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[…]

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[…]

Ambulance on a city street

Next @ATHENECOMMS debate – future of the NHS

With the general election taking place in May, people are beginning to weigh up all the options for where their vote will go. A BBC/Populus poll has recently suggested the NHS is the most important issue to be covered by the news ahead of the election. Never a company to sit on the sidelines, Athene Communications has organised a debate event (March 24) to discuss the controversial issue of the future of the NHS. This follows previous successful debates on press freedom (at the time of the Leveson Inquiry) and on Peterborough’s environmental aspirations in a time of austerity. The debate will take place on Tuesday 24th March at the[…]

Nominations open for Peterborough’s first Civic Awards

Do you know a young person who has gone out of their way to help someone in their community? Or perhaps you know someone who volunteers their time to bring the community together? Peterborough City Council has launched its new Civic Awards to recognise residents, groups, organisations and businesses who have made a real difference to their local community.  The city council is asking people to nominate individuals or groups they think deserve to be recognised for their efforts and achievements. The categories for the awards are as follows: Young Person Lifetime Achievement Community Involvement Business Environment Contribution to Art and Culture Contribution to Sport Anyone can nominate a resident,[…]

Why are we striking? Branch Secretary from UNISON gives some reasons! @PeterboroughCC

You may have recently read that 3 local government trade unions, UNISON, GMB and Unite, along with the National Union of Teachers (NUT), had voted in favour of holding a one-day strike on Thursday 10 July 2014? Obviously, the Tory controlled City Council have been pretending that all is well and that it makes no difference, so we thought we’d ask one of those people involved! Rona Hendry, Branch Secretary, UNISON, told us: “Not only am I a UNISON full time official but am employed by Peterborough City Council and as a resident of this city, I really value the local services I get! That is why I am asking[…]

FIRST EVER Peterborough Portuguese Festival taking place this month! @BBCCambs

Singing, dancing, wine, cheese and a host of other delicacies will be on offer at Peterborough’s first ever Portuguese Festival this month. The two-day festival on Saturday 19 July and Sunday 20 July 2014 will feature a packed programme of events and arts and crafts stalls and will be an opportunity for the city’s 20,000 Portuguese residents to celebrate their heritage and share their traditions with the wider Peterborough community. The Portuguese community is the latest to add a festival to the city’s calendar of events following on from the successful Latvian and Diwali festivals and the Italian Festival which happens each September. Paulo Batista, from the Portuguese community, said:[…]

Peterborough gears up for Pearl Izumi Tour Series return

The Pearl Izumi Tour Series will race back into Peterborough this summer, as the city welcomes the return of Britain’s leading cycle race Series on Tuesday 20 May. Round three of the unique, team-based series will again take place in the heart of the city centre, using the same clockwise circuit that was popular with spectators on previous visits to Peterborough. Britain’s leading male cyclists will be in action and the women’s Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series will also be showcased to celebrate the return of elite cycling to the city. Annette Joyce, Head of Commercial Operations at Peterborough City Council, said: “I am delighted that once again Peterborough will[…]

Stop ‘the brown bin tax’ – say local LIB DEMS!

Lib Dem campaigners had members of the public running up to their stall in Cathedral Square on Saturday 1st March, as their petition to “Save our *free* Brown Bins” proved very popular. Even Peterborough residents without gardens who don’t use the brown bins, and those who could afford to pay the annual charge the Tory-led administration want to impose, still really want the Council to keep Free Brown Bins for everyone – they want to maximize composting of garden waste and to invest in our environment. Perversely, Peterborough City Council wants to save money on Brown bin collections in their Budget for 2014/15, but these so-called savings could disappear if the effect is that people put their compostable waste into their free Black bin instead – creating[…]

Carol singers invited to celebrate Christmas at City Market

Peterborough City Market is inviting carol singers and choirs to join in with a packed programme of festive events and activities this Christmas. Schools and organisations with carol singers, groups and choirs are being asked to help spread Christmas cheer with performances at the market throughout December. Performers will be able to collect for school projects, charities and other local causes whilst entertaining shoppers with seasonal songs. Steve Woolley, Market Manager at Peterborough City Council, said: “Our festive programme is really beginning to take shape with lots for shoppers to enjoy including a decorative Christmas lights and tree display and a special hamper give-away. “Carol singers really add to the[…]