On This Day

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Looking Back - 2009

20 Look­ing back through

the ET archives OR­GAN­IS­ERS of the Tour Se­ries in Peter­bor­ough hailed it a “roar­ing suc­cess”, promis­ing the cy­cling event would be­come a reg­u­lar fix­ture in the city’s sport­ing cal­en­dar . Thou­sands of spec­ta­tors gath­ered in the city cen­tre to watch world class cy­clists com­pet­ing in the thrilling road race. Po­lice were charged with mar­shalling traf­fic around the cor­doned-off Bourges Boule­vard for seven hours.


DE­SPITE a pub­lic up­roar two years ago a half-size wheelie bin scheme was to be given a trial in the city. The city coun­cil was aim­ing to cut spi­ralling rub­bish dis­posal costs of £1.5 mil­lion a year. Eight hun­dred house­holds in Wer­ring­ton and North Bret­ton were to be in­volved in a pi­lot scheme and given three small bins, in­clud­ing a green bin for re­cy­cling and one for com­post­ing.


DE­LIGHTED Wayne Lyons couldn’t be­lieve his eyes when his dad knocked on his door and said “G’day” – af­ter trav­el­ling 30,000 miles from Aus­tralia to be at his birth­day. Tears flowed af­ter as­ton­ished Wayne greeted his fa­ther, who he hadn’t seen for seven years. Dad Barry Lyons made the sur­prise trip from Ade­laide to Stam­ford so he could join in the cel­e­bra­tions for Wayne’s 18th birth­day.


THE vil­lages of Up­ton and Cop­ping­ford were tipped to have a parish coun­cil, and a num­ber of res­i­dents were plan­ning to stand for elec­tion. A pub­lic meet­ing was held to dis­cuss the cre­ation of a coun­cil, and about 40 vil­lagers sup­ported the idea. Hunt­ing­don District Coun­cil of­fi­cers were at the meet­ing to ex­plain the func­tions of a parish coun­cil, along with the district councillor for the area Cyril Bridge.


THE con­di­tion of many mi­nor roads in the county was caus­ing con­cern to coun­cil­lors. The roads – which were only resur­faced once ev­ery 77 years – were be­ing made worse by heavy lor­ries. The county sur­veyor told mem­bers of the county roads and bridges com­mit­tee that most roads in Hunt­ing­don and Peter­bor­ough, par­tic­u­larly mi­nor roads, had wors­ened re­cently, with pot­holes form­ing.

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