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Fenland’s search for a partner to run area’s leisure centres gets underway

The process of finding a new partner to run Fenland’s four leisure centres has got underway, with a formal tender process being launched this week.

In October the Citizen reported how Jason Mason disabled  son's boiler was broken for four weeks and was leaking over the kitchen floor. It is issues like this the panel will be asking for answers on.

Fenland’s scrutiny panel will question Clarion over deluge of residents’ complaints about heating problems

Bosses from Clarion housing and their heating contractors Morgan Sindall are set to appear before a specially convened meeting of Fenland’s scrutiny committee early in the new year.

A car ploughed into the garden of Francine Savill in Tydd St Giles causing lots of damage - now she wants the speed limit reduced outside her home.

Gardener from Tydd St Giles appeals for help to trace men who damaged her garden and calls for speed limit reduction

A proud gardener is hoping social media can help trace the culprits responsible for causing over £200 worth of damage to her garden and is also appealing for a reduction in the speed limit outside her home.

March lorry driver is taking high Court action over electrocution incident. Picture: Cambs Fire and Rescue.

March lorry driver seeks High Court damages of more than £300,000 over electrocution

Lorry driver Gary Chisholm, who was electrocuted and badly burnt when his tipper lorry hit overhead power cables, has launched a High Court compensation claim for more than £300,000.

Guyhirn School is part of the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust.

Academy trust responsible for 27 schools including Guyhirn, Wisbech St Mary and Anthony Curton is improving say Ofsted

Government inspectors have praised the ‘journey of systematic improvement’ at one of the biggest multi-academy trusts in the country.

Gerald Fleming, John McIntosh and Ronald Sanderson who have been awarded the freedom of Wisbech

Heroic trio have bravery honoured by Wisbech Town Council as they are made Freemen

Three Wisbech war heroes have had their courage recognised in a moving ceremony at the Council Chamber last night (Monday) when they were granted the Freedom of the Town.

County Hall Norwich

Norfolk county councillors back controversial 10% allowance hike

Taxes may be going up and services cut, but Norfolk county councillors have voted to give themselves a pay rise of more than 10 per cent.

Alan Lay with a bush of Japanese knotweed that is growing along Old Lynn Road in Wisbech and has spread to neighbouring gardens.

‘At last’ Wisbech campaigner Alan Lay welcomes news Fenland Council is finally acting over Jaspanese Knotweed

“About time” that was the reaction this week of a former Wisbech councillor as Fenland District Council finally responded to his calls for action over Japanese Knotweed.

Linda Smith who has sadly lost her battle with cancer.

Family’s heartbreak as brave Wisbech mum Linda Smith loses cancer battle

Wisbech mum Linda Smith who inspired the community to help raise money for speciliast treatment in her battle against cancer has died.

Peckover Primary School principal Carrie Norman is proud to be taking part in a pilot study looking at its success in helping disadvantaged children.

Peckover Primary School in Wisbech has been chosen to share secrets of success in helping disadvantaged pupils in study

A Wisbech primary school’s success in helping disadvantaged pupils has led to it being chosen for a pilot study that could have a national impact on the way children are taught.

March Cold Stores are looking to expand and say plans are essential to make the site sustainable for the future.

Expansion plans at March Cold Stores in Marwick Road could see creation of 15 new jobs

Plans to expand an existing cold store in March could see the creation of 15 new jobs according to a statement submitted with the application.

Councillor Simon King, says he is innocent of any wrongdoing over expense claims.

Fenland councillor Simon King is confident he will be cleared of wrongdoing over expenses

The Fenland District Councillor at the centre of an expenses investigation has “voluntarily suspended” himself from the cabinet and the Conservative group and has repaid over £1,500 to the council.

Beaupre Community Primary School in Outwell has gone from 'Good' to 'Requires Improvement' say Ofsted inspectors.

Beaupre Community Primary School in Outwell ‘requires improvement’ say Ofsted inspectors

A village school “requires improvement” according to government inspectors who carried out an inspection last month and found “too many pupils have underachieved”.

Sarah Oldham was an excellent golfer and played off a 7 handicap.

Tributes paid to Sarah Oldham from March who died after being struck by lightning on holiday in Turkey

Tributes have been paid to a March woman who tragically died after being struck by lightning on a romantic golfing holiday with her husband in Turkey.

A new multi-million pound primary school  for Chatteris will be built next to the Cromwell Community College in Wenny Road.

Chatteris is set for new multi-million pound primary school to ‘future proof’ town’s education provision

Chatteris is to get a new multi-million pound primary school and more secondary places at the Cromwell Community College in a bid to ‘future-proof’ education provision in the town.


Mobile unit to be removed from Tydd St Mary playing field

An assurance has been given that a mobile storage unit branded a “potential fire hazard” on Tydd St Mary’s Glebe playing field will be removed.

Enforcement officers issuing an  Fixed Penalty Notice for littering in Wisbech.

Litter crackdown cleans up streets as offenders ordered to pay out £1,750 to Fenland Council

Litter louts have been ordered to pay a combined total of £1,750 in fines and court costs, in a stark warning about dropping rubbish on Fenland’s streets.

New trustees and committee members running Tydd St Mary Village Hall are (back) Coun Nicolette Evans, Verity Bowser, Irene Carter, Margaret Halifax, Kevin Crisp, (front) Janet Crisp, Vicki Adkin and Pat Bailey.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG091117-100TW.

Exciting times ahead for Tydd St Mary Village Hall team

New trustees running Tydd St Mary Village Hall has pledged to spread the word about its availability as a community building.

Chatteris Christmas Lights Switch on

Chatteris sparkles as the annual Christmas lights go on with the help of Vine Summer

Once again Chatteris is one of the top spots for Christmas lights in the area following the town’s annual switch-on event on Saturday.

Designated drivers are being offered free soft drinks in pubs across Fenland this Christmas period as part of the annual drink drive campaign.

Have a drink on us say pubs and clubs to designated drivers in Fenland and Cambridgeshire this Christmas

Six Fenland pubs are saying “have one on us” and offering designated drivers free soft drinks as part of the annual winter drink drive campaign.

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