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Under 25s can now apply for ‘Tiger’ pass offering bus fares for just £1

Under 25s in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can now apply for a special ‘Tiger’ bus pass offering £1 fares as part of the Combined Authority’s work to revamp public transport in the region. The lower fares are aimed at helping young people get around the region more affordably, to places of education and training, jobs, shopping, […]

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US Trade and Investment Envoy welcomed to region by Mayor Dr Nik Johnson

Dr Nik Johnson, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, welcomed to the region the Rt Hon Sir Conor Burns MP, The Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Regional US Trade and Investment. They discussed the region’s international reputation and plans to build on this in the future. The Mayor and Sir Conor Burns discussed the benefits of […]

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Combined Authority leads region’s unified pitch for investment on national stage

A unified ‘Team Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’ approach will be at the heart of the Combined Authority’s first appearance showcasing the region at UKREiiF, the UK’s biggest trade and investment conference. The collective pitch has been developed in close collaboration with authorities in the region, and attendance at the event is part of the commitment to […]

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Three new members appointed to Combined Authority Business Board

From left, new Business Board members Dr Araminta Ledger, Emma Garfield and Tim Jones.  New skills and experience have been added to the Combined Authority’s Business Board with the appointment of three new members. The Business Board provides a business voice in the work of the Combined Authority to support greater prosperity and reduced inequality […]

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How the Combined Authority is improving the bus network 

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board (CPCA) continues to deliver on its pledge to improve the bus network after an investment package was presented to its Board on Wednesday (20th).   The package includes the introduction of new services as well as is improvements to existing routes – many of which were suggested by residents who […]

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One-off chance for e-scooter trial to be extended beyond Cambridge

Villagers and commuters in communities beyond the city of Cambridge may get their own chance to benefit from the successful e-scooter trial. In today’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee it was agreed that the Combined Authority Board should consider extending the existing Cambridge city e-scooter trial by another two years, and to approve pushing the boundaries […]

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Joint statement: In response to the ‘Case for Cambridge’ in the Spring budget

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority and Cambridgeshire County Council have issued the below joint statement in response to the Chancellor’s Spring Budget announced on Wednesday 6th March 2024: Cambridgeshire remains one of the fastest growing areas in the UK. As a net contributor to the Exchequer, if our region thrives, the whole country benefits. But we […]

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Greater South East Net Zero Hub (GSENZH) Showcasing Mission at Futurebuild Conference

The Greater South East Net Zero Hub (GSENZH) is excited to announce its participation in the upcoming Futurebuild conference, taking place from March 5th to 7th, 2024. The exhibition brings together the entire supply chain to showcase, debate and understand the advancements in sustainable construction and the emerging technologies that will make net zero possible. GSENZH will be at […]

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National Careers Week: Dan proves it’s never too late to reinvent your career

During National Careers Week the Combined Authority is looking at inspiring stories and sharing ways you can advance or change your career. 43-year-old Dan Arrowsmith from Peterborough had his academic ambitions dampened when he left school without any GCSEs and was told he should look for a vocational trade. Struggling with his dyslexia, Dan spent […]

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Call for volunteers to help young people on their career journeys

With National Careers Week kicking off this week the Combined Authority is calling for help from a wide range of industry volunteers to further boost its work supporting local schools to deliver outstanding careers education. The Combined Authority’s Careers Hub launched in 2022 and works with 77 schools and colleges across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to […]

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Call for views on electric vehicles and planning for more charging points

With more and more electric cars on our roads, the Combined Authority is asking people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough for their views on what has been described as the next transport revolution. Working with Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, the Combined Authority wants local opinions to help plan for more electric vehicle (EV) […]

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Nature Recovery Strategy takes significant strides towards doubling nature

Cambridgeshire, recognised as one of the most nature-depleted counties in England, is making substantial progress in its commitment to “Doubling Nature” through the development of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS). With an ambitious economic growth agenda, the strategy aims to place nature at the forefront, addressing the existing deficit of rich […]

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Mayor meets St Ives team at heart of better bus travel

People behind the friendly voices which help thousands of callers from all over Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to get the bus passes they need were visited by Mayor Dr Nik Johnson as part of his work for better and more inclusive bus travel.  The Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, who has just had his transport plans […]

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New Skills Bootcamp to help people into careers in engineering

The Combined Authority has worked with two engineering companies in Peterborough and a local college to develop an intensive Skills Bootcamp course giving learners the skills they need for a career in the industry. Working with Howden Turbo and Baker Perkins, a technology brand of Schenck Process Food and Performance Materials, the Introduction to Engineering […]

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Stantec appointed to create an Infrastructure Delivery Framework for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Stantec, a leading multi-disciplinary consultancy, has been successfully appointed to undertake the preparation of the Infrastructure Delivery Framework (IDF) report on behalf of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA). Stantec’s recent recognition as the ‘Consulting Firm of the Year’ at the New Civil Engineer (NCE) Awards 2023 highlights their commitment to innovation and exemplary […]

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£19m Local Net Zero Accelerator Programme to be delivered by GSENZH

The Department for Energy Security & Net Zero (DESNZ) has launched a groundbreaking Local Net Zero Accelerator Programme, a £19.4 million initiative to advance scalable net zero finance programs in key regions. The Greater South East Net Zero Hub (GSENZH), acting as an independent Hub, has been entrusted with the responsibility of managing and awarding […]

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Combined Authority takes important steps to support Care Leavers

In a pioneering move, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is set to propose a comprehensive approach to enhance support for Care Leavers. This initiative, outlined in a forthcoming board meeting paper, aims to address the challenges faced by Care Leavers and create a more inclusive environment. Care Leavers disproportionately encounter multiple barriers and discrimination […]

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Green light for plan to transform Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s transport future

A long-term strategy to make transport better, faster, greener, and more accessible for everyone in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been approved. The Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP) will be the guiding strategy for transport projects and policies across the region after it was approved today (November 29) by the Combined Authority Board. Read the […]

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Still time for agri-food tech businesses to apply for growth-boosting grants of up to £300,000

There is still time for businesses in the agri-tech, agri-biotech and food-tech sectors to apply for grants and support to boost innovation and growth. A partnership of four counties across Eastern England, including the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, launched a programme with Government to grow the sector with funding and support packages ranging from […]

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Statement from Mayor Dr Nik Johnson on the Autumn Statement

The following is a statement by Mayor Dr Nik Johnson following today’s Autumn Statement: I, along with so many in our region, have been eagerly awaiting today’s Autumn Statement, especially with regard to further Government commitments to Government’s previous pledges on Cambridge 2040 and Network North.  But firstly devolution, I whole heartedly welcome today’s commitment […]

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Successful Climate Summit Unites Stakeholders for a Greener Future

The Maltings in Ely was the vibrant backdrop for the recent Climate Summit, aptly titled “Sustainable Solutions – Uniting for a Greener Future,” hosted by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Climate Partnership. Attended by approximately 100 individuals, the event proved to be a pivotal moment for fostering collective understanding and […]

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Code of Conduct Decision Notice

Please find below links relating to the Code of Conduct Decision Notice, which was published on 21st November 2023, following the Panel Hearing held on Tuesday 14th November 2023. The decision notice can be found on the Combined Authority website here: Decision Notice The Mayor’s apology can be found on the Combined Authority website here: […]

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Chief Executive Decision Notice Publication Statement

“Today’s publication of this Decision Notice marks the end of the investigation process. It is clear there are of course lessons for us to learn, and this investigation has raised some important issues for the Combined Authority as an organisation. I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm my apology to all those impacted by […]

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Combined Authority’s vision for better buses

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, which is responsible for public transport across the area, is recommending £2.3m investment in local bus services as part of a 5-point vision for better buses. The vision has been endorsed by members of the Transport and Infrastructure Committee’s on Wednesday 15th November and the money will pay for improvements […]

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Combined Authority Business Board appoints five members

The Business Board has been strengthened with the appointment of five private sector members with a wide range of experience and expertise. The Business Board supports the Combined Authority in its work to grow the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough economy sustainably, ensuring that the voice of business is heard in decision-making. After the appointment in the […]

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‘It made my return to education possible’- Combined Authority’s 100th Care Leaver Bursary milestone reached

Pictured above: AJ who has benefitted from the Care Leavers Bursary established by the Combined Authority One hundred young people leaving the care system have now benefitted from a bursary set up by the Combined Authority to fund education and training to support their futures. The Combined Authority has also reaffirmed its support for care […]

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Train operators backtrack as campaign derails ticket-office closure plans

Following around 750,000 responses to the consultation on plans to close rail ticket offices nationwide, the transport secretary Mark Harper has asked train operators to drop proposals which had been vigorously opposed by Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, along with many other groups. The Combined Authority had voiced its ‘deep concerns’ about the proposals and […]

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Combined Authority looks towards Electric Vehicle switch

Thousands of public electric vehicle charging stations across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are needed by 2030 as the Combined Authority’s countdown to sustainable transport gathers pace. By 2030 it is predicted that the Combined Authority area needs some 10,000 public plug-in stations. They would help hundreds more drivers  switch to electric vehicles, more confident there are […]

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Lift-off for £7.5m Launchpad to drive innovation in agri-food businesses

A partnership of four counties across Eastern England, including the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, has launched a programme with Government funding to drive innovation and business growth in agri-tech, agri-biotech, and food-tech. New Innovate UK funding and support for innovation and business growth in local cluster Focuses on Eastern England’s strengths in agri-tech, agri-biotech […]

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Statement by Chair of the Business Board on Network North proposals

The following is a statement by Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Business Board, Al Kingsley. The Business Board has noted the Prime Minister’s announcement on Wednesday of the Network North plan for transport infrastructure investment. The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region is a key transport and economic hub. It links the East with the Midlands […]

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Launch of new wave of short courses to accelerate careers and opportunity

A new range of short, intensive courses, free for individuals and aimed at boosting incomes and advancing careers, are now available. Skills Bootcamps are flexible courses lasting no more than 16 weeks, developing skills demanded by local employers. They offer support in finding job interviews and cover a range of sectors. They include everything from […]

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Free events to help employers find out more about hiring an apprentice

Many employers are interested in apprenticeships but don’t know where to start. But those who want to find out more are already signing up for two free events in Cambridgeshire aimed at helping businesses discover the how and why of taking on an apprentice. The in-person, Love2Learn Apprenticeships event at the Marriot Hotel in Huntingdon, […]

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Cambridgeshire set to benefit from over £9 million of investment to trial innovative 5G technologies

One of 19 projects benefiting from today’s Government announcement of an £88 million investment in innovative open 5G connectivity solutions across the UK, is the Cambridgeshire Open RAN Ecosystem (CORE) project led by Cambridgeshire County Council’s digital connectivity programme Connecting Cambridgeshire and a consortium of partners – AWTG, Benetel, Ontix, Wolfram, University of Surrey and University of Cambridge […]

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Mayor helps launch UK taskforce for more inclusive transport

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough were in at the start of a new initiative to help shape more inclusive travel in the UK when the Mayor spoke at the launch of a taskforce, chaired by sports legend and disability champion Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. It is the latest push by the Combined Authority to help make transport more […]

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First findings into review aiming to improve bus network

Interim findings of a review of the publicly funded bus network, undertaken by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, has found that most bus services are performing well and will continue. Of the 77 bus services currently under review, it will be recommended at the September 13 Combined Authority Transport and Infrastructure Committee that 51 […]

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Combined Authority challenges ‘unlawful’ process in plans to scrap rail ticket offices

Denouncing as ‘unlawful’ the consultation process for the proposed scrapping of railway station ticket offices, the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has voiced its ‘deep concerns’ on behalf of station users, especially vulnerable travellers, in a powerful response to the Rail Delivery Group consultation which has just closed. Following the consultation, Transport Focus will consider […]

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Partnership set to accelerate green skills and retrofit jobs

A breakthrough partnership that will accelerate the development of green skills, and improve social housing infrastructure in the South East, has been announced. The Retrofit Academy and the Greater South East Net Zero Hub (GSENZH) are set to support the training and development of the workforce required to retrofit 13.9 million households across the region’s […]

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Mayor Dr Nik Johnson: Statement on the next steps for bus reform

The below is a statement by Mayor Dr Nik Johnson on the future of buses in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and the work the Combined Authority is doing with partners to reform the network. “Better bus services across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are vital to the future of our region. As Mayor, it’s clear to me that […]

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Local Energy Advice Demonstrator projects announced

Seven applicants have been chosen to receive a share of nearly £4m in funding following a successful bid to the Government’s Local Energy Advice Demonstrator (LEAD) programme. The projects are based throughout the Greater South East region and include a variety of solutions ranging from free home retrofit plans to working with local community groups […]

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New chair appointed to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Business Board

A new chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Business Board has been appointed. Al Kingsley, who has served as a Board member since January 2020, was appointed following an extensive recruitment process. The Business Board is Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s Local Enterprise Partnership and is part of the Combined Authority. Mr Kingsley, who lives in Peterborough, […]

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Next Stop Summer! Combined Authority and the National Trust launch green tourism campaign

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is collaborating with the National Trust to encourage more people to use buses to visit the region’s many great tourist and leisure spots this summer while most journeys are just £2. To mark the beginning of the campaign, Mayor Nik Johnson travelled by bus today from Huntingdon Bus Station […]

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Ticket office closure consultation

Following calls from Mayors across the Country, the consultation into the plan to close hundreds of ticket offices in England has been extended until 1 September. Reacting to this announcement, Mayor Dr Nik Johnson said: “I welcome the decision from the Rail Delivery Group to extend the consultation period by almost six weeks. However, I […]

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Putting nature on the road to recovery with a Local Nature Recovery Strategy

The Combined Authority has been selected as part of a group of 48 individual local authorities set to receive £307,974 from a funding pot of £14 million to develop a Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS). Local Nature Recovery Strategies were introduced in the Environment Act 2021 as a new system of spatial strategies for nature. […]

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Overseas investment in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough strengthens

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough continues to be an attractive place for investment from overseas companies, despite tough economic times, latest figures show. The Government’s Department for Business and Trade has published statistics for foreign direct investment (FDI) into the UK. Those figures show that across the 29 investment projects attracted into Cambridgeshire and Peterborough in the […]

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Bus promoting maths skills in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is back for two summer dates

A bus promoting free maths courses in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is once again welcoming people aboard to find out more. Multiply is a £4 million initiative run by the Combined Authority and which offers everything from basic maths skills for budgeting and parents wanting to help with homework, through to professional qualifications to help people […]

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Active Travel England visits Cambridgeshire & Peterborough  

Enthusiastic work by the Combined Authority and its partners to boost walking, wheeling and cycling in the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area has been rewarded with a visit by the Government’s dedicated active travel team.   Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Dr Nik Johnson hosted the fact-finding visit by Active Travel England’s CEO, Danny Williams and his […]

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Independent Improvement Board Chair confirmed

Richard Carr has been confirmed as Chair of the Independent Improvement Board (IIB) for the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority. Following the resignation of Lord Kerslake as Chair of the IIB earlier this year due to ill health, a search has taken place for a replacement Chair to support the Combined Authority in its journey […]

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Better Transport: Mayor takes on the Six District Challenge

Dr Nik Johnson, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority will be supporting Better Transport Week by taking on his own Six District Challenge on Monday 12th June, 2023. The Six District Challenge involves getting around each of the six districts in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, within 24 hours, using only public transport and active travel […]

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Combined Authority takes action to support care leavers

Mayor Nik Johnson said: “One of my key pledges to you as Mayor is to help create a strong sense of place and cultural identity for our region.  It is so important that people who have been through the care system can find their place in the world and have the same chances as everyone […]

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Statement by Mayor Dr Nik Johnson on the Local Transport and Connectivity Plan

The following is a statement by Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Dr Nik Johnson following today’s (May 31) Combined Authority Board meeting. “In today’s Combined Authority Board meeting, it was agreed to defer a report recommending approval of a plan to transform our transport future. “The Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP) sets the vision, […]

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Lightning broadband making life easier in Stilton, says resident

The first Cambridgeshire resident to be connected to Gigaclear’s full fibre broadband network has declared: “Life’s just got a lot easier!”.  Sales manager Rich Soper is among 1,390 homeowners in Stilton to benefit from Gigaclear’s £39 million investment in the county. Prior to the connection, Mr. Soper had struggled with slow broadband that hindered his […]

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Government awards Cambridgeshire and Peterborough £2.3 million for bus reform and extends £2 fares to the autumn

The government has announced Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will receive £2.3 million to continue work on improving the bus network.  The Department of Transport is also extending its scheme to cap the maximum adult single bus ticket at just £2 – instead of ending at the end of June, this offer, across all English bus routes, […]

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Combined Authority ‘smashes it’ to scoop active travel mi££ions

In good news for people keen to use their cars less, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough has walked away with some £4 million after the Combined Authority’s latest pitch for the region won big with the Government’s active travel experts.  The Combined Authority, bidding in tight collaboration with its partners Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, […]

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Market Engagement – Business Growth and Social Impact Investment Fund

Business Growth and Social Impact Investment Fund Procurement Market Engagement Event Wednesday 3rd May 2023 12pm – 1.30pm.  They will incorporate the following areas in its delivery: Designing the fund in partnership with CPCA – undertaking market testing to test the assumptions made by the CPCA in developing the fund and make recommendations on the […]

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Free screenings to take place across the region to celebrate the Coronation and Eurovision

On Saturday 6 May the region will be coming together to host live screenings of the Coronation of Their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort. In addition, some areas will be screening the Coronation concert on Sunday 7 May and Eurovision on Saturday 13 May. These events have been made possible thanks in part […]

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Experienced local Government leader appointed as Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority

Experienced local Government leader, Rob Bridge, is set to take the helm of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The appointment has been made following the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board held on Wednesday March 22, which approved unanimously the recommendation from the Employment Committee to appoint Rob as […]

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Local Energy Advice Demonstrator competition launches to fund innovative energy-advice projects

The England-wide competition is asking providers to come forward with pilot projects that will provide new approaches for innovative, in-person, home energy retrofit advice to consumers in their local areas. The Greater South East Net Zero Hub (GSENZH) is working with the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) and the four other Net […]

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Combined Authority Board agree the full business case for the Transport Model

At the Combined Authority meeting on 22 March, the full business case for the Transport Model, including the timeline for its future arrangements and delivery, was unanimously approved. In addition, the drawdown of £1.721m allocated within the Medium-Term Financial Plan was agreed for the delivery of the model. The aim of the Transport Model is […]

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Combined Authority Board approves the Bus Strategy

Members of the Combined Authority board have approved the Combined Authority’s Bus Strategy. The Bus Strategy recently went out to public consultation to an overwhelmingly positive response, with over 80% of the more than 1,000 respondents supporting the vision, aims and principles set out within it. There was clear support for the ambition to double […]

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Market towns in line for millions in community and rural enterprise funding

Pop-up science centres for children are among the community enterprises that could benefit from the latest phase of Combined Authority investment in Cambridgeshire’s market towns.   Members of the Combined Authority Board today unanimously approved the full business case for Phase 2 of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Market Towns Programme, putting £2,500,000 of Combined Authority […]

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Safety for active travellers at BP Roundabout discussed by Combined Authority

Safety for pedestrians, cyclists, horse riders, and active travellers of all types was front and centre today when the Combined Authority board unanimously approved using £100k to investigate road crossing issues at the BP Roundabout at Ely. Cambridgeshire County Council Highways’ department is requesting funding for the purpose of appointing and managing a consultant to […]

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Combined Authority on its toes if active travel funding bid succeeds

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will hit the ground running if Active Travel England – ATE – invests in the walking, cycling, and wheeling proposals contained in the Combined Authority’s current bid for central government funding. In a unanimous vote, the Combined Authority Board approved the drawdown of funds to ensure the Combined Authority can move fast […]

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Home Upgrade Grant launches to provide energy efficiency and clean heating upgrades to low-income households in England.

The Home Upgrade Grant Phase 2 is being delivered across the region through the Greater South East Net Zero Hub, together with other organisations such as Cambridge City Council, who are leading delivery in the Cambridgeshire region, and Portsmouth City Council who are delivering the scheme to residents in Peterborough. The grant funds energy efficiency […]

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£122m plan set to bring lightning-fast broadband to 45,000 rural homes and businesses in Cambridgeshire

Confirmation that lightning-fast broadband is on the way for hard-to-reach areas across Cambridgeshire has been welcomed by the Mayor and leaders of the county’s digital connectivity programme.  Tens of thousands of residents in rural Cambridgeshire will benefit from today’s announcement from the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology – DSIT – that the local contract […]

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Cambourne to Cambridge Guided Busway – Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Business Board Statement of Support

The Business Board, the Local Enterprise Partnership for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has issued the below statement of support for the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s Cambourne to Cambridge Guided Busway scheme. The Business Board has a responsibility for supporting the sustainable economic growth of the whole of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. In 2022 the Business Board approved its […]

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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Mayor, Dr Nik Johnson’s statement following the Government’s Spring Budget on 15th March 2023

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Mayor, Dr Nik Johnson’s statement following the Government’s Spring Budget on 15th March 2023. Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Mayor, Dr Nik Johnson said: “My initial reaction is that while there is some welcome investment benefitting the region, there is a real missed opportunity to support greater, fairer and cleaner […]

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£2 bus fares extended until 30 June

Passengers across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough will continue to benefit from £2 bus fares, thanks to £155 million government funding to help more people to travel more affordably. The Department of Transport has confirmed that the scheme, which has been running since 1 January, will be extended until 30 June 2023.  Bus use is down by […]

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Mayor Dr Nik Johnson responds to speculation about Investment Zones

Mayor Dr Nik Johnson responds to early speculation that the new wave of Investment Zones will be in the Midlands and the North: “I am disappointed to see that the new Investment Zones may only be just for the Midlands and the North. “Current reports suggest that only eight of the ten Combined Authority regions […]

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More funding for Skills Bootcamps to accelerate people’s careers and earnings potential

A new wave of Skills Bootcamps – short, intensive courses to help advance people’s careers and boost their income – is coming to the region. The Combined Authority has secured £2.8 million in new Government funding for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to deliver the flexible courses of up to 16 weeks, teaching a variety of in-demand […]

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Combined Authority scoops high Government rating for ‘strong local leadership’ and ‘clear plans’ in active travel 

Of the local authorities outside London, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough has scored among the highest for its ‘strong local leadership’ and ‘clear plans’ to make walking, wheeling and cycling attractive travel options within the region. In this first ever review by the Department for Transport’s agency, Active Travel England, the Combined Authority was one of 30 […]

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Dr Nik Johnson begins phased return to Mayoral work

Dr Nik Johnson has begun a phased return to work as Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough following a three month leave of absence to receive medical treatment. The Mayor, who formally returned on Monday 6th March, will be following his doctor’s advice and returning to his role gradually as he continues his recovery.   Mayor […]

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Multiply Roadshow puts free courses to boost maths skills on the map

The Multiply Bus Roadshow toured towns across the region aiming to showcase to the public free courses to help adults improve their maths skills. Multiply offers skills for everything from household budgeting and helping children with homework, to qualifications to help advance people’s careers. A special promotional bus toured the region to raise awareness with […]

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There’s still time to have your say on bike share options for market towns

There is one week left for you to take our short survey to ensure that you have your say on bike share options for market towns. Bike hire schemes can take many forms, from the on-street self-service options seen in Cambridge city centre to bike libraries offering longer term loans. The survey looks to understand […]

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There’s still time to have your say on our Bus Strategy

There is one week left for you to take our short survey to ensure that you have your say on the Combined Authority’s Bus Strategy.   Our Bus Strategy, which can be viewed in its entirety here, aims to set out an ambitious vision and plan to improve our bus network in a way that will […]

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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough in the running for Active Travel millions

The Government, through Active Travel England, has announced £200m in local authority capital funding for active travel schemes. The pencil figure for Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is almost £3 million, covering a period of 12 months. Closing date for bids is 24th February so the Combined Authority and its active travel delivery partners Cambridgeshire […]

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People power gathers pace as Combined Authority seeks ‘active travel’ lead

Plans to step up the pace on creating opportunity for ‘people-powered’ travel across Peterborough and Cambridgeshire gathered fresh momentum as the Combined Authority launched a major recruitment campaign for the ‘active travel’ lead within its transport team. This role will provide expert technical know-how and support for the soon-to-be-appointed Active Travel Advocate, the transport team, […]

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

National Apprenticeship Week 2023 is taking place from the 6th – 12th February and is an opportunity to celebrate and shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses, the community and the wider economy. This year’s theme is ‘Skills for Life’ – reflecting on how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the […]

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Combined Authority Board votes to support buses across our region

At the Combined Authority Board meeting on 25 January the Board approved the Mayor’s draft budget for 2023/24 incorporating a Mayoral General Precept to support buses across our region. The Mayoral General Precept, will be an annual charge of £12 for a band D property and, based on forecasts from collection authorities would raise £3.6m […]

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DLUHC Best Value Notice issued 24th January 2023

The Combined Authority has today (24th January 2023) been notified by DLUHC of a Best Value Notice This notice clarifies more formally DLUHC concerns, already shared with the Combined Authority following the Ernst and Young Auditor’s letter issued to the Combined Authority on 1st June 2022 and historical matters. These highlighted significant concerns regarding the […]

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Funding to help primary school children dream big about their future careers

The Combined Authority has been selected as one of four trailblazers to deliver an innovative pilot project to inspire primary school-age children in the kinds of jobs they could do in the future and the skills they will need. The funding has been awarded by the Careers and Enterprise Company and will extend the scope […]

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Combined Authority is asking the public to have their say on bike share options for market towns

The Combined Authority is launching a survey to explore interest in providing access to a pool of bikes in the Market Towns of Cambridgeshire.  Bike hire schemes can take many forms, from the on-street self-service options seen in Cambridge city centre to bike libraries offering longer term loans. The survey looks to understand what potentially […]

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Government backs new Oxford to Cambridge Pan Regional Partnership

Secretary of State Rt Hon Michael Gove MP confirms support for the establishment of an Oxford to Cambridge Pan Regional Partnership. The endorsement follows a proposal submitted to government by leaders from local councils, local enterprise partnerships, the Arc Universities Group and the area’s transport body, England’s Economic Heartland. Backing for the pan-regional partnership unlocks […]

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Combined Authority to relaunch 6-week Bus Strategy consultation

The Combined Authority made the decision to relaunch the Bus Strategy consultation today (Friday 13 January) after it became clear that an incorrect version of the Bus Strategy was uploaded to our website. The one uploaded was an earlier, public domain version that had been tabled at the Transport and Infrastructure Committee (TIC). We would […]

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Public to have their say on draft Strategy for a better regional bus network

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is asking members of the public and stakeholders to have their say on its draft Bus Strategy in a consultation which will run until 22nd February 2023.  The Bus Strategy sets the vision for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough which is for a comprehensive network of bus services across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough […]

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There’s still time to have your say on how we spend our money in the future 

There is one week left for you to take our short survey to ensure that you have your say on how the Combined Authority spends its money.  Our Medium Term Financial plan, which can be viewed in its entirety here, sets out how our strategy and priority projects, including in transport, housing, skills and business […]

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Combined Authority wins Government funding for cycling and walking plans

In a great kickstart to the new year, a bid for active travel funding from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has been successful, the Government announced today. Funding of £822,920 for technical expertise to help and inspire more people get walking or cycling short distances has been awarded to the Combined Authority and its delivery partners Cambridgeshire County Council […]

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Call for more people to take up free health and care courses aimed at boosting income

There is still time for people on Universal Credit and looking to boost their income to take part in a skills project providing skills in demand by employers in the health and care sector. The Health and Care Sector Work Academy offers courses for those out of work or in low income jobs. The skills […]

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£10 million Government funding secured to support communities, jobs, skills and growth in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Funding for a package of projects worth almost £10 million to help boost growth and reduce inequality across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been confirmed by Government. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) has been brought in to replace EU funding for regional projects and aims to give local leaders a greater say in how money […]

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Combined Authority denounces Stagecoach’s planned fare increases

The Combined Authority is absolutely appalled by the unilateral decision of Stagecoach to put up their fares when they are already failing to deliver on their published schedules, and with last minute cancellations of buses leaving passengers stranded in extreme winter weather. Whilst we recognise that, as a commercial organisation, they can put their prices […]

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Combined Authority Board approves the draft Bus Strategy

On Wednesday 30th November, the Combined Authority board approved the bus strategy to allow for a 6-week public consultation, which will provide a basis for funding bids to the Government and for the Combined Authority’s business planning. The strategy closely aligns with the emerging Local Transport and Connectivity Plan and aims to set an overarching […]

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Eco Councils To Be Created In Schools

Young people taking part in a schools’ climate conference have pledged to create Eco Councils at their schools. That was the top pledge at the COP27 conference hosted by Sawston Village College of Anglian Learning, which was attended by over 200 pupils from 14 schools. Break-out workshops at the event discussed six key areas including […]

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Still time to have a say on Alternative Fuels Strategy for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

There is still time to have a say on a strategy to speed up the switch to electric, hydrogen and other renewable fuelled vehicles in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. A consultation, run by the Combined Authority, is currently underway on the East Anglia Alternative Fuels Strategy (AFS). The strategy aims to reduce carbon emissions and cut […]

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Combined Authority is asking the public to have their say on the Medium Term Financial Plan

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority are asking members of the public and stakeholders to have their say on its draft Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) (covering 2023-2027) in a consultation which will run until 13th January 2023. The MTFP sets out how The Combined Authority’s strategy and priority projects, including in transport, housing, skills and […]

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Draft Statement of Accounts 2021-2022 Published

Every year, the Combined Authority prepares an annual Statement of Accounts as required by the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, following proper accounting practices. These practices are prescribed by the ‘Code of Practice on Local Authority Accounting in the United Kingdom’ and comply with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The purpose of the accounts is […]

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Deputy Mayor to cover at the Combined Authority as Mayor, Dr Nik Johnson takes a leave of absence for on-going medical treatment

At the advice of his doctor from the Royal Papworth Hospital, the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Dr Nik Johnson will be taking a three month plus leave of absence for treatment of an ongoing medical condition, subject to the advice of his doctors. From Friday, 18th November the Combined Authority will be temporarily led […]

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Consultation to launch on Alternative Fuels Strategy for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

A six-week consultation on a strategy to speed up the switch to electric, hydrogen and other renewable fuelled vehicles in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough is set to launch. Run by the Combined Authority, the consultation is on the East Anglia Alternative Fuels Strategy (AFS) and launches on November 9. The strategy aims to help tackle climate […]

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Creative UK and Camridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority launches Redesigning Freelancing

Today, Creative UK launches Redesigning Freelancing, a collective initiative shaped by members and partners across the UK creative landscape to empower freelance workers and organisations to drive change and build greater equality into our freelance workforce. The initiative is working in partnership with nine Combined Authorities* to reach creative communities across the UK and to […]

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Over 100 people attend the Combined Authority Roadshow 

The Combined Authority was delighted to meet over 100 people from across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough during their Six Keys Roadshow, a tour of all six districts that took in Wisbech, Cambridge, Gamlingay, Ely, Peterborough and Huntingdon over a month-long period. The campaign reached over 12,000 across our digital platforms and on line articles.   Amongst […]

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough leaders inform national infrastructure advisers’ fact-finding tour

Ensuring Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and the surrounding areas have the infrastructure in place to help connect people to well paid jobs and sustainably grow the local economy was on the agenda as the government’s official advisers on infrastructure visited the region today (Wednesday, 2 November). Improving rural connectivity through better public transport and broadband, enhancing flood […]

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Details released of bus operators and timetables for withdrawn Stagecoach routes from October 30

The names of bus operators and new timetables for the services withdrawn by Stagecoach East from October 30 can now be released. On September 20, Stagecoach East announced they were pulling out of 18 bus services completely and reducing a further 5 significantly. The Combined Authority went out to urgent tender the following day with […]

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