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Free school meals

by Amanda Taylor on 15 April, 2020

During these difficult and uncertain times, many families are facing changed circumstances, including financial ones. If you have children, it is possible they may be entitled to free school meals. Applying for free school meals not only fulfils the obvious benefit but it also means your child’s school receives pupil premium funding, extra money for […]

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ROCK ABUNDANCE: “One person’s glut is another person’s feast” Were you lucky enough to catch the Transition Cambridge pop-up stall at Rock Road Library last Saturday? I was, and went home happily with some beautiful sweet peas, a little jar of redcurrant jelly, and a prickly cucumber. The idea is that you take along any […]

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Lib Dems announce free school lunches for infants

by Amanda Taylor on 22 September, 2013

At the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow last week, I heard the good news that all pupils at infant schools in England are to receive free school lunches from September 2014. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg used his speech to Liberal Democrat conference to make the formal announcement. In addition, disadvantaged students at sixth form […]

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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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Summer barbecue in a riverside garden

by Amanda Taylor on 9 June, 2013

The Liberal Democrats are holding a summer barbecue on June 23rd, in the delightful surroundings of the riverside garden of Key’s Cottage in Meldreth. Key’s Cottage is just 5 minutes’ walk from Meldreth Station, and Meldreth is just a couple of stops from Cambridge on the Kings Cross line. Please contact me or another member […]

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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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Enough Food for Everyone IF

by Amanda Taylor 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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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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Every year, Sainsbury’s runs a Charity of the Year contest. I shall be giving my vote to the Cambridge City Foodbank – which collects donations from shoppers at Sainsbury’s in Coldhams Lane, Cambridge. They also collect at Waitrose and Asda , but I believe Sainsbury’s was the first Cambridge supermarket to welcome Foodbank into their […]

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A Farmers’ Market for Queen Edith’s

by Amanda Taylor on 28 September, 2011

Would you like to see a Farmers’ Market in Queen Edith’s? Possibly outside the Wulfstan Way shops, or in the Hills Road area? A farmers’ market is a market in which farmers, growers or producers from a defined local area are present in person to sell their own produce, direct to the public. All products […]

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