Job descriptions for Cambridgeshire County Council’s newly appointed £5,000 a year community champions – including Councillor Steve Tierney for Fenland and Lis Every for East Cambs – have been revealed.
Historic Wisbech Castle is to be transferred to Wisbech Town Council on a long lease with a peppercorn rent and £150,000 loan from the county council repayable over 25 years to carry out repairs and improvements.
Tory leader Steve Count blamed exclusion from last year of councillors from the local government pension scheme as one reason for proposing allowances much bigger than those recommended by an independent panel.
The deputy mayor of Wisbech, who faced calls earlier this week for his resignation, accused critics of orchestrating a “sustained character assassination” and hinted he was unsure if he wanted to remain a councillor.
Allegations by 78-year-old UKIP councillor Alan Lay that he was threatened by the mayor of Wisbech Garry Tibbs will be considered by the conduct committee of Fenland Council following a complaint by deputy mayor Steve Tierney.