Wisbech Market Place changes

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MONDAY is D-Day for the start of changes in Wisbech Market Place.

Wisbech Town Council has called for support from the people of Wisbech and the surrounding district to ensure that the changes they are introducing are successful.

An experimental order is being put in place to make the town centre more pedestrian friendly.

The draft of the experimental order has almost been completed by Cambs County Council and they are waiting for confirmation of the viability of introducing a 20 miles per hour speed limit which may be introduced into the order.

In the meantime, the town council will be moving stallholders to the north side of the market place from Monday, November 14, and allocating the south side to parking on non-market days.

The council are asking visitors and shoppers to respect this new arrangement and avoid parking on the north side until the order is in place.

This will mean that as people come through the Horsefair shopping centre they will be able to make best use of the market stalls.

This arrangement will be for Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays which are non-market days and will apply to all stallholders.

On market days – Thursdays and Saturdays – there is no parking at all on the market square and eventually there will be stringent parking controls.