Keystone to lead stakeholder and community engagement for £407k ecological project in Godmanchester

Keystone has been chosen by Huntingdonshire District Council to support the upcoming ecological project set to improve fish and eel migration and enhance river frontage space in Godmanchester.

Led by Huntingdonshire District Council, the project has been jointly funded in partnership with the Environment Agency, Highways England A428/A14 Legacy Fund, Godmanchester Town Council and Godmanchester in Bloom. Work on the £470k project is expected to start in May and is due for completion in September this year.

Throughout the construction period, and leading up to the launch of the new frontage, the Keystone team will be responsible for communicating and engaging with all project stakeholders. Keystone will also develop a series of online and offline
communication campaigns to inform and inspire local residents in the town and across the wider area.

Keystone was chosen to develop and roll out the 6-month stakeholder and community engagement programme through a competitive pitch process orchestrated by Huntingdonshire District Council. This will be Keystone’s third community engagement project delivered for HDC over the last 12 months, previously acting as the core delivery team for Reopening Huntingdonshire and Think Local.

Orchestrating community engagement impact is a core skill at the heart of Keystone’s approach, which was evident to the HDC team during the pitching process. Experience also comes from similar community focussed campaigns delivered for St Neots and Huntingdon Town Councils, as well as regional membership body Cambridgeshire ACRE.