Sam Clayden 12 May 2017

New mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough sets out 100-day vision

New mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough sets out 100-day vision image

A string of new transport and infrastructure proposals have been unveiled by the new mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in his 100-day manifesto.

Conservative James Palmer pledged to deliver more than 500 apprenticeships and launch plans for a new ‘apprenticeship hub’.

He said within the first three months he would also announce the first wave of new affordable homes across the county and kickstart a Cambridgeshire and Peterborough investment fund.

He said: ‘The aim is to get as much affordable housing as we can on each development. We’ve got leverage money here.

‘It’s not my job to tell other councils where they should put houses, it’s my job to try to make sure we get as many as possible.’

Mayor Palmer named Peterborough City Council leader John Holdich as one of his two deputy mayors.

Cllr Holdich later told reporters that a fully-fledged university in Peterborough would be ready in the next four years.

Best practice in resident ballots image

Best practice in resident ballots

Residents on the South Kilburn Estate overwhelmingly voted in favour of council plans to regenerate their neighbourhood in October 2019. Brent’s strategic director for regeneration and environment Amar Dave shares the lessons learned for other landlords holding resident ballots.
SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Education, Health and Care (EHC) Co-ordinators

Buckinghamshire Council
£30,874 - £37,188 per annum
Interested in a career as an EHC Coordinator? Come along to our drop-in event to meet members of the SEND team and find out more about the role! England, Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury
Recuriter: Buckinghamshire Council

Head of the Gloucestershire Pension Fund

Gloucestershire County Council
up to £71,376
Give your time and talent for the people who gave us theirs. Gloucestershire
Recuriter: Gloucestershire County Council

Head of Quality, Performance and Systems

Norfolk County Council
£65,817 - £73,638 per annum
Children’s Services in Norfolk are on a rapid upward trajectory. Norwich, Norfolk
Recuriter: Norfolk County Council

Social Worker - Youth Offending Team

Essex County Council
Negotiable
This post is based in Epping Please ensure you provide a supporting statement when applying for this role. We cannot accept any applications without England, Essex, Harlow
Recuriter: Essex County Council

SEND 16-25 Officer

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
£29,636 - £33,799 per annum
An exciting opportunity has become available in a busy Special Educational Needs team. Sandwell, West Midlands
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

This issue of Local Government News explores how councils can tackle modern slavery and trafficking in their supply chains, finds out more about Cambridge's first cohousing scheme and the launch of a new project to build a shared service pattern library for local government.

This issue also contains a special focus on children's services and how councils are protecting children following local safeguarding children boards being abolished.

Register for your free magazine