A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Tuesday 28th September 2010.
Marco Cereste Conservative Leader of Peterborough City Council says he has plans to make Peterborough self-sustaining in energy within five years. He also owns Peterborough Renewable Energy Limited.
Local LibDems say “Environment Capital” is a PR gimmick and no measurable standards have been set against which to judge the claim.
Plans are underway to get the new Peterborough City Hospital at Bretton Gate up and running from 15th November 2010.
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Having already instituted a charge for bulky waste collections, Council hopes to save more money by cutting the street cleaning staff they hire through an agency, but many are critical of their priorities.
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A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Monday 27th September 2010.
Council announces plans to dispense with the services of a number of longserving agency street cleaning staff. A councillor says his ward is strewn with litter and another points out that Council awarded an extra £78.000 to themselves in allowances. Council say fly-tipping is no worse now despite having recently raised the charge for bulky waste collection to £23.
Police ran a large stop operation called Operation Utah with some success on Friday at Serpentine Green using automatic number plate recognition cameras.
Firemen attended a fire at a thatched cottage in Orton Longueville in the early hours of this morning.
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Last night was the final public meeting into the franchising of Hinchingbrooke Hospital. The BBC’s Samantha Dalton was there. Continue reading “The Franchising of Hinchingbrooke Hospital”
A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Friday 24th September 2010.
A week-long A1073 closure to traffic at Eye Green for resurfacing with a diversion through Thorney enrages locals.
As part of the EEDA EVALU8 scheme expressions of interest have been received from 20 comapnies interested in hosting electric car charging points in Peterborough, which hopes to become a “Plugged in Place”.
Bidders for Hinchingbrooke Hospital claim they can run the hospital and absorb the £40 million debts without reducing standards or services.
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A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Thursday 23rd September 2010.
Peterborough City Council is talking about putting solar panels and wind turbines on its properties.
Eyrescroft Primary School is cooking its own lunches and pupils prefer them to council fare.
A local PC who is a Czech Roma gypsy wins an award for exceptional effort and support.
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Responding to Marco Cereste’s earlier interview on how the Council intends to weather the approaching financial storm, Peterborough Liberal Democrat Nick Sandford spells out the way that a democratic coalition government works, and calls for an open debate on cuts at a neighbourhood level.
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Peterborough Council Leader Marco Cereste looks forward to the expected cuts in central government funding, confirms that £12 million is a huge amount of cash, and pins his hopes on more housebuilding, Government grants for social housing, and the consequent increase in the ratepaying population, together with inward business investment to help boost the Council’s coffers, alongside some talk of renewable energy. Continue reading “Marco Cereste on Budget Cuts for 2011”