Mayor opens new Ramsey Civic Centre funded by Combined Authority
Townspeople, local businesses and visitors will all benefit from a new civic office and commercial hub opened this week in Ramsey by the Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Dr Nik Johnson.
The town council office in the heart of the historic town was possible thanks to £300k put towards the development by the Combined Authority’s Market Towns Programme.
The Town Hall hub is the latest Combined Authority investment in Ramsey, along with £295k to transform the centre with high street pedestrianisation and a range of improvements to complement it – plus a further £221k for walker-friendly extras like traffic-calming and pedestrian zoning around the Produce Hub and Clock Tower.
The ‘walkabout area’ facilitates outdoor socialising and relaxed shopping, and Ramsey town centre now has free public CambWifi, delivered through the Combined Authority-led Connecting Cambridgeshire.
The Town Hall opening by the Mayor coincided with the extension into both Ramsey and St Neots of the popular and successful Shop Fronts Grant scheme, also funded by the Combined Authority’s Market Towns Programme and managed by partners Huntingdonshire District Council and BID First Huntingdon.
Joined for the opening by Ramsey Mayor Roger Brereton and Deputy Mayor Val Fendley, Dr Nik Johnson cut the ribbon to declare the new town council office and hub open for business.