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Werrington is a residential area of the city of Peterborough, Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom. For electoral purposes it comprises North Werrington and South Werrington wards. Werrington spans an area of two and a half square miles (6 km²) and has a population of 14,800.

Originally a village, Werrington was engulfed by Peterborough in the mid twentieth century, as the city expanded. The area is on the northern edge of the conurbation, approximately four miles (6.4 km) from the city centre. There are two distinct areas of Werrington, the village and new Werrington. The village dates from older periods and focuses on the village green. The new Werrington area focuses on the Werrington Centre, a small shopping complex featuring stores for basic needs.


Werrington has held a summer carnival and bonfire and fireworks display every year since the 1970s. At the bonfire, two people made out of clay are set on fire, made by volunteers from the local Scout and Guide Association in conjunction with Werrington Primary School.

Werrington Village Cricket Club plays in the local Huntingdonshire leagues throughout the summer and plays its home games at nearby Campbell Drive sports fields. Werrington Badminton Club has 100 members ranging from beginners up to county level who play in tournaments around the city and county. They also run two men's and a mixed team in the Hunts league.

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