The Inside Track on Wisbech 2020

Wisbech 2020 was set up to ensure that Wisbech has a long-term strategy across four main areas: Education and skills; Health; Well-being and cohesion, and; Infrastructure, the built environment and local economy. It has already helped to deliver a number of positive schemes and improvements and continues to attract investment for a wide range of …

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Wisbech Goes Underground!

Wisbech Tunnels

Underneath Wisbech are a series of tunnels from the days when the town was a major port. The underground spaces were used to store and move goods leaving and entering the town by boat along the Brink. Having raised the potential for economic growth and increased tourism if the tunnels were to be reopened, I …

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Bereavement Support Payment One Year On

Losing a loved one is devastating and it is right we provide people with easily accessible support to help them through the difficult period following bereavement. That’s why, just over a year ago the Conservatives introduced Bereavement Support Payment (BSP). BSP is provided for 18 months after a loved one dies and consists of an …

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Manea to be the Site of Leading Wireless Network Services

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Waldon Telecom are looking to improve mobile and broadband services in our area by installing a base station in Manea.  However, as always with these installations, it has to provided in the right place and Waldon Telecom are consulting with parish councillors and residents. As you can see from the graphics, the base station, will improve …

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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?


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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