Welcome to the Ramsey 'Our Bigger Story' website. This is part of the multi media evaluation of 15 Big Local areas in England. The website is an opportunity to follow what is changing in Ramsey as a result of Big Local over a ten year period.
The aim of the website is to share the learning from everything that is happening in Ramsey with other Big Local areas and highlight what works in communities with a wider audience of practitioners and policy makers.
Public transport is a major challenge for residents in rural Ramsey. The Big Local Partnership worked with Town, District and County Councillors to collect over 1,000 signatures on a petition to Cambridgeshire County Council, and contracted a specialist to report on transport provision in Ramsey Parish. Key findings pointed to Ramsey’s social isolation, sporadic services, slow journey times and expensive ticket prices. Across services, Ramsey offers less than 25% of bus service levels compared to similar sized towns, and the level of subsidy is much lower. This article from the Ramsey Million newsletter shows how the partnership has worked to keep bus services going, and the national media coverage they have received.