PLEASE USE THE LINKS TO ACCESS INFORMATION ABOUT WISBECH AND WISBECH TOWN COUNCIL
Wisbech Town Council is your local, parish council. Please see here for YOUR LOCAL SERVICES. The Town Council strives to make Wisbech a better place to live, work and visit.
Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Find local groups and businesses in the Wisbech Town Guide. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find what you want or would like to recommend any improvements to our website then please contact us.
Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:13 by Tina
An update from Fenland District Council with some frequently asked questions regarding Covid-19
We have received a few enquiries this week, our response to which I thought to be worth summarising and sharing with wider partners. Hopefully, this information will be of use, apologies if you are already aware of some of it. As ever please do feel free to get in touch if you have any other concerns or queries. More »
Q: How are we reaching out to the most clinically vulnerable?
Regarding 'shielded' residents there will be a coordinated delivery of food parcels by the Red Cross across Cambridgeshire by Cambridgeshire County Council. https://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/council-food-parcels-covid19-1-6588470 if you have concerns for any resident, groups are encouraged to make a referral to Fenland's firstname.lastname@example.org 01354 654321 and we can help refer them accordingly.
Q: Is there any financial help available to groups who are responding?
- Cambridge Community Foundation has set up a fund: https://www.cambscf.org.uk/cambridgeshire-coronavirus-community-fund.html for up to £5,000 for groups responding to Covid19. We are informed that turn around on grant decision is within 14 days.
- The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has launched a £5 million rapid response Fund to help smaller charitable organisations affected by the impact of Covid-19. The funding aims to help them to continue to deliver much-needed support to communities across the UK. https://www.cafonline.org/charities/grantmaking/caf-coronavirus-emergency-fund
- The Princes Countryside Fund is inviting applications for emergency funding from farming and rural community support groups, who are providing assistance to counter the effects of isolation during the Coronavirus pandemic. Up to £2,500, deadline for applications is 12pm 15th April https://www.princescountrysidefund.org.uk/grant-giving-programme/grant-programme
Q: Is there any guidance for groups such as ours?
- Cambridge Council for Voluntary Services are developing specific resources for the voluntary sector http://www.cambridgecvs.org.uk/group-support In addition they are supporting existing and newly formed groups by telephone. Contact email email@example.com please leave a telephone number and name, organisation and a preferred contact time between 9am and 4pm.
- Government has issued guidance to volunteers regarding keeping themselves and others safe which is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely--2/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely
Q: Do we know of any offers of food donation our group can access?
- We have received information that Booker Wholesalers, with the closure of pubs/restaurants, are predicting over the coming week higher levels of food available for charities to collect. The email can be viewed here: https://mailchi.mp/fareshare/covid-19-update-from-fareshare-go-2740789?e=3ec601066a
It looks as though it is linked to the FareShare Scheme, which organisations who are interested can find out about here: https://fareshare.org.uk/getting-food/fareshare-go-support/
- We are also happy to put organisations in touch with one another. If you have a particular need be it for supplies, volunteers etc. or if you have an offer of support please contact me with as much information as possible and we will circulate this along with your organisation's contact details to the known groups and volunteers in Fenland. » Less
Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:31 by Tina
March 2020 Update from Public Health England on Covid-19
Please see attached update for full details.
Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 10:20 by Tina
Response to the Scoping Opinion for Medworth Energy from Waste Combined Heat and Power Facility (Wisbech)
The Planning Inspectorate Case Reference: EN010110
Response provided by Mo Stewart, Retired healthcare professional, Wisbech resident March 2020
This is Mo Stewart's contribution to the Wisbech Anti-incinerator Working Party.
Photo credit: TG Wisbech Town Council