Wisbech Cricket and Hockey Club: An Update

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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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Update: Train noise misery to March residents – Raising concerns with the Chief Executive of Network Rail and the Rail Regulator

I have reported Network Rail to the Rail Regulator after I uncovered new information which revealed that they have brushed off residents’ concerns with false information. Trains sitting for over an hour with their engines running yards from homes in Landau Way, March has been a cause of considerable distress to residents affected by the …

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Progress on fly-tipping following my intervention

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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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