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What’s this about then? Pavement parking is a problem for a range of people; wheelchair users, people pushing prams, those unsure on their feet, those who’s jobs involve delivering and of course for those who rely on guide dogs. So isn’t it time we took some action to help ensure the safety of these people? […]

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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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What’s this about then? You may have read in the local media recently,  that a 3 year old suffered the injuries on Cleveland Court outside Gunthorpe Primary School, after being struck by a car? What does Darren think? I think this is not a new issue, and it’s getting worse, with more and more cars on […]

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What’s this to do with? It’s to do with the the St Michael’s Gate issue, whereby the Tory controlled Council has done a deal, which will see local families and individuals forced out their homes, in order to provide temporary accommodation for the homeless. If you are one of the few unfamiliar with this ongoing […]

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What is it? #VisitMyMosque day is a national initiative facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and its affiliates, where mosques across the UK organise open days, inviting in their neighbours for tea, biscuits, cakes and an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship. Aims of the initiative […]

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What’s this to do with? Ahead of a recent meeting of Full Council at the Town Hall, local campaigners and residents of St Michael’s Gate, Parnwell, said it was time Councillor, David Seaton, Conservative Cabinet Member for Resources and Digital Peterborough, should stand down, following the disastrous agreement between the City Council and Stef & […]

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What’s this to do with? Last year, the housing charity Shelter claimed that there were 600 homeless people living in Peterborough. You might also remember reading the reports in the Peterborough Telegraph, about the increase in homelessness cases being dealt with by the City Council, which had seen families moved into the Travelodge? The knee […]

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Best ever year for Lib Dems in local authority by-elections!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 22 December, 2016

What are you talking about? This month has seen Liberal Democrats win another three council by-election victories with huge swings from the Conservatives – securing the party’s best ever year for by-election gains. On top of the Richmond Park by-election, the Liberal Democrats have gained 31 seats in local authorities across the country this year. How is […]

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The background…. A few weeks ago, one local resident launched an on-line petition, via the popular platform Change.org in response to the #StMichaelsGateSAGA that has been making the headlines in recent weeks. Within days, hundreds of local people supported it and the last time I checked the petition, well over 1400 had added their support! Then what happened […]

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What happened…? Whilst at the Job Centre in Peterborough, I recently had a chat with representatives from Travelchoice who were promoting their organisation, but also offering local job seekers the chance to receive a voucher to exchange for a free mega-rider. Why is it a good thing? People who are looking for work are often operating […]

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