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Peterborough City Council

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much she has allocated to Peterborough city council for the future funding of environmental wardens; and if she will make a statement. (110713)

Peterborough city council has not been allocated any future funding specifically for environmental wardens.

However, Peterborough city council receives Safer and Stronger Communities funding as part of its local area agreement. It is a local decision as to how this funding is allocated.

Peterborough receives additional funding as part of its Safer and Stronger Communities funding for the Greater Dogsthorpe area. This neighbourhood element funding is worth £13,000 for 2006-07. The area will receive £516,000, plus a top-up for this year only of £65,000 for 2007-08. A further two years of funding is dependent upon the 2007 spending review.

I understand that the Greater Dogsthorpe Partnership, which includes residents and local councillors, is using part of this funding to employ an environmental enforcement officer. This officer will also work with volunteer resident “street leaders” from the area to help champion local streets and neighbourhoods and help tackle environmental issues.