’s unsure if they ever will.
Councils and other organisations in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have been awarded more than £736,000 to help them develop more effective ways of tackling homelessness.