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What’s this to do with? The English National Concessionary Travel Scheme is a national scheme by the Department for Transport in conjunction with Local Authorities. It came into affect on 1st April 2008. Those residents who are able to apply include residents who have attained the state pension age, as well as eligible disabled people, […]

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What’s this about? Over the last few years, there’s a been a number of leading people at the Town Hall who have complained about cyclists who ride on footpaths in the city. One stretch that has received a lot of attention of course is Bridge Street, outside the Town Hall, in the City Centre. The […]

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Does it take too long on the bus?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 4 May, 2017

What’s this about then? A local resident recently contacted me about the issue of how long it takes to get into town, which made me wonder what your thoughts or experiences are? The resident told me, “The bus takes 20+ minutes to get me to Queensgate. I often can’t spare that long, when the drive […]

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What’s this to do with? One of the issues that does get raised with me, not as a major priority, but more of an ongoing irritation, relates to some cyclists regularly riding on the footpath, rather than the roads. What does Darren think? As a cyclists, I cannot pretend that I have never made use […]

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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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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? 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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What’s this about then? Well recently the Peterborough Telegraph reported that a chap was driving his Ferrari 458 along Main Street, near Ufford when he hit a pothole. The £150,000 car suffered damage to its suspension and wheel, as a result the council were forced to pay £10,000 for the repairs at the Small Claims […]

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What’s this about then? Liberal Democrat councillors have long claimed that under the Tory controlled City Council, the attitude regarding travel throughout our city is the “car is king!” Well now, thanks to the published Local Plan, an official document of the local authority, it seems that officers at the Town Hall agree? In the […]

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Will we regret losing #RhubardBridge?

by Cllr Darren Fower on 29 March, 2017

What’s this about then? The Tory controlled Peterborough City Council, have announced that they intend to alter junction 18 (A47/A15), by demolishing the Rhubarb bridge. According to a Council report, it will “increase capacity and make it more accessible for pedestrians and cyclists.” Currently £2.5 million has been allocated in 2017/18 for this scheme and a […]

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