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What’s the about then? A couple of years ago, Peterborough City Council announced publicly it was introducing grey waste bins to help save the local authority money, by recycling food waste. At the time the Tories at the Town Hall claimed: It should enable the council to make savings of £300,000 a year. It would […]

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What’s this about? Earlier this year Westminster City Council announced a trial of emissions-based charging for diesel cars parking. They chose diesel cars, as they were considered to be some of the heaviest of polluting vehicles. A “polluter pays” principle will have the aim of reducing harmful vehicle emissions…..  and any money raised will be spent […]

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What’s this about? The Tory controlled City Council has now announced a daily two-man hit squad “will target areas that are consistently blighted by litter and fly-tipping” and daily street cleaning will occur in the area focused around Gladstone Street and other nearby streets with a mechanical sweeper with a driver and operative. They’ve also announced […]

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What’s this about then? According to the City Council’s Environment Capital: Action Plan, they want a “pedestrian, public transport and cycle first city and 90% of all journeys will be zero emission.” What does Darren think? I honestly don’t think that the present Tories at the Town Hall give two hoots about realistically improving cycling in […]

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Will Peterborough be ready for ULEV government targets?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 27 April, 2017

What’s the about? Government says that by 2040, every new car and van sold in the UK will have to be Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV). Now we all know that for some years now Peterborough City Council has been crowing on about becoming the Environment Capital of the UK, while at the same time reducing […]

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Will we be getting a 4 weekly bin collection service?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 26 April, 2017

What’s this to do with? At a previous meeting of Full Council, the question was asked whether or not Peterborough City Council was planning to introduce 4 weekly bin collections? In response the Cabinet Member for Waste and Street Scene, said he could “…confirm that at this moment in time this authority is not considering any plans […]

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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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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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What’s this about then? Peterborough City Council’s Environmental Services are undertaking a spring clean of Gunthorpe. The Council’s contractors will spend a couple of days, collecting rubbish and removing fly-tipping. They want to hear about any areas locally that you know need some attention? What does Darren think? I’ve sent in some suggestions, as will my colleagues […]

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We need to make the most of the Nene!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 30 March, 2017

What’s this about then? Basically, in the City Council’s recently published, and updated, Local Plan, they point out that: The River Nene is one of the city’s most important assets but it currently fails to maximise its potential for leisure and is poorly connected to other parts of the city centre. So what can we […]

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