Requesting a National Audit Office investigation into the LEP following new conflict of interests concerns


I have written in my capacity as the Member of Parliament for North East Cambridgeshire to the Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office, Sir Amyas Morse, asking for an investigation to be launched into the governance of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Cambridge City Deal. I …

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Steve meets super storytime volunteers


Super volunteers like Jane Hipkin run groups such as Storytime at our local libraries, which offers a great introduction to the wonderful world of books for young children. I popped into Littleport Library to meet the volunteers and staff who offer these services and they informed me that they also offer a Lego Club on …

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Playtime at Little One’s


The importance of retaining the walk in element at Princess of Wales MIU in Ely was made ever clearer when I visited Littleport Children’s Centre to speak with parents, staff and volunteers. Littleport Children’s centre is a fantastic resource for families, often signposting areas of support which can be accessed for children additional needs, amongst …

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Mellymade Designs opens in Littleport


Best of luck to Melanie Missin, Textile Artist, Tutor and owner of a new sewing shop, Mellymade Designs in Littleport. Melanie has been offering sewing workshops from her home, the success of which has prompted her to open Mellymade Designs. It is always a joy to see entrepreneurial spirit in North East Cambridgeshire and I …

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Awarding Whittlesey Summer Reading Champions


As part of the Read to Succeed campaign this summer, I encouraged children to participate in the Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge at their local library. I was pleased to present certificates at the completion ceremony to those children successfully completed the challenge and read six books this summer at Whittlesey library. The Summer Reading …

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Chip off the old block- Littleport father and son celebrate 20 years in business together


On Friday I had the pleasure of visiting Isle of Ely Produce in Littleport. Father and son, John and Oliver Boutwood have celebrated over 20 years in business together and their hard work supplying prominent food manufacturers and fish and chips shops has paid off. During these years, they have distributed 30 million bags of …

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New prize added to Read to Succeed: Signed copy of David Walliams new book

David Williams book 1

Inspired by Roald Dahls Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, mixed in amongst all the donated books for Read to Succeed, will be one copy of David Walliams new book, The Worlds Worst Children, signed by the author himself and illustrator Tony Ross. All year 4 children from across the constituency have a chance to win …

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Tesco Wisbech Donate to Read to Succeed

Jodie Goward Wisbech Tesco

Another donation to the Read to Succeed campaign, which aims to receive enough donations of news books to give every year 4 child in North East Cambridgeshire a new book in time for the summer holidays. Tesco Wisbech have kindly donated a selection of books which they currently stock and should anyone wish to donate, …

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A golden opportunity for local funding – but will we miss out to the rest of Cambridgeshire for a third time?

A third major funding round has just been announced by the Government for Local Enterprise Partnerships. This means potentially large sums of money for local transport schemes and business expansion. Yet to date most of the money awarded to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership from the previous two rounds of funding has gone …

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