Water company must act now to stop future flooding

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I am pressuring Anglian Water to carry out urgent repair work to a broken sewer which residents in Lime Grove, March are blaming for flooding to their homes. On Friday (August 22) I met pensioner Peter Baines, who has been battling the water company for over 10 years to get repair work carried out. He …

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Welcoming life-saving improvements to bridge junction

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Safety improvements at a dangerous Fenland junction which has seen several fatalities have now been completed. Work to improve visibility at the Victoria Street/Branch Bank/New River Bank junction at the Sandhill Bridge in Littleport was completed on schedule last week. I have been backing campaigners for safety improvements at the busy junction and am delighted …

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Where is Fenland’s country park?

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One of the things Fenland is sadly lacking is a country park and that is why I am urging local authorities to act to create a leisure facility we can be proud of. I am concerned at the lack of accessible open spaces across the district and want to see a country park, similar to …

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EU cash could be rail-link’s golden ticket

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The long-awaited re-opening of Wisbech railway station should receive EU funding to make it a reality. I’m calling on Cambridgeshire County Council and Fenland District Council to spend money now to complete an essential feasibility study so the project is ready when bidding opens for a pot of EU cash next spring. The government recently …

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We must be prepared for EU cash bidding war

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Pictured: Steve Barclay MP and Adrian Cannard, Strategy & Planning Director at the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership I am urging local authorities and other organisations to be prepared when competitive bidding starts for European funding next year. Around 6 billion euros worth of European cash through the EU Structural and Investment Funds will …

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Coveney connects to the superfast lane

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It is pleasing to hear that a new fibre broadband cabinet went live in Coveney recently as part of the Connecting Cambridgeshire Scheme. It is time that people in rural areas were able to enjoy a reliable broadband connection – in many cases their businesses and livelihoods are dependent on it. Superfast broadband allows us …

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