|latitude: 52.6, longitude: 0.1|
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Fenland is a district in Cambridgeshire at latitude 52°36′00″ North, longitude 0°06′00″ East.
Fenland is the most rural of the five districts of Cambridgeshire with an administrative centre in March. It also includes the towns of Wisbech, Chatteris, Whittlesey and has a 2004 population of over 86,000
At October 2009, this is the least well mapped part of Cambridgeshire with only March having substantial presence.
But by June 2010 we've worked hard on this to complete pretty much all of it.
See also neighbours:
Progress - Wisbech
At over 20,000 people, this is the largest town in Fenland. The neighbouring communities of Leverington, Elm, Emneth (Norfolk) and Wisbech St Mary bring the total for this conurbation to nearly 30,000.
A mapping party on 14/15 November 2009 completed most of Wisbech town and most of Leverington, though a bit of the data is still being added as at November 24. Some technical problems meant some of the centre was not completed, and a further visit the following week was rained off, so unfortunately we still have a little to do.
... but now complete as of March 2010 including all the surrounding villages.
Progress - March
Appears complete (almost all by Laverock in mid 2008). Pop. 20,000
Progress - Whittlesey
Almost nothing of this 16,000 strong community mapped at Oct 2009.
Proposed mapping party for April 2010. Anyone interested please contact me at http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/davidearl
Following the mapping "party" (two people) in April and a subsequent one-man visit in May, the town of Whittlesey is complete, although some of the outlying villages still need surveying.
Coates and Eastrea surveyed Oct 2011 Richardm565
Progress - Chatteris
Almost nothing of this 9,000 strong community mapped at Oct 2009.
I started mapping Chatteris in January 2010 and intend to complete it over the next few months. --TomS 10:53, 10 February 2010 (UTC)
Progress - Fenland district
Fenland has quite a small number of parishes, but they are rather large in area and account for only about 20,000 of the population outside the four main towns.
|Benwick||930||completed, Richardm565, May 2010|
|Christchurch||730||Completed, Richardm565, June 2010|
|Doddington||2,130||village centre complete Jan 2010; some work needed on rural roads|
|Elm||3,550||complete, David.earl, Dec 2009|
|Gorefield||1,090||complete, David.earl, Feb 2010|
|Leverington||3,160||complete, Dec 2009|
|Manea||1,800||complete (TomS), March 2010|
|March||19,790||complete mid 2008, see above|
|Newton||650||completed, David.earl, Mar 2010|
|Parson Drove||1,190||completed, David.earl, Mar 2010|
|Tydd St Giles||1,120||completed, David.earl, Mar 2010|
|Whittlesey||15,750||completed, Cmd1001, May 2010|
|Wimblington||2,000||village centre complete Jan 2010; some work needed on rural roads|
|Wisbech||20,340||complete, David.earl, Feb 2010|
|Wisbech St Mary (includes Guyhirn)||3,130||complete, David.earl, Mar 2010|
Note that Walsoken is a suburb of Wisbech but lies in Norfolk, and is complete as of Nov 2009.
Also, Emneth is a necklace village of Wisbech (to the SE), also in Norfolk and also completed Nov 2009.
Parish and Town Councils in Fenland
Fenland District boundary:
|Parson Drove Parish|
|Tydd St Giles Parish|
|Wisbech St Mary Parish|