Friday 15 November 2013

Sir Rhodes Boyson in a Onesie

I have a very strong view that whatever you do in life you must be allowed to keep a sense of fun and to never be afraid of laughing at yourself. I also believe that in any public role you should use your role to support good causes.
Today was an example of that all rolled up in one. This month I have been taking partin Movember. A cause that involves growing a moustache for charity and highlighting some mens health issues. Not wanting to do things by half, I have been trying to grow something that looks a bit like one of my rock heroes, Lemmy.

Councillor Martin Curtis

Yesterday, I was told it looks a bit like Sir Rhodes Boyson. Not sure I see it myself, but I'll take that.
Today, having heard that BBC Radio Cambridgeshire were having a "Onesie" party for their Children in Need show, I thought I would give them a surprise. So I turned up, armed with my hairy face, cookies, and a KISS onesie .
Batman with some bloke

We had a great fun time for the few minutes, I was there, alongside a serious chat about poverty. It also ended up with a commitment from me to donate £30 to Children in Need to avoid having to wear my onesie to an Eastern Region Local Government Association meeting today (which I have done).
The BBC do a great job with Children in Need, so I hope my surprise gave them a bit of a smile. I am very grateful to the producer and to Paul Stainton for fitting me into what was already a tight schedule.
Anyway, if the site of my mutton chops and the pleasure of seeing me in a onesie is not enough to force you to open your wallets and either donate to Children in Need, or to my Movember page (or even both), there is no hope.

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Works to Whitmore Street and West end Whittlesey - 18th November

Job Title
A605 Whitmore Street and West End Whittlesey Carriageway Resurfacing Works and associated Ironwork alterations / repairs.
Start Date
Monday 18th November 2013
Anticipate 2 wekks weather permitting
Estimated £400,000
Diversions/traffic controls
Road closure with signed diversion via: A605 Peterborough Rd, To A605 Stanground (Peterborough City), A1139 to A47 (Area 6) to A141 Rings End / Guyhirn, to A605 Coates / Eastrea to A605 Whittlesey and vice versa.
Residents access via Peterborough Road end of site, under traffic control. Delays to be expected.
Day time/Night working
Night working 19.00 – 02.00.
Some day works may be required due to shorter night working window,  day working hours will be 09.30 to 15.30
Justification for scheme
Poor deterioration of carriageway and several mis aligned ironworks at several locations requiring maintenance.
Any other information
Contact Details for further information
Name: Gavin Wiseman
Telephone Number: 0345 045 5212
Email address: