Council pulls plug on fireworks but New Year revellers still celebrate
People of all ages celebrated the new year by dancing, cheering and popping champagne corks in Peterborough city centre.
as the crowds held hands and sang before wishing each other a heartfelt Happy New Year.
A police spokeswoman said the NewYear’s Evecelebrations hadbeentrouble- free although officershadbeencalled out 102 times across Peterborough between 10pm on New Year’s Eve and 6am on New Year’s Day.
She said incidents had varied from domestic issues to criminal damage and theft.
Last year between the same times, police had been called out 144 times.
In 2011, Peterborough City Council hosted a successful fireworks display to welcome in 2012 and which attracted hundredsofpeopleintothecity centretoenjoythecelebrations.
A council spokeswoman said: “Businesses are continuing to face challenging economic times and as a result wewere unable to secure sponsorship andamediapartnertosupport hosting a New Year’s Eve event for 2012.
“Wehope to put on an event to celebrate NewYear’sEve2013 and will be talking to partners and businesses as the year unfolds.”
NewYear’s Eve revellers crowded into Cathedral Square to celebrate the arrival of 2013 and enjoy a party atmosphere.
Apolice officer keeps an eye on a firework as revellers celebrate NewYear in Cathedral Square.
Toasting the arrival of 2013 in Cathedral Square.
Gathering to celebrate the arrival of 2013 in Cathedral Square.
Dancing the NewYear in in Cathedral Square.
Revellers pose for a NewYear picture with a police officer.