Keeping constituents on track with Wisbech Rail plans

Wisbech Rail Graphic REPRO

Will the Wisbech Rail Link actually happen? A question I often get asked by constituents. Funding for the next phase of engineering assessments have now been agreed at a cost of £3.2 million. Fenland District Council also confirmed last week that they agreed to my recommendation to amend their proposed road schemes in Wisbech to …

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Read to Succeed 2018

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This week, I launched my Read to Succeed Campaign which aims to raise enough money to buy a new reading book for every Year 4 child in North East Cambridgeshire. The initiative, supported by the Bishop of Ely, teachers, businesses and community groups, ensures that every Year 4 child in North East Cambridgeshire can have …

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How can Stagecoach justify a 50p per day increase per student fare, when the current service is being subsidised by Cambridgeshire County Council?

Stagecoach

As the route is split across Cambridgeshire and Norfolk County Boundaries, with both Councils paying for the service, where is this money going? Why did County Council Officers not fix the price for the April-August interim contract when the contract was drawn up? These are all questions that need answering, and I am awaiting responses …

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A win for residents as rogue landlord is prosecuted

Residents at Grove Park residential caravan park in Wisbech have faced a torid time, having been let down time and again by terrible site management from Countrywide Homes. It has been one of the most frustrating cases I have been dealing with locally, as the residents have been decent and honest throughout but constantly let …

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The Conservatives go hunting for loan sharks

loan sharks

The Conservatives have announced plans to crack down on loan sharks to help and protect the most vulnerable, as we build a fairer economy and a more caring society. Some lenders are taking hard-earned cash from the pockets of the most vulnerable. These criminals use callous methods to enforce repayment and victims are often subjected to …

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Pot holes hit close to home

Pot holes Algores Way 1

My flat car tyre this week – probably from one of the many local pot holes – re-inforces the point I have been making for weeks that we must ensure Cambs County Council invests the extra money it has been awarded by the Government specifically for pot holes in improvements in Fen roads. I am …

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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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