Please let us bowl again

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Letters from the Fenland Citizen, fenlandcitizen.co.uk, @FenlandCit on Twitter

Wisbech Indoor Bowls club is angry at the inaction of Fenland District Council over the future of the Hudson Centre facilities in Wisbech for bowlers.

The backdrop to their anger stems from a debt of £16,000 owed by the club to the council.

This debt, it must be stated, was a fault of the club at the time.

But blame must also be planted at the door of Fenland District Council.

They failed over a period of time to keep track of the non-payment of monies due to the Council.

This has meant that bowlers have now been deprived of what, for many, is the only exercise they have.

Considering that the majority of bowlers are old age pensioners, some well into their 70’s, healthy exercise is vital for their well-being.

In the interest of public service the Council needs to write off the outstanding debt and let the indoor bowlers continue playing at the Hudson.

If they do that, the Council will have money coming in again.

There is support for this from the indoor bowlers.

Just two weeks ago some 60 of them turned up at the Hudson Centre for a bowls roll-up and each paid £3 for their game.

So, come on Fenland Distict Council – do the right thing, write off the debt and let the Indoor Bowls Club continue.

Danny MacCullough,

Woodhouse Close,

Wisbech St Mary,

poppy appeal sos

Volunteers needed

Additional volunteers are needed in March to help with this year’s Poppy Appeal, which commences on October 24.

If you have a few hours to spare and would like to help, please contact Kay and Alec Larham, the March Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal organisers, on 01354 656034 or 07908009378.

This year’s Poppy Dance will be held at March Braza Club on the evening of Friday, October 16.

Tickets, costing £5 which includes a ploughman’s supper, are on sale now from March Braza Club or the Royal British Legion branch headquarters at Rookswood Club, West End, March.

Kay Larham,

March.

former cinema concern

Danger of collapse

I see that the former Palace Cinema at March has fallen into disrepair.

Six missing roof slates and sky light have now provided access for the pigeons and it won’t be long before the wooden ceiling collapses altogether.

Is there a preservation order and duty of care on the building?

Mark Burton,

Chatteris.

ambulance Thank you

Wisbech staff are so caring

I would like to say a huge thank you for the fantastic service I received on Friday, September 4.

Unfortunately I had to seek medical attention and an ambulance was sent from the Wisbech depot. It arrived with Carly Edwards and Louise Ward in attendance.

They were so kind, caring and efficient, I can’t praise them enough. They truly are a credit to their profession.

They got me to Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital and on their next trip, they even took time to find me in A&E and check on my progress.

I always say speak as you find, and I can’t speak highly enough of these two people. Thank you from me and my grateful family.

L G Curr,

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in bloom success

Hard work paid off

It was great to see such an impressive list of successes in Wednesday’s Citizen for Fenland in Anglia In Bloom.

It must create such a positive first impression for visitors to the area.

Well done to everyone involved – especially the volunteers. Your hard work certainly paid off.

Citizen reader,

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