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.’

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 11:22 am
Peter Boizot
Peter Boizot

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.

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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.”