East Region MEP to tour businesses in East Cambs
AN East of England MEP will be taking a tour of East Cambridgeshire next week to see how businesses and infrastructure in the district are helping the economy grow.
Geoffrey Van Orden MEP, who campaigned for �3.2 million of EU funding to help with Network Rail upgrade project Ely Loops, will be meeting a number of companies including Forces Recruitment, 3T and Inertia at e-space North and South business centres on October 19.
The two centres are run by East Cambridgeshire District Council and e-space north, Littleport received EU Funding in 2001.
During his visit Mr Van Orden will be accompanied by members of East Cambridgeshire District Council as he learns how the district is working to lead the region’s economic recovery.
The MEP, who sits on the European Parliament’s Transport Committee, said: “I am really looking forward to seeing for myself how businesses in East Cambridgeshire are making a difference in the East of England.
You may also want to watch:
“Cambridgeshire has huge potential to deliver economic growth in our country but it needs to be supported by infrastructure. This is where money we can secure from Europe can make a real difference from improving transport links to helping to support local businesses.”
Cllr Peter Moakes, leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council, said: “We will be welcoming Mr Van Orden at a time when our district is putting in place the key building blocks for success.
- 1 Councillors praised for 'tireless' illegal encampment work
- 2 East Cambs could be getting five new walking routes
- 3 Former deputy mayor wants to move Newmarket to Cambridgeshire
- 4 Round one to High Flyer after highways gives thumbs up to giant mug
- 5 'Panicked' dangerous driver apologises after 90mph police pursuit
- 6 Our weekly round-up of what Ely Standard readers have to say
- 7 Customers report summerhouse builder to fraud investigators
- 8 Foodbank receives ‘kind’ cash donation from housebuilder
- 9 Leader’s reminder of human cost of £100k homes fall-out
- 10 Residents told 'not to approach' illegal encampment
“Whether it is seeing how companies are thriving in our business centres to hearing how major infrastructure schemes are progressing – we have a lot of great things happening in East Cambridgeshire.”