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.
Mayor James Palmer is expected to need £192,000 in 2018/19 to fund his office – a 31 per cent increase but officials explained that current year figures reflect the fact he took office six weeks into the financial year.
Five councillors have forced a scrutiny committee to review the £1.8 million wage bill – nearly 25 per cent higher than the original budget- to staff the new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
The mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has told the chairman of Network Rail that more trains should stop in Whittlesey – and says he is disappointed that the new Soham station will not be opened earlier.
Tom Hunt fought unsuccessfully to enter the European Parliament, failed to win a Commons seat in the June election and yesterday resigned from East Cambs Council to work with newly elected mayor James Palmer.
He sees it very much as hitting the ground running and so just six days after becoming Cambridgeshire’s new directly elected mayor, James Palmer has delivered his plans for his first 100 days in office.