City gets ready to welcome in 2018 Peterborough Celebrates campaign

Residents / 20 Dec 2017

The city is getting ready to welcome in 2018 and the start of the Peterborough Celebrates campaign on New Year's Eve.

The campaign celebrates the 900th anniversary of Peterborough Cathedral. To start off the campaign, a short burst of fireworks and a peal of the cathedral bells will ring in the New Year at midnight. There will also be a hot chestnut stand and a carousel.

The Reverend Canon Tim Alban Jones, said: "This coming year will be an exciting one, not only for the cathedral, but also for the whole of Peterborough. 

"The building of the cathedral was arguably one of the most significant events in our local history and without it, the city would not be what it is today. It's a beautiful building and integral to our community, it's a great chance to celebrate Peterborough as a whole and what we as a city have achieved over the past 900 years."

Councillor Steve Allen, cabinet advisor to the leader of Peterborough City Council said: "We're delighted to be ringing in 2018 with a peal of bells and a short burst of fireworks at midnight.
 
''We will be offering lots more opportunities to celebrate for the rest of the year.  We are looking forward to seeing in the New Year giving the city a great start to the 900 celebrations.''


To find out more about the events planned throughout 2018 as part of the Peterborough Celebrates campaign and on how to take part visit the Peterborough Celebrates website.