Progress on fly-tipping following my intervention

Fly-tipping in Dykemoor Drove, Doddington

It is welcome news that fly-tipping has reduced across Fenland despite no-one being prosecuted even though hidden cameras have been deployed in the war against illegal dumping. I questioned what, if any action, has been taken against fly-tipping in the district after being contacted by constituents concerned about the issue. A spokesman for Fenland has …

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Opposing wind turbine plans for Thorney

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I have written to oppose plans for seven wind turbines at Gores Farm in Thorney. I have raised objections with Peterborough City Council’s planning department after being approached by Whittlesey Town Councillor Alan Bristow. Although the turbines are on land in neighbouring MP Stewart Jackson’s constituency they will have an impact on Whittlesey residents, which …

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Growing local business shows no sign of Retreat

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The local economy is on the up with many businesses taking on more staff and investing in facilities including better premises, as demonstrated when I visited The Retreat in Exchange Square, Wisbech. The Retreat, which is located in newly refurbished premises, is run by husband and wife team Paul and Marie Faulkner. They started running …

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Thank you

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I would like to thank the voters of North East Cambridgeshire for the great honour of re-electing me as their Member of Parliament. It is particularly pleasing to have increased the number of votes, the percentage and the overall majority. I am also conscious that many people within the constituency either did not vote for …

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In the stocks as election day draws near

May day family fun day at St John's Church

Residents got a treat on Monday when they had the chance to pelt me with a wet sponge at a May Day event at St John’s Church in March. Around 400 people attended the event on a sunny bank holiday where children petted chicks and had a chance to meet Elsa from Disney’s Frozen. The …

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Tea, Jerusalem and antiques at WI get together

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The Isle of Ely Federation of Women’s Institutes got together at the Neale-Wade Academy in March this week and I was pleased to be invited along. I was joined by fellow guests March Mayor Kit Owen and academy principal Jason Wing. The event, which was the first of the federation’s two annual gatherings, included a …

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Lining up for farmers’ questions at Fenland NFU hustings

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Green energy, a referendum on Europe and anaerobic digesters were all on the agenda at the Fenland NFU hustings this week. All five of the Parliamentary candidates were invited to take part in the event hosted by the March and Chatteris NFU branch at the Parkfield in Wimblington. However, only three took up the offer: …

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Clear-up plea for ‘messy’ Boathouse site

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A key business area in Wisbech is to be given a tidy up after complaints from businesses and a personal promise from Cambridgeshire County Council leader Steve Count. After receiving complaints from a businessman, I called for the area around the prestigious Boathouse to be tidied. Andrew Roberts of S3S IT contacted me saying: “Our …

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