Cambs businesses need to give staff chance to watch the Tour

Cambridgeshire County Council.

Cambridgeshire County Council. - Credit: Archant

Council workers should be allowed to work flexi-time to ensure they can catch the Tour De France as it races through Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire.

And other businesses across the county are being urged to follow suit.

The Liberal Democrat group is pushing for Cambridgeshire County Council staff to be give the chance to catch the riders when they leave Cambridge on their way to London on Monday, July 7.

Councillor Ian Manning, who represents Cambridge’s East Chesterton, said: “This is a unique opportunity for the people of Cambridgeshire and it would be a real shame if they were to miss out on witnessing this historic event when flexible working could allow them to attend.

“I hope the county council and other businesses across Cambridgeshire will find ways to allow their staff to enjoy the event and be part of history in the making.”

The Lib Dems have put the idea forward in a motion to the council.