Lots to look forward to in our city

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are getting ready to see in the New Year – whether you’re at home, with family and friends, or out and about in the city.

There is certainly a lot to look forward to in Peterborough during 2016. We will continue to support the development of the city and ensure it is a great place for people to live, visit and work in.

Regeneration work continues

We can expect progress to be made on the Fletton Quays site by Town Bridge in the new year.

CGI image of new development at Fletton Quays
Proposed Fletton Quays development

I also look forward to sharing details of the next stage of works for the city centre’s public realm. This will include Lower Bridge Street and follows the completion of Green Square, in Long Causeway.

All this regeneration is having a positive impact on the number of people choosing to live in the city centre. This will continue next year with the eye-catching Hereward Tower apartments on the market, and similar schemes in and around Priestgate already under construction.

The positive growth that Peterborough has experienced is attracting businesses and new jobs. We expect to announce further new names in the coming months. Watch this space.

We will see the further roll-out of new technology to keep the city clean while reducing spend by moving the ‘Glutton’ waste collection machines out into the communities. While, our new city-wide enforcement teams will be out tackling anti-social behaviour from April.

Waste will be high on the agenda with the official opening of our Energy Recovery Facility in Fengate. The facility means that rather than sending waste to landfill it will be turned into electricity. This will save the city £1million every year for the next three decades.