Wisbech Incinerator

I am deeply disappointed to hear any suggestion that Cambridgeshire County Council were in discussions to take Norfolk’s ‘cast-off’ incinerator.  This proposal was extensively debated and rejected just a few miles away and it beggars belief that anyone would entertain that Wisbech should have Norfolk’s waste when the then Secretary of State intervened after finding …

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Agreed Funding for the Next Phase of Wisbech Rail

Wisbech Rail Meeting February 2018

I recently met with Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling and Mayor James Palmer and agreed funding for the next phase of Wisbech Rail - to carry out a GRIP3 study which is the next stage of studying the engineering and other costs of the scheme. Progress on Wisbech Rail was in practice sadly blocked by the Cambridgeshire Local Enterprise Partnership, but …

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Grange Road 1

Where Government money is allocated, I am keen to ensure we get our fair share rather than it disappearing to the south in and around Cambridge.  One area I have repeatedly highlighted is the money allocated by Government for fixing pot holes.  I know Grange Road near the March Golf Club is a particular problem …

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I am pleased to confirm that the Department of Education has published the Fenland and East Cambridgeshire Opportunity Area Delivery Plan, which will help local schools. This plan includes free National Qualifications for teachers in Fenland and East Cambs, which usually cost between £450 and £7,000. Teachers will have the opportunity to increase their skills, confidence …

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Broadband in North East Cambridgeshire

SB Letter of Support

Last week I wrote to the Secretary of State in support of Connecting Cambridgeshire’s bid for funding from the Full Fibre Networks Challenge Fund. This is an excellent opportunity to utilise the Local Full Fibre Networks fund to increase the availability for premises to connect to a gigabit capable broadband service, creating conditions that make …

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A47 Improvement Programme Revealed


Highways England has announced its preferred routes for dualling three parts of the 115 mile stretch of the A47 between Peterborough and Great Yarmouth, and improving several junctions and roundabouts, following a successful consultation. There are six projects in total which are all part of the Government’s record £15 billion investment in England’s motorways and …

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