Peterborough News 27th October 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Wednesday 27th October 2010.

Shailesh Vara MP Cllr John Holdich and the two headteachers concerned travelled to London to lobby for improvement work to Stanground and Orton Longueville Schools. They were told there could be some general funding made available to the Council towards the end of the year, and it would be up to Council how they choose to spend it.
A co-operation between Vivaicity and the Cresset owners means that Cresset Theatre will combine their booking function with Key Theatre to save cash and guarantee the future of the Bretton venue. Note: Panto starts 9th December Jack and the Beanstalk.
A councillor reports a problem in Ravensthorpe caused by private landlords leaving houses empty, leading to dereliction and vandalism. Council are effectively dragging their heels on the problem, citing regulations preventing them taking swift action to improve the situation.

Contractors BAM Nuttall appear to be fed up with complaints about the condition of the new Huntingdon to St Ives guided busway. They question the severity of the reported problems and say communication on the issues with the various local authorities has been dire.
Huntingdonshire District Council are themselves facing an £8 million cut to their funding over 4 years. The UKIP councillor from Ramsey recommends leaving the EU.
The Addenbrookes access road to the M11 opens today.
Local toyshops publicise their best-buys for Christmas.
A former pupil from Orton Longueville School wrote a reggae song called “We want the Reggae” 40 years ago which is available to download on iTunes.
Nicole Lawrence will sing at a charity event, an Autumn Ball for Jake, at the Holiday Inn West on Saturday 30th October tel: 0700 580 4799 for tickets.
The Gardening Guru says cut pumpkins before the first frost and compost those leaves.

Weather: Any early rain will soon clear leaving most of the day dry with sunny spells developing. 15C 59F.

John Holdich Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Universities.
Jonathan Martin YMCA (Cresset).
Gul Nawaz Peterborough City Councillor.
Martin Boon Cambridgeshire Fire Service.
Peter Reeve UKIP Cllr. Ramsey.
Royer Slater Reggae Writer.
Malcolm Ellison Head Stanground College.
Michael Cross Key Theatre.
Richard Peel Stamford Models and Toys.
Nicole Lawrence Singer.
Jeff Stebbings Garden Answers Magazine.

Presenter: Paul Stainton
Producer: Ben Stevenson
Sport: Peter Swann
News: Suzie Roberts
Travel: Justin Peterson
Weather: John Lord