Littleport Station Car Park

Littleport Station

Back in November 2016 I was pleased to confirm that Littleport Station had secured an additional 80 car parking spaces, increasing the car parking capacity to 115. This New Year I received confirmation that the car parking spaces are now open. Littleport has recently benefited from a new leisure centre and Littleport and East Cambs …

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Potholes

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At best, potholes are an irritation but at worst they can damage vehicles and pose a serious danger to road users. A number of constituents have contacted me in frustration at the state of our roads in Fenland and I have reported a number of potholes to Cambridgeshire County Council. In January 2017, Cambridgeshire benefitted from a …

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Be heard- CrossCountry rail consultation

Recently I updated constituents on the progress being made on Wisbech Rail. This week, I would like to update constituents in March, Manea and Whittlesey about a CrossCountry rail consultation that will affect the scheduling of trains at your stations for the next 3 years. I will include a link to the consultation below, but …

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Hook Road Residents’ gardens to be safe from speeding drivers

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Last month I wrote to the Chief Director of Economy, Transport and Environment at Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) to raise with the Highways team concerns which residents of Hook Road, Wimblington expressed. Hook Road is a single track road and recently, has suffered from a steep increase in speeding. Drivers have taken to driving on …

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Unacceptable hike in Stagecoach fares

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Over the past couple of weeks, Henry Bellingham MP for North West Norfolk and I have both received numerous complaints from constituents about the sudden rise in Stagecoach bus fares. A hike in fares at the end of March has seen weekly bus passes go up in price by nearly 50%, this places an enormous …

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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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More coaches are needed for the 7.38 AM CrossCountry Service from Manea to Cambridge

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A number of constituents have contacted me to raise concerns over the 7.38 AM CrossCountry Service from Manea to Cambridge. The service is extremely busy, with commuters travelling to Cambridge, holiday makers with large cases making their way to Stansted Airport, alongside passengers, some of which are with bicycles. Despite ongoing, serous overcrowding, there are …

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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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Calls for automated barriers at busy rail crossing

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I am calling for a manned railway crossing to be made automatic and have written to Network Rail asking if there are plans to switch the crossing on Station Road, Whittlesey to an automatic barrier. The move comes amid concerns about delays caused to drivers as a result of the time it takes to manually …

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Questioning time delay on Ely to Sutton cycleway

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It is welcome news that the Ely to Sutton cycleway will be completed within the next fortnight. I questioned why construction of the route was taking so long after being contacted by a resident fed-up with the long tail-backs of traffic caused by the work. Cambridgeshire County Council now assure me that the work will …

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