First community fair in March a success - now for ones in Christchurch, Chatteris and Wisbech

HOT on the heels of our first successful community fair in March on Monday, Christchurch, Chatteris and Wisbech are the next three areas hosting these events in the next few days. The fairs give you the opportunity to influence local services – such as ho

HOT on the heels of our first successful community fair in March on Monday, Christchurch, Chatteris and Wisbech are the next three areas hosting these events in the next few days.

The fairs give you the opportunity to influence local services - such as how the police work in your neighbourhood, how local councils prioritise what they do and where organisations take action in your area..

Don't miss out on your chance to make a difference locally.

You can talk to public sector and voluntary organisations from all around the county - including Fenland District Council, the county council including the Highways Team who maintain our local roads, the police and fire service, plus many others.

The stalls have goodies, giveaways and treats for everyone who comes along. There will also be free refreshments and fun and games for kids. You'll find stalls offering help, advice and information for all age groups on, for example, crime prevention, health and safety, benefits, free health activities and checks, and energy efficiency handouts.

There are areas set aside for you to raise specific problems or concerns that you want to see us work on in your neighbourhood - after you've reported it, we'll get back to you with an update within ten working days.

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Mum and daughter Audrey and Anna came along to the Community Fair in March. Anna said: "Mum told me we were going to the Community Fair and I said 'oh great', but I've actually really enjoyed it. It's given me loads of great information, and from a young person's perspective."

Mum Audrey said: "It's so much better than sitting at a boring meeting; we can find out information from lots of different services and have an opportunity to have our say."

Everyone who came to Monday's Community Fair in March gave the event their seal of approval through a short questionnaire - they all told us that they were satisfied with the fair and many asked us to remind local communities to get along to their nearest event and get involved.

Whatever the issue we want to know about it, so pop in when it's a convenient time for you and tell us how we can help.

Portfolio holder for Shaping Fenland Councillor Fred Yeulett, said: "These new fairs are a tremendous opportunity for all residents in Fenland to influence action in their local area."

DON'T MISS YOUR LOCAL EVENT

CHRISTCHURCH (for Benwick, Christchurch, Doddington, Manea and Wimblington)

Today, 10am-4pm at the Townley Primary School.

CHATTERIS

Wednesday October 7, 5-8pm at Cromwell Community College.

WISBECH

Thursday October 8, 5-8pm at Thomas Clarkson Community College.

FREE transport is available for anyone who has difficulty getting to these venues. Call 01354 654321 for details.