It is one of the jewels in the Fenland crown – the sprawling bird watching, fossil hunting, and pond dipping Kings Dyke Nature Reserve – and now a trio of local councils have decided its time to plan its future.
On the day a petition calling for a ban on street drinking in Wisbech topped 2,000 signatures, a young Lithuanian took a video of a violent argument fuelled by alcohol in the grounds of St Peter and St Paul Church.
A pledge by Tory candidate for mayor James Palmer to sort out “delays caused by the present system” was made a week after Cambridgeshire County Council put the £16m Kings Dyke bridge, Whittlesey, out to tender.
MP Steve Barclay has accused the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP) of remaining silent on re-opening of the Wisbech rail line despite the board announcing funding for Ely North improvements.
The Government is to be asked for £2.03 million for the next stage of Fenland District Council’s bid to regenerate Wisbech through designating it a ‘garden town’ to allow 10,000-12,000 homes over 40 years.
As an addendum to Sarah Cliss’ article ‘HMO landlords should pay up’, I would like to point out that HMOs (Houses in Multiple Occupation) are a significant factor in anti-social behaviour and the deprivation of certain areas of our towns.