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![…]

Rogue Meat from company in #HamptonVale

Dutch Bangla Direct Ltd  are accused of selling over 100 tonnes of the low-cost white meat to takeaways and shops. A court heard the con-trick netted the now defunct meat wholesaler company a whopping £250,000 in profit. Trading Standards discovered the alleged fraud during an investigation into the national horse meat scandal in 2013. The firm’s boss Mahmudur Rohman, (46), of Rothbart Way, Peterborough has now gone on trial with three other men at Leicester Crown Court. How can a company be hoodwinked into believing Turkey is lamb? to bulk up the quantity the supplier as come up with what they thought was a a solution to not only reduce[…]

Who pays for this costly clean up

Will the company be responsible for the clean up ? Fire crews say a chemical has been spilt but it is unknown what at this time. A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 12.03pm to concern of the welfare of four people following a ‘harmful substance incident. “The ambulance service sent two ambulances, two ambulance officers and a hazardous area response team. “Three patients have been discharged at the scene. The fourth has suffered a back injury after fainting and is likely to be taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.” Gosmoor Lane, Wisbech end, is currently closed due to the ‘multi[…]

Cash Strapped Peterborough City Council Assets SOLD

The cash-strapped council, which is currently tackling a £28 million deficit, agreed the sale of both assets through an auction on Tuesday. Discussions are now taking place with the buyers to finalise the sales before April The Pyramid Centre is a retail unit which contains The Oxcart pub, Premier Late Shop, two takeaways and two buildings leased to Bretton Parish Council. What about the local residents and the elderly, retired population who relied on the  convenience store as losing it would be a “huge problem for the elderly people who live nearby.” what is now going to happen to them being non drivers having no amenities to do their daily[…]

Pyramid Centre to be Sold

The site in North Bretton consists of six commercial retail units, a pub and a car park, and one of the tenants is Bretton Parish Council which has an office there. It was due to be sold before March 2018 but this date has now been brought forward The council said it was not prepared to commit to the necessary reinvestment of the site, and that on expiry of the existing leases “there is no guarantee too that the council will be able to re-let.” The council said the expected sale price of between £250,000 and £500,000 will be reinvested in public services. That remains to be seen other historical[…]

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[…]

What do YOU think of the LATEST announcement Re: North Westgate?

As far back as 2012, there have been reports of delays regarding the development of North Westgate and the long-standing plans to redevelop this area of Peterborough. Now, an announcement by Peter Breach, Chairman of Hawksworth Securities plc, has informed city councillors that they will be submitting a planning application for the development later this spring. According to the update, the company’s vision is to: “….. create a new regional leisure quarter in the centre of Peterborough, featuring an attractive piazza and multiplex cinema. These will be surrounded by restaurants, shops, bars and a food hall with a community of apartments and offices above.” To find out more about the plans please visit: www.north-westgate.com One early[…]