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[…]

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[…]

Where do we stand when it comes to education?

People often ask us what we would do differently if Liberal Democrats were running the city council, here we turn our attention in this issue to education. So, what would we do? We would put more investment into education and make better use of the pupil premium – government cash which allows schools additional money for disadvantaged pupils. We would aim to raise ‘aspirations’ by showing the benefits of education. For example, we would invest in a major ‘careers fair’ to show that good, well-paid jobs are available to pupils from any background who work hard at school. We would make better use of buildings that the council already owns which could be used for educational purposes – such as the Central[…]

Improving where we live…….

We are often critical of the Tory council and residents sometimes ask what the Lib Dems would do differently if we were running the city council. So what would we do? We would introduce more ‘community ownership’, for example helping local groups to adopt the bowling greens which the council last year threatened to close. We would devolve power to local communities to do things like introduce 20 mph speed limits, fine people who park on grass verges (and plant trees to stop cars getting onto verges in the first place) and clear rubbish from the streets. We would auction licences for alcohol stores and houses where rooms are let to different individuals, instead of just giving the licences[…]

Gunthorpe Liberal Democrats have a ‘winning team’

The Peterborough Liberal Democrats believe they have a ‘winning team’ fighting the local elections taking place in areas of Werrington and Gunthorpe. In the new ward that is officially be known as ‘Gunthorpe’ the three council seats will be contested by existing councillors Darren Fower and Julia Davidson together with FOCUS co-ordinator Andrew Bond. Local resident and Liberal Democrat FOCUS Deliverer, Mike Holland said: “We have picked a winning team that has already established an excellent reputation with local people. Darren and Julia are long-standing councillors who have proved that they are effective campaigners on behalf of the area and its residents. “Andrew has been working, often ‘behind the scenes’, to support them and all three will[…]