'˜Country has a lot to learn from Peterborough'

Faith minister Lord Bourne visited KingsGate Community Church in Staplee Way, Parnwell, to meet church leaders and Peterborough City Council officials.

Sunday, 20th May 2018, 7:00 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 8:38 am
Lord Bourne with PCC councillors and staff from KIngsgate during his visit to the CHurch. EMN-180514-231243009

Monday’s visit was due to Peterborough becoming one of five pilot areas for the Government’s new £50 million Integrated Communities Strategy to encourage social integration.

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Lord Bourne (pictured front, with the blue shirt) said: “Peterborough is a well integrated city. The rest of the country has a lot to learn from what’s happening in Peterborough, but clearly there are things still left to do.

“I was hearing a considerable amount of Eastern Europeans arrived in Peterborough and a lot of them need help with language and are feeling isolated.”

A consultation on the strategy closes on June 5.