You may have recently read in the Peterborough Telegraph, that “MPs have criticised an organisation [Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (GCGP LEP)] which funded infrastructure projects in Peterborough before being liquidated.”
A couple of years ago I ran a petition calling on the Council to get rid of the Mayor’s car, nearly 400 people added their support.
Sadly, the Tories at the Town Hall ignored this call, instead preferring to rent a newer version for £6,000 a year!
At the start of February 2018 ,the Peterborough Telegraph reported that Peterborough City Council as part of it’s budget proposals had “..declared it will no longer run the popular family attraction in Flaxland in order to save £18,000 a year.”
At a time of bumper pay for senior councillors and officers at the town hall, and another hike in council tax, many local people were not happy!
You may have read recently in the Peterborough Telegraph, that Nazreen Bibi, whose daughter Mirdyea Shahzadi (19) is severely autistic and needs 24-hour care, was concerned that local parents could struggle if The Manor, a respite home for children and young people with disabilities, closed.
- Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.
- In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.
- Approximately 1 in 8 adults with a mental health problem are currently receiving treatment.
In 2007, it was reported in the local media, that the Conservative controlled City Council, here in Peterborough decided that Westcombe, had become a financial drain, and it announced plans to wind-down the facility.
This would have seen 21 disabled and four able-bodied workers lose their jobs.