Tag: St Neots

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Makeover grants extended to more market towns

Town centre traders in Huntingdonshire are set to benefit as the successful Shop Front Grant Scheme funded by the Combined Authority is extended from Huntingdon and St Ives to St Neots and Ramsey. The scheme, funded by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority’s Market Towns Programme, was visited by the Mayor, Dr Nik Johnson this […]

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St Ives and St Neots could get faster broadband

Around one in three homes and businesses who can upgrade to ultrafast full fibre broadband across Cambridgeshire have done so – but thousands are still missing out on the more reliable and lightning-speed services. In a £21 million local investment, Openreach engineers are building the network to make one gigabit per second  available to people […]

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On the road again! Multiply bus tour promoting free courses to improve number confidence

The Multiply Bus Roadshow is back, aiming to help even more people in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to become more number confident. The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority was awarded £4 million by Government to help improve numeracy across the region as part of the national Multiply programme. The Mutiply Bus Roadshow toured the region at […]

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Combined Authority co-funds smart tech pilot in St Neots for early flood risk notifications

Local councillors in St Neots spent time at the Rowing Club last week discovering why smart sensors capable of detecting river level rises are being trialled in vulnerable flood spots across Huntingdonshire. The flood sensors offer the potential to provide messages about changes in water levels and are being trialled to see if triggering of […]

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Travel information screens and smart sensor network set to transform market towns across Cambridgeshire

Market towns across Cambridgeshire are set to benefit from the installation of travel information screens alongside a new wireless sensor network which is being rolled out to help the local economy grow and create better and more sustainable places to live, work and visit. On behalf of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, the Connecting […]

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Combined Authority makes time for Hunts and East Cambs market town plans slowed by Covid

Members of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board came to the help of market towns struggling with the effects of Covid  when they unanimously approved requests from Huntingdonshire and East Cambridgeshire district councils to extend the funding timeline on  Market Towns budget allocations. The Board team, led by Mayor Dr Nik Johnson, yesterday (Wed) approved […]

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Free Wifi gives Huntingdonshire market towns a pre-Christmas boost

Supported with funding from the mayoral Combined Authority, free public access Wifi is now live in Huntingdonshire market towns, bringing a welcome pre-Christmas boost for local businesses and residents. The CambWifi network has been extended by Cambridgeshire County Council’s Connecting Cambridgeshire programme, with the support of Huntingdonshire District Council, and additional funding for market towns […]

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Free CambWifi going live in Huntingdonshire market towns

Free public access Wifi is going live in market towns across Huntingdonshire to help residents keep connected and bolster local businesses through the dark days of Covid. CambWifi has just gone live in St Neots and will be available in St Ives, Ramsey and Huntingdon town centres this autumn, bringing users safe internet access when they […]

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Mayor says C2C report can be catalyst for joined-up working with GCP on ‘One CAM’ approach

At yesterday’s (July 8) Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Transport and Infrastructure Committee meeting, members voted to approve to release to the Greater Cambridge Partnership, for their review and consideration, an independent report into their current Cambourne to Cambridge busway proposal, which found it does not align with the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro Sub Strategy. James […]

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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’s Masterplan: £13.1 million for eleven Market Town makeovers

Mayor James Palmer will this week ask the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board to trigger the process by which the region’s market towns can apply for millions of pounds to help them unlock opportunity and shape their own future. The Combined Authority has put £13.1 million on the table to support delivery of eleven […]

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St Neots gets people-friendly new look with street makeover

Full funding is now in place for improvements to the look and feel of St Neots town centre, including replacement and upgrade of bus shelters around the market square, signposts to help visitors, planters, bench seating, and new cycle racks. With additional funds from Huntingdonshire District Council’s Community Infrastructure Levy – CIL – there will […]

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Mayoral team hears how St Neots Masterplan is moving ahead

Led by Mayor James Palmer, a team of officers from the Combined Authority visited St Neots to discuss the latest steps towards delivery of the town’s Masterplan. The Combined Authority is the strategic partner and key funder for the St Neots Masterplan. It has committed £4.1 million to the project which is a partnership between […]

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Mayor James Palmer visits St Neots to see how £4.1m Masterplan funding will boost town

Mayor James Palmer went on a tour of St Neots on Friday to see how the town will benefit from £4.1 million of Combined Authority investment into its new Masterplan aimed at helping it continue to thrive. The Masterplan funding for the first phase, approved last summer, is focussed on creating a more vibrant town […]

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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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Combined Authority supports ‘smart’ solutions for St Neots

St Neots residents have welcomed the opportunity to share their views to help find ‘smart’ solutions to tackle some of the town’s challenges. More than 50 people dropped in to the first Smart St Neots Meetup held at the new Art & Soul café to discuss key issues facing the town over a cuppa and […]

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Masterplan for St Neots Moves Forward

A bid for £4.1m of investment in St Neots will be presented at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board meeting next week (Wednesday 27th June 2018). St Neots is the first Market Town in the Combined Authority area to complete its Masterplan and deliver a Strategic Business Case and funding proposal to the Board. […]

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