Peterborough News 30th July 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Friday 30th July 2010. News travel weather and interviews.

Government suggests offering ratepayers options and a veto on excessive council tax rises, but critics say the plan could be expensive, and a wider and more thorough review of local authority funding is needed.
As part of the dismantling of Primary Care Trusts some community services could be handed over to social enterprise or private business, including work with people with learning disabilities, adult services, the walk-in centre and the out-of-hours centre.
Government has brought forward the end of Labour’s scheme of free swimming for pensioners and the young from next April to this August. Critics say the benefits which accrue mean that this is a false economy.

Peterborough Crematorium, Central Park and Itter Park have all been awarded Green Flags.
The brother of Dragons Den participant Duncan Ballantyne lives in Whittlesea, and has managed to get himself off benefits and into a job helping other people get off benefits, with a company called A4E in Peterborough, all under his own steam.
Council funded training continues in Werrington for the Great Eastern Run in October.
Yesterday was Posh press day, and Ben Stevenson interviewed several of the players about their careers and the prospects for next season.
Funding the nuclear deterrent has become a source of conflict between the MOD and the Treasury over who pays for it.
Government will outline its plans today to simplify out-of-work benefits to incentivise people back to work.

A dry start but with steadily thickening cloud bringing outbreaks of patchy rain by late evening. Temp: 22C 72F Pollen level is low.

Richard Kemp Vice Chair Local Government Association.
Peter Facey Unlock Democracy.
Peter Whiteman NHS Peterborough.
John Shearman Vice Chair Peterborough Labour Party.
Bill Ballantyne Brother of Duncan.
Marco Cereste Leader Peterborough City Council.
Tom Brazier Swimming Pensioner.
Tim Cooke Werrington Joggers.
Dave Adams Team Manager Peterborough Creamtorium.

Presenter: Paul Stainton
Producer: Ben Stevenson
Sport: Nick Fairburn
News: Suzi Roberts
Travel: Justin Peterson
Weather: Steve Weston
Phones: Kerry Devine