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 EVENTS IN AND AROUND WISBECH

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Summer Holiday Workshop

Summer Holiday Workshop

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:00

Get ready for Autumn by creating your own bird feeder to put in your garden! Entry is £1 per child. Please note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Venue:
Light Cinema
Contact:
Call 01945 651410 to book!
Charity Auction

Charity Auction

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 12:00

Charity Auction at Emneth Central Hall

Viewing from 12noon, auction starts 2pm

Venue:
Emneth Central Hall
Contact:
n/a
Celebrating our heritage: People & Places - Wisbech

Celebrating our heritage: People & Places - Wisbech

Thu, 01 Sep 2016

Low cost and free events in town starting this evening, check out the website - some good stuff coming up.
www.theheritagefestival.org

Programmes in the dispensers at Somers Road car park walkway for those who are interested.

Author Gillian Darley 1 September at Town Council Chamber - talking about Ian Nairn who inspired town plannings and architects to try harder, design better... go along and have a listen. £4 per ticket

Venue:
Various - see website
Contact:
Box Office Tel: 01945 427090
All Saints Walsoken - Quiz Night

All Saints Walsoken - Quiz Night

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 19:00

Quiz Night at All Saint's, Walsoken to raise funds for the church.

Teams max of eight

Tickets £5 - food included but bring your own drinks

Venue:
All saint's Church, Walsoken
Contact:
01945 587952 or 07765225858
Colour Run

Colour Run

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 10:00

Wisbech Town Cricket & Hockey Club Colour Run

Venue:
Cricket Club, Harecroft Road
Contact:
07876412610
Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 11:00

Wisbech Cricket and Hockey Club Family Fun Day

11am-5pm

Venue:
Cricket Club, Harecroft Road
Contact:
Cricket & Hockey Club
Elgood's Brewery Craft and Plant Fair

Elgood's Brewery Craft and Plant Fair

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 10:00

Elgood's Brewery Craft and Plant Fair

10am - 4pm

£4 entry

stalls, activities, refreshments

FREE parking

Venue:
Elgood's Brewery Gardens
Contact:
01945 583160
Wisbech Rugby U12s

Wisbech Rugby U12s

Sun, 04 Sep 2016 10:00

Players wanted - come down and have a look, no previous experience required, friendly club

Venue:
Wisbech Rugby Club
Contact:
0780 121 7406
People & Animals – Creative Animal-Assisted programmes for a brighter future

People & Animals – Creative Animal-Assisted programmes for a brighter future

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 10:00

People & Animals – Creative Animal-Assisted programmes for a brighter future
Hosted by local organisations People & Animals UK C.I.C. and The K9 Project
Queen Mary Centre, Queens Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. PE13 2RA
Monday 5th September 2016, 10am – 4pm
People & Animals are a non-profit organisation based in Wisbech, providing animal-based therapeutic activities to support and enhance the physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals and improve peoples' life chances and opportunities for the wider community.
We are working in partnership with another local organisation The K9 Project, to invite all those interested in;
- understanding more about the positive impact that animals can have on the community
- collaborative working where programmes and services are planned to target similar aims
- gaining an insight into the current services and future plans of People & Animals
- learning more about the future developments for People & Animals as a community hub for the voluntary sector in the form of a community farm.
As well as hearing from People & Animals, the K9 Project, their services users and commissioners, we have a number of guest speakers planned for the day, including;
Psychologists and other health and education and care providers present findings Animal-Assisted Intervention programmes to illustrate the impact that animals can have on different target groups.
Practitioners from areas outside of Cambridgeshire share what they have learnt when
establishing their sustainable services as well as the impact of them to their demographic.
Opportunities to share ideas, work together creatively to overcome challenges faced
by small organisations when starting out in this field.
The programme how now been finalised, and is detailed below for your information.
Booking in advance is required. To book or for more information, please feel free to visit
www.peopleandanimals.org.uk or contact the team
peopleandanimalsuk@gmail.com
07841 517543
Or follow this link
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/people-animals-creative-animal-assisted-programmes-for-a-brighterfuture-tickets-20752641710
(A small number of free spaces are available for local organisations, please contact us for further information)

Throughout the day attendees will also have the opportunity to network amongst each other. You are welcome to bring along a stand or leaflets to facilitate this. We aim to provide a platform for us all to collaborate, learn and share, working together to raise standards of best practice and move forward within the UK.

9.00am Registration opens
10.00am Katie Bristow & Julie Milsom, People & Animals - Welcome, housekeeping, and introduction
10.15am Chris Kent, K9 Project - An introduction into our work
10.30am Ione Maria Rojas, Furry Tales - 10 top tips from international projects: lessons learnt from AAI in the USA and Israel
11.00am Comfort Break
11.30am Lucy Llewllyn, Paws 4 Play & Tracie Faa-Thompson, Pegasus - Animal-Assisted Play Therapy for young people and families
12.00pm Mirena Dimolareva, Lincoln University - Animal-Assisted Intervention in schools: does it work?
12.30pm Katie Bristow & Julie Milsom, People & Animals - Collaborative working, bringing agencies together for young people and families in Wisbech and Hereford.
12.50pm Questions to the speakers
1.15pm Lunch and a chance to network amongst the stands.
1.45pm Workshop one: Chris Kent (K9 Project, author and Canine Assisted Educator and Coach) & Elizabeth Allen (Child and Adolescent Therapist CamH) and a parent and young person - Paws for Thought - Dogs Kids and ADHD - an overview of the outcomes of a pilot programme for children with ADHD and their parents.
2.45pm Workshop two: Aaron Burgess, Assistant Educational Psychologist, Kisimul School - Working with People & Animals; the benefits of Animal-Assisted Intervention Programmes to local children and young people.
3.45pm Close of day
6pm Evening networking dinner at The White Lion Hotel (5 South Brink, Wisbech. PE13 1JD) (http://www.thewhitelionwisbech.co.uk/)

Venue:
Queen Mary Centre, Queens Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. PE13 2RA
Contact:
www.peopleandanimals.org.uk or contact the team peopleandanimalsuk@gmail.com 07841 517543 Or follow this link http://www.eventbrite.com/e/people-animals-creative-animal-assisted-programmes-for-a-brighterfuture-tickets-20752641710

Town Council Meeting

Mon, 05 Sep 2016 19:30

Extra-Ordinary Meeting of Wisbech Town Council 5 September 2016 at 7.30pm

Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Terry Jordan, Town Clerk
Agenda:
Agenda Wisbech Town Council Meeting 5 September 2016 (PDF, 389 Kb)
Documents:
Wisbech Castle letter CCC (PDF, 54 Kb)
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

Thu, 08 Sep 2016

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - look out for details of properties opening their doors over the event

Venue:
WISBECH
Contact:
Wisbech Town Council 01945 461333
Fenland Funding Focus

Fenland Funding Focus

Thu, 08 Sep 2016

Opportunity to find out about funding or support for clubs, sports groups, community groups and charities.

Venue:
Wisbech Council Chamber
Contact:
CCVS 01223 464696
WEA Arts and Crafts course

WEA Arts and Crafts course

Thu, 08 Sep 2016

WEA Arts & Crafts course at the Oasis Centre

With tutor Alison Newman
Seven Sessions for £49.00
Free places available to those on means tested benefits or low income. Please ask tutor in the first session for information if you think you qualify.
Starting Thursday 8th Sept 2016, 10:00am-12:00 noon at the Oasis Centre.
For further information, please contact 01223 417320
Enrol online: www.wea.org.uk/
Enrol by telephone: 0800 328 106 (Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 3.00 pm)
Enrol at the first session and pay by cheque

Venue:
Oasis Community Centre
Contact:
01223 417320

St Augustine's HODs

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 10:00

St Augustine's Church 2016 Heritage and Poppy Weekend

8th to 11th of September 2016

Now in its third year of commemorating WW1, the exhibition focuses on the Battle of the Somme and what was happening in the church in 1916 including Weddings and Christenings.

Orchard School are doing a backdrop of the Battle of the Somme Peckover School are doing a 1916 wedding wall mural.

The church will open from 10am till 4pm. Thursday, Friday & Saturday on Sunday 10am till 4pm. Sewing Tombola will on all four days.

On Sat 8th a service in honour of the fallen from the battle of the Somme. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor will attend with Historians', Genealogists, W.W.1 artifacts and films of the Somme with wedding dresses from our congregation. Other wedding dresses will be available for auction.

Funds raised will go to the Ferry project and Wisbech Museum.

Tea and coffee, cakes, sing song and raffle will be on the Saturday.

For further information please go to:-

www.saint-augustines.org

Ph: 07874245683

St Augustine`s Rd,

Wisbech PE13 3AH

Venue:
St Augustine's Church, Lynn Road
Contact:
www.saint-augustines.org
Wisbech U3A

Wisbech U3A

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 14:30

Open meeting of Wisbech U3A at St Peter's Church Hall with information on display about the diverse activities enjoyed by members.

There will also be a talk by a representative of the local police entitled 'Police and drugs'

Anyone who is interested is welcome to come along.

Venue:
St Peter's Church Hall
Contact:
Linda Watkins watkinsglinda@hotmail.co.uk 01945 772873
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

Fri, 09 Sep 2016

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - look out for details of properties opening their doors over the event

Venue:
WISBECH
Contact:
Wisbech Town Council 01945 461333

St Augustine's HODs

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:00

St Augustine's Church 2016 Heritage and Poppy Weekend

8th to 11th of September 2016

Now in its third year of commemorating WW1, the exhibition focuses on the Battle of the Somme and what was happening in the church in 1916 including Weddings and Christenings.

Orchard School are doing a backdrop of the Battle of the Somme Peckover School are doing a 1916 wedding wall mural.

The church will open from 10am till 4pm. Thursday, Friday & Saturday on Sunday 10am till 4pm. Sewing Tombola will on all four days.

On Sat 8th a service in honour of the fallen from the battle of the Somme. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor will attend with Historians', Genealogists, W.W.1 artifacts and films of the Somme with wedding dresses from our congregation. Other wedding dresses will be available for auction.

Funds raised will go to the Ferry project and Wisbech Museum.

Tea and coffee, cakes, sing song and raffle will be on the Saturday.

For further information please go to:-

www.saint-augustines.org

Ph: 07874245683

St Augustine`s Rd,

Wisbech PE13 3AH

Venue:
St Augustine's Church, Lynn Road
Contact:
www.saint-augustines.org
Talk - Housing:The Way Ahead

Talk - Housing:The Way Ahead

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:30

2016 Wisbech People's Heritage Month


Talk to be given by Gavin Smart
Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Policy and Practice, Chartered Institute of Housing

Housing:The Way Ahead

Wisbech Council Chamber on Friday 9 September at 1.30pm

Venue:
Wisbech Council Chamber
Contact:
Tin Fish admin@tinfish-creative.co.uk
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

Sat, 10 Sep 2016

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - look out for details of properties opening their doors over the event

Venue:
WISBECH
Contact:
Wisbech Town Council 01945 461333

St Augustine's HODs

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 10:00

St Augustine's Church 2016 Heritage and Poppy Weekend

8th to 11th of September 2016

Now in its third year of commemorating WW1, the exhibition focuses on the Battle of the Somme and what was happening in the church in 1916 including Weddings and Christenings.

Orchard School are doing a backdrop of the Battle of the Somme Peckover School are doing a 1916 wedding wall mural.

The church will open from 10am till 4pm. Thursday, Friday & Saturday on Sunday 10am till 4pm. Sewing Tombola will on all four days.

On Sat 8th a service in honour of the fallen from the battle of the Somme. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor will attend with Historians', Genealogists, W.W.1 artifacts and films of the Somme with wedding dresses from our congregation. Other wedding dresses will be available for auction.

Funds raised will go to the Ferry project and Wisbech Museum.

Tea and coffee, cakes, sing song and raffle will be on the Saturday.

For further information please go to:-

www.saint-augustines.org

Ph: 07874245683

St Augustine`s Rd,

Wisbech PE13 3AH

Venue:
St Augustine's Church, Lynn Road
Contact:
www.saint-augustines.org
Heritage Open days - Wisbech General Cemetery

Heritage Open days - Wisbech General Cemetery

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 10:00

Wisbech General Cemetery HODs

Venue:
Wisbech General Cemetery
Contact:
n/a
Brew for the Few

Brew for the Few

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 10:00

Brew for the Few at the RAFA Club

Venue:
Astral House, Lynn Road
Contact:
01945 584108
Last Night of the Proms

Last Night of the Proms

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 19:00

Brass Goes Pop

Last Night of the Proms at St Peter & St Paul Church, Wisbech.

King's Lynn Town Band with guest soprano Anneli Killen.

Venue:
St Peter & St Paul's Church, Wisbech
Contact:
01945 582508

Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Sat, 10 Sep 2016 19:00

Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee meeting 7.00pm

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Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Terry Jordan, Town Clerk
Agenda:
Agenda Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee 10 October 2016 (PDF, 377 Kb)
Minutes:
Minutes Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee 26 September 2016 (PDF, 219 Kb)
HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS

Sun, 11 Sep 2016

HERITAGE OPEN DAYS - look out for details of properties opening their doors over the event

Venue:
WISBECH
Contact:
Wisbech Town Council 01945 461333

St Augustine's HODs

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 10:00

St Augustine's Church 2016 Heritage and Poppy Weekend

8th to 11th of September 2016

Now in its third year of commemorating WW1, the exhibition focuses on the Battle of the Somme and what was happening in the church in 1916 including Weddings and Christenings.

Orchard School are doing a backdrop of the Battle of the Somme Peckover School are doing a 1916 wedding wall mural.

The church will open from 10am till 4pm. Thursday, Friday & Saturday on Sunday 10am till 4pm. Sewing Tombola will on all four days.

On Sat 8th a service in honour of the fallen from the battle of the Somme. The Mayor and Deputy Mayor will attend with Historians', Genealogists, W.W.1 artifacts and films of the Somme with wedding dresses from our congregation. Other wedding dresses will be available for auction.

Funds raised will go to the Ferry project and Wisbech Museum.

Tea and coffee, cakes, sing song and raffle will be on the Saturday.

For further information please go to:-

www.saint-augustines.org

Ph: 07874245683

St Augustine`s Rd,

Wisbech PE13 3AH

Venue:
St Augustine's Church, Lynn Road
Contact:
www.saint-augustines.org
Heritage Open days - Wisbech General Cemetery

Heritage Open days - Wisbech General Cemetery

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 10:00

Wisbech General Cemetery HODs

Venue:
Wisbech General Cemetery
Contact:
n/a
B-Sides

B-Sides

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 15:30

Local rock 'n' roll band the B-Sides are coming back to Elme Hall. The last time it was a near full house party so let's see if we can fill those empty spaces this time. There were lots of classic cars and bikes there as well so bring yours along and make it a show day too. http://www.elmehall.co.uk/livemusic

Ashley - Vocals
Stephen - Guitar
Michael - Bass Guitar
Craig - Drums

Venue:
Elme Hall
Contact:
01945 475566

Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:30

Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting 12 September 2016 at 7.30pm

Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Terry Jordan, Town Clerk
Agenda:
Agenda Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting 12 September 2016 (PDF, 407 Kb)
Minutes:
Minutes Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee 22 August 2016 (PDF, 233 Kb)

Ballroom/Social Dance Classes

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 20:40

Learn to dance

New ballroom/social dance classes start Monday 12 September

8.40pm-10pm

Venue:
Tower Ballroom, Scrimshires Passage
Contact:
Lowgate School of Dancing 07891958650 lsod@btconnect.com

Wisbech through the lens of Geoff Hastings

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 19:30

Leverington Ladies

Friends and partners welcome

£3

refreshments and raffle

Venue:
Leverington Village Hall
Contact:
Leverington Ladies
Questions about cancer - information bus

Questions about cancer - information bus

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:30

We are Macmillan - cancer support

Wisbech Market Place 9.30am - 3.30pm

Venue:
Wisbech Market Place
Contact:
0808 808 00 00
LUNCHTIME LEARNING Jonathan Peckover and the Open Universities of their day by Christina Swaine

LUNCHTIME LEARNING Jonathan Peckover and the Open Universities of their day by Christina Swaine

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:10

LUNCHTIME LEARNING Jonathan Peckover and the Open Universities of their day by Christina Swaine

This is a 40 minute lunch time event.

Christina Swaine, who is writing the biography of Jonathan Peckover, scion of the Peckover family, will be discussing Jonathan's life and work, including his patronage of the Wisbech Working Men's Club and Institute. It became the first, biggest and best of the nationwide Working Men's clubs called "the Open Universities of their day" and initiated one of the 19th Century's most significant social developments.
Ticket price includes coffee and a sandwich
£5.00 at door.

Venue:
Octavia Hill's Birthplace House, 7 South Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JB
Contact:
01945 427090
Dance Classes FREE taster session and registration

Dance Classes FREE taster session and registration

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:30

Come along and experience dance for FREE. Registration and taster session for ongoing classes. Three upcoming dance instructors are teaching a mixture of street, contemporary and jazz dance, at our free taster sessions. Each will coach a different age group;

3 – 6 years old
7 – 12 years old
13 – 19 years old
All abilities welcome.

Free

Venue:
Rosmini Centre, 69 Queens Road, Wisbech, PE13 2PH
Contact:
01945 427090

The Rack Pack at The Luxe Cinema

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 17:30

Comedy drama exploring the glory days of the Seventies and Eighties snooker scene, when huge characters became household names and Snooker Loopy troubled the pop charts.

The story tells of the rivalry between Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins (Luke Treadaway), whose natural talent and showmanship transformed the image of the traditional game and captivated audiences across the country, and Steve 'The Nugget' Davis (Will Merrick). This rip roaring romp through the snooker scene of Eighties Britain is a celebration of the huge personalities of the time and an affectionate look at a gloriously nostalgic period of this very British sport.
In 1985, the climax of the world snooker final broadcast on the BBC in the early hours of a Monday morning was watched by 18.5 million people in the UK, which remains a record for a post-midnight audience for any channel in the country.
This year is the 30th anniversary of that final and The Rack Pack celebrates.

£6.00

Venue:
The Luxe Cinema, Alexandra Road, Wisbech, PE13 1HQ
Contact:
01945 427090

Wisbech Talking Newspaper at Octavia Hill's Birthplace House Open Day

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:00

Hear about the various visually impaired outreach projects based at Octavia Hill's Birthplace House.

The KIT (Keep In Touch club) is creating a drop-in facility with opportunities for sewing and other activities.
The Talking Newspaper team explain their operations and need for volunteer readers.
At 11:00am there is a briefing on the new "It could be you" disability awareness programme.

Free

Venue:
Octavia Hill's Birthplace House, 7 South Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JB
Contact:
01945 427090
St Audrey's Convent School Reunion

St Audrey's Convent School Reunion

Sat, 17 Sep 2016

The convent, which was located in Alexandra Road, and run by an order of Rosminian nuns, closed its senior school in 1985, although the junior school stayed open until 1997, when it moved to Wisbech Grammar School.

A reunion buffet lunch is being organised for former pupils to be held at Elgood's Brewery and Gardens, North Brink.

Details and tickets are available from Margaret Hunt, 5 The Paddocks Leverington PE13 5DZ

Venue:
Elgood's Brewery
Contact:
Margaret Hunt, 5 The Paddocks Leverington PE13 5DZ
Folk in the Fens Ceilidh with the Rusty Relics

Folk in the Fens Ceilidh with the Rusty Relics

Sat, 17 Sep 2016 20:00

The eccentric Wisbech based Rusty Relics present an evening of eclectic folk, celebrating traditional music and health-enhancing dance. The six band members have been together for over 20 years, during which they have toured Cornwall and played throughout Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire. Tickets may also be bought at the door £5.00.

£5.00

Venue:
Wisbech Institute, Hill Street, PE13 1BA
Contact:
01945 427090

Dog Show

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 09:00

Dog Show | Sunday 18 September 2016, 09:00 - 17:00

Class 1- Puppy (must be fully vaccinated) Class 2- Pedigree Class 3- Crossbreed Class 4- Handsome dog Class 5- Prettiest Bitch Class 6- Veteran (7+) Class 7- Rescue/Rehome Class 8- Best Trick Class 9- Waggiest Tail Class 10- Childs Best Friend Class 11- Family Group Class 12- Working Dog Class 13- Family Dog Class 14- Dog with the most character Class 15-Best Groomed Class 16- Judges Choice Class 17-Best 6 legs Class 18-Most Appealing Eyes Class 19- Naughtiest Dog (Puppy, Bitch or Dog) Class 20- Young Handler (up to 16 years) Class 21- Senior Handler Class 22- Best Mover Class 23- Cuddliest Dog Class 25- Dog/Bitch in best Condition All winners to stay for Best in Show

Venue:
Fenland Equestrian Centre, Redmoor Lane
Contact:
01945 466617
Boudicca at Stonea Camp

Boudicca at Stonea Camp

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 11:00

Event celebrating the life of the Fens hero and Celtic warrior queen Boudicca in the prehistoric Stonea Camp. Come and meet Boudicca. Hear about the Roman occupation and find out all about the ICENI Tribe and their connections with Stonea Iron Age Hill Fort and their interactions with their rivals the Romans.

£3.00

Venue:
Near to Skylark Garden Centre, Manea Road, Wimblington, PE15 0PE
Contact:
01945 427090
Whiskey Twist

Whiskey Twist

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 16:00

Whiskey Twist back at the Elme on September 18th

Venue:
Elme Hall
Contact:
01945 475566

Tea Dance

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:00

Tea Dance

Live music - with Tanya

All welcome

2pm-4.30pm

Venue:
Wisbech St Mary Sports & Community Centre
Contact:
01945 410473
Wisbech Statute Fair 21-24 September

Wisbech Statute Fair 21-24 September

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

Opening 6pm Wednesday 21 September - Chapel Road Car park

Venue:
Chapel Road Car Park
Contact:
Wisbech Town Council / Fenland District Council

The National Trust in the Community

Wed, 21 Sep 2016

An evening with Joseph Watson, Creative Director of London National Trust.

£4.00

Venue:
Octavia Hill's Birthplace House, 7 South Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JB
Contact:
01945 427090
IT from scratch

IT from scratch

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:30

IT from scratch - FREE course

Keyboard & mouse basics
Using email
Using the internet safely
Online searches
Shopping online
Banking and money management online
Facebook
Option to gain a qualification!

Venue:
Oasis Community Centre
Contact:
01354 750384
'Capability Brown of Fenstanton' Talk by Ceryl Evans, Director of the Capability Brown Festival

'Capability Brown of Fenstanton' Talk by Ceryl Evans, Director of the Capability Brown Festival

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:30

Landscape architect Capability Brown who is buried at Fenstanton, left an indelible nationwide mark on the English landscape. His centenary is being celebrated with major events throughout the year. Ceryl's talk will detail Brown's achievements, and events celebrating the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown's birth. Followed by finger buffet.

£15.00

Venue:
Elgoods Brewery, North Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1LW
Contact:
01945 427090
Parent Champion

Parent Champion

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:00

Parent Champion role opportunity

Have you had positive experiences of using childcare and early learning activities?

Are you happy to share your experience with other parents?

Do you know people and organisations in your local area?

Wisbech Children's Centres is currently looking for Parent Champions to volunteer in and around Wisbech

  • Parent Champions talk to parents and carers to highlight the benefits of childcare, family activities and parent involvement.
  • You will reach parents in your local area by chatting to parents you meet and working with local networks/organisations.
  • You will understand and offer support to overcome the barriers to the use of childcare and early years services and keep records of your work.

Role: Parent Champion (volunteer)

Job Role: Parent Champion (volunteer)

Location:

Wisbech and surrounding villages

Hours:

  • Five hours per week to fit around existing commitments.
  • Expenses will be reimbursed.
  • This is a flexible role and would suit someone who would have time to take on an extra commitment.
  • A Safer Recruitment policy is in place and checks will be carried out before you start.

Job Purpose:

To talk to parents and guardians and highlight the benefits of childcare, family activities and parent involvement through a variety of methods, using networks in and around children's centres and extended schools local to the Parent Champion's area. To understand and offer support to overcome the barriers to the use of childcare and early years services from a parent or guardian's point of view, and record the information manually.

Activities:

  • Talking with parents and guardians using a variety of methods.
  • Making suggestions to parents and families on the different childcare and family services they could use.
  • Referring parents to Family Information Services (FIS) to provide expert advice on finding and paying for childcare.
  • Referring parents to children's centres and other local organisations to get involved in local activities and services.
  • Recording accurate information manually.
  • Meeting with Project Manager and other Parent Champions regularly.
  • Sharing good practice across the project with other team members.

Person Profile:

  • Someone who feels confident approaching and speaking with others.
  • Someone who can get along with people and understand their world.
  • Someone who understands the difficulties parents face in using childcare or family activities and the reasons for this.
  • Someone who knows potential users of childcare or family activities as well as areas where they may be actively engaged/have good links with parents and other groups in their local community.
  • Someone with positive experience of using formal childcare or family activities.
  • Someone with an understanding of how to keep children safe and a positive motivation for working with children and young people.
  • Someone who has emotional maturity and resilience.


Hours:
a few hours per week to fit around existing commitments.

This is a flexible role and would suit someone who could fit this around their existing arrangements.

DBS check is compulsory and will be undertaken before you start.

Time credit incentives paid & expenses will be reimbursed.

Come along to our Information event on Wednesday 21 September 2016

6-7.30pm at Oasis Children's Centre, St Michael's Avenue, Wisbech PE13 3NR to find out more about this exciting new project.

To book a place please phone 01945 428664 alternatively telephone Tracy on 07771 345251 or email tracy.cleaver@cambridgeshire.gov.uk for further information.

Venue:
Oasis Children’s Centre, St Michael’s Avenue, Wisbech PE13 3NR
Contact:
To book a place please phone 01945 428664
LUNCHTIME LEARNING Richard Barnwell Talks Rubbish

LUNCHTIME LEARNING Richard Barnwell Talks Rubbish

Thu, 22 Sep 2016

This is a 40 minute lunch time event.

Title chosen by auctioneer Richard Barnwell DL, former High Sheriff and Town Mayor and trustee of Octavia Hill's Birthplace House, who will remember nearly thirty years of his career as an auctioneer.

£5.00

Venue:
Octavia Hill's Birthplace House, 7 South Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JB
Contact:
01945 427090
The Duchess Film at The Luxe Cinema

The Duchess Film at The Luxe Cinema

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:20

Georgiana Spencer became Duchess of Devonshire on her marriage to the Duke in 1774, at the height of the Georgian period of fashion, decadence, and political change. Spirited and adored by the public at large she quickly found her marriage to be a disappointment, defined by her duty to produce a male heir and the Duke's philandering and callous indifference to her.

Against this background of living with an unfaithful husband, strict social pressures and constant public scrutiny, Georgiana falls passionately in love with Charles Grey, a rising young Whig politician. However, despite his ongoing liaison with Lady Bess, the Duke refuses to allow Georgiana to continue the affair and threatens to take her children from her. Based on biography by Amanda Foreman.

£5.00

Venue:
The Luxe Cinema, Alexandra Road, Wisbech, PE13 1HQ
Contact:
01945 427090

Dance Classes FREE taster session and registration

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 17:30

Come along and experience dance for FREE. Registration and taster session for ongoing classes. Three upcoming dance instructors are teaching a mixture of street, contemporary and jazz dance, at our free taster sessions. Each will coach a different age group;

3 – 6 years old
7 – 12 years old
13 – 19 years old
All abilities welcome.

Free

Venue:
Rosmini Centre, 69 Queens Road, Wisbech, PE13 2PH
Contact:
01945 427090
Free confidence workshops

Free confidence workshops

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 10:00

Assertiveness and positive thinking

Venue:
The Oasis Centre, Wisbech
Contact:
01945 461526
The Golden River Tale Performance by Kinderley Primary School

The Golden River Tale Performance by Kinderley Primary School

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:30

Narrated by Valerie Standen, the Kinderley Primary School perform the Golden River Adventure in Tydd St Giles Church during Tydd St Giles Flower festival, with a golden river of flowers decorating the nave.

The development of the fairy tale is a school's project based on the trail in the town garden in the of Octavia Hill's Birthplace House, where young people learn of the qualities that Octavia Hill brought to all of her work.
The church is open from 10:00am – 5:00pm and all are welcome.
The performance is at 1:30pm.

Free

Venue:
Tydd St Giles Church
Contact:
01945 427090
Goodnight Mister Tom a play by David Wood A RATz production

Goodnight Mister Tom a play by David Wood A RATz production

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:30

Now a modern classic and winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, Michelle Magorian's marvellous, uplifting story is brought to life in David Wood's inspiring stage adaptation.

Set at the beginning of the Second World War in 1939, young William Beech, is evacuated to the country and forges a deep and heart warming friendship with an elderly gentleman, Tom Oakley.
Everything is working out perfectly until William is suddenly summoned back to London by his mother.
Goodnight Mister Tom is now a world-wide literary favourite and BAFTA award-winning TV film that continues to inspire audiences.

£10.00

Venue:
The Angles Theatre, Alexandra Road
Contact:
01945 427090
The Manea Colony Story

The Manea Colony Story

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 09:30

Spend the day in and around the site of the ill-fated nineteenth century revolutionary experiment where men and women were declared equal. The Octavia Hill Society, Cambridge Archaeological Unit and the Greater Ouse Washes partnership are hosting an open day aimed at exploring the facts and myths concerning the Colony, which influenced many of the Utopian enterprises that Robert Owen established in America.

Experts will tell you the Manea Colony story starting with Robert Owen's New Lanark Mill and heritage site. Followed by Dr John Langdon on researching the colony, Marcus Brittain will detail the Manea Archaeological dig, Peter Clayton will discuss the Octavia Hill's Manea Colony display model, Mike Petty will detail his research into founder William Hodson's later life in America and Kirsten Bennet will be talking about the Fenland Ark, a book written by her late father.
After pre-booked lunch at the Lamb & Flag Welney, we will visit the Colony site itself. Opportunity to see the Manea Colony model at the Colony Lake by kind permission of Peter Crout.

FREE - talk only £16.00 with pre-booked lunch

Venue:
Welney Village Hall, main Street, Welney
Contact:
01945 427090
Upholstery Restoration by Rakesh of Riverside Interiors

Upholstery Restoration by Rakesh of Riverside Interiors

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:30

Prelude to a series of Autumn workshops at Octavia Hill's Birthplace House.

Observe and find out more about new course offerings available in antique and upholstery restoration. An introduction for beginners or a 'drop in' for those more experienced.
Maximum 10 people for this event, but a reservation list will be started for subsequent workshops.

£5.00

Venue:
Octavia Hill's Birthplace House, 7 South Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JB
Contact:
01945 427090
Sessions House Tours

Sessions House Tours

Sun, 25 Sep 2016

Exclusive tours and stories about the former police cells beneath the Wisbech Sessions House on Somers road, conducted by Annie Appleby.

After there will be an opportunity to visit and hear about Octavia Hill's new Golden River Garden.
There will be two tours 10 – 12 people per group.

Must be pre-booked £5.00 per tocket

Venue:
Sessions House, 32 Somers Road, Wisbech, PE13 1JF
Contact:
01945 427090

Yard Stuff Sale

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:00

A bring and buy event supporting three charities Marie Curie, Rosmini and Octavia Hill's Birthplace House.

Bring your unwanted items (in good condition) and donate to the charity of your choice. Come along to browse the stalls – who knows, you may discover a few hidden treasures.
All monies raised goes to the charities.
Coffee shop and tea room open – all welcome.
All items to be dropped into the Octavia Hill Birthplace House on or before Saturday 24th September. The House is open on Mon, Tues, Wed, Sat and Sun, from 1:00pm – 4:30pm.

Free

Venue:
Centenary Green, Octavia Hill's Birthplace House
Contact:
01945 427090
Pantomime auditions - Aladdin

Pantomime auditions - Aladdin

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:00

Angles Theatre

ALADDIN PANTO AUDITIONS on Sunday 25th September

Venue:
Angles Theatre
Contact:
01945 474447

Town Council Meeting

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:30

Full Town Council meeting 22 August 2016 at 7.30pm

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Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Terry Jordan, Town Clerk
Agenda:
Agenda Wisbech Town Council Meeting 26 September 2016 (PDF, 399 Kb)
Minutes:
Minutes Wisbech Town Council 22 August 2016 (PDF, 262 Kb)
Documents:
Minutes Wisbech Town Council 5 September 2016 (PDF, 217 Kb)

Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:30

Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee meeting (to follow Full Town Council)

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Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Terry Jordan, Town Clerk
Agenda:
Agenda Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee 26 September 2016 (PDF, 408 Kb)
Minutes:
Minutes Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee 12 September 2016 (PDF, 223 Kb)
FREE play - Chelsea's Choice

FREE play - Chelsea's Choice

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:00

Chelsea's Choice is a free play on the 27th Sept, 6-7pm, Queen Mary Centre

Raising awareness of child sexual exploitation

Chelsea's Choice' is an internationally renowned, hard-hitting Applied Theatre Production that has proven highly successful in raising awareness around the issues surrounding Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). The play, which has now been seen by hundreds of professionals and over 480,000 young people throughout the UK, is followed by an actor facilitated post-show talk exploring the issues raised.

It tells the story of a group of three students who discover the diary of a girl called Chelsea. Chelsea was a 15 year old girl who, having fallen out with her friends and family, met a guy called Gary. Gary was kind, understanding, had a nice car, had his own flat and listened to her. Unfortunately Gary was not what he seemed to be! Chelsea's story is played out and examined by the three students who, along with their teacher, attempt to understand what happened to Chelsea and how it could have been prevented.

The play has been seen by thousands of young people & hundreds of professionals & has proven highly effective at covering:/h3>

    • What makes a Healthy Relationship
    • What makes an Unhealthy Relationship
    • Safe Internet Use/Sexting
    • What is Consent
    • The Grooming Process, Child Sexual Exploitation & the differing models & methods
    • Where to go for help & advice

For adult audiences it also:

    • Raises Awareness of 'The Warning Signs of CSE'
    • Raises Awareness of the journey that young people may have been on that has resulted in them being exploited – a journey that can all too easily make it seem as though they have 'made their own choices' and can leave them not seeing themselves as victims and fighting against any intervention.

More information https://advicechainapp.wordpress.com/

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Venue:
Queen Mary Centre, Queen's Road, Wisbech
Contact:
Fenland District Council 01354 654321
Must Farm Roadshow

Must Farm Roadshow

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:00

Must Farm excavations Roadshow

Venue:
Wisbech & Fenland Museum
Contact:
01945 583817
Must Farm Roadshow

Must Farm Roadshow

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:00

Must Farm excavations Roadshow

Venue:
Wisbech & Fenland Museum
Contact:
01945 583817
Elgood's Beer Festival

Elgood's Beer Festival

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:00

Elgood's Beer Festival 2016 – 29th September to 1st October 2016

Thursday & Friday 5pm – 10.30pm
Saturday 12pm – 10.30pm

All tickets £4
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
** Special Offer **
Half Price tickets Available for CAMRA members (proof of membership required)

Venue:
Elgood's Brewery
Contact:
Call 01945 583160 for bookings
Elgood's Beer Festival

Elgood's Beer Festival

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:00

Elgood's Beer Festival 2016 – 29th September to 1st October 2016

Thursday & Friday 5pm – 10.30pm
Saturday 12pm – 10.30pm

All tickets £4
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
** Special Offer **
Half Price tickets Available for CAMRA members (proof of membership required)

Venue:
Elgood's Brewery
Contact:
Call 01945 583160 for bookings
Fire Station Open Evening

Fire Station Open Evening

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:30

WISBECH HERITAGE PEOPLE AND PLACES

FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2016 5.30pm to 7.00pm

WISBECH FIRE STATION OPEN DAY

Entrance Free

5.30pm Doors Open
Display and Exhibition of Historic Fire fighting equipmentwith "Vivien" in attendance

6.00pm
"Captain Massey Shaw and the Origins of the London Fire Brigade" – a talk by Peter Clayton with a solo by Kath Powell from Iolanthe when the Queen of the Fairies sings about Massey Shaw.

6.20pm
"Wisbech Firefighters, Past and Present" by George Dunlop, a talk with reference to Horace Friend and Jock Dunlop

Venue:
Wisbech Fire Station, Churchill Road
Contact:
Octavia Hill Birthplace House 01945 476358
Fenland Fusion

Fenland Fusion

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 18:00

Fenland Fusion Forum Multicultural Event

Venue:
Queen Mary Centre, Queens Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. PE13 2PE
Contact:
Neeru Heer 07872829297
Lego Day at the Lego Cafe

Lego Day at the Lego Cafe

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:00

Lego Day at the Oasis Community Centre

Venue:
Oasis Community Centre
Contact:
01945 461526
Upwell Fun Palace

Upwell Fun Palace

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:00

Upwell Fun Palace

Saturday 1 October, 10am - 3pm

Dodd's Stile Orchard
106 Town Street
Upwell, Norfolk
PE14 9DQ

FREE ENTRY

The annual, free, worldwide celebration of arts, science and culture returns for its third year. Upwell Fun Palace will join 150+ Fun Palaces expected to pop up across the UK and globally in arts centres, swimming pools, theatres, universities, back gardens, castles, libraries, woodlands and more - and you're invited.

Visit Dodd's Stile Orchard and take part in rural crafts delivered by the Fenland Smallholders Club; relax with music or take part in the orchard species treasure hunt. Say hi to the resident poultry or just catch up with friends.

The Fun Palaces campaign believes in culture at the heart of every community. Inspired by celebrated theatre director Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price's never-built vision for a Fun Palace, Fun Palaces are created by and for local people, bringing communities together with arts, science and cultural activities for all to enjoy for free, celebrating the genius in everyone – everyone an artist, everyone a scientist.

www.funpalaces.co.uk/discover/upwell-fun-palace

@upwellfunpalace

Venue:
Dodd's Stile Orchard, Upwell
Contact:
doddsstile@btinternet.com
Textiles Exhibition

Textiles Exhibition

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:00

Textile and mixed media art

1 - 15 October

Open Tues - Sat 10am-4pm

Venue:
Wisbech & Fenland Museum
Contact:
01945 583817
Poetry Challenge

Poetry Challenge

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 11:00

The Poetry Challenge

Friends & staff at Wisbech Library are organising an event - The Poetry Challenge. This will be held at Wisbech Library on Saturday 1st October 2016 from 11am to 3pm. No charge for entry, donations welcome & refreshments will be available: Cake - Cake - Cake!

The idea is that :

  • you choose & learn a poem by heart &
  • get friends and family to support you by sponsoring you &
  • also by coming along to hear you recite your poem at the Library on the day!

Sponsor forms will be available from the Library and elsewhere shortly. You can raise funds for the Charity of your choice, or for the Friends of the Library.

So, Come On all poetry lovers, poets & friends! Join the fun and raise funds at the same time.

Short or long poems, funny, sad or just different; well known or never heard before (because you have just written it!), or even a Rap!

This is an all-age event, people from 5 to 50 or 85 to 20 can join in and take part.

For the 2 weeks leading up to the event we have devised a Poetry Trail where poems will appear in around 20 local shop-windows. 'Spot that Poem' will begin on Saturday 17th September & folk of all ages can take part. Leaflets will be available from the Library, from information points & from the following email address.

Venue:
Wisbech town centre and Wisbech Library
Contact:
For more information email “wisbechlibraryfriends@gmail.com”
Elgood's Beer Festival

Elgood's Beer Festival

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 12:00

Elgood's Beer Festival 2016 – 29th September to 1st October 2016

Thursday & Friday 5pm – 10.30pm
Saturday 12pm – 10.30pm

All tickets £4
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!
** Special Offer **
Half Price tickets Available for CAMRA members (proof of membership required)

Venue:
Elgood's Brewery
Contact:
Call 01945 583160 for bookings
Wisbech Ladies Circle - Headway car boot

Wisbech Ladies Circle - Headway car boot

Sun, 02 Oct 2016

Charity car boot from 10am

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Venue:
Willow Tree farm. Wheatley Bank, Walsoken PE14 7AZ
Contact:
07725746264
Elme Hall Blues - Deep Blue Sea

Elme Hall Blues - Deep Blue Sea

Sun, 02 Oct 2016

Sunday Rock & Blues

Deep Blue Sea

Venue:
Elme Hall Hotel
Contact:
01945 475566