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A new era for adult education in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough set for launch

6 June 2019

A refocusing of how adult education funding is spent in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to give lower paid, lower skilled people the qualifications they need to secure better jobs will launch this summer.The £11.5 million budget for Adult Education was devolved to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority earlier this year.

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Public set to have their say on strategy to shape Cambridgeshire and Peterborough's transport future

28 May 2019

Members of the public are set to be given the opportunity to help share a strategy to tackle transport challenges and support ambitions for growth in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough over the next 30 years.The Combined Authority's Local Transport Plan (LTP) will provide the policy foundation and strategic context for key projects like the CAM Metro, Wisbech, Soham and Cambridge South rail station proposals, the dualling of the A47 and A10 and the ongoing work to reform the bus network.The Combined Authority Board will be recommended to approve a widespread community and stakeholder consultation on the LTP, which would see half-day events held across the whole area to which the public would be encouraged to attend.

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Cllr John Holdich praises impact of Combined Authority as he is made Deputy Mayor

24 May 2019

Peterborough City Council leader Cllr John Holdich has been appointed Deputy Mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority by Mayor James Palmer. Cllr Holdich is  now the statutory Deputy Mayor, taking over from Cllr Charles Roberts, who previously held the post.Cllr Holdich was first elected to Peterborough City Council 40 years ago in 1979, said he is delighted to be able to support Mayor James Palmer as his deputy, and continue to drive forward the key priorities of the Combined Authority.Cllr John Holdich said: "My focus will be on supporting the Mayor with the continues progress of transformational schemes such as the University of Peterborough, the CAM Metro, dualling the A10 and A47, new rail station in Wisbech, Soham and Cambridgeshire and increased housing delivery."In Peterborough we remain on course to welcome the first 2,000 students to the new University 2022, we are investing in upgrading city centre infrastructure, and the A47 dualling will also offer significant benefits to the city."Devolution has made the accelerated delivery of such schemes possible.

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Agri-Tech Growth Fund grant for world leader in natural plastic alternatives

21 May 2019

Cambridge-based Xampla, a global leader in the creation of natural plastic alternatives made from plant protein, has been awarded a £60,000 grant by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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Agri-Tech Growth Fund grant for innovative soil sampling app

20 May 2019

Keith Mount Liming, a sixth-generation agricultural business based in Bury St Edmunds, has been awarded a £12,500 grant by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

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Business to be surveyed on what courses they want to see at new University of Peterborough

3 May 2019

Employers in and around Peterborough are being surveyed on what sorts of courses and skills they want to see as part of ongoing plans to develop the University of Peterborough.Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer has written to ten of the biggest businesses in the city, asking for their feedback, while a further 150-200 firms will also be invited to complete the survey.Mayor Palmer said to survey reflects that this will be a different kind of university, which is rooted to the needs of the local economy, and that engagement with employers in this way will be running thread in its development.The vision for the University is to be a trailblazer for other higher education institutions by embedding advanced technical learning within the curriculum.

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

15 April 2019

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 centre for residents and visitors.

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Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority secures £90,000 to help veterans at risk of homelessness

10 April 2019

Military veterans at risk of homelessness in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are set to benefit from funding of £90,000 which has been given only to Combined Authorities in England.

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Opportunity for two Communications Officers to join the Combined Authority

10 April 2019

We need two dynamic, creative and motivated communicators who can source, develop and deliver outstanding content to a range of audiences.

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Mayor James Palmer supports taking key next step for dualling A10 between Ely and Cambridge

22 March 2019

The key next steps to dual the A10 between Ely and Cambridge will be presented to the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board next week.The Board will be recommended to carry out a Strategic Outline Business Case (SOBC) study for the dualling scheme.

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