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Update on Burdett House

Over recent weeks I have been contacted by the families of residents at Burdett House, a retirement and assisted living facility in Histon run by the charity Abbeyfield, with regards to concerns about its planned closure date, and how this will affect elderly residents and their efforts to find n

Have your say on the North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

The draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan is open for consultation and the Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service wants to hear your views about the proposed new low-carbon city district located in North East Cambridge.

COVID's Community volunteers

So many people have helped out others in so many ways during the pandemic. I was so pleased to have an opportunity to meet with a few of those who have gone beyond the call of duty. In Fordham Cilla Palmer who runs the Fordham timebank has worked so hard.

Visit to Ely Foodbank

Last week I visited the Ely Foodbank to meet with volunteers and to help parcel up some food. It was great to see how they are using technology to improve their service and to meet many of the young volunteers.

2020 Parliamentary Debating Competition

The Parliamentary Debating Competition is an annual highlight for me, and despite COVID, this year's competition still went ahead virtually. This year's topic was 'why politics matters,' and it was interesting to hear the thought-provoking and persuasive entries.

Visit to Ely's small businesses

It is fantastic to see South East Cambridgeshire's businesses reopening after lockdown and last week I did some shopping in Ely and chatted to owners of many independent stores. It was great to see how they have made their shops safe for customers to return.

Visit to Cambridgeshire Volunteer Hub

Last week it was great to meet volunteers at the Cambridgeshire Volunteer Hub and to thank them for their fantastic work during the Coronavirus lockdown.

University of Cambridge awarded Government funding

I'm delighted to hear that the University of Cambridge, together with its project consortium has been awarded a share of £16 million in total of Government funding, £3 million from Cancer Research UK and £20.5 million of private sector funding to achieve better, earlier diagnoses for a range of l

Visit to Ely Cathedral

Its been a really difficult time for those of all faiths, with places of worship closed as a result of Coronavirus. I'm delighted that some services are now able to proceed as a result of eased restrictions.