Wisbech’s Jubilee street party includes live music and fun fair rides... and the entire day is free!
THIS weekend’s street party in Wisbech is about much more than the Queen’s Jubilee.
It marks the first major event in the Market Place since Wisbech Town Council took control of the town centre from Fenland District Council.
After a saga dating back to the 1960s, ownership of the Market Place was signed over to Wisbech in July last year – and this is the first celebration to grace the square since.
“The town council has decided to make full use of its latest asset by organising the Wisbech Jubilee Street Party on Bank Holiday Monday,” said town council clerk Erbie Murat.
And the council do indeed intend to make full use of it. The Market Place will be closed to traffic and all attractions and activities will be free.
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There will be fun fair rides, a climbing wall, face painting, balloon twisting and a fun house.
Mr Murat said the entire day will be free but for food and drink available from various stalls. Car parking in the area will also be free.
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At the east end of the square there will be a stage for the musical performances of the day, starting with nine-year-old Amy who will open the street party playing the National Anthem on her guitar. Mayor of Wisbech Cllr Viv MacRae will also be on hand to open the party at noon.
There is a line-up of music to last the day with Wisbech regulars The Brink headlining just before 7pm.
Throughout the day and along High Street there will be charity stalls representing plenty of different courses.
A hog roast, burgers, sweets and bacon butties will be available from various food stalls in the area.
The street party runs from noon-8pm.