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Wisbech Town Council

Serving the people of Wisbech

Wisbech Town Council Chamber, 1 North Brink

Town Clerk: Terry Jordan
1 North Brink, Wisbech
Cambridgeshire PE13 1JR

Calendar of Meetings and Events

Calendar of council meetings and civic and community events. See main Community page to submit an event.

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Geoff Achison and the UK Souldiggers

Geoff Achison and the UK Souldiggers

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:00

The very best in original blues-roots.
On tour from Australia and known for his energetic live performances and unique guitar mastery.

Geoff Achison invokes the spirit of the great blues & soul artists to create an engaging original sound.

From the deep south of Australia, his unique blend of "Bluesic" has created scores of devoted fans around the world. He's been chosen as one of the "Top Ten Hottest New Guitarists" by Guitar Player Magazine and was included in the "Top 100+ Guitarists You Should Know" roster.

In 2012 Geoff was listed as one of the "Top 50 Australian Guitarists " He's been a 17-time Guest Guitar Instructor at Jorma Kaukonen's (Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane) Fur Peace Guitar Ranch and an exciting festival favorite featured on PBS, NPR, CNN and the BBC.

He is a versatile artist who can deliver a complete show with nothing more than his soulful voice and virtuosic acoustic guitar style but is also a highly regarded electric guitarist compared favourably to Jeff Beck and Warren Haynes providing the full experience with his outstanding blues-rock combo, The Souldiggers.

Geoff is also a keen and expert improviser and has been invited on stage to jam with big names such as The Allman Brothers, Hot Tuna, George Porter, Jr., The Wood Brothers, John Mayall, Randall Bramblett, Delbert McClinton and many others. In 2014 Geoff Achison & The Souldiggers celebrated 20 years of music making with a spectacular live album and DVD package whilst the latest album, 'Another Mile, Another Minute'. He frequently tours the USA and Europe and maintains a steady presence on the home front in Australia.

He is supported by his "UK Souldiggers" -
Internationally acclaimed drummer, SAM KELLY (Cymande, Roger Chapman, Gary Moore, Chaka Khan, Madeline Bell)
Keys man, PAUL JOBSON (Boney M, Hamish Stewart, Linda Lewis, Bad Manners, Noel McCalla and the Anti Nowhere League)
Bassman, ANDY HODGE ("We Will Rock You", Raw Glory, Bootleg Blondie).

On a personal note: A few years ago Barry Homan introduced us to the music of Geoff Achison and "persuaded" us to go with him and see him live. We all shared what I still regard as a guitar playing masterclass from Geoff, and with The Souldiggers an amazing evening's music experience...MM

Take a listen online and then come and hear the real deal live.

Geoff Achison website and with The Souldiggers on Youtube

Simon Snow and Riko Burrows will be taking care of the sound and lighting.

Venue:
Elme Hall Hotel PE14 0DQ
Contact:
01945 475566
Wisbech Society Meeting - Red Arrows pilot Squadron Leader Mike Ling, Red 10

Wisbech Society Meeting - Red Arrows pilot Squadron Leader Mike Ling, Red 10

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:30

Wisbech Society announces a special presentation by Red Arrows pilot Squadron Leader Mike Ling, Red 10, at Wisbech Grammar School on 27 March


Squadron Leader Mike Ling, Team Supervisor and display commentator of the world famous Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team The Red Arrows, will be presenting an illustrated talk in Wisbech Grammar School's Russell Hall from 7.30pm on Monday, 27 March 2017.


Entering his ninth and final season with the Reds in 2017, 'Lingy' joined the team in 2007 as its youngest ever pilot. He will leave at the end of 2017 as the longest-serving Red Arrows pilot yet.


Mike flew as a display pilot from 2008, leaving after the standard three-year tour of duty the majority of Red Arrows pilots serve. But he was called back almost immediately as Red 10 and has remained so since late 2011.


Lingy's time as both display pilot and Team Supervisor gives him a unique perspective. His primary duty is to ensure safety in every aspect of the display, and while the Reds fly their gruelling pre-season work-up, Mike flies in the back seat of a different formation jet at least once every day.


He also observes from the ground, critiquing the display while ensuring safety, as well as writing and delivering the commentary that accompanies the team's performances at airshows in the UK and abroad.


Lingy is one of only two Reds cleared to fly photographers and visitors in the back of his jet and many spectacular photographs and videos of the Red Arrows in action were shot from Mike Ling's Hawk. And on the unusual occasion that a visitor – usually military aircrew or, very rarely, a celebrity – is invited to fly
with the team, they usually ride with Lingy.


His presentation promises to be informative and exciting, revealing much about the team and its display, as well as the wider Royal Air Force.


Admission is free for Society members. Non-members are invited to attend the lecture at an admission cost
of £3.00, while under-18s are invited to come along for free.


For further information regarding the event or the Society, contact Paul E Eden, Wisbech Society Press Officer, on publicity@wisbech-society.co.uk or go to www.wisbech-society.co.uk

Venue:
Wisbech Grammar School’s Russell Hall
Contact:
Wisbech Society - publicity@wisbech-society.co.uk

Wisbech Town Council Meeting

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 19:30

Full Town Council meeting

To be followed by Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Terry Jordan, Town Clerk
Agenda:
Agenda Wisbech Town Council Meeting 27 March 2017 (PDF, 405 Kb)
Minutes:
Minutes Wisbech Town Council Meeting 27 February 2017 (PDF, 473 Kb)
Documents:
Minutes Assets Management Committee Meeting 13 February 2017 (PDF, 343 Kb)
Minutes Staffing Committee meeting 8 March 2017 (PDF, 214 Kb)

Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:00

PLANNING AND COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE

Start time approx – following the full Town Council Meeting (which commences at 7.30 pm)

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Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Terry Jordan, Town Clerk
Agenda:
Agenda Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting 27 March 2017 (PDF, 428 Kb)
Minutes:
Minutes Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting 13 March 2017 (PDF, 230 Kb)
Spring Fair

Spring Fair

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 13:00

All proceeds from the Spring Fair go to Glennfield Residents' Comfort Fund which provides for the residents at Glennfield Care Centre, Wisbech.

Venue:
Glennfield Care Home PE13 2JF
Contact:
01945 581141

Community Events and Festivals Working Party

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 19:30

The next meeting of the Community Events and Festivals Working Party will take place on Monday 3 April 2017, to commence at 7.30 pm in The Angel public house.

The primary purpose of the meeting will to select the acts/performers/bands for this year' Rock Festival.

Venue:
Angel Inn
Contact:
Chairman, Cllr Sam Hoy
CCVS Round Table Meeting for voluntary and community groups

CCVS Round Table Meeting for voluntary and community groups

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:00

CCVS Round Table Meeting for voluntary and community groups5 April 10am – 12noon at the Ferry Project, Octavia View Wisbech PE13 1JQCome and tell them about the key issues facing your organisations and communitiesThis meeting is a chance for CCVS members and other voluntary groups to tell about the issues that affect them and the support they need. It is also an opportunity to be brought up to date with the latest news and to network with other groups.On 5 April we will be welcoming Julie Farrow to the meeting. Julie is the CEO of Hunts Forum and, from April 2017, will be the acting CEO of CCVS. Hunts Forum and CCVS are members of the Support Cambridgeshire partnership and Julie will give a short briefing about Support Cambridgeshire and the future plans for CCVS.Please RSVP to enquiries@cambridgecvs.org.uk or call us on 01223 464696. It is helpful to have an idea of numbers in advance so we can make sure we have enough coffee and biscuits.

Venue:
Octavia View (Luminus)
Contact:
enquiries@cambridgecvs.org.uk or call us on 01223 464696
Wisbech Cricket Club vs MCC

Wisbech Cricket Club vs MCC

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:00

Annual 2 day match Wisbech Cricket Club vs MCC now in 91st year

Venue:
Wisbech Town Cricket Club, Harecroft Road
Contact:
n/a
Bike Night

Bike Night

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 18:15

Bike Night starts 5th April 2017


All are welcome to join for this social event every Wednesday night

Venue:
pin Hide Map The Coffee Tree Xperience A47 Thorney Road Guyhirn, PE13 4AA
Contact:
01945 450951
Wisbech Cricket Club vs MCC

Wisbech Cricket Club vs MCC

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:00

Annual 2 day match Wisbech Cricket Club vs MCC now in 91st year

Venue:
Wisbech Town Cricket Club, Harecroft Road
Contact:
n/a
Get Creative at Wisbech Museum

Get Creative at Wisbech Museum

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:30

FREE activity workshop (donations appreciated towards cost of materials)

Rag Rugs & Coasters

Venue:
Wisbech & Fenland Museum
Contact:
01945 583817
After Hours Live - Joshua Francis

After Hours Live - Joshua Francis

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 19:00

Joshua Francis's music can best be described as a unique blend of original rock n' roll, folk and blues, with powerful vocals! However his repertoire also includes everything from country music to big orchestral ballads.

Joshua regularly appears on local radio stations and has made several records for charity. The highlights of his career thus far have been performing at KingsStock music festival in 2015, and performing at Strawberry Fair last year for the first time. His love also lies in performing for prisoners and he has performed at Little Hey prison and Thorn Cross Prison, Warrington.

Venue:
Octavia's, Octavia View PE13 1JQ
Contact:
01945 467413
Spring Walk

Spring Walk

Sun, 09 Apr 2017

Spring Walk at Wisbech General Cemetery with the Friends of the Cemetery

Meet at back gate on Peckover/Harecroft Road Playing Fields

Adults £2, children £1, Members of the Friends free

Venue:
Wisbech General Cemetery
Contact:
Sue Beel 01945 584319
Open Bowls Meeting

Open Bowls Meeting

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 10:00

Wisbech & District Indoor Bowls Club

Hudson indoor bowls club

Venue:
Hudson Leisure Centre
Contact:
01945 581161
Fun Dog Show

Fun Dog Show

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 10:30

Fun Dog Show at Fenland Equestrian Centre

Venue:
Fenland Equestrian Centre Begdale Lane PE14 0RN
Contact:
01945 466617
Swampgrass - Elme Hall Sunday April 9th

Swampgrass - Elme Hall Sunday April 9th

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 15:30

Swampgrass - Elme Hall Sunday April 9th

Swampgrass play the mighty blues, steaming things up with a mix of swing and funk grooves, dancing and a whole lot of fun. With around 200 gigs in the bank Swampgrass are travelling throughout 2017, touring from Glastonbury to the Isle of Wight, Leeds, Saltburn, London and points in between.

Expect heavy grooves, loud guitar and one of the hottest up and coming female vocals on the circuit.

Enjoy the show. It is high energy and raucous, filling dance floors and spilling drinks.

"..pleasingly the band plough their own furrow without resorting to covering hoary old crowd pleasers"..."emotive vocals, like a British Janis Joplin"
Dave Drury - Blues Matters

Doors 3.30pm - Band 4.15pm
Families are welcome with free admission for accompanied under 14s.
Adults £3.00
Large off road car parks, and complimentary snacks too.
Disabled access and toilet facilities.
Free admission for hotel residents and Sunday lunch diners.

Venue:
Elme Hall Hotel PE14 0DQ
Contact:
01945 475566

Wisbech & District Tenants' & Residents' Association

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:00

Wisbech & District Tenants' & Residents' Association would like to invite anyone over the age of 16 to their monthly meeting at 10am Onyx Court on Monday 10th April.

This month we have PSCO Clarke and Circle Housing to answer any queries you may have.

Refreshments £1. Hope to see you there

Venue:
Onyx Court
Contact:
n/a

Policy & Resources Committee Meeting

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 19:30

Policy and Resources Committee meeting 10 April 2017 at 7.30pm

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Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Terry Jordan, Town Clerk
Agenda:
Agenda Policy & Resources Committee Meeting 10 April 2017 (PDF, 401 Kb)
Minutes:
Minutes Policy & Resources Committee 9 January 2017 (PDF, 236 Kb)
Documents:
Agenda Policy & Resources Committee Meeting 10 April 2017 - Item 7 Report (PDF, 297 Kb)
Agenda Policy & Resources Committee Meeting 10 April 2017 - Item 6 Report (PDF, 255 Kb)

Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:00

PLANNING AND COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE

Start time approx – following the Policy & Resources Committee Meeting (which commences at 7.30 pm)

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Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Terry Jordan, Town Clerk
Agenda:
Agenda Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting 10 April 2017 (PDF, 413 Kb)
Minutes:
Minutes Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting 27 March 2017 (PDF, 231 Kb)
Easter Fun Day

Easter Fun Day

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:00

Easter Fun Day at the Horsefair Shopping Centre

Come into Wisbech and enjoy lots of FREE activities for children

Venue:
Horsefair Shopping Centre
Contact:
01945 584109
Easter at the Rosmini Centre

Easter at the Rosmini Centre

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:00

Lots going on at the Rosmini Centre

FREE entry

Everyone welcome

Venue:
Rosmini Centre, Queens Road, Wisbech PE13 2PH
Contact:
01945 474422
Easter Run

Easter Run

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:00

Easter Run in Wisbech Park hosted by Active Fenland

Venue:
Wisbech Park
Contact:
01354 622399
Rock Choir

Rock Choir

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 15:30

Raising money for British Heart Foundation and Diabetes UK on Saturday at 3.30pm - also collecting for the charity 'Children with Cancer UK'.

Venue:
Tesco, Wisbech
Contact:
n/a
Fast & Furious 8 Car Display

Fast & Furious 8 Car Display

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:00

The Light Cinema are welcoming the Cambridgeshire Modified Motor Owners Club again for this year's release of Fast & Furious 8.

Come down to the cinema on Saturday, April 15 between 18:00 and 21:00 to admire a great display of vehicles. Free.

Venue:
Light Cinema
Contact:
Phone: 01945 651410
Waterlees Community Forum

Waterlees Community Forum

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:00

Come along and find out what is happening in the area and how you can have an input to its future.

Venue:
Oasis Community Centre
Contact:
01945 461526

Coffee with a Copper

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:00

Coffee with a Copper 10-12

Fenland District Council and Roddons Housing also in attendance

Venue:
Salvation Army Hall
Contact:
http://www.cambs.police.uk/
Shy Lights at the Rose & Crown Hotel

Shy Lights at the Rose & Crown Hotel

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:30

Join us on Friday 21st April from 7.30pm for The Shy Lights live in the Bistro at The Rose & Crown Hotel.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for £3 or on the door for £4.

Doors open at 7.30pm but the band plays at 8.00pm.

Call 01945 589800 or pop into reception for your tickets.

Venue:
Rose & Crown Hotel
Contact:
Call 01945 589800 or pop into reception for your tickets.
ST GEORGE'S DAY EVENT

ST GEORGE'S DAY EVENT

Sat, 22 Apr 2017

HERE BE DRAGONS!!

Come to Wisbech Market Place on 22nd April for:
Live dragon hunt
Free bouncy castle
£1 Rides
Story Telling
Free face paints

  • Free admission
  • Kid Friendly
Venue:
MARKET PLACE
Contact:
01945 461333
St George's Day Colouring Competition

St George's Day Colouring Competition

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:00

10am - 3pm, Sat 22nd AprilJoin us for a colouring competition for the under 13's.
There will be a prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

special offer on for Fish & Chips with a pint or bottle of Elgoods beer for only £11.95.

Venue:
Rose & Crown Hotel
Contact:
01945 589500
St George's Day at the Ex-Services Club

St George's Day at the Ex-Services Club

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:00

To celebrate St George's Day

Good old fashioned sing sing with Roy and his merry band of singers

Venue:
Ex-Services Club, Alexandra Road
Contact:
01945 584672
 LEXIE GREEN and THE INDIGO BLUE

LEXIE GREEN and THE INDIGO BLUE

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:00

Sunday April 23rd. LEXIE GREEN and THE INDIGO BLUE.
"Award winning Tex-Lex Americana, Rock & Blues
written from the heart performed from the soul..."
http://www.elmehall.co.uk/livemusic for all the info and links.

Doors 3.30pm - Band 4.15pm
Families are welcome with free admission for accompanied under 14s.
Adults £3.00
Large off road car parks, and complimentary snacks too.
Disabled access and toilet facilities.
Free admission for hotel residents and Sunday lunch diners.

Venue:
Elme Hall Hotel PE14 0DQ
Contact:
01945 475566
Public meeting with Jason Ablewhite, Police Crime Commissioner

Public meeting with Jason Ablewhite, Police Crime Commissioner

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:00

Come along and give your views to Jason Ablewhite Police Crime Commissioner at a public meeting in Salvation Army West Street on 24th April at 10am when the people of Wisbech and area can have their say.

Venue:
Salvation Army Hall
Contact:
For more information contact Georgie Turner 07927-333210
Wisbech Town Council Meeting

Wisbech Town Council Meeting

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:30

Full Town Council meeting

To be followed by Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Terry Jordan, Town Clerk
Agenda:
Agenda Wisbech Town Council Meeting 24 April 2017 (PDF, 401 Kb)
Minutes:
Minutes Wisbech Town Council Meeting 27 March 2017 (PDF, 275 Kb)
Documents:
Minutes Policy & Resources Committee 10 April 2017 (PDF, 327 Kb)

Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:30

PLANNING AND COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE - approx start time - to follow Town Council meeting which commences at 7.30 pm

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Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Terry Jordan, Town Clerk
Agenda:
Agenda Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting 24 April 2017 (PDF, 409 Kb)
Minutes:
Minutes Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting 10 April 2017 (PDF, 218 Kb)
Lunch with Louise at the Lodge

Lunch with Louise at the Lodge

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:00

Come and Meet Louise Aldridge, Children's Librarian at Wisbech Library and enjoy a craft activity

Enjoy a lunch of soup and a roll followed by coffee and cake and an entertaining hour of making something
Ticket £6
Advisable to book early as spaces are limited.

Venue:
St Peter's Lodge, Love Lane
Contact:
To book please contact Lesley 01945 461397 Angie 01945 585447 Janet 01945 461393
POLLING DAY

POLLING DAY

Thu, 04 May 2017

Elections for:

Hill Ward - Wisbech Town Council

Cambridgeshire County Council

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayoral Election, to be leader of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

Venue:
Various polling stations
Contact:
Fenland District Council 01354 654321
Tags: Elections
Wisbech Town Cricket & Hockey Club Quiz Night

Wisbech Town Cricket & Hockey Club Quiz Night

Fri, 05 May 2017 19:00

7pm - late

£5 per person entry - solo players or teams of 4 welcome

Venue:
Wisbech Town Cricket Club, Harecroft Road
Contact:
wtchcsocial@gmail.com
Marc James playing live at Octavia's Cafe

Marc James playing live at Octavia's Cafe

Fri, 05 May 2017 19:30

Marc James playing live at Octavias Cafe. 7:30pm.

Front-man ofrock band vera Cruz, singer-songwriter Marc James will perform at Octavia's Café on Friday May 5 as part of After Hours Live

Free entry

Venue:
Octavia's Cafe, South Brink/Somer's Road PE13 1JQ
Contact:
01945 467413
Elgood's Crafts & Plants Fair

Elgood's Crafts & Plants Fair

Sun, 07 May 2017

Craft Fair at Elgood's Brewery Sunday 7th May.

Garden & café-bar open.

Stalls & attractions.

A day out for all the family!

Venue:
Elgoods Brewery, North Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1LW
Contact:
01945 587711