Time now for city to show it can pack a punch

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

IT COULD eas­ily be con­strued as some­thing of an in­sult, hear­ing Peter­bor­ough de­scribed as a city that “punches be­low it weight”.

But it might just be wake-up call the peo­ple charged with de­liv­er­ing the promised bil­lion pound re­gen­er­a­tion of the city cen­tre need.

It might just be a re­al­i­sa­tion of the truth and the in­spi­ra­tion needed to show peo­ple that this is a city with a lot to of­fer – a city of op­por­tu­nity – and one that is go­ing places.

Cer­tainly the vi­sion out­lined to the big hit­ters at­tend­ing the growth sum­mit sug­gests that is the case.

Based on sim­i­lar projects across the coun­try, de­vel­op­ing Peter­bor­ough United’s ground into a multi-mil­lion pound “com­mu­nity sta­dium” would be great for the city and, in­deed, Posh.

and the city is clearly well placed, ge­o­graph­i­cally at least, to be able to soak up the 5,000 jobs set to move out of London.

But these things are not go­ing to hap­pen on their own. They are not go­ing to drop into the city’s lap.

Feed­back it ap­pears was very pos­i­tive – the peo­ple of Peter­bor­ough just need to see that trans­formed into some­thing a lit­tle more “con­crete”

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