Here's your chance to help shape the future of Wisbech Market Place

RESIDENTS and businesses are being urged not to miss their chance to help shape the future of Wisbech Market Place. From this week Fenland District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council are asking for views on how people and vehicles should access Wi

RESIDENTS and businesses are being urged not to miss their chance to help shape the future of Wisbech Market Place.

From this week Fenland District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council are asking for views on how people and vehicles should access Wisbech Market Place. People will be able to have their say on-line, on paper and at a range of public exhibitions.

Two options are being put forward:

Option 1


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You will be able to access the market place on foot. Access for vehicles will be restricted to residents with off-street parking rights, delivery drivers and emergency vehicles by signs and physical barriers.

The parking for blue badge holders at one end of the market place will be unchanged and additional parking will be provided in some nearby streets. There will be no parking on the market place

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Option 2:

The Horsefair side of the market place will be closed to traffic.

On non-market days, shoppers will be able to park on the south side of the market place. There will be one hour parking bays on the south side of the market place, which you will have to pay for.

There will be the same parking for blue badge holders at one end of the Market Place as there is at the moment, but these spaces will also be restricted to one hour. Additional blue badge parking will be provided in some nearby streets. Delivery drivers will be able to park on the south side of the market place in unloading bays.

Evening parking will be free.

During market and event days there will be no access for general vehicles, including delivery drivers. Both sides of the market place will stay closed to traffic, keeping this area reserved for pedestrians.

To find out more and say what you think visit: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/wisbechmarket and fill in the online survey; telephone 01354 654321 or pop into the Wisbech Fenland @ your service shop.

Exhibitions are being held at:

•Saturday, November 14 - on Wisbech Market Place - 9am to 4pm.

•Thursday, November 19 - Rosmini Centre, Queens Road, Wisbech, 3pm - 7pm

•Tuesday, November 24 - on Wisbech Market Place - 9am to 4pm.

•Thursday, November 26 - The Boathouse Business Centre, Harbour Square,

Nene Parade, Wisbech - 4pm - 8.30pm

•Until November 30 - The Wisbech Fenland @ your service shop - normal opening hours

The consultation ends on November 30.

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