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Issue 50: Have your say on our Adult Education and ARU Peterborough consultations

10 February 2021

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Your Chance to Help Shape the Future Delivery of Adult Education

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is inviting people to help us further develop and shape the delivery of Adult Education across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

In August 2019, the Combined Authority took on responsibility for our region’s share of the Adult Education Budget (AEB).

This gives the Combined Authority a unique opportunity to tailor our adult education and skills provision to ensure residents of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough can learn and develop their skills to succeed.

The Combined Authority are putting in place arrangements for a robust and rigorous evaluation of the approach taken to future commissioning AEB, and of the education and training provision funded through AEB.

To help inform this approach, a wide-ranging survey has been launched with a focus on five key areas:

  • Increasing Adult Participation in Peterborough and Fenland
  • Entitlement of Level 3 Qualifications - Lifetime Skills Guarantee
  • Digital Skills Entitlement
  • Workforce Development and Low Wage provision
  • Supporting the Education and Training Sector

Click here to take our short survey

Have your say on ARU Peterborough Research and Development Centre Plans

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is giving residents and businesses the chance to have their say on the plans for a Research and Development Centre on the ARU Peterborough campus.

A planning application for the new Manufacturing and Materials Research and Development Centre, which be jointly delivered by the Combined Authority and Peterborough-based business Photocentric, will be submitted to Peterborough City Council in late February.

Before plans are submitted The Combined Authority is keen to engage with the community about the proposals.

A two-week online survey will run from Monday, February 1st on the ARU Peterborough website; this will give people the chance to view detailed proposals and new imagery before a chance to air their views on the development.

The new £30m university, which will open its doors to the first students in September 2022, is a partnership between the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, Peterborough City Council and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU).

Have your say

£11 million boost for energy entrepreneurs to turn green dreams into reality

Talented energy entrepreneurs have the chance to benefit from a share of £11 million government funding to turn their ideas into real products and services whilst eliminating carbon emissions.

Energy Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan announced the latest round of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF), which seeks to drive forward new clean technologies across all sectors of UK industry, supporting the UK to eliminate its contribution to climate change by 2050.

This includes innovations that boost energy efficiency in people’s homes, reduce carbon emissions and develop green transport as well as sourcing cleaner and greener ways to generate power and heat.

The UK’s budding energy entrepreneurs are being urged to bid for the latest £11 million government funding, which will support between 15 and 20 projects, with each successful bidder receiving up to £1 million.

Successful projects could create hundreds of green jobs and kickstart millions-of-pounds-worth of private sector investment across the UK, helping the country to build back greener as we host the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow this November.

Apply for the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund Here