AprilFenlander

Roll up for St George’s Fayre!

A fantastic day out for all the family is promised on Sunday, April 21, when more than 5,000 visitors are expected to pour into March for this year’s St George’s Fayre.

This year’s attractions include a new performance area featuring local singers near the Co-op, a huge craft fair in a marquee and the church hall at St Peter’s, a traditional funfair in Broad Street and about 100 stalls.

There will be an arts exhibition in and around the library and scores of children’s activities, including free circus skills workshops all day on the library mound and free climbing walls. People will also be able to try their hand on a potter’s wheel at the museum.

The opening parade through the town starts at 10.30am from Robin Goodfellows Lane, with the official opening by Mayor Jan French in the Market Place at 11am.

The Fayre is one of the Fenland Four Seasons events, organised by Fenland District Council working together with town councils and local community groups.

Free programmes giving full details of the day’s activities will be available in advance from the town’s Fenland @ your service shop, town centre businesses, library and George Campbell leisure centre.

Other dates for your diary this month:

April 5: Careers Forum at Young People March, City Road, March, 12 noon-3.30pm. A chance for people aged 14-25 to improve their career prospects. Meet local employers and find out about local jobs, apprenticeships, training courses and volunteering opportunities. Parents and carers are also welcome.

April 8: Easter family craft event at the Oasis Centre, Wisbech, 10.30am-12.30pm. Make Easter cards, baskets, finger puppets and more. Places are limited, so best to book. Details: Oasis Centre (01945 461526) or Community House (01945 580309).

April 27: Celebrate 10 years of the Community House garden, Southwell Road, Wisbech, 12-3pm. Live music, tea and cakes, garden activities. Details: Community House (01945 580309).

Queries on Council Tax?

Is there something you don’t understand about your Council Tax? Answers to questions that residents regularly ask about it are given in a detailed document on Fenland District Council’s website. Go online at www.fenland.gov.uk/article/2502/

Loan sharks charter pledge

A “Stop the Loan Sharks” week of action in March began with a symbolic signing of a charter where Fenland District Council, Roddons, the police and other agencies pledged their support to tackling the issue of illegal money lending in the March area.

Promotional leaflets were handed out outside Cavalry and Burrowmoor primary schools and in the Market Square. Advice was also available on the New Horizons bus which parked outside the Co-op, Lidl, Sainsbury’s and Tesco during the week.

Joy over Whittlesey bridge plan

A warm welcome has been given to Cambridgeshire County Council’s plan to build a new bridge at King’s Dyke, Whittlesey, to help solve the serious traffic problems caused by the level crossing there.

Fenland District Councillors Martin Curtis and Ralph Butcher, who represent Whittlesey on the county council, have both campaigned hard for a bridge at the level crossing. They said: “We are delighted that the county council has found a solution to the problems caused by the crossing, which is a big issue locally with the traffic delays impacting on the whole town.”

For more details on these stories and to see all the latest FDC news, visit www.fenland.gov.uk/news