Cambs County council win �175,000 of funding to improve Fenland’s footpaths

FENLAND’S footpaths are set to benefit from a grant of �175,000 to help support economic development, tourism and regeneration in the area.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Countryside Access Team won the European funding, which will be available over three years to improve signs, gates, bridges and the surfacing of footpaths.

Mike Carter from Cambridgeshire Acre, programme manager for the Fens Adventurers Rural Development Programme, joined county council leader Jill Tuck and countryside services team Leader Kate Day to mark the start of work to improve Woodman’s Way in Wimblington and the Hereward Way which goes through March.

Cllr Tuck said: “I am very pleased that the money from this pot will be used to help support physical improvements in Fenland which will encourage more people to get out and about and enable those who already do to enjoy the wonderful Fens landscape even more.”

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