Wisbech High Street Project Public Consultation Event
Many thanks to everybody who came along and took part in the Public Consultation exercise on Thursday 12th and Saturday 14th June. Along with our partners Fenland District Council and their consultants Ingham-Pinnock Associates, we were seeking your opinions on how to spend the money should we be fortunate enough to win our bid for Heritage Lottery Funding to renovate the High Street. This area is of huge importance to the heritage of Wisbech and some of the buildings are in need of major repair and renovation.
In particular, we were canvassing your thoughts on ideas for the redevelopment of the old Cooks Butchers shop. And, in a similar way to how the London Olympic development has left a legacy for the local community, part of our bid is to come up with an Activity Plan to work alongside the improvement of the High Street.
After the two-day event in the Market Place, Ingham-Pinnock Associates, who are co-ordinating the bid, commented: "rarely have we been involved with a project where consultation events are so well attended by the community and indeed where there is so much local support". On their website, the Council also describe the "hugely positive reaction".
The bid was submitted on Friday 29th August. It will be several months before we find out whether or not it has been successful, but watch this space!!
Wisbech's classical Georgian North Brink