Chance to help shape East Cambridgeshire’s transport future - consultations sessions include one today

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East Cambs District Council are closing St Mary's Street car park for one day for essential tree maintenance - Credit: Archant

Residents in East Cambridgeshire are being given the chance to have their say on the potential transport improvements they would like to see to improve the district in the future.

Cambridgeshire County Council is consulting on the draft Transport Strategy for East Cambridgeshire until Friday April 8 which focuses on improving the links between areas of job creation and economic growth.

The strategy has been created to support growth and development detailed within the current East Cambridgeshire Local Plan and to form the basis of the potential transport improvements in the district.

Anyone can have their say by attending one of the events, completing a copy of the questionnaire which can be found at libraries in East Cambridgeshire, or by going online at:

Cllr Ian Bates, chairman of economy and environment committee at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “As East Cambridgeshire continues to grow, more people will be making trips from walking and cycling to driving a car and using the railway. The draft strategy looks at ways we can improve accessibility for communities, especially for residents living in more rural parts of the district, while balancing the capacity of the current infrastructure. The aim is to balance the needs of the public with what it is possible to deliver.

“This consultation gives all members of the public who live, work and travel through East Cambridgeshire the chance to comment on the strategy – its policies and proposed improvements. We will use the feedback to develop the document further and understand the challenges people face. So if you want to have your say on the future of transport then this is your opportunity.”

Consultation locations:

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• Today (Thursday) until 7pm, The Glebe – Hall, 4 High Street, Sutton

• Monday March 14, 3pm – 7pm, Littleport Village Hall, Victoria Street, Littleport

• Tuesday March 15, 3pm – 7pm, The Walter Gidney Pavilion, Fountain Lane, Soham

• Tuesday March 22, 3pm – 7pm, Etheldreda Room, Cathedral Centre, Palace Green, Ely

More information and the draft strategy can also be found at