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Parking problems for The Pentlands people

by Cllr Darren Fower on 30 July, 2016

I’ve been contacted again by people living along The Pentlands in Gunthorpe, relating to the people parking inconsiderately during drop off and collection school times. A couple of the resident have even said that they have seen people drive over front lawns and block the entrance to driveways. To view the location in question on […]

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A resident of Swale Avenue in Gunthorpe has has asked about the idea of widening the Hallfields Lane/Paston Ridings junction, or if it is possible to introduce junction mirrors, as it’s considered to be a trouble spot for traffic. View the location on Google Maps! The junction is certainly a bit of a tester, but, […]

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Micropub plan for Storrington Way……. #HaveYaSay

by Cllr Darren Fower on 26 July, 2016

Plans have now been submitted for a Micro Pub on‎ Storrington Way‬. There has so far been a mixed response from residents living in and around the area. Some in favour other against. If you would like to submit your comments or view in this application, IT ONLY TAKES two seconds! Simply VISIT HERE! To […]

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I’ve recently had the pleasure of becoming a School Governor at Gunthorpe Primary School, and following my first meeting, I have to say I am encouraged by the commitment and ideas shown by other members of the board. I’ve been a governor before at Ken Stimpson, and earlier in the year, at a committee meeting, […]

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Gunthorpe Ridings needs road safety measures ASAP!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 22 July, 2016

You may have read recently about the sad news of a 5 year old local boy, who as a result of a traffic accident on Gunthorpe Ridings, was described as having “life changing injuries.” Following the incident I was contacted by several local residents, including the Mr Frank Murphy, who had stood as a Conservative […]

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Again this summer, I’ve received a couple of complaints from residents in parts of the Gunthorpe area, about motorcycles speeding around the area and even travelling along some footpaths. I must say that for all my years representing this area, I’ve never personally seen a police motorcyclist patrolling the area. Have you? The reason I […]

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Beware of garden crime!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 3 May, 2016

Myself and the local Lib Dem FOCUS Team, have been out and about a lot in recent weeks! And, with the good weather months soon to be upon us, have noted one or two gardens that are unsecured, which reminds us to ask local residents to be mindful of crime when designing or maintaining their front […]

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Council money woes …….. will continue!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 3 May, 2016

Over the last couple of years, myself and Cllr Nick Sandford have been part of a ‘cross party budget working group’ at the council. The group has had the challenge of overseeing the planned budget cuts by the Tory-controlled council. Over the past years, the Tories have lost money gambling with Icelandic Banks, they’ve spent millions on vanity […]

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The Liberal Democrats have certainly got a lot of stick for taking part in the coalition government between 2010 and 2015, but, it was certainly not all bad! Especially when it comes to providing support for schools like Norwood, Gunthorpe, Werrington and Welbourne Primary Schools! The other year I was appointed to a special group at […]

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#ManorDrive 30 mph speed limits signs request

by Cllr Darren Fower on 2 May, 2016

Recently, myself and the local Lib Dem Focus Team were out down at Manor Drive, Gunthorpe, and spoken with residents about a range of concerns they have regarding the local area. One of the issues that was raised, related to the speeding, especially as you make your way in from the Paston Parkway. I myself was […]

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