Unacceptable hike in Stagecoach fares

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Over the past couple of weeks, Henry Bellingham MP for North West Norfolk and I have both received numerous complaints from constituents about the sudden rise in Stagecoach bus fares. A hike in fares at the end of March has seen weekly bus passes go up in price by nearly 50%, this places an enormous …

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Change the Monday morning bin collection on the A605 to ease Whittlesey congestion

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Residents living along the A605 in Whittlesey currently have their bins collected on a Monday morning at 9am, yet this often causes congestion as commuters have to wait to pass the refuse lorry causing backlogs. Alongside the inconvenience, there is also a safety risk as motorists who get impatient at the delay often attempt to …

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Libraries in North East Cambridgeshire will now be offering “Shelf Help”

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This week saw the launch of The Reading Agency’s Reading Well for Young People scheme. After success with their Reading Books on Prescription scheme, the Reading Agency are expanding it to include a booklist of 35 titles which been developed to provide young people aged 13 to 18 with advice, information and support around common …

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New sports funding delivers 50% increase in tennis membership– but now we need more for the Club to grow further

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A tennis success story is growing in Wisbech, as fantastic work from tennis club members combined with new LTA qualified coaches and first class courts is resulting in a surge in membership amongst all ages. It shows what can be done locally if we match passionate grass roots sports volunteers with state of the art …

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MP supports Hook Road residents blighted by speeding

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Further to my post last week on the unacceptable state of Byall Fen Drove, Manea, constituents from Wimblington have also contacted me to raise concerns over Hook Road. Although Hook Road is a single track road, it is used by runners, cyclists, dog walkers and horse riders despite there being no footpath. However, recently residents …

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Slow broadband speeds in Wardy Hill is still a concern

An issue I have raised several times – and frankly so far without much success – has been the poor internet speeds in Wardy Hill. A number of constituents work from home and the current connectivity there is simply inadequate. When I last raised this with Connecting Cambridgeshire, I was told that superfast broadband had …

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MP backs motorists’ calls for action on Manea road repairs

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Motorists’ who regularly use Byall Fen Drove, Manea have raised their concerns with me at the poor state of the road. Despite recent £300,000 repairs and road widening which have improved the road slightly, parts of the road have been left in a poor state to the anger of motorists. I have been contacted by …

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My response to the budget 2016

I listened today to George Osborne’s budget 2016 speech and wanted to provide an update for those who did not have the opportunity to catch it. For those of you with an interest in parliamentary proceedings, the budget will continue to be debated tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday. Whilst the topic of debate tomorrow will be …

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