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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Welcoming £39,626.40 for two new minibuses for Rosmini Centre Wisbech

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Fantastic news that the Rosmini Centre, Wisbech has secured £39,626.40 of funding from the governments Community Transport Minibus fund. The funding has provided for two minibuses, which is the maximum available through the fund and were delivered last month. The Rosmini Centre are one of 300 local charities and community groups in England which have …

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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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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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