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Help us overturn Tory Park and Ride fees

by Amanda Taylor on 11 September, 2013

Yesterday, Cambridgeshire County Council’s Conservative Cabinet voted to introduce a £1 parking charge at the five Park & Ride sites in Cambridge. This would be on top of the existing bus fares for those who take the bus, and people parking cars and then walking or cycling from the Park & Ride sites would be […]

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We are disturbed to see that the County Council’s Conservative Cabinet is due to consider a lightning strike on Park & Ride users, with the introduction of a parking charge. This would be on top of bus fares and is targetted at people  – such as commuters — who walk or cycle from the Park & Ride […]

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Morley Memorial School Fête this afternoon

by Amanda Taylor on 6 July, 2013

Today, Saturday July 6, Morley Memorial Primary School holds its annual school fête. There is something for everyone: face-painting, bouncy castles and trampolines for the under 8s, arts and crafts for the creative types, and plenty of scope for finding a bargain or something special from the various stalls, which include local businesses such as […]

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Chicken humour at Rock Road Library

by Amanda Taylor on 1 May, 2013

Calling all chicken lovers Author Martin Gurdon will be visiting Rock Road Library on May 9th to talk about his new book “Doing Bird”, an humorous account of the flock’s adventures over a year, once he had added ducks and doves too. Rock Road Library, Rock Road, Cambridge, CB1 7UG Website: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/library http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/library

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Fair trade in Chesterton: One Step at a Time

by Amanda Taylor on 27 February, 2013

It’s FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT – always a busy time for me and for other members of the Cambridge Fair Trade Group. On Tuesday morning, I caught an early bus to Chesterton Community College, to meet their staff and talk to their Year 11 students about the Cambridge Fair Trade Group. I was welcomed with a big […]

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Giving it up for Romsey Mill

by Amanda Taylor 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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Cambridge author to speak on family pilgrimage to Nepal

by Amanda Taylor on 11 November, 2012

Local author Jane Wilson will be visiting her local library in Rock Road, Cambridge on 15th November to talk about her book, A Glimpse of Eternal Snows. Jane describes writing A Glimpse of Eternal Snows as “a long, long labour of love”.  This memoir describes the years Jane and her family spent on an island […]

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Craft Fairs at St John’s

by Amanda Taylor on 21 October, 2012

St John the Evangelist Church on Hills Road is holding two craft fairs on Sundays 25th November and 2nd December, immediately after the morning service (approx 11-11.30a.m.) There will also be Traidcraft goods on sale, including Christmas cards.

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Community Day, Saturday 6th October

by Amanda Taylor 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 Amanda Taylor 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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