Where is Fenland’s country park?

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One of the things Fenland is sadly lacking is a country park and that is why I am urging local authorities to act to create a leisure facility we can be proud of. I am concerned at the lack of accessible open spaces across the district and want to see a country park, similar to …

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EU cash could be rail-link’s golden ticket

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The long-awaited re-opening of Wisbech railway station should receive EU funding to make it a reality. I’m calling on Cambridgeshire County Council and Fenland District Council to spend money now to complete an essential feasibility study so the project is ready when bidding opens for a pot of EU cash next spring. The government recently …

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We must be prepared for EU cash bidding war

Steve Barclay and Adrian Cannard

Pictured: Steve Barclay MP and Adrian Cannard, Strategy & Planning Director at the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership I am urging local authorities and other organisations to be prepared when competitive bidding starts for European funding next year. Around 6 billion euros worth of European cash through the EU Structural and Investment Funds will …

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Coveney connects to the superfast lane

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It is pleasing to hear that a new fibre broadband cabinet went live in Coveney recently as part of the Connecting Cambridgeshire Scheme. It is time that people in rural areas were able to enjoy a reliable broadband connection – in many cases their businesses and livelihoods are dependent on it. Superfast broadband allows us …

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Second chance for Chatteris agri-tech centre

Steve Barclay and Adrian Cannard

It is great news that plans for a state of the art agri-tech centre in Chatteris could still be on the cards following news that the Local Enterprise Partnership has been given £1.5 million of government funding. Hopes for a Centre for Agriculture Training, Innovation and Education at Chatteris took a dive in May when …

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Fly-tippers could be caught on camera

Steve Barclay MP hosting a meeting regarding Fly tipping in Fenland

Fenland District Council (FDC) is set to take targeted action in the fight against fly-tipping, using hidden cameras. This is great news and something I have been pushing for in recent months. The news that the Council is to purchase state-of-the-art cameras which can be used at known problem fly-tipping sites was announced at a …

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Step back in time at new Littleport Heritage Centre

MP Steve Barclay with volunteer Grenville Goodson and Trustee Debra Jordan during his sneak peak visit to the Heritage Centre

On Friday I was given a sneak peak of the newly opened Littleport Heritage Centre, which has been set up in a former ironmongery shop. I was impressed by the work so far, which has been done by a group of dedicated volunteers, and I’m really pleased to see such innovative use being made of …

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