Wisbech mayor fights back against scrapping of Rose Queen from parade

PUBLISHED: 16:50 08 March 2018

Mayor Steve Tierney has tweeted Wisbech Round Table over their decision to scrap the Rose Queen.

Mayor Steve Tierney has tweeted Wisbech Round Table over their decision to scrap the Rose Queen.

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A row has broken out between Wisbech’s Round Table and the town’s mayor following the decision to scrap the Rose Queen from an annual event.

Organisers announced the controversial decision for Wisbech’s Rose Fair Parade this week.

They say it comes as they need to ‘change with the times’ after considering how to update the event for the last few years.

However, this afternoon mayor Steve Tierney tweeted Wisbech Round Table, saying it was a ‘silly decision’.

He said: “RE: The decision to not have a Rose Queen anymore - a very very silly decision indeed. #wisbech #rosefair They say they listened to the public. Who? When?”

Wisbech Round Table replied: “If you have time pop over to my office and I’ll explain it all to you. You saying the people of Wisbech “have silly PC views” isn’t really appropriate.”

The group is instead seeking nominations and entries from young people to become Pride of the Parade and take their place on the float which will lead all others through the town.

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