Reopening The Railway pub in Whittlesey

Opening of The Railway at Whittlesey 2 Steve Barclay, Jacob Davies, Molly Riseley, Jemma Burgess and Simon Bains

The Railway in Whittlesey reopens this weekend after a £300,000 refurbishment by Heineken, one of their largest investments in the country, and the relaunched pub looks fantastic. Yesterday l was shown around by Landlord Simon Baines and got to pull the first pint, using the new Heineken Smart Dispenser which ensures each pint is of …

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An update on the national school funding formula

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A number of school head teachers have been working closely with me in recent weeks on the issue of school funding and I thought it helpful to provide an update. The first point to make is that the government consultation on school funding only closed this week and so no final decisions have been made. …

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NAO confirms it will now investigate Cambridgeshire funding body – as the LEP’s own response descends into farce

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Sir Amyas Morse, Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office (NAO), has confirmed in a letter to me that the NAO will now investigate the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) following the concerns I raised over its governance and value for money. The NAO has further confirmed that the Department …

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Requesting a National Audit Office investigation into the LEP following new conflict of interests concerns

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I have written in my capacity as the Member of Parliament for North East Cambridgeshire to the Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office, Sir Amyas Morse, asking for an investigation to be launched into the governance of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Cambridge City Deal. I …

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LEP Chair and Chief Executive blame top Cambridgeshire County Council official for Wisbech Rail delays

The beleaguered Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Chairman Mark Reeve and Chief Executive Neil Darwin have made damning allegations against Cambridgeshire County Council over the lack of progress on Wisbech Rail. The LEP allege that the County Council ignored the LEP on Wisbech Rail for over a year, however they managed to …

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