On Monday we completed our last public consultation event for the Missing Links Project, it was lovely to see so many people from Newton and the surrounding villages come along and share their views on how things could be improved on our Rights of Way Network. We are now approaching the close of the public consultation and it will be time to draw our thoughts together – thank you to everyone who took to time to be part of this project.
Thank you to everyone who took part in our consultation event on Monday at the Rosmini Centre it was great to chat to people and record their views on the Rights of Way network in and around Wisbech. Our last event will take place on Monday 18th January – 10am to 12 at Newton Village Hall, see the events page for further details. Please do pop along look forwarding to seeing as many people as possible there.
Thank you to everyone who attended the consultation event at the Oasis Centre in Wisbech yesterday, it was lovely to see so many people and to hear your views. We are really looking forward to the next event on Monday at the Rosmini Centre. If you have 10 minutes to pop in please do, the survey doesn’t take long, and if you have a bit more time we would love to sit down with the maps and discuss any improvement ideas you have.
Mayor offers his support to the Missing Links Project.
The Wisbech Missing Links project aims to improve the access for all residents of the villages surrounding Wisbech into the market town itself by joining up the Rights of Way network.
In December we launched the survey and have received a very positive response from the public so far, however, it is important we have heard from as many people as possible, and we are so pleased the Mayor has offered his support to this project.
It is recognised that Wisbech and the surrounding fenland villages have poor access to local services and to the countryside due to the fragmented network of paths, bridleways and byways and we want to hear from residents how this can be improved.
Cllr Hodgson, Mayor of Wisbech said “I am extremely pleased this consultation is taking place. Making the Rights of Way network accessible in the town and routes to the surrounding villages is vital. We need to ensure it’s as easy as possible for residents to get around, for work, school or leisure walks, I urge everyone to get involved and either complete the survey on-line or come along to one of the planned drop-in events”.
We are now able to confirm the first two dates for our consultation events.
7th January 2016 – at the Oasis Centre, St Michael’s Avenue, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 3NR – from 10am till 2pm
11th January 2016 – at the Rosmini Centre, 69 Queens Road, Wisbech PE13 2PH – from 10am till 2pm
These events will be on a drop in basis, so please come along and share your views on the Rights of Way network in and around Wisbech.
The Wisbech Missing Links Project would like people living in Wisbech and the surrounding parishes to give their views on local public Rights of Way, including suggesting ways to join up and improve routes and giving ideas of how communities can work together to improve access for all.
If you’d like to give your views, please click here to access the survey.
If you know of anyone without access to the internet who would like to take part, please contact Lisa Chambers at Cambridgeshire ACRE on 01353 865048 so a postal copy can be provided.
Local consultation events will also be held in January, details will be posted on the Events page of this website shortly.
The closing date for responding to the survey is 20 January 2016 so please take a few minutes to give your views.
From now until end March 2016, Cambridgeshire ACRE will be working with PJ.elements to undertake the Wisbech Missing Links project.
Wisbech and the surrounding fenland villages having been recognised as having poor access to local services and the surrounding countryside due to a fragmented rights of way network. This project aims to improve access from the villages surrounding Wisbech into the market town by joining up the rights of way network.
The Wisbech Missing Links project aims to:
- Improve the existing rights of way network around Wisbech to make it more accessible and ‘user-friendly’ for local people to use and;
- Increase the number of local people using the rights of way network in and around Wisbech for both access to services and for leisure purposes.
The project is funded by Cambridgeshire County Council and is undertaken with the support of the Cambridgeshire Local Access Forum (CLAF).