New Information Centre unveiled in Wisbech by town’s new Mayor

PUBLISHED: 19:26 23 May 2012 | UPDATED: 19:33 23 May 2012

The new Wisbech Information Centre in Post Office Lane is officially opened by the Mayor Vivien MacRae, five other invited Mayors, councillors, volunteers and invited guests.

The new Wisbech Information Centre in Post Office Lane is officially opened by the Mayor Vivien MacRae, five other invited Mayors, councillors, volunteers and invited guests.

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WISBECH’S new Information Centre has been formally opened by the town’s Mayor.

Councillor Vivien MacRae unveiled the tourist and events information centre at 4 Post Office Lane on Tuesday (May 22).

It will provide in depth tourist and events information and also direct visitors to clubs, facilities and specialist shop and business in the town.

Six volunteers have been recruited to run the centre by welcoming visitors and using their local knowledge and interest in Fenland to advise residents.

Councillor David Oliver, Chairman of WisARD and Leader of Wisbech Town Council, said: “We feel that there is a need to provide a personal service and warm welcome to Wisbech that is so important to visitors.

“At the same time, we want to provide information to local residents who are not adept at using the internet.

“As Fenland District Council is unable to continue to provide this service in the One Stop Shop, we felt that we needed to take action ourselves. Tourism is crucial to the vitality of Wisbech and the local economy.”

WisARD has committed funds and organised the setting up of the centre, whereas Wisbech Town Council has said it will meet the running costs for the next three years.

The Wisbech-based Alan Hudson and Robert Hall Trusts have also made substantial grants towards the refurbishment and setting up costs of the new centre.

Anyone who is interested in being a volunteer at the centre should contact Penny Stocks on 01945 581208 or pstocks.tourism@yahoo.co.uk.


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