Here’s just some of the things we’re doing for Wisbech says Cambridgeshire County Council

THE county council says claims they are not investing in the future of Wisbech could not be further from the truth.

Countering criticisms by Lib Dems that “the Conservatives are once again failing to improve the Wisbech economy and bring jobs to the town” the council has compiled a list of where cash is going.

1: Super fast Broadband - rolling out across the whole of Cambridgeshire with focus on ‘not spots’ which Fenland has many of

2: Money to complete flood defence works in Wisbech and install drainage systems in the deprived North Ward of Wisbech, all from the extra investment of �90million in road maintenance

3:Multi-million pound investment in the regeneration of Wisbech port area including the Boathouse, public realm and access from the town centre to the Boathouse

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4: State of the art school buildings at Thomas Clarkson Community College in Wisbech costing �33.5million opened three weeks ago – “these represent the biggest investment (through Building Schools for the Future) in a school in Cambridgeshire in a long, long time. The county council attracted funding, procured delivery partners and managed the programme.”

5: Multi million pound investment in the new CoWA Engineering and Technology site at Wisbech “bringing both immediate capital investment, saving the future of the college and better long term employment prospects for local youngsters.”

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6: The new Cambridgeshire County Council building on the CoWA site, amounting to a further �6million capital investment in the town whilst at the same time demonstrating the Councils commitment to ensuring there is a strong and vibrant Council presence in Wisbech in the long term future

7: The Adventure Playground in Wisbech. “A million pound investment in the most deprived ward in Cambridgeshire, using money to target those most needing it”.

8: Strategic approach to the problems facing Fenland. “the appointment of a Director to lead on this and with a renewed focus on Wisbech.”

The list has failed to impress Councillor Kevin Wilkins, Lib Dem Shadow Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure.

He said: “If the Tories can spend �200 million on a Guided Busway and �30 million on a bypass in Ely the least they can do is provide some better transport infrastructure for Wisbech.”

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