Questioning spending on temporary health equipment

Steve Barclay MP Meeting Maureen Donnelly Chair at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG

Above: with Maureen Donnelly of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group Amid concerns money could be being wasted I am questioning the cost of providing equipment to help patients for just a few weeks after surgery The issue of equipment costs for short term use of patients recovering from surgery such as hip replacements …

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New coffee shop extension for Wisbech

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I was given a sneak peak at a newly refurbished Wisbech coffee shop extension this week. I regularly enjoy a coffee at Loafers on Wisbech Market Place and was invited to have a look round the newly completed first floor area by owners Ray Cooper and his partner Inga Smite. The couple took over the …

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Affordable homes scheme wins approval

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Picture: with Newton Parish Council chairman John Hoyles at Poppy Close A new affordable houses scheme in a Fenland village aimed at providing homes for local people has my full support. I was given a tour of the new homes at Poppy Close, Newton by parish council chairman John Hoyles who helped bring the scheme …

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VIDEO: Operation Pheasant from the frontline

When the Operation Pheasant task-force made visits to properties and a makeshift camp in the Wisbech area as part of a fact-finding mission on Friday I was invited to see first-hand the work of the task-force I helped set up in January last year. The Operation Pheasant Task-force brought together the existing partnership of the …

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Backing council over road safety

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I am backing a parish council’s calls for road safety improvements along a major Fen road following three accidents in just one week. Witcham Parish Council’s clerk Susan Bell wrote to me following a recent council meeting to enlist my support to secure safety measures along the A142 Chatteris to Mepal straight. She said councillors …

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New Prezzo to open in Wisbech before Christmas

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It is welcome news that Prezzo are opening a new restaurant in Wisbech this side of Christmas. The restaurant is set to be opened on 16 December in Cromwell Retail Park, creating 15 to 20 new jobs in the community and I will be visiting on the 12th ahead of the opening to meet the …

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Joining forces with Councillor in fight for cycleway

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I have joined forces with Chatteris Councillor Florence Newell to ensure the town has a new cycleway if proposals for a new gas pipeline get the go-ahead. Pretoria Energy Ltd have submitted an application to lay the pipeline from its anaerobic digester at Mepal to Chatteris and both myself and Florence are keen to see …

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Have your say on King’s Dyke bridge scheme

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Click above letter to read in full There is still time for Whittlesey residents to have their say on proposals to build a road bridge over the King’s Dyke level crossing. Everyone who is interested in proposals to cut traffic congestion at the bottleneck railway crossing on the A605 should have their say during the …

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Local book and art exhibition commemorates World War One

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It was a pleasure to join local artists Richard Savage and Marian Savill for a preview of their World War One exhibition At the Going Down of the Sun, hosted at Savage Studios in Chatteris. The book contains original art work, contemporary posters, photographs, songs and poems set in the context of the Great War. …

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