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Mayor joins workforce on site of Soham’s new station

Mayor James Palmer this week visited the site of the new railway station at Soham which is being funded with £18.6m from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority which he leads. Network Rail staff and construction workers from the contractor J Murphy and Sons showed Mayor Palmer around the site where early construction work is […]

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Fenland and East Cambridgeshire proposals win market town funding

The Combined Authority Board has today approved Combined Authority funding for a raft of imaginative projects for market towns in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire. On the table was some £1.5 million for Chatteris, Ely, Soham and Whittlesey, all seeking to increase their pull for residents, visitors, and businesses. Future-proofing and history featured high on the […]

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Mayor backs Fenland and East Cambridgeshire proposals for market town funding

Mayor James Palmer will this week ask the Combined Authority Board to approve Combined Authority funding for a raft of imaginative projects for market towns in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire. On the table, some £1.5 million for Chatteris, Ely, Soham and Whittlesey, all seeking to increase their pull for residents, visitors, and businesses. Future-proofing and […]

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Contract awarded to build Soham station

Network Rail has awarded the contract to build Soham’s new railway station to J Murphy & Sons Ltd.   Having been without a rail connection for almost 55 years, the contract will deliver a new station for Soham, providing the community with more transport choices to local destinations and support more investment as part of […]

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Mayor’s Blog: A Tale of Two Cities – and Eleven Market Towns.

We could all do with a pandemic pick-me-up and June hit the ground running with terrific news from the Combined Authority Board. More than a pick-me-up, it’s a big step forward.  Board members gave unanimous and very enthusiastic approval for our region’s market towns to apply for a share of a whopping £13.1 million to […]

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Mayor James Palmer welcomes successful Soham rail station public information events as another big step forward for scheme

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor James Palmer said two public information events on plans to build a rail station in Soham was another significant step forward for the scheme. The Mayor, along with staff from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and Network Rail, took questions from members of the public at the busy event at […]

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Mayor James Palmer hails signs that Soham station is becoming a reality

With proposals for Soham train station set to be presented to the public this month, a series of clear, budgeted next steps to bring the scheme to delivery have been laid out by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority. Mayor James Palmer has also hailed the positive signs of progress which show the train station […]

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Combined Authority reveals plan for the year ahead

An important milestone has been reached as the 12 key projects that will be the focus of activity throughout 2019/20 at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority were agreed. The new Business Plan was approved at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board Meeting this week (30th January 2019). It sets out the 12 key […]

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