Tag Archives: Transparancy

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. [...]

Cambridge City Council Complaints Investigator Reports on Filming Protocol

Image from Video from Cambridge City Council North Area Committee September 2010 On Tuesday the 23rd of November 2010 I was sent a copy of a report into Cambridge City Council’s Protocol on Filming Committee meetings which has been produced by the council’s Independent Complaints Investigator Corinne Hibbert. The report was the outcome of an [...]

Julian Huppert’s Recent Parliamentary Votes

Image: Houses of Parliament, London, Monet c.1904 Since I wrote my last article on Cambridge MP Julian Huppert’s Parliamentry voting record, which I published on the 9th of September 2010, there have been 44 more votes in the House of Commons. On the day I published that previous article Mr Huppert rebelled against the coalition [...]

Cambridgeshire County Council – October 2010 Full Council

Lunch menu from the Cambridgeshire County Council meeting on the 19th of October 2010. (I did not have permission to photograph the meeting itsself) On the 19th of October 2010 my local County Councillor, Rupert Moss-Eccardt, invited me to observe a full meeting of Cambridgeshire County Council from the floor of the chamber and to [...]

Publication Standards for Local Government Spending Data

Anyone wanting find out what an item of spending published by Bedford Council refers to is invited to contact the council to find out as they don’t proactively publish descriptions. On Friday the 10th of September 2010 Data.gov.uk’s Local Data Panel published their draft guidance for Local Authorities on how to comply with the Prime [...]

Visiting Cambridge City Council to Look Behind the Accounts

File containing reports from Cambridge City Council’s accounting system relating to items I had expressed an interest prior to my visit to inspect background material supporting the published accounts. On Thursday the 22nd of July 2010 I visited Cambridge City Council’s accounts office to make use of the provision in the Audit Commission Act 1998 [...]

Swimming Pool Management Fees Revealed

The five volume contract between Sports and Leisure Management Limited and Cambridge City Council. Sports and Leisure Management Limited (SLM) currently has a contract with Cambridge City Council under which it runs: Parkside Pools The Abbey Pools, including the floodlit pitches The King’s Hedges Learner Pool The Jesus Green Pool The city’s six paddling pools [...]