St Neots has an exciting opportunity to become one of the UK’s first ‘smart’ market towns and lead the way for other market towns in Cambridgeshire.
Our St Neots Smart Places Initiative is exploring ‘smart’ solutions to help to tackle some of the key issues the town faces, in areas such as transport, environment, connectivity and information.
We’re aiming to help to address some of the challenges identified in the St Neots Master Plan and the Neighbourhood Plan by working in collaboration with local authorities, town councils and community groups.
We want to work with local people to discover how data, emerging technology and digital connectivity can be used to support the continuing growth of this busy town.
How can I get involved?
We want to hear from the people who know St Neots well and have ideas and suggestions to help us to find smart solutions to help to tackle some of the key issues in the town.
There are a range of ways you can get involved and give your feedback over the coming months – whether you use digital technology or not.
We had a great response to our first Smart St Neots Meetup on Saturday 10 November at the Art & Soul Café. More than 50 people came along with lots of suggestions for using data and technology to improve the town.
Go to the interactive map to see the comments and add your own ideas and suggestions!
Come to our next event
FUTURE TAKEOVER – Exploring the long-term growth of St Neots and its creative sector through ambitious thinking.
Get involved in our free sessions at the Art & Soul Cafe, 7 New Street, St Neots PE19 1AE:
Thursday 24 January, 6.30-9pm
Creative St Neots: A bold way forward for the creative sector.
Friday 25 January, 6.30-9pm
If St Neots were Sim City: town planning with a twist.
Saturday 26 January, 10am-3pm
Future Town fair: talks, workshops, makers, gaming and more for all the family
For more information and to book your free sessions (no need to book for Saturday 26 January – just drop in to see us): collusion.org.uk/stneots
The Future Takeover is supported by Collusion, The Neotists, Arts Council England and the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority. It supports the ambitions outlined in the Local Plan and Masterplan for St Neots and seeks to identify ambitious new thinking in the delivery of a creative place where people want to live, work and play, both now and 20-30 years in the future.
Pin your views on the Smart St Neots interactive map
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chat: Twitter @ConnectingCambs or @SmartCamb; LinkedIn
Post your comments in the feedback boxes at The Priory Centre or St Neots Library