Failure to publish #farmgate report 'is a disgrace'
- Credit: Archant
We are not alone in believing the Cambridgeshire County Council audit committee probe into the tenancy of Manor Farm, Girton, must be published.
The veil of secrecy is disturbing, and not simply because it impacts on the most senior levels of a public body.
So far it has seen two casualties: the man at the centre of the storm, ex deputy leader Roger Hickford. He quit once he knew his leader Steve Count knew its contents.
The other casualty is the revered former audit committee chairman Mike Shellens. He quit – after seven and a half years of steering his committee through tortuous reports and investigations, all of which were published.
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The reasons are not legal (don’t believe the spin cascading from Shire Hall).
It is because the report focuses on a culture and inappropriate behaviour within the highest echelons of our local corridors of power.
- 1 Rings End A141 closed after three vehicle collision
- 2 Pictures show cars - including Tesco delivery vans - queued at fuel pumps
- 3 Former mayor Aigars Balsevics must wait for verdict on pub fate
- 4 Former mayor begins court battle to retain pub
- 5 47-home estate 'beggars belief' says councillor
- 6 Showcase status for Academy
- 7 Motorcyclist dies in A141 crash
- 8 Crisis, what crisis? Panic buying at the pumps in Fenland
- 9 Drug free, drink free BMW driver crashes into wall
- 10 ‘From street dog to show champion’ - how Toby rescued his family
They don’t want you to know. They threatened legal action even against the audit committee if they breathed a word of it.
It is a disgrace. We won’t let it rest there.