Train noise misery for March residents

I’m calling for urgent action from Network Rail in a bid to end the noise misery endured by householders in what should be a quiet March street. People living off Landau Way campaigned for years to try to halt the noise and pollution that is blighting their lives from railway engines that stop on tracks …

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School’s garden sows seeds of envy over spuds

Eco Garden at Neale Wade 4 Jason Wing digging first potato of the year

I recently got dug in at the official opening of a new poly-tunnel donated to a March school. I was among the guests at the opening of the new gardening facility donated to the Neale-Wade Academy by March Lions. Lions’ president Derek Rutter removed a large rhubarb leaf to unveil a commemorative plaque on the …

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Impressed by pupil Althea’s colourful flag design

Flag Presentation Alderman Jacobs School 2  left to right back Michael Waites and Catherine Carlise left to right front Steve Barclay and Althea Waites 11

I recently visited Whittlesey to return a special flag designed by a pupil at Alderman Jacobs School. The flag was created by Althea Waites, which was flown outside the House of Commons as part of a national project to celebrate the 750th anniversary of the nation’s seat of government. The design by Althea, 11, was …

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Chairing panel on apprenticeships and employment

Chairing a panel

I’m looking forward to chairing a special panel of experts to talk about apprenticeships and improving employment opportunities for young people across the constituency. The event is being held at the Neale-Wade Academy in March on Friday June 26 and is open to anyone interested in attending – although places need to be booked in …

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Progress on fly-tipping following my intervention

Fly-tipping in Dykemoor Drove, Doddington

It is welcome news that fly-tipping has reduced across Fenland despite no-one being prosecuted even though hidden cameras have been deployed in the war against illegal dumping. I questioned what, if any action, has been taken against fly-tipping in the district after being contacted by constituents concerned about the issue. A spokesman for Fenland has …

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Update: Bridleway is set to be cut this week

Steve with horse rider Kerys Jordan

Local horse riders are set to saddle up after I intervened to get a bridleway made accessible. I contacted the county council following complaints from riders including Kerys Jordan about the path known as Wisbech St Mary Bridleway 12, which runs below the river bank at Guyhirn. The bridleway was impassable because of the highly …

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