Cambridgeshire County Council paid out hundreds of thousands of pounds to community transport provider FACT without in some instances proper authorisation, funding agreements or with no detailed follow up of how the money was spent.
As part of MP Steve Barclay’s work to encourage reading during the school holidays, his office has raised over 2,000 new books for Year 4 children which are in the process of being distributed throughout North East Cambridgeshire.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer met with Chancellor Philip Hammond to press the case for “significant investment” in the region - including the dualling of the A47, removing the rail infrastructure bottleneck around Ely and improving the A14.
Law chief Quentin Baker’s abrupt departure from Cambridgeshire County Council comes only weeks ahead of publication of a 288 pages, 71,000 words and £100,000 investigation into Fenland Association for Community Transport (FACT).
The body responsible for 102 GP practices across Cambridgeshire is under fire from MP and health minister Steve Barclay after reporting a tripling of its previously agreed annual deficit to £48.2million.
MPs accused Mark Reeve- who quit in December as chairman of the Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Cambridgeshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) – of a “cover up” over a £20 million factory move from Chatteris to Alconbury.
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.