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

My daughter moved to Elm in August. She lives 200 yards from Elm school.

There were no placements for her son when she applied. She could not apply until she had signed the deeds. The education authority took three weeks to find him a school.

She now has to join the morning rush-hour traffic to get him to a school in Wisbech.

If the planning authority allow all these new homes in Henry Mawby Avenue, Elm, and just off Elm Road, where are the children going to go to school? That’s just for starters.

David Judd,


christmas fayre

Best ever

Wisbech’s Christmas Fayre was the best ever. An enormous thank you to all those involved. It was fabulous.

We thoroughly enjoyed every single minute. Thank you the people of Wisbech who, despite the miserable weather, turned out in their thousands. We are immensely proud and privileged to be Mayor and Mayoress of Wisbech, which deserves the accolade bestowed on us for the second year running as Pride Of Fenland.

David and Judy Hodgson,

Mayor and Mayoress of Wisbech.

thank you

So generous

Many thanks to March Mummers, who performed their short play on December 12 at March Library, St Peter’s Tree Festival, The Ship, The Griffin Hotel, Georges and the Acre in March. Thanks to the generosity of everyone at these venues £203 was collected for ‘Open Door’. This is a group for older people that meets monthly at Trinity Church, March.

Some live on their own or may feel lonely or isolated, especially in the winter months. A Christmas gift that will be put to good use for our members in 2016.

Margaret Oatey,

Pastoral Visitor,

Trinity Church, March.

Coffee cheer

March Committee for Children’s Charities held their Christmas coffee morning at Doddington Village Hall recently and are pleased to say that once again we were well supported, raising around £1,700. The money raised this year of around £3,000 will help improve local children’s lives. Thank you very much.

Val Topliss,


Church boost

Thank you to everyone who supported the Leverington church Christmas market on Saturday, December 12 – the stall holders, cake and sausage roll bakers, Santa and his elves, the “heavy mob” and the Friends of Leverington church, who provided the workforce.

We had 29 stalls with a wide variety of gifts and goodies to choose from and a splendid raffle. There was a lovely atmosphere and we raised £460 for the Friends of Leverington church, so thank you to all our customers. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the guys who braved the quagmire which the car park turned into and pushed out cars which were stuck – a truly heroic effort. A big thank you to all the local businesses who sponsored trees – all 50 of them. They looked amazing.

Mary Watt,

via email.


Here for you

As King’s Lynn Samaritans gear up for the festive season, we know that not everyone is expecting to have a happy Christmas. If you’re struggling to cope, the pressure to have a good time can magnify your challenges and increase your sense of isolation. Which is why Samaritans volunteers will be there round the clock for anyone who feels they need to talk, in confidence, about whatever’s getting to them – on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, and every day of the year.

Someone, somewhere contacts Samaritans every six seconds. Problems don’t go away just because everything else has stopped for Christmas – and neither do we.

You can talk to us, by phone, email or face-to-face. Samaritans is available round the clock. Please call 116 123 (this number is FREE and will not appear on your phone bill), or 01553 761616 (local call charges apply), email jo@samaritans.org or visit www.samaritans.org to find details of your nearest branch.

Keith King,


King’s Lynn Samaritans.

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