the Government’s Help to Save Scheme

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If you work and receive Working Tax Credit or Universal Credit you can use the Government’s Help to Save Scheme, a safe and secure way to get government support to start saving. If you are eligible, you can get: 50p bonus for every £1 saved over 4 years bonuses at the end of the second and …

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Street Pride in Whittlesey

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An anniversary garden paying homage to the Fens’ sugar beet industry has been created by volunteers in Whittlesey thanks to £4,000 of community funding. Members of Whittlesey Street Pride have created the beet-cutter themed garden on the corner of Grosvenor Road to help celebrate the group’s 10th anniversary. The project was made possible after Tesco shoppers …

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Council Confirms Extra Money to Wisbech Museum

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Some constituents were concerned to read about the threat of closure for Wisbech Museum after the recent article in the Fenland Citizen. I raised this issue with Fenland District Council and they have said that there whilst there are funding pressures it is not set to close this year. Wisbech Town Council provided grant funding of …

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Upgrades at Whittlesey Rail Station

Passengers using Whittlesey Rail Station will be benefitting from new solar powered LED cat eye lights, due to be installed on Thursday 18 October. This announcement comes just in time as the footpath between the station entrance on Station Road and Platform 2 used to be dark and unlit at night, but is now illuminated …

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Calling all budding bloggers in North East Cambs!

Calling all budding bloggers in North East Cambs! The Bank of England is looking for students aged 16-19 years to take part in our blogging competition run in conjunction with the Financial Times using the topic: ‘What is the future of money?’ The winning blogs will be published on the Bank of England’s Bank Underground blog …

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Clinical Waste

If a hospital cannot store and dispose of its clinical waste then operations will be cancelled impacting patients. In recent weeks I have been working behind the scenes with teams across government and with NHS leaders, as Minister for Health, to ensure we maintained this key service. This follows problems with a firm who provided …

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Baby Loss Awareness Week

Where parents suffer the devastating heartbreak of baby loss it is important to ensure that they receive care and support during this most difficult time. As part of baby loss awareness week we debated in parliament the work of the all-party parliamentary group which brings MPs from all parties together to work collaboratively to make …

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