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The latest news from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority:

Viewing entries posted in December 2018

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Mayor James Palmer backs scheme to support eight-car trains between Cambridge and King’s Lynn

13 December 2018

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer has vowed to do everything he can to support a bid to allow eight-car trains to run between Cambridge, Ely and King’s Lynn, after Network Rail announced progress with plans to reduce overcrowding on the route at peak periods. The Great Northern service connecting King’s Lynn with London, which includes stops at Littleport, Ely, Waterbeach, Cambridge North and Cambridge stations, is hugely popular with commuters, but current infrastructure limits it to a four-car train between Cambridge and King’s Lynn and so is frequently overcrowded at peak times. Recognising the desire among train users, local representatives and Great Northern to increase capacity, Network Rail has been working on a scheme called the King’s Lynn Service Enhancement Project that will allow eight-car trains to operate between Cambridge and King’s Lynn at peak times.

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CPCA supports collaborative approach to deliver new £4m specialist supported living scheme in Chatteris

12 December 2018

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority have shown their support for a collaborative approach to deliver new homes for disabled adults in Cambridgeshire.

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Medtech Accelerator injects £430k into pioneering, early stage technologies

7 December 2018

Medtech Accelerator have recently awarded four new early stage pioneering projects amounting to £430,000.

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Combined Authority agrees loan to bring 88 empty homes in Ely back into use

4 December 2018

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board has agreed a repayable commercial loan up to a maximum of £24.4 million to bring 88 empty homes in Ely back into use. The loan will enable the purchase of the Ministry of Defence-owned homes site at Princess of Wales hospital in Ely, where the properties currently sit vacant and are in need of a programme of refurbishment.

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Agri-Tech growth fund grant awarded to pioneering sustainable food waste specialist, AgriGrub

3 December 2018

AgriGrub, an East Cambridgeshire-based specialist in sustainable food waste solutions, has been awarded a grant of £29,292 by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. 

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Consultation: Draft Budget 2019/20

3 December 2018

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority's Draft Budget for 2019/20 and medium-term financial plan was approved for consultation purposes at the Combined Authority Board meeting held on Wednesday 28th November 2018.

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