Aiming to raise profile

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WITH its Portas Pilots bid submitted, Wisbech Town Team met to decide its strategy for the future.

A key initiative at this early stage is to raise awareness of the Team and its work, with posters appearing in shops, businesses and community facilities across town in English, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Russian.

At its Wednesday night meeting, the Town Team identified several key points for its attention. An early attempt to win funding from a source other than the Portas scheme is already under-way, while Team members are looking into the problems, possibilities and legislation affecting particular derelict buildings in the town centre. The aim is to seek support and funding from outside organisations to help find a solution.

The Town Team is keen to find partner organisations for mutual support and assistance. As a first step it is planning to hold its next meeting at the Wisbech Institute. Town Team members are concerned that there could be some duplication of effort between themselves and the town’s many existing organisations. Plans are therefore afoot to maximise cooperation with these groups and perhaps pool resources for funding applications and other tasks.

In a very significant step forwards, the Town Team has secured the support and assistance of a local creative communications company and will be working to develop a communications strategy that will put Wisbech townsfolk at the heart of its efforts for the town.

The team can be contacted c/o Wisbech Town Council, North Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JR or by e-mail at jaqui@wisbechtownteam.org