Pleased my vision has been borne out
I AM so pleased that Fenland District Council is ranked number one out of 388 local authorities. Fenland is now officially the fastest improving council. In 2002, when I became leader of the council, I set out a vision statement that outlined the journey
I AM so pleased that Fenland District Council is ranked number one out of 388 local authorities.
Fenland is now officially the fastest improving council.
In 2002, when I became leader of the council, I set out a vision statement that outlined the journey of travel for the council. I set about changing the team and reforming the way the council worked.
I remember saying to councillors: "Look at Fenland now. Is this how you want to be in 2007?"
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Despite some hard criticism and personal abuse, I was determined to take Fenland along that journey towards this goal.
I am so pleased my policies and predictions have been borne out. I am only sorry that I was not around to see it through, but my congratulations to the leader (Councillor Geoff Harper), officers and members for seeing this through in my absence.
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- 4 Steve Count 'no doubt' Tories will review 'our performance' as his future is decided
- 5 Connor tops poll as Tories retained Fenland dominance on county council
- 6 Expect 'honesty and integrity' says new police and crime commissioner
- 7 Election 2021: Wisbech West tops poll for lowest turnout
- 8 Free bus travel for 16 to 18 year-olds pledged by Labour candidate for mayor
- 9 Warner Bros spotted filming new Batman movie at Burghley House
- 10 Election shock: Tories lose overall control of Cambridgeshire County Council
The people of Fenland should not underestimate the importance of this achievement. In local authority terms, it puts Fenland in the premier league.
I am so proud of this. I feel totally vindicated for some of the actions I took.
CLLR ALAN MELTON
St Martins Road