Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Library computer charges will be ditched after driving users away and only raising a fraction of what had been hoped in what has been branded a “sorry tale of incompetence”.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
Friday, March 1, 2019

A Conservative member of the scrutiny committee that oversees the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CAPCA) has backed Mayor James Palmer’s bid to increase the number of staff in his personal office.

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Lucy Nethsingha
Saturday, February 23, 2019

Confirmation that Mayor James Palmer’s combined authority will stand ‘guarantor’ to Fenland Council’s plans to regenerate 11 and 12 High Street, Wisbech, was given by council leader Chris Seaton.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Local politicians say they will continue to work with South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen after she revealed her departure from the Conservative party to join a new anti-brexit Independent Group.

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European Union
Sunday, February 17, 2019

Tory controlled East Cambridgeshire District Council will vote on Thursday to throw the proverbial baby out with the bath water and remove its emerging local plan – and two years of scrutiny – from independent examination.

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Anna Bailey
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Council tax is going up by nearly five per cent after a “chaotic” meeting where councillors debated ways to fill a £13 million hole in their budget.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Mayor James Palmer admitted tonight that £9,385.87 raised by his ‘charity’ ball last July is yet to be handed over - seven months after he announced the final sum raised would “comfortably top £12,000”.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Council tax is set to rise as part of a bid to plug a gap in the county council’s funding, but there are warnings there are still “stark and unpalatable” decisions to be made.

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Lucy Nethsingha
Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Cambridgeshire County Council has hit out at “irresponsible” claims it is in “financial meltdown”, amid claims of poor leadership and uncertainty over the authority’s upcoming budget.

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Lucy Nethsingha
Monday, January 21, 2019

Calls for an inquiry into the crisis-hit trust which runs the Cambridge Folk Festival and Big Weekend have been defeated, sparking concerns over a £750,000 bail-out from the council.

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Lewis Herbert
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

More than a year after he moved into his county council farm, deputy council leader Roger Hickford continues to enjoy a reduced rent whilst preparation for work on his new home is under way.

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Lucy Nethsingha
Monday, January 7, 2019

Over 30 questions have been put to Cambridgeshire County Council as part of our investigation into how the deputy leader of the council Roger Hickford acquired the tenancy of a county council farm.

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Lucy Nethsingha
Thursday, December 20, 2018

There are calls for better transparency and scrutiny after claims county councillors recommended a loan to extend a council property not realising it is the home of the deputy leader of the council.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
Thursday, December 13, 2018

The county council has been accused of “punishing” Cambridgeshire residents and council staff as both staff and councillors will have to take three days mandatory leave over the Christmas period, the equivalent of a 1.2 per cent pay cut.

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Anna Bailey
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

External auditors are to be called in to examine the workings of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority following the sacking of the chief financial officer and amid claims the organisation is in chaos.

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James Palmer
Friday, November 2, 2018

The iconic city headquarters of Cambridgeshire County Council could soon be turned into a hotel or student flats, but doubts over the council’s future are leading some to question whether now is the time for their move to a new base in Alconbury.

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Lucy Nethsingha
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Lib Dem Cllr Susan van de Ven called on the council today (October 16) to support a “people’s vote” on the terms of Brexit, with the possibility of remaining in the EU if it was decided leaving would be a bad idea.

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Lucy Nethsingha
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

There are calls for Cambridgeshire County Council to join a push for a “people’s vote” on Brexit amid fears leaving the EU could be harmful for local businesses and residents.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
Monday, September 24, 2018

Business leaders tonight called for a ‘full independent inquiry’ into the running of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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Steve Barclay
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Two Cambridgeshire council leaders today call for Mayor James Palmer to come clean over the rapid – and surprise – departure of the £150,000 year chief executive of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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James Palmer
Sunday, September 16, 2018

A key member of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority – and the only woman member – has used the Lib Dem conference this weekend to launch a blistering and indirect attack on Mayor James Palmer.

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James Palmer
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

A Wisbech councillor described libraries as ‘outdated’ during a debate earlier today on plunging usage figures for computers since charges were introduced.

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Lucy Nethsingha
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Mayor James Palmer was accused of running “an old boys club” ollowing my revelation that a Tory county councillor and Cambridge graduate has been offered a £100,000 a year directorship at the combined authority.

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Lucy Nethsingha
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The £152,000 a year boss who headed up shared Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire county council services for the past five years picked up a £63,000 payout when he retired earlier this year.

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Cambridgeshire County Council
Monday, May 28, 2018

The mayor of Cambridgeshire’s combined authority has denied pushing for a power grab amid accusations he is behaving like a “tin pot Donald Trump”.

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Lucy Nethsingha

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