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Whoop, Whoop! We’re nearly at the 400 mark! #ScrapTheMayorsCar

by Cllr Darren Fower on 30 September, 2016

We’ve had a bit of a surge in the on-line campaign Time to get rid of the Mayors car in Peterborough – which is always nice! What’s really great is that we’re getting a real mix of people who are adding their support to the campaign! People who are in well paid jobs, single parents, […]

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UBER, is an American international transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California and develops, markets and operates the UBER mobile app, allowing consumers with smartphones to submit a trip request which is then routed to sharing economy drivers. It’s already become quite a “thing” and is now operating in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, London, Manchester, Merseyside, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Portsmouth and Sheffield. With this in mind, and realising […]

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Most of us locally have long since realised that protecting the environment and Tories really do not go hand in hand. Even when they try to do something good, like solar panels, they end up choosing the wrong locations or fluffing up the whole process! So it’s, sadly, no surprise to read that the Conservative government […]

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Deputy Chairman of UKIP Peterborough, who was recently reported in the Peterborough Telegraph after being suspended for “speaking out against elements of racism, cronyism, corruption and hypocrisy in our party” – has now published a hard hitting letter in response and published it on Facebook. In the letter he has claimed: UKIP is in a […]

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Lib Dems Launch Consultation on #Brexit

by Cllr Darren Fower on 27 September, 2016

I was pleased to see that the Liberal Democrats have become the first political party to launch a national consultation exercise on the impact of Brexit on local communities. Lib Dems will be contacting businesses, health and educational institutions and civil society organisations in their constituencies to discuss their Brexit concerns. This Tory Brexit Government are […]

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Tories plan to remove residents to then house local homeless!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 26 September, 2016

  I had to read an article in the Peterborough Telegraph that covered the increasing issue of local homeless families, twice! Why? Well, at the end it stated that the Tory controlled City Council “… is now preparing to sign a deal with estate agents Stef and Philips Ltd which has bought 74 properties from […]

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The Tory government’s controversial welfare reform bill proposes to slash £30 a week – or over £1,500 year – from the benefits of ill and disabled people who have been found unfit for work. Speaking in the House of Lords during a debate on the bill, the crossbench peer Lady Grey-Thompson said: “It almost feels […]

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At a meeting of the Council’s Planning and Environmental Protection Committee (06/09/2016) the planning application for a Micro Pub at Storrington Way, in Werrington, was given the go ahead by councillors. The proposal was as follows: Change of use from A3 to A4 (Drinking Establishment) specifically a Micro Pub. Refurbishment of vacant shop unit, installation of internal […]

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So it’s been reported in the local media, that the Tory controlled City Council have announced the intention to fine people caught illegally cycling in Bridge Street. Apparently, there’ll be a “… a zero tolerance approach when council officers receive new powers, currently used by the police, to hand out fixed penalty notices of £50….” Is it […]

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If you live in or around the Manor Drive area of Gunthorpe, you’ll no doubt have heard or seen about the recent fire that occurred down Norwood Lane, after fly-tipping items caught fire. The issue of fly-tipping along this stretch of road is not a new one. In fact it made the headlines in a […]

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