Peterborough News 22nd October 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Friday 22nd October 2010.

Many local environmental groups are pinning their hopes on access to the funding promised by Government through the Green Investment Bank. Details are still sketchy at this time.
There will be a protest at lunchtime today in Laxton Square against the cuts to public services. Unite union estimates 1500 public service jobs could go in Peterborough, one third of the workforce.
Peterborough City Council is looking at the idea of reviving the sightseeing bus. Early indications are that the route could lead out of Peterborough and towards Barnack and Stamford.

Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue are contemplating a recruitment freeze to address the problem of a £3.6 million funding shortfall.
Following on from the BBC First Click campaign, the editor of the Peterborough Evening Telegraph observes an upsurge in the number of people wanting to comment on news stories on their website. Surveys report the majority of them do not buy the newspaper itself, making the newspaper’s internet site a discrete market for advertisers.
There is talk of building a small extension to the Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough.
The local RSPCA man blames the recession for a rise in the number of abandoned pets, often left behind when their owners move house.
Cambridgeshire Self-Sufficiency Group say the time has come to dig up the patio and get planting.
Olympic Committee are still taking applications to volunteer to staff the 20112 Olympics. No pay, but the memorabilia should be well worth having.
Posh travel to Brentford on Saturday. They will be looking for an away win.

Weather: Many places will start the day with clear skies, leading to sunny periods today and temperatures close to average. But later this afternoon cloud will start to increase. 13C 55F.

Hugh Cripps Peterborough Environment City Trust.
Charlotte Palmer Climate Change Officer Peterborough City Council.
Theresa Wood Group Manager Transport Peterborough City Council.
Ed Murphy Peterborough Labour Party.
Jean Tomlin HR Director Olympic Organising Committee.
Mark Edwards Editor Peterborough Evening Telegraph.
Ken Thompson Service Team Manager Eco-Innovation Centre.
Paul Mardley Peterborough RSPCA.
Mick Matthews Chair Cambridgeshire Self-Sufficiency Group.

Presenter: Paul Stainton
Producer: Steve Titman
Sport: Peter Swann
News: Louise Neill
Travel: Justin Peterson
Weather: Phil Garner
Phones: Kerry Devine