Top agency hired to woo Government cash for Fenland
- Credit: Steve Barclay
Fenland is going into battle to secure more Government investment into the area – and MP Steve Barclay is putting his money where his ambitions are.
In conjunction with Fenland District Council, he is underwriting a leading marketing firm thinkingplace to “transform” our prospects.
Mr Barclay says the company has successfully helped areas such as Lowestoft and Hull and he wants them to do the same for Fenland.
“It is important that we learn from those areas that have been most successful in securing business investment and Government levelling up funding,"” he said.
“There is much locally to be proud of, and progress has already been made in securing investment in a number of areas,” he said.
“But we can unlock more and this project is a positive step forward in ensuring we work together to do so”.
He says three important questions stand out:
- 1 Man assaulted woman and verbally abused hotel staff
- 2 Crews tackle blaze in Wisbech
- 3 Fenland man repeatedly raped woman for 20 years
- 4 Arson arrest after Wisbech blaze
- 5 Man charged following Peterborough murder
- 6 Honda, Seat and Toyota crash on A141
- 7 Clarion Housing ‘cyber incident’ affects thousands of tenants
- 8 Domestic abuser tried to strangle and suffocate mother of his child
- 9 Man dies after van and lorry crash on A141
- 10 Woman who twice ignored 'no fly tipping' signs faces two fines
What are Fenland strengths on which we can build to attract investment to our area?
What quality of life opportunities do we have, and how do we best communicate our areas potential to those living elsewhere?
What are the business growth opportunities best suited to Fenland’s economy, so we can attract more jobs with higher wages and higher productivity?
As part of the project, thinkingplace will be asking people from across the district what they love about living, working, and playing in Fenland and what makes us unique.
This will include a series of focus groups, public workshops, and one-to-one interviews designed to enable our bids for funding to better reflect and build on our strengths.
To join one of the four public workshops, please click on the relevant link below to reserve your free ticket:
• Chatteris place Marketing Workshop – November 9 from 5.30-7pm
• March place marketing workshop – November 10 from 5.30-7pm
• Whittlesey place marketing workshop – November 16 from 5.30-7pm
• Wisbech place marketing workshop – November 18 from 5.30-7pm
Fenland District Council Leader and Cabinet member for finance, Cllr Chris Boden, said the work “will help us capture all that is good about the district”.