The Combined Authority Board is chaired by the elected Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. The purpose of the Board is to ensure that the decisions and actions of the Combined Authority deliver key outcomes for the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
Who are the Combined Authority Board?
The Combined Authority Board is chaired by the elected Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and consists of the leaders of the seven constituent councils, the chair of the Business Board and co-opted members: the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Police & Crime Commissioner and representatives from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Fire Authority and the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group.
The purpose of the Board is to ensure that the decisions and actions of the Combined Authority deliver key outcomes for the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
We are a lean and effective local authority. We deliver practical, ambitious projects that increase wellbeing and economic growth across the region, levelling up and empowering the North of Cambridgeshire while building on and accelerating the ambition and international reputation of the South.
Our key ambitions for the Combined Authority include:
- doubling the size of the local economy
- accelerating house building rates to meet local and UK need
- delivering outstanding and much needed connectivity in terms of transport and digital links providing the UK’s most technically skilled workforce
- transforming public service delivery to be much more seamless and responsive to local need growing international recognition for our knowledge based economy
- improving the quality of life by tackling areas suffering from deprivation.
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority receives funding and powers from Central Government, which the Mayor and the Combined Authority Board oversee. The money we direct for you includes:
- £170 million to deliver new homes over a five-year period in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire which includes affordable, rented and shared ownership housing
- £20million a year funding over 30 years to boost growth in the region
- The budget for Adult Education across the region
The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board hold meetings once every two months.
These meetings are public; while in-person meetings are restricted by Covid-19, the Combined Authority Board meets publicly on Zoom.