Hundreds took to social media in Wisbech over the weekend to support a petition calling for a drinking ban in the town, zero tolerance to drunk and disorderly behaviour, a review of licensed premises, and enough resources to police it.
Job descriptions for Cambridgeshire County Council’s newly appointed £5,000 a year community champions – including Councillor Steve Tierney for Fenland and Lis Every for East Cambs – have been revealed.
Councillors are hoping its second time lucky for a community bus service in Wisbech to Tesco in Cromwell Road after the first attempt swallowed up more than £52,000 in subsidies but was still scrapped.
Historic Wisbech Castle is to be transferred to Wisbech Town Council on a long lease with a peppercorn rent and £150,000 loan from the county council repayable over 25 years to carry out repairs and improvements.
Tory leader Steve Count blamed exclusion from last year of councillors from the local government pension scheme as one reason for proposing allowances much bigger than those recommended by an independent panel.
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.
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.