Bretton, Peterborough

Bretton, Peterborough

Coordinates: 52°35′59″N 0°16′51″W / 52.5997°N 0.2807°W / 52.5997; -0.2807

Bretton is located in Cambridgeshire

 Bretton shown within Cambridgeshire
Population 12,689 
OS grid reference TF1601
District Peterborough
Shire county Cambridgeshire
Region East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Peterborough
Postcode district PE3
Dialling code 01733
Police Cambridgeshire
Fire Cambridgeshire
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places: UK • England • Cambridgeshire

Bretton is a residential area and civil parish in the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. Bretton has been designed as a green environment; the major roads are tree-lined and there are several large parks and playing fields.



Peterborough was designated a New Town in 1967 and Bretton was created as the city's first township; its construction began in 1970.


Bretton is represented on Peterborough City Council by three councillors for the North Bretton ward and one for the South Bretton ward.[1] Bretton is part of the constituency of Peterborough, represented at the House of Commons by Stewart Jackson.[2]


At the time of the 2001 census, Bretton parish had a population of 12,689 people – 6,160 males and 6,529 females living in 5,191 households.[3]


Bretton has a number of primary schools; Bretton Woods Community School was closed and replaced by The Voyager School in 2007. The Primary Schools include Sacred Heart Primary School

Industry and commerce

Budget Insurance, one of Peterborough's biggest employers, is based in Bretton. The Thomas Cook Group head office is also in Bretton.


Bretton is home to The Cresset, a theatre which also contains other leisure facilities, a library, a church and shops.[4]


Peterborough Ice Arena, home to the Peterborough Phantoms ice hockey team, is in Bretton.[5]


  1. ^ Peterborough City Council: Your Councillors by Ward. Retrieved 22 December 2009
  2. ^ Find Your MP. Retrieved 22 December 2009
  3. ^ Office for National Statistics: Bretton CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 22 December 2009
  4. ^ The Cresset. Retrieved 20 December 2009
  5. ^ Planet Ice: Peterborough Arena. Retrieved 20 December 2009

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