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More talks on Walsoken junction

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As a follow-up to Steve Green’s letter – about the junction at Broadend Road, Walsoken, on the A47 (Citizen, Wednesday, December 10) – after the meeting in January to which he referred, a group of people got together to keep campaigning for improvements to this junction.

Two weeks ago two people from this group had a long chat with Stephen Barclay MP about the junction.

He was given details from Facebook, E petition, and paper signatures in support of improvement, with a total so far of 1,669.

Also he was given details of fatalities on this stretch of the A47 and concerns raised by residents about the lack of lighting at the junction.

Mr Barclay was very supportive and said he would contact Elizabeth Truss, MP for Norfolk, and the Highways Agency to see what was happening about the junction.

Sylvia Moore,


elm development

I will oppose this plan

I read with interest the letter from the fellow Elm resident with their concerns over a development of a small piece of land between Abington Grove( where I live) and Henry Warby Avenue.

I totally agree with the sentiments expressed. If there are 30+ houses this would mean more traffic through the village.

In the mornings during term-time the amount of vehicles parked near the school and down Abington Grove itself are a hazard and I am surprised that there have been so few accidents.

When the Grove Gardens development was built that was enough for this village!

Rather than trying to shoe-horn 30+ houses onto that piece of land, with the disruption that entails, especially for the residents of Henry Warby Avenue with construction traffic, why not develop land on Gosmoor Lane – if it is deemed necessary that Elm has more housing – or a brown field site somewhere else?

I shall vigorously oppose any planning permission for this site and encourage Elm residents to do likewise.

Veronica Trubshaw,



Big thanks from Lions

Wisbech Lions Club would like to say a big thank you to the people of Wisbech and district who so generously gave donations at our recent street collections, also at Asda, Tesco and Morrisons, who we must also thank for their help and support.

Special thanks to Geof, Steve and staff at Mendi’s who continue to support us throughout the year.

The look of joy and pleasure – not only on the children’s faces, but also the adults’ – captured the joy of Christmas. In these hard times the donations received have far exceeded our expectations and made the hard work put in by our members even more worthwhile.

Every penny collected from the sleigh and other fundraising efforts throughout the year will go to local worthwhile causes.

Donations already made this year have included ones to the Table Tennis Club, Wisbech Social Club and Institute, The St Raphael Club, lunchtime meals for residents of Glenfield House, Wisbech Town Junior Cricket Club, the Stroke Club, Robert Hall Centre, Wisbech Talking Newspaper and to take 80 senior citizens and residents from local residential care homes to a show in Peterborough.

The list goes on. And it is all made possible by you. May you have a very happy and healthy New Year.

Ray Hill, President,

Wisbech Lions Club.


Helpers thanked

May I say a thank you to everyone who helped with the Christmas market in Leverington church on December 13.

These fundraising markets would not happen without the support of our jolly band of stallholders, our amazing bakers who produced the tastiest sausage rolls and amazing cakes, and all the tireless church supporters who made it happen.

Can I also thank the local businesses and individuals who sponsored trees for our exhibition – they look wonderful.

If I have missed anyone out I apologise and thank you, too. And thank you to everyone who came to support us – see you on March 7!

We raised £1,000 which we put towards oak screens (made by local carpenter Paul Missin) to provide a tasteful storage area in our beautiful 13C church.

Mrs Mary Watt,

Chairwoman, Friends of Leverington Church.

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