Hackney Cab & Private Hire

ALL Drivers are issued with a badge which must be worn at all times when carrying out their duties, New Hackney and Private Hire must have: A valid driving licence Be a fit and proper person Compliant and understand the relevant laws Have a good knowledge of the Peterborough area with a good standard of driving. Ensure that their passengers are are travelling safely Critical Failure Have a health Check A requirement to display information within all licensed vehicles Introduction of three stage trigger point monitoring system for drivers. DBS   Currently, if a vehicle of the appointed age (Hackney carriage 12 years, Private hire 8 years) fails a mechanical[…]

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[…]

Minimum wage is now £6.50 – but is that enough?

Q: Did you know that; it’s 15 years since the introduction of the minimum wage, the minimum wage was originally £3.60, it has been raised 15 times since its introduction and 147 MPs voted against its introduction? So should it now be a priority for all the main political parties? Commenting, local Lib Dem councillor, Darren Fower said: “Over the last year there’s been a lot of talk about minimum and living wages, and there seems to be a difference of opinion amongst many senior politicians. “In Peterborough, we seen significant pay rises for senior council officers and the Tory administration at the Town Hall continue to enjoy additional allowances,[…]

Lib Dems in Government have helped create over 1 million new jobs! @CambsChamber

The Liberal Democrats in Government have helped create over 1 million new jobs and 1.5 million apprenticeships since 2010. We’ve done this by: Putting £5.5 billion extra into hi-tech manufacturing, science and renewable energy. Creating a £3.2 billion Regional Growth Fund to help fund growing businesses. Using £15.3 billion to improve Britain’s roads, railways and housing. Now we’re campaigning to create A Million More Jobs. How many jobs have we created in your area? Click here to find out.

The Apprentice Journey – “….on-the-job training and offer a wage…” @GBirtwistle_MP

“Apprenticeships are the way forward. They provide on-the-job training and offer a wage with a career at the end of it. There are a lot of young people under pressure to go to university and study subjects for which there is a shortage of jobs. I hope you enjoy reading some of the wonderful stories I have heard so far.” – Gordon Birtwistle MP Have a read of the document below!

“You can literally see the jobs in #Peterborough that have been created…” by the @LibDems

The recovery wouldn’t be happening without the Liberal Democrats delivering huge infrastructure projects like rolling out superfast broadband. In the next four years, 95% of homes will have access to superfast broadband. Have a look at the latest JOBS happening in Peterborough by simply CLICKING HERE!

Energy Act could be boost for Peterborough

The Energy Act, pushed through Parliament by Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey, received Royal Assent just before Christmas. The package of measures put in place by the law will support the creation of 200,000 jobs in the renewable energy sector including wind, solar and biomass. The act provides investors and industry with the confidence they need to invest in the energy sector and places a legal obligation on British governments to ensure the UK’s energy generating capacity is maintained while at the same time reducing emissions. As the UK’s aspiring ‘environment capital’, Peterborough should be well-placed to take advantage of this investment if our Tory-controlled city[…]