An Update from Chatteris Tennis Club

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A team from Chatteris Tennis Club will be competing against a team of past and present GB Tennis Players in a 24 hour sponsored Tennisathon at the National Tennis Centre, SW London 17th/18th Feb 2018. The event is organised by “Bright Ideas for Tennis”, a charity set up to assist Clubs to raise funds to …

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Pride in Fenland Awards 2018

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Volunteers and carers play vital roles within our society, helping others with practical tasks, such as cooking, housework and shopping to providing emotional support and physical care. Show your appreciation for these local community heroes, and give them the recognition they deserve by nominating the men, women and young people who make a difference to …

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College of West Anglia wins Grant in the Pilot Round of the Government’s Strategic College Improvement Fund (SCIF).

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I think we all recognise the importance of colleges to their local communities, particularly in rural communities such as ours. I am delighted that the College of West Anglia has been successful in its application for a grant in the pilot round of the Government’s Strategic College Improvement Fund (SCIF). This means that College of …

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100 Years of Votes for Women

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In celebration of 100 years since females got the right to vote, March Museum is hosting a small temporary display running until the end of February entitled, “The Campaign for Votes for Women in March Cambridgeshire”. The display is presented by Sue Slack, a local historian, in collaboration with David Edwards, March Museum’s archivist. The …

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Teach First is Looking to Partner with Fenland Schools

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An issue a number of headteachers have raised with me is the challenge of teacher recruitment and retention, particularly given our rural location. I raised this with the Schools Minister Nick Gibb MP as part of the grounds for securing Opportunity Area status, and spoke with the then Chief Executive of Teach First Brett Wigdortz …

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HMP Whitemoor and Carillion

People sometimes ask about my role as a Government Minister and one area I have been involved in recently is attending the ministerial Cobra meetings in response to Carillion going into liquidation. Whilst I have been attending these meetings on behalf of the Department of Health, as a constituency MP I am keen to ensure …

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Ever Wanted to Teach?

If you have ever thought about working or teaching in a nursery, primary, secondary or special needs school in our area then now is a great time to find out more, as two information evenings have been organised. Fenland and East Cambs is one of the Government’s twelve Education Opportunity Areas, which is a scheme …

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Fenland leads the way in helping people to get active

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Active Fenland is leading the way in helping people to get active which is both good for their health and provides good fun through taking up new hobbies. This afternoon I had the pleasure of seeing first-hand the fantastic impact Active Fenland has had on our community since 2015, after I secured £250,000 for the …

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