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ENGINEERS SET TO WORK OVERNIGHT ON FENLAND SCHEME ENGINEERS are due to work overnight next week for three nights as part of a scheme to improve safety at the A141/ A605 junction near March. Resurfacing and road marking work will be carried out on T
ENGINEERS SET TO WORK OVERNIGHT ON FENLAND SCHEME
ENGINEERS are due to work overnight next week for three nights as part of a scheme to improve safety at the A141/ A605 junction near March.
Resurfacing and road marking work will be carried out on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights (June 12, 13, 14) from 8pm to 5am to minimise disruption to traffic during the day.
The roadworks are part of a £500,000 traffic signal scheme to improve safety at the junction.
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Once finished the scheme will use intelligent traffic signals which are designed to adjust to reduce queuing and are already used successfully on the A10 near Waterbeach.
Project Manager for Cambridgeshire County Council, Adrian Khan says "The resurfacing and lining works are a vital part of this safety scheme, and we have scheduled them to take place overnight to try and minimise disruption as much as possible for motorists. However, we are asking people to leave plenty of time for their journeys and we apologise for any inconvenience caused."
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During the overnight works temporary traffic signals will be used.
SUPERMARKET WORKER SPAT AT BY TEENAGER SHE CHALLENGED
A SUPERMARKET worker, who was spat at when she questioned a teenager trying to buy alcohol, was awarded £30 compensation by magistrates this week.
Victoria Cousins was working in Somerfield at Wisbech when she asked Lewis Marsh to provide proof of his age.
"He ranted and spat in her face," prosecutor Andrew Williams told Fenland magistrates.
Marsh, 19, of St John's Road, March, had earlier admitted assault. He was given a 12-month community order, with 80 hours of unpaid work, and must take part in an education, training and employment programme with the probation service.
NEW RECRUITS GET WARRANT CARDS FROM CHIEF
CAMBRIDGESHIRE'S Chief Constable Julie Spence has presented newly-recruited police officers with their warrant cards.
Four of the 23 new constables are from Fenland and will be sent out on the streets of Cambridgeshire to tackle crime under the supervision of their tutors.
n Former truck driver Stuart Cooper, from Wisbech.
n Stuart Howson, from Wisbech, who previously worked as an RAF police officer.
n Steven Surtees, from Chatteris.
n Ross White, from March.
The student officers were sworn into the force at an official ceremony at police headquarters in Huntingdon.
A GOVERNMENT minister will visit McCain Foods in Whittlesey to find out how the plant runs on alternative energy.
Malcolm Wicks, the Minister for Energy, will visit on Tuesday, exactly six months after three wind turbines were launched to power the site.
McCain became the first major UK manufacturer to power a facility of its size using alternative energy sources.
Its turbines and a new specialist anaerobic lagoon provide up to 70 per cent of the factory's annual need, which is enough electricity to power 7,000 houses a year
TEENAGER CHARGED WITH IMITATION FIREARM OFFENCE
TEENAGER Matthew Hampshire has been charged with possessing an imitation firearm in Wisbech.
Hampshire, 19, of Balding Close, is alleged to have had a black plastic imitation self-loading pistol in Lynn Road on April 22.
When Hampshire failed to attend Wisbech courthouse on Wednesday, a warrant was issued for his arrest, not backed with bail.
A PUBLIC Inquiry will be held later this month into the development of land in March.
Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire and Fenland estate agent Freddie Grounds wants to build 13 homes in Gaul Road which fronts Oxbow Crescent.
The public inquiry will be held at the Oliver Cromwell Hotel in March on Tuesday June 17 from 10am.
COURT TOLD OF DOUBLE DECKER OFFENCE BY DRIVER
A 23-year-old man has denied driving a single decker bus without due care and attention during an incident at the Old Market in Wisbech, when a car was damaged.
Duane Wye, of Allens Drove, has also denied failing to stop after the accident on January 17, and failing to report the incident to the police.
The date of his trial will be set by Fenland magistrates at a hearing on July 1.
FENLAND MAN ACCUSED OF RUNNING CANNABIS FACTORY
A GOREFIELD man accused of running a cannabis factory with an expected yield of between £12,000 and £17,000 is to face trial at Cambridge Crown Court.
Peter Campen, 41, of Cattle Dyke, is accused of producing 917 grams and 78 plants on or before March 27.
He is further charged with possessing 344.09 grams of cannabis with intent to supply, and possessing 10.776 grams of cannabis.