A heated debate about introducing a charge for clinical waste disposal in Fenland saw councillors at loggerheads and members of the public ejected from a meeting this afternoon (Thursday).
Repairs to 1,339 pot holes across Cambridgeshire last week didn’t include the pothole in the Fens that caught MP Steve Barclay.
Wisbech mayor Steve Tierney believes he has found the answer to the town’s on going public loos crisis – get shopkeepers to put up ‘welcome here’ stickers and open them to anyone caught short.
The new leader of Fenland Council admitted proposals for a £180 million in Wisbech “came as a bit of a surprise even to us”.
It was one of the oddest budget debates of recent times as Fenland Council couldn’t quite find the heart to deliver up a threatened three per cent rise in council tax.
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”.
Besieged by complaints - one woman whose home is damp and cold said she had ‘screamed and cried ‘to get help – woke to news that Clarion Housing has sacked its heating and hot water repairs contractor for Fenland.
A Wisbech councillor warned today of the “quite severe” consequences of the decision by Stagecoach to possibly close its depot in King’s Lynn.
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.