Peterborough City Council, East Ward
Councillor Stephen Goldspink

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Residents are being asked for their views on what to do with non-recyclable waste as Peterborough City Council looks to develop the city’s future waste facilities and reduce the amount of rubbish being sent to landfill.  

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The winning entries of Peterborough’s first Children’s Film Awards can now be viewed on Peterborough City Council’s website.

Residents are being asked for their views on what to do with non-recyclable waste as Peterborough City Council looks to develop the city’s future waste facilities and reduce the amount of rubbish being sent to landfill.

More than 110 people a week are paying their council bills on the website and another 70 are using the touch-tone telephone service, freeing up Peterborough City Council staff to deal with more complex queries.

Peterborough City Council was today awarded a further £5.85 million cash boost through the Department for Communities and Local Government’s Growth Area Funding (GAF).

Other cities across Britain are being urged to follow in Peterborough’s footsteps next year when organising Refugee Week celebrations.

More than 133 businesses have contacted Peterborough City Council’s conference desk to enquire about suitable city venues to hold conferences in the past year.

Plans for the emergency evacuation of Peterborough city centre in response to a major incident have been drawn up by Cambridgeshire Constabulary and Peterborough City Council.

Paston Farm Play Centre has undergone a £200,000 make-over to turn it into Peterborough’s first adventure centre thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

Recycling initiatives introduced by Peterborough City Council have been selected as a leading good example by the government’s national waste strategy organisation WRAP. This latest success follows the selection of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough recycling programme as a Beacon project that can be copied by other local authorities throughout the country.

Students in Peterborough will be celebrating today as the number of A level passes looks set to have risen again this year.

Residents in Peterborough are being encouraged to support National Composting Week (7 May to 12 May) by using a home composter to turn their vegetable peelings, egg boxes, organic kitchen waste, leaves and grass cuttings into compost for their gardens.

A new drop-in centre for teenagers to get free, confidential advice has been set up by a group of youngsters in conjunction with Peterborough Youth Service.

Residents and catering staff are being urged to think about the four Cs of food hygiene during National Food Safety Week from Monday 12 June to Sunday 18 June.

Local employers who encourage their staff to adopt healthy and environmentally friendly commuting travel options are urged to apply for a Workplace Travel Plan Award.

Local residents are being urged to turn over a new leaf and adopt a greener lifestyle with the help of Peterborough City Council’s recycling team.

Peterborough’s aspirations to become a major business conference venue will be boosted with the launch of a dedicated brochure at a top show for secretaries in London on Tuesday 16 May.

Peterborough City Council has been allocated £8,437,874 million of extra government funds to pay for a range of projects to accommodate the city’s rapid growth. The projects are:

Free bus travel for people aged 60-plus and for those who are registered as disabled will be introduced by Peterborough City Council from 1 April – replacing the current half-price travel concession.

An additional £830,000 has been allocated by the Department for Transport to the Peterborough Town Rail Bridge reconstruction project.

Housing developers who fail to complete access roads within reasonable deadlines may soon face a clampdown from Peterborough City Council.

A national conference focusing on sustainable travel options that promote healthy lifestyles and minimise damage to the environment will be held at the Bull Hotel in Peterborough on Wednesday 5 April.

A new studio and rehearsal area, together with improved backstage facilities, will be built at Peterborough’s Key Theatre thanks to a £630,000 grant from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM).

Peterborough City Council is aiming to breathe new life into the ‘Greater Dogsthorpe’ area of the city under a four-year £1.6 million Neighbourhood Management project starting in the spring.

A new grants policy being introduced next year by Peterborough City Council will encourage local community and voluntary groups to focus their activities more precisely on the needs of residents.

A newly-launched Bretton Community Sports Forum is aiming to develop more facilities for youngsters and older people in association with Peterborough City Council.

Top author Marina Lewycka, whose ‘Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian’ was short-listed for the 2005 Orange Prize, will host a reading and discussion at the John Clare Theatre at Peterborough’s Central Library on Saturday 25 March at 2 pm.

The Queensgate Limited Partnership, a 50:50 joint venture between Hammerson and Morley Fund Management on behalf of Norwich Union Life and Pensions, has entered into a development agreement with Peterborough City Council for the North Westgate project. The development will create a 60,000 m² (646,000 ft²) mixed-used scheme, which will substantially enhance Peterborough city centre’s retail offer and provide a natural extension to the existing Queensgate shopping centre.

New high-tech software being installed by Peterborough City Council will soon give people the option to book and pay for Key Theatre tickets and sports and leisure activities online.

A wide-ranging public consultation is being undertaken by Peterborough City Council on proposals to introduce a smoke-free policy in work premises and public places under new legislation coming into force in summer 2007.

Thanks to the on-going support of generous sponsors a Safety Challenge initiative, managed by Peterborough City Council, is to take to the road for a third year running.

Plans for a new ‘super hospital’ located at the Edith Cavell Hospital in Peterborough were unanimously approved by Peterborough City Council’s Planning and Environmental Protection Committee yesterday (Tuesday 31 January).

The Katharine of Aragon celebration was a great success with 750-800 people attending the cathedral service - unprecedented in the history of the event, which normally attracts just over 100 people.

A new £600,000 gymnastics centre, created with the help of a £490,000 Big Lottery Fund grant, will be officially opened at the Jack Hunt School, in Netherton, Peterborough, on Friday 20 January 2006. A community open day will allow local residents to tour the new centre the following day (Saturday 21 January 2006).

Local people will have the chance to comment on plans for multi-million pound improvements to sports provision in Peterborough at a public meeting at Stanground College, Peterborough, on Wednesday 18 January.

The resumption of reconstruction work at Peterborough’s Town Rail Bridge means that traffic will again be restricted to just two lanes from Monday (9 January) following the suspension of work to permit four-lane traffic movements during the Christmas shopping peak.

Play facilities in Peterborough will benefit from a £445,835 investment over the next three years thanks to a Big Lottery Fund cash injection under a national £155 million children’s play initiative.

Local people are being urged to help influence the development of new sports facilities in Peterborough under a major consultation exercise being launched by Peterborough City Council.

Plans to improve the ‘visitor experience’ for thousands of people who enjoy the shopping and nightlife attractions in Peterborough city centre are being drawn up by Peterborough City Council.

Primary and junior schools in Peterborough are celebrating after achieving significantly improved performance results in national league tables released by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) today (Friday 2 December). The results move Peterborough to 97th place out of 150 local education authorities – up from 114 last year.

Weekly collections of ‘black bin’ household refuse will return to cope with the extra food waste generated by the Christmas and New Year festivities in Peterborough for four weeks only from Monday 19 December.

Children and older people in Peterborough are receiving good quality services according to an inspection by the Commission for Social Care Inspection and Ofsted into the effectiveness of Peterborough City Council and the Greater Peterborough Primary Care Partnership (GPPCP) in supporting and meeting local needs.

Recycling initiatives operated by Peterborough City Council have been short-listed for a government Beacon Status award, which recognises excellent projects that can be imitated by other local authorities.

Local residents have an opportunity to comment on Peterborough City Council’s future transport plans at an exhibition at the Town Hall on Friday 18 November and Saturday morning 19 November.

All four lanes of Peterborough’s Town Rail Bridge will re-open to traffic for at least four weeks from Friday 18 November to help cope with the demands of Christmas shoppers. The footpath on the western side of the bridge will re-open at the same time.

Peterborough’s New Link Partnership project won a clutch of top trophies in a prestigious UK Housing Awards ceremony at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel, London.

Peterborough City Council was praised for again setting a national lead by creating a ‘choice-based’ rented homes partnership with locally-based housing associations at the launch of a new Peterborough Homes service.

Plans to open up new public access routes to the River Nene South Bank development area and to build 150 homes on the Elliott Group factory site in Glebe Road, Peterborough, have been welcomed by Peterborough City Council Leader, Councillor Ben Franklin.

Growth plans for Peterborough and the rest of the East of England over the next 16 years will come under detailed scrutiny during a formal examination in public (EiP) of the ‘regional spatial strategy’.

Peterborough’s first purpose-built gym and fitness centre to cater for children as young as eight will open at Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton on Friday 18 November. The facility will also cater for the wider community and Greater Peterborough Primary Care Partnership (GPPCP) will use it at selected times as a referral centre for both young people and adults with health problems.