Yesterday, 09:56

One of most contentious planning applications of recent years – 95 homes off Estover Road, March – will be decided next week amidst furious public opposition.

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James Palmer
Thu, 22:48

It was one of the oddest budget debates of recent times as Fenland Council couldn’t quite find the heart to deliver up a threatened three per cent rise in council tax.

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Will Sutton
Thu, 20:55

Wisbech councillor Virginia Bucknor called today for an investigation into all councillors’ expenses to ensure allegations against a fellow councillor “are not the tip of an iceberg”.

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Simon King
Thu, 11:16

Rarely can a political career have ended so ignominiously- for indeed that must be the inevitable outcome for Councillor Simon King.

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Simon King
Tue, 12:20

Allegations against Wisbech councillor Simon King of inflating mileages, claiming for going 85 miles to Rugby but not on official business, and once claiming return mileage of 10 miles for a meeting a mile from his home, have been revealed.

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Simon King
Friday, February 16, 2018

New Fenland Council leader Chris Seaton has sacked two £8,500 a year cabinet members who backed him but handed the £8,000 a year scrutiny committee chairmanship to the man he defeated.

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Will Sutton
Friday, February 16, 2018

Secret talks were held more than a year ago about the possibility of building an incinerator in Wisbech, we can reveal today.

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Samantha Hoy
Friday, February 9, 2018

Councillors last night opted for what many regard as a safe pair of hands by voting in Chris Seaton as the new leader of Fenland District Council.

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Chris Boden
Friday, February 9, 2018

Less than a year after taking on the multi million pound housing portfolio for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, South Cambs Council leader Peter Topping has parted company with Mayor James Palmer.

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James Palmer
Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wisbech councillor Simon King is fighting for his political career after a decision was taken to refer his expenses claim to a conduct committee made up of mainly Conservative Party colleagues.

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Chris Boden
Friday, January 19, 2018

Widespread community support – including the backing of a district councillor- failed to persuade Fenland planners and now the Planning Inspect to allow a gypsy family to replace caravans with bricks and mortar.

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Environment Agency
Friday, January 12, 2018

News that the Premier League and the FA Facilities Fund has awarded a £650,000 grant to help with a sports facility at Estover will receive only a cautious welcome by the committee set up in March to deliver it.

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Kit Owen
Thursday, January 11, 2018

Council leader Charles Roberts told Transport Secretary Chris Grayling today that he welcomed improvements to Ely North junction but he would continue to “fight the corner” of Queen Adelaide residents fearful of barrier closures.

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Lucy Frazer
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Councillors who refused 32 homes at 28-30 High Street, Manea were described by a Government inspector as offering “unreasonable and untenable” reasons for turning the application down.

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Will Sutton
Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Expected approval of 58 homes at Chatteris will include 15 affordable homes – in stark contrast to an application for 80 homes at Wisbech St Mary where developers are arguing that providing affordable homes is no longer viable.

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Fenland Council
Thursday, December 28, 2017

A developer hoping to build 80 instead of 50 homes on a nine acre site at Wisbech St Mary also wants Fenland Council to strip away affordable housing requirements.

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Fenland Council
Thursday, December 28, 2017

Fenland District Council has been told that a Tory councillor and cabinet member facing claims of expenses irregularities will not be the subject of a police investigation.

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Simon King
Friday, December 22, 2017

Historic England described proposals to create a viewing platform within a newly built community hub at 24 High Street, Wisbech – know as The Gap- as “an interesting and playful addition” to the town centre.

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David Oliver
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Representatives of the ‘crisis over repairs’ hit housing association in Fenland have been called before a special scrutiny meet in the New Year.

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Virginia Bucknor
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

A Fenland councillor and cabinet member facing a police investigation over his expenses was suspended by the ruling Conservative group after his offer to step down was refused.

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Sam Hoy
Friday, December 8, 2017

Fenland councillor Simon King says he is “astonished” that a council investigation into alleged irregularities in his expenses claims has been passed onto the police.

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Simon King
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Five people caught dropping litter onto Fenland streets and who refused to pay a £75 on the spot fine, will now have to pay £350 each a court has decided.

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Peter Murphy
Sunday, December 3, 2017

A Wisbech store has been allowed to install three internal shutters to protect it from burglars after proposals for external shutters were criticised

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Fenland Council
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

The number of rough sleepers in Wisbech has doubled since the beginning of the year, says Fenland Council.

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Will Sutton
Monday, November 27, 2017

A second deadline looms for anyone interested in taking over the arson hit Mepal Outdoor Sports Centre.

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East Cambridgeshire District Council
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Three of the organisations involved in the Wisbech Access Study say they are surprised by concerns raised by MP Steve Barclay because funding was secured to progress both rail and road projects for the town.

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Steve Barclay
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

MP Steve Barclay claims a major study on the future transport needs of Wisbech is flawed and unless it is amended or withdrawn could jeopardise prospects for re-opening the rail link to March.

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Steve Barclay
Friday, November 17, 2017

Fenland Council’s enforcers have been busy this week – but it seems they’ve been caught out by an eagle-eyed member of the public.

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Sam Hoy
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fenland Council is urging the public to report any “unprofessional” behaviour from its ‘litter police’ after a woman claimed two enforcers followed her through March.

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Fenland Council
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

There were some nervous shoppers in March today as the enforcers hired by Fenland Council to change litter dropping habits arrived in town.

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Peter Murphy

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