Plans to bolt down the reading tree in Wisbech part of wider plans to improve the market place

The bench pushed up to the reading tree in Wisbech

The bench pushed up to the reading tree in Wisbech - Credit: Archant

Bolting down the reading tree is on the agenda in Wisbech after “the high jinx of over enthusiastic locals” means it is sometimes given a change of place in the market place.

The bench pushed up to the reading tree in Wisbech

The bench pushed up to the reading tree in Wisbech - Credit: Archant

Plans to permanently fix it down are part of wider ideas to look at totally overhauling the market place area to make it a better space for traders, the community and tourists.

Wisbech town clerk Terry Jordan said: “The reading tree was fixed to the ground but we believe some people keep moving it around, all part of high jinks.

“In the same way you sometimes see road cones on top of cars, it’s one of those situations.

“So we are looking at plans to permanently fix it within a wider scheme to enhance the market.

The bench pushed up to the reading tree in Wisbech

The bench pushed up to the reading tree in Wisbech - Credit: Archant


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“We have already carried out an online survey in July and are setting up a task group to look at how to improve the area.

“The group will look at design concepts that have been drawn up. We want to make the market place more attractive and more usable by the community.

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“We are keen to see the results shaped by what the people think, it is important that we give people what they want to see.

“It will all need to be approved but at this stage it is important to put forward ideas that represent what the community warts so that it is people led.”

The bench pushed up to the reading tree in Wisbech

The bench pushed up to the reading tree in Wisbech - Credit: Archant

An online survey was carried out for three weeks during July.

Now, a task group made up on members of the public and members of the Town Council asset management committee will meet to discuss ideas.

The bench pushed up to the reading tree in Wisbech

The bench pushed up to the reading tree in Wisbech - Credit: Archant

The bench pushed up to the reading tree in Wisbech

The bench pushed up to the reading tree in Wisbech - Credit: Archant

The bench pushed up to the reading tree in Wisbech

The bench pushed up to the reading tree in Wisbech - Credit: Archant

The bench pushed up to the reading tree in Wisbech

The bench pushed up to the reading tree in Wisbech - Credit: Archant

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