BIDDING FOR INVESTMENT IN MARCH
Last week, it was good to speak to Fenland District Council Leader Cllr Chris Boden and Chief Executive Paul Medd about a range of issues and in particular the Government's £1bn scheme for investment in town redevelopment, known as the Future High Streets fund. I'm delighted that Fenland Council has now submitted a bid for a share of this funding and well done to councillors and officers involved.
Fenland Council said:
"The plans aim to diversify what the town has to offer and support its growth and sustainability by improving it for the wider community and attracting more people to live, work and visit in the future.
The bold schemes include transforming Broad Street to include much more pedestrian space and reduce traffic and opening up the underused riverside areas providing improved access and seating.
Other plans include redeveloping the historic Market Place to make it more of a community space, regenerating the Acre Road area and bringing vacant buildings back into use."