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Residents and local groups invited to put forward ideas for investment in East Barnwell

News release from 26/02/2020

CAMBRIDGE City Council is asking East Barnwell residents, businesses, community organisations and other stakeholders for their views on priorities for the future of the local area.

The council is working with local groups such as Abbey People to carry out a detailed study of the opportunities for regeneration and investment in East Barnwell.

Involvement of all groups in the local community is being encouraged to help produce a co-ordinated plan for the local area.

The focus of the study will be on how best to provide homes, improve community facilities, make infrastructure improvements and green the local area.

Residents, groups and others have until 26 March to express their views and aspirations for East Barnwell.

Cllr Richard Johnson, Executive Councillor for Housing, said: “Asking local people for their views is the first important step in getting this new study under way which could lead to huge improvements for East Barnwell.

“We are committed to delivering more homes in Cambridge to meet the acute shortage and with those homes must come the infrastructure and amenities that create strong and sustainable communities.

“It is really important that we hear from as many people as possible living or working in East Barnwell to help inform the next steps investment and transformation in the local area so I would encourage people to take this initial opportunity to tell us what they think.”

A dedicated website - www.eastbarnwellconversation.com - has been set up for people to have their say and community events have been organised for face to face conversation with council officers.

The following events are confirmed with further events to be announced over the next few weeks.

Events
Event Date Time Venue
Abbey Stadium Seniors’ Lunch Thursday 5 March 11.30am Abbey Stadium
Abbey Volunteers’ networking Lunch Friday 13 March 11.30am Barnwell Baptist Church
Coldham’s Common Parkrun Saturday 21 March 9am Abbey Pool café area