Dropping by March’s own doggy day care

Steve Barclay and Nikki Hopkin at Canine Creche 1

It is always a joy to hear of new businesses opening and thriving in our area and Nikki and her Canine Crèche in March are no exception. I recently popped by, with my own dog, to have a look around her fantastic facilities and to find out more about dogs get up to whilst at …

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Making travel easier for Chatteris pensioners

Reply from CCC Transport re Chatteris Bus Pass change-page-001

Several pensioners from Chatteris recently informed me that travel from Chatteris to Cambridge was becoming increasingly more difficult due to changes to the bus timetables. The no. 9 bus which previously ran hourly switched to a two hourly service in January, this has had a major impact on the lives of pensioners living in Chatteris. …

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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


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


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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