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
Join in the VE Day 75th Anniversary celebrations
We'll be celebrating safely at home to commemorate VE Day on 8 May.
Why not do the same? Decorate your house red, white and blue and celebrate with members of your household.
Why not enjoy:
- a garden afternoon tea party
- baking, crafting or playing games
- sing-a-long or dancing
We would love to see photos of your celebrations.
You can tag us on Twitter @WisbechCouncil... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 May 2020 13:47 by Tina
From Anglian Water:
We know that sometimes, people might need extra support. WaterCare is here to help those who need us most. Some customers may need help keeping up with their bills. They might have a medical condition or disability which means they would benefit from practical support, or help when water supplies are interrupted. There are many other types of people we can help, and you'll find a... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 May 2020 10:00 by Tina
There are currently two fantastic walks around the Wisbech area:
Wisbech Town Trail and Brinks Trail (wheel and push-chair friendly)
Wisbech walk 2 miles
An easy walk around the north and south Brinks area of Wisbech, where Octavia Hill was born, including the Octavia Hill Birthplace House Museum, the National Trust's Peckover House and various other points of interest. Visit The Crescent; Wisbech... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 May 2020 11:43 by Tina