Queen Edith’s Christmas Lights Event, 11th December

Christmas Lights 2011

This year’s Christmas Lights event in Wulfstan Way promises to be extra-special.

As in the past two years, the Mayor of Cambridge will visit to turn on the Christmas Tree lights. Then there will be carols sung by the local church and school choirs.

This year, there’s an extra attraction. Netherhall students have been working with local artist Zoe Chamberlain since the summer on the 60-60 Jubilee Bench, which celebrates the past 60 years in the Wulfstan Way area, as seen through the memories of both older and younger generations. The Jubilee Bench will be unveiled as part of the festivities.

Community Day, Saturday 6th October

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 stall
  • Preview of plans for the Jubilee seat
  • Talk on basic gardening 10-11 (QE Chapel)
  • Details of plans for the new pub and Bell School development, and information about grants (QE Chapel)
  • Guided tour of the Nature Reserve, 12 pm

For more details, or to help, contact [email protected] or Queen Edith’s ward councillors.

6th October               10 a.m. – 12 noon                                                                 Download a flyer: Community Event

Diamond Jubilee/ Olympics Street Parties

Are you considering a street party to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee or the Olympics this summer?

Cambridge City Council is waiving its usual road closure fees for parties in Cambridgeshire marking the Diamond Jubilee or the Olympic Games. The application process has been simplified too, to make it easier for people to mark the two big events. Anyone who would like to hold a party can contact the City Council on 507176, or visit the Council’s website on this topic.

People putting on the party as part of a group might also want to consider applying for a grant to help pay for it. The South Area Committee has funding for community events, and should contact the Cambridgeshire Community Foundation to find out how to apply – telephone 41535, or email [email protected]


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