Local News

FRIDAY, 21 OCTOBER 2011


New Road Finally Opens

It's finally open, the new road improvement scheme 1073 / A16 Peterborough to Spalding road. The final stretch of the new Spalding by-pass link road had been long awaited but was delayed due to contractual problems between the main contractor and Peterborough City Council. At a cost of £80 million it has been a long time coming.
Having travelled along it at rush hour time the last two days it is proving to be very busy. The old 1073 is due for a makeover in the coming weeks and will be closed from 24th October.


                                                         Source:   peterboroughtoday.co.uk


Van Hage Garden Centre

Van Hage - Peterborough

Poshcoffeeco takes a walk( poshcoffeeco.co.uk)


Having taken a walk this morning between home and the relatively new Van Hage garden centre site at Parnwell it is apparent that whoever is responsible for looking after the pedestrian site entrance is not doing as they should.
On turning in to the public footpath at the eye roundabout / Co-operative petrol station it hits you in the eye with all the rubbish strewn around the hedgerows and spare land leading to the Garden Centre car park.
If it is Peterborough City Council who is supposed to look after it I would suggest that the problem is tackled sooner than later before fly tippers start to dump the usual fridges and used car tyres which is usually found these days down country lanes.
I would have thought that Van Hage management would be very embarrassed if the responsibility lies with them. However, I do know that the site has it's own Site Manager and you would think that as part of his remit that he would venture out of his cosy office from time to time to see what goes on around the site.
Watch this space as I endeavour to find out who's job it is to look after this piece of land.

To be continued