Wisbech Castle could become an asset of community value after receiving nomination from community group

Wisbech Castle

Wisbech Castle - Credit: Archant

Wisbech Castle could become an asset of community value.

Community group Wisbech Project CIC has nominated the historic castle following Cambridgeshire County Council’s decision to put it up for sale in August after saying it has “no operational use for it.”

The group has called for the castle to be protected as it is “an important part of Wisbech history and indeed English history,” and that keeping it open could “increase its heritage aspect in partnership with Wisbech Museum.”

Wisbech Project CIC also says that plans are already in place for the castle to become “a central place for cultural activities” which could “help local assets, especially in the immediate vicinity” and improve “the prospects and well-being of the community.”

The news follows a meeting between Wisbech Town councillors in which they decided to give their own bid the green light.

Terry Jordan, town council clerk, said: “Wisbech Castle is an important part of the historic fabric and community of Wisbech and should remain so.

“The council feels that because it has expressed an interest in the castle, it would be wrong to express a view on the nomination to be placed on the asset list.

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“We understand that Cambridgeshire County Council has a number of expressions of interest and we hope that our bid is seen as the preferred bid.”