My busy Monday started with the Wisbech & District Tenants and Residents’ Association, followed by several meetings with constituents this afternoon and then a pile of my own paperwork and casework to do.
This evening was the Annual Assembly of Wisbech Town Council. In the past, turnout has occasionally been zero, but today we had a few in and three members of the public chose to raise local issues. Two related to suggestions for things to do with the Market Place, which were timely as the Town Council is looking to do a major makeover project there in the next couple of years. The third was a request to consider consulting with the public on a name change of the Waterlees “Village” Ward back to its traditional name: “North Ward.” Councillors are bound to give consideration to all points raised. All three sounded good to me.
We had the news today of another potential by-election in Wisbech. Alan Lay sent a resignation letter which basically said: “I’m Eighty now, I don’t want to be a Councillor anymore, so bye!” Which would be fair enough if it didn’t raise the specter of yet another expensive town council election just when everybody is downright sick of elections.
I grabbed a late supper with Jonathan Farmer, Garry Tibbs, Dave Topgood and Sam Hoy, which was enjoyable.