Wimblington fly tipping eyesore gets a clear up

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Residents in Wimblington blighted by fly tipping on Hook Road should notice a recent improvement after I flagged their concerns to Fenland Council. Fly tipping is a real menace locally and I have consistently called for prosecutions, including helping to secure covert cameras which resulted in a marked increase in successful enforcement action.  Yet incidents locally …

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This Week Cambridge Community Services has Announced They are Investing £8 million in Improvements to the North Cambs Hospital Site

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This is welcome news, and follows four years of campaigning for services to be strengthened at North Cambs. Four years ago I launched the Treat Me Local campaign which pushed for investment in three sites, the North Cambs, Doddington and Ely hospital sites. This included bringing more services offered in major hospitals closer to home. …

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Do you know a military veteran in need of support?

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Hundreds of military veterans are set to benefit from a nationwide scheme to tackle the most complex mental health needs of ex-armed forces personnel, launched at the beginning of the month by NHS England. The Veterans’ Mental Health Complex Treatment Service has been designed after veterans and their families from across England were invited to …

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King’s Dyke Ready for Next Step

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The current flood closures of the B1040 north of Whittlesey and of North Bank Road once again highlight the importance of progressing King’s Dyke crossing, which I continue to raise with Cambridgeshire County Council who have overall responsibility for the scheme. The next step involves drilling test bore holes on the A605 and a traffic order …

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46 Bus Update

Following an update from County Councillor Steve Tierney, I am pleased that the remainder of the 46 bus route will be in the interim, funded by the County Council from 30th April. Whilst the service will only be funded until late August, it gives the Council adequate time to find a suitably priced alternative service …

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Cavalry Primary School win Pool Party!

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Year 5 pupils at Cavalry Primary school, March have won a free pool party at The George Campbell Centre. The pool party has been won as part of last year’s Read to Succeed campaign and has kindly been donated by Fenland District Council. 2017 was a record breaking year for Read to Succeed thanks to …

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NHS 70 Awards

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The NHS turns 70 this year, and continues to be a source of pride in North East Cambridgeshire and across the country, but it would be nothing without the skill, dedication and compassion of NHS staff, as well as the many volunteers, charities and communities that support the service. Myself and other MPs in England …

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Quarter of a Million Pound Recruitment Boost for Local Schools

Head teachers often explain to me the difficulty of recruiting teachers in our area. I am therefore pleased to announce that the Department for Education’s Opportunity Area programme will be awarding twenty-five £10,000 grants to schools who will be recruiting teachers in September 2018. The grants are designed to allow the school to pick from …

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Minor Injury Units

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As many people know I have campaigned to ensure we maintain our Minor Injury Units and modernise them to bring more localised healthcare into the area, reducing the number of people to go into hospital. Of our 3 MIU sites, Ely is making the best progress as can be seen in the attached report. I …

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