Peterborough City Council, East Ward
Councillor Stephen Goldspink


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Residents in Ashcroft Gardens and linked roads seem to have been let down in an extraordinary way by the Council....

20/7/2009 -  New Campaign Launch 
No room for negotiation - this is simply unacceptable.....

Finally....is something going to be done about this eyesore?

12/7/2009 -  Bus stops on the move 
The Council proposes some changes to the bus stops near Hill Close...

25/6/2009 -  Update on house at Riley's 
The Council take some action on the dilapidated house at riley's, Eastfield Road

It's difficult to park if you want to use the only Post Office left in East Ward.

Q: When is a consul;tation not a consultation? A: When you leave out contacting the community that will be most affected.....

A rec needed at the wreck?

Our green and pleasant Ward - defiled

Relocation, relocation, relocation - or not, as the case may be...

This could interest YOU!

Residents will be happy with this...

Let's take our streets back from the drunks, shall we....?

Big changes afoot off Reeves Way....

Police and residents representatives meet to set their priorities...

You'll have to read the full article to find out how...

15/10/2008 -  I'll drink to that 
As yet another outlet at the town end of Eastfield Road gets permission to sell alcohol, I ask "when will it end?"....

When it comes to making money, no home in this city is safe from developers...

Sunday mornings at the wirrina - free enterprise or unrestricted blight?

Some good news for car drivers...

Hurrah! Another success from East Ward Councillors.....

18/9/2008 -  Redgate Court Security 
After six months of agitating, Accent Nene finally get their act together....

5/9/2008 -  Think about people, Power 
A local business bids to subject residents to disturbance 12 hours a day, seven days a week, unceasingly.....

28/8/2008 -  Finchfield junction 
New signs are due...

Persistance pays....

A new project offers help around the house if you are unable to tackle those small jobs...

19/8/2008 -  Bus stops and shelters 
An update on when East Ward residents might get protection from the weather whilst waiting for a bus.....

11/8/2008 -  Bank Holiday Bins 
Advice on when to put your bin out in August Bank Holiday week...

10/8/2008 -  GAF-fe by the Council? 
No, THAT junction is not a foregone conclusion - by any means...

22/7/2008 -  Crime update 
Here's the news on hotspots and hotbeds of crime and disorder in the Ward....

More improvement work for a neglected street...

13/7/2008 -  Lyvelly Gardens Play Area 
...to be provided at last...?

If a Councillor can't get a reply from his own Council, what chance has the public got?

A summary of the findings of the 2008 NHS Health Profile for Peterborough...

7/7/2008 -  Rileys for the chop? 
A planning application due to be heard on 15 July could finally mean residents get a "break" from snooker....

16/6/2008 -  Bye bye phone boxes 
The march of the mobile claims two more victims.....

Flats, flats, flats - profit before preservation.

Councillor action pays off...

26/5/2008 -  Regional College act... 
.. to help stop the blight of illegal and anti-social parking.

Residents at Keys Park, Finchfield and St Michael's Gate will be very pleased...

Residents at Keys Park, Finchfield and St Michael's Gate will be very pleased...

23/5/2008 -  Proud to announce.. 
...a very happy day

A path which has been blocked off for months finally opens...

If you can't behave properly, go home! We have enough vandals already...

A follow up story to "The Keep or the moon" (17th April)

You need to be patient, and speedy, if you want to get out of Keys Park, Finchfield or St Michael's Gate into Parnwell Way. Residents are compaining in droves...

..another fatality waiting to happen?

Good news as a path upgrade is completed...

21/4/2008 -  Parnwell Play Area and MUGA 
Complaints about the Parnwell Play area and multi use games area (MUGA) have been investigated...

17/4/2008 -  The Keep or the Moon? 
Words fail me....and that doesn't happen very often....

17/4/2008 -  Crime trends in East Ward 
Latest figures from the police

Of course not. However, there are some problems with rubbish there...

Residents of Stephenson Court have drawn to my attention the appalling condition of a section of path in Bishop's Road...

There are some people who, despite being told, simply ignore the law. What can we do?

Commuters are under notice to quit Eastgate as parking regulations go live

25/3/2008 -  400 pieces of casework 
It's official - I have now dealt with 400 pieces of casework

As the mess and distress goes on at 331 Eastfield Road, I have written an open letter to the owner...

Road or race track? You decide...

17/3/2008 -  Parnwell paths inspected 
A walkabout on 13 March identified problems and solutions...

3/3/2008 -  Graffiti'd signs gone! 
Alright, alright, I know it's not in East Ward, but...

Will this help stop the blight of the school run parking arrogance and thoughtlessness...?

25/2/2008 -  Crossing Impossible 
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to cross Eastfield Road safely at the Newark Avenue lights at 8.40 a.m. on a schoolday...

4/2/2008 -  Reeves Way walls and verges 
Some residents show scant concern for the ambience and design of their street

29/1/2008 -  Police act on St John Fisher 
Parked or abandoned? Sometimes it is difficult to tell...

It seems HGVs are slowly disappearing from Oxney Road...

23/1/2008 -  331 Eastfield Road 
Is this a garden, or a battlefield?

A local resident has come up with a great idea. Read on, and do tell me what you think....

Not such good news for the commercial and industrial powerhouse ward...

After a long campaign and many patches and temporary fills, I can finally announce that Gildenburgh Avenue is to be resurfaced!!

Announcing a new fortnightly service...

Looking better, except for one area...

The results of my investigations into residents' complaints about parked cars at the Ashcroft Gardens / Eastfield Road / Briar Way junction.

Just so you know...

Turbines on the horizon - what do you think?

Crime in East Ward is up by 20% in October over September, but down by 11% on October last year...

Most of the feedback I get about the Council is negative, so it's nice to receive praise for a change...

Very shortly the Council will carry out road improvements to the Eastfield Road / Grove Junction

16/9/2007 -  Reeves Peeves 
As the hordes from St John Fisher school descend outside their temporary premises of Reeves Way, residents get peeved by the sheer selfishness of lazy, thoughtless parents...

9/9/2007 -  Get out of the Grove 
Getting out of Eastfield Grove onto Eastfield Road will soon get easier...

Graffiti on the Nene bridge has concerned me for a while. We now seem to have a solution in sight...

The July statistics for crime in East Ward continue the upward trend

Whichever way you dice it, the majority of Park Ward residents clearly don't want Alma Road, All Saints Road, Huntly Grove and Princes Street closing...

31/7/2007 -  Cutting off communities? 
As informal consultation ends on a scheme to close roads in Park Ward, I ask "is this being kept a secret?"

A planning application has been submitted to demolish Breaks Snooker Club (now Rileys) and build a four storey block of 38 flats. Is this a lucky break, or...

13/5/2007 -  Embankment woes 
Time and time again the beautiful stretch of the river by the Key Theatre floods and the city gets a deposit of sludge, debris and litter. Following Easter's flood, I set out to find out why...

Sometimes, I KNOW the world has gone completely mad.....

2/5/2007 -  Speeding on Eastfield Road 
Is is a racetrack? Is it a motorway? No, it's just Eastfield Road

Following complaints about the state of the paving and gardens behind the Hill Close shops, I call for a clean up

14/3/2007 -  House! 
But not a full house. In fact, quite a lot of empty ones...

27/2/2007 -  Takeaway that! 
A trader in East Ward gets his just desserts to go with his late night pizzas....

In September 2006 and on 5 February 2007 I trailed the construction of a new right turn lane on Bishops Road - well, now it is about to be built....

I am calling for tough action against environmental polluters who have, for years, been ruining the lives of residents in Park Lane....

Anglian Water reveal plans for four wind turbines at their Fengate works.........

17/2/2007 -  Bishops Road Play Area 
New gates installed

17/2/2007 -  Railways - what is going on? 
It's a sad day when a modern railway can't get you from A to B regularly, on time and for a reasonable cost.

Residents about to be consulted on changes to waiting and parking in Saxon Road, Norman Road, Park lane, etc

12/2/2007 -  The Collection Scam 
Watch out, watch out, fake charities about...

East Ward Councillors are on the case to get the Embankment improved - quickly.

The model followed here is the ostrich.....

You heard it here first: in September 2006, I trailed a coming improvement to the Bishops Road junction, suggested by a local resident. Well…

The Council is consulting on plans to extend the City Centre alcohol ban to adjacent areas, including the Embankment and Eastgate

18/1/2007 -  Crime In East Ward 
The latest update available here. Draw your own conclusions...

15/1/2007 -  Parkway Bridge Update 
The electronic wires have been busy this weekend...

How one street is blighted by an unofficial "Park and ride" scheme organised by employees of a local estate agent....

11/1/2007 -  One good turn 
An observant resident raises a safety issue...

The Council identifies a way forward to take tough action against HGVs that continue to use Oxney Road, in defiance of the 7.5 tonne ban

21/12/2006 -  THAT parkway bridge 
There are residents who want the Paston Parkway crossing at the end of Eye Road closed. Here's why...

14/12/2006 -  Website of the month 
Well, in the "Councillor.info" stakes, I've just made it to "website of the month". Have a browse and let me have YOUR views. Interesting? Boring? Anything you'd like me to cover?

13/12/2006 -  You've been framed! 
Is the Government about to "fit up" Peterborough with a waste plant it doesn't want, in the wrong place, risking our health and heritage, by changing the planning rules?

26/11/2006 -  It's simple, really.... 
Why did I not support residents in their campaign to oppose the building of a Burger King drive through at the BP filling Station on St John's Street...

14/11/2006 -  So what, exactly, do you want 
I am seeking your views on what the £10,000 available to Councillors in East Ward should be spent on, and what else you would like to see improved in the ward

13/11/2006 -  Parking changes in Eastgate 
Welcome news for commuter sick residents in Eastgate...

12/11/2006 -  Bridge over non-supporter 
Should the Council spend upwards to £2.5 million to allow residents to access, by foot, a facility developed for use by motorists?

12/11/2006 -  Lest we forget 
Today was remembrance day. But 34 out of 57 Councillors seem to have forgotten...

1/11/2006 -  Waste Not, Want Not 
At my request, Stewart Jackson MP gets an update on the proposed waste plant in East Ward...

29/10/2006 -  Around the ward in 80 words 
Here are some of the things your local councillors have been up to recently...

29/10/2006 -  HGVs defy ban 
A recent City Council survey shows that some drivers and operators are ignoring the HGV ban in Oxney Road. They had better watch out, as enforcement action is underway.....

19/10/2006 -  Parking mad 
Watch out, there's yellow lines about...

16/10/2006 -  What a load of rubbish 
What do you do when your neighbour couldn't give a jot about their overflowing bins...?

23/9/2006 -  Improvement coming 
Following an enquiry and suggestion from a local resident, improvements are on the way to Bishops Road's junction with Vineyard Road...

13/7/2006 -  Hooray - it's gone... 
After a very long campaign, my persistence with the Dickens Street Municipal Centre has finally paid dividends..

28/5/2006 -  Help needed 
If you've got £9,000 to spare, and would like the publicity associated with a "good samaritan help disabled residents" story, read on...

28/5/2006 -  Highway Code - what's that? 
...an optional extra, apparently...

28/5/2006 -  Bits and pieces 
Hee's some of the things that I've been tackling for the ward recently...

Other roads are not a patch on Glenton Street...

14/4/2006 -  Broad Close - Grass or Bog? 
After Barhale Construction had finished using part of Broad Close green as their compound when installing traffic calming on Reeves Way, they didn't bother to reinstate it properly....

Wet and windy waiting to end...

25/3/2006 -  Roof coming off 
At last!! Some strong action on the troublesome Dickens Street building...

As GOAway campaign manager Isabel Dennis visits EVERY business on Eastern Industry, she discovers that...

26/2/2006 -  Oxney Road Lorry Ban 
At long last, the Oxney Road lorry ban finally arrives after challenges and reviews...

The end of the school day is a nightmare for local residents, but hopefully not for much longer....

12/2/2006 -  GO Away campaign launched 
Let's erase the incinerator - live online

The ex-Municipal Club building on Dickens Street is in a state again. I am now working to get it demolished - at the negligent owner's expense...

13/1/2006 -  Strong words for PREL 
The text of my 25 minute speech delivered in the Council meeting on 11 January, when Councillors debated - and rejected - the plan for a huge "waste to Energy" plant in East ward. But the Government has the final say...

As the dates for the Council and Cabinet meetings to the discuss Global Olivine / Peterborough Renewable Energy proposal to build a "waste to energy" plant in East Ward approach, I point out some obvious worries...

Residents can't get parked as commuters move in

2/1/2006 -  Slip Road opposition grows 
Residents in the south of East Ward give massive thumbs down to parkway slip roads at Bishops Road.

The Lyvelly Gardens Residents Association calls on the Council to take firm action against alleged planning condition breaches by David Wilson Homes

19/12/2005 -  Global Olivine - NO Thank You 
My reaction to Peterborough Renewable Energy Ltd's crude and threadbare letter to Councillors....

19/11/2005 -  Getting Needled 
If you have diabetic needles to dispose of, you might expect your doctor, pharmacist or the environment agency to help. Dream on...

17/11/2005 -  Is Parnwell cracking up? 
Councillor Mark Collins investigates problems in Parnwell...

16/11/2005 -  Ooer - it's the sewer 
There's a big stink in Palmers Road and Edgeley Drain Road. Stephen Goldspink and Stewart Jackson M.P. are on the trail...

The Council plans to create a 24 hour clearway in the streets around Boongate, Fengate, Edgeley Drain Road and Newark Road. Have your say...

If you live in the Bishops Road area, you need to read this!

My campaign to get the Dickens Street Municipal Club site cleared up, at the negligent owner's expenses, finally pays off...

3/11/2005 -  Oxney Road HGV ban 
At last, after years of campaigning, your East Ward Councillors are pleased to announce...

26/10/2005 -  Common Sense 
Find out what is going on in East Ward

26/10/2005 -  Oxney Road lorry ban 
It's finally coming. Read on...

20/10/2005 -  Peterborough Renewable Energy 
What do you think about the Global Olivine proposal to build a "waste to energy" plant in East Ward (Storey's Bar Road)