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FENGATE-EASTGATE-EASTFIELD-NEWARK HILL-OXNEY RD-PARNWELL

FOCUS

Issue Nr. 11

on EAST WARD.

Focus Editor: ‘John’ Lavini

www.peterboroughlibdems.org.uk

New School on Hereward College site John Lavini demands community safeguards. News that a new school could be reopened on the Hereward College site in Reeves Way must be very welcome to all local residents. Local Liberal

Democrats warned way back in 2004 that the City’s rush to close its smaller schools was too hasty and the new Academy and Voyager schools would not make up for all the lost places. We asked then that parts of the Hereward site should be retained for Community use, especially the Sports Hall and All Weath- er pitches. Now the City Council have realised their mistake with realisation that hundreds of young people have had problems finding a school place in the last 2 years. They are proposing that a new school be opened by an outside body as a ‘free school’. This would be open to young people over 11 years old from any part of the City. JOHN LAVINI and the local Liberal Democrat Focus Team would prefer that the school was run by the City Council, free from any sectarian or commercial influence, but we reluctantly accept the plans for a ‘free school’ as they would be quicker and cost less to the City. However, John and the FOCUS Team still believe there should be safeguards for community and youth facilities and that local families should have priority in allocating places at the new school. WHAT DO YOU THINK? Should Community facilities be made available as part of the new school? YES / NO Should local families have priority in places at the new school? YES / NO SEND YOUR REPLIES TO :East Ward Focus Team FREEPOST ANG 30067, Brampton, Huntingdon PE28 4BR or send John Lavini an email at lavini150@yahoo.co.uk

PARNWELL - CONGRATULATIONS

Some time ago, when their local pub closed, Parnwell residents didn’t just sit and complain - they got together and, with help from local businesses and others, they reopened as ‘Club Caliente’. Now a smart venue with local events, business and community meeting place, Club Caliente is a focus for the residents of Parnwell. The East Ward Focus Team says; “Well done!” and “Keep up the good work”. Details from their website at http://www.club-caliente.biz. Or phone 01733 343450Email: p_chelmiah@yahoo.co.uk

FLYTIPPING - CITY HAS IT ALL WRONG, says John Lavini.

Peterborough’s Conservative-led City Council has introduced a charge of £23.50 to collect the items they used to take away free, such as old fridges, tvs etc. John and the Focus Team agree with Liberal Democrat Councillors that this will be a ‘false economy’ with more being spent to clear up flytipped carpets, kitchen units and other rubbish. Here John is examining rubbish left at rear of Osric Court off Danes Close:

Printed by P’boro Lib Dem Printing Soc c/o 37 Swift Close, Deeping St James PE6 8QQ. Published and promoted for and on behalf of the Liberal Democrats by Peter Chivall, 88 Elmfield Rd, P’boro PE1 4HB


Padholme Road - are Safety Cameras needed?

For many years, local residents have been asking the Focus Team about the traffic lights in Padholme Road, and complaining that speeding cars oftem jump the lights, putting pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers in danger. What do you think? Is jumping the lights here still a problem? Let John Lavini and the Focus Team know. Fill in the Grumble Sheet below and return it to the FREEPOST address shown.

LOCAL TORIES BACK CUTS Despite enjoying free parking throughout the city, mobile phones and payments on top of their basic salaries, city councillors have now agreed a budget that will see hours and expert staff reduced in many Libraries, a 1,600% increase in charging old people to attend day care centres, selling the street cleaning department to a private company, selling off council assets and cutting at least 180 jobs. So who voted for these cuts? Well Conservative councillors in this area did! Liberal Democrat council group leader Councillor Darren Fower verbally attacked the Conservative administration of the city council, proposing a range of alternative savings to protect front line services. Among other things the Lib Dems suggested senior council officers should take a pay cut, the cost- ly “Your Peterborough” magazine (described as a ‘council propaganda sheet’) should be scrapped and some councillors should themselves have their allowances cut. While Darren fought your corner, Conservative councillors in this area just sat waiting to vote in favour of this terrible budget. Darren handed his car parking pass back over two years ago and has now requested that his ‘special responsibility allowance’ be stopped for the next three years.

Parnwell Way - Success at Last for local residents on fly-tipping. Way back in 2005, local residents complained to then East Ward Focus Team leader Muhammad Ikram, about fly-tipping in the woodland belt next to Parnwell Way. Ikram got the grot cleared up, but residents said the long-term answer would be posts to stop vans driving across the grass. Eventually pressure from local residents paid off and the posts were installed. Congratulations to everyone concerned. Here East Ward Focus Editor John Lavini is inspecting the work. His opinion: “These posts look neat and effective - I hope they don’t get broken by anyone.”

Grumble Sheet Got a problem with Council services. Get it off your chest! Fill in the form and let John Lavini and the Focus Team know what’s bothering you. Name .........................................

Address ..........................................................

Postcode............................. Telephone / email address........................................... I want to complain about........................................................................................ ...................................................................................... Post your Complaint to :John Lavini, East Ward Focus Team, FREEPOST ANG 30067, Brampton, Huntingdon PE28 4BR

Or email John at lavini150@yahoo.co.uk Printed by P’boro Lib Dem Printing Soc c/o 37 Swift Close, Deeping St James PE6 8QQ. Published and promoted for and on behalf of the Liberal Democrats by Peter Chivall, 88 Elmfield Rd, P’boro PE1 4HB

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