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
It's Mayor-Making Time!
Wisbech Town Council's Annual Meeting takes place on the evening of Monday 18 May and for the first time, the event will be held remotely, via the Zoom video conferencing system. Members of the public who wish to participate should contact the Town Clerk with details, noting that the period not exceeding 15 minutes is made available at the beginning of the meeting. A written... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 13 May 2020 12:54 by Tina
Rock Festival Cancelled
Wisbech Rock Festival, one of the major highlights of Wisbech Town Council's events calendar, has been cancelled due to coronavirus.
The announcement comes after Prime Minister Boris Johnson's speech on Sunday 10 May outlined a timetable of easing social movement and restoration of some business services.
The Rock Festival, which gains momentum each year, was due to take place... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 11 May 2020 16:14 by Tina
Extra help with essential costs if you're on a low income
If your income is low, it can be hard to meet unexpected essential costs. You might be eligible to get help with some of these expenses from your local council, the government's Social Fund or a charity grant.
This factsheet explains some of the options, whether you might qualify, and how to apply.
Posted: Thu, 07 May 2020 11:02 by Tina
This leaflet lists the main services across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area and national organisations that offer support for people who have lost a loved one.
If you feel you need support or advice, it may be helpful to first talk to your GP. They may be able to help you see a counsellor if this will be helpful. Your place of work or school may be able to help. Faith communities can also be... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 07 May 2020 10:40 by Tina
Now we're talking - coming together in isolation
Organisations across the county have joined forces to launch a wellbeing campaign and additional mental health support for people during the coronavirus outbreak.
'Now We're Talking', encourages people to get talking to combat loneliness whilst self-isolating, and to seek help if they are struggling with their mental health.
The campaign, led by the local... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 May 2020 14:06 by Tina