Clear-up plea for ‘messy’ Boathouse site


A key business area in Wisbech is to be given a tidy up after complaints from businesses and a personal promise from Cambridgeshire County Council leader Steve Count. After receiving complaints from a businessman, I called for the area around the prestigious Boathouse to be tidied. Andrew Roberts of S3S IT contacted me saying: “Our …

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Calls for automated barriers at busy rail crossing


I am calling for a manned railway crossing to be made automatic and have written to Network Rail asking if there are plans to switch the crossing on Station Road, Whittlesey to an automatic barrier. The move comes amid concerns about delays caused to drivers as a result of the time it takes to manually …

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Questioning time delay on Ely to Sutton cycleway

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It is welcome news that the Ely to Sutton cycleway will be completed within the next fortnight. I questioned why construction of the route was taking so long after being contacted by a resident fed-up with the long tail-backs of traffic caused by the work. Cambridgeshire County Council now assure me that the work will …

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Read my newsletter: North East Cambs News

north east cambridgeshire news

Click here to read the latest edition of North East Cambridgeshire News, which includes news on the £10.5m confirmed by the Cabinet Office for Wisbech Rail, more than £115m invested in school buildings, a 61% fall in unemployment locally and the £26m secured for the full repair of the Whittlesey Washes South Bank.

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Q & A with March pupils

Burrowmoor 8

I enjoyed a question and answer session with pupils at Burrowmoor School recently. I was quizzed by Year 5 and 6 pupils on the role of an MP and about what it is like to work in the Houses of Parliament. One child raised the need for youth rugby in March – a subject close …

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Treat Me Local health update

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Together with local GPs, I launched the Treat Me Local community health campaign last year. This identified practical ways to improve local health services. At its heart this campaign is about offering treatment closer to home, which will reduce the number of journeys to hospital. This will save patients time, the cost of petrol and …

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Up to £10.5m unlocked for the next phase of Wisbech Rail

wisbech rail eric pickles letter

Below: click to enlarge Two key letters from Government Ministers, including one on the last day of Parliament, have unlocked access to a further £10.5m of funding to progress the Wisbech rail scheme. After I drew the progress and significant potential of the Wisbech rail scheme to the attention of the Secretary of State for …

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Businesses need to sign-up fast for broadband grants

Connecting Cambridgeshire meeting Steve Barclay, Annette Thorpe, Noelle Godfrey 2

Meeting with Connecting Cambridgeshire representatives Annette Thorpe and Noelle Godfrey Residents of three Fenland villages are the latest to have access to superfast broadband. The first cabinets to have the service have gone live this week in Wisbech St Mary, Gorefield and Tydd St Giles. I am urging people living in these areas to check …

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New government funding for schools

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Above: I previously visited All Saints Academy in March when they went green-fingered as part of the Woodland Trust’s free tree packs initiative Two local schools are celebrating this morning following an announcement they are to receive government funding for projects to update their buildings. All Saints Academy in March is set to receive a …

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