Funding Agreement for Gorefield Primary School

Gorefield school logo

I received correspondence from the Department of Education this week to inform me that a Funding Agreement has been made to allow Gorefield Primary School to become a sponsored academy with Godmanchester Community Education Trust. Academies form an integral part of the Government’s education policy to raise attainment for all children and to bring about …

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Ground-breaking new measures to improve patient safety in the NHS – part of making the NHS the safest healthcare system in the world

- New research commissioned by the Department for Health and Social Care shows that medication errors may cause around 1,700 deaths a year in the NHS, and could even contribute to up to 22,000 deaths each year. – To combat this, we are introducing ground breaking new safety measures. These include new systems linking prescribing …

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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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