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

I have received a letter from Fenland District Council stating that I owe an outstanding amount of £9.40 Council Tax.

The letter tells me if I do not pay it within seven days it will revert to the full amount of £117.

The letter was dated April 16 and it arrived on April 23 –so I am wondering how they could expect me to pay something that I didn’t even know about.

Considering I have a myriad of health problems and am already paying some Council Tax from my ESA (my only income), I consider this extremely unfair.

I would like to know what the Council tax money is being spent on.

The pavements in the area where I live have been full of potholes for years, making them dangerous to walk on – especially if you have a health condition which affects your mobility.

Also there is a lack of sufficient street lighting. If I walk to my uncle’s house at Roman Bank in Leverington after dark, I have to use a torch – otherwise I can’t see anything at all.

Something else I would like to mention is that Fenland District Council have consistently spelled my name incorrectly ever since I can remember.

I have tried telling them –but to no avail.

This may seem trivial but, in these days when identity theft crime is rampant, it could be important to spell names correctly.

And, call me old-fashioned, but it is also polite!

Jacqueline (with a ‘c’) Thompson,


Band concert

Concert and venue great

We have just returned from the Swing Wing RAF Band concert which was held at the Thomas Clarkson Academy in Wisbech in their Act Theatre.

This was an absolutely fantastic evening.

It was really well attended, with an audience of at least 300 people.

The Swing Wing Band were brilliant and you could see that everyone really enjoyed it – it was a real treat.

I just think it is such a shame that such a wonderful venue as this isn’t used regularly to stage more events like this.

Faith Cook,

via email.

doctor appointments

Now I feel even worse

As a patient at the North Brink Surgery in Wisbech, I have noticed on the online booking system for some while that hardly any appointments are bookable with doctors, only nurse practioners – and normally there’s a delay.

I am normally reluctant to bother doctors anyway, only as a last resort. Therefore, when my doctor rang me and suggested an appointment to discuss test results, I was honoured.

The day before I was contacted by the surgery to say the doctor had gone sick and would I see another? I agreed.

The doctor I saw soon made it clear he only had 10 minutes to discuss the problem and told me to make another appointment to see him, sooner rather than later.

I reported to reception, where I was told his next available appointment was mid-May and the system wouldn’t let her book it.

So the problem goes unresolved and I leave the surgery feeling decidedly worse, not better.

Waste of an afternoon.

John J,



No track, so no rail link?

Whilst out this morning, cycling along Redmoor Lane, Elm, I noticed that the railway level crossing has been tarred over. Despite our politicians telling us that they support the restoration of the March-Wisbech rail link – with an absence of track, I think I have more chance of catching a train at platform 9 3/4.

Veronica Trubshaw,


community events

Fun to look forward to

The St George’s Fayre at March reminds me that we have a number of brilliant community events to look forward to in the coming weeks.

Chatteris and March both have midsummer festivals – and then there’s the Rose Fair at Wisbech. Great stuff!

Citizen reader,

via email.

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