Wisbech Town Council thanks town for support

Wisbech Town Hall chamber
Wisbech Town Hall chamber
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Wisbech Town Council would like to thank all of those who made the annual Rock Festival, held on August 10, such a success – despite the need to re-locate the event from Wisbech Park to the Queen Mary Centre because of the poor weather conditions.

These thanks go to not only members and staff of the council, the volunteers who assisted with the event, the bands which performed and the management of the Queen Mary Centre, but to the members of the public who attended.

It was evident from the event that the Queen Mary Centre is a major asset, as a venue for all types of events and activities, to Wisbech.

The Town Council is participating once again in the annual Fenland Heritage Open Days event, which runs from Thursday, September 11, to Sunday, September 14.

Firstly, this is through opening up the Council Chamber, at 1 North Brink, Wisbech, for public viewing between noon and 2pm on September 11 and 12 and between 10am and 2pm on September 13 and 14; and, secondly, through hosting a Heritage Market on the Sunday.

The Heritage Market (to be operated by Markets and Events Ltd in association with FenCraft Fairs) will take place between 10.30am and 4.30pm and will include more than 20 stalls offering a wide range of hand-crafted and interesting goods and services, an international cheese vendor, a paella stall and a seller of shellfish.

There will also be a static display provided by ‘Norfolk Owls’; and activities for children will be provided, including fairground rides and a bouncy castle.

The Town Council and the operator of the Heritage Market are both hopeful that this new venture will prove successful, enabling such a market to be repeated at other times.

On September 11, as part of the Wisbech In Bloom presentation evening, Wisbech Town Council will be presenting its annual Allotments Awards. The categories are: Kitchen Garden, Most Enthusiastic, Best Newcomer and Continued Excellence.

The council has vacancies for allotment tenants at some sites and information is available from the council by using the telephone number or e-mail address at the end of this column.

Work in relation to arrangements for the Christmas lights switch-on, which will take place on November 30, is currently in hand and further details, including the activities and the timings, will be publicised closer to the date.

Information on the members of Wisbech Town Council, dates of council meetings and decisions made by the council can be found on its website: www.wisbechtowncouncil.org.uk

Contact can be made with Wisbech Town Council by telephone (01945 461333), e-mail (wisbechtc@aol.com) or at 1 North Brink, Wisbech – between 9am and 3pm, Mondays to Fridays.