Wednesday, June 14, 2023
The Fenlander
The Fenlander is a regular bulletin from Fenland District Council updating on council news, events and services.
Should dog owners be fined for failing to pick up after their pets?

Do you want failing to clear up dog fouling to continue to be an offence in Fenland?

Should dogs continue to be banned from gated children's play areas?
Fenland's dog Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) is up for renewal and we need your backing to continue it.

Have your say in our Dog PSPO consultation.

Launch of district council newsletter - The Fenlander 

This is the first edition of The Fenlander - Fenland District Council's regular digital newsletter.

Each edition will be packed with news of events, council services and important information.

We've launched The Fenlander to give residents another way to access all our latest news in a monthly round-up.

Subscribe today (and don't forget to tell your friends!): Fenlander Newsletter - Fenland District Council

Volunteering leads to TV role and meeting with the King

Penny Stocks has been a dedicated volunteer in Fenland for more than 30 years.

She has done so much to transform her community and along the way has had some pretty memorable moments - including a role in a BBC documentary and meeting with the King.

Read: Penny's volunteer story

Work to start on March's Broad Street regeneration

The next stage of March town centre's multi-million pound regeneration is set to get underway this month.

Leading transport infrastructure provider Octavius will begin work on the Broad Street transformation project in late June, following the completion of major underground gas and water main upgrades undertaken by Cadent Gas and Anglian Water over the past few months.

See: Broad Street regeneration update

Chatteris Festival comes roaring back with a 1920s theme

Discover what's on at Chatteris Midsummer Festival this year in the full programme.

The two-day event kicks off with a colourful 1920s parade on Saturday, June 24.

There's a huge array of live music, activities and attractions across the weekend

See: Chatteris Festival 2023

Deadline for grant applications approaches

The next deadline for applications to the Glassmoor Local Environment Fund is approaching.

Glassmoor Local Environment Fund is a small grants fund available to groups in Whittlesey, Coates, Eastrea, Pondersbridge and Ramsey Mereside and the surrounding area.

It is available to established community organisations to fund projects that improve the environment and enhance residents' knowledge of an environmental issue.

The next deadline is Friday, June 30.

See: Glassmoor Local Environment Fund

For details of grants available in other areas see: Fenland District Council grants page

Have your say to help us improve our services and make more informed decisions. See: consultations 

Golden Age events for over 60s

Over 60s can find out about services, social activities and support available to them at the first Golden Age fairs of 2023 - the event's 20th anniversary year.

At the fairs multiple organisations have stands where visitors can browse information and meet representatives. 

See:  Golden Age events Whittlesey and Christchurch

Our current vacancies include 'Investment in Business Officer' managing grant applications to the Shared Propsperity Fund

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Cake and chat events offer support with cost of living 

Fenland residents can access information on how to reduce and manage household bills and the cost of living at a series of friendly, informal events.
Visitors will be able to enjoy free tea, coffee and cake and get information on everything from benefits to energy bills, food costs, managing budgets and where to turn if in distress.

See: Cake and chat events

Don’t forget to Do It Online
The quickest and easiest way to apply, report, find or pay via Fenland District Council is usually our website. Available 24 hours a day whenever it’s most convenient for you.