Tag Archives: Public Money.

Cambridgeshire County Councillor Allowances

At their meeting on Tuesday the 18th of October 2011 Cambridgeshire County Council approved the recommendations of a report from an independent panel which proposed an increase in councillors basic allowances from £7,610 to £9,500, as well as increases in the additional allowances for the leader of the council and cabinet members. The leader will [...]

SLM Contract Extension

SLM Contract Extension Document ( Download, PDF) On Wednesday the 27th of July I visited Cambridge City Council, accompanied by two readers of my website, to view the city council’s accounts. One of the areas we looked into was the council’s transactions with Sports and Leisure Management Limited (SLM). SLM run the city’s swimming pools, [...]

Cambridge Enterprise Seeking Chief Executive

One of the most important jobs in the Cambridge and UK economy is currently being advertised. Cambridge Enterprise, the body responsible for commercialising the University of Cambridge’s intellectual property, is seeking a Chief Executive. Cambridge Enterprise is responsible for looking after the university’s stake in patents, spin out companies, looking after the university’s interests when [...]

Cambridge City Council Accounts 2010-11 Open for Inspection

Cambridge City Council Draft Accounts 2010-11 I have written to Cambridge City Council to make an appointment to “inspect the accounts”: Dear Cambridge City Council, I would like to make an appointment to visit the council offices and inspect the accounts as I am entitled to do during the open period which is currently running. [...]

Parkside Pools Refurbishment Consultation

Noticeboard at Parkside Announcing the Consultation Parkside pools are due to close in November/December this year for refurbishment of the changing rooms. A meeting of Cambridge City Council’s community services scrutiny committee on the 17th of March gave the go-ahead to the work. Councillors were told the total capital cost of the project is estimated [...]

Councillors Make Odd Choice of Path to Fix on Jesus Green

Councillors deemed this path the worst on Jesus Green and earmarked £30K for work on it. I observed Cambridge City Council’s West/Central Area Committee on Tuesday the 21st of June 2011. Councillors decided to provisionally allocate around £30,000 to what their officers described as the worst path on Jesus Green – the one from (not [...]

Cambridge City Council Debates Cuts

I observed a special meeting of Cambridge City Council’s full council on Monday the 8th of November 2010. The meeting’s purpose was to consider the latest draft of the council’s Medium Term Strategy (3MB PDF) in light of the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review the outcome of which was announced on the 20th of October. The [...]