Businesses need to sign-up fast for broadband grants

Connecting Cambridgeshire meeting Steve Barclay, Annette Thorpe, Noelle Godfrey 2

Meeting with Connecting Cambridgeshire representatives Annette Thorpe and Noelle Godfrey Residents of three Fenland villages are the latest to have access to superfast broadband. The first cabinets to have the service have gone live this week in Wisbech St Mary, Gorefield and Tydd St Giles. I am urging people living in these areas to check …

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New government funding for schools

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Above: I previously visited All Saints Academy in March when they went green-fingered as part of the Woodland Trust’s free tree packs initiative Two local schools are celebrating this morning following an announcement they are to receive government funding for projects to update their buildings. All Saints Academy in March is set to receive a …

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Help for Chatteris Football Club


I am backing Chatteris Football Club in its bid to score a reduction in its business rates. The club, which is riding high in the Kershaw Senior A-league having beaten the table leaders at the weekend, is struggling financially. I met with club representatives Lester Kent and Steve Snell to discuss the issue of business …

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Calling for answers over late trains


After being contacted by a constituent complaining of the poor service provided by Cross Country Trains from March to Cambridge I am calling on the train company to explain why its Cambridge service has such a poor track record for being on time. The woman, who did not want to be named, kept a daily …

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Questioning charge increase as service ‘drops’

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I have written to Roddons Housing to question a £14 a week rise in costs paid by residents of a Chatteris housing complex. Residents in Lyons Court have been asked to pay an extra £14 a week on top of what they currently pay for rent and services from April 1, a rise they feel …

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Budget 2015

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A number of positive announcements which will benefit our area were made in the budget today. As part of the Treat Me Local campaign I have been lobbying hard for extra money to be spent on young people’s mental health services, and I am optimistic about the announcement that £1.25bn will be invested in children’s …

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