Saturday, January 26, 2019

County council auditors sent into community transport provider FACT – three months after a damning investigation that led to the departure of manager Jo Philpott – found an organisation in financial turmoil.

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Gillian Beasley
Thursday, December 13, 2018

The county council has been accused of “punishing” Cambridgeshire residents and council staff as both staff and councillors will have to take three days mandatory leave over the Christmas period, the equivalent of a 1.2 per cent pay cut.

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Anna Bailey
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Asked how the meeting that ripped apart the organisation she’d built using a mix of public and charitable funds had gone, she replied “let’s hope we can all move on”.

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Kit Owen
Thursday, October 4, 2018

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.

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James Palmer
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Manager Jo Philpott has been removed from her post at the Ely and Soham Association of Community Transport (ESACT) following a £170,000 inquiry by Cambridgeshire County Council.

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Gillian Beasley
Thursday, August 9, 2018

A county councillor who promised ‘no stone will be left unturned’ into the investigation into community transport provider FACT will join its board next week.

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Chris Boden
Thursday, August 2, 2018

For six hours they sat as council officers, councillors, taxi and coach drivers and forensic accountants drove home in devastating detail the actions that had brought them to the seat of local government for Cambridgeshire.

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Chris Boden
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Council bosses were urged to suspend their contract with FACT this afternoon but the audit committee said they would come to a “legal decision” and leave “no stone unturned”.

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John Elworthy
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A “significant lack of confidence” in community transport provider FACT could lead to a “transition” into a contract with a new provider, councillors say.

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Chris Boden
Friday, July 27, 2018

A police investigation into the Fenland Association for Community Transport (FACT) accepted that false information was created in funding applications but there was insufficient evidence to merit a prosecution.

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Kit Owen
Monday, July 23, 2018

Cambridgeshire County Council paid out hundreds of thousands of pounds to community transport provider FACT without in some instances proper authorisation, funding agreements or with no detailed follow up of how the money was spent.

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Steve Barclay
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Taxi drivers from the Fens arrived today at Shire Hall, Cambridge, to see for the first time the outcome of a Cambridgeshire County Council inquiry into community transport.

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Gillian Beasley
Friday, June 8, 2018

Law chief Quentin Baker’s abrupt departure from Cambridgeshire County Council comes only weeks ahead of publication of a 288 pages, 71,000 words and £100,000 investigation into Fenland Association for Community Transport (FACT).

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Kit Owen
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Workplace Chaplains of different faiths and denominations met in Ely to share their experiences, network and hear what Cambridgeshire businesses are doing to meet the spiritual and pastoral needs of employees.

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Gillian Beasley

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