Connect with us

News

Contractors let us down says Wisbech councillor over Christmas trees debacle

Christmas trees finally being removed from Wisbech market place

Avatar photo

Published

on

A Wisbech town councillor admitted tonight that contractors had let them down – for the second year running – by not removing Christmas decorations and Christmas trees from the market place.

Cllr Susan Wallwork, vice chair of the community events and festivals committee, said: “Just to make everyone aware the decorations were supposed to be removed by the second week in January at the latest, as agreed with the contractors during multiple meetings all through 2023.

“Unfortunately, the contractors only started yesterday as they reported to the clerk that due to the rain the road to the lockups, that house the lights/tree/decorations throughout the year, was not able to take the weight of the vans/made it unsafe.”

Advertisements
canopyuk.com in-article

She said: “Everyone is correct that we had the same issue last year which is why we had monthly meetings with the contractors to try and prevent the same issues happening again and keep the lines of communication open.

Ironically an original Charles Dicken manuscript is in Wisbech museum. But sadly, not this one where he wrote “I will honour Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year”. PHOTO: Terry Harris

Ironically an original Charles Dicken manuscript is in Wisbech museum. But sadly, not this one where he wrote “I will honour Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year”. PHOTO: Terry Harris

“The town council and especially me who has been having the meetings and felt very confident that a water tight plan was in place, are frustrated however there’s little we can do, and we have to trust the contractors on this occasion that they were unable to complete the work as agreed for good reason.”

Cllr Wallwork added: “I know it’s not ideal having them up this late in January, but they have started to be removed now so fingers crossed the contractors continue this work at a speedy rate and I’m not back at Easter asking for Easter decorations to be made for the tree.”

 

Facebook

Read More

Tímea Kovács, a photographer working on a documentary photo project with Camp Beagle took these photos of Louise Ryan and her wheelchair protest. Tímea Kovács, a photographer working on a documentary photo project with Camp Beagle took these photos of Louise Ryan and her wheelchair protest.
News12 hours ago

Gleeful look in her eyes as wheelchair activist spray paints sign outside Cambridgeshire ‘puppy factory’

American owned MBR Acres runs Britain’s largest puppy factory at Wyton, Cambs

‘No more gambling shops - it is time to stop the rot and take back control of our city centre,’ says Andrew Pakes, Labour candidate for Peterborough at the General Election. Above: Part of our journey through the city spotting betting shops and slot arcades. PHOTO: Terry Harris ‘No more gambling shops - it is time to stop the rot and take back control of our city centre,’ says Andrew Pakes, Labour candidate for Peterborough at the General Election. Above: Part of our journey through the city spotting betting shops and slot arcades. PHOTO: Terry Harris
News16 hours ago

Peterborough – the undisputed gambling capital of Cambridgeshire

Peterborough has a population of 183,000 with 40 betting shops and arcades

A snapshot of the horror that awaited RSPCA and council officials when they visited the Wardy Hill near Ely home of Jackie Draper A snapshot of the horror that awaited RSPCA and council officials when they visited the Wardy Hill near Ely home of Jackie Draper
News3 days ago

Greedy Cambridgeshire breeder crams 44 dogs into her house of horrors

Cruel breeder's actions 'deliberate, pre-planned, premeditated and motivated by profit'

News3 days ago

OPINION: We can’t afford another five years of the Conservatives doing Peterborough down

'This is our chance to build a better Britain, and a better Peterborough'

Luton councillor Javeria Hussain has been confirmed as Labour’s choice to fight the forthcoming General Election in NE Cambridgeshire. She met the NE Cambs Labour team over the weekend Luton councillor Javeria Hussain has been confirmed as Labour’s choice to fight the forthcoming General Election in NE Cambridgeshire. She met the NE Cambs Labour team over the weekend
News3 days ago

Labour picks Javeria Hussain as candidate for NE Cambridgeshire

She stood as a Labour MEP candidate for the East of England in 2019

Ian Sollom is the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for St Neots and Mid Cambridgeshire Ian Sollom is the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for St Neots and Mid Cambridgeshire
News3 days ago

OPINION: The Conservative party are simply unfit to run our NHS

Patients should be able to see their GP when they need to

The new Wisbech Free school will be run by the Brooke Weston Trust, which also runs the Thomas Clarkson Academy (above), and is expected to be fully operational by 2026. The new Wisbech Free school will be run by the Brooke Weston Trust, which also runs the Thomas Clarkson Academy (above), and is expected to be fully operational by 2026.
News3 days ago

Students spared 40 mile round trip commute after agreement reached to fund Wisbech Free school

The new school will be run by the Brooke Weston Trust

Police and Crime Commissioner Darryl Preston with amnesty weapons at Parkside police station Cambridge (left) and Thorpe Wood police station (right) Police and Crime Commissioner Darryl Preston with amnesty weapons at Parkside police station Cambridge (left) and Thorpe Wood police station (right)
News3 days ago

Swords and machetes among 150 weapons surrendered during Cambridgeshire amnesty

Maximum penalty for an adult carrying a knife is four years in prison

News3 days ago

Labour selects Luton councillor for NE Cambridgeshire General Election battle

Cllr Hussain is a director of London Luton Airport Ltd

Jesus Green Lock footbridge (above) has reopened, to the delight of residents and Cambridge Beer festival goers. PHOTO: Camcycle Jesus Green Lock footbridge (above) has reopened, to the delight of residents and Cambridge Beer festival goers. PHOTO: Camcycle
News3 days ago

Council gives green light to walk over water as Jesus Green Lock footbridge re-opens

Baits Bite Lock footbridge, Cambridge, will remain closed