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Google hangout could save PCC and local schools £’s

by Cllr Darren Fower on 24 May, 2017

What’s this to do with? There’s been a lot of talk about schools facing financial pressures and, of course, Peterborough City Council, in recent months. Sadly, the City Council and many local schools, still spend far too much time sending PDFs, “trying” to arrange meetings, acknowledging apologies and trying to get awareness for events. So, […]

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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 to do with? You know how times are tough? You know how the City Council have reduced some areas of pay for staff who work in their care services? Well, in stark contrast the Tories at the Town Hall, this year decided to give the lawyers a nice pay rise! According to the […]

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23 Senior Council Officers cost OVER £2,500,000!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 12 May, 2017

What’s this about then? The Tax Payers Alliance, have published a report that showed in 2015: 17 Council Officers received salaries in excess of £100,000 4 Council Officers received salaries in excess of £150,000 2 Council Officers received salaries in excess of £200,000 …executive salaries in many local authorities remain high, raising questions over value for money […]

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Could Peterborough City Council go bankrupt?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 10 May, 2017

What’s this to do with? As detailed in the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy, published earlier in the year, our local authority announced it faces budget gaps of between £20m to £30m each year over next 4 years! Given the council’s total net budget in 2016/17 was £163.4 million, this means cuts of up to 30% […]

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Peterborough City Council Tweeted a lie!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 8 May, 2017

What’s this about then? You may have missed this piece in the Peterborough Telegraph, as the Council (no doubt) would want as few people as possible to know about the “mistake” that they recently made. Basically, Peterborough City Council (PCC) tweeted a warning of an energy firm acting into a fraudulent manner….. However, hours later, […]

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What’s this to do with? The Conservatives have quietly published legislation that will scrap housing benefit for 18-21 year olds. So at a meeting of Full Council earlier this year, I called on the Tory leader of the City Council to write a formal letter on behalf of this authority to the Prime Minister and Secretary for […]

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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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Will YOU be taking part in the City Council’s lottery?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 25 April, 2017

What’s this to do with? Peterborough City Council announced earlier in the year that they’d be setting up a local lottery during 2017. The Council says 60% of proceeds will be used to support good causes and tickets will cost £1 with a maximum prize of £25,000. The draws will be weekly and all tickets will […]

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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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