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[…]

“We Feel Trapped In Our Own Homes” Says Peterborough Resident

Residents of Cleveland Court and The Pentlands Residents are seeing significant issues during school times; along with many other residents in Gunthorpe/Werrington and Peterborough. 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 are sadly being made to feel ‘Trapped’ in their own homes and fear for their safety ( in the case of an emergency) during[…]

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[…]

Chairman calls for Lib Dem members to help with Council Elections 2016

We are currently looking for Lib Dem volunteers to put themselves forward as ‘paper’ candidates in this year’s council elections. These are for non target wards currently but the number of votes that we get will determine which wards to target in subsequent elections. Please consider standing for this as it is vital for the future progression of the Local Party. Please complete the form and return to Beki, our local secretary, at 21 Princes St PE1 2QP or rlsellick@hotmail.com before Saturday 16th January . We will then follow up with a quick chat on Wednesday 20th January. 2016 candidate application form

Selective Licensing

Every school nativity play has Landlords turning a pregnant couple away, so let’s all support Peterborough Council’s plan to help local Landlords follow all the relevant laws and best practice, so our housing is fit to live in and we can all build our community. Consultation deadline 14 January@ www.peterborough.gov.uk/SelectiveLicensing

UK Wind Farms

Council to investigate a potential solar farm project at America Farm

Peterborough City Council‘s cabinet are reported to be set to investigate a potential solar farm project at America Farm and recommend two other schemes at Newborough Farm and Morris Fen are cancelled. On 23 February, the Tory cabinet will be asked to continue to investigate the potential for a solar power project on a site at America Farm. Recent developments regarding the agricultural use of local land and scale of the project suggest the America Farm scheme could still be viable, but further investigation is needed. In October 2014 it was announced two schemes at Newborough Farm and Morris Fen should be cancelled after the government withdrew support for large[…]

LATEST #ResidentSurvey2014 stats! #Peterborough @PeterboroughCC

Your Liberal Democrat FOCUS Team wants to know what you think about local issues. We want your views so that we can campaign to get the City Council and other public authorities to do what you think needs doing here in your area. Figures are up to 20th July 2014

More done in last 5 than previous 40 years! Claims Cereste!

Did you get to hear the interview with Cllr Marco Cereste on BBC Radio Cambs directly after the 2014 local election results? It was certainly interesting, as he admitted to speaking with certain “other” councillors about enabling him to maintain his position as leader of the City Council – but which opposition councillors? – CERTAINLY none of the Lib Dems! He also went on to make one of his classic claims, stating “Me, as leader of the Council, have done more in the last 5 years in our city then has happened in the last 40 years in our city!” – Doesn’t say much for the 5+ years prior to his[…]

Watch local Lib Dem group leaders explain why they opposed Cereste “coup” at Council

At the latest Annual Council meeting, an attempt was made by Cllr David Harrington (Indp, Newborough) and leader of the Peterborough Independent Forum (which now includes 3 UKIP councillors) to oust Tory leader Cllr Cereste, through a formal motion to the Council at the town hall. The best bit was, the intention to replace Cllr Cereste with ………… himself! The attempt FAILED with 32 councillors voting against the motion, 14 supporting it and 10 abstained from voting. ALL four Lib Dem city councillors voted against the motion! You can watch what Cllr Nick Sandford, group leader of the Peterborough Liberal Democrats council group, had to say on the matter by[…]