Riverside frontage at Ely put up for sale by the Environment Agency for nearly £200,000 has been bought by East Cambs District Council in a move that could protect the future of three local businesses.
It was the £500,000 investment that sparked a neighbouring MP’s fury but the result was an agric-tech innovation hub that is attracting massive interest – and has now hosted a visit by East Cambs councillor.
Unofficial public spending watchdog the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) singled out East Cambridgeshire District Council for being among 173 local authorities that pay its employees 65p a mile for using their own car.
A year after plans were put forward to build a Co-op site, retail units, take-away and car park in Sutton, concerns about traffic, safety and impact on local businesses have led to councillors not being able to reach a decision.
A lorry driver who smashed into Soham’s rare historic weighbridge when his sat nav took him down a narrow street had to be stopped from driving away by a pub customer who jumped in front of the large haulage truck.
Estate agent and district councillor Ian Bovingdon has called for permission to be given to a man who wants to build two eco log cabins near to where Mayor James Palmer is building his new ‘exemplar’ home.