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Archive for the ‘Culture and Leisure’ Category

What’s this to do with then? Each year, the Peterborough Liberal Democrats undertake an on-line resident survey, enabling local people to give a quick and simple response on a range of community topics! As youth facilities are often something that residents on the doorstep regularly raise with us, we asked the question “Do you think […]

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This year, my colleagues and I were elected the first ever city councillors for the newly created electoral ward of Gunthorpe, as a result of the Electoral Commission who decided to merge parts of the previous wards of Werrington South and Paston. In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson’s Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Gunthorpe like […]

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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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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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Residents now only have a couple of weeks left to have their say on the Tory controlled city councils plans on library services in Peterborough which will see all ten libraries stay open for longer using self-service technology. To take the survey NOW – simply CLICK HERE! The new system will use Open+ self-service technology, […]

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Councils can apply to the War memorial Trust for grants towards the conservation and repair of local memorials. The trust administers grants across the UK, and information on eligibility on its website. In additional, money is available to help conserve, repair and protect First World Ward memorials and burial sites across the UK and overseas. […]

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YOU may have read recently that the Conservative controlled City Council are looking at making savings throughout the services and the facilities they provide? One of their suggestions relates to the provision of bowls clubs. The bods at the Town Hall claim a saving of £36,000 has been budgeted for these closures. YOU might like to […]

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Read the @VivacityPboro presentation on @SlideShare

by Cllr Darren Fower on 28 October, 2014

Vivacity is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. They basically manage the most popular culture and leisure facilities, that a few years ago Peterborough City Council did. Given that the Tory controlled City Council are now looking to make extra savings, we thought that it would be worth asking Kevin Tighe, CEO of Vivacity […]

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A recent article in the Peterborough Telegraph claimed action “…needs to be taken to protect Peterborough’s revamped city centre from the destructive actions of skateboarders..” However, local LIB DEM ward councillor for South Werrington and North Gunthorpe has said he is not surprised by the latest complaints, as he highlighted the issue over 6 years ago! […]

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Norwood School Community Field Play Field Locked All Summer?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 18 August, 2012

Residents living in and around the community field, located to the rear of Norwood School, have complained to local LIB DEM ward councillor, Darren Fower, that the gates to the field have been locked all summer, preventing them and their children from enjoying the facility during the summers months. Commenting, Darren explained: “Residents have raised […]

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