Report a faulty light, get a year FREE of Council Tax?

After reporting further faulty lights in and around the city, local Lib Dem councillor, Darren Fower, says he thinks it’s time the Council looked at incentivising local citizens to report such matters, by using more contemporary forms than providing a telephone number to call? Commenting, Darren said: “We’ve got apps and smart phones almost everywhere we look these days, so why not make use of them? “Reporting a faulty street light, not only helps the contractors save time and therefore money, it also prevents the wasting of electricity, which is always a good thing. “I cannot see any reason why each and every street light should not have a QR[…]

CQC finds significant concerns at Barchester Healthcare home in Peterborough

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has warned national care provider Barchester Healthcare to make urgent improvements at its Werrington Lodge care home in Peterborough to ensure everyone who lives there receives the quality of care and support they are entitled to expect. During an unannounced inspection which took place on 8 and 12 May 2014, CQC found a number of very significant concerns, including: Some people were left in bed for long periods of time during the day, sometimes in beds that were wet with urine. The home was unclean and people were not protected from the risks of infection. Some areas in the home smelled of urine and there[…]

Maps for Peterborough Polling Cards

With such low turnouts for this years local elections in Peterborough, Lib Dem City Councillor, Darren Fower has put forward the idea of including a map on future City Council polling cards. Lib Dem FOCUS Team councillor for South Werrington and North Gunthorpe, Darren Fower, said: “Turnout for South Werrington & North Gunthorpe was again one of the highest in the city, but when you see Orton with Hampton’s turnout was a mere 18%, its a bit of a joke and something needs to be done by the Council to address this. “Personally, I would like to see some radical incentives like a 5% discounts on Council Tax for people[…]