New Peterborough app lets residents know nearest place to get free drinking water

A new app called Refill has been launched by Labour MEP for the East of England Alex Mayer which lets Peterborough residents know the nearest place they can get free drinking water so they can reuse their own bottle.
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Caravan dumped at fly-tipping hotspot in Peterborough and another set on fire

A caravan was dumped at a notorious fly-tipping hotspot in Peterborough and another was set on fire.

Former city councillor Charles Swift

What does the future hold for Peterborough City Council - Charles Swift

Former Peterborough City Councillor Charles Swift - who was the longest serving councilor in the country when he stepped down - says he fears for the future of the authority
Boating on the River Nene

Hidden secrets of Peterborough’s Nene Park to be revealed with new attractions

A chance to follow in the footsteps of the Romans will be one of the new attractions at Peterborough’s Nene Park as it looks to open up its hidden secrets.

Fly tipping and rubbish dumped on the former B & Q and Matalan site on Station Road East ENGEMN00120131014132052

Making the city safer together

Rob Hill, assistant director community safety (Peterborough and Cambridgeshire):

The needle found near West Town Primary Academy

Needle near Peterborough primary not collected for three weeks

A needle spotted near a Peterborough primary school was not collected for three weeks.

The fly-tip in Victoria Gardens. Photo: Richard Ferris

‘It drives me mad’ - large fly-tip in Peterborough reported

A large fly-tip in Peterborough has been reported.

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Pollution from cars

Peterborough parkway has illegal level of pollution says government

A parkway in Peterborough has an illegal level of pollution, according to the Government.

Environment 1
Bins in Peterborough

Catch-up of bin collections in Peterborough following Beast from the East

A catch-up of bin collections has been taking place in Peterborough after the Beast from the East brought snow and ice last week.

Peterborough City Market

Burst water pipes at Peterborough City Market

Two water pipes have burst at Peterborough City Market.


New bin charges in Peterborough defended but fears families will be targeted by arsonists

New bin charges in Peterborough have been defended but there are fears that families will be targeted by arsonists.

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Independent charity Peterborough Environment City Trust picking up a Nissan Leaf from the city's dealership. (Photo PECT)

Peterborough is leading the electric car revolution, figures show

Electric car technology is advancing all the time, and the latest figures suggest that Peterborough is leading the green revolution.

Paston gipsy site fire. city council staff begin a monthly clearance along Norwood lane of rubbish, etc, dumped by travellers. NB fire from last night still burns in background. ENGEMN00120110206145849

£125k plan for Norwood Lane

Another plan to clean up the notorious fly-tipping hotspot of Norwood Lane is being proposed by Peterborough City Council which could again see covert CCTV cameras in use.

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Rare birds hand-reared in Cambridgeshire Fens spotted nearly 2,000km away

Rare black-tailed godwits released into the wild in the Cambridgeshire Fens after being hand-reared have been spotted 1,200 miles (1,930km) away, conservationists said.


BUDGET: Brown bin charges up, limits on disposing DIY waste at Peterborough's recycling centre

The cost of having a brown bin collected in Peterborough is set to increase from April, while limits on disposing of DIY waste at the Household Recycling Centre are also due to be brought in.
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Peterborough Green Festival to move to Ferry Meadows

Peterborough Green Festival to move to Ferry Meadows

Peterborough’s Green Festival will move from the city centre to Ferry Meadows this year.

Ferry Meadows -  launch of the Nene Park  10 year plan. EMN-180119-170259009

Nene Park plans to be the region’s favourite

Work has started on an ambitious programme to bring new attractions and enhancements to Peterborough’s Nene Park as bosses predict a surge in visitors.

Bins in Peterborough

Peterborough to use ‘alternative markets’ following China recycling ban

Recycled waste from Peterborough is no longer being sent to China following the country’s ban on plastics, but the city council said it can access a “range of alternative markets.”

Flytipping along Storey's Bar Road  Fengate in two spots. EMN-170602-141315009

Hundreds book free bulky waste pick-up as council bid to cut flytipping

A trial offering residents free bulky waste collection has proved so popular there are only a few slots left for people to book.

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