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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Stopping mindless acts in Park Farm.... a possible way forward

Cllr Turnip in spidery writing:

Slide ripped off muga (????) in children’s play park

 Peterborough Tribune
Mindless Vandalism

"This mindless criminal act was carried out today. Surely someone saw who did it? I’ve reported it as the area was designated by residents as a priority for the police while schools were out due to the rising evidence of alcohol misuse found during recent litter picks. If you have any information please call the police on 101 or let me know in confidence. Some good news…I’ve had one name suggested already so have passed it on to the police.

Latest - Thank you, I now have two names which I will pass on to the police. There are more than two involved including at least two girls so please let me know if you know who they are.


It really is a bit rich for Cllr Turnip CON Stanground East  (faced with his Ward being swallowed up next May) to bang on about mindless vandalism, and at the same time if you consider his sorry public record over the last five years. Some may say that's political mindless vandalism, but who are we to judge?  (Still waiting for the spring and summer planting, and the seats - removed and refurbed from Bridge Street to be installed along the Green Wheel. Deposed Cereste seemingly snaffled them folks for his former ward!)

Certainly wrecking the Harper Memorial Playground,  (known locally as HMP) is not to be encouraged, heaven knows a small fortune in terms of much needed public money has been poured into the Turnip Golden Triangle over the last five years, a fabled area bounded by the councillors house, the pillar box, and the primary school. The rest of our community budget found its way via Cllr Turnip, over to the Dogsthorpe Spa Pool, just as local supported bus services in Stanground were chopped and meals on wheels services curtailed..

Precious little has been spent over the years on the rest of the Ward. You cannot even read half the street signs, they are so tatty. (since this blog - not Cllr Turnip - first raised the issue of street signs with the repainting of Park Farm Way - ages ago- some new or refurbed street signage is starting to appear. Keep it up lads!). Its best to report anything like this on  as they automatically follow up complaints with a series of emails and public postings. You'll also find a map pinpointing any complaints/postings also the follow up.

We also don't want to see the return of any form of street patrols or other ideas foisted on the community in the past, by Cllr Turnip, or the promotion of vigilantism. He still somewhere has a pile of high viz jackets and baseball caps with STREET PATROL painted on.... 

Vans, caravans and cars park blocking pathways, scramble bikes on the Green wheel footpath, but unless the Police have the evidence nothing gets done. So do something Councillor, stop blaming other people, the answer is much closer to home. Walk around your playground late evenings, at a time when children should be safely tucked up in bed. Why on earth would anyone be in the playground. that time of night?

Airgun pellet, shot fired at a front door Park Farm,

We've reported drug dealers, crack houses on his patch, and countless dumped pets, kittens ( all taken into Anna our brilliant Vet at Oakdale Vets ) meanwhile Cllr Turnip postures and rants.....

If anyone has information, the right place is securely in the hands of police, dial 101, and not I suggest in the hands of a soon to be outgoing local councillor (one lives in hope....).  Over the years Cllr Turnip has shovelled community public funding into his pet projects one of them being the playground, the second the pillar box bollards and a metre square of black topping. Nearly £1,000 wasted on that.  Every time the playground is vandalised, more community funding is poured in, rather than arrange for local parents and children to keep an eye on it.

Work together Comrades...

We would also suggest Cllr Turnip makes a few extra trips around his ward, not just the token pre election litter pick, as he is still on very generous publicly funded allowances (and Mrs Turnip possibly had a few civic frocks out of it last year). Say at least five a week. He has plenty of time on his hands, as he gave up on regular councillor surgeries years ago, which to any right thinking person is the core duty of a local councillor.

The councillor seems to think that although the playground was agreed as a Police Panel Priority, the police still need matters to be formally reported by residents, evidence to be supplied and residents to agree to provide witness statements.  The original idea was a public/police partnership.  Over the years, this community mainly though the Peterborough Tribune and our Home Office approved Park Farm Neighbourhood Watch digital scheme has lodged a countless number of pictures and videos and secured prosecutions. Cllr Turnip for some reason forgets his Conservative Party slashed the police budget, Cambs Cops laid off highly experienced officers and support staff.  So instead of sounding off at all and sundry, get to know all your ward Councillor before it sinks under an anaerobic sewage digesting plant and the all too frequent acrid possibly carcinogenic smoke and bilge  emitting from the McCains chip factory. As a councillor, we think he is as useful as a chocolate fireguard. But he knows that already. Time to move on...

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