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Mayor's Blog: A Tale of Two Cities - and Eleven Market Towns

9 June 2020

We could all do with a pandemic pick-me-up and June hit the ground running with terrific news from the Combined Authority Boardzoom.

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Metro advisers urge ‘One CAM’ over ‘slice-and-dice’ jigsaw

9 June 2020

In a key step towards bringing the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro - CAM – to life, the CAM Partnership Board has heard how unifying the projects in one streamlined plan would move all strands forward at the same time.

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Combined Authority approves £2.9 million for quickfire upgrades to cycle paths and pedestrian highways

9 June 2020

The Combined Authority of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has approved the spend of £2.9 million to improve cycle and pedestrian facilities across the region, of which £575,000 is to be spent over the next 8 weeks on rapid, pilot upgrades to get more people walking and cycling.

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Green light given to pilot Retraining scheme that will help people affected by Covid-19 move into new careers

4 June 2020

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board has today voted to approve the acceleration of a government scheme to help people retrain and develop new skills to support their employment following Covid-19.

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Mayor gets unanimous Board go-ahead for Market Town multi-million giveaway

3 June 2020

The Board of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority today unanimously approved triggering the process through which eleven market towns can bid for millions of pounds to help them build the future they want.

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'Starting gun fired' on Region's own Climate Change strategy to eradicate emissions by 2050

3 June 2020

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, led by Mayor James Palmer, has today announced Baroness Brown of Cambridge as Chair of a new independent Climate Change Commission for the region, which will begin work this month.

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Micro Grants boosting Cambridgeshire and Peterborough's smallest businesses during coronavirus

2 June 2020

104 of the smallest businesses in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have been awarded grant funding to help them adapt to the economic shock of coronavirus via a new scheme launched in response to the pandemic.The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority’s Micro Grant Scheme is for businesses with five employees or fewer.

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

1 June 2020

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.

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Issue 25: Free Webinars and examples of businesses opening safely

1 June 2020

If you are a Business Membership Organisation, please share this widely amongst your member companies and networks. Tell us about the impact on your businessCovid-19: support for businesses - updates 1 June 2020

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Mayor reiterates his opposition to the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s Cambourne to Cambridge Busway

28 May 2020

James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has reiterated his opposition to the Cambourne to Cambridge Busway following the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s (GCP) decision to proceed with its scheme against his advice.The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, led by Mayor Palmer, is the Transport Authority for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and sets the Local Transport Policy for the area.Whilst the GCP have had their next tranche of funding for the City Deal released by government, it calls for continued close collaboration with the Combine Authority to ensure future success.

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