Laser tag gaming site re-opens in Peterborough a year after being forced to close

Youngsters from Witham Hall school at Battlefield Live
Youngsters from Witham Hall school at Battlefield Live
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A laser tag site in Thorney has re-opened a year after having to shut due to complaints over the noise it generated.

Battlefield Live is now operating at French Drove after a bitter dispute which led to police being called to a Peterborough City Council planning meeting to reports of violence.

That meeting in March saw approval given to owners Nigel and Graham Simons to commence trading on land slightly further away from the previous site, and with a 2m wall and mature hedging to limit the noise intrusion.

The owners said: “We are incredibly pleased to be open for business again and send out a huge thank you to all the local people who supported us and helped promote our cause.

“Battlefield Live is unique in that it offers an outdoor activity for the computer generation that is fully inclusive and can be enjoyed by all the family. There are no other similar activities within a 50 mile radius of Peterborough and we offer a fantastic, fun gaming experience for everyone.

“The equipment we use is based on an infared system which is eye safe, incredibly accurate with red dot scope technology, and safe to play. The concept is very similar to paintball but without the pellets, projectiles or need to wear heavy protective equipment.

“We like to offer a great experience in a safe environment with one simple price. Players have their games marshalled by our trained staff, kit up in combat gear with camouflage face paint, and have a fantastic time in the fresh air.”

Battlefield Live had initially run on a temporary planning permission of two years before being told to close down due to noise.

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