A Celebration for the Life of Peter Green (‘Pete’) will be held at Peterborough Crematorium on Friday, 24th November 2017 at 1600 hours.
Carole, Alex, Matthew and family invite you to join them after the service to raise a glass, or two, at: ‘Arley, High Haden Road, Glatton, PE28 5RU.
In light of this, the Council will be running a ‘Be a councillor’ event on Wednesday, 15 November 2017 at 7.00pm being held in the Civic Suite, Pathfinder House, Huntingdon. This event is to encourage residents and those who work in the District to find out what being a local Councillor entails. There will be presentations by the Managing Director, Executive Leader and other Senior Officers addressing attendees on matters including how the Council works, how decisions are taken, importance of the Code of Conduct. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to get further advice on the election/nomination process, support available to councillors, councillor remuneration, IT support etc.
Representatives of political parties will be in attendance to offer an informal session via a ‘market stall’ approach after the presentation where they can provide further information in encouraging attendees to get involved. Information will also be provided for attendees interested in standing as an Independent candidate.
A memorial service to celebrate Keith’s remarkable life will take place on Friday 13th October at 2:30pm at the Haycock Hotel, Wansford, PE8 6JA, which will be followed by light afternoon refreshments.
There will be a small and private cremation in the morning for family members. Olive and her three sons look forward to seeing our family and friends in the afternoon.
In lieu of flowers, any donations that you may wish to make can be made at: hhtps:/www.justgiving.com/fundraising/keithlawson1925 or at the memorial service.
Keith’s working career was spent in the Construction Industry and he was a life member of The Lighthouse Club, which is the only charity that provides financial and emotional support to the construction community and their families who have suffered an injury or long term illness.
Olive, Ian, Gary, Robert.
Stay Well this winter
Winter weather can be seriously bad for our health. Being cold can aggravate existing conditions and raise the risk of increased blood pressure, heart attacks and strokes. However, there are lots of things you can do to stay well this winter.
- Get expert advice from your pharmacist
If you start to feel unwell, even if it’s a cough or a cold, don’t wait until it gets more serious. Seek advice on the best treatment from your local pharmacist.
- Make sure you get your free flu jab
Flu is a highly contagious and can cause serious complications for at risk groups. Adults over 65; those with long-term health conditions; children aged two to eight; carers and pregnant women may all be eligible for a free flu vaccination – ask your GP practice today.
- Stock up your medicine cabinet
A well-stocked medicine cabinet can help you treat common winter ailments such as coughs, colds, sore throats and sickness bugs at home and will save you going out if you feel unwell.Ask your pharmacist about essential medicines to keep at home.
- Keep warm
Keeping warm, both inside and outdoors, over the winter months can help to prevent colds, flu and more serious health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia and depression.
- Get the right help
Make sure you’re receiving all the help you are entitled to. Learn how to make your home more energy efficient and take advantage of financial schemes to keep up with energy bills. Visit nhs.uk/Livewell/winterhealth/Pages/KeepWarmKeepWell for details.
For further information on staying well this winter visit www.nhs.uk/staywell
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Essential road upgrades that will bring new businesses and jobs to Peterborough will start next week, on Thursday 3 August.
Extra capacity is being added to junction 17 of the A1(M) and junction 1 of the A1139 Fletton Parkway to the south west of the city that will enable the expansion of the Gateway Peterborough business park. At the same time, Cambridgeshire County Council will carry out full depth resurfacing on the A1(M) junction 17 roundabout.
The work has been carefully planned in a partnership between Highways England, Cambridgeshire County Council, Peterborough City Council, Gateway Peterborough’s owners Roxhill Developments and their contractors Winvic. By closely coordinating the projects and by carrying out the vast majority of the work overnight, the partnership hope to avoid any repeat of the delays caused by recent roadworks on the A1(M) in Peterborough.
The work is expected to take around five months and to be complete in November.
Highways England Capital Delivery Team Leader, Aran Nugent, said:
We’re very clear that there can be no repeat of the disruption that drivers suffered last time there were road works at junction 17 of the A1(M). We’ve looked closely at what happened then and we are doing everything we can to make sure that the work happening now will cause minimal disruption for drivers.
As well as completing the vast majority of the work overnight, we’re working together to publicise the work across the area using mobile digital signage and lifting roadworks for major events such as Bonfire Night.
Customer service is a priority for Highways England, and by working closely with our partners in the council we hope to keep drivers fully on the move throughout this work and to help people understand the benefits of this work.
Cambridgeshire County Council Traffic Manager, Sonia Hansen said:
We have been working closely with Highways England, Peterborough City Council and Winvic, the developer’s contractor, to ensure we’re all working together and co-ordinating the works for Peterborough Gateway.
During the work planned on the A1(M) slip roads at junction 17 there will be some weekend closures towards the end of October. We have made sure our work can be carried out at the same time to try and minimise the amount of disruption to the public.
We will be reconstructing four sections of the roundabout, this work is not just resurfacing, it will involve digging deeper than normal and re-building parts of the road to ensure longevity for around 15 years. It will require some full weekend closures as it would not be safe to open while the work is being carried out. “We’d ask drivers to follow the signed diversion route and allow extra time for their journeys. We have all worked hard to forward plan and reduce the impact the work will have but delays are expected.”
A new lane will be added to the north side of the junction 17 roundabout helping improve traffic flow toward Peterborough and new traffic signals will help the junction to operate efficiently. A new filter lane from the westbound A1139 into the business park will help take pressure off the A1139 junction 1 roundabout. At the same time, the A1(M) junction 17 roundabout will be fully resurfaced, and other maintenance and renewal work will be carried out. By carrying out the work at the same time, in a tightly coordinated way, disruption to journeys should be kept to an absolute minimum.The work is being completed in various phases across the next few months. All dates are subject to potential changes based on weather and other conditions. A summary of upcoming roadworks will be published by Highways England each week.
At junction 1 of the A1139 Fletton Parkway
Work on the parkway verge near junction 1 of the A1139 will begin on Monday 7 August.
From September there will be off-peak lane closures between 9.30am-3.30pm each day, avoiding the busy peak periods. The lanes will reopen outside these times, but a 40mph temporary speed limit on junction 1 will be in place for the duration of the work.
Additional work will include overnight resurfacing under a night time closure of the slip road at the end of the project and work to upgrade lighting on the junction.
All work at junction 1 is expected to be complete in November.
On the A605 to the west of the junction
Northamptonshire County Council will also be maintaining bridges on the nearby A605 and resurfacing sections of the road. Sections of the A605 between Thrapston and Peterborough will be closed:
- over the weekend from 8pm on Friday 11 August until 6am on Monday 14 August
- overnight on Monday 14 August, Tuesday 15 August, and Friday 18 August, between 8pm and 6am each night
- over the weekend from 8pm on Friday 18 August to 6am on Monday 21 August
- each night from Monday 21 August to Friday 25 August, between 8pm and 6am each night
On each occasion, access to homes and businesses on the closed section will be maintained and there will be a diversion for through traffic via the A14 and the A1(M).
Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.