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New information board for Peckover House and Garden, Wisbech

14 February 2017 14:57

A new sign at the entrance to Chapel Lane car park should begin to help lead new visitors to Wisbech and Peckover House in the right direction.

People visiting Wisbech for the first time don’t always have the easiest of times in finding their way around, but the sign, set in the newly landscaped Welcome Border at the entrance to the car park, should make life a lot easier. Not only does it give directions to Peckover, but information on its history too and with the new, attractive garden border, gives newcomers an early greeting.

The garden and the sign are the result of a joint endeavour by Fenland District Council, who provided grants for materials and plants, Street pride, Wisbech in Bloom, Wisbech Lions and Peckover House staff and volunteers. Street Pride and Wisbech in Bloom provided labour to plant and weed, while the Lions put up the fence at the back of the plot. Jenny Windsor, gardener at Peckover House who designed the Welcome Border, is so glad to see the garden completed and the new sign in place. It makes a pleasant first impression of our town for visitors and gives the area a fresh look.

All that is needed now is to keep the Peckover Estate, which leads from the car park, free of litter. After a major litter clearing exercise in April, the objective now is to keep this handsome open space clear of rubbish and pleasant for us all to enjoy.