£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[…]

Mayor-JA embarrassment over selecting next deputy mayor of Peterborough City Council?

Sources at the Town Hall, tell us that there’s been a bit of an embarrassing rumour circulating the corridoors of Peterborough City Council, after the latest Tory Mayor elect (Cllr David Over) for 2014/15, decided to make a decision on who should be his deputy! The alleged story goes a little something like this……. Cllr Bella Saltmarsh (Liberal, Dogsthorpe) received notification that Cllr Over was happy for her to become his Deputy Mayor for 2014/15. Momentarily delighted, Cllr Saltmarsh then discovered she’d received the informal invite, ONLY after Cllr (Mrs) Fox (PIF, North Werrington) had earlier declined the invitation to become Deputy Mayor! That said, it didn’t REALLY matter! In the end,[…]