Food Glorious Food

The weather is getting colder and the nights are drawing in, Christmas is coming….. Is Christmas-time something everyone looks forward to?  The people who visit the food bank every Thursday at the Hampton CSK Church have mixed views.  The costs of purchasing presents and the additional expensive food stuffs for the festive season are enough to push many families finances over the limit.  Its a time the food bank experiences higher than normal visits, which means we are an essential form of temporary support for those families that are already living week to week. The food bank operates from 19:00 to 21:00 every Thursday where they offer free grocery support[…]

“WE FEEL TRAPPED IN OUR OWN HOMES” UPDATE

“WE FEEL TRAPPED IN OUR OWN HOMES” UPDATE  You may have seen my previous blog posts where Residents of Cleveland Court and The Pentlands Residents were seeing significant issues during school times; along with many other residents in Gunthorpe/Werrington and Peterborough. For the full blog post click here. RECAP 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[…]

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![…]

Parking Safety in Gunthorpe- Update

Norwood and Gunthorpe Primary School Recap: You may have seen my many recent Facebook posts and blog posts regarding Gunthorpe Primary School, Norwood Primary School and Welbourne Primary School. I started working with all three of these primary schools before Christmas; after I was contacted by many concerned parents/carers and residents. Concerns were raised over many factors but primarily and most importantly the SAFETY of the CHILDREN.  (To update yourself click here) In one of my previous Blog Posts you may have seen that PCC had agreed to undertake assessments to assess whether further parking restrictions were needed and would be beneficial in the streets surrounding all three of the Primary[…]

Has the Theatre been SOLD

  A decision on whether to give planning permission to convert the Broadway Theatre into 67 apartments has been delayed.   Why? More money is being asked for or as the building already been SOLD A new decision date has not yet been decided. The application includes proposals for two retail units and car parking spaces, The future of the iconic theatre on Broadway remains uncertain.  

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[…]

Gas Escape

Footpath leading from Fulbridge Road to Aster Drive, during recent weeks had issues with a strong smell of Gas, the National Grid has been investigating the area which is now cordoned off. There is plenty of information boards advising pedestrians to not smoke on entering this footpath during the day, the information notices can be seen but during the late evening/ night the visibility of the notices is poor due to lack of  adequate lightning we have reported the need for good lighting to this location to date so far this is still a issue, I will address the lighting situation again with Peterborough City Council. To view a map[…]

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[…]

Abandon Car Served Notice on Vehicle

Pleased to confirm the, Reported this car left at Cathwaite  Paston. Peterborough City Council Enforcement Team, served Notice Refuse Disposal for the car to be removed if you do not contact the department within 7 days it will be disposed off date the notice was served