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?

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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

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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

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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

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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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Funding awarded for much needed Whittlesey level crossing works

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We received an important announcement yesterday with the government confirming that £5m of funding will go towards the cost of the A605 Whittlesey King’s Dyke Level Crossing improvements. This is through the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership and will help address the long delays that currently affect residents as a result of rail …

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Double delight as funding is approved for Wisbech transport studies

Steve Barclay MP with Under Secretary of State for Transport Robert Goodwill

The long-awaited re-opening of Wisbech railway station took a step closer today with the announcement of £1million of government funding. This is a cause that I have been lobbying ministers on since my election in 2010 and therefore today’s breakthrough announcement of central government funding for the Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Wisbech Access Strategy is …

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Petition: have your say on Wimblington anaerobic digester plans

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A number of constituents from Wimblington and the surrounding area have expressed views both for and against Fengrain’s plans for an anaerobic digestion plant at the grain store off Hook Road. Concerns range from the traffic the plant will generate and the problems associated with heavy tractors and trailers on the narrow Fen roads to …

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