Manea bus stop gets green-light after consultation

Bus Stop in Manea wanted

Above: the bus stop site Manea is to get a new bus stop to allow villagers better links with the railway station. I backed calls for a co-ordinated bus service that linked in with the village railway station after being contacted by resident Sally Hookway. I agreed with regular rail user Ms Hookway that an …

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Have your say on our area’s water management

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Anyone interested in how our waterways work can take the opportunity to attend two public drop-ins organised by the Environment Agency to talk about its draft Anglian River Basic Management Plans. The first is on Thursday (February 26) at Histon and Impington Royal British Legion in Histon from 10am to 1pm and will discuss proposals …

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Traders call for cut in business rates after road-works hit trade

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Traders in Whittlesey are calling for a cut in business rates after work to relocate the town’s buses has caused major disruption to their businesses. Tania Parsons, director of DB Freeman and Daughters, contacted me to complain about the impact the partial closure of the Co-Op supermarket car park has had on her butchers, delicatessen …

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Footpaths are set for multi-thousand pound repair work

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Above: click to enlarge It is welcome news that footpaths in a Wisbech road are to be given a £45,000 revamp. I wrote to Cambridgeshire Highways to raise the issue of the poor condition of pathways in Magazine Lane back in January after being contacted by resident Sharon Bolton. She had reported the problem several …

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Read my newsletter: North East Cambridgeshire News

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Click here to read my new newsletter, which contains news on funding for the Ely Southern Bypass, Kings Dyke crossing, the next stage in securing Wisbech Rail, the re-launch of local bereavement counselling services, improved oncology services and a new sexual health testing unit, the largest per pupil funding boost in the UK for local …

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Follow in Top to Toe’s footsteps by offering apprenticeships

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Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week next month I am urging companies to offer apprenticeships to help the area’s young people learn essential skills and get into work. I hope that more firms will follow the lead of Wisbech hair and beauty salon Top to Toe in Hill Street, which has embraced the apprenticeship programme. In …

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