Hook Road Residents’ gardens to be safe from speeding drivers

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Last month I wrote to the Chief Director of Economy, Transport and Environment at Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) to raise with the Highways team concerns which residents of Hook Road, Wimblington expressed. Hook Road is a single track road and recently, has suffered from a steep increase in speeding. Drivers have taken to driving on …

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Unacceptable hike in Stagecoach fares

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Over the past couple of weeks, Henry Bellingham MP for North West Norfolk and I have both received numerous complaints from constituents about the sudden rise in Stagecoach bus fares. A hike in fares at the end of March has seen weekly bus passes go up in price by nearly 50%, this places an enormous …

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Change the Monday morning bin collection on the A605 to ease Whittlesey congestion

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Residents living along the A605 in Whittlesey currently have their bins collected on a Monday morning at 9am, yet this often causes congestion as commuters have to wait to pass the refuse lorry causing backlogs. Alongside the inconvenience, there is also a safety risk as motorists who get impatient at the delay often attempt to …

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Libraries in North East Cambridgeshire will now be offering “Shelf Help”

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This week saw the launch of The Reading Agency’s Reading Well for Young People scheme. After success with their Reading Books on Prescription scheme, the Reading Agency are expanding it to include a booklist of 35 titles which been developed to provide young people aged 13 to 18 with advice, information and support around common …

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New sports funding delivers 50% increase in tennis membership– but now we need more for the Club to grow further

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A tennis success story is growing in Wisbech, as fantastic work from tennis club members combined with new LTA qualified coaches and first class courts is resulting in a surge in membership amongst all ages. It shows what can be done locally if we match passionate grass roots sports volunteers with state of the art …

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My response to the budget 2016

I listened today to George Osborne’s budget 2016 speech and wanted to provide an update for those who did not have the opportunity to catch it. For those of you with an interest in parliamentary proceedings, the budget will continue to be debated tomorrow, Monday and Tuesday. Whilst the topic of debate tomorrow will be …

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Relief for motorists in Whittlesey as Kings Dyke rail crossing is given the go ahead by planning

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Motorists in Fenland will see journey times reduced following the great news that the long awaited scheme to ease the congestion at Kings Dyke rail crossing has been given the go ahead by the Planning Committee at Cambridgeshire County Council. I have repeatedly campaigned with local Whittlesey Councillors, including Martin Curtis when he was Leader …

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More coaches are needed for the 7.38 AM CrossCountry Service from Manea to Cambridge

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A number of constituents have contacted me to raise concerns over the 7.38 AM CrossCountry Service from Manea to Cambridge. The service is extremely busy, with commuters travelling to Cambridge, holiday makers with large cases making their way to Stansted Airport, alongside passengers, some of which are with bicycles. Despite ongoing, serous overcrowding, there are …

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