Wisbech Mayor, Cllr Aigars Balsevics, outlines his chosen charities
Youth fitness and community homelessness are causes close to his heart.
Having returned from his family holiday, The Mayor of Wisbech, Cllr Aigars Balsevics, has provided information about local causes that are close to his heart and for which he has commenced his fundraising activities.
Not only has he placed three fundraising pots in... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 17 Aug 2020 13:36 by Tina
Communities Capital Fund allows Wisbech Town Council to 'crack on' with plans to revitalise Wisbech Market Place.
The Cambridgeshire Communities Capital Fund was launched on 1 April 2020, and set aside up to £5m to help support community projects across the county. The fund was also to support community led projects to improve health, wellbeing, social and economic opportunities in our communities.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 06 Aug 2020 11:30 by Tina
Rainbow Boxes Boost for Families thanks to Wisbech Town Council and Clarion Futures
The Box of Rainbows initiative, created by Fenland-based organisation CCORRN, approached Wisbech Town Council for assistance in funding the project, which aims to provide a Rainbow Box of Activities including arts, crafts and sports resources for families in Wisbech.
The Town Council has awarded a grant of £4,500... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 15 Jul 2020 09:20 by Tina
With the pandemic disrupting many avenues of support for local young people, Wisbech Town Council's Policy and Resources Committee was called upon to help make things a little easier for them.
Cambridgeshire County Council's Early Help Hub, who work with many families and young people in Wisbech, came up with an idea that would allow communication to be encouraged through creativity and music. It was... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:42 by Tina
When Councillor Michael Hill was the Mayor of Wisbech, one of his departure fundraiser campaigns was the sponsorship of a complete head and beard shave... Then Covid-19 struck and his term in office ended. Today, with the new Mayor, Councillor Aigars Balsevics in attendance to support him, Councillor Hill finally got the event completed.
Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 17:56 by Tina
After a second vandalism attack in as many months, a local rugby club, the WRFC, has been awarded a grant of £320 to assist in making good the necessary repairs to damaged posts. The Club had spent money on quick drying cement, metal fixings, the hire of a welder, and acetylene kits which made a major dent in the Club's finances.
Councillor Peter Human heard of the damage and approached the Club... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:25 by Tina
Lisa Kennedy, founder and fully qualified tennis coach has organized a series of tennis lessons to be held in Wisbech Park tennis courts, commencing Thursday 16 July for five weeks. Three age groups will be accommodated at three different times during the morning, 6-8 years at 9.30am, 9-11 years at 10.30am and 12-15 years at 11.30am.
Each child that is signed up to the tennis lessons will receive their... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:23 by Tina
From the launch of the Wisbech App, Wisbech Town Council has been receiving submissions of Wisbech-related images. After voting from the Town Councillors sitting on the Community Events and Festivals Committee, the winner has been announced.
The winning image is a significant Wisbech icon, the Wisbech Institute Clock Tower, and will be promoted on the Town Council's website, social media streams and... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:20 by Tina
Wisbech Town Council has partnered with Fenland Citizen to recognise the many neighbours, businesses and volunteers who have assisted those less able during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Council is reaching out for nominations for those worthy of recognition. There are no 'classes' or 'winners'. We believe everyone who has put themselves forward to be kind is a winner.
Speaking today of her hopes for the... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 Jul 2020 11:01 by Tina
Wisbech Volunteer Group go above and beyond for a worthy cause
It all started when three friends, Councillor Samantha Hoy, Councillor Aigars Balsevics and Councillor Steve Tierney decided to set up a small team to help out where possible across Wisbech and surrounding villages. Setting out on most days to collect and deliver food parcels, prescriptions, basic necessities and being available for a friendly... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 14:32 by Tina