Wisbech Access Study

The Wisbech Access Scheme involves spending £10.5 million allocated by Government which has the scope to significantly improve local transport. How this money is spent is currently subject to a public consultation by Fenland District Council, which closes on Monday.  I am concerned that constituents are being asked to give views on a transport package …

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An example of a Parliament working as it should

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At Treasury questions in the House of Commons, the Labour MP Thangam Debbonaire raised with me the difficulty some refugees have in opening a bank account. In particular, a form of identification provided by the Home Office to those here legally was not being accepted by some high street bank branches. The issue had not …

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Wisbech Job Café

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In February last year I attended the opening of Wisbech Job Café held at the Queen Mary Centre and run by Luminus. At the Wisbech 2020 Vision Summit I made the welcome discovery that since January this year the Wisbech Job Café has helped 130 people get a new job. This trend is reflected in …

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Another successful year for Read to Succeed

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I am pleased to announce that Read to Succeed has had another successful year and the campaign is going from strength to strength. Thanks to the kind donations from our community, over 2,500 children received a new book just in time for the school summer holidays, that is 1,000 more books than were donated last …

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Wisbech 2020

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It was a pleasure to attend the 5th Wisbech 2020 Summit at Thomas Clarkson Academy. Over 100 representatives from public, private and voluntary sectors came together to celebrate and update what the project has achieved. This year this has included £6.5 million from the Combined Authority to progress the Garden Town project, including £500,000 to progress …

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Fenland and East Cambridgeshire Opportunity Area Chair Announced

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 I welcome the announcement that the new Chair of the Fenland and East Cambs Opportunity Area Partnership board will be Tricia Pritchard. Since the Department of Education’s announcement in January that Fenland and East Cambridgeshire were going to be one of just twelve areas in the country to be designated as an “Opportunity Area”, department …

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Update: Transport Infrastructure in Fenland

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Transport infrastructure is something constituents contact me about regularly, and I am pleased that our new Mayor of Cambridgeshire, James Palmer, has, under devolution, brought extra funding to this area for numerous projects. Funds are now being allocated by Mayor Palmer and so far this has included an extra £1.25 million to look at the …

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Backing British farmers

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I am pleased to support the local community and National Farmers’ Union in the ‘Back British Farming’ campaign day today. Farming is the backbone of the rural economy and supports a number of businesses across the constituency as well as making a huge contribution to North East Cambridgeshire. The Fens are home to over 4000 …

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Fixing Domino’s broken window

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For what feels like many months I have been driving past Domino’s in Wisbech with its boarded-up window and wondering why it hasn’t been fixed. I am sure I am not the only one to have been frustrated by this. So I have been in touch with Domino’s to make the point that this needs fixing and work is well overdue. I am …

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