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In Brief: 60 Seconds With.......Katie Williams, St Neots Town Centre Manager

Wed 12 Apr 2017

Our Managing Director hasd the pleasure of meeting with Katie Williams, Town Centre Manager for St Neots. Katie first took on the role in 2011 for 2 years, but after a brief hiatus elsewhere, came back to re-join the Council last year! We had a quickfire 60 seconds to ask Katie a few questions about her role in developing the Town:

Morning Katie - in a snapshot, tell us what your job at St Neots Council involves?

As Town Development Manager I work to improve the vitality and viability of St Neots, acting as an ambassador for the town and working collaboratively with community and business leaders to deliver projects which directly benefit St Neots. My multi-faceted role includes organising community events, leading the Town Council’s communications to update the public on our current activities and working on initiatives to promote the town to residents and visitors alike.  


What first attracted you to St Neots?

St Neots is a pretty riverside town, benefiting from the convenience of excellent transport links and affordable property, with plenty of green space and parkland to enjoy alongside the picturesque River Great Ouse. I was especially drawn to working for St Neots Town Council after meeting so many passionate business and community leaders, all keen to engage in initiatives to directly benefit the town.   


Which event or activity are you most looking forward to in St Neots this year?

Definitely the Outdoor Cinema, taking place in Riverside Park on Saturday 9 September. It is the first event of this kind we have held and there already appears to be lots of enthusiasm for it. The film hasn’t yet been decided; we will be holding a public vote to select the movie. It is guaranteed to be a family friendly event, open to all. Spectators are invited to bring picnics to enjoy whilst watching the film and refreshments will also be available to purchase on the night. All we need is for the weather to be on our side.

 

What is the most challenging aspect of your job?

Having enough hours in the day to juggle all the projects I am involved with to make sure they come to fruition and most importantly are successful! Working for a Town Council we are a very small team with limited resources so managing expectations can be a challenge. 

 

Have you seen the Town change at all, since you first started the job?

Yes, when I started at the Council back in 2011 the town was a lot smaller. I have seen the town centre cinema complex open, which was a really positive development for the town. Several new businesses have opened in St Neots overe the years and now enjoy great success. The expansion of the Loves Farm development and Loves Farm House Community Centre has contributed towards St Neots being the largest and fasted growing town in Cambridgeshire. Several new and exciting not for profit community groups have been established including:

•The Switch Now project, providing work experience opportunities for young adults with learning disabilities

•Riverside Miniature Railway, which is a volunteer led group working to bring a miniature railway to Riverside Park, for everyone to enjoy all year round. 

With all of these changes have come many new families to the town, and it is wonderful to see them making use of the town’s facilities and enjoying the community events we put on. 

 

And if St Neots residents want to get involved in the community, what is the best way to do so?

There are a multitude of clubs, groups and societies in St Neots, covering all interest areas. With three dedicated community centres including the Priory Centre (in the town centre), Eatons Community Centre and Loves Farm House these venues are the principle locations for community led activity and functions. Residents can contact us at the Town Council Office to enquire and we can put you in touch with the appropriate people.

There is also a list of What’s On at the Priory Centre on our website: www.stneots-tc.gov.uk

To enquire further contact:  info@stneots-tc.gov.uk / 01480 388911. 

 

So...if money was no object, what would be your dream event for St Neots?

I’m not sure I can answer this one. If money really was no object I would invite the local community to tell us what event they would like to see in St Neots and we would go with their choice! 

Katie - many thanks for your time, and we look forward to some exciting events coming to the Town this year!

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