What was in the Fenland news this week in 1966

PUBLISHED: 12:10 05 May 2006 | UPDATED: 21:51 28 May 2010

AS only one offer - and that for only £5 - had been received for the exclusive use of the refreshments at March swimming pool this season should two vending machines be purchased at a total cost of £550? That was the question before March Urban District C

AS only one offer - and that for only £5 - had been received for the exclusive use of the refreshments at March swimming pool this season should two vending machines be purchased at a total cost of £550? That was the question before March Urban District Council at their monthly meeting on Monday evening. Councillor A Goss proposed to move the reference back as it was unclear as to the figures and what the council were likely to receive. This was seconded by Councillor P Skoulding, who referred to people needing different machines in varying weather conditions. Despite their attempts though, the committee's recommendation to buy the machines was supported.

- CHATTERIS Urban District Council set up a sub-committee to look into providing a car park for the town. The question arose from a letter from the Chatteris Chamber of Commerce, which was read by the surveyor, Mr B Chilvers, at the meeting on Tuesday. The letter asked what facilities could be forseen for the parking of trade vehicles and how long lorries would be allowed to park in the main street to unload at the shops. The letter also mentioned that there was no car park in or near the town's shopping centre. The matter was left to the sub-committee to investigate the possibilities of providing a car park for shoppers.

- ALL ranks from the Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely Fire Service from all over the county visited Wisbech on Friday evening to pay tribute to Sam Cooper and to wish him well in his new role as Deputy Chief Fire Officer in West Bromwich. On behalf of personnel, Mr R Stepney, County Chief Fire Officer, handed Mr Cooper a modern teapot, hot water jug, sugar bowl and milk jug, while Mrs Stepney presented Mrs Cooper with a bouquet. Mr Cooper first went to Cambridge in 1955 and was later promoted to Wisbech, becoming Deputy Fire Officer for the Isle and later for the Northern division of the county.

- CHATTERIS Good Companions went on their annual mystery tour on Friday - to Springfields, an estate laid out with flower beds and shrubberies. The trip was arranged by Mrs H Oakey and took the Good Companions via Peterborough. They returned through Holbeach.

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