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Posted: Wed, 29 May 2019 11:18 by Susanah Farmer
Public engagement events planned as part of I ❤️ Wisbech campaign More than 1,000 people have spoken in a community survey about Wisbech – and now residents are being invited to hear the results and learn how feedback will be used to help develop future services and projects in the town.
Three public engagement events are being held next month to share the results of the I ❤️ Wisbech campaign survey, which asked people what was good about the town, not so good and what could be changed. The campaign was launched in November last year by the I ❤️ Wisbech team, which is made up of a number of local community organisations along with Cambridgeshire County Council, Fenland District Council and Wisbech Town Council. More »
The engagement events are inviting people who live and work in the town to come and have their say on the survey results, find out about the next steps and see what development opportunities they could get involved with if they wish. Everyone is welcome and free food and refreshments will be available.
The three I ❤️ Wisbech events are taking place on:
• Saturday, June 22, 1.30pm to 3.30pm – Oasis Centre, St Michaels Avenue, Wisbech.
• Wednesday, June 26, 10am to 12 noon – Queen Mary Centre, Queens Road, Wisbech.
• Thursday, June 27, 5pm to 7pm – Rosmini Centre, Queens Road, Wisbech.
Russell Rolph, of Support Cambridgeshire, who is managing the project on behalf of the I ❤️ Wisbech team, said: "The I ❤️ Wisbech team has been working with the residents of Wisbech and received over 1,000 replies to our survey about what's good, not so good and what could be changed in the town. "Through these engagement events in June we hope to feedback all what was said, and provide opportunities for people to take the next step with us, but only if they want to. I would urge people to attend. Food and refreshments will be provided and we have chosen three venues on different days and times, so hopefully we can get a relatively big turnout." Councillor Chris Boden, Leader of Fenland District Council, said: "It's great that so many people from all parts of the Wisbech community have already got involved and added their voice to the I Heart Wisbech campaign. We're building a picture of what people think about their town which helps us to understand how we can develop future services and support even more resident-led activity."
The I ❤️ Wisbech team is made up of Cambridgeshire County Council, Fenland District Council, Wisbech Town Council, Support Cambridgeshire, Care Network Cambridgeshire, Clarion, CPSL Mind, Ferry Project, HealthWatch, Hunts Forum of Voluntary Organisations, Living Sport and the Oasis Community Development Trust. » Less
Posted: Thu, 16 May 2019 12:08 by Susanah Farmer
Elections for the European Parliament 23 May 2019. There are nine electoral regions in England and the District falls in the Eastern Region, which is represented by 7 members.
- The Brexit Party Richard Tice
- The Brexit Party Michael Heaver
- The Brexit Party June Mummery
- Liberal Democrats Barbara Gibson
- Liberal Democrats Lucy Nethsingha
- Green Catherine Rowett
- Conservative Geoffrey Van Orden
More information on the Fenland District Council website More »
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Posted: Tue, 23 Apr 2019 09:46 by Susanah Farmer
FENLAND DISTRICT COUNCIL PRESS RELEASE April 18, 2019 Council gears up for Local and Euro elections
Preparations are well underway to ensure Fenland voters are ready for the both the Local Elections and European Parliamentary Election in the coming weeks. On Thursday, May 2, residents will go to the polls in the Local Elections to elect district councillors to sit on Fenland District Council, as well as town and parish councillors. Then on Thursday, May 23, if the UK does not leave the EU before that date, residents will also have the opportunity to vote in the European Parliamentary elections. Fenland District Council's electoral services team has been gearing up for both elections, with the small team of staff busy booking polling stations, arranging staff for polling stations and the counts, as well as making sure everyone who wants to vote can do so. More »
Local Elections Polling cards for the Local Elections on May 2 were sent to all registered voters in the district last month. Electors are being urged to check their poll cards carefully to see if the polling stations they have previously used have changed. Postal votes for anyone who applied to vote by post will be arriving on doormats from Wednesday, April 17. Anyone not able to cast their vote in person can still apply for a proxy vote and have someone they trust cast their vote for them. The deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday, April 24.
The following Polling Stations will not be in use on May 2 as the seats in both the town/parish and district elections were uncontested:
• Robert Hall Centre, Wisbech (Clarkson ward)
• St Raphael Club, Wisbech (Medworth ward)
• Meadowgate School, Wisbech (Staithe ward)
EU Elections Polling cards for the EU Elections on May 23 are now being sent to all registered voters in the district. Anyone not already registered to vote needs to register by midnight on Tuesday, May 7. It is quick and easy to register online by visiting: www.gov.uk/register-to-vote The deadline to apply for a postal vote in the EU Elections is 5pm on Wednesday, May 8, and the deadline to apply for a proxy vote is 5pm on Wednesday, May 15. EU Citizens can either vote in the UK or in their home country. To vote in the UK, they need to complete a European Parliamentary Voter Registration Form. Fenland District Council has sent around 5,800 forms to EU citizens living in the district to complete. It is also available to download online at: www.yourvotematters.co.uk Completed forms needs to be returned to the Council's elections team by midnight on Tuesday, May 7, to enable them to vote. More information on both elections, including key dates and deadlines for each, is available on the Council's website at: www.fenland.gov.uk/elections. For the latest elections updates from Fenland District Council, including live election results, follow @FenlandCouncil on Twitter and Facebook. You can also find out your polling station at: www.fenland.gov.uk/findyournearest » Less