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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.