Tag Archives: Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Expenses Overpayment Query

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright I have written to Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner: Graham Bright, I have just looked at your published expenses at http://www.cambridgeshire-pcc.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/PCC-expenses-April-2014-November-2014.xlsx (Copy on rtaylor.co.uk) This document states you have been paid £969.89 in expenses in relation to your mileage in September 2014. The payment is based on 2155.30 [...]

List of Cambridgeshire County Councillors Voting Against Publishing Their Voting Record

On the 25th of March 2014 Cambridgeshire County Councillors voted on if details of how they have voted at meetings ought be published. I obtained the voting record by filming the screens at the meeting which display the votes cast to those present and am publishing below a list of those councillors who voted against [...]

Cambridgeshire County Council – Live Streaming and Publishing Votes

In a first for me I’m going to be debated at Cambridgeshire County Council’s full council on Tuesday the 25th of March 2014. A motion submitted by East Chesterton’s Councillor Ian G Manning, on filming council meetings, asks the council to note: Local blogger Richard Taylor recently demonstrated at Cambridge City Council how easy it [...]

Independent Member of Cambs Police and Crime Panel Says I Should Have Raised Concerns About the Panel’s Operation Sooner

I used the public participation agenda item at Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel on the 5th of February 2014 to raise some concerns about how the panel was operating, and to make some suggestions for the future. Link to my full submission I noted that the panel had, to-date, allowed the Police and Crime Commissioner [...]

Busway Announcement Made to Press not Councillors

Earlier today Cambridgeshire County Council announced it had reached an out of court settlement with guided busway contractor BAM Nuttall. Leader of the council Cllr Martin Curtis decided to make the announcement in a secret, private, briefing for selected, friendly, invited, members of the press. Writing on his blog Cllr Curtis described his chosen journalists [...]

Councillors to Step Up Police Scrutiny

Cambridgeshire County Council are considering getting more involved in scrutising the work of Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright and Chief Constable Simon Parr. Councillors on the police scrutiny committee, which they call the Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee are to discuss their future work programme at their meeting on the [...]

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel Annual Meeting 12 June 2013

On the 12th of July 2013 I observed Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Panel’s annual meeting. The only substantive item of business was a review of decisions made by the Police and Crime Commissioner. The meeting turned into a total farce as it emerged the panel was under the impression it was to scrutinise the decisions [...]

Scandal As Cllr Kilian Bourke Presses Cllr Barbara Ashwood’s Buttons

At Cambridgeshire County Council’s Full Council on the 21st of May 2013 a proposal to move from the “strong leader” and cabinet model to a committee system was debated. The proposal had been introduced by Liberal Democrat Cllr Kilian Bourke who argued it was the right thing to do following the election results which had [...]

Request for Cambridgeshire Police Board Meeting Papers Deemed Vexatious

Since November 2012, when Police Authorities were abolished and Police and Crime Commissioners introduced, I have been making regular Freedom of Information requests for the meeting papers of Cambridgeshire Police’s Force Executive Board. While the Police Authority was in existence information on proposed significant changes to policing would be pro-actively published online in Police Authority [...]