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One of the key reasons event organisers and show promoters choose Peterborough Arena is for its great location, good access, and range of facilities available within the city of Peterborough that sits virtually on the doorstep.

The city has a growing population of approximately 173,000 and prides itself on its ‘green’ credentials. It is currently working towards environment capital status and has its own Millennium Green Wheel – a 50-mile network of cycleways, footpaths and bridle ways.

Peterborough has a wealth of leisure and sports facilities. It is home to Championship Football League team Peterborough United, Premier League ice hockey squad Peterborough Phantoms, and Premier League speedway stars, Peterborough Panthers, who just happen to race at our Peterborough Arena.

The city’s heritage is also a major visitor attraction – the Cathedral boasts one of the last surviving painted ceilings from the Middle Ages; the renowned Flag Fen Bronze Age Centre welcomes thousands of people every year, many from overseas; while the steam railway, featured in the Bond movies, links the city centre with Peterborough’s extensive country parks. Click here for more details on what Peterborough has to offer: http://www.visitpeterborough.com/

To support the city’s flourishing tourism, there are a wide range of hotels and bed and breakfast facilities. For details on where to stay click here.

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I know that I said thank you on the night, but I wanted to repeat that today and to also say that this was undoubtedly the best count venue I have ever worked with and that was not only about the size of the venue and its facilities, but also the way in which you both worked with us with true professionalism and where nothing was too difficult.

I hope that you are both rested now and I very much look forward to working with you both on next year’s count.

Could you let me know who your boss is because I would like to write to him/her to say how brilliant you have both been. Can you also pass on my thanks to the guy in charge of security as it was again the best security team I have ever worked with.

Gillian Beasley, Peterborough City Council

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