A Fair Spot and Goodly – Local Impressions of Peterborough

07:20 Thursday 17th May 2012
Peterborough Breakfast Show
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

“They’re always in groups, and when you’re walking down here late at night, you’re very scared. The amount of cars that have pulled up to me personally, it’s horrible. Would you like to get into my car? How much? It’s a very scary place to live. Very scary.”
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Peterborough Blighted by Street Drinkers

08:21 Tuesday 19th July 2011
Peterborough Breakfast Show
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Residents in Fletton say proposed non-drinking zones don’t work, and the Designated Public Place Order shouldn’t be extended. Fletton was one of the first places in Peterborough to get one of these DPPOs, but people living there say it hasn’t really helped. The Safer Peterborough Partnership are now proposing to extend the bans across the areas of New England and the North Ward. Charles Swift is the councillor where these changes will be brought in, and our reporter Sam Appleby has been to meet him. (TAPE)
CHARLES SWIFT: Every morning you’ll find about forty or fifty on here. Anytime, empty beer cans, and things like that, vodka bottles and Jack Daniels whisky bottles. I stopped counting at 450 the other morning, when I was cycling round on my bicycle. Continue reading “Peterborough Blighted by Street Drinkers”

Marco Cereste Tightens His Grip on Peterborough

grip08:08 Tuesday 17th May 2011
Peterborough Breakfast Show
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

PAUL STAINTON: It’s all change at Peterborough City Council following an eventful meeting at the Town Hall last night. Council Leader Marco Cereste made a few changes to his Cabinet. Matthew Dalton and Wayne Fitzgerald given new roles. Meanwhile, Councillor Paula Thacker was unveiled as the new Mayor of Peterborough, taking over from the very very hardworking Keith Sharp. Here to explain the changes is the new, old, Leader, Marco Cereste. Good morning.
MARCO CERESTE: Good morning Paul. How are you?
PAUL STAINTON: I’m very good. Congratulations on your reappointment as Council Leader, or Leader of the Conservatives, or both, or whatever.
MARCO CERESTE: Thank you.
PAUL STAINTON: So, a few changes Marco. Why did you feel you needed to shake things up a bit? Continue reading “Marco Cereste Tightens His Grip on Peterborough”

Labour Back in Force in Peterborough

vote07:08 Friday 6th May 2011
Peterborough Breakfast Show
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

PAUL STAINTON: Now, last night, passion, turnout, jubilation. (AUDIO: CHANTING AND CLAPPING) Who says local elections don’t count? Who says nobody cares? Jubilant scenes last night in Peterborough. 19 seats up for grabs. Leader Marco Cereste increased his majority in Stanground Central, but he watched in agony as his Tory Party lost 4 seats to Labour. Continue reading “Labour Back in Force in Peterborough”

Peterborough News 11th November 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Thusday 11th November 2010.

Topics:
Living longer: according to charity PRIME 20% of over 50s in Peterborough cannot find work yet the pension age rises.
Bans on public drinking are to be set up in more parts of Peterborough.
The landlord of the Crown Pub Millfield says there are too many off-licensed outlets in Millfield and drunkenness is rife.
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Peterborough News 9th November 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Tuesday 9th November 2010.

Topics:
The rising cost of care for the elderly: BBC examines an example of a traditional family setting where three generations live under the same roof, and families are neighbours.
A senior councillor is concerned that raising the cost of allotments for pensioners by a factor of three will cause many to abandon the activity. He reminds us that Council have often in the past sold off allotments for housing, and wonders how this fits in with Council’s bid to be Environment Capital.
Many will assemble in Sainsburys Car park at 10pm on Friday 12th November to sleep rough in aid of the Peterborough Soup Kitchen. Mayor Keith Sharp is leading the effort.
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Peterborough News 29th October 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 06:00 to 09:00 on Friday 29th October 2010.

Topics:
East Anglian Air Ambulance no longer want to work with the volunteer Magpas service, but Magpas say they will continue to operate using the Cambridgeshire police helicopter, and will buy their own if necessary.
Mayor Keith Sharp has promised to get a new war memorial in Cathedral Square Peterborough by 2012.
Local Enterprise Partnerships have been given the go-ahead by Government, replacing EEDA locally. Opinions are divided on whether Cambridge and Peterborough have enough in common to make the idea a success.
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Peterborough News 30th September 2010

A summary of the Peterborough Breakfast Show from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire broadcast from 07:00 to 09:00 on Thursday 30th September 2010.

Topics:
Unison supporters gathered outside the Town Hall yesterday, to protest against planned cuts to the public sector.
NHS Cambridgeshire has launched its pilot scheme to hand budgets over to GPs and scrap Strategic Health Authorities. A new NHS Commissioning Board will oversee the regime.
Peterborough raises £60,000 for the victims of the Pakistan floods.
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