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

Calendar of community events including civic occasions and Town Council meetings. See main Community page to submit an event. ITEMS IN BOLD ARE LINKED TO FURTHER INFORMATION - Wisbech Town Council is not responsible for the contents or reliability of linked websites and does not necessarily endorse any views expressed within them. We also cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability or accessibility of the linked pages. It is your responsibility to check the terms and conditions of any other websites you may visit.

Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Mon, 29 Apr 2019 19:30

PLANNING AND COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE

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Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Town Clerk, 01945 461333

Maypole Dancing Demonstration (Schools Competition)

Wed, 01 May 2019 10:00

Celebrate May Day in a traditional way by watching local schoolchildren dance round the maypole on Centenary Green. Free to watch.

Venue:
Centenary Green, next to Octavia Hill's Birthplace House, South Brink, PE13 1JB
Contact:
Peter Clayton info@octaviahill.org
Elgood's Brewery and Gardens

Elgood's Brewery and Gardens

Wed, 01 May 2019 10:00

opens for the new season until 20 December

Venue:
Elgoods Brewery, North Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1LW
Contact:
01945 583160 info@elgoods-brewery.co.uk
Family Quiz

Family Quiz

Wed, 01 May 2019 18:00

Quiz raising funds for the football club and gardens

Venue:
Peckover Primary School Leverington Road, PE13 1PJ
Contact:
01945 584741 (Peckover School)
🐶🐕🐩 Fun Dog Show

🐶🐕🐩 Fun Dog Show

Sat, 04 May 2019 11:30

All dog breeds welcome.

Raising money for Rough & Smooth Collie Rescue UK and Cancer Research UK.

Please see the schedule for all show details.

Venue:
Car Boot Field, Emneth, Wisbech, Cambs, PE14 8BG
Contact:
Hayden Feetham haydenfeetham@yahoo.co.uk
Ačiū tau, Mamyte!

Ačiū tau, Mamyte!

Sat, 04 May 2019 15:30

Kviečiame visas mamytes, močiutes į šventinį vaikų koncertą, skirta Jums mielos mamytes. Renginyje bus loterija.

Special concert for mums and grandmas!

organised by Rima's ladies and families

Venue:
Queen Mary Centre, Queens Road, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. PE13 2PE
Contact:
follow link to Eventbrite
Fun Dog Show 🐶🐕🐩

Fun Dog Show 🐶🐕🐩

Sun, 05 May 2019 12:00

Raising money for Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Rescue and Breast cancer Research.

Family day out, all dog breeds welcome

Something for everyone!

Please find all details on the schedule

Venue:
Car Boot Field, Emneth, Wisbech, Cambs, PE14 8BG
Contact:
Alison Feetham Contact details : lioara.pwd@gmail.com

MAY BANK HOLIDAY

Mon, 06 May 2019

MAY BANK HOLIDAY

Venue:
N/A
Contact:
N/A

The Big Ben story

Mon, 06 May 2019 14:30

Event followed by talk on 'The Big Ben story', the story of the great clock and bell of Westminster and the boxer, Benjamin Caunt.

Venue:
Octavia Hill's Birthplace House, 7 South Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JB
Contact:
01945 476358 (OHBH)

Ceramics workshop

Mon, 06 May 2019 14:30

Ceramics workshop with Mandy Caldon of Precious Earth Art Collective. Book in advance.

Venue:
Octavia Hill's Birthplace House, 7 South Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JB
Contact:
01945 476358 (OHBH)

Community Engagement

Tue, 07 May 2019 10:00

A drop-in session with local PCSO's and Fenland District Council Community Safety Project officer

10am-11am

Venue:
Wisbech Library Ely Place PE13 1EU
Contact:
N/A
Get back to running

Get back to running

Tue, 07 May 2019 18:35

Fenland Running Club 2019
Get Back to running for beginners and returners.
Starting Tuesday 7th May to Thursday 11th July 2019
Do you want to:
• Give running a try, but don't know how to start?
• Feel fitter and healthier?
• Make friends with like-minded people in a safe and supportive environment?
• Have lots of fun?
Then this get back to running programme is for you.

 Get back to running programme is FREE for ten weeks
 Membership to Fenland Running Club upon completion of the programme cost ( £15 to April next year)

Venue:
Wisbech Rugby Club, Chapel Road PE13 1RG
Contact:
Fenland Running Club via Facebook page

Assets Management Committee Meeting

Tue, 07 May 2019 19:30

Assets Management Committee Meeting

to be followed by Wisbech Castle Management Committee meeting

Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Terry Jordan, Town Clerk

Wisbech Castle Management Committee Meeting

Tue, 07 May 2019 20:30

Wisbech Castle Management Committee Meeting

approximate start time - to follow Assets Management Committee meeting

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Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Town Clerk, 01945 461333
Wisbech Rock Choir

Wisbech Rock Choir

Fri, 10 May 2019 19:30

Celebrating 150 years of St Augustine's

Doors open 7pm

tickets £7 on the door

Venue:
St Augustine's Church, Lynn Road PE13 3AH
Contact:
buy tickets on the door

Elgood's Brewery and Gardens Craft & Plant Show

Sun, 12 May 2019 10:00

10am - 4pm

Entry £4

Venue:
Elgoods Brewery, North Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1LW
Contact:
01945 583160 info@elgoods-brewery.co.uk
Family Bingo

Family Bingo

Mon, 13 May 2019 18:30

Come and join us for our brand new Bingo Nights in 2019! Family Bingo is on every 2nd Monday of the month. Doors open 6:30, eyes down 7:15. Lots of great prizes, a bonus game and a cash game. There will also be a raffle and a tombola, and even a free children's game if we have enough kiddies on the night.

Venue:
Marshland Hall Smeeth Road Marshland St James PE14 8JB
Contact:
Tracy at Marshland Hall Contact details : tracy@marshlandhall.org.uk

Annual Meeting of Wisbech Town Council for municipal year 2019 2020 (cont.)

Mon, 13 May 2019 19:30

Full Town Council Meeting

To be followed by Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Town Clerk, 01945 461333

Planning & Community Infrastructure Committee Meeting

Mon, 13 May 2019 20:30

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

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Venue:
Council Chamber, 1 North Brink
Contact:
Town Clerk, 01945 461333
Connie's Colander

Connie's Colander

Thu, 16 May 2019 14:30

Connie is a retired domestic science teacher. Emily, her daughter, is enjoying hosting her first TV cookery show: Connie's Colander, bringing her mother's recipes onscreen and up to date. Sensitively, with humour and tenderness this newly written play traces the evolving relationship throughout their lives, and the impact of Connie's Alzheimer's. Can their relationship, and the TV show, survive?

Running time 50 mins.
Followed by a 20 minute post-show Q&A with a dementia specialist.

An informal atmosphere is created for the Q&A, facilitated by the two actors, with local dementia specialists able to signpost people to their local services. Building on the story within the play, the audience is also encouraged to share their own experiences, both to 'offload' and also to help support fellow audience members, if appropriate.

Free but donations welcomed

Venue:
Wisbech Library Ely Place PE13 1EU
Contact:
Book in the library or email Wisbech.referral@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
Mark Ovendale Cup

Mark Ovendale Cup

Sat, 18 May 2019 14:00

Afternoon and evening of fundraising fun, in aid of Glennfield Care Home

KO 2pm - Ovendale FC vs Wisbech Town Legends

followed by FA Cup Final

followed by bingo - eyes down 7.30pm

£2 adults, kids free

camping available

Venue:
Wisbech Town FC Elgoods Stadium Lynn Road PE14 7AL
Contact:
01945 581511 (Football Club)
BusFest at Whittlesey

BusFest at Whittlesey

Sun, 19 May 2019 10:00

Hosted in the Market town of Whittlesey near Peterborough, BusFest is one of the area's largest Vintage Vehicle Gatherings. Following Feedback and success of 2018 we have increased frequency to Ramsey

The vehicles will be used to operate the network of free bus services which consists of five routes to Ramsey, Peterborough, Turves, Yaxley & Thorney. This is a great day out for all from enthusiasts to families.

Free buses up to every:
30mins to PETERBOROUGH
10mins to RAMSEY (Classic Car Show)
30mins to THORNEY
30mins to TURVES
30mins to YAXLEY

Parking is limited at Whittlesey, we recommend using our free buses.

Use our Free Buses to visit the Fenland Classic Car Show & many of the friendly and welcoming pubs served by our network of bus routes.
Also visit the FEN FAIR at Ramsey Rural Museum!

10am - 5pm

Venue:
Whittlesey
Contact:
http://www.easternbusgroup.co.uk/contact.html
Music at the Bandstand - Kill Me Kate

Music at the Bandstand - Kill Me Kate

Sun, 19 May 2019 14:00

Afternoon of musical entertainment - Kill Me Kate supported by Jay Fox

weather permitting 😎

Venue:
Bandstand Wisbech Park PE13 3DN
Contact:
info@wisbechbandstand.co.uk
SPRING INTO HEALTH : FENMHAN, AND AN INTERACTIVE TREASURE HUNT!

SPRING INTO HEALTH : FENMHAN, AND AN INTERACTIVE TREASURE HUNT!

Tue, 21 May 2019 12:00

IT'S BETTER WHEN WE'RE TOGETHER

Get active and enjoy meeting and learning more from others who are serving and involved in the life and lives of people in Wisbech and Fenland.

  • Find out what our local physical activity providers can offer and what is already happening within the district.
  • Meet colleagues from our local community and share your own news and information.
  • Enjoy a WildGoose Treasure Hunt with Heidi Lemmon from ACTIVE FENLAND.

Our programme:

12.00 Meet and eat [sandwiches and drinks provided by CPFT, Heart and Soul]

12.30 Information and news exchange

13.00 Just for fun: a geo-cache treasure hunt outdoors [hunting using your phone!]

If you would like to join in a fun taster of the inter-ACTIVE treasure hunt called WildGoose download the free app called "mobile adventures" before the event. Look for this logo A treasure hunt code and all the details will be available on the day.

Venue:
Oasis Community Centre, St Michael’s Avenue, Wisbech PE13 3NR
Contact:
For more information or to book your free ticket, go here: https://springin2health.eventbrite.co.uk/

Hunt the Hedgehog - children's trail

Sat, 25 May 2019 13:00

Saturday, May 25 to Sunday, June 2, available daily in standard opening hours, hunt the hedgehog children's trail, £3 including small prize

Venue:
Octavia Hill's Birthplace House, 7 South Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JB
Contact:
01945 476358 (OHBH)
Outwell Festival 2019

Outwell Festival 2019

Sat, 25 May 2019 13:00

Saturday - raft races, live music and barbecue (entry to races is free - fancy dress encouraged)

Sunday - live bands, funfair rides, face-painting and much more

Venue:
Outwell Basin and the playing field
Contact:
outwellfestival@btinternet.com for rules, entry forms and further information about the races - stall/attraction bookings email tara.rust@hotmail.com

Talk by Peter Clayton

Sat, 25 May 2019 14:00

Queen Elizabeth did not sleep here - family talk by Peter Clayton, included in standard entry

Venue:
Octavia Hill's Birthplace House, 7 South Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JB
Contact:
01945 476358 (OHBH)

The Manea Fen Colony and the Owenites

Sat, 25 May 2019 14:30

Mike Petty MBE celebrates Robert Owen's birthday. Included in standard entry charge.

Venue:
Octavia Hill's Birthplace House, 7 South Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JB
Contact:
01945 476358 (OHBH)

Outwell Festival 2019

Sun, 26 May 2019 13:00

Saturday - raft races, live music and barbecue (entry to races is free - fancy dress encouraged)

Sunday - live bands, funfair rides, face-painting and much more

Venue:
Outwell Basin and the playing field
Contact:
outwellfestival@btinternet.com for rules, entry forms and further information about the races - stall/attraction bookings email tara.rust@hotmail.com

BANK HOLIDAY

Mon, 27 May 2019

BANK HOLIDAY

Venue:
N/A
Contact:
N/A

John Clarkson

Mon, 27 May 2019 14:30

Talk by Roger Powell, biographer of John Clarkson (brother of Thomas Clarkson), who took 1,192 freed Africans back to Africa, treating them with dignity as equals, followed by unveiling of plaque to John Clarkson in the Birthplace House garden. Included in standard entry.

Venue:
Octavia Hill's Birthplace House, 7 South Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JB
Contact:
01945 476358 (OHBH)
Wisbech Library: Engage in the morning - Drainage of the Fens

Wisbech Library: Engage in the morning - Drainage of the Fens

Thu, 30 May 2019 10:30

Cambridgeshire Libraries programme of free talks at Wisbech Library

The dry land smiles: a witness' account of the drainage of the Fens by Diane Calton-Smith

Venue:
Wisbech Library Ely Place PE13 1EU
Contact:
0345 045 5225
Model Railway Show

Model Railway Show

Sat, 01 Jun 2019 09:30

Nene Valley Railway and March & District Model railway Club

1 and 2 June 9.30am - 4pm

layouts, trade stands, heritage train service, freight and shunting demonstrations, brake van rides

Event Prices:
Day-Rover Ticket all day travel including entry to all model railway exhibits
Adults £20,
Senior £16,
Child 3-16 £10,
Under 3 Free,
Family £50

Wansford Platform including entry to all model railway exhibits ONLY
Adult £5, Child £3.00, Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children) £15

Brake Van rides – local supplement, Pay on the Day.

Venue:
Nene Valley Railway Ltd, Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough, PE8 6LR
Contact:
adminassistant@nvr.org.uk Tel: 01780 784444
International Tabletop Day at the Luxe Cinema

International Tabletop Day at the Luxe Cinema

Sat, 01 Jun 2019 10:00

To celebrate International Tabletop Day 2019 we will be hosting a series of activities and games for all of the local area, as well as welcoming folk to bring in their favourite game for a few rolls of the dice.

Building on our relationship with the Fenland Gamers and other local groups and FLGS we want to offer up a warm and friendly location for some gaming. So why not join in and help us raise money for good causes while having a great time?

This will be open to all ages, and there will be lots of people on hand to teach rule sets with a wide variety of games for a wide variety of tastes.

Venue:
Luxe Cinema Alexandra Rd, Wisbech, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, UK, PE13 1HQ
Contact:
01945 588808 (Luxe Box Office)
Model Railway Show

Model Railway Show

Sun, 02 Jun 2019 09:30

Nene Valley Railway and March & District Model railway Club

1 and 2 June 9.30am - 4pm

layouts, trade stands, heritage train service, freight and shunting demonstrations, brake van rides

Event Prices:
Day-Rover Ticket all day travel including entry to all model railway exhibits
Adults £20,
Senior £16,
Child 3-16 £10,
Under 3 Free,
Family £50

Wansford Platform including entry to all model railway exhibits ONLY
Adult £5, Child £3.00, Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children) £15

Brake Van rides – local supplement, Pay on the Day.

Venue:
Nene Valley Railway Ltd, Wansford Station, Stibbington, Peterborough, PE8 6LR
Contact:
adminassistant@nvr.org.uk Tel: 01780 784444
WisBeach Day

WisBeach Day

Sun, 02 Jun 2019 11:00

Fun for the family. Come along and see the town centre transformed into a beach.

Real sand, donkey rides, fairground, Punch and Judy, brass band, beach bar and loads more!!!

11am - 3pm

Venue:
Wisbech Market Place
Contact:
Wisbech Town Council 01945 461333