No plans to name road after ‘Mr Peterborough’ Peter Boizot
Peterborough City Council has said there are no plans to name a road after Peter Boizot - the man who became known as ‘Mr Peterborough.’
Peter died in December 2018 after having a huge influence in many aspects of Peterborough life.
The founder of Pizza Express was a huge supporter of the arts scene in the city, owning The Broadway Theatre for a spell. He was also he owner of Peterborough United for several years, and the Great Northern Hotel.
Following his death there were calls for a lasting tribute to Peter, with suggestions a road should be named after him to honour his legacy.
At the time, Peterborough City Council said roads could not be named after someone until two years after their death.
This week the council said there were no plans for a road to be either named or renamed in tribute to Peter.
A spokesperson for Peterborough City Council, said: “There are no plans at present to name a street after the late Peter Boizot.
“Currently, no proposals have been submitted to do so.
“Due to the subjective nature behind the reasoning to name a street after an individual, this is something that is only considered thoroughly after a proposal is put forward with strong reasoning made.”
Toby Wood, from the Peterborough Civic Society again said a lasting tribute should be made to Peter. He said: “Naming a brand new street after him sounds like a good idea to me. Alternatively, why not something special – like the new pedestrian bridge over the River Nene - Boizot bridge. That’s got a real ring to it.”