LETTER: No-one knew of Cambridgeshire devolution consultation
You have reported on the Tory selection of Cllr. Palmer as a candidate for mayor.
I have asked local people and none of us even knew there was a consultation on the decision for devolution or a mayor.
Surely every council tax payer should have been contacted vs. the 2,280 polled by MORI and the 1,500 on line.
Although MORI showed a majority for each part of the consultation, the on line consultation showed concern about devolving from Central Government with 31 per cent for a mayor and 59 per cent against.
This smacks of the usual lack of democracy by Cambridgeshire and, seemingly, Peterborough.
You may also want to watch:
How on earth can such a serious decision (rejected by Suffolk and Norfolk I believe) be taken based on the opinions of 3,780 people, given that Soham alone has 11,000 plus souls?
Let us bear in mind that our councils are unable to offer necessary care for those who need to come home from hospital, but somehow can afford this very expensive option.
- 1 Opposition sign historic power sharing agreement to seize control of county council
- 2 Two men with links to Cottenham on 'most wanted' list
- 3 Woman dies after being hit by lorry
- 4 'Horrific ordeal' of saleswoman tied up, restrained and sexually assaulted
- 5 Charity shop supervisor fraudster must pay back £2,550
- 6 £100k homes scrapped 'with almost immediate effect' says Mayor
- 7 Railways to royalty - a nostalgic look at Ely and Cambridgeshire
- 8 Man arrested on suspicion of assault
- 9 Watch as police smash their way into suspected drug dealer’s flat
- 10 Residents reminisce as they dance, drink and get tattoos
Who foots the bill? Silly me, yet again the tax/council taxpayer.
Incidentally I know not who, representing other parties, is opposing Cllr. Palmer.