Fenland and Ramsey receive new funding for town projects

New project proposals for Fenland and Ramsey have received funding from the county’s mayoral body.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 3:48 pm
Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Board board has agreed to the funding under its Market Towns Programme.

The programme has seen masterplans drawn up which set out each town’s priority projects. So far, 38 projects have received combined funding of £9 million from the combined authority.

At Friday’s board meeting a further £778,679 of funding for Wisbech, Chatteris and Ramsey was agreed, broken down into:

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. £147,500 to help Wisbech develop a community-friendly water park within its Bowthorpe Conservation Area

. £595,000 to support Ramsey develop a new community and business hub, including a Mediterranean-style ‘walkabout zone’ for outdoor gathering and socialising

. £36,147 to support local skills development in Chatteris and for learners to sharpen up their digital skills.

Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough James Palmer said: “I’m delighted that market towns, not just north or south, but across the board are getting their share.”