Tories agree to charge YOU for brown bin collections!

The Idea was opposed by the Lib Dem group at the Town Hall, but as always the blues choose to ignore public opinion! Not a single Tory councillor opposed the scheme at the recent meeting to discuss their proposed budget! The blue regime who control Peterborough City Council say the introduction of the charge will save them £800,000 in its first year, but completely fail to make mention of their failed garden waste recycling scheme? The service is due to come into effect from 27th May on households’ usual collection day. Until that time the garden waste collection service, which resumed this week, will continue as normal. According to the[…]

Lib Dem councillors oppose Tory controlled Council’s budget plans!

At the latest budget meeting at the Town Hall, Lib Dem council group leader, Nick Sandford,  said his party have consistently opposed the Tory plans to close (or “redesignate”) children’s centres. Lib Dems have  consistently supported moves to review the policy and look at alternatives. “We think this Tory policy shows they have the wrong priorities and are making the wrong choices,” Nick said.  “They would rather handover £2.2 million to their contractor Amey for grass and tree cutting, rather than spend half of that on keeping children’s centres open.  We are paying over £100,000 a year to some senior officers and big special responsibility payments to cabinet members but they[…]