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A new town for Cambridgeshire.

The likes of Welwyn Garden City coming nearer to home.

A new town – a new awakening.

This country has a burgeoning population. New towns are a necessity.

It has long been the tendency to expand older towns with lack of insight as to the consequences.

Most have appalling infrastructure and that is the first consideration.

The old road systems are reminiscent of the coach and horse era.

Look at March and Wisbech, increasingly subjected to internal congestion.

And still the tendency is to expand – thus adding more pressure against centralised commerce.

New towns are a viable force to ease pressure on older towns and that is the principle at the heart of their foundation to distribute populations.

New towns relate to proved workable infrastructure, sensible grid systems, easing traffic flow and serving populations of between say 10,000 and 20,000 with every facility.

In most older towns this cannot be successfully achieved – not even with the help of a by-pass.

New communities can provide solutions to immigration problems, which can weigh disproportionally upon any nation.

Since Welwyn Garden City’s inauguration six decades ago Britain’s population has increased by millions.

This introduces problems to smaller, older communities that are ill-designed for disproportionate 21st century expansion.

Bring on the Welwyns!

Trevor Bevis,



Double standards?

Re: Mr Harvey’s and others comments about the great wildlife on our river – September 3.

We are indeed very lucky and that is how I would like it to stay – if possible.

But it is threatened by alien species such as Mink, Coypu, Turkish and Signal Crayfish – to mention a few.

So why are you and so many people happy about having, not wild geese but domestic/farmyard geese for our native creatures to compete with as well?

These geese were dumped about three years ago by some irresponsible individual near Wigstones bridge.

Also, if I remember correctly, some residents of Nene Parade complained about people feeding the ducks as it aggravated the rat problem. Why are the geese different?

Also there were complaints about some owners not cleaning up after their dogs, and rightly so – but the geese also make a lot of ‘mess’, not always cleaned up. There seems to be some double standards here.

These geese DO NOT belong on our river, why don’t the people who like them so much, take them in?

They make excellent ‘guard dogs’ and would provide lovely eggs.

As for their aggression, I personally find them quite amusing when they get stroppy and come honking – usually looking for food.

But they can be intimidating to some, especially if there are small children whose faces are at beak level.


March resident.



I would like to inform you that the new Wisbech Model Club at Tesco on a Thursday, has no connection with the Wisbech Model Railway Club which meets in The Upper Room, St Peter’s Church Hall, Wisbech, from 6.45pm most Mondays.

Further details can be obtained from or by calling 01366 380224, or mobile 07841 423788.

Brian Baylis,

Founder and chairman,

Wisbech Model Railway Club.


Promise a sales stunt

The three tree promise – for every tree that is cut down they plant three saplings then, after 12 months, select the strongest tree and cut down the other two to allow the best tree plenty of space, light and moisture to grow.

So, basically, the three tree promise is a rhetorical gesture – as only one of the three trees will be left to grow into maturity.

This will hardly reforest the vast barren areas of Brazil, will it?

What happens to all the other Brazillian people ?

How do they benefit from not having a plant nursery or receiving minmum wage?

The project, as I’ve seen stated on one packet, is “one tree for one tree”.

Please don’t be deluded that you are helping some great environmental regeneration cause in Brazil – when, in fact, it’s just a misleading sales stunt.

Mark Burton,