Gunthorpe Ward: Safer Peterborough Speed Signs (Councillor Bond)

FANTASTIC NEWS FOR GUNTHORPE RESIDENTS!  Like many wards in Peterborough and of course all over the world, Gunthorpe is faced with the many motorists which deem it appropriate to SPEED. One of my first pieces of casework when I was elected back in May 2016; was the implementation of the 30mph speed limit signs at the beginning of Manor Drive (See Below). Manor Drive is a fast growing estate in Gunthorpe, located adjacent to Paston Parkway…however despite the speeding it was yet to have any speed provisions implemented. Before Christmas, Manor Drive was lucky enough to receive Speed Bumps as an extra provision to help tackle the on going issues[…]

#RunawayHorses : Update

Do you live in Gunthorpe, Drive through Gunthorpe or Live Locally?  Have you noticed the Mischievous Horses that keep escaping on to Manor Drive and Paston Parkway? You may have seen my previous posts in regards to the #RunawayHorses. Whilst out and about in the ward last year I was stunned to find a Horse wandering around on Paston Parkway towards the centre of the Gunthorpe Roundabout ( You can read the original post on my Facebook Page or Blog by looking for #RunawayHorses). Luckily on this occasion along with other residents I managed to bring the Horse to safety and reunite the Horse with it’s owner. However unfortunately, even though[…]

St George’s Community Hydrotherapy Pool

St Georges Community Hydrotherapy Pool  Back in December I was lucky enough to be asked to visit St George’s Community Hydrotherapy Pool by the lovely Karen Oldale. I of course graciously accepted this invitation. Upon my visit, I invited a fellow Liberal Democrat to accompany me. Although I had family members that had made use of the pool through their careers; I hadn’t visited myself before. When we arrived we were very warmly welcomed by the whole team and were provided with Lovely Blue Shoe Covers (Ha Ha). We were then taken on a tour by the Lovely Robert and Karen who explained the ins and outs of the pool![…]

“We Feel Trapped In Our Own Homes” Says Peterborough Resident

Residents of Cleveland Court and The Pentlands Residents are seeing significant issues during school times; along with many other residents in Gunthorpe/Werrington and Peterborough. As you all probably already know, I have been working closely with the Local Primary Schools to try and help tackle/ease the ongoing parking issues we have during Pickup and Drop Off times. After various Facebook Posts and Blog Posts (Click to Remind Yourself) I had been contacted by various residents of both of these streets and many others . The Residents are sadly being made to feel ‘Trapped’ in their own homes and fear for their safety ( in the case of an emergency) during[…]

Has the Theatre been SOLD

  A decision on whether to give planning permission to convert the Broadway Theatre into 67 apartments has been delayed.   Why? More money is being asked for or as the building already been SOLD A new decision date has not yet been decided. The application includes proposals for two retail units and car parking spaces, The future of the iconic theatre on Broadway remains uncertain.  

SAFER PARKING UPDATE (GUNTHORPE)

Do you live in Gunthorpe? Does your Child or a Family Member attend NORWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL,GUNTHORPE PRIMARY SCHOOL or WELBOURNE PRIMARY SCHOOL? You may have seen my previous facebook posts regarding the work I have been doing with the LOCAL Primary Schools. If you haven’t DON’T PANIC! You can update yourself by clicking the link above…or reading my previous blog posts. Since my last post there has been many updates in regards to all THREE of the Schools. Firstly Norwood… Norwood is the last of the three schools to be provided with the safer parking banner after my request. The reason for this is up until the last Full Council Meeting[…]

Curbing Graffiti Issues

Graffiti is an issue City Wide but it is becoming a BIG ISSUE in our ward (Gunthorpe). Most of the electric boxes now have Graffiti.. Most of the Graffiti is untasteful and includes the use of Crude language. Not only does this look unappealing; it’s terrible that everyone (especially Children) are having to be exposed to that kind of language. This is Vandalism…not ART. Although I have reported every case I have come across to Peterborough City Council  and they are removing what they can… it is SADLY never too long before the Graffiti reappears. I have since been approached by individuals in our Local Community who have suggested that[…]

Liberal Democrat barn dance

Peterborough Lib Dems going to a dance

Peterborough Liberal Democrats are holding a fund-raising barn dance on Friday 22 January in St Marks Church Hall, Lincoln Road, Peterborough. The event starts at 7:30 pm and the ticket price of £12 (£10 each for two or more) includes a fish and chip supper. Music will be provided by local band Kelly’s Eye. It is the second time the party locally has organised such a dance. Campaigns chairman Mike Holland said: “We had a barn dance a couple of years ago and although some of us – like me – with ‘two left feet’ were a bit dubious it turned out to be a great evening. So now we’ve[…]

New sculpture erected outside the City Hospital

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is housing a new sculpture which is on loan from the Peterborough Sculpture Trust and the Methodist Publishing House. Angela Broekhuizen, Associate Director – Projects at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “The ‘Body Mind and Spirit’ sculpture has a symbolic representation of three blades with a plough at its base and represents care given by people to nurture, to enable potential realised, and to feed not just the body but the mind and spirit of others.” It takes pride of place outside the main entrance of the city hospital. Stephen Broadbent,public artist and creator of the sculpture said: ” I’m[…]

Recent media job losses are bad for local culture

Local Liberal Democrats have said that the latest news of job losses, which will see Anglia Tonight’s office in Peterborough close, is yet another blow, on the back of the Herald and Post closure, to the city’s culture: Even though the company have sent a letter to employees, in which it is reported to have stated, that “..the quality of local news will not be damaged…”, local Liberal Democrats are not so sure. Commenting, Lib Dem deputy group leader on the City Council, Cllr Darren Fower, told us: “The element of the media is integral to a healthy pluralist society and the influence the surrounding area and the important role[…]