'Give us Brexit we voted for' says Wisbech Town Council in letter to PM Theresa May
Wisbech Town Council is writing to Prime Minister Theresa May demanding the government delivers the Brexit deal the 70 per cent of voters in this area voted for.
The move follows a motion put by Councillor Steve Tierney to the December meeting stating: "Wisbech Town Council recognises that although it is a ‘small cog in the machine’, it feels it is necessary to remind the Government that Wisbech is one of the biggest leave voting areas in the country.
“This council is of the opinion that the Prime Minister’s proposed Brexit deal does not represent the views of a large majority of the council’s constituents.”
The motion also included sending a copy of the letter, which will express the council's views on the current deal and 'encourage' the government to come up with the 'proper Brexit' Wisbech people voted for in the 2016 referendum, to local MP and Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay.
Council leader Councillor Sam Hoy said the meeting was 'jam packed' and saw the motion passed unanimously.
Coun Hoy said she does not believe the current deal is the right deal as it doesn't deliver a "true Brexit. She said: “The nation voted to leave and I feel that no deal is better than this bad deal."
The council also discussed the planned merger of the monitoring of Fenland CCTV cameras with Peterborough and although members were generally supportive they did have a few concerns, which they will "monitor".
Local police representatives also outlined the work they have been doing to crack down on the cycle gang which has been terrorising the town centre, which include confiscating several bikes and speaking to parents.
Clarion representatives gave their bi-annual update and Coun Hoy said: "Thankfully we didn't have too much to raise this time as they seem to have got their acts together regarding heating."
Earlier in the meeting the list of remembrance was read out giving the names of all those who had died during 2018.