Council completes senior management restructure saving £500,000

The Council has now announced that  a restructure of Peterborough City Council’s senior management team has now been completed. The council’s Employment Committee met last Thursday (12 February 2015) and interviewed for the four new posts which form part of the new structure. As a result, the city council has announced that the following people will take up the new posts from Monday 2 March 2015: Wendi Ogle-Welbourn has been appointed Corporate Director: People and Communities with a salary of £135,000. The role is the result of a merger of the three existing director roles of Executive Director of Children’s Services, Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health and Director for Communities, resulting in[…]

£390,000 written off by Tory controlled Peterborough City Council!

According to a report in the Telegraph, Peterborough City Council, which is run by the Conservatives, and in recent months has complained that a lack of funds is their reason for closing or ceasing a range of services, has now written off more than £390,000 in uncollected debts! In the article it stated: “These include £10,000, which the council says was owed by Cambridgeshire County Council relating to children’s services, and there are two sums – £84.81 and £11,546.08 – alleged to be owed by Peterborough College of Adult Education.” Ironically, the Tories seem to be blaming “failed firms” citing example like the owners of Cafe Lemon, in Bridge Street, who[…]

Ofsted Report says, #Peterborough “pupils attending a good or better primary school, is well below average.”

Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, have now published their latest Local authority school improvement inspection report for Peterborough. The Tory controlled City Council are focusing, unsurprisingly, on the report’s mention that attempts for improvement in Peterborough are considered as being “effective”, BUT, what they are neglecting to address publicly is the heavy criticism made in relation to most of the actual targets and standards that pupils should be reaching or receiving. For example, inspectors pointed out that whilst the local authority had some “ambitious” plans to improve standards, “..the extent to which each school must contribute ….is not spelled out clearly and specifically in the council’s strategic[…]

We’re looking 4 a candidate 2 stand in #Orton with #Hampton in May local elections! @Hampton_Gazette

If you’re someone who is fed up with seeing little or no action taken, on the community problems that matter to you and your neighbours, then maybe it’s time you stood for election to become a Councillor for the Orton and Hampton area? According to the 2011 Census data for the area, the total population for Orton and Hampton is 13,660, with 4,034 under the voting age of 18, leaving 9,626 people of voting age in the area! (To register your interest to become a City Councillor for the Orton and Hampton area, please CLICK HERE!) The defending councillor is a Tory lady called Sheila Scott OBE, who has been heavily criticised[…]