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Wisbech Old and New
Wisbech, in the County of Cambridgeshire, is on the crossroads to Lincolnshire and Norfolk, and known traditionally as the Capital of the Fens. In keeping with this profile in 2008/2009 there were a number of significant developments including the start of both the multi-million pound Harbour and Boathouse development, and the Wisbech Flood Defence Scheme. The Boathouse has extensive office space and conference facilities on offer, while the Flood Defence Scheme will sustain flood protection for nearly 10,500 homes and more than 1,200 businesses along the river Nene.
Messing about in boats?
Click here for tide tables for Wisbech Cut (Port Sutton Bridge) from the BBC
Wisbech achieved two Green Flag awards in 2008 for Wisbech Park and St Peter's Church Gardens. The town retained its Gold Award in Anglia in Bloom 2009 and also won the Large Town Category. In the national RHS Britain in Bloom Competition Wisbech won top honours as the best Large Town Small City 2009.
Wisbech Town Council has reflected the forward looking nature of Wisbech by setting up a new Wisbech Youth Council for young people between the ages of 12 and 18 who live, earn or learn in the town. The youngsters have been working closely with Cambridgeshire County Council and Fenland District Council as well as the Town Council to help improve the provision of youth facilities within Wisbech.
The Town Council and the Youth Council meet regularly in the Council Chamber which is located on the first floor of the old Corn Exchange at 1 North Brink. The building has been used as a Council Chamber since 1835, and has a long tradition of serving the people of Wisbech. This Chamber is now an Approved Premises for civil ceremonies, please click here for details.
In 1974, Local GovernmentRe-organisation changed the Borough Council to a Town Council with parochial powers. One of the functions it did keep was that of the office of Mayor, who is also the Chairman of the Council and presides over the monthly full Council meetings held in the Council Chamber.
The Council also has fortnightly Planning meetings, and regular Finance & General Purposes, Allotments, and Civic Amenities committee meetings.