New lease of life for centre

Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech
Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech

The Queen Mary Centre in Wisbech is getting a new lease of life after being taken over.

A joint partnership of the Ferry Project, Cambs County Council and King’s Church have taken over the running of the centre, which has fallen out of regular use in recent years.

The centre is in need of refurbishment and Anglian Water have come on board to help as park of its Business in the Community programme.

Today (Wednesday), 100 Anglian Water staff will give up their time to head down to the centre and lend a hand. They will become painters, decorators and gardeners for the first of two day’s work.

Keith Smith, director of the Ferry Project, said this was a “tremendous opportunity” and will be run as a community asset.

It is hoped that in the next three to six months, the facilities will be brought back up-to-date and they will start to see it being used by the community again. The Ferry Project plans to use the space to run educational classes and more.