Wisbech fountain runs again after vandalism forces major repair

PUBLISHED: 16:45 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:45 04 July 2017

Fenland District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Cllr Peter Murphy (fourth from the left), officially switches-on the new fountain in St Peter’s Church gardens during Wisbech Rose Fair. He is pictured with, from left, ISS Contract Manager Darren Woods, Wisbech Mayor Steve Tierney, ISS Landscape Operative Marc Wakefield, Wisbech Town Council Clerk Terry Jordan, Wisbech In Bloom and Wisbech Tourism Group representatives Penny Stocks and Sarah Ledger, and Bob Ollier, Fenland District Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Manager.

Fenland District Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Cllr Peter Murphy (fourth from the left), officially switches-on the new fountain in St Peter’s Church gardens during Wisbech Rose Fair. He is pictured with, from left, ISS Contract Manager Darren Woods, Wisbech Mayor Steve Tierney, ISS Landscape Operative Marc Wakefield, Wisbech Town Council Clerk Terry Jordan, Wisbech In Bloom and Wisbech Tourism Group representatives Penny Stocks and Sarah Ledger, and Bob Ollier, Fenland District Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Manager.

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A new fountain is flowing at Wisbech’s St Peter’s Church gardens, replacing the one destroyed by vandals six weeks ago.

Residents and visitors alike have welcomed the new water feature, which was officially switched-on during the Wisbech Rose Fair on Thursday.

Fenland District Council replaced the fountain and renovated the pond after vandals damaged it in May.

A replica of the original 1963 fountain was chosen and the pond fish were temporarily rehomed before the authority’s contactor ISS Landscaping got to work.

A new pump and filtration system were fitted and the pond repainted. The fountain was then installed and the fish were returned.

Councillor Peter Murphy, Fenland’s portfolio holder for the environment, who was joined by Wisbech mayor Councillor Steve Tierney, along with representatives from ISS, the town council and Wisbech In Bloom for the official switch-on.

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