As part of MP Steve Barclay’s work to encourage reading during the school holidays, his office has raised over 2,000 new books for Year 4 children which are in the process of being distributed throughout North East Cambridgeshire.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer met with Chancellor Philip Hammond to press the case for “significant investment” in the region - including the dualling of the A47, removing the rail infrastructure bottleneck around Ely and improving the A14.
Law chief Quentin Baker’s abrupt departure from Cambridgeshire County Council comes only weeks ahead of publication of a 288 pages, 71,000 words and £100,000 investigation into Fenland Association for Community Transport (FACT).
The body responsible for 102 GP practices across Cambridgeshire is under fire from MP and health minister Steve Barclay after reporting a tripling of its previously agreed annual deficit to £48.2million.
Agents acting for St John’s College, Cambridge, today withdrew the application to build 95 homes at Estover, March, following exposure by this newspaper of a flawed consultation process over NHS requirements.
Its construction department was awarded part of a £200 million contract before Christmas by the county council for schools building but in Fenland, Morgan Sindall’s social housing maintenance continues to leave residents without heating.
MPs accused Mark Reeve- who quit in December as chairman of the Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Cambridgeshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) – of a “cover up” over a £20 million factory move from Chatteris to Alconbury.
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.
It was the £500,000 investment that sparked a neighbouring MP’s fury but the result was an agric-tech innovation hub that is attracting massive interest – and has now hosted a visit by East Cambs councillor.