CHRA Weekly E-Newsletter
Our weekly email aims to provide you with up to date information on what is happening in and around Cherry Hinton.  If you or your group have something you would like to share please email
Land North of Cherry Hinton
The agenda for the Joint Development Control Committee of Cambridge City Council is now available on-line and items 5 and 6 refer to Land North of Cherry Hinton.  There are a number of documents to be accessed here
You can also access the link to broadcast the meeting on 17th August.
An update from Bellway homes on Land North of Cherry Hinton

"Dear Residents
As many of you will be aware, Bellway Latimer Cherry Hinton LLP have been consulting local residents on plans for new homes on Land North of Cherry Hinton. We would like to thank everyone who has taken part in the consultation events so far, and have shared their views. We have had some useful feedback which has helped to shape the emerging development proposals. This summer, as we are preparing to submit a reserved matters application which will form the first residential phase of the development and will show the appearance, layout, and landscaping of the new homes, and we want to hear your views on our proposals... 

You can learn more about what we are proposing and give your feedback in a number of ways: In person - We are holding an in-person consultation event on 18 August, from 4pm to 8pm, at St Andrew’s Church Centre, Cherry Hinton, where you will be able to meet the team behind the development, view our proposals and put your questions to the project team. You will also have the opportunity to share your views via a feedback form. Online - We are running a virtual consultation meeting on 22 August at 6.30pm, where the project team will present the proposals and answer questions from residents. You can join the event using the link provided on the project website, or by using the link The best way to submit your feedback is via the form on our dedicated project website Please submit your feedback before midnight on Wednesday 31 August, when the consultation closes. All feedback will be considered by the project team before the submission documents are finalised."  

Paper copies of the invitation to give feedback should be posted through local letterboxes soon.
Green Action Cherry Hinton now has a new recycling programme. Old pens and marker pens are now being collected for recycling at Cherry Hinton Library. Likewise empty printer cartridges. Meanwhile the blister pack recycling scheme at Cherry Hinton Pharmacy goes from strength to strength. 
Our local event is 17th August.   The events have been well attended in other areas with good feedback so worth a visit and a chance to walk round the hall grounds whilst you are there.

Local volunteer opportunities at the NSPCC 

The NSPCC Cambridgeshire Branch is calling on enthusiastic individuals from across the county to join them in their fundraising efforts and make  a difference to children’s welfare and wellbeing in the East of England. 

For 10 years this successful branch has held numerous events that have raised a total of over £360,000 and it wants to continue its fundraising efforts through luncheons, golf tournaments and other activities throughout 2022 and beyond. 

It’s looking for motivated individuals with plenty of imagination and little bit of spare time to help put on these events and bring new ideas to the table too.   Bill Armstrong, the Branch's Chair, said: “Cambridgeshire volunteers can be proud of the enormous sum they have raised over the last 10 years. It is the result of a great deal of effort by a committed group, who care passionately about what the NSPCC, including its Childline service, do and they do so much to protect our vulnerable children. 

The majority of funds raised are from organising events of value to local communities.  A little can go a long way to making a difference to young people’s lives. £4 can answer a call to a child from one of our trained Childline counsellors, £5 can answer a call from one of our helpline practitioners to an adult concerned about the welfare of a child. 

Last year our Childline service handled 200,000 counselling sessions from children who felt they had no-one else to turn to.  We estimate that around 2,700 of these sessions were with children from Cambridgeshire.  On average, a child somewhere in the UK contacts Childline every 25 seconds. 

The NSPCC is the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse and neglect in the UK. Child abuse can take many forms including emotional, physical and sexual, or failing to meet the basic needs through neglect.  

For further information please contact  Or call 07738 604848                            

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation

The Young People's Panel is a new initiative to better integrate the perspectives, priorities and opinions of young people, aged 18-29, into our strategy and day-to-day work.
This voluntary role offers the chance to gain experience of committee work and develop a better understanding of issues facing communities in Cambridgeshire. We hope panellists will also be able to develop confidence, leadership and communication skills to help them in their professional development.
Find out how to apply at:
Applications close at midnight on Sunday for our Young People's Panel
Here’s what support is available and when you will receive it.  Find out what other support you’re entitled to:
Too late for today's event, but two more to consider.    Fancy having a go at making a podcast, into virtual reality or dabbling in AI?  Two date available in August and September.  This activity is part of the Covid-19 Time Capsule Project.
An amber extreme heat warning has been issued by the Met Office.  Whilst many will feel they have a good understanding of the dangers and that it is all common sense - it is useful to be reminded of the symptoms of heat exhaustion - for ourselves and for those around us.  Learn the symptoms and what to do if you or someone else shows signs of heatstroke: 
Can you volunteer?
There are still have some spaces for volunteers to train tomorrow's doctors.
At the School of Clinical Medicine at the University of Cambridge we are looking to recruit 180 volunteers who are due to give birth between November 2022 and March 2023.
Volunteers will be asked to speak with a pair of students on up to 4 occasions to talk about their experience of pregnancy. This will not include any medical examination and would be completely at your convenience.
Are you pregnant and due between November 2022 and March 2023? Do you live in East Anglia? 
If you would like to help, please email
Two surveys below which may be of interest.  As more and more consultations and engagement activities takes place on line we are all at risk of missing something we have views on which means our opinions can go unheard.   If you come across any forms of engagement you think maybe of interest to Cherry Hinton Residents please email the details to
Cambridgeshire Police are preparing for their next online session and would like to invite residents to give their feedback.  

" In June we met and heard about the work being done to tackle vehicle based anti-social behaviour, policing visibility and drug dealing across Cambridge.

Over the past couple of months my team have been focusing their efforts on the priorities we agreed in the meeting around;

Vehicle based anti-social behaviour, Cycle Crime & Crime prevention

Please take a few moments to fill in our online survey again so we can see what has or hasn’t changed since we last heard from you.

We’ll then meet again online, on 6 September where we will have a presentation on recent policing activity from the team, we’ll listen to concerns, present the result of results of the survey and allow you to once again shape the police activity. Sign up to the meeting with this link.

After the meeting, your neighbourhood policing team will work on the matters we agree and update you with the progress over the coming weeks and months.

We hope you will get on board with this pilot once again so we can work together to create a Safer Cambridgeshire.

We look forward to hearing from you during the process."
Kind regards,

Inspector Ed McNeill Cambridge

Do you live with diabetes?

At the end of March, new guidelines recommended that people living with diabetes be given greater access to Flash and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems on the NHS.
These are particularly important for people with type one diabetes but also for some people with type two diabetes who use insulin intensive therapy.  They help you monitor your blood sugar levels on a continuous basis and manage your condition. Have you had experience of using a Flash or CGM system to manage your diabetes?  You can share your views.   If you don't use Flash or CGM systems but think you might benefit from them, please do get in touch and tell Healthwatch your current experience of care - and how monitors would make a difference. They will share what you tell them with the local NHS to make sure they understand the difference Flash or CGM does or could make to lives. Click the below to share your story or call the team on 0330 355 1285
Cambridgteshire County Council are reminding us of the weekly Parkruns in and around Cambrs.  . Parkruns are free weekly 5 kilometre course, that you can run or walk. Find your closest run here:

£1 million Community Grants Fund launched and new 'Small Grants' scheme announced
VOLUNTARY and community groups are invited to apply for funding from Cambridge City Council’s Community Grants Fund to help run projects that will tackle social and economic inequality in Cambridge – and for 2023-2024 a new Small Grants Scheme has been launched to make it easier to access smaller amounts, up to £2,000.

Groups can apply to the £1 million fund for any amount. There is no minimum, and historically some groups have been awarded tens of thousands of pounds. But for those groups looking for smaller amounts, the new Small Grants scheme will make it easier to access the funding needed to run much-needed activities.

To be eligible for the Community Grants Fund, activities need to support the council’s commitment to furthering social and economic equality across the city. The types of activities that could be eligible include:

  • helping people to be more active
  • widening access to arts and culture
  • bringing communities together
  • reducing poverty
  • reducing social isolation and loneliness.

The council is urging groups that have not previously applied for funding to get in touch and has offered to support new applicants to complete the application process, including advising groups about any eligibility requirements, such as on how to become a formalised group.  More information here   If you are a new group and would like to work with Cherry HInton Residents Association to help access funding please email

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