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Fenland Citizen

The Fenland Citizen is a weekly freesheet newspaper delivered to homes in the Fenland district of Cambridgeshire, in an area taking in much of the historic Isle of Ely including the towns of Wisbech, March and Chatteris.

It started life as a monthly publication, the Wisbech Advertiser, in 1845. It switched to weekly publication some time after July 1852, and became the Isle of Ely and Wisbech Advertiser in 1887. It became a freesheet in 1975 under a new name, the Fenland Advertiser, and then underwent two name changes in two weeks in May 1989 – first becoming the Fenland Citizen and Advertiser before settling on its current name.

It’s published by East Midlands Newspapers, a branch within the Midland division of the Johnston Press UK-wide group of regional newspaper publishers. The main editorial offices moved from Wisbech to King’s Lynn in March 2014.

Although it’s a freesheet, a small proportion of each print run (just over five per cent) is sold through the news trade.

There are two editions:

  • Wisbech (for the northern part of the distribution area)
  • March (also covers Chatteris and the south of the distribution area)

It comes out on Wednesdays.

  • Address:
  • Fenland Citizen
    Limes House
    Purfleet Street

    PE30 1HL
  • Tel:
  • 01553 761188
  • Fax:
  • 01945 465912