In Brief


About 50 Year 10 students from Neale-Wade Academy and Cromwell Community College got some down-to-earth tips on how to boost their chances of getting a job at an all-day teach-in at the

Boathouse in Wisbech. It included practical advice on presenting a good CV and how to perform well at interview. The day was organised by the Youth District Council and the Fenland Enterprise in Education project and led by staff from FDC, Nicki Rose from Fenland Leisure Products and

Peter Weight from Jobcentre Plus.


The Golden Age team will be at the Memorial Hall in Christchurch next Wednesday (June 12), 10am-1pm, to offer advice and practical help to older people. Free mini-health checks, including blood pressure testing, will be available and the Fenland Ferret will be present to identify any benefits that people may be entitled to. People can also try out a game of new age curling. Tea

and biscuits will be provided.


An independent assessor has praised Fenland District Council for its excellent customer service.

She said it continues to perform very well despite difficulties caused by the Government’s spending cuts. High levels of customer service and satisfaction were being maintained and in

some areas improved. Staff were praised for their “passion and desire to provide the best possible customer experience at what are difficult times for local government organisations”.


Local businesses who enlist on one of FDC’s health and safety training courses get another half-price. The next course is on Tuesday, June 18. Cost: £64 per person, including lunch.

For full details, call the environment and leisure support team on 01354 654321or email


Changes made to the cooling system in Fenland District Council’s computer server room are expected to cut the council’s electricity bill by £5,000 a year. They are part of a wider programme that aims to reduce FDC’s costs from energy use by £120,000 between 2012 and 2015.

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