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?"
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.
- 1 Discount store expanding making it ‘bigger and better for customers’
- 2 Salesman Stephen who 'has a smile every day' marks 45 years at firm
- 3 Farmer ‘feeling low’ due to increasingly difficult working conditions
- 4 Jury deliberates in trial of driver accused of causing baby’s death
- 5 Painter who captured town before 1978 floods finishes 44 years on
- 6 Arson causes fire to rip through derelict building
- 7 Jury to go out in trial of driver accused of causing toddler's death
- 8 Police officer speaks out after violent assault left bleed on brain
- 9 Man and teenager jailed after carrying out ‘horrific’ homophobic attack
- 10 Two vehicles in ditches after crash on A141 between March and Guyhirn
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