CPFT’s Liaison and Diversion Service is set to expand after receiving £750,000 boost from government


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust have received an extra £750,000 from government so that the Liaison and Diversion Service can expand their team and improve health assessments of people who have been arrested or are facing the courts. This is part of a national £12 million additional funding from government for Liaison and Diversion …

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Week in Westminster


After a successful Conservative Party conference, it was great to return to Parliament this week. Improved education outcomes in North East Cambridgeshire is a key priority of mine, and on Tuesday, I had a meeting with representatives from Ofsted and the Regional Schools Commissioner. I am determined to see more support for schools in my …

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Glebelands Primary School win private pool party


It was a joy to visit Glebelands Primary School in Chatteris to announce to the year 5 pupils that as Read to Succeed second place winners, they had won a free private pool party at George Campbell Leisure Centre. In attendance were Phil Hughes, Head of Leisure Services at FDC and Cllr Tanfield, both of …

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Cable my street


I welcome the news that by spring 2017 March, Wimblington, Doddington and Chatteris will have access to ultrafast broadband, as announced by Virgin Media this week. Those living in rural areas often miss out on opportunities to grow their businesses and learn new skills due to poor internet connectivity; investments like this are a game …

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Free cinema tickets for super readers at Thomas Eaton


Pupils at Thomas Eaton Primary were excited to receive their free family tickets to a special showing of The BFG at The Light cinema. The children in year 5 and 6 received these prizes as part of Read to Succeed as they were the school which returned the most Read to Succeed tokens when taking …

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Summer Reading Success


Back in May, with the support of partners including the Bishop of Ely, local primary schools and libraries, I ran a charitable initiative which sought to improve literacy during the summer holidays. The Read to Succeed campaign aimed to raise donations of new books from residents across North East Cambridgeshire. The target was to raise …

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Steve meets super storytime volunteers


Super volunteers like Jane Hipkin run groups such as Storytime at our local libraries, which offers a great introduction to the wonderful world of books for young children. I popped into Littleport Library to meet the volunteers and staff who offer these services and they informed me that they also offer a Lego Club on …

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Playtime at Little One’s


The importance of retaining the walk in element at Princess of Wales MIU in Ely was made ever clearer when I visited Littleport Children’s Centre to speak with parents, staff and volunteers. Littleport Children’s centre is a fantastic resource for families, often signposting areas of support which can be accessed for children additional needs, amongst …

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Mellymade Designs opens in Littleport


Best of luck to Melanie Missin, Textile Artist, Tutor and owner of a new sewing shop, Mellymade Designs in Littleport. Melanie has been offering sewing workshops from her home, the success of which has prompted her to open Mellymade Designs. It is always a joy to see entrepreneurial spirit in North East Cambridgeshire and I …

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