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Update plans go in for Tithe Barn scheme at Chatteris with more affordable homes included

Additional affordable housing is to be included in an updated application for a development of up to 1,000 homes, a primary school, local centre and business units on land south east of London Road in Chatteris.

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Cambs County Council leader Councillor Steve Count

Cambridgeshire County Councillors accused of ‘hypocrisy’ over increase to allowances

Councillors at Cambridgeshire County Council and East Cambridgeshire District Council have been accused of hypocrisy after awarding themselves an inflation busting pay rise.

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Highways England East team were in Guyhirn talking about �20million worth of resurfacing and safety schemes along the A47 including at Guyhirn and Wisbech.

Highways England East set to invest £20m in resurfacing and safety schemes on A47 including at Wisbech

Drivers should enjoy a smoother ride along large sections of the A47 later this year when Highways England East undertake resurfacing and safety improvement schemes.

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Sajid Javid Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government at Wisbech Boathouse

Fenland District Council wins £180,000 of government cash to tackle migration issues including homelessness

Fenland has been awarded nearly £180,000 of government cash to help tackle migration issues including creating better community cohesion and migrant homelessness.

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Wisbech mayor Councillor Steve Tierney

Conservatives at Cambridgeshire County Council push through 30 per cent pay rise for councillors but council leader Steve Count argues the ‘numbers are not straight forward’

Wisbech mayor Councillor Steve Tierney was a lone Tory voice yesterday (Tuesday) as the rest of his group at Cambridgeshire County Council voted to give themselves an immediate £2,382 a year pay rise - the equivalent of 30 per cent.

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Councillor Will Sutton recommended postponing a pay rise for Fenland District Councillors.

Fenland District Councillors vote to postpone giving themselves a pay rise for two years

Fenland councillors have voted to postpone giving themselves a pay rise until November 2019 with deputy leader Will Sutton arguing ‘it’s absolutely the right thing to do’.

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Night time flying exercises will take place at the former RAF Holbeach from 11pm on Wednesday until 1am on Thursday.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  0402084W299QUEEN.

Night time flying at Holbeach air weapons range

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that night time flying exercises will take place at the former RAF Holbeach site next week.

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184 fines issued in first month of Tidy Fenland campaign

184 fines issued in first month of Tidy Fenland campaign

Nearly 200 people have been fined in the first month of a new clean-up campaign in Fenland, officials have revealed.

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New Wisbech bus link comes into service

New Wisbech bus link comes into service

A new bus service has been launched in Wisbech.

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Long Sutton Parish Council news.

Long Sutton Parish Council’s ‘olive branch’ on Neighbourhood Plan

Long Sutton Parish Council has left the door open for Gedney and Lutton to be part of its Neighbourhood Plan.

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The Market House, Market Street, Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG220616-112TW.

Long Sutton Parish Council invited to use Market House

The prospect of Long Sutton Parish Council moving its meetings to The Market House is to be discussed later this month.

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Scenes from The Royal Norfolk Show Norwich 2017 (Day 1 Wednesday)
Environment Secretary Michael Gove (right) during his visit to the Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday, he is seen her with Rob Alston (left) (Vice Chairman)

Gove vows to ‘listen’ to farmers during Royal Norfolk Show visit

New to the job Environment Secretary, Michael Gove, was given a damp introduction to the world of farming in the eastern counties when he called in at the Royal Norfolk Show today.

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Fenland District Council leader John Clark

Fenland leader backs University of Peterborough plan

Political leaders in Fenland have backed plans for a multi-million pound funding package to form an independent university in Peterborough.

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Elm to hold Street Pride launch meeting

People in the village of Elm are being given the chance to make a difference to their community by helping to launch Fenland’s latest Street Pride group.

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Fenland District Council leader John Clark

Garden town bid a ‘once in a lifetime’ chance for Wisbech, says council leader

Garden town proposals for Wisbech are a “once in a lifetime” chance to transform the area’s future, council chiefs have claimed.

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£115k Benwick play area opens

£115k Benwick play area opens

Residents and community leaders have celebrated the opening of their new play area, after years of campaigning and fundraising.

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Armed Forces Flag.

Fenland raises flag for Armed Forces Day

The flags are out in Fenland this week as the district marks the ninth annual Armed Forces Day.

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GV of  the Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk, King's Court Hq, Chapel Street King's Lynn

Autumn date for first West Norfolk levy payments

The first payments of a new levy on housing developments in West Norfolk are expected to be made this autumn, councillors have heard.

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Local MP Elizabeth Truss cuts the first turf for a new �1m community centre being built in Marshland St James. LtoR - Andy Stephens OBE vice chair of MDCSC, Lee Chapman chairman of Marshland St James and district community and sports centre (MDCSC), Elizabeth Truss MP, Sue Askew Chair of parish council and Leader of Borough Council Cllr Brian Long

MP launches work on £1m Marshland Hall

A turf-cutting ceremony has taken place today, ahead of building work on a new £1 million sports and community complex in Marshland St James.

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Election Count gets underway at Lynnsport King's Lynn
Elizabeth Truss

West Norfolk MP moved to Treasury role in new government

Re-elected South West Norfolk MP Elizabeth Truss has been given a new government role following last week’s general election.

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