The A10 between Ely and Cambridge copes with 18,000 vehicles daily and is bursting at the seams but a decision to spend £500,000 could be a vital part in unlocking anywhere between £285-£500m to get it fully dualled.
A report into the running of the Ely Cathedral summer ball run by Mayor James Palmer last June concluded that references to the beneficiaries being a charity “were made in good faith, albeit erroneously so”.
Three of the most senior officials at East Cambridgeshire District Council are receiving extra monthly payments because of work associated with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CAPCA).
Mayor James Palmer admitted tonight that £9,385.87 raised by his ‘charity’ ball last July is yet to be handed over - seven months after he announced the final sum raised would “comfortably top £12,000”.
Ely Labour Party has called for East Cambridgeshire District Council to keep 50 of the former RAF homes in the city for social housing rather than the 15 they propose to set aside for ‘affordable’ homes.
A loan of £6.5 million has been exchanged by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority with the East Cambs Trading Company (ECTC) to support a community-led development that will deliver affordable housing for rent and sale in East Cambridgeshire.
An underground station in the market square, self-driving buses, futuristic bike stores, and metros running on former busway tracks has been unveiled in a glimpse into the future of transport in Cambridge.
External auditors are to be called in to examine the workings of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority following the sacking of the chief financial officer and amid claims the organisation is in chaos.
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.
Fenland Council has met the Government deadline for its submission to the Government’s garden community initiative who has promised massive support to those towns, villages or areas accepted into the programme.
Mayor James Palmer claims the public is not “even slightly interested” about the circumstances surrounding the combined authority’s former chief executive’s mystery departure, or the “huge” £94,500 pay-out when he left.
The high cost of living and working in and around Cambridge has been blamed for problems recruiting staff in some key businesses, and must be addressed if the region is to succeed in the future, a report says.
The county’s most senior local government officers – together with the chief constable and the chief fire officer – sent an email critical of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to its chief executive just days before he handed in his resignation.