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Resident starts crowdfunding to save Paston Farm Community Foundation

Resident starts crowdfunding to save Paston Farm Community Foundation

Peterborough resident Silvana Petzold is raising money for Paston Farm Community Foundation after the project closed its doors due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus: Peterborough care home loses six residents in eight days

Coronavirus: Peterborough care home loses six residents in eight days

Until a month ago Philia Lodge in Eastfield Road had been a normal care home, with around 20 residents. 
Arts organisation hosting digital seminar on emergency funding

Arts organisation hosting digital seminar on emergency funding

Metal Peterborough, the arts organisation based in Chauffeurs Cottage, is working to deliver a free digital seminar to support creatives in receiving emergency funding from Arts Council England (ACE).
Peterborough Matters April 14: What you've said

Peterborough Matters April 14: What you've said

We love hearing from you – whether you're raising serious concerns or sharing a joke or answering our poll questions – so here's some of the social media chatter from our Facebook page from yesterday.
Community recycling project repurposes items into garden planters

Community recycling project repurposes items into garden planters

Up the Garden Bath, a community project that sees baths recycled and turned into garden planters, has seen all current projects and workshops postponed - but that hasn't stopped them from creating new upcycled garden features.
Eastern European families going home to escape coronavirus

Eastern European families going home to escape coronavirus

Petr Torak, manager of the Romani(Gypsy) community centre in Peterborough, said families are trying to make risky journeys and return to Slovakia and Romania, during the coronavirus lockdown, as they feel ‘they will be safer’ back home.
Picture of the Day

Picture of the Day

Today's picture of the day was taken by Graham Harris; it's artwork displayed outside the Fox and Hounds pub in Longthorpe and the artist is the landlord's daughter. Be kind, keep safe - says it all really.
Bus companies and Aragon help essential food workers travel safely

Bus companies and Aragon help essential food workers travel safely

Aragon Direct Services has worked with bus operators to help a Peterborough-based recruitment agency to get its staff to work safely.
Will it be 'too little too late' for small businesses?

Will it be 'too little too late' for small businesses?

The government announced help to support small business owners during the current crisis. However, some business and restaurant owners have shared their experience of trying to access the promised help, with no luck.
Wildcats Theatre School launches online Arts Award programme

Wildcats Theatre School launches online Arts Award programme

Wildcats Theatre School, with classes based in Peterborough, South Lincolnshire and Rutland, is launching an online accredited Arts Award programme.