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Three men in a boat in a library

by Amanda Taylor on 23 March, 2014

The Friends of Rock Road Library invite local residents to enjoy a dramatisation of Jerome K Jerome’s comic novel Three Men in a Boat – a one-man show by local actor Geoff Hales. The show is at Rock Road Library and starts at 8 p.m. after a welcome drink. There is no fixed charge but […]

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Nightingale Avenue: the Trim Trail is coming

by Amanda Taylor on 8 September, 2013

Cambridge City Council has formally agreed to spend £30,000 of developer contributions on a new trim trail and outdoor gym equipment for Nightingale Avenue Recreation Ground.  The design will be discussed at the forthcoming South Area meeting on 6th September, to be held at Homerton College (Alison Shrubsole room). There has been a public consultation […]

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Dress up for the stage with Classworks

by Amanda Taylor on 22 June, 2013

Classworks Theatre & Costumes is at 2a Rock Road, nestling in the corner of Rock and Cherry Hinton Roads. Overshadowed by a large betting shop, it’s easy to walk past. Don’t! Go and have a look. I went to investigate the other day, as I had heard Classworks are taking part in ‘Cambridgeshire Open July’, a programme […]

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Our small park on Holbrook Road has seen three new arrivals over the past few weeks: a multi-use activity centre, a climbing frame and a spinner roundabout. And despite the freezing weather, local children have been enjoying trying out the new kit. I am glad their blood is warmer than mine! The new pieces of […]

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Great response to Holbrook Park playground survey

by Amanda Taylor on 9 September, 2012

A big thank you to all those who took part in the survey I ran about new equipment for the Holbrook Park playground. There was a mixture of replies, from children themselves as well as parents and a few grandparents. The most popular options were the Climber and Rotator 2 (the more disc-shaped of the […]

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New play equipment for Holbrook Park

by Amanda Taylor on 28 July, 2012

Holbrook Road has a small park with a children’s playground and football area, a few doors away from Homerton Children’s Centre. It has a range of play equipment: a slide, wooden climbing frame/ obstacle course, swings, a few springy things, football goalposts and a picnic table. The wooden equipment came about as a result of […]

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Children’s activities with CHYPPS this half term

by Amanda Taylor on 20 October, 2011

CHYPPS (Children’s and Young People’s Participation Service) is running a series of play activities this half term. They take place all over the city the ones closest to here are on Tuesday at Accordia (off Brooklands Avenue) and Wednesday at Cherry Hinton Hall. Here is the full programme: Monday 24 October Artz Mania at Bramblefields, […]

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CHYPPS stands for Children’s and Young People’s Participation Service. They run play and youth activities throughout the year, including SummerDaze, a programme of things to do for children in different parts of Cambridge throughout the school holidays. Anyone can go. The nearest places to find CHYPPS round here are: Cherry Hinton Hall, Coleridge Recreation Ground […]

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