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This isn’t widely publicised but I thought, through the Fenland Citizen, that it would be reaching a much wider audience.

I don’t think the people of Wisbech realise there’s a petition on the Government’s petitions website which can be signed to give their support to the re-opening of the rail line at Wisbech.

This isn’t widely publicised.

There are only 10 (yes that’s right ONLY 10!!) signatures on there at the moment.

I’m pretty sure the people of Wisbech would welcome a railway link with March-Ely-Littleport, etc.

If you would like to find the link on-line, go to: https:// petition.parliament.uk/ petitions/119365

Sue O’Neil,

via email.

park footpath query

Too much tax to spend?

The construction of a new path in Wisbech Park would appear to be pretty strong evidence that FDC is collecting too much council tax.

Why have the planners chosen to build said path in a squiggle, from nowhere to nowhere, rather than from entrance to entrance – where the grass has worn away where people actually want to walk?

Jenny Denton,


bingo organisers praised

Thank you

A big thank you to Pam and Mary who have been working hard to organise a fundraising bingo for the Hudson Indoor Bowls Club at Wisbech – and also the members and businesses of Wisbech for all the lovely prizes given.

The bingo is to help the bowls club to keep going over the summer as a lot of people play outdoors then.

The bingo is at Emneth village hall on Sunday, May 8. Doors open 6pm, eyes down 7.15pm

Mrs P Adams,

via email.

steam locomotive bid

Grateful for generosity

A steam locomotive tender tool box, which had been donated to the B17 Steam Locomotive Trust, was put on display at March Museum for the St George’s Fayre event on Sunday, April 24.

The public were challenged to estimate its weight, with the nearest being awarded £25. The box weighed 118 lbs 12 ounces and two members of the public independently suggested that it weighed 120 lbs.

They were Mr Pat Swann, retired butcher of March, and a lady from Wimblington who preferred to remain anonymous. Both suggested that their share of the prize be donated back to the Trust in furtherance of their effort to build a new full-size main line B17 steam locomotive.

The Trust is grateful to both and thanks all those members of the public who participated in the event.

Peter Wright,

Historian, B17 Steam Locomotive Trust.

eu debate

Reasons to stay in

On June 23 we will be given the opportunity to cast our vote as to whether to remain in, or to leave the EU.

The Green Party wants the UK to remain a part of the EU because we believe that member states can work better together. We believe that we need international rules to control big business and finance, and to protect consumers, workers, the rights of all citizens and the environment.

The EU has also already given us the freedom to live anywhere across member states, whether that be for work, study or retirement. We also need to work together with our neighbours to tackle climate change and reduce pollution. Beaches are now cleaner, air is now cleaner, much of this is thanks to the EU.

The journey we have come so far is one that should be celebrated. Individual countries have come together to work for the common good. Each member state with their own language, history and culture has chosen to share sovereignty while keeping their own traditions in place.

Being a member of the EU also helps us meet international challenges: the refugee crisis, terrorism and climate change. We do however want the EU to be more open and democratic and to be accountable to the citizens of Europe. But to make the EU better for everyone, we need to stay part of it and reform it. We can only do that by voting to stay in.

Andrew Crawford,

Fenland Green Party.

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