LETTER: Devolution proposal ‘is an item of political expediency without discussion of the rationale’
I think the Ely Standard needs to ask the leader of ECDC a few questions about Devolution.
Firstly what consultation on devolution has taken place with the general public? As far as I am aware none.
The agreement to devolution was pushed through by the Government so that it could be announced by ‘Boy George’ on budget day.
It was an item of political expediency without discussion of the rationale.
How much is it going to cost. Mayors are well paid and then there a team and many other running costs. The concept should be put democratically to the public with all the facts.
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Cambridge, our largest local city do not wish to participate. Maybe it is felt it is of no benefit to them.
The choice of counties do not fit with Cambridgeshire. A better fit is Hertfordshire or Essex or both certainly not Norfolk or Suffolk.
- 1 Man dies after lorry crashes into trees
- 2 Have a BREW-TIFUL day says the pub with a giant tea cup outside
- 3 Caught on camera: milk thieves strike in the city
- 4 Eight page enforcement notice wrapped round giant cuppa
- 5 Ely Museum team member retires after 16 years' service
- 6 Worst road in Fenland? You'd better believe it
- 7 Kevin’s powerful testimony challenges us to #DoTheRightThing
- 8 Equipment worth £6,000 stolen from farm during overnight break-in
- 9 Drink driver fleeing traffic cops overturns before being arrested
- 10 'Every number is a lost life' - Worst Covid affected care homes in Cambs
Some time ago there was a concept of regional authorities which was discarded. Are we going down a similar route again?