WISBECH: Massive cranes standing in High Street, as work continues to shore up derelict building

AN enormous crane moved into Wisbech High Street this week, to shore up a derelict building that has been an eyesore for many years. That crane, however, was dwarfed by a crane twice the size – as our photographer Brian Purdy found out when he visited the

AN enormous crane moved into Wisbech High Street this week, to shore up a derelict building that has been an eyesore for many years.

That crane, however, was dwarfed by a crane twice the size - as our photographer Brian Purdy found out when he visited the town centre today.

But former Mayor of Wisbech Ann Carlisle has complained that Fenland District Council's decision to step in and deal with the dangerous building was taken too late.

"The council has appeared like a knight in shining armour," she said. "But they are 20 years too late; they should have stepped in far sooner."


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The council's building control team used its emergency powers to close the road and move on to the site. All costs incurred will be charged to the absent owner of the site.

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