“Planned Town” a film about WGC from 1949

We just wanted to point visitors with an interest in our town’s history to this wonderful eleven minutes of nostalgia from the East Anglian Film Archive. It has been available for some time, but now has a properly synchronised soundtrack which is believed to be a narration by no less than Louis De Soissons, the […]

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Public Exhibition events for the Shredded Wheat site 23rd & 24th November

The new site owners Plutus, and their PR company Marengo Communications are holding exhibition events next Wednesday and Thursday on the ground floor of the Howard Centre. This will be a chance for residents to see their emerging plans and ask questions about them. They intend to make a fresh planning application for the site […]

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Heritage Fair stall last Saturday

Thank you to all those who stopped by our stall at the Heritage Fair on Saturday to share their thoughts about the town and find out more about what we do. We were delighted to hear from so many who shared our passion for our Garden City. We had a number of new members join on the day […]

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Meet us at the forthcoming Heritage Fair on October 28th.

The Society will be having a stall at the Heritage Fair in the Howard Centre on October 28th. We will be on hand to talk about local issues and of course sign up anybody who wants to join us. Please see a poster for event below, please do stop by and say hello to us:

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22 Parkway update re Wetherspoon

The property owned by Wetherspoon at 22 Parkway is back in the local news as a sign has appeared at the property proposing a new Cherry Tree pub, “subject to planning permission”. The sign itself required advertising consent from WHBC but Wetherspoon do not appear to have applied for such consent, WHBC is apparently investigating […]

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Our chairman writes…

The Society’s new chairman for the current year, Will Davis, has written an introductory article the our website which can be read by clicking HERE.

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Society AGM – a successful evening.

Thanks to everyone who attended our AGM on the 26th. It was encouraging to see such a good turnout, which in itself is a sign of civic pride in our town. The committee took on board the points raised on the night and will consider them carefully over the coming months. Special thanks go to […]

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Young activist launches a petition over Splashlands

The Society is supportive of a young man by the name of Bailey Nash-Gardner, age 12, from the Woodhall area. Pro-active Bailey decided to start his own petition asking the council to at long last get on and build a Splash park or similar as a replacement for the much loved Splashlands which was closed […]

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Poster Booths Update

The poster booths that stand in Howardsgate have a complicated legal history. Currently, the land on which they stand has reverted to the Crown Estate.  This explains why they have been neglected for so long and complicates any proposal about their future. The Society believes that their loss to the town as an act of […]

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Councillors reject J D Wetherspoon’s application to turn 22 Parkway into a Pub

You may have heard that the application by J D Wetherspoon to turn 22 Parkway into a pub was again unanimously rejected by councillors on the Development Management Committee (previously known as the Planning Committee) at a meeting held on Thursday evening. This second application was notable for the fact that it did not specify […]

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