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Hi I'm Melanie and welcome to Peterborough Friends. Firstly, we are not a singles, dating website, we are a social group. We welcome friends from anywhere whether you are single, in a relationship or married.


We eat out, drink, laugh, dance, party, go to the theatre and even go on holidays. The group has events to suit anyone of any age. If you are fed up of staying in, wasting your time on dating websites and social media or just lonely then please give the group a try.

Please scroll through our calendar and see the many varied events planned for this year. If you are interested in an event then please sign up to it so that myself and the other members can look out for you.

Can I please ask that you bring cash when attending meals out as it makes it easier to pay the bill and means that the waitress does not have several small card payments for one booking. All meals will require a £5 deposit. This is to secure your place. If you cannot attend for a genuine reason I will transfer the deposit to another event, however this is at my discretion and if a member continuously cancels last minute the deposit will go towards the club funds. In the event of a cancellation the deposits will be refunded. If I have asked for your deposit and you have not sent it I will move your name on to the waiting list until it has been received.

If you RSVP for a theatre trip please send the full payment to me straight away as I have to book tickets for these events promptly.


Lifts and travel can be shared so please don't be afraid to ask. Just post a comment on the event to see if anyone can help.


We always meet Tuesday evenings at Charters Bar on the River Nene. This is ideal for new members as we usually get 20 -30 people each week. The nearest car park is across the road at the Key Theatre where it costs £2.50 for the evening.

If you are thinking of joining please come along after 7.30pm and meet us. This way you will get an idea whether we are the Group for you and if you would like to join us.

If you wish to bring a friend to a meet up then please add a "plus one" to your RSVP. If the same person comes as a plus one more than three times I would ask that they join the group. Some events will have a higher cost for non-members such as our Christmas party.


You will need an up to date photo of yourself only. This is most important for security and identification purposes. I cannot accept membership without a clear photograph from which I can make identification. You will be removed from the group if you refuse to do this. It is helpful if you add a surname as we are a large group and this will make it easier for me.

You are welcome to try out the group for free but after two events the cost is £20 for the year, via bank transfer to 11-07-34 00228953 ref "sub" or paypal: melaniejames4261@gmail.com (friends and family). If you prefer you can pay £2 a month via a standing order. This cost covers the website charges, my expenses and pays for my time running the group on a full time basis. This amount is non-refundable. Being a member will give you access to a varied range of events and the discounts we receive for large bookings. If you do not attend your first event for six months your membership will be cancelled unless the subscription payment is received.


We are sponsored by Vicky Langton who works with Travel Counsellors. Here are a few words from Vicky ...

"I can help you with any of your travel arrangements, from a weekend away, your favourite place to visit, a new destination to explore or for the trip of a lifetime. I want to ensure that I can find your perfect holiday that is tailor-made to you. I will work around the hours you are available, to discuss and sort your travel arrangements. Please feel free to contact me by phone or email, I will be more than happy to help” Tel: 01507 462 581 / 07516 705441 Email: vicky.langton@travelcounsellors.com ”

If you have any concerns or questions please contact me on 07712107646 or send me a message on Meet Up. Please do not post complaints on the event comments as this can be off-putting to new members.

If you have a complaint about anyone in the group please contact me privately. The complaint must be done in writing and I will consult the other organisers in the group to decided how this is to be dealt with. Please do not post comments on events regarding any complaints or these will be removed immediately.

Anyone who cannot behave in an appropriate manner at events will be removed immediately.

I hope you enjoy your time with Peterborough Friends.

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