Using fuel duty to fix potholes?

by Cllr Darren Fower on October 22, 2014

In Peterborough, one of the side effects of the Tory controlled City Council’s failure to reduce care usage, is the increase in wear and tear on the roads. In recent years, millions of pounds have been spent on road repairs, at a time when other essential services have been reduced or even cut. At the […]

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11 to 13 year olds in #Peterborough offered free immunisation!

by Cllr Darren Fower on October 21, 2014

School children across Peterborough can now benefit from free flu immunisations. Children aged 11 to 13, in school years seven and eight, are being offered free immunisation against influenza as part of a national pilot programme. The immunisation will protect young children, their siblings, grandparents and others who are at increased risk of becoming ill. […]

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#GunthorpeRoad shop area is a disgrace!

by Cllr Darren Fower on October 20, 2014

I’ve been contacted by local residents living in and around the shop on Gunthorpe Road, who have, rightfully so in my opinion, complained about the state of the area. I would add that “technically” this area is actually in the Paston ward, rather than South Werrington and North Gunthorpe, but as many local residents from […]

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I may not have mentioned this before, but one of the best bits about being a Liberal Democrat, aside from being the most democratic of the main political parties, is that we also boast an impressive number of sub organisations who campaign on many issues and factors that are often overlooked by mainstream media. The […]

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I happened to bump into the landlord of the Ostrich pub in North Street, Peterborough, the other day. He was not a happy chappy! Basically, he was telling me about some anti social behaviour that’s been occurring in the well used street, and that he is puzzled why there’s no CCTV cameras set up in […]

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Surprise, surprise (not) it’s now been confirmed that, what was supposed to be “Europe’s largest solar energy park” on 900 acres of local farmland has finally been pulled by the Conservative controlled City Council in Peterborough! We’ve also now discovered that at the same time of cutting services and closing care centres, the Tories at […]

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Could solar panel solecism, end up costing Tory Council £1.3m?

by Cllr Darren Fower on October 17, 2014

As reported, a High Court judge has ordered Peterborough City Council’s attempt to recoup £1.3m from a solar energy installation company is to be determined by adjudication, rather than by litigation as desired by the council. The story goes……………… The legal action relates to a contract dated 7 July 2011 by which EMS (Enterprise Managed Services) […]

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Heads up people! There’s now just two weeks to get your nominations in for people in YOUR local community “…who go out of their way to help others for a new award.” Peterborough City Council launched the Civic Awards in July to recognise residents, groups, organisations and businesses who have made a real difference to their […]

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The City Council were pretty quick to get a press release out about the latest Jobseeker’s Allowance figures for Peterborough, this week. I suspect that was because they’ve fallen to their lowest level this year? The number of claimants was 304 lower in September than in August, and has fallen by 33% since January (The […]

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Should minimum wage be a policy priority for parties?

by Cllr Darren Fower on September 24, 2014

Q: Did you know that; it’s 15 years since the introduction of the minimum wage, the minimum wage was originally £3.60, it has been raised 15 times since its introduction and 147 MPs voted against its introduction? So should it now be a priority for all the main political parties? Commenting, local Lib Dem councillor, […]

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