Lib Dems plan to address housing shortage in Peterborough

Unlike some, the Liberal Democrats have a plan to address the housing shortage in Peterborough and build more affordable homes. In 2015, there were 2,790 applicants in Peterborough, on the local housing waiting list, in 2016, this has risen to 3,359 in 2016. A rise of OVER 17% … And I expect this figure to have grown for 2017! In addition, official figures last year showed 588 homes in Peterborough were empty for over six months. So what would Liberal Democrats do? Introduce a legal requirement for smaller housing developments to include affordable homes, make it easier for local authorities and housing associations to borrow money and set up a[…]

Council completes senior management restructure saving £500,000

The Council has now announced that  a restructure of Peterborough City Council’s senior management team has now been completed. The council’s Employment Committee met last Thursday (12 February 2015) and interviewed for the four new posts which form part of the new structure. As a result, the city council has announced that the following people will take up the new posts from Monday 2 March 2015: Wendi Ogle-Welbourn has been appointed Corporate Director: People and Communities with a salary of £135,000. The role is the result of a merger of the three existing director roles of Executive Director of Children’s Services, Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health and Director for Communities, resulting in[…]

Deputy Chief Executive becomes Chief Executive of @CrossKeysHomes

Cross Keys Homes has announced Claire Higgins will be their new Chief Executive, replacing Mick Leggett (pictured). Claire was only appointed Deputy Chief Executive earlier this year. Claire has worked for Cross Keys Homes since it was formed, following the transfer of its housing stock from Peterborough City Council in 2004. Christine Cunningham, Chair of the new Residents’ Board, who was also on the recruitment panel, said: “Claire’s appointment is great news for Cross Keys Homes and its tenants. Her commitment to tenant involvement and providing great service is shown in everything she does and I know this will continue now she is Chief Executive.” What’s your thoughts on Cross[…]

Have YOU got an opinion on plans to designate Castor as neighbourhood area?

People are being asked to comment on an application to designate Castor as a neighbourhood area which would enable the local community to play a greater part in planning for the future of the area. Peterborough City Council has received the application from Castor Parish Council, which is the first stage in putting together a neighbourhood development plan or neighbourhood development order. It follows earlier applications from Bretton Parish Council, Deeping Gate Parish Council, Glinton Parish Council, Northborough Parish Council and Peakirk Parish Council that were all approved by the city council in 2013. The Localism Act 2011 created a range of measures to give more power to local communities.[…]

Lib Dems in Government have helped create over 1 million new jobs! @CambsChamber

The Liberal Democrats in Government have helped create over 1 million new jobs and 1.5 million apprenticeships since 2010. We’ve done this by: Putting £5.5 billion extra into hi-tech manufacturing, science and renewable energy. Creating a £3.2 billion Regional Growth Fund to help fund growing businesses. Using £15.3 billion to improve Britain’s roads, railways and housing. Now we’re campaigning to create A Million More Jobs. How many jobs have we created in your area? Click here to find out.