Local News

Coronavirus tests

Over the last week I have been contacted by constituents from across South East Cambridgeshire who have expressed their concern and frustrations about not being able to book a Covid-19 test.

British Business Bank Start Up Loan Scheme

The British Business Bank Start Up Loan Scheme does fantastic work supporting new and early stage UK businesses to access affordable finance and mentoring support.

Since it was created in 2012, 76 loans worth £702,286 have been granted to businesses in South East Cambridgeshire.

Dog thefts in Fordham

Several constituents have been in contact with me to raise their concerns about dog thefts in Fordham and the surrounding area. I virtually met with Cllrs Julia Huffer and Joshua Schumann to discuss these concerns with Chris O'Brien and Dan Quigley from the Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

Construction to begin on Soham Station

A contract has been awarded for Soham Station and construction will begin later this year. The station is expected to be completed by the end of 2021, and will see a 99m platform that will accommodate four car trains, a stepped footbridge, a drop off point, car park and cycle shelters.

Increase in funding for Cambridgeshire schools

Schools are getting increased funding for the next 2021-2022 academic year. Nationally, mainstream school funding will increase by 4% for the year, with every student in England receiving an increase in per pupil funding.

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