Sonic Boom over Peterborough trends on Twitter

Wow. At 1pm today an incredible boom was heard in Peterborough and within seconds my Twitter feed erupted with people asking what caused it. My initial thought was that it was an explosion but with jet planes overhead Twitter soon started confirming it was a sonic boom. The hashtag #sonicboom even started trending, which is […]

Peterborough street food has landed!

Only a couple of months ago I posted about how it seemed that prospective street food traders were being denied the opportunity to bring their home-cooked fayre to the streets of Peterborough. Now however I’m glad to say it looks like street food has finally arrived! Typically the reserve of busier cities like London, Manchester, […]

Giraffe Restaurant coming to Peterborough

A brief tweet from the Peterborough Telegraph’s Brad Barnes suggests that the Giraffe chain of restaurants is set to open a restaurant at Serpentine Green. Now part of the Tesco group, the restaurants sell a variety of dishes from across the world in a relaxed, funky atmosphere in a similar vibe to other new-world style […]

Topo Gigio set to reopen in Peterborough

For those that have lived in Peterborough over the last 30 years or so, Topos will be a familiar (if not a slightly distant memory) name on the restaurant scene. Well that’s all set to change with a new ownership looking to clear out the cobwebs, give the interior a once-over and welcome back all […]

“End of an era” as Reba closes in Peterborough

I was sad to hear that long-time independent boutique shop Reba (formerly Balagan) in Cathedral Square, Peterborough is closing after 19 years trading in the city centre, with January 11th being the final day. I’ve fond memories of descending the steps into the shop which opens up into a little Aladdin’s cave of display cabinets […]

Are Peterborough City Council anti-cycling?

I started writing this post as a letter to the Peterborough Telegraph but thought I would stick it up on here in its entirety to get as much exposure as possible. In the same month as many local businesses and organisations celebrate at a Green Awards ceremony, I’ve learned that Peterborough City Council is planning […]

Peterborough City Council say No to street food

Peterborough-entrepreneur Chris Jones has been denied a regular city-centre location for his artisan food truck venture despite there already being other mobile food traders that have traded in the area for years. Spurred on by the growing street food scene in other UK cities – and inspired by the well-established food trucks of the USA […]