Peterborough News 25th November 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Thursday 25th November 2010.

The saga of the Cathedral Square renovations: the project is now a year behind schedule. A Council spokesman predicts that the site will be usable by the second week in January, but a Yaxley caller with a lifetime’s experience in the construction industry reports that large parts of the paving present trip hazards and water drainage issues, and will need to be dug up and re-laid, which could take many months.
A new plan has been agreed for the Thurston House site in Lincoln Road. Accent Nene wanted to demolish the historic property, but following a public campaign the new plan will include less houses, and a four flat conversion for the house itself, retaining the facade and a view of the property from Lincoln Road.
A Cowgate hairdresser is concerned that his trade will suffer when the city hosts a political demonstration on a Saturday in December. Council say they have plans to mitigate this, and to make that following Sunday a more attractive day for visitors to shop.

Today is a UN international day against violence against women, and the Oasis Centre in Peterborough welcomes a 16 day spell of activism on the issue.
Peterborough Big Band will play tonight at 8pm at the Methodist Church Hall in Dogsthorpe. Tickets are £5 on the door, and proceeds will go to the Church to thank them for their long-time support for the band.
PISA will host an event at Ebenezer’s tonight to welcome ex-Posh players David Farrell and Mark Tyler into their Hall of Fame. Tickets for non-members are £1 on the door.
The winner of the franchise bid for Hinchinbrooke Hospital will be announced today.
Sometime weatherman Chris Bell (US citizen) calls in to talk about today which is Thanksgiving Day in America.
Peterborough Panthers man Rory Schlein (Australian) calls in to talk about the current Ashes cricket series.

Weather: A frosty start with sunny intervals, although thicker cloud will bring isolated wintry showers. 4C

Anthony James Hairdresser.
Paul Phillipson Executive Director of Operations Peterborough City Council.
Rory Schlein Peterborough Panthers.
Nick Harding Group Planning Manager Peterborough City Council.
Rowen Squibb Growborough.
Kay Elmy Oasis Centre Peterborough.
Chris Bell Weatherman.
Andrew Edwards Peterborough City Council.
Barry from Yaxley.
Joe Roberts and Ernest Ignatius Peterborough Big Band.

Presenter: Paul Stainton
Producer: Ben Stevenson
Sport: Nick Fairburn
News: Catherine Parke
Travel: Justin Peterson
Weather: Chris Bell
Phones: Kerry Devine