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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Get on board with bus consultation

wisbeac 086

Cambridgeshire County Council is about to embark on a review of bus services and it is vital that residents across the Fens have their say in any potential changes. Three services which cover areas as far afield as Wisbech, Sutton, Manea, March and King’s Lynn are being looked at under the Cambridgeshire Future Transport programme. …

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Drop-in event for those affected by March floods


Following the recent flooding in our area I have repeatedly been in touch with both Anglian Water and Cambridgeshire County Council on behalf of residents, to pressure them to take action. See my previous blog on this issue here. It is welcome news therefore that Cambridgeshire County Council have agreed to hold a drop in …

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Update on Whittlesey washes works


The biggest achievement secured during my time as a Member of Parliament was the £26m investment in the repair and strengthening of the Whittlesey Washes South Bank when the Environment Agency had originally proposed a £3-5m spillway at the South Barrier Bank east of Whittlesey (see previous blog here). The spillway would have involved creating …

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Challenging Tesco over Chatteris store delay

Tesco meeting

Following Tesco’s decision to mothball its £22 million Chatteris store I met with Adam Williams, Tesco’s corporate affairs manager, to discuss the situation with the supermarket, which was due to open next month. I was dismayed by Tesco’s bombshell announcement at the end of last month that it was delaying the opening of the 47,000 …

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