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Eye Runners successfully complete the 2014 London Marathon

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Congratulations to the members of Eye Runners who successfully completed the 26 mile London Marathon on Sunday.

londonmarathon2Pictured above is Mark Wells who completed in 4:10:19, Jake Ellard 4:10:20 and Andy Short who completed in 3:47:59. To the right is Alan Thomas who completed in 4:10:20 and Mark Wells, 4:10:19.

Eye Community Runners were formed in 1986. The club organises three events during the year and during the year the club takes part in various leagues, Frostbite Friendly & Ryston Runners Cross Country Series during the winter and the Cambs Road Race league during the summer months.

You can still enter the 2014 Eye 10k Road Race on May 11th here. The Perkins Great Eastern Run on October 12th 2014 can be entered here.

Eye Childrens Centre will now close

eastruralAs part of cost saving measures six children’s centres, including East Rural Children’s Centre on Eyebury Road will sadly be closed.

After a bid to call-in the decision, the cuts were agreed at an extraordinary council meeting at Peterborough Town Hall on the 25 February 2014. Councillors voted in favour of the cuts by 26 votes to 23, with one abstaining.

The center was officially opened in September 2011 by Mayor of Peterborough at the time, Cllr Paula Thacker. Cllr Sheila Scott, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services said at the time: “The children’s centre has been open just more than a year now and in that time it has had a positive impact on many families in the area”, “It has a busy timetable and is able to provide support to parents and parents-to-be to improve children’s life chances through better access to family support, advice on nurturing, health and early learning.” Continue reading “Eye Childrens Centre will now close”

RSPB News

rspb-logoDo you ever groan because you get stuck in a queue behind a tractor when you are in a rush? Are you worried that wildlife is disappearing from farmland, such as the skylarks you heard as a child?

We can all be affected by the above and it’s easy to blame farmers, especially with harvest approaching, when many farm vehicles will be out on the road, but do you ever stop and think what they are doing? Do you know some of your local farmers are producing the potatoes for your chips, sugar for your tea and coffee and mustard for your family roasts, to name just a few items?

Do you know that these same farmers are also hard at work with the RSPB helping to give nature a home on their land? It is due to this network of farmers, working across the Thorney Farmland Bird Friendly Zone (between Peterborough and Wisbech), that not only are there more habitats for declining farmland birds like lapwings and corn buntings but also for many other farmland species including hares, hoverflies and water voles.

Thanks to these farmers’ work and support, the RSPB is now able to offer opportunities for all ages and abilities to come and discover how farmers are helping wildlife on their farms. We’ll be arranging a number of visits to both local villages and the farms themselves for you to find out more between September 2013 and January 2014, including opportunities to come on a nature walk or have a go at creating a home for wildlife yourself.

So, go on spread the word and look out for posters appearing in and around the Thorney district with news of events. To express an interest and to find out more call the Fens Area Office on 01954 233260, or email Jane.Andrews-Gauvain@rspb.org.uk

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Illegal traveller sites: ‘Decisive action’ demanded

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Travellers on the A16

As travellers set up camp to the west of Eye on the entrance to the new A16, Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has issued new guidelines reminding local authorities in England of their legal powers to deal promptly with illegal traveller sites.

As reported on the BBC the guidance also deals with the problem of the clear-up operation on such sites. Mr Pickles said: “I want all councils to be ready to take action straightaway to stop illegal camps and unauthorised sites starting in the first place. Decisive action early on saves money and unnecessary upset for local residents. “We’ve strengthened councils’ powers so they have the confidence to take decisive action. Too often council officers wash their hands and say nothing can be done. This is not the case.

In the financial year 2011/12, Peterborough City Council paid out £25,000 cleaning up after travellers’ makeshift camps. In 2009/10 they spent £18,870, in 2008/09 the figure was £30,340 and during 2007/08 £21,830 was spent. PT Waste typically includes tyres, household matter and fecal matter.

To the north and east of the city there are a number of fixed traveller sites; Norwood, Oxney Road, with smaller sites already at Eye, Werrington and Glinton, to the south and west there are no sites.

As a local resident said “its not what their culture I am against it the mess they leave when they move on”. There are plans to build a 10 pitch transit site off Norwood Lane in Peterborough.

New guidance for councils https://www.gov.uk/government/news/councils-can-quickly-stop-illegal-encampments

Blooming marvelous

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weldonsflowers2Is Weldons in Eye the chippy with the most spectacular flower display in the city? Or the country for that matter? Despite the variable weather we’ve had the summer bedding around the chip shop is blooming. Well done to all those that work hard to create such a glorious display.

Weldons Chip Shop, 50 High St Eye, Peterborough, PE6 7UY t: 01733 222150

Open: Mon – Thurs 11.30am – 1.30pm 5.00pm – 9.00pm | Fri 11.30am – 1.30pm 4.00pm – 9.00pm | Sat 11.30am – 2.00pm 5.00am – 9.00pm Sun 4pm – 7pm

Louis Smith wins silver!

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Above top from the left Louis Smith (Silver), Hungarian Krisztian Berki (Gold) and British Max Whitlock (Bronze). And bottom the Blue Boar celebrates.

Louis Smith wins silver for his pommel horse routine at the Olympics today.

The Blue Boar was packed as villagers and the attending media, which included the Evening Telegraph, Look East and Radio Cambridgeshire had just watched a perfect routine from Louis and waited for the result

After a few nervous moments the score appeared, Louis had scored 16.066, the same as the Krisztian Berki but the Hungarian had just nipped the gold due to a higher execution score.

Just to get to the Olympics you have to be top of your game, to get a medal at this level is something to be commended. A fantastic result for Louis.

More on the Peterborough Telegraph website and the BBC.

Eye Green Esso out of fuel as panic buying grips the City

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Eye Green Esso ran out of fuel last night. As stocks dwindle across Peterborough a compound effect of one station running out of fuel forcing people onto the next nearest station continues.

The panic has been caused be Unite whose drivers are threatening to strike. Although they have said there will be no strike before Easter, as they have to give a weeks notice, conflicting information from the government has meant people filling up unnecessarily.

As I was at Eye station people were still driving in, one couple towing a caravan said they were so low on fuel they didn’t know where to risk next. Nearby Texaco still had unleaded left but was out of diesel last night.

Read more Evening Telegraph website here.