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The City Council have announced that local residents can now pre-register for new city-wide energy tariffs that will be amongst the cheapest in the country. In January the council entered into a partnership with OVO Energy to establish dual and single fuel (electricity only) energy tariffs that are exclusive to residents with Peterborough local authority […]

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Peterborough businesses are being encouraged to take advantage of a government voucher scheme that pays for the cost of installing superfast broadband. The vouchers are worth up to £3,000 and almost 40 city businesses have already benefitted from the broadband bonus. The grants can be used by businesses to connect to the city’s gigabit fibre […]

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Fancy earning £130 for a nights work? Peterborough City Council, are looking to hear from people who’d like to count election votes overnight on the 7/8 May 2015. Obviously, when I am at a count, things are a little different, as I’m on the other side of the “table” and just sat fretting about the […]

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Puffin crossing for Gunthorpe Road set to be installed!

by Cllr Darren Fower on March 24, 2015

Ten years ago, myself and the South Werrington and North Gunthorpe FOCUS Team started campaigning for a crossing along Gunthorpe Road. At the time we were told it could not happen, it was too expensive, it was to close to the Paston Parkway roundabout junction….. etc So instead of giving up, I launched the Safer […]

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Over the last ten months The British Youth Council have been developing, debating and voting to select the five issues described within this manifesto. Sadly, in Peterborough, there seems to be a high level of apathy amongst younger voters, despite the fact that if they went out and voted, their numbers are such that they […]

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Yellow lines need repainting at Pipistrelle Court!

by Cllr Darren Fower on March 21, 2015

While out and about the other day I spotted that the yellow lines along Pipistrelle Court were worn and in some sections no longer readable. There have been issues in recent months regarding cars parking inconsiderately and so I’ve now contacted the City Council and asked them to get the paint pots out and give […]

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I had an enjoyable chat recently with students from St John Fisher, after receiving an invite from the school’s head teacher to take part in a question and answers session. I was pleasantly impressed with the students knowledge of politics and the present nation issues and policies, of the major parties. From the response that […]

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Box junction for Pipistrelle Court?

by Cllr Darren Fower on

I’ve now asked the City Council about the feasibility of introducing a box junction at the location of Pipistrelle Court, in Werrington Village. During certain times of the week, there are issues relating to inconsiderate parking and with the nearby t-junction to Amberley Slope, the route being used by the number one bus and the zebra […]

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Wanna come to my ward surgery?

by Cllr Darren Fower on March 17, 2015

Over the last decade and alongside delivering FOCUS newsletters, organising and undertaking Resident Surveys, and developing a strong on-line presence, the other way I’ve maintained contact with local people is by holding regular monthly ward surgeries. These take place: The first FRIDAY of each month, between 6pm and 7pm, at the Village Community Centre on […]

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Local residents will no doubt be happy to learn that a planning application (15/00163/ful) to erect 2x 3 bed, 2x 4 bed and 1x 5 bed dwellings and access from Gunthorpe Road, at 20 Gunthorpe Road and land to the rear, has now been withdrawn. Details of the application can be seen by clicking here! […]

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