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Giving it up for Romsey Mill

by admin on 24 February, 2013

My employer, Cambridge University Press, is a partner of Romsey Mill, and I thought I would tell you about their seasonal appeal. Romsey Mill is a charity that helps young people all over Cambridgeshire: it’s a Christian charity, but you don’t have to be a Christian to want to help! This is what they have […]

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Enough Food for Everyone IF

by admin on 25 January, 2013

The world produces enough food for everyone, but not everyone has enough food. Today, I attended the Cambridge launch of the ‘Enough Food for Everyone If‘ campaign at Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge, together with a crowd of people including some the city’s campaigning organizations, including the Humanitarian Centre, World Development Movement, members of Great […]

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Another round for the Queen Edith

by admin on 8 January, 2013

Many people will remember that in November 2010, the City Council’s South Area Committee, chaired by myself, turned down an application to replace the Queen Edith pub with a purely residential development. We argued that the pub was an important community facility, as there is no other public house nearby, nor anywhere else serving food […]

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St John the Evangelist Church Choir is inviting everyone to join them for festive carol singing at The Rock Public House tonight. I am informed that all singing abilities are welcome! Cherry Hinton Road, Blinco Grove junction, from 6 p.m.

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Are you a Fairtrade supporter? Then come to the East of England Campaigns Day at Anglia Ruskin on 24th November. It is the first event of its kind in Cambridge and jointly hosted by Fairtrade Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin Fairtrade University and the Fairtrade Foundation. The event will offer ideas and support for developing Fairtrade City […]

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Apple Day at Rock Road Library

by admin on 27 October, 2012

Today, the Friends of Rock Road Library treated the community to a celebration of apples today. It started with a biscuit and cake stall at the entrance – cakes are always a good start! There was lots to do in the library garden: playing William Tell with a Nerf gun, Apple & Spoon, tasting apples, […]

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A Queen Edith II?

by admin on 11 October, 2012

New owners of the Queen Edith in Wulfstan Way, Danescroft, want local views on their proposals to redevelop the site for Housing PLUS community pub.

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Community Day, Saturday 6th October

by admin on 30 September, 2012

Cambridge City Council is organizing a Community Day outside the Wulfstan Way shops next Saturday. The event will include: a Take it or Leave it Stall (to recycle good quality, small items – such as books and clothes) a talk on Grown your own Food Children’s cookery Crafts for children Plants & Cakes stall Bread […]

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Cambridge City Food Bank in need of your help

by admin on 16 September, 2012

Cambridge City Foodbank is a local charity run by people from the city churches. It helps people in crisis by providing 3-day emergency boxes of food and other essentials while they are waiting for other care agencies to start work. Today, a representative visited St John’s Church to speak on how they are doing – […]

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Defend local pubs and independent shops

by admin on 9 July, 2012

On Tuesday 10th July Liberal Democrat MP for Cambridge, Julian Huppert, will propose new measures to defend local pubs and independent shops from being taken over. Under the current system, councils and local residents often have no opportunity to stop the process. Julian will ask to bring a Bill preventing the demolition or change of […]

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