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What’s this about then? On the Thursday 4th May 2017, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayoral election will be taking place. According to research and reports, it is thought more than 70% of young voters chose to remain in the EU. Realising that there are also people living in our city, from countries in Europe, working hard, […]

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New LED lights throughout Gunthorpe by end of February 2018

by Cllr Darren Fower on 23 April, 2017

What’s this about then? Local residents have recently contacted my colleagues and I, about when our local area (Gunthorpe Ward including parts of Werrington) will finally have all the street lights updated to the LED style lamps? Council Officers at the Town Hall have now confirmed that all lights should have LED lights installed by […]

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These evil criminals don’t represent Islam!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 22 April, 2017

What’s this about then? At a recent meeting of Full Council, Labour Councillor, Ansar Ali, put forward a motion that requested Peterborough City Council call upon the support of our city’s two members of Parliament, to urge our government to increase its efforts to: Quell the increasing public climate of hate and fear; Condemn Islamophobia and all […]

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Peterborough Council is in debt to the tune of ……..?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 21 April, 2017

What’s this to do with? As detailed in the Council’s budget consultation document earlier in the year, their total net budget for 2016/17 was £163.4 million. Now in recent times, I’ve noticed whilst discussing budgets etc that senior Tories have avoided mentioning the very basic point of “what we actually owe” – So I thought […]

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What’s this to do with? You may have heard about the Tory controlled City Council’s controversial plans to evict residents from 74 properties in St Michael’s Gate, Parnwell? Therefore at a previous meeting of Full Council, I questioned the Conservative controlled administration as to their reasoning behind it? Could the relevant Cabinet Member, please explain […]

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What’s this to do with? At the latest meeting of Full Council, city councillors gave their support to a new Environment Action Plan (EAP). Seems the previous plan adopted April 2014, expired at the end of 2016. The City Council says that this is a vision of a sustainable world where people lead healthy, happy […]

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What’s this to do with? Previously, I was contacted by people living along Malvern Road, who said they were concerned by an increase in traffic and speeding traffic. As a result, I raised the issue with the Tory Cabinet Member for Communities and Environment Capital, at a formal meeting of Full Council. Residents living in Malvern […]

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What’s this about then? A recent report by the Local Government Association showed that council referrals of potential victims of modern slavery, criminal gangs exploiting vulnerable workers living in squalor and on scandalous wages, have soared by 78%. Councils and fire and rescue services have taken part in major operations to rescue workers being paid as […]

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What’s this to do with? Well the area, popularly known as Manor Drive, is presently experiencing a high volume of development. In recent times, due to shortages in school places locally, the Tories at the Town, announced they’d be scrapping previously agreed affordable housing, in order to agree to build a new primary and secondary school, […]

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Council admits to flooding concerns in our city……….

by Cllr Darren Fower on 15 April, 2017

What’s this about then? Peterborough City Council have admitted that in our city the “existing drainage network struggles to cope with short durations of intense rainfall.” The disclosure was made in their Local Plan document. The Council also states on their website that there is a “risk of both foul and surface water flooding during times of heavy […]

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