Jubilee Gardens Get Platinum Makeover
The Fenland market town of Chatteris has a brand new town sign, crowning a wider makeover funded by the Combined Authority.
The proud heraldry of the design, created by Chatteris artist Ric Savage, was unveiled in Jubilee Gardens by the town’s Mayor, Councillor Linda Ashley.
A key public space in Chatteris, Jubilee Gardens has been refurbished as part of the Renaissance Project – funded through ‘Growing Fenland’ by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, led by Mayor Dr Nik Johnson.
Street furniture and lamp-posts all around Chatteris town centre have been re-painted, reconditioned or replaced through the Renaissance initiative. Businesses in the town centre can also apply for grants to spruce up their premises.
The Renaissance project is all about helping businesses and the Chatteris community recover from the effect of Covid, attract more visitors and investors, and encourage locals to come into the Chatteris town-centre to meet and greet, eat out, and do their shopping.
The Combined Authority’s investment strategy behind ‘Growing Fenland’ helps the market towns realise Masterplans that will both help them recover from Covid and thrive for years to come.
The Masterplans each contain proposals to maximise regeneration and make the towns even more vibrant and attractive places to live, work and visit. In their Masterplans, the communities themselves identified what their towns most need and pinpointed opportunities for sustainable growth, better transport, improved accessibility and more skills training.
The stakeholder town teams, comprising local government, business, community and youth representatives, held virtual discussions during the Covid lockdowns to prioritise which proposals should progress to the key bidding stage.
As Fenland now continues to reopen for business, the Masterplan ambitions aim to support economic recovery.
Each Growing Fenland bid was reviewed by Fenland District Council’s Cabinet before being submitted to the Combined Authority for approval.