Council decision to extend cycle ban is simply undemocratic!

by Cllr Darren Fower on October 31, 2014

You may remember that the Tory controlled city council held a “consultation” on banning cyclists from riding along Bridge Street in the city centre during Sundays, during July and August? A total of 200 responses were submitted from individuals and organisations. Of these 200 responses, 167 were against extending the restrictions and 22 in favour, with 11 people making […]

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Q: What’s greener than a Lib Dem? A: @GreenLibDems :)

by Cllr Darren Fower on October 30, 2014

There’s a few local members in Peterborough who are also active in the Green Liberal Democrats, and the other year they held their AGM in the city. Now even though the Liberal Democrats continue to have the strongest green polices, compared to the Torries or Labour, some people do not realise that our guys in Westminster have […]

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From Friday 31st of October, Chief Executive of Peterborough City Council, Gillian Beasley will be in Morocco! Q: Why? Well, Gillian is very kindly helping support the charity I work for, Spina bifida • Hydrocephalus • Information • Networking • Equality – Shine, as part of the Chairman’s Challenge, which has been led by local businessman and […]

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Did you know UnitingCare Partnership has been selected as the Preferred Bidder to improve older people’s healthcare and adult community services across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and parts of Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire? Don’t worry you’re not the only one! UnitingCare Partnership is a consortium of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust with Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. […]

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Read the @VivacityPboro presentation on @SlideShare

by Cllr Darren Fower on October 28, 2014

Vivacity is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. They basically manage the most popular culture and leisure facilities, that a few years ago Peterborough City Council did. Given that the Tory controlled City Council are now looking to make extra savings, we thought that it would be worth asking Kevin Tighe, CEO of Vivacity […]

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Q: The Triple what?? I hear some of you saying! Basically, it’s just a term for system introduced thanks to the Liberal Democrats. It’s full name is the Triple Lock guarantee. It provides a guarantee that pensions WILL increase with inflation, earnings OR 2.5 per cent – whichever is highest. So as recent figures showed below […]

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You may or may not have heard that come 2016, there will be an ALL OUT election for city councillors in Peterborough? During 2014, the Electoral Commission have been undertaking a “consultation” to see what interested parties have to say. I would add that, out of ALL the political parties in Peterborough, the Peterborough Liberal […]

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A report on the This is Money website, claims residents in Peterborough, along with areas like Newcastle-upon-Tyne and east London, “…have the highest levels of personal debt of anyone in the country…” The report states that people living in areas like Hampton, Yaxley and Whittlesey, have the highest level of personal debt per head at […]

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The Council’s just announced that they want to hear from residents on their views on polling facilities in Peterborough to “…ensure the venues are suitable for voters.” Deadline for YOUR comments is Friday 14 November, so as usual not a great deal of time from the Tory controlled city council! They Council claim they are doing […]

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Shock horror! It tunrs out if cars drive slower in built up areas or when passing schools, it makes it a safer place …………… who’d have thought, eh? The news comes after a research review on September 28th 2014 led by Dr Jo Cairns from Durham University that concluded 20mph zones and limits effectively improve public […]

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