Environment

Environment

Parks receive Green Flags

Four Peterborough parks have been successful in retaining their Green Flag status which is awarded to the UK’s best parks and green spaces.

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Peterborough to get new and bigger Household Recycling Centre

A new Household Recycling Centre is to be built in Peterborough.

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Tesco

Tesco announces plans to scrap 5p single-use plastic bags

Shoppers at Tesco stores across Britain will no longer be able to buy 5p ‘single-use’ plastic carrier bags from the end of the month.

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New fencing installed at  Central Park around the bowls and croquet greens. Graham Harris,  Roz Wright and Phillip Makepeace inspect the work. EMN-170108-124130009

Sports clubs happy as Peterborough’s Central Park gets new fence

Central Park has received a boost with a new fence now erected around the bowling green, a month after a bowls match there was ruined by a group of youths.

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Business news from the Peterborough Telegraph, peterboroughtoday.co.uk, @peterboroughtel on Twitter, Facebook.com/peterboroughtoday

New venture to help firms cut energy

Small and medium sized businesses in Peterborough and the surrounding area have taken steps to improve their energy efficiency and cut costs.

Business
The WestRaven Community Caf�

Campaign launched to cut food waste and shopping bills

Residents are being urged to reduce their food waste as part of a campaign in the city.

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Planet B artists

Environmental festival has theatre, art, performance and parades

Prepare for Peterborough city centre to be brought to life with a mixture of art installations, theatre, performance art and parades.

Whats on
Peterborough Eco Education Awards

Awards celebrate eco achievements

P eterborough schools are preparing to celebrate their green successes at the annual Peterborough Eco Education Awards (PEEAs), this year held at the Greater Peterborough UTC at Peterborough Regional College, on June 21, writes Peterborough Environment City Trust’s Environmental Education Manager Jill Foster.

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Private littering firm to patrol Peterborough streets despite Panorama investigation

A private company which fines litterers will soon be operating in Peterborough despite it being the subject of a TV Panorama investigation.

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Community news

Grants for community groups

Grants are on offer from a windfarm development to help local community groups improve their environment.

Environment
Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Experts warn of an upcoming ‘bumper season’ for insects over the summer

Hordes of pesky visitors could be invading homes this summer as freak weather conditions will mean a bumper season - for INSECTS, experts say.

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Supporters of award-winning Central Park say two high-profile incidents last week should not deter people from visiting

Supporters of award-winning Central Park say two high-profile incidents last week should not deter people from visiting

Central Park remains a safe place despite two high-profile incidents last week, according to a supporter of the park.

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The newly completed extension to the sand martin nesting boxes.

New project in Peterborough to help survival of rare birds reaches completion

A new initiative to encourage the growth of wildlife at Peterborough’s Nene Park is flourishing

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Further damage to Peterborough’s Central Park as benches ruined

Peterborough’s Central Park has been targeted by vandalism again after a saw was taken to some of the benches.

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Stewart Jackson MP's Westminster Life column in the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk

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?

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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.

Environment

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.

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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’.

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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.

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