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.
- 1 Rough sleepers helped from tents pitched on private land
- 2 Frightened cancer patient with Covid relieved as hospital extend stay
- 3 Former Top Gear star Rory Reid spotted filming with Lamborghini
- 4 The Queen Elizabeth Hospital launches Covid-19 patient helpline
- 5 Cops 'cash and carry' raid nets 108 cannabis plants and £100,000
- 6 Man charged with drink driving, possession of a knife and cannabis
- 7 Council chairman urges people to have Covid-19 vaccine when offered
- 8 Care home 'requires improvement' after unannounced visit
- 9 Coroner records Wisbech teenager’s death as suicide
- 10 Shoplifter jailed after stealing goods worth £1,600
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.