Have your say on £30,000 festive boost in Wisbech

The people of Wisbech will be able to have their say on a proposal to spend up to £30,000 on improving the town’s Christmas lights.

Wisbech Town Council is considering updating the illuminations ahead of the big Christmas lights switch-on event on Sunday, November 30 – if the town agrees.

Several rows of 3D lights could make a tunnel effect leading into the market.

Lights are also being planned for the Freedom Bridge roundabout and parts of the river bank.

The council is proposing to use up to £30,000 from its more than £160,000 reserves and will be replacing this investment in the years to come.

Members are now asking people who live in the PE13 and PE14 post code areas to send in yes or no votes on the proposal by Saturday, November 8.

The result will be taken to the next full council meeting on Monday, November 10, when a final decision will be taken.

Cllr Steve Tierney is urging people to get involved with the consultation.

He said: “I personally feel that there is something wonderful about Christmas and we want to, at the very least, have the same show that other towns enjoy as we are the Capital of the Fens.

“We have an opportunity to completely change and upgrade the Christmas lights in a tasteful way.

“Every year I have been on the council people have complained about the lights.

“Clearly people have different views and we are keen for people to let us know. This is a decision for the people of Wisbech.”

People are asked to send in a yes or no vote to the council along with their name and address by November 8.

If the proposal gets support, it is hoped to have the lights delivered in time for the switch-on, which goes ahead at 5pm on November 30.

Send your yes or no vote to 1 N Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire PE13 1JR.

Alternatively email info@wisbechtowncouncil.org.uk

Or go to: www.wisbechtowncouncil.org.uk

The council is also hoping to run an information stand on the market.