COUNCILLOR REFUSES TO DISCUSS FIRE CUTS IN SECRET

A leading Cambridgeshire County Councillor has refused to attend a cross-party meeting to discuss fire spending cuts because it is being held behind closed doors! Nigel Bell, Liberal Democrat Leader on the Cambridgeshire Fire Authority also expressed concern that there would be no official public minutes or notes from the meeting. Cllr Bell was invited by the ruling Conservative group to attend the county council’s Policy Steering Group meeting on Wednesday (July 20th) to discuss cuts to fire cover across the county. But he refused claiming that it would be better if the issue were discussed in public by the Policy and Finance Committee which could exclude the public and press for[…]

MONEY SAVING COUNCIL TO SPEND £100k+ A YEAR ON NEW MARKETING JOBS

A recent article in the Evening Telegraph, that followed on the back of a tweet from Liberal Democrat councillor, Darren Fower, shows that there is cross party concern over the latest Council announcement that they intend to create “…three marketing and communications jobs at a cost of up to £103,415 a year.” The reason for the concern is that the Tory controlled Council, already spends over a million pounds of taxpayers money a year, on their communications team, the largest amount in the history of the local authority! Talking to the ET, Liberal Democrat Group Leader on the City Council, Cllr Nick Sandford, said: “We have already got what I[…]