Have your say on Wisbech Market Place

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Given the success of the first ever Wisbech Heritage Fair held on September 14, one of the events for 2015 will be a repeat of that (again, as part of the annual Fenland Heritage Open Days programme).

The town council’s overall aim is to enhance the use of Wisbech Market Place so that it becomes a space for community activity and not just a trading area.

To assist the council in providing events and activities which best meet the needs and aspirations of the local community, the Town Clerk would like to hear from the public any ideas they have for such use of Wisbech Market Place.

Wisbech Town Council is currently consulting the people of Wisbech (who live in PE13 and PE14 post code areas) on a suggestion of the council spending money on enhancement of the town’s Christmas lights.

The consultation began with an article in last week’s Fenland Citizen and runs until midnight on Saturday, November 8. Respondents to the consultation exercise are simply asked to vote yes or no, although there is the option for members of the public to make additional comments if they wish to do so.

Votes can be submitted in writing to the council’s office (using the address at the bottom of this article) or by e-mail to info@wisbechtown
council.org.uk or by logging on to the council’s website (using the address at the bottom of this article). Details of the proposals, the rationale for the proposals and an electronic voting form can be found by clicking on the YES/NO LIGHTS tab.

A decision as to how to proceed with this matter, in the light of the results of the consultation exercise, will be made at the meeting of Wisbech Town Council on Monday, November 10.

Work in relation to the arrangements for the Christmas lights switch-on (either withthe existing lights or the new scheme), which will take place on November 30, is progressing well and further details of the activities will be publicised very shortly. The event will run between 3pm and 6pm, with the lights switch-on taking place at 5pm. The event will be preceded by a Carol Concert, hosted by the Mayor of Wisbech, taking place at the St Peter and St Paul’s Church, commencing at 2pm.

Information on town councillors, dates of council meetings and decisions made by the council can be found on its website: www.wisbechtowncouncil.org.uk.

Contact can be made with Wisbech Town Council by calling 01945 461333, emailing wisbechtc@aol.com or in person at 1 North Brink, Wisbech – between 9am and 3pm, Mondays to Fridays.