Vandalism in Peterborough

You may have seen Peterborough Today’s recent articles regarding the extreme Vandalism at Ferry Meadows.  Sadly over the past few days there has been vandalism to the Children’s Play Areas, Trees and Memorial Benches at Ferry Meadows in Peterborough. The Vandals carried this during the evening and it has been reported whomever carried this out; did so with a saw. It deeply saddens me that such thing is happening in Peterborough. I’m sure that many Peterborians have visited Ferry Meadows and probably have many happy childhood memories there. I can speak for myself, my friends and my family when I say I do. It is absolutely appalling that anyone could deem[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Classroom Cams

Classroom cams Consequently, it may surprise you to know that front line teachers in two schools in the UK are already using body cameras to deter bad behaviour in the classroom. Industry sources have also told me how they are working to develop and support body cameras for use in “non-enforcement” including schools,environments. While body cameras have been in use outside UK classrooms for school crossing patrols for a while, this move towards teachers wearing cameras in the classroom is a relatively recent development. Both schools are using the body cameras in line with education board approved policy and guidelines, meaning that all footage is recorded with government approved encryption.[…]

Holidays in School Term

Supreme Court ruling tomorrow on whether the government can appeal the high court ruling last year, which found in favour of Jon Platt,a parent who took his child on holiday in school term time. LibDems are the only party whose policy it is to support parent s on this issue. It has been party policy since September  2015 to repeal Gove’s regulations on this & return to the situation where Headteachers had discretion to allow up to 10 days absence per year .

PETERBOROUGH’S LACK OF PARKING SAFETY RESOURCES

Parking around all Schools in Peterborough is very limited and unfortunately; due to the lack of parking it has presented a large problem for many years. However; a significant issue is arising due to people parking not only illegally but irresponsibly…meanwhile putting Children’s lives at risks. If you follow my FACEBOOK page or blog you may have seen my many posts regarding the issues that are appearing and being reported in the Gunthorpe Ward.  When these issues started arising I noticed these brilliant banners at a different Primary School. I enquired about them and asked for them to be issued to Three Local Primary Schools. Including; Gunthorpe Primary School, Norwood[…]

More Cuts on the Horizon

  Peterborough City Council has proposed to cut terms and conditions in 2016/2017. It was believed that this was a one – off and austerity continued, they intend to introduce further cuts in 2017/2018. Here we are again, 12 months on, with a city council controlled again by the Tories who have mandated further cuts and, in doing so, have place a gun to the head of its employees. If agreement cannot be reached, they will dismiss their employees and re-engage them on new terms and conditions, which to begin with included. Reduction in Occupational Sick Pay ( no sick pay for the first 3 days of any absence and[…]

A Bus Guide to help you get in and Around Peterborough

  Lib Dems Secure New Bus Services For Gunthorpe In 2013,  the Tory controlled city council made devastating cuts in local bus services,  cutting public transport subsidy in half. Lib Dem councillors have been arguing strongly for restoration of some of the cuts and earlier this year it was agreed that an additional £150,000 a year could be found to fund bus service improvements.  After a long delay, the new services finally started on 3 October. There are early morning and evening services to the Fengate area for people who work there and also for people wanting to get to entertainment facilities such as the Greyhound Stadium and the Showcase Cinema. In our[…]