Black Cat Radio finds new home in St Neots

THE Black Cat finally got the cream this week after the St Neots community radio station found a new home.

Owners of Black Cat Radio, Tony Gillham and Mark Hansard, met with St Neots mayor Councillor Barry Chapman to view their new premises in the town’s Priory Centre.

The station will set up the studio on a free, short-term basis to be reviewed at the end of the year.

The move comes after their current Huntingdon Street landlord, Councillor Bob Farrer, said he could no longer afford to allow the station free rent accommodation – it was costing him thousands, he said.

Station organisers now plan to start work over the weekend rigging up the new premises.

“We’re delighted with our new home,” Mr Gillham said. “We initially decided to go with the Priory Centre because it’s the no-cost option. All town councillors bar one voted in favour of us using it, which we’re delighted about.

“It’s just a relief that Black Cat Radio can continue to serve the people of St Neots which we have taken so much pride in doing. We can now get on with the business of being a community radio station and are looking forward immensely to the run-up to Christmas.”