News

Schools Reopening FAQs

Many constituents have contacted me about schools reopening on June 1st and the safety of children.

Garden centres in South East Cambridgeshire

With the easing of lockdown restrictions, garden centres in South East Cambridgeshire are now starting to reopen.

The following serve our area:

- Scotsdales - High Street, Horningsea, Cambridge CB25 9JG

- Scotsdales - Market Street, Fordham, Ely CB7 5LQ

Local papers in our area

Our local papers make a huge contribution to our area, keeping us informed of important community news and events. For many, they are a lifeline, providing a platform to promote services and charity work.

Coronavirus Community Support Fund

The Coronavirus Community Support Fund is now open for applications and is designed to increase community support for vulnerable people as well as to reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises.

Local Update

I'm in regular contact with local officials to ensure a coordinated response to Coronavirus as well as important other issues. Last week I had another catch-up call with Bridget Smith, the leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council, where we discussed topics including:

Future Fund launches

The Future Fund has launched today! Aimed at supporting UK-based companies, the Fund offers a convertible loan of between £125,000 and £5 million to support continued growth and innovation.

The Internet Watch Foundation

There are a growing number of ‘hidden crimes’ as we spend more time indoors and online during the lockdown.

Cash grants to support local businesses

It is fantastic that the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has awarded £4.48 million in cash grants to support local businesses.

Pick for Britain

Do you want to help pick British crops, fruit and veg during the Coronavirus lockdown? Pick for Britain has detailed information on agencies and organisations that are recruiting for these important roles.

Soham Station

Plans for the building of Soham Station are progressing. East Cambridgeshire District Council has received an application from Network Rail for permission to build the new Soham station.

Proposals include: