Fenland Council cabinet members to attend Wisbech forum meeting to hear concerns about Community House

Community House. Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams.

Community House. Wisbech. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Fenland District Council has confirmed tonight that officers and cabinet members will attend a meeting next Thursday to hear concerns about the potential closure of Community House.

A 12-week consultation has been launched by the council to consider the future of Community House, in Southwell Road, Wisbech, as part of a wider review of the council’s community support programme.

Concerns are set to be raised, and questions set to be asked, about the proposed changes at a Waterlees Forum meeting next Wednesday.

Tonight, a council spokesman confirmed that officers will attend alongside cabinet members Councillor David Oliver and Councillor Mike Cornwell.

A council spokesman said: “Both officers and cabinet will be represented at the Waterlees Forum meeting next Thursday (October 16), including Cllr Oliver and Cllr Cornwell.

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“As part of the consultation we would welcome the local community and all partners that use Community House to give us their views on the proposed changes to Community House.”

An online petition for residents to sign objecting to its closure is now also online after technical problems earlier this week.

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The spokesman said: “The e-petition is available on the council’s website and can be accessed at www.fenland.gov.uk/elps/find”

Community House hosts a range of community activities, from family fun days to flood warden recruitment sessions. It is owned by Roddons Housing Association and funded and staffed by the council.

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