WISBECH: We don't feel safer, cleaner or greener, despite Fenland Council's roadshow
IT was with a mixture of anger, frustration and sadness that I read the edition (March 27) with yet another litany of crime and mindless vandalism in Wisbech – and of course it did not include the overnight damage to the shelter at the bus station, for so
IT was with a mixture of anger, frustration and sadness that I read the edition (March 27) with yet another litany of crime and mindless vandalism in Wisbech - and of course it did not include the overnight damage to the shelter at the bus station, for some their first impression of the town.
I then chanced upon the Fenland District Council sponsored road show in the Market Place where we were being promised "a safer, cleaner, greener Wisbech". I hastily checked your dateline lest it was April 1! Let's look at these in turn.
Safer? Many of us in Wisbech don't feel safer in town at night and it is the perception that counts.
Certainly we don't feel our property is safe. Against the perception is that the chances of detection and prosecution are slim and the sentences don't deter.
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Cleaner? Can anyone see any improvement with regard to litter and fly-tipping? A recent trip to a comparable North Yorkshire market town and its environs brought home to me just how squalid parts of Wisbech are by comparison.
Lastly, greener? Our coloured bin system is chaotic! Our green waste goes in a brown bin, our "brown" waste in a green one and we cannot put much in the blue bin because the system can't cope with it according to the recent flyer! And anyway a significant amount of rubbish adorns our country lanes and dykes and nobody seems to care.
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- 7 Urgent repairs at Wisbech Museum due to start
- 8 Fenland line-up for Cambridgeshire elections
- 9 Council road sweeper vehicle involved in collision with car
- 10 Civic business as usual for under fire Wisbech mayor
Finally having got that off my chest let me congratulate the Luxe Cinema which screen Dean Spanley, the film which was largely make in the town and showed just what a little gem we are lucky enough to live in. May they prosper and may Wisbech as a whole once again be somewhere we are proud to live in.