Friday, November 10, 2017

Wisbech is on track to get a “crucial” new skate park next summer thanks to £35,000 of town council funding – but councillors are hoping the local community will come together to raise thousands still needed.

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Virginia Bucknor
Thursday, October 19, 2017

A long-standing member of the Wisbech community will return to the role he held for 12 years this Halloween.

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Kevin Smith
Monday, October 16, 2017

A transport conference was told that Fenland holds the key to unlocking the potential of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

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Simon King
Thursday, September 14, 2017

A petition with 2,293 signatures has been claimed by its organiser for helping to secure a “tougher enforcement regime” to stop street drinking in Wisbech.

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Sam Hoy
Monday, September 11, 2017

Fenland Council has moved to stop a second property from being converted into a house in multiple occupation (HMO) despite the proposal winning partial support from Wisbech Town Council.

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Prince
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A bid to turn a £210,000 empty five bedroom house into a nine-bed house of multiple occupancy (HMO) has been refused on appeal.

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Fenland Council
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

A battered St George’s flag that was labelled an insult to Wisbech has been taken down from the town’s council offices thanks to the help of local fire crew.

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Terry Jordan
Monday, September 4, 2017

Nine years ago almost the day – and by invitation – I joined a team of housing officials and representatives from charities for the homeless for the annual count of rough sleepers in Wisbech.

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Sam Hoy
Friday, September 1, 2017

On the day a petition calling for a ban on street drinking in Wisbech topped 2,000 signatures, a young Lithuanian took a video of a violent argument fuelled by alcohol in the grounds of St Peter and St Paul Church.

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David Oliver
Friday, September 1, 2017

Only one in five voters turned out for the Wisbech Waterlees by election yesterday that saw Conservatives win all three seats.

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Virginia Bucknor
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fenland Council admitted there is “serious community concern” in Wisbech regarding street drinking.

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David Oliver
Monday, August 28, 2017

Returning officer Paul Medd has reminded all those involved in this week’s by election to Wisbech Town Council of a “code of conduct” for campaigners.

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Paul Medd
Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Council leader Sam Hoy has moved swiftly to respond to criticism by a former town clerk of the state of St George’s flag over Wisbech council offices.

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Sam Hoy
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Deputy Lieutenant Richard Barnwell, of Wisbech, has been approved by Her Majesty the Queen to serve as the Vice Lord-Lieutenant for the county of Cambridgeshire.

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Wisbech Town Council
Friday, July 28, 2017

Historic Wisbech Castle is to be transferred to Wisbech Town Council on a long lease with a peppercorn rent and £150,000 loan from the county council repayable over 25 years to carry out repairs and improvements.

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Sam Hoy
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Tories and Labour are to lock horns once again next month in Wisbech as they contest the Waterlees Village ward by-election.

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Virginia Bucknor
Thursday, July 20, 2017

A shelter for the homeless in Wisbech – opened five years ago with help from a £250,000 Government grant but closed when funding ran out- has won permission to operate as a privately run House in Multiple Occupation (HMO).

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Wisbech Town Council
Monday, May 22, 2017

A tradition that has been in councils across the country for years could be broken at Wisbech if an idea by the new mayor to drop the need to go to every meeting is approved.

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Terry Jordan
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Councillors pulled a health card to prevent a £210,000 five bedroom house being converted to a 9-bed house of multiple occupancy (HMO) with the likelihood of 16 people living there.

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Wisbech Town Council
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Under fire agent Peter Humphrey – facing a legal challenge by Fenland Council for the state of strip of land – has been rebuffed in a tit for tat challenge.

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Fenland Council
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I feel I must complain about Councillor Alan Lay’s letter and his attitude to the Police Community Support Officers (PCSO) in town particularly at the meeting of Wisbech Town Council on April 27.

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Alan Lay
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

With mayoralty and Cambridgeshire County Council election jousting well under way, you forgive those who may have forgotten that a by-election is to take place in Wisbech next month.

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Stephen Brunton
Monday, April 3, 2017

Mayor Garry Tibbs has moved to block future criticism of councillors during the town council’s 15 minute open forum.

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Alan Lay
Monday, March 27, 2017

The agent trying to secure consent for a £210,000 five bedroom house to be turned into a nine bedroom room house in multiple occupation (HMO) told Fenland planners he fails to see why potential noise is an issue.

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Wisbech Town Council
Friday, March 10, 2017

A new political group – formed following a protest at Fenland Hall last month- is set to contest its first election.

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Alan Lay
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Wisbech Town Council has unveiled a list of activities that could take place at Wisbech Castle in an attempt to secure its future.

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Samantha Hoy
Saturday, February 25, 2017

A bid to raise money for a new skate park for Bath Road in Wisbech needs some expert help to make funding bids.

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Peter Murphy
Friday, February 10, 2017

The conduct committee of Fenland District Council unanimously dismissed a complaint by the deputy mayor of Wisbech, Councillor Steve Tierney against UKIP councillor Alan Lay. Verbatim minutes from the town council meetings are included at the foot of our report.

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Chris Boden
Monday, January 23, 2017

A back bench revolt forced Fenland Council to abandon its plan to bring in tough new policies to crack down on rogue landlords in Wisbech.

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Will Sutton

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