Local democracy makes history as Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority goes digital
Members of the public joined journalists clicking in to watch Mayor James Palmer chair the Board of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority as it met ‘virtually’, ensuring the authority’s business carried on despite the Covid-19 emergency.
In a major first for the mayoral combined authority, board members convened remotely for the two-hour virtual meeting during which they discussed a programme of crucial plans to help business stay afloat and secure jobs during the emergency, including market town improvements and housing development loans.
Following a vote by the board, the mayor used his powers under the ‘Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Order 2017’ to enact legally the board’s decision.
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