£4.4m ‘pledged’ to revitalise Peterborough’s Lincoln Road

Promises have been made of a new £4.4 million investment to improve the Lincoln Road area of Peterborough, it has been claimed.

Monday, 30th November 2020, 3:59 am

The city council is reportedly preparing to spend £2.5 million allocated from the Government’s Towns Fund, on top of £1.9 million from its own budget, to revitalise Lincoln Road in Millfield from Taverners Road junction to The Triangle.

The spending commitment was said to have been made during a Zoom consultation on Wednesday evening.

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The authority’s deputy leader Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald described the criticism as “misleading and inaccurate,” claiming that ideas to spend the money had not been brought forward by the local community or the council.

Labour and Cooperative Party member for North ward Cllr Ansar Ali, who was part of the Zoom meeting, said: “We are hoping that this time the council will be good to its word. People are becoming fed up that there are promises made but nothing ever gets done.

“This money is peanuts in terms of the level of investment needed. It will be cosmetics, but they have drawings and we’ve been assured there will be some improvements with the investment.”

He added: “The parking problems are horrendous and need strong enforcement, particularly in the current climate.”

Peterborough City Council has been contacted for comment.