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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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Borrowdale Close road surface in need of some work!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 26 August, 2016

Borrowdale Close, located just off of Coniston Road, has a road surface that in my opinion needs some attention! During my visits, some of the things I’ve noticed: The entrance road markings are almost worn away. Potholes in the road, the size of my foot. Weeds making their way through the cracks and adding to […]

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St George’s Hydrotherapy Pool vs Mayor’s Car

by Cllr Darren Fower on 25 August, 2016

A recent article in the Telegraph reported that St George’s Hydrotherapy Pool, which offers valuable leisure time for those with learning and physical disabilities, is losing significant funds, including a money from Peterborough City Council, who are decreasing their £20,000 budget to zero from 2019/20. But earlier this year, the cash-strapped Tory controlled City Council in Peterborough announced […]

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Local pensioners let down by the Council and Vivacity!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 24 August, 2016

Local residents recently popped along to ward surgery to ask Cllr Bond, Cllr Davidson and myself, why Vivacity have provided no replacement bus service, after one of their drivers retired, for a service that had taken them on a weekly basis to the Regional Swimming Pool for the last 20 years. The residents are made up of […]

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Dog bins! Do you know of a location that needs one……….?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 23 August, 2016

I’m always keen to ensure that we have enough bins in the Gunthorpe area, both general and dog waste, as I am keen to ensure that the area is kept free from litter. In recent times we have seen new bins introduced to areas like the footpath that run alongside Swale Avenue, the John Clare […]

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Coniston Road Bollard is borderline pointless!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 22 August, 2016

Q: When is a bollard, not a bollard? A: When it does not serve its purpose! To view a map of the location in question please VISIT HERE! A few weeks ago I noticed that the grass area to the side of it had been churned up, and only a few days ago I witnessed […]

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At a meeting Full Council earlier this year City Councillors had the opportunity to continue the decision taken last year, following the motion I submitted, to continue the having opposition Councillors chairing the City Council’s scrutiny committees. The reason why I and others feel this is a sensible concept, is that it the role of the […]

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Last week a couple of residents contacted me to complain about the way their weekly waste had been collected. One resident from Hallfields Lane, said, “It would be nice if the bin men picked up rubbish that they leave behind and to put bins back where they found them.” If you have a similar experience […]

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Remember last year when the Tory controlled City Council announced they’d spent tens of thousands of pounds buying a plastic Christmas Tree to be erected in Cathedral Square? Remember, quite a few peeps were not happy with their taxes being spent on such a thing. The issue even made the news and caused conversation on social […]

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When I first joined the Peterborough Liberal Democrats way back in 1999, we had one Liberal Democrat city councillor, had a 6% popularity in the polls, had about £20 in the bank account and used to hold our Executive meetings in conjunction with the local Liberal Party, at the Great Northern Hotel. Fast forward to […]

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