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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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