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How can we attract more school governors?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 31 January, 2016

At a recent scrutiny committee meeting, the issue of school governors arose (once more) and the need to attract more people from varying backgrounds. I’ve previously served as a governor, so am fully aware of the importance and responsibilities the role requires. Playing a guiding role in the early years of local school children has […]

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Large scale maintenance at Cuckoo’s Hollow

by Cllr Darren Fower on 26 January, 2016

Cuckoos Hollow is popular with plenty of people, and enjoys a variety of wildlife. The green open space, located in Werrington, has a picturesque lake, that is fed by Werrington Brook and flows into Car Dyke, ultimately being part of the River Welland catchment. Hopefully, now its set to be even better, as large scale maintenance is […]

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Do you know what electoral ward you’ll be in?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 24 January, 2016

Residents of Manor Drive, in Gunthorpe, have raised the issue of the footpath they use, becoming so flooded, that recently it became impassable, forcing them to cross the Parkway instead, in order to reach the other side of the A15. The footpath runs adjacent to the Parkway and Manor Drive, and both myself and Cllr Davidson […]

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Keeping an eye on Ainsdale Drive footpath

by Cllr Darren Fower on 16 January, 2016

Local residents living along Ainsdale Drive had to wait a little longer than others to finally get their footpath resurfaced, but after lots of emails and communication, the work took place at the end of 2015. And I of course welcome that this is the case, BUT…………….! The other day I was down at Ainsdale Drive […]

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You’ve no doubt read about the serious issues relating to recent flooding around the UK recently? That made me think, I wonder if people know about the flood map service offered by the Environment Agency? Basically, most areas in the city are pretty safe from flooding from rivers, the real threat in Peterborough is from […]

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SWNG FOCUS 99 is now on-line!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 14 January, 2016

The latest South Werrington and North Gunthorpe FOCUS newsletter is now available for people to read on-line! We’ve just reached edition 99, which means 280,000 copies have been delivered over the years throughout the area! The newsletter, that provides over 6,400 residents in the Werrington South electoral ward with news/updates from myself, Cllr Davidson and […]

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A couple of months ago I spoke with a local businessman, who told me he was intending to stand for the local Labour Party in Peterborough, in the area known as Dogsthorpe. I obviously pointed out he’d be better off standing for the Peterborough Liberal Democrats and then asked a few other questions, the answers […]

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According to the 2011 census for Peterborough, there were nearly 5,000 local citizens who were aged between 16 and 17 years old. I imagine the number is now OVER the 5k mark? Many local 16 – 17 year olds are likely to still be in education, but may be working full time, possibly part time, […]

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More motorbike problems along local footpaths!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 11 January, 2016

I’ve been contacted by local residents who report witnessing motorcycles making use of footpaths in the local area. Seems two young males have decided to start riding along footpaths around Werrington Meadow, and along paths near to Ambleside Gardens, Campbell Drive, Larkspur Walk, Wisteria Way etc One resident told me they’d been out walking their […]

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