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Welcome from the new Mayor of Wisbech 2023/24
On Monday 15th May 2023 at 12 noon, the Mayor Making Ceremony for the new Chairman of Wisbech Town Council and Mayor of Wisbech, Cllr Peter Human, took place in front of dignitaries and guests in the Council Chamber, with his wife and new Mayoress, Janet Tanfield, at his side.
In accepting his new role, Cllr Human said:
"Firstly, I want to thank the outgoing Mayor, Cllr Susan Wallwork, for a fantastic year representing everyone in our Town.
I feel honoured and very priviledged to have been elected as Mayor of Wisbech, Capital of the Fens. I thank my fellow councillors for their support and Janet for agreeing to be the Mayor's Consort.
I take this responsibility and the trust you have shown me very seriously. I commit to serving the people of Wisbech to the best of my abilities with enthusiasm, compassion and devotion.
The charities I will be supporting this year during my fundraising efforts are:
The Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre
TS Falcon Wisbech Sea Cadets
Wisbech Air Cadets 272 Squadron and the
Girls Venture Corps."
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Posted: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 12:34 by Admin
Wisbech Market Place enhancement scheme
The construction works required to deliver the long-awaited and much-anticipated enhancement scheme for Wisbech Market Place are virtually complete. After 9 weeks of reconstruction and two weeks early, Nick Barker of NB Construction officially handed over the Market Place to Wisbech Town Council. The Market Place is now fully open to the public and market traders, who have been patient during the period of the works. The final touch of the Wisbech Town Council crest to the central area will be added later. More »
The appearance of Wisbech Market Place – located in the commercial and social "heart" of the town – and the introduction of new and improved facilities, has been enhanced in its use as both a trading area and community space. The enhancement scheme includes new paving, benches, waste bins, planters and other decorative features.
The rationale behind the scheme is to deliver something in this key area of Wisbech, which should add to the vitality and vibrancy of the town – providing social, environmental and economic benefits for those who live, work, visit or are looking to invest in the town.
Associated with the enhancement scheme for the Market Place itself will be "pedestrianisation" of the Market Place area, whereby there will be no access to the Market Place from Church Terrace between 7.00 am and 4.00 pm each day. It is anticipated that the Local Highway Authority will be undertaking the necessary works – including street lining and the installation of gates and signage in the next few weeks.
Councillor Andrew Lynn, Chairman of the council's Wisbech Town Centre Committee says "I am extremely pleased that works to deliver this project are virtually complete. It is great when an ambition or a desire to make better the place where you live can be turned-into a reality. This has not been easy to achieve but the hard work and determination of council members and staff, plus liaison and collaboration with the contractor, suppliers and other relevant agencies, has paid-off". » Less
Posted: Wed, 22 Jun 2022 12:14 by Admin
According to the Environment Agency, over five million people in England live and work in properties at risk of flooding from rivers or the sea, whilst more face flood threats from groundwater, surface water, sewers, and reservoirs.
In extreme conditions you won't be able to stop flood water, and you should always put personal safety above attempts to protect property and possessions. Despite this, there are steps that you can take to keep water out, to buy yourself time to preserve property and possessions, and to limit the damage that flood water does.
Posted: Wed, 03 Nov 2021 13:36 by Admin