Wisbech 2020

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It was a pleasure to attend the 5th Wisbech 2020 Summit at Thomas Clarkson Academy. Over 100 representatives from public, private and voluntary sectors came together to celebrate and update what the project has achieved. This year this has included £6.5 million from the Combined Authority to progress the Garden Town project, including £500,000 to progress …

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Requesting a National Audit Office investigation into the LEP following new conflict of interests concerns


I have written in my capacity as the Member of Parliament for North East Cambridgeshire to the Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office, Sir Amyas Morse, asking for an investigation to be launched into the governance of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Cambridge City Deal. I …

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Change the Monday morning bin collection on the A605 to ease Whittlesey congestion


Residents living along the A605 in Whittlesey currently have their bins collected on a Monday morning at 9am, yet this often causes congestion as commuters have to wait to pass the refuse lorry causing backlogs. Alongside the inconvenience, there is also a safety risk as motorists who get impatient at the delay often attempt to …

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Relief for motorists in Whittlesey as Kings Dyke rail crossing is given the go ahead by planning

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Motorists in Fenland will see journey times reduced following the great news that the long awaited scheme to ease the congestion at Kings Dyke rail crossing has been given the go ahead by the Planning Committee at Cambridgeshire County Council. I have repeatedly campaigned with local Whittlesey Councillors, including Martin Curtis when he was Leader …

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Archaeologists have discovered the largest and most complete Bronze Age wheel, the earliest example of its kind, in Britain, at Must Farm, Whittlesey. Thought to date from 1100-800 BC, this ancient wooden wheel is one metre in diameter and is so well preserved it still contains its hub. The find is unprecedented in terms of …

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AD victory for Wimblington residents

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Together with the vast majority of local residents, I welcome today’s decision by the Planning Inspector to reject an AD plant in the village of Wimblington. This final decision supports the earlier decision of the Fenland District planning committee, and recognises what most local people said to me that this was the wrong location for …

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Everyone Health Can Help Children Manage Their Weight For Free!

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Everyone health will be running a new Child Weight Management program in Wisbech and Chatteris. Children between the ages of 7 and 11 will be able to attend weekly sessions which will run for 10 weeks. Sessions will offer fun and interactive workshops which will offer the children nutrition and diet advice. Sessions will be …

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Wisbech Cricket and Hockey Club: An Update


Following on from my visit to Wisbech Cricket and Hockey Club to discuss plans for a new clubhouse and changing rooms, last week I met with Hannah Murphy, the national representative for the England Cricket Board (ECB), in the Houses of Parliament. Last Friday afternoon, Jenny Lambert, the ECB representative for the Cambridgeshire area had …

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Derelict Buildings: An Update

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I have recently received an update from Fenland District Council on the project underway to revive the derelict buildings which are an eye sore across our area. We are all pleased to see completed work at 13b Bridge Street, Chatteris, as well as at 21, 23 and 25 Hill Street, Wisbech. Following the serving of …

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