The combined authority has agreed to lend East Cambs District Council £24million to buy 88 “derelict” former RAF homes in Ely, despite fears it represents a large proportion of the authority’s funding for affordable homes.
Two Cambridgeshire council leaders today call for Mayor James Palmer to come clean over the rapid – and surprise – departure of the £150,000 year chief executive of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.
In the Ely Standard of August 16, our columnist Rosemary Westwell wrote that East Cambridgeshire District Council “has spent our taxpayers’ money sending households in the district self-congratulatory propaganda”.
Evidence has emerged of serious health and safety hazards at a sports centre in Soham that highlighted a “hole in the floor”, changing rooms in “poor condition” and a cupboard with storage in a “hap-hazard manner”.
Residents who claim an extension to a concrete plant in Littleport will make it five times the size of Ely leisure village criticised a new report that says it will not make “a perceptible difference” to the view.
Mayor James Palmer – the former leader of East Cambs Council -says he makes “no apology” for pushing to get the Ely Southern Bypass complete despite a £13million overspend and a delayed opening to October.