Excellent Business Forum Meeting –

Updated 170330-12:21

The ‘newly created’ WBF is in its 2nd year under the current membership, this has reached a very healthy number of over 40+ local businesses, with a few like myself who are interested in passionate in promoting our town the best way we can.
At last nights meeting about 34 members attended a very good turn out.

On the agenda.
A very good presentation by Cllr Michelle Tanfield, the Portfolio Holder for Tourism & Leisure at FDC – she made a very good shortish presentation which was very articulate in both content and delivery, Whittlesey was mentioned a number of times, but it was ‘Fenland’ as a whole that needs better tourism promotion.
Update: Here is the link to the website : http://www.visitcambridgeshirefens.org/

Next was Liz Cooke Business Manager at Barclays Bank,  she informed the Forum that ‘locally’ there are no plans to change anything at Barclays Whittlesey – that’s not to say that Corporate decisions higher up may at sometime change?.
She said she had been very busy in transferring Ex Norwich & Peterborough Building Society accounts.

Natasha Shiels Editor of the Fens Magazine will be organising a charity walk – more on this later. Two Whittlesey Charities will be supported by this event – more to follow.

Cllr Eamonn Dorling updated the Neighbourhood Plan –
Click Here to see article 22nd March
Some 7,500 forms have been sent out to the Whittlesey/Village areas – so far some 10% have been returned (a good number by survey standards)

Finally Cllr/The Mayor, Alex Miscandlon gave the Forum an update on ‘Must Farm’ – again Whittlesey Tow & District Councillors appear to be promoting our town hard on this item.
Must Farm is in the Whittlesey area – not as many times quoted Peterborough, WTC/FDC Councillors sit on a steering committee planning the future of the Must Farm artefacts.
A very good and informative meeting.

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