Monthly Archives: January, 2019
New School £30M+ Investment Consultation Event
Please do pop into the Queen Mary Centre tomorrow to support the new school for Wisbech.
The consultation events take place from 3-7pm at the Queen Mary Centre, Queen’s Road, Wisbech. (There is another consultation event for the villages, as shown in the link above.)
It’s really really important that people go along and, hopefully, show their support.
This is a £30M+ investment in the our local education system. A fantastic new secondary school, a fantastic state-of-the-art SEMH school. We have not had this level of incredible investment in a very long time.
Unfortunately, though County Lib Dems were supportive, one or two local Lib Dems seem to be opposing this huge investment. Sadly, they appear to be doing so with little grasp of the facts.
It is VITAL that local people go along, give their views, and hopefully support this massive new project. Our area desperately needs this educational investment, and our neighbours in the villages do too. We must stand together for the children and families who live here.
Well, 2019 started well. I was away over Christmas and New Year with my Son and have returned to the usual post-holiday mountain of work.
I can’t say i’m particularly looking forward to the year as its an Election Year and those are always painful. Opposition in Wisbech, such as it is, only seem to have one playbook and its an inevitably nasty one. It’s started already with the fake-name letters to the newspaper and the use of pseudonyms and stooges to make unpleasant slurs on social media. This stuff never really works for them, but since its the only thing they seem to know it’s no surprise its their technique of choice. Roll on May to get the whole thing out of the way, whatever the outcome.
On the other hand, it also stands to be an exciting year. Wisbech Castle gets its first full year to shine, now that most of the renovation and repairs are out of the way. Capitalising on several very successful events the team hope the term “onwards and upwards” applies. Town Council is my favourite Council at the moment and I’m excited by how much we are getting done and how well the team works together.
Elsewhere I have a few new business projects on the go and some ideas for later in the year. I am quite excited about a proposal for a new political podcast which I am talking to some others about. Maybe that will move forwards?
As a Councillor my intention is simply to continue doing what I always do; helping people, volunteering for projects which benefit the Town, putting out my monthly newsletter and organising my monthly surgery, doing the job I was elected to do to the best of my ability.
Happy new year!