Concern at Mepal Motocross track’s breach of planning rules

mepal sign

More than 200 residents have signed a petition I launched which opposes plans for a motocross track at Mepal. The petition launched in December last year following representations from villagers, supported by Cllr Anna Bailey and Mepal Parish Council. I believe the two planning applications would have a hugely damaging impact on the local community …

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Wisbech pupils visit Parliament

Wisbech Grammar School visit Parliament 2014

It was a pleasure to welcome students from Wisbech Grammar School to Parliament this week as sixth form pupils made the journey down to Westminster for a tour of Parliament and a Q & A session. They enjoyed a visit to the House of Commons Chamber and the other historical sites that Parliament has to …

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Work in the pipeline to solve March street’s flooding saga


Residents living in a flood-blighted March road could soon have a solution to the long-running problems. Cambridgeshire County Council’s Flood and Water Management team have launched an investigation into ownership of a drainage ditch which has been filled in at the back of properties on Lime Grove, which could be to blame. Peter and Margaret …

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Voting for EU referendum

Steve Barclay MP Speaking Commons Chamber

On Friday I voted in favour of the people of Britain having their say on Europe, backing a Private Members Bill brought in by fellow Conservative MP Bob Neill, representative for Bromley, calling for a referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU. It is important we have a referendum on our relationship with Europe. No …

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Gathering momentum for Wisbech rail-link


Plans to re-open Wisbech rail-link took another step along the track to becoming a reality at a meeting to discuss the area’s infrastructure. Cambridgeshire County Council has agreed to work on two essential pieces of documentation side by side to save time when the next round of funding is available. The infrastructure workshop, which was …

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Keeping the pressure on for more action on derelict buildings

Constantine House During the works

I have repeatedly raised the issue of derelict buildings in North East Cambs and the need for action to be taken on these eyesores. The original problem was that because the cost of repairs was greater than the value of the finished building, landlords preferred to leave the derelict building rather than lose any money …

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UPDATED: Door is still open for a Wimblington GP surgery

Katie Norton meeting Steve Barclay MP

Update 17/10/2014: I had a very positive meeting yesterday with Katie Norton, Director of Commissioning at East Anglia NHS England, and it is clear the door is still open to a branch surgery in Wimblington. NHS England did have concerns about the business case that was submitted for the branch surgery and we discussed how …

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