Remember! Local Lib Dems opposed the ‘Brown Bin Tax’

by Cllr Darren Fower on 1 May, 2016

With the local elections, just days away, don’t forget that it was the Conservative controlled city council who decided to charge hard up pensioners and other residents extra to collect your brown bin! And please remember that at the council meeting that discussed the plans, both Liberal Democrat councillors for the Gunthorpe area – myself […]

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#FulbridgeRoad traffic remains a concern…………

by Cllr Darren Fower on 1 May, 2016

From speaking with local residents who live along Fulbridge Road in recent weeks, its seems that the issue of traffic remains a major concern for local residents. You may have noticed that the Vehicle Activated Sign that had been erected the other year, has now been removed, and I’ve not heard yet from the Council […]

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Do we need Police outside of Schools?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 1 May, 2016

I’m starting to wonder if we need police patrols outside some local schools after receiving further complaints from residents relating to improper parking by a handful of parents. The Lib Dem FOCUS Team and myself have campaigned for more parents to walk to school with their children and in this area we have many who do. However, there […]

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Thanks to Liberal Democrats, no-one in Peterborough pays any income tax on the first £11,000 of their earnings, so many pensioners and low earners pay no tax at all. Thanks to Liberal Democrats, Primary schools like Gunthorpe, Norwood, Welbourne and Werrington have received hundreds of thousands of £’s to help them raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils […]

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Which Election Leaflets have you received……….?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 30 April, 2016

Residents in Gunthorpe (and no doubt elsewhere) should by now have started to receive leaflets from a range of political parties making a range of promises in order to trick you into voting for them! You’ve guessed it, there is an election coming. Funny how suddenly politicians are interested in you, eh? Suddenly there is a flood […]

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Blimey! I’ve been a Councillor for this area for 12 years!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 30 April, 2016

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun! On May 5th I’m standing for election to the newly created Gunthorpe ward, which includes 2/3’s of the previous South Werrington and North Gunthorpe ward, along with some bits from the old Paston ward. And, it’s dawned on me that I’ve now been representing the Gunthorpe area, since […]

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Local residents have been raising concerns with the local Lib Dem FOCUS Team in recent weeks, to complain at the seemingly increasing problem of cars parking on footpaths throughout the area. One local resident told us: “Cars parking on the pavements, forcing mobility scooters and pushchairs into the road to get by, is becoming a real […]

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Parking problems outside of Norwood School, during certain parts of the day, is not a new community concern. But, what is new is the call from some local residents for the introduction of double yellow lines outside the front of the school. Presently the no parking zig-zag lines stop just after the entrance to the […]

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Do we need another crossing along #GunthorpeRoad

by Cllr Darren Fower on 30 April, 2016

Following successful campaigning by myself and other members of the local FOCUS Team, to secure a crossing on Gunthorpe Road near Norwood School, I am now wondering whether we need another one further down near, perhaps, the Malvern Road junction? Since the start of the year, we’ve been knocking on the doors of residents living […]

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New dog dirt signs now sprayed along #GunthorpeRidings

by Cllr Darren Fower on 29 April, 2016

Following recent concerns raised by local residents regarding the amount of dog dirt along Gunthorpe Ridings, I asked the City Council if they could introduce some of the dog dirt stencil sprays along the footpath there and I’m glad to say that this has now been done. That said, this should not be the end […]

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