Grass gets cut at #TudorClose

After being contacted by local residents, who were wondering why a small section of grass had seemingly been ignored, during recent cutting exercises, I’m now glad to say that the work has been done.

Q: Why was it? A: According to some, Cross Keys used to do the whole job, as most of the land belongs to them.

But, now they seem to be leaving the smaller section and central area that is owned by the local authority, to be cut by Peterborough City Council?

You’d think one of them would just do the whole job in one go and then, at worst, send a small invoice to the other?

I’ve now emailed the CEO of Cross Keys and the Corporate Director at the Council, to see what they have to say and if they can sort out a suitable setup for the future?

Cut speed, save lives in Gunthorpe ……..!

20s Plenty
Even a 1mph reduction in average speeds cuts crashes by 6%.

I want 20 mile per hour speed limits not just in the residential areas of the Gunthorpe ward, but throughout the city!

  • Tests show that 20 mph limits reduce the most toxic diesel fumes.
  • They could help to reduce the 30,000 annual UK deaths from air pollution.

Sadly, all our Tory-controlled city council has promised is to review, evaluate and share their feedback – but to date, I’ve seen nowt from them?

What do you think? Would you like to see 20 mph limits?

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Lib Dems Pupil Premium policy has given hundreds of thousands of £’s to schools in this area


The Liberal Democrats have certainly got a lot of stick for taking part in the coalition government between 2010 and 2015, but, it was certainly not all bad! Especially when it comes to providing support for schools like Norwood, Gunthorpe, Werrington and Welbourne Primary Schools!

The other year I was appointed to a special group at the Town Hall which aimed to improve city schools and managed to get cross-party agreement to make ‘pupil premiums’ and their impact locally one of the group’s first priorities.

As a result, details of the what and where the pupil premium gets spent on is now published on the schools’ websites!

The Pupil Premium is additional funding given to schools so that they can support ‘disadvantaged’ pupils. It aims to help these pupils do at least as well
in their education as the rest of the children in the school.

The Pupil Premium was one of the key measures argued for by Liberal Democrats during the negotiations that set up the coalition government.

The Pupil Premium is extra support for the children who need it the most, whether it is catch-up classes, one-to one tuition, extra IT support – whatever
the school thinks best.

Fewer children falling behind means less disruption in class and a better education for everyone. Therefore, it is important that the city council understands how local schools are spending their premium.

  • The Pupil Premium was one of four policy priorities that the Liberal Democrats put on the front page of their 2010 General Election manifesto.

Links to each schools pupil premium reports

  • Welbourne Primary School – There pupil premium has rises from £36,000 in 2012/13 to £94,000 in 2015/2016
  • Norwood Primary School – In 2014/15 received £51,000, which was spent on things like providing school uniform vouchers, higher level teaching assistants to deliver English booster groups in Year 2 and Year 6 and purchased additional electronic reading resources to engage pupils and improve rates of reading progress in Year 4…… to name but a few things!
  • Werrington Primary School – In 20154/15 the school received £78,000, and children received additional teaching support and help as a result.
  • Gunthorpe Primary School – Has so far received £222,640 and have used the money on awhole range of things to help those children who most need it!


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