LETTER TO THE EDITOR: This is no longer a safe lovely town so its time all the people in the Wisbech article had a good look at this town and its problems

PUBLISHED: 09:46 05 May 2014 | UPDATED: 09:46 05 May 2014

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I have not seen The Sun’s article on Wisbech but I have read the article in the Wisbech Standard.

I disagree with every comment made in the Wisbech Standard article.

Do any of the people mentioned actually live near or in Wisbech as it seems they have no clue what goes on in and around the town.

I walk through town almost on a weekly basis and can tell you right now that much of Norfolk street is run by foreign traders; there are only a handful of English shops remaining down there. They may not be Lithuanians but they are NOT English.

Walk past The Rose & Crown towards the main post office and they have taken over one of the largest shops down their which used to be MacKay’s as a foreign supermarket and with another smaller supermarket only three shops away. Opposite you have the pizza shop and towards N&P bank are a café run by foreigners and another one next to Beales. You have the foreign bakery next to Hughes Electrical. I would say that it’s not a quarter but half of Wisbech shops are of foreign ethnicity.

Crime, too, is a reason is why there is racial disharmony between us all. I have never seen in our local paper these types of crimes until recent years.

This is no longer a safe lovely town so its time all the people in the Wisbech article had a good look at this town and its problems.

JOANNE COOPER

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10 comments

  • hear hear Mr T. I have to woner how you and I see the town in a completely different way to Joanne. What terrible experiences has she had? Why does it offend her so much that 'foreigners' open shops, pay rent and rates and taxes. I can't see that she has responded to any of the comments.

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    fenwoman

    Sunday, May 11, 2014

  • Michael, as you are so obviously English to the core, you would know that the correct term is "an historic town",not "a historic town". Just a small point, but if we are going to play the English card, let's at least use correct English grammar. Presumably, per your rant against Steve Tierney (one of your fellow die hard Tories I believe) I shall now be called Nickoli Meekinsikov ? Engage brain before opening mouth - perhaps you should take some of your own advice.

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    Nick Meekins

    Saturday, May 10, 2014

  • My Goodness Steve Tierney, I didn't realise your rose tinted spectacles worked at night, Wisbech is a historic market town that once enjoyed traditional values, and then Steve Tierney came along with his ridiculous values and biased views, may I suggest you change your name to Steveski Tiernski.

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    Michael Humphrey

    Saturday, May 10, 2014

  • Tell you what would be popular - is there an enterprising Lithuanian businessman out there who could redevelop the old Belfast Linen store? This is the biggest eyesore in Wisbech and no English folk seem capable of doing anything with it - and as for Fenland District Council.... they are only able to tell us they're trying to trace the owners and persuade them to tidy it up a bit

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    Citizen of EUSSR

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • I walk down Norfolk Street virtually every day and almost every night. In the evenings I am down there at varying times between 10PM and 3AM. I've almost never encountered any problems, except I saw a fight once, but that was English lads. Most times there is almost nobody down there at all in the evenings. The idea that the down is dangerous is a mystery to me. I live in the center and walk all over, as does my wife. Neither of us have ever had any issues or problems in many years and if anything the town appears to be getting quieter at night in the last year or so. Finally, as for the ownership of shops. I don't give a stuff what country a shop owner comes from as long as the business is run well. I buy all sorts of things from the foreign supermarkets and the many shops run by English people too. Virtually always a good service across the board.

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    Steve Tierney

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014

  • Everyone is entitled to their opinion...but had Joanne walked a little further she would have found "The Cat's Pyjamas Emporium" a shop opened just a year ago by two disabled ladies that wanted to take on an empty shop. Country Fayer a lovely gift shop and Button up an stitch a wonderful sewing shop that also runs workshops too....and guess what they are all run by indigenous folk. Shame the papers don't seem to want to highlight these places too. Anyone who want's to open a business in the current economic conditions deserves to succeed, people that have never done it have no idea how much hard work it is!

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    Hannah Campagna

    Monday, May 5, 2014

  • not safe? Oh my goodness, I never realised. And to think I have been walking about unarmed on my own, a little old lady, all this while. I could have been.....er...what could I have been Joanne. How many times is it that you've been attacked now?

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    fenwoman

    Monday, May 5, 2014

  • oh I agree Joanne. All those nasty foreigners should know their place and be working in the fields, topping carrots etc instead of taking up 'our' shops. It's outrageous. I say turf them all out and let the shops go back to being empty like they were in the good old days!

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    fenwoman

    Monday, May 5, 2014

  • Joanne, I certainly sympathise with you that the town is changing out of all recognition, and while I'm not happy with this either, I don't blame the (on the whole) hard working immigrants or the locals who are too idle to do the work undertaken by these immigrants - I blame successive governments for this situation. Many people are in genuine need of benefits, but there is also a growing number who are quite happy to spend their lives spongeing off the rest of us, and as the government is quite happy to allow this, who is expected to carry out all the low-paid, menial, hard-work jobs that nobody else wants to do now? And while I also think that many UKIP elements are quite undesirable, I can see why so many people are using them to register their protest vote against what they see as the LibLabCon indifference and apathy towards what is happening to this once great country that's now falling apart at the seams!

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    Norfolk and Good

    Monday, May 5, 2014

  • It was good to read your opinion Joanne but I am sure the premises being occupied by, obviously hard working "foreigners" were available to locals but no one took up the opportunity.

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    KristineMcLaughlin

    Monday, May 5, 2014

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