Prizes for Summer Reading Champions in March, Chatteris and Wisbech

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It is with great pleasure I announce the top 5 schools who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge this year are: Westwood Primary School (March) Peckover Primary School (Wisbech) Glebelands Primary Academy (Chatteris) Burrowmoor Primary School (March) Kingsfield Primary School (Chatteris) Congratulations to all the children who completed the challenge and of course to …

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£100 million Investment for Children’s Hospital in Cambridgeshire


The Conservatives have announced today an investment of up to £100million for Cambridge Children’s Hospital which will deliver a Children’s Hospital in our County together with University research in one site. This is part of £1bn extra capital funding being announced across England. It comes on top of the £20.5bn per year extra funding for …

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£25.536 Million Investment to Expand Hinchingbrooke Hospital

Hinchingbrooke Hospital

The Conservatives have just announced a new investment of up to £25.536 million funding to expand Hinchingbrooke Hospital, which will deliver adequate and safe bed capacity and ensure the estate is compliant and safe. This is a very welcome development which follows on from the recent work at North Cambs Hospital which has just completed …

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Work Begins at Kings Dyke Crossing Whittlesey

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Great to see work starting on the Kings Dyke crossing which will be a major boost to Whittlesey. It is an issue I have campaigned on as have many others locally. The first job is dealing with some power cables, and residents will also notice some fencing going up.  

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Recruitment Boost for Local Schools

Headteachers often tell me that recruiting and retaining good teaching staff is a key challenge. As one of the twelve national opportunity areas following my intervention with the Department for Education, we are now seeing a number of schemes coming through to help local schools. One is A grant of up to £10,000 for recruitment …

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The Latest on Wisbech Rail

Wisbech Rail progress continues with news the Cambridgeshire Combined Authority board approved the business case this week. Mott MacDonald will now do a detailed engineering study including station location, signalling, timetable and other feasibility issues.

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Becoming Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

It is a great honour to be asked by the Prime Minister to join the cabinet, as Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. On Sunday 25th November the UK and EU agreed both a Withdrawal Agreement to settle the terms of our exit, and a Political Declaration setting the framework for our future …

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Wisbech Tennis Club are Causing a Racquet


Following the two new clay courts several years ago, Wisbech Tennis Club has continued to innovate and grow its membership. Now the club is turning attention to the two remaining grass courts and a tender is going out shortly so that they can clarify how much this work will cost as part of putting in …

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