Wisbech Town Council agrees to refresh town plan

North Brink
North Brink

Traders and residents in Wisbech will soon be able to have their say on how the town progresses in the future.

Wisbech Town Council has agreed to refresh its plan for the town and is due to be holding a public consultation.

The plan, which was initially created in 2008 but was last revised in 2013, sets out how to promote the social and economic development of Wisbech.

Councillors agreed to refresh the plan during the town’s annual assembly in the Town Hall.

Leader of the council David Oliver said: “It is important that Wisbech Town Council is seen to be pushing things forward.”

Achievements from the previous plan include taking ownership of Wisbech Market Place along with the public toilets and supporting regeneration projects.

Cllr Steve Tierney has been chosen to lead the project.

He said: “We have the opportunity to do a comprehensive piece of work.”

Calls have also been made to encourage more people to attend town council meetings.

Just one person attended the annual assembly meeting.

Cllr Oliver said it was important to get people at meetings and involved with council business.

He said: “We have had people in the past and progressed things as a result.

“We need to find a way to get people to come and challenge this council in a way so we can do things for the town of Wisbech.”