My vision for town
Better facilities for youngsters and an improved shopping experience are priorities for the new St Neots town centre manager. Tom McCormick, 57, replaces Elaine Thody, who resigned last month. Mr McCormick, right, moved to St Neots in 1991 and lives with
Better facilities for youngsters and an improved shopping experience are priorities for the new St Neots town centre manager.
Tom McCormick, 57, replaces Elaine Thody, who resigned last month.
Mr McCormick, right, moved to St Neots in 1991 and lives with his wife and two children in Eaton Ford.
He said he was excited about his new role and was still settling in.
"With the projected growth of the town this is an exciting time and I am honoured to be part of it," he said.
Born in Scotland, Mr McCormick previously worked for the Government Office for the East of England.
- 1 Eight Huntingdon children handed anti-social behaviour interventions
- 2 A1 set for night-time and weekend closures until August
- 3 Meet the Sassy Lassies cycling group encouraging women in Huntingdonshire to ride
- 4 Suspected case of bird flu in swan reported to DEFRA
- 5 7 of the most beautiful churches in Cambridgeshire
- 6 Police check home of 101-year-old animal rights patron for stolen beagles
- 7 New homes plan for Huntingdonshire village
- 8 Part of The Busway set for weekend closure with diversions near St Ives
- 9 Site cleared after 'grenade' prompts alarm
- 10 A "determined" Huntingdon man takes on Everest after a double lung transplant
He said he wanted the town centre manager role so he could become more involved in the area where he lives.
"I spent a fair period of my life working in central government and wanted an opportunity to become more involved in the local community, and this seemed like an ideal way of helping contribute to the area where I live.
"The town itself is very attractive and it has many features including the riverside, golf club and a leisure centre. But there is still more we can do to improve it."
He sees the extra housing in St Neots as an ideal opportunity to develop facilities in the town.
"With the projected growth of the town the facilities will be under even more pressure and now is the time to start thinking about developing them. The town could benefit from more youth facilities and improved retail."
INFORMATION: Tom McCormick can be contacted on 01480 388911 Monday to Wednesday.