Numbers could finally be up to end uncertainties in a Fenland street

A NUMBERING scheme to end problems of deliveries going astray and emergency services locating patients is being rolled out in part of a Fenland village. Upwell Parish Council has given its support to proposals to number houses along Town Street for the fi

A NUMBERING scheme to end problems of deliveries going astray and emergency services locating patients is being rolled out in part of a Fenland village.

Upwell Parish Council has given its support to proposals to number houses along Town Street for the first time.

"Residents have suffered for years with deliveries going to the wrong addresses and problem with emergency services finding the right house," says parish clerk Kate Cobley.

"Many properties have similar names or are difficult to find. It is hoped that the scheme to number of all properties along the street will eliminate these problems and could even save a life one day."


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Two meeting openings have been arranged at the village hall for Town Street residents to discuss the proposals.

The village hall will be open from 7pm to 8.30pm on Thursdays October 22 and 29. Plans will be available showing the proposed numbering scheme and council officials will be on hand.

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"Feedback will then be sent to the borough council at Kings Lynn and if two thirds of residents are in favour, the scheme will go ahead," said Ms Cobley.

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