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[…]