Wisbech Projects CIC

Wisbech Projects CIC

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Fun Palaces

Fun Palaces

Always a great day sharing skills and showing people that everyone is an artist, everyone is a scientist. The principles behind Fun Palaces are best explained through the website   Fun Palaces is an ongoing campaign for cultural democracy, with an annual weekend of action […]

Heritage Open Days 2019

Heritage Open Days 2019

As well as the Crafternoon, we have also updated the town map from last year, including all those who had registered on the National Trust’s Heritage Open Days website, and emailing all those from last year to see if they wanted to take part again. […]

Crafternoon

Crafternoon

As part of Heritage Open Days this year, we’re running a Crafternoon at Wisbech General Cemetery. Produced by award-winning activist and founder of the Craftivist Collective, Sarah Corbett, ‘Dare to Dream’ explores the stories of those who have affected positive change in their community by dreaming of a brighter future, and asks what we can do to keep moving things forward. At the workshop, we can research the local heroes, and, prompted by ‘crafterthoughts’, consider what we can do to achieve our dreams for the future. Each workshop will centre around crafting your own dream cloud, stitching your positive message on it to share with the community or take home as your own quiet encouragement.

See more from Sarah Corbett and Heritage Open Days

 

Join us on Saturday 14th September at the Chapel, North End (Next to Asda), 2-4pm – booking preferred, but feel free to drop by. Activity could take 30 minutes or two hours, it’s up to you. Refreshments provided.

 

A video to show you more about the idea can be seen here

 

 

Update:

look at some of the work that was created!

 

 

Minecraft Wisbech

Minecraft Wisbech

  Having played Minecraft for some years, it’s been great fun to see a map of Wisbech professionally built! Anyone can build a map of blocks with a couple of tools, but Collusion are running a project to create a more detailed version, which is […]

Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days

As part of the Wisbech Society’s remit to promote the local heritage, and with support from Wisbech Town Council, we’ve commissioned an update to the Christmas Map and produced one to show the place open for the national Heritage Open Days events, as well as […]

Christmas!

Christmas!

Wisbech Christmas Fayre, Sunday 10th December 2017

Wisbech Projects had a map produced earlier in the year, so was happy to work on adapting it for the Christmas Fayre. Adding the book hunt on the back, it is hoped that everyone will find it fun as well as useful!

Creative Families

Creative Families

A summer of activities for families to have a go at a variety of creative skills, together. Using fabric and yarn to sew, crochet, felt and make pompoms!

Wisbech General Cemetery

Wisbech General Cemetery

We’re proud to have been chosen as the organisation for the Project Co-ordinator post for the HLF funded restoration of this beautiful non-conformist chapel and cemetery.

Assets of Community Value

Assets of Community Value

Our first (unexpected) action when we formed the CIC was to research how to have an input to any possibility of the building known as “The Castle” being sold. The owners, Cambridgeshire County Council, felt they had no real use for it and wanted to look at selling it on to raise funds. There was little publicity at first, but through other connections, a few people found out about it and discussed ways to save it for the town, if that was desirable or possible.

Having heard of the idea of asset transfer, research was done and it was found that registering it as a local community asset would put a hold on any sale or lease that would take it out of community use. The process was fairly simple as a CIC, so this was done and it was fantastic to be there to see the District Council agree that it was indeed a community asset and should be registered as such.

 

This meant that any sale, or qualifying lease, would have to go through a moratorium process and give any community group an opportunity to make an offer or enter into a lease.

Update: it has now been leased to the Town Council, not as an asset transfer, but as a way to keep it going as a local concern, they therefore have a duty to operate it as before it was registered.

Have a look at the Locality website for all the details, and the law itself is on the government’s legislation website.

Click here for the PDF from Fenland District Council with the building listed