I spent the day today at the launch seminar for Making Cambridgeshire Count.
The idea of this initiative is to make sure that we are fully aware of how all the taxpayers money that is spent in Cambridgeshire and to provide focus so that we can make sure that we eliminate waste and duplication and make sure we are as streamlined and efficient as we can be. there was a great deal of high level representation there, oincluding from all of the Councils across the County, the police, the Fire Service and the NHS.
One of the things I like about MCC is that it is totally driven from within the County. So, although we have got external funding to run the programme, we are helping to work towards our own destiny.
As we move towards an agenda where we are facing cuts which are estimated between 20% and 35% - this sort of initiative is going to be essential if we are to improve the services we offer.