Bus shelters for sale? #ManorDrive

by Cllr Darren Fower on 8 December, 2016

What’s the background? So basically, residents who live along Manor Drive, and the roads leading off from it, have been asking us when they can expect to have a bus service? At present, residents have to make their way across the Paston Parkway, to get the Number 2, either from Gunthorpe Ridings or on Coniston […]

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“What’s up then? Some great work by the Peterborough Telegraph has shown that Stef & Philips, one of two firms behind the eviction of a number of tenants from 74 homes in St Michael’s Gate, asked the council to bump up the money it should pay from £966,338 to £983,675 per year. Read the full […]

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What’s the news? Are you one of the residents who signed up to what many describe as the Tory Brown Bin Tax service? If so, I thought you might like to know, that despite you paying extra, the service will be reduced for the next two months! Why have the Council done this? Well according […]

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What’s this about then? At a recent meeting of the Creating Opportunities and Tackling Inequalities Scrutiny Committee, a report was presented to myself and other councillors which stated: “During the summer holidays of 2016, 600 In Year applications were made for a school place. Of these 56% were new to Peterborough (ie from overseas or […]

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The 107th edition of the Gunthorpe FOCUS Newsletter will be going to print shortly and will then be delivered by volunteers and ward councillors. To read it simply TAP the image below or visit the link at the bottom of the page! The local Lib Dem FOCUS Team make sure that ALL 3,830 properties in the […]

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So what happened? Resident’s living in the Brookside cul-de-sac, just off Fulbridge Road, in Werrington, recently received a letter from the City Council asking their views on the idea of introducing a parking permit scheme. What do I think? Let me be clear from the offset, I dislike the parking permit schemes, as a) I don’t think […]

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One thing that I’ve learned from my years in local politics is that Tories love to leak things when they are having a go at another Tory! For example, I remember when Marco Cereste was looking to become Leader of the City Council a few years ago, and one Tory provocateur (under a pseudonym of course) […]

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You may have already read about this via the Peterborough Telegraph website, but just in case you haven’t, I thought it was worth letting you know….. given you are the tax payers! What’s happened then? Basically, Steven Pilsworth, the finance director at Conservative controlled Peterborough City Council has had his salary increased to £97,869, a […]

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The City Council has launched its budget consultation and say that they want “… to hear the opinions of all residents, partner organisations, businesses and other interested parties as part of the budget-setting process.” Therefore, I thought, given resident generally have lots of good ideas, I’d see if you have any that could help save […]

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What’s the triple lock thingy then? Liberal Democrats, whilst in coalition government, successfully campaigned and introduced the ‘triple lock’ on pensions, so that the state pension rises every year in line with wages, prices or 2.5% – whichever is highest. Why did you do that then? It was promised it in our 2010 manifesto and […]

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