A taskforce set up by Cambridgeshire County Council to look at the impact of Brexit says fears have been raised by the community and voluntary sector over “inequalities and poverty, pressures upon their services and funding for their work”.
Concerns have been raised about Cambridgeshire County Council’s decision to back Route A in the East West Rail link consultation – with councillors claiming a new town of up to 30,000 houses in the Bassingbourn area is being supported “almost on a whim”.
The county council says it’s new Alconbury £18m headquarters is being designed to exceed the normal levels for sustainability and energy with renewable targets of 30 per cent against the local planning legislation of 10 per cent.
Agricultural college graduate Toby Dean – now a sheep farmer and budding entrepreneur- has been revealed as an unsuccessful applicant for the Cambridgeshire County Council farm tenancy that was awarded to deputy leader Roger Hickford.
A “parasite” councillor living 400 miles away from his ward in Cambridge has been slammed as a “blight on our democracy” as it emerges he is the only councillor who will not give up 1.2 per cent of their pay this year in solidarity with workers who had the cut imposed on them.
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.
Council leader Steve Count is planning a “gesture of unity” by handing back part of his allowance in support of the 1,800 county council staff forced to take unpaid leave this Christmas as part of cost saving measures.
In the wake of Cambridgeshire County Council deciding against supporting a ‘people’s vote’ on the final Brexit deal last week, councillor Susan van de Ven has reflected on why she believes it is something that we should all be backing.
The county’s most senior local government officers – together with the chief constable and the chief fire officer – sent an email critical of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to its chief executive just days before he handed in his resignation.