Proud of the progress made by city

This is my last Westminster Life column of this Parliament and today I will be leaving the House of Commons until at least the 8th June General Election and who knows, maybe forever?

Opinion 1
Orton Staunch

£100,000 for Ferry Meadows upgrade

More than £100,000 will be invested into Ferry Meadows to make improvements at the country park.


Girl requires surgery after seesaw scare at Peterborough park

A six-year-old girl needed surgery after trapping her finger in a dilapidated seesaw at a Peterborough park.

Health 4
Virgin East Coast Trains passenger’s reusable coffee mug refused because it hadn’t been ‘risk-assessed’

Virgin East Coast Trains passenger’s reusable coffee mug refused because it hadn’t been ‘risk-assessed’

A Virgin East Coast Trains attendant refused to serve coffee to a passenger in his reusable travel mug because it had not been ‘risk assessed’.

News 5
Rubbish piled up at Railworld

Crime deputy wants action over ‘drug den’ at Peterborough’s riverbank

Needles are blighting the city’s riverbank, according to the deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire.

Environment 8
The stone in Cathedral Sqaure, Peterborough, is left stained when gum is removed.

New call for sweet manufacturers to tackle gum clean-up

Sweet manufacturers urged to help tackle gum clean-up on Peterborough streets.

News 5
Boat owners were fined after Environemnt Agency checks

Boat owner fined after river inspections

A boat owner from Farcet has had to pay more than £800 after inspectors found he had not registered his vessel.

Environment 2
Judy Jones, Alun Williams, Filomena Terranova and Jill Walker at Central Park. The Buttercross celebrates 25 years in the park this week. EMN-170314-165535009

Future looks bright for Peterborough’s Central Park a year on from ‘no-go’ comment

A year ago reports of drug dealing and unruly behaviour led to MP for Peterborough Stewart Jackson warning that the award-winning attraction Central Park could become a “no-go area.”

Environment 2
Brown bins. Photo: Paul Franks

Nearly time to renew brown bin payments in Peterborough

It is nearly time for Peterborough residents to renew their brown bin payments to Peterborough City Council.

Environment 11
Pollarded willows along the embankment in 2012

Maintenance to be carried out on Peterborough Embankment willows

Works to keep 90 willow trees safe on the Peterborough Embankment will take place this month.

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Force fly tippers to pick up rubbish - Julie Howell, Peterborough Green Party co-ordinator

How should we punish people who fly tip?

Opinion 6
Rubbish outside a home

LETTER: Setting Stewart Jackson straight on Peterborough’s ‘subsidy for slum landlords’

Last week Stewart Jackson shared his views on the council’s Renewals Policy that he assumed represented funding to pay for repairs to homes owned by private sector ‘slum’ landlords. Let me set the record straight.

Your Say 4
Fly-tipping at a building on Padholme Road East

Shock at scale of fly-tipping at two Peterborough sites

Shocked and appalled - that was the reaction from a Whittlesey woman to the staggering amount of fly-tipping she passes on a regular basis.

Environment 26
Warning for heavy rain. Photo: Paul Franks

New phone app will help you stay dry

A new free phone app which was brought together with the help of the Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) will help people stay dry on their travels.

Cambridgeshire 6
Peterborough Telegraph's Man behind the mic column by Paul Stainton, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire host - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

Vandals’ selfish badge of honour

Children do silly things, it’s part of growing up, their time to learn about what is right and what is wrong.

Opinion 3
A tree fell on a car in Park Road

Peterborough fencing repairs firm sees surge in calls following Storm Doris

A Peterborough fencing repairs company experienced a surge in calls following Storm Doris.

Cambridgeshire 4
Some of the winners of the iiE awards in Peterborough.

Celebrations in Peterborough as businesses are honoured for green achievements

The eco achievments of businesses have been celebrated at the annual Investors in the Environment (iiE) awards held in Peterborough.

Business 2
The closed Central Park play area. Photo: Naomi Davis

Play area shut at Central Park

The play area in Central Park is currently closed, despite it being half-term week for Peterborough schools.

Environment 4
Castor, Ailsworth and Upton residents gather at the proposed development site 200meteres from Castor Hanglands EMN-170215-161941009

Council leader dubs home plan ‘vandalism’

Building 2,500 homes in Peterborough countryside would be “environmental vandalism” according to the leader of the city council.

Cambridgeshire 10
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