One Peterborough resident will be sharing a place that matters
to her as part of TAKE ME TO, an innovative project to discover the
places in the city’s neighbourhoods that mean the most personally
to its inhabitants.
TAKE ME TO involved a free minibus tour on 27 and 28 November,
run by arts organisation Encounters as part of the city-wide
Citizen Power Peterborough project. The tours enabled Peterborough
people to guide other residents on half-hour walks at places that
mean the most to them in their neighbourhoods, before receiving a
tour of other neighbourhoods in the same way.
Janet Frusher, a long-standing Peterborough resident, who used
to work in the Mayor's office, chose an historic milestone, on a
path just off Goodwin Lane in Werrington, Peterborough.
Janet chose this as it has many memories of taking her children
to play, watch the horses and see the winter flooding, in the
shadow of a fertiliser factory. Both the factory and some of the
fields have now been replaced with new housing, as Peterborough
expands, but the milestone still stands.
TAKE ME TO will culminate in a celebratory evening for all tour
participants and their families on 1 December in Becket Chapel at
Peterborough Cathedral. A pot-luck winter feast will be shared, and
there will also be a sharing of new insights about the city and
each other's lives.
To join others at this celebratory event, or for further
information, please contact Ruth Nutter from Encounters on 07951
578208 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Citizen Power Peterborough is an exciting programme of action
bringing local people together to shape the city’s future. The
programme aims to build connections between people and communities,
get them more involved in public life and encourage active
citizenship. Citizen Power Peterborough will re-examine many
aspects of life in the city through a number of related projects
focused on new ways of supporting local people and their
communities to make a positive difference.
The programme is being delivered in partnership by Peterborough
City Council, the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and Arts Council
England, as well as other city organisations, to help local
citizens become directly involved in shaping the future of the
This event is taking place as part of ‘Arts and Social Change’,
one of the seven strands to the project. It aims to explore the
role of the arts and imagination in building a sense of belonging