Archive for Month: August 2015

  • CHAIR … CHAIRMAN …

    The county council’s constitutional working party met last week to decide how the councillors who chair our meetings should be addressed – chairman/woman or the gender neutral chair. The discussion had been triggered by a request from the local branch of the Fawcett Society which campaigns for equality. The argument is that male-derived language and terminology deters…

  • BT £3.9M CLAW-BACK WILL FUND FURTHER ROLL OUT OF FIBRE BROADBAND

    Suffolk’s broadband programme is being boosted by around £3.9 million under the clawback clause in our contract with BT, which is brilliant news for those of us waiting anxiously to find out when our communities will be linked up to the new tecnology. The extras funds will be used to extend further the reach of high-speed fibre…