Action on Norwood Lane REQ #Video

Cllr Julia Davidson and myself were recently contacted by residents of the Traveller Site, on Norwood Lane, regarding the atrocious build up of fly-tipping along the road leading in via Newborough Road. We’ve now paid several site visits, spoken with local residents, the site manager, the Council and of course requested action is taken to address the matter. The sad fact is that the problem has been ongoing for some 30 years and tidy up operation are estimated to cost Peterborough City Council around £60,000 a year! To date, countless councillors and Council Officers have said they’ll do something and then taking little or no action. These people pay their Council[…]

How much extra are you paying for Brown Bin collection ?

  The Garden Waste Service, aka Brown Bin Tax, has been offered for a while now. Some would say that it is fair that households that use the service should pay separately, but is it fair that the service is a flat fee regardless of the size of house. The effective increase to a Band A house is 5.1% in the Peterborough City Council element of the council tax bill, in comparison with a 1.7% on a Band H house. Check the table below to see how much more you are paying:  

Who’s exempt from council tax ?

 There are a number of reasons why someone could be exempt from council tax. If someone’s severely mentally impaired,they will be exempt  if both of the following apply. You have to be medically certified as being severely mentally impaired.  If you have Dementia,Parkinson’s severe learning difficulties or had a Stroke. They’re eligible for at least one of the following benefits: ( these aren’t all means-tested, and you don’t actually need to claim any benefits to get the discount). -Attendance allowance under the Sec 64 of the Social Security Contributions & Benefits Act -Severe disablement allowance -The highest or middle rate of the care component of a disability living allowance –[…]

9,073 jobs in Peterborough reliant on membership to EU #StrongerIn

Did you read the YouGov poll published recently claiming Peterborough was the 2nd most Eurosceptic place in the country? What utter tosh! We are a city that celebrates our diversity, through daily neighbourly contact to annual festivals in the city centre! All this poll was doing, was playing up to the image our city has to those who don’t live here! And here’s why: First and foremost, YouGov only asked 207 people! That equates to 0.13% of the city’s population. Why was Peterborough seperated out from the rest of Cambridgeshire? Why wasn’t Cambridge seperated out? If around 200 local people’s opinion now equals the truth, then it must be time[…]

£7.6 million to be raised by Council renting out the Town Hall and Bayard Place

In case you’ve missed the news in the Peterborough Telegraph, about Tory plans to rent out Bayard Place and parts of the Town Hall, here’s some of the details for you! Why do they want to do this? Well, certain leading Tories at the Town Hall have their their eye on a fancy new set of offices at the Fletton Quays and so they need to justify the move, and the latest is that by renting out the Town Hall and Bayard Place,  could raise £7.6 million over the “coming years.” Personally,I’d like to sell the Town Hall outright, as I’m a much bigger fan of services and jobs, than[…]