The Wisbech Community Development Trust was set up in November 2001 and acquired Charitable status in 2003.   The Trust then applied for grant funding to build the Oasis Community Centre, which is in the heart of the Waterlees ward, which is the most deprived in Cambridgeshire.


The objective of the Trust is to help all residents of Wisbech with improving their lives and they work with a multitude of partners to put on activities and group to achieve this.


We have a small team of staff that work at the Centre and they ensure that every group are well looked after.  There is always a member of staff on site throughout your booking to ensure that everything runs smoothly and if you have any problems, they will be able to sort these out for you.

  • Chris Stevens (Manager)
  • Nicola Groves (Finance Officer)
  • Jenna Bristow (Business Support)
  • Cherry Means (Receptionist)
  • Charmaine Whitby (Senior Caretaker/cleaner)
  • Stuart Whitby (Caretaker/cleaner)
  • Stephen Godsmark (Caretaker/cleaner)


We currently have 16 Trustees, who oversea the staff to ensure that we are providing the best for our local community and these are:-

  • Terry Jordan (Chairman)
  • Jay Hubbard (Deputy Chair)
  • Lew Purt (Treasurer)
  • Pat Brown
  • Steve Cawthorne
  • Avis Gilliatt
  • Dave McLuskie
  • Heather Thirlwell
  • Chris Goad
  • Andy Maul
  • Carl Suckling
  • Lisa Bannister
  • Melanie Wicklen (Representing Age UK)
  • Cllr Susan Wallwork (Representing Fenland District Council)
  • Claire Ziebart (Representing Thomas Clarkson Academy)
  • Adrian Chapman (Representing Cambridgeshire County Council)