WISBECH: Details of transformation planned for Queen's Hotel to be given at open meeting

DETAILS of the radical transformation planned for the former Queen s Hotel in Wisbech will be given at an open meeting next week. The building in South Brink has been chosen by Fenland District Council as the site for an ambitious new project combining ac

DETAILS of the radical transformation planned for the former Queen's Hotel in Wisbech will be given at an open meeting next week.

The building in South Brink has been chosen by Fenland District Council as the site for an ambitious new project combining accommodation and education facilities for 24 homeless people with a caf� and function room for the whole community.

Residents will be able to hear more about the plans and express their views at a meeting at The Boathouse business centre in Harbour Square next Monday from 4-8pm.

The ambitious project aims to move away from simply providing homeless people with conventional, hostel-style accommodation; instead, it will give them more support and help to gain new skills, as well as a roof over their heads.


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It is a joint scheme involving the council, the Ferry Project and the Luminus housing association.

Councillor Kit Owen, portfolio holder with responsibility for housing strategy, said: "It's important that people understand that this won't be a hostel for rough sleepers. It's a project that will benefit everyone."

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For more details, call Sarah Gove, the council's housing and neighbourhood services manager, on 01354 654321 or email sgove@fenland.gov.uk.

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