Wednesday, April 18, 2018

An FOI by the Wisbech Standard has uncovered more than 40 emails dating back six years between council bosses and under fire Fenland Councillor Simon King - showing how he was probed on expenses claims made outside of the members allowance scheme, on personal business and for multiple journeys, it can be revealed.

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Simon King
Friday, April 13, 2018

A bid by NHS England to secure £35,000 from one of Cambridge’s richest colleges as part of building 95 homes on land they own at Estover in March will have to come from monies already agreed.

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Mike Cornwell
Thursday, March 22, 2018

A councillor criticised Fenland planners for their recommendation to refuse the demolition of the freezer centre in March and replace it with a four-storey block of 34 flats with underground parking for 10 cars.

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Fenland District Council
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The former manager of a Wisbech food store has been given a suspended jail sentence after admitting selling out of date meat and cheese, some of which was mouldy.

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Mike Cornwell
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Housing officers are carrying out more inspections than ever on homes to crack down on rogue landlords, but none have been fined in the last two years.

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District Council
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Two architectural practices are at loggerheads over 28 houses planned for Wisbech with one accusing the other of ‘cherry picking’ profitable sites ahead of a much wider scheme.

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Fenland District Council
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Two of Fenland’s dedicated Street Pride groups have been presented with a handy gift to celebrate their tenth anniversaries.

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Fenland District Council
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A hairdressing couple could face a bill of £12,000 to replace plastic sash windows fitted by a firm that failed to get conservation area planning permission.

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Fenland District Council
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A former mill looks set to be demolished to make way for nearly 30 homes in Manea.

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Fenland District Council
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

More than £6000 of cigarettes and tobacco were seized in Wisbech.

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Fenland District Council
Sunday, March 4, 2018

The new leader of Fenland Council admitted proposals for a £180 million in Wisbech “came as a bit of a surprise even to us”.

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Virginia Bucknor
Friday, March 2, 2018

While all around -with school closures two a penny and numerous events cancelled because of the weather - Fenland District Council stood alone in proclaiming ‘the show must go’.

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Fenland District Council
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Rough sleepers at a Wisbech sports field owned by the National Trust are refusing to leave – despite being offered night shelter.

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Fenland Council
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Tory party activists continued their purge of sitting councillors last night, bringing to four the number axed ahead of next year’s elections to Fenland District Council.

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Chris Seaton
Monday, February 26, 2018

Well over a third of the 46 units at Fenland District Council’s South Fens Business Centre in Chatteris are empty and to let, costing the local authority up to £350 a day in lost income.

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Fenland District Council
Saturday, February 24, 2018

Under fire councillor Simon King has explained – by letter – why he is has mounted a challenge against a Fenland District Council conduct committee probe into his expense claims.

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Simon King
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wisbech councillor Virginia Bucknor called today for an investigation into all councillors’ expenses to ensure allegations against a fellow councillor “are not the tip of an iceberg”.

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Simon King
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Allegations against Wisbech councillor Simon King of inflating mileages, claiming for going 85 miles to Rugby but not on official business, and once claiming return mileage of 10 miles for a meeting a mile from his home, have been revealed.

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Simon King
Friday, February 16, 2018

Secret talks were held more than a year ago about the possibility of building an incinerator in Wisbech, we can reveal today.

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Graham Hughes
Friday, February 9, 2018

Councillors last night opted for what many regard as a safe pair of hands by voting in Chris Seaton as the new leader of Fenland District Council.

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Will Sutton
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wisbech councillor Simon King is fighting for his political career after a decision was taken to refer his expenses claim to a conduct committee made up of mainly Conservative Party colleagues.

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Will Sutton
Saturday, February 3, 2018

Property specialist Paul Shamplina says a visit to March with Channel 5’s Nightmare Tenants Slum Landlords uncovered “the worst living conditions I had ever seen in my 27 years in this business”.

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Fenland District Council
Friday, February 2, 2018

A ruthless purge by party activists has claimed another significant scalp at Fenland Hall with the de-selection of the third cabinet member in a matter of weeks.

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Will Sutton
Friday, January 19, 2018

It is one of the jewels in the Fenland crown – the sprawling bird watching, fossil hunting, and pond dipping Kings Dyke Nature Reserve – and now a trio of local councils have decided its time to plan its future.

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Michelle Tanfield
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Council leader John Clark shocked colleagues tonight by resigning his position at Fenland District Council.

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Chris Grayling
Monday, January 8, 2018

Eleven years ago he stood with his wife and watched as an enforcement team burnt his home to the ground.

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Emma Grima
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Fenland District Council (FDC) is offering help to people that want to achieve their fitness goals and kick-start a healthier New Year.

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Mike Cornwell
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Fenland District Council has been told that a Tory councillor and cabinet member facing claims of expenses irregularities will not be the subject of a police investigation.

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Simon King
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

An under-fire business body which gets tens of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ cash a year to boost economic growth in the region will be scrapped.

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Steve Barclay
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Five people caught dropping litter onto Fenland streets and who refused to pay a £75 on the spot fine, will now have to pay £350 each a court has decided.

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Fenland Council

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