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What’s this to do with? The Tory Government is considering bringing back grammar schools. They’ve confirmed that such reforms could include allowing Free Schools to introduce academic selection. I ran a poll…. I ran a Twitter poll and 73% of respondents said that they thought the idea was not a good one. What does Darren […]

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What’s this about then? The City Council has put together an Environment Action Plan, which includes a section entitled Sustainable Transport, declaring they want: “A pedestrian, public transport and cycle first city and 90% of all journeys will be zero emission.” Problem is, their own research shows: 68% of council employees do NOT travel to work […]

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What’s this to do with? Basically, the council has a legal duty to publish certain announcements and decisions in local newspapers. In this year’s Budget proposal document, the Tory controlled City Council announced that they intended to reduce the size of these adverts, for example by removing the council logo, which they claim will reduce […]

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What’s this to do with? At a meeting of the Council’s Children and Education Scrutiny Committee, on which I sit on as the Lib Dem rep, we were told that, the new secondary schools at Hampton Gardens and Paston Reserve “…would provide a buffer to the additional capacity required in the City.” The report also […]

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What about another light for Tudor Close?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 2 May, 2017

What’s this to do with? I have been contacted by two residents who live in the cul-de-sac, Tudor Close, that is often missed by most as they travel along Hallfields Lane, about the possibility of an additional street light being installed somewhere at the entrance end. What does Darren think? Presently, there are three lights […]

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Time to stop sending out post to councillors?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 28 April, 2017

What’s this to do with? Now that we are in the new financial year, no doubt the Tories at the Town Hall will again be looking to make savings and efficiencies a.k.a cuts to services? So here’s one suggestion, is it time for the the Council to stop sending out post to councillors, instead arguing […]

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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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Labour is failing young people in Peterborough on Brexit

by Cllr Darren Fower on 14 April, 2017

What’s this about then? Young people in Peterborough are being robbed of opportunities by the Government’s push for a hard Brexit and Labour is failing to stand up for them. What does Darren think? Young people in Peterborough are seeing their future opportunities robbed from them by this Government’s drive for a hard Brexit. Many […]

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What’s this about? Basically, since the Gunthorpe Primary School came under the newly created electoral ward of Gunthorpe last year, myself and colleagues have received constant complaints regarding poor parking in and around the area. As a result, the school has recently sent out this statement: “We are disappointed to have received a number of complaints from local residents regarding […]

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