The deputy mayor of Wisbech, who faced calls earlier this week for his resignation, accused critics of orchestrating a “sustained character assassination” and hinted he was unsure if he wanted to remain a councillor.
A county council ethics watchdog concluded that UKIP councillor Paul Clapp should provide “an explanation of his view points/actions together with an apology” for his comments at a parish council meeting.
The conduct committee of Fenland District Council unanimously dismissed a complaint by the deputy mayor of Wisbech, Councillor Steve Tierney against UKIP councillor Alan Lay. Verbatim minutes from the town council meetings are included at the foot of our report.
Placard waving members of a newly formed group of residents calling themselves Wisbech Voices manned the steps at Fenland Hall in March this morning in support of a 78-year-old councillor facing a conduct hearing.
Allegations by 78-year-old UKIP councillor Alan Lay that he was threatened by the mayor of Wisbech Garry Tibbs will be considered by the conduct committee of Fenland Council following a complaint by deputy mayor Steve Tierney.
A disabled councillor is fighting a decision to kick her off Wisbech Town Council for not going to any meetings for six months - despite numerous pleas for help with access problems to the council chamber.
Legal advice obtained by Cambridgeshire County Council has prompted senior officials to “ask for an urgent response” from a major community transport provider over the licences used by their drivers to ferry thousands of children to school.