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Hundreds of views heard during first two weeks of our Big Conversation

Published: Friday, October 6, 2017

It’s good to talk and the Greater Cambridge Partnership has listened to hundreds of views on the future of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire during the first two weeks of our Big Conversation. 

The partnership team has listened to commuters at Cambridge Station, football fans ahead of Cambridge United’s win over Forest Green Rovers, shoppers in the Grand Arcade and students at Cambridge University Student Union’s Fresher’s Fair.

Our Big Conversation continues at Cambridge Market from 9am on Saturday as the partnership continues to seek views on what improvements in transport, housing, skills and technology would most help people and businesses to thrive in the future.

GCP staff talking to Cambridge United fans

GCP staff talking to Cambridge United Fans

Up to £1 billion in funding has been secured over the next few years to improve the city region’s transport links and to deliver thousands of new homes and jobs.

Chair of the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s Executive Board Cllr Francis Burkitt said: “We’ve had a tremendous response to Our Big Conversation and it’s encouraging to hear that people have some interesting thoughts and ideas on how the City Deal investment can help our community thrive in the future.”

More than 25 business and community events, which are listed below, will have been held by the time the Big Conversation reaches its conclusion in November.

Comments so far have ranged from praising early GCP improvements through to locations and suggested schemes in which the partnership could use the funding secured from the Government to reduce congestion and grow jobs and housing.

You can watch a video featuring the views of some of The U’s fans we spoke to during our event at The Cambs Glass Stadium on our YouTube channel and below.

People unable to attend the events can still have their say via an online survey and by using the #OurBigConversation on Twitter. For more information, or to take part in the online survey visit the Our Big Conversation webpage. 

Big Conversation events

30 Nov 2017
2:45 — 7:00 PM

Future of Transport in Cambridge

Block E, Postdoc Centre @ Eddington,, 105 Eddington Place, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 1AS,

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25 Nov 2017
9:00 AM — 5:00 PM

Hack the City Wayfinding Challenge

Cambridge Station, Station Road, Cambridge, CB1 2JW,

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21 Nov 2017
10:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Big Conversation at Foxton Village Hall

2 Hardman Rd,, Foxton, , Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB22 6RN,

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17 Nov 2017
10:00 AM — 3:00 PM

Our Big Conversation - Takeover Challenge

Location to be confirmed

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31 Oct 2017
7:30 — 9:30 AM

Big Conversation Business Briefing, Hinxton Hall

Hinxton Hall, Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1RQ,

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