NEW: A video has been made celebrating the beauty and nature of Cuckoos Hollow by David Gwyer and Roger Proudfoot of Werrington Neighbourhood Council. Find it on youtube under Cuckoos Hollow (Wild Eye Films)
NEW: Response to Werrington Centre Flat Application July 2021 here
Werrington Neighbourhood Council represents the area of the former Werrington North and South wards in Peterborough covering over 6500 residences. The Council was established over 40 years ago and its aims are to:
- Represent and promote the best interests of the inhabitants of Werrington,
- Act as a forum for local opinion on planning proposals, amenities, the local environment and the development of the local area
- To improve the environment of the area and the condition of life for its inhabitants by working in partnership with Peterborough City Council and other agencies.
- To establish and maintain a Neighbourhood Forum, for the express purpose of promoting and improving the social, economic and environmental well-being of Werrington.
MEETINGS: All Neighbourhood Council meetings are open to the public and start with an open public forum for residents to ask questions and express views. Meetings are currently being held virtually. Please contact the Secretary for details a week before if you intend to attend.
13th September, 11th October, THURSDAY 28th October (Werrington Parish Village Centre 7.15pm for 7.30pm), 29th November (Post AGM and general meeting), 17th January, 28th February, 11th April, 16th May, Tuesday 7th June AGM, 18th July Post AGM and general meeting
WERRINGTON NEIGHOURHOOD PLAN: For information click HERE
WERRINGTON’S UNDERPASS PROJECT: For information click HERE
KEN STIMPSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL FENCE APPLICATION:
Werrington Neighbourhood Council did not support the Planning Application for the fences at Ken Stimpson Community School. It could not criticise the school’s safeguarding evidence which meant that an objection could not be made. It however supported the resident’s objections about the fence’s height impacting on neighbours and the local character and requested that a review was made of the height and nature of the fence. It was noted that a Public Meeting was held, coverage was given on Facebook and an article was featured in Peterborough Telegraph. There was no overwhelming support by residents either one way or the other. Whilst Werrington Neighbourhood Council was disappointed with the Planning Committee’s decision, it considers that the process was followed correctly and that the decision was reached democratically.
It does however feel that the City Council’s subsequent suggested limited community use was unacceptable and was not the intention of the Planning Committee especially given the numbers of access points. It has attended meetings and supported residents in their criticism about this with the Local Authority.
The Neighbourhood Council has no campaigning role and so can play no part in the current actions of residents.
ENVIRONMENT GROUP: Thanks to the Co-Operative and its customers for the wonderful donation of £1243. This money has already installed bird boxes at sheltered accommodation and will further purchase bat boxes, undertake community events and install educational signage. Click here to see our events page for more information about this
DROP INS: Regular drop events are held throughout the village. Previous events have taken place at the Education Centre, The Barn and the library. Please look out for details of our next events.
EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES: Socially distanced events are taking place in 2021. Please see WERRINGTON ENVIRONMENT GROUP and WERRINGTON NEIGHBOURHOOD COUNCIL facebook pages for all details. To see some of our past events and activities click here.
SUPPORT THE NEIGHBOURHOOD COUNCIL AND AREA FORUM
There are lots of ways of helping your community and Werrington Neighbourhood Council and Neighbourhood Forum.
BECOME A MEMBER: Contact the Secretary for details.
ATTEND OUR MEETINGS: Every meeting is open to the public. The Neighbourhood Council starts with an Open Public Forum where you can ask questions or share your views
COME TO OUR EVENTS: Regular environment and drop in events take place
JOIN OUR FACEBOOK PAGE: Keep up to date with news and meetings
SUPPORT OUR FUNDRAISING. Werrington Neighbourhood Council receives no funding and needs funds to meet our insurance, room hire and general activities. You can do this by:
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