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Chatteris’ smart new town sign was officially unveiled by the Mayor, Councillor Linda Ashley.

The sign was created by Chatteris artist Ric Savage, who very kindly donated his time after Chatteris Town Council purchased the materials. Coun Ashley thanked Mr Savage for his wonderful sign.

The original town sign was donated by the Women’s Institute in 1977 to mark the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. It has been replaced and refurbished four times and Coun Ashley pointed out it is only fitting that the new sign should be unveiled in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.

Mayor Coun Linda Ashley, Deputy Mayor Coun Anne Hay and artist Mr Ric Savage. (56715709)
Mayor Coun Linda Ashley, Deputy Mayor Coun Anne Hay and artist Mr Ric Savage. (56715709)

The sign is located in Jubilee Gardens which have been refurbished as part of the Renaissance Project. Street furniture and lampposts throughout the town centre have been re-painted, refurbished and replaced through the project which is part of the Growing Fenland scheme funded by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority.

Businesses in the town centre are also able to apply for grants to smarten up their premises.

For an application form they should contact the town council.

Chatteris’ smart new town sign was officially unveiled by the Mayor, Councillor Linda Ashley.. (56715712)
Chatteris’ smart new town sign was officially unveiled by the Mayor, Councillor Linda Ashley.. (56715712)

The aim of the Renaissance project is to help businesses and the town recover from the pandemic. It is hoped showing the town is care for will help to attract more visitors and encourage local people to shop and dine in the town centre.



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