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Archive for the ‘Things to do’ Category

Last Thursday’s Area Committee received a report on the plans for the Wulfstan Way shops and gave Council officers the green light to proceed with a range of improvements including new pathways, extra seating with public art, fresh parking spaces, a noticeboard and road safety enhancements. It is hoped some of the changes will be […]

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Tuesday 7th September 2010 marks the first Four Seasons Fair, which will be held at St James’s Church in Wulfstan Way. It runs from 5.00pm to 8.00pm The fair promises to help households in Cambridge with a wide variety of services available to the residents and entrance is FREE of charge. The fair will showcase […]

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Drinking up time at the Queen Edith?

by Amanda Taylor on 2 September, 2010

Cambridge City Council has received a planning application on behalf of Punch Taverns (10/0815/FUL) to demolish the Queen Edith Pub (the only pub in the Queen Ediths ward) on Wulfstan Way and replace it with eight 4-bedroomed houses. I think this was a surprise to everyone. Contrary to some suggestions, the City Council does not […]

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Speak up for your local library

by Amanda Taylor on 25 August, 2010

Cambridgeshire County Council is looking to save £2 million from its library budget — about 30%. On Monday (August 9th) they launched a consultation on different services and facilities. There is a series of public meetings and roadshows as well as a questionnaire at libraries and online at the County’s webpage. Views are sought on […]

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Mayor joins families at Nightingale Avenue party

by Amanda Taylor on 22 July, 2010

Thanks to all who came to the launch of the new facilities at Nightingale Avenue Recreation Ground last Saturday: to the Mayor, Cllr Sheila Stuart, who cut the tape of the new games area and also cut the cake to the CHYPPS team who ran the games and painted faces to Mark Buckton, who ran […]

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New primary school contest

by Amanda Taylor on 13 July, 2010

The two organizations bidding to run the new primary school on Gunhild  Way in Queen Edith’s will be presenting their proposals to the public at the Cambridge Professional Development Centre in Trumpington (CB2 9NL) this Thursday 15th July. There will be public displays from 5 to 6 p.m. before the presentations. The meeting is open […]

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Cambridge City Council has four area committees, which take decisions on grants and other local matters, s well as planning applications. Next Thursday (8th July), the South Area Committee meets at Homerton College, and will be discussing safer neighbourhoods (that’s council-speak for community policing), licensing policy, a presentation on how people can view planning applications […]

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LAUNCH OF NEW MULTI-USE GAMES AREA NIGHTINGALE AVENUE RECREATION GROUND Saturday 17th July 3.00 – 5.00 p.m. TELL YOUR FRIENDS! Families in Queen Edith’s are to be invited to party in the park to celebrate the opening of a new games area at the Nightingale Avenue Recreation Ground. The event is being organised by myself […]

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Midsummer Fair, thanks King John

by Amanda Taylor on 21 June, 2010

Midsummer Fair, starting this Wednesday on Midsummer Common, is one of the big dates in Cambridge’s civic calendar.  King John granted permission for a fair on the Common back in 1211: in those days it was an opportunity for different merchants to meet and trade their wares. For more information see here. These days it is […]

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Queen Edith’s en fête

by Amanda Taylor on 14 June, 2010

Two more summer events in the community for you to spend your money and have a good time at: Summer Fair this Saturday afternoon (3-5 p.m. 19th June) at St John the Evangelist on Hills Road. Cakes, plants, tombola, games and cream teas  which are likely to be home-made, scones, jam and all. Summer Fête […]

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