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  • 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…