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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Anyone for Tiffin?


I’m absolutely delighted to announce that an Indian restaurant in the constituency has been voted as runner-up in the prestigious Tiffin Cup 2014 given to the eatery that serves the best South Asian cuisine in the country. The prize is awarded every year by the Tiffin Club of MPs formed in 2006 with the aim …

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Volunteers needed to help the bereaved in Fenland


Bereaved people in Fenland are missing out on vital help and support, which is why a national charity is appealing for more volunteers. Cruse Bereavement Care has had to suspend its one-to-one counselling service in Fenland because there are just not enough volunteer counsellors available to run it. Better bereavement provision is one of ten …

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Blooming Lovely Afternoon


As a local MP I get asked to do all sorts of things by people in the community from complicated cases needing parliamentary intervention to attending events. And I had the pleasure of attending one of these events when parish councillor Sam Clark organised a tea party in aid of charity. The event at Newton …

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Have your say on boundary changes


Friday is the last day electors can have their say on boundary changes in Chatteris and Whittlesey Proposed changes by the Boundary Commission could mean voters in Chatteris and Whittlesey having to cast their vote in separate locations when it comes to next year’s district and parish elections. Along with Chatteris Town Clerk Joanna Melton …

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