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A47 improvement plans ‘insufficient’, Cambridgeshire mayor warns

Not enough is being done to improve the main route through West Norfolk and Fenland, a senior political figure has warned.

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Jamie Cook presents his petition to Fenland District Council.

Fenland District Council agrees tougher action to tackle street drinking in Wisbech

Mr Cook told the full council meeting the petition was not political and said: “Friends, family and neighbours are telling us they are worried, telling us they are scared.”

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A renewed planning application has been made to convert 17 Leverington Road Wisbech in an HMO for up to 16 people.

More bathroom facilities included in renewed bid for an HMO at Leverington Road Wisbech

A renewed bid to turn a five bedroom property in Leverington Road, Wisbech into a nine-bedroom house of multiple occupation (HMO) has been made following a failed appeal.

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David Bays, Chairman of Tydd St Mary Village Hall Committee.
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TYDD ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL NEWS: Village hall’s ‘last ditch’ bid for help

Tydd St Mary Village Hall trustees are to make a “last ditch attempt” to secure its future by recruiting new volunteers.

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Dossier on Japanese knotweed was presented to Fenland District Council by Councillor Virginia Bucknor.

Knotweed could grow into a major bill for Fenland Council warns Wisbech councillor Virginia Bucknor

Fenland District Council could face a bill for millions of pounds unless it acts to control a problem plant that is currently taking hold across the area.

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Tydd St Mary Parish Council news.

TYDD ST MARY PARISH COUNCIL NEWS: Football club and council enjoy better relationship

Improved relations between Tydd St Mary Football Club and parish councillors are signs that the village is moving in the “right direction”.

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Coun MIke Cornwell is chairing a Fenland District Council task force looking at ways to improve standards in rented accommodation in Wisbech.

Chance for Wisbech landlords, tenants and community to have their say on rented housing issues

Wednesday (13) sees a chance for Wisbech landlords, their tenants and the wider community have their say on how to improve standards in the private rented sector in the town.

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Picture shows the differences currently between funding per pupil per
year in different locations around the UK.

Time to demand a fairer deal from the government for Cambridgeshire pupils

School pupils in Cambridgeshire are being short changed by government funding for education in the county and now the public is being urged to lobby for change.

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Wisbech Town Council is now 100 per cent Conservative run.

Total wipe-out - Conservatives make a clean sweep in Wisbech Town Council by-election

Wisbech Town Council has three new faces and is now 100 per cent Tory run following the Waterlees Village by-election.

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A bid has been made for government funding to improve the Broadend Road junction on the A47 at Wisbech - which in turn will help unlock land for housing.

Bid could help safety at A47 Broadend Road blackspot and unlock sites for homes and jobs in Wisbech

Bids have been made for government cash that could see road improvements in Wisbech including to a well-known accident blackspot on th

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Murrow Children's Centre is set for closure under proposals to shake-up the service across the county.

Children’s centre closures such as the one at Murrow are about better services - not cutbacks

The loss of two children’s centres in Fenland including one at Murrow is “definitely not about cutbacks” says Cambridgeshire County Council leader Steve Count.

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Couns Laura Eldridge and Jacy Tyrrell, South Holland District Council members for Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG150517-151TW.

Councillors launch new surgeries in Long Sutton

Long Sutton district councillors Laura Eldridge and Jack Tyrrell have launched a new series of monthly surgeries at the town’s Market House in Market Street.

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Highways England is consulting on plans to upgrade Guyhirn roundabout on the A47.

£16m scheme to increase size of Guyhirn roundabout to ease bottleneck will start by 2020 and take around two years to complete says Highways England

Work on a £16 million scheme to improve traffic flow and safety at the Guyhirn roundabout on the A47 will begin within the next two or three and will take around two years to complete.

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Polling cards have gone out for a referendum on March Neighbourhood Plan sparking confusion among voters.

March Neighbourhood Plan referendum leaves voters puzzled prompting press statements from the town and Fenland District Councils

Polling cards dropping through letter boxes across March for a referendum that is set to cost around £15,000 have caused massive confusion for voters unsure what they are voting for when they go to the polls on September 7.

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Work could start on Gaul Road traffic lights by the end of the year.

Traffic lights and re-surfacing for Gaul Road March could start before December says local councillor

Work could start by the end of the year on installing traffic lights at an accident blackspot along the March by-pass says county councillor for March.

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Police and Crime Commissioner Hustings at Wisbech 
Jason Ablewhite

Cambridgehire and Peterborough Fire Authority urge public to vote no to police and crime commissioner taking on dual role

The public is being urged to say no to Cambridgeshire’s police and crime commissioner also taking control of the county’s Fire Authority.

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Consultation underway on future of Fenland's children's centres.

Child centres set for change

Consultation is underway on the future of children’s centres across Cambridgeshire with proposals that will see provision change in Fenland including the loss of two centres.

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Wisbech bandstand is re-open for music after a �62,000 refurbishment.

Bandstand gets a note worthy make-over

Wisbech Park bandstand has been restored to its former Edwardian glory following a £62,000 refurbishment which included a new thief proof roof.

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Government’s £3.5m for Fen road repairs

Around 42 miles (65.9km) of drought damaged fen roads are to be repaired thanks to £3.5million of government funding.

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The Market House in Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
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LONG SUTTON PARISH COUNCIL: Decisive vote to hold meetings at the Market House

Long Sutton Parish Council has voted to move its meetings to the Market House after accepting an invitation from volunteers and trustees.

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