I have no comment to make about the goings on at Fenland tonight.
However, the major aspect of this is a leak to the media by someone associated with Fenland, something that happens too often. It only serves to destabilise and means that the people of Fenland suffer because an individual chooses to feed information to the press, mainly because of some sort of selfish personal motive.
That sort of behaviour is potentially harmful to the people I serve; it takes focus away from service delivery while we deal with the issues the leaks create, thankfully officers and members at Fenland have the nouse to carry on in spite of such events.
I think it is time that the Cambs Times examined its conscience. I have a great deal of time for them; John Elworthy is an excellent journalist and, whilst I am occasionally critical, I recognise that we are lucky to have a local paper that does its job in the way it does. But at the heart of good journalism, must be, I believe, a strong element of public service. It is time for the Cambs Times to examine its conscience, to recognise that it is in the public good to name the individual responsible for the leaks we have suffered.
I'm sure they won't, they will love it because leaks sell papers. But some things are more important than that - and this particular leak has harmed people who have served Fenland for years.
What is a big shame is this is the story that should be grabbing the headlines.