Broadband letter Feb 2018

As a local MP, I keep making the case for more investment for our area, including to improve internet connection which makes a big difference in rural areas. One such case is the funding for Local Full Fibre, as this letter shows

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The Gap – Wisbech

The Gap in Wisbech left to right Steve Barclay MP, Taleyna Fletcher, Gary Garford and David Oliver

After securing a £1.9 million grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the dilapidated building which was formerly Cook’s Butchers is to be transformed into a multi-use public viewing platform after standing empty for over 30 years. The project named ‘The Gap’ is estimated to cost in the region of £300,000-£350,000, with the rest of …

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Closure Threat to Unity School in Wisbech


Many parents have contacted me with concerns about the proposed closure of Unity School in Wisbech. As this school is an Academy I understand that any movement of the students needs to be approved by the Regional Schools Commissioner and I have asked her to meet with me as a priority. I have also written …

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Rural Broadband

The Government has announced plans to boost mobile and broadband connectivity in rural areas using church spires. The use of these churches to host digital infrastructure will help to deliver our commitment for everyone to get good quality mobile connectivity where they live, work and travel. For rural communities, this means better access to online …

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Chatteris Tennis Club


A team of 8 players from Chatteris St Peters Tennis Club enjoyed a very special day in London on Saturday  17th Feb 2018 at the GB National Tennis Centre, competing with former GB Tennis stars in a 24 hour sponsored Tennisathon. The Team from Chatteris represented all ages and abilities of membership at the Club …

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Opportunity Area Programme will Accelerate the Progress of Children and Young People in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire

Steve Barclay MP, Jon Lewis – Direct of Education, Cambs County Council, Tricia Pritchard Chair of the Fenland and East Cambs Opportunity Area Partnership

The Department for Education’s Opportunity Area programme board have announced that they aim to ensure that the percentage of children eligible for free school meals achieving at least the expected standard in the Early Years Foundation Stage in reading and speaking will exceed the national average by 2021. They also aim to halve the attainment …

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NHS 70 Awards

NHS 70 Graphic

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. That’s why I’m looking for local …

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