Recent News

  • Litter Picking on the Riverbank

    We have a real problem with litter spreading along the banks of the river and the cycle and footpaths between the Asda footbridge and Railworld.  I am working with the Leader of the Council to get something done to clear up the horrible mess. Last year I took part in the Rivercare group on the…

  • October 2016 – Meeting with Council and Amey Staff

    Cllr Serluca and I met with staff from Amey, Skanska and the Council on a ward walk to discuss several problems that had been identified by local residents.  Overgrown shrubs We asked for and got a definitive map of the seas destined for cutting back in the new year, so we know those shrubs that…

  • JUNE

    Settling into the Ward, I was contacted by a local resident, Les, who asked for our support to set up a public meeting to discuss local residents’ concerns about local crime and policing worries in the Ward. At the same time I was approached by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Jason Ablewhite, to perform the role…

  • Newly Elected

    Thank you to the residents of Fletton and Woodston for electing Lucia Serluca and me as their City Councillors.  We will do the best We can to represent you.  We were sorry to see our colleague Pedro Faustino lose his seat but welcome Alan Dowson, the Labour Party representative to the ward.    The Conservative Party…

  • ALL OUT ELECTIONS TO THE CITY COUNCIL ON 5TH MAY 2016

      The local elections to Peterborough City Council take place on Thursday 5th May and this year, it is what is known as an ‘all out’ election. Every seat on Peterborough City Council is up for election and in some areas the electoral wards have very new and different boundaries. After 5th May, the City…

  • Flood Risks in Fletton and Woodston Ward

    This March we saw the heavens open, with solid rainfall, and as a result the regular sign of spring floods along the River Nene.  In the new part of Fletton and Woodston, which encompasses the Thorpe Gate area and Peterborough’s excellent rowing lake in Thorpe Meadows, the water spilled over the banks of the river…

  • Community Litter Picks – Improve your local area through volunteer action

    Yesterday I took part in a brilliant community activity.  Thorpe Gate Rivercare group hold regular Sunday morning litter picks on the banks of the river Nene.  I joined an intrepid group of 10 volunteers, and Rivercare’s Project Officer, Fiona McKenna.  The Rivercare project is jointly funded by Anglian Water and delivered on the ground by Keep Britain…

  • The Trouble With Rubbish and Graffiti

    It’s one of the most annoying things to deal with as a local Ward Councillor, as litterbugs or strong winds tend to be the main culprits in making our environment so messy.  I have had some success in getting our contractors, Amey to come with me on a street survey in Bretton South to spot…

  • Policing in Peterborough

    I spent a thirty-year career as a policeman, working in the East End of London, in Scotland Yard and on some national police teams too.  I have experienced some of the most extraordinarily brilliant police operations to keep people safe, but I have also seen some awful things, when preventing crime and disorder is not enough, and police…

  • Your Councillor

    I have been the Ward Councillor for Bretton South since the May 2015 elections and I was delighted to have been able to represent the area over the last 9 months.  In that period I have been active in sorting out the problems of old and offensive graffiti on a number of utility boxes and…