Up to £10.5m unlocked for the next phase of Wisbech Rail

wisbech rail eric pickles letter

Below: click to enlarge Two key letters from Government Ministers, including one on the last day of Parliament, have unlocked access to a further £10.5m of funding to progress the Wisbech rail scheme. After I drew the progress and significant potential of the Wisbech rail scheme to the attention of the Secretary of State for …

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Calling for answers over late trains


After being contacted by a constituent complaining of the poor service provided by Cross Country Trains from March to Cambridge I am calling on the train company to explain why its Cambridge service has such a poor track record for being on time. The woman, who did not want to be named, kept a daily …

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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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Fenland must lead the charge for electric points

I am urging Fenland District Council to get its bid in for government funding currently up for grabs for electric car charging points. Wisbech St Mary Nissan dealership J S Holmes have secured agreement from the car manufacturer to provide a number of recharging points across the constituency, but funding is needed for installation. A …

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North East Cambs priority funding victory on potholes

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Fenland’s roads have received the lion’s share of cash spent on repairing potholes by Cambridgeshire County Council it has been revealed. In fact drivers in East Cambridgeshire and Fenland should be enjoying a smoother ride thanks to a £580,000 investment by the council over the past year. The highways department have repaired 3,100 potholes across …

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Gathering momentum for Wisbech rail-link


Plans to re-open Wisbech rail-link took another step along the track to becoming a reality this week when it was revealed the business case is now almost double that of HS2. This is a sensational announcement and will help the scheme to progress faster than previously anticipated. The announcement that the economic case for the …

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£38 million government boost for local economic growth

Ely Southern Bypass Visualisation

Above: Ely Southern Bypass Visualisation It was announced today that our area has received a very welcome £38 million of government funding. The Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has secured the major funding boost via the second phase of its Growth Deal negotiations with government Today’s announcement is great news and will help …

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Speak up for better rail service


With Peter Wilkinson, the Department for Transport’s franchising director Residents have the chance to add their voice to my push for a better rail service across the district when a new contract is drawn up. Consultation on the next East Anglia franchise, which includes the service between Ipswich and Peterborough taking in Manea, March and …

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