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.  Please let us know if you have any events or news you would like to share by emailing
Cherry Hinton History News kindly shared by Michelle  Bullivant:
Tottenhoe Estate, Colville Road, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge.  "If you'd like to know a bit more about the naming of the new development on Colville Road, I submitted several suggestions for the naming of this new development from a historical perspective, and I am really pleased that one of the suggestions that I made has been used - It is lovely when there are links to the village history rather than generic names used. If you'd like to know a bit more about the Tottenhoe Court and how it relates to the village, I did this little blog on my Cherry Hinton History section of my website."

FREE The Power-Up Festival on Wednesday, 25 January 2023 4.30 pm - 8 pm  Venue: The Netherhall School 
"Offering a range of exciting activities and workshops, aimed at children, young people, parents, and families.  Featuring:  A Virtual Reality Experience, Action-Packed Activities, Sports. Arts and Crafts, FREE Hot Food including a vegetarian option, Career Advice, tips on how you can make this year the best one yet and much more!  
After what has been a very challenging time when children, young people and their families have faced many challenges during the Pandemic and with new pressures that have developed as we move towards the future, our event will focus on celebrating resilience and the power of local communities, whilst offering a range of fun activities, advice, and information."  
Cambridge  The Power-Up Festival is FREE but pre-registration is essential for catering via Eventbrite.

Lime Kiln Road – our local country road  - An article from Barrie Hunt on a road close to home ...

At the Cherry Hinton end of Queen Edith’s Way, there is a narrow country lane that snakes up, past the chalk pits, wending its way, via lovely views of Cambridge at the back of Netherhall School, to Worts Causeway and onward to the Gogs roundabout. Lime Kiln Road probably originates from the lime manufacturing carried out in the area in the 19th century and its width (approximately 2 cars + 50cm) reflects its minor status in the past.   Read more here  

Interested in holding a Playing Out Event in Cherry Hinton?
A Playing Out Event is an event organised by residents to allow children's play in a closed road environment. Playing Out Events are only permitted to take place on quiet residential streets that do not affect the wider road network.  The City Council have put together guidance to support Playing Out Event organisers in the planning of their events here

'The Food Hub at St Andrew's would like to sincerely thank all those who have quietly delivered bags of food to be redistributed to those in need of some extra help right now. So many in this community have been really generous -- especially in the run-up to Christmas.  Every donation is appreciated (as long as food is in date!) so keep them coming if you can. We are particularly low on canned soup, meats and fruit.  
And if you're struggling to make ends meet, do come to St Andrew's on a Wednesday between 2 and 4 for free food, and advice on cutting your water bill.'

Cambridge City Council 2023-24 Area Committee grants (Closing date for Cherry Hinton 1st February, 2023).

Area Committee grants focus on activities which reduce social and / or economic inequality.  "We will receive more requests than there is funding available; applications which focus on reducing inequality and can demonstrate clear evidence of need are likely to be more successful.  Please make sure your activity clearly fits our priorities; if you are not sure, please give us a call to check.  If you are applying for the first time, or for a new activity it is important that you call to discuss your idea before applying."  More information here.  

Try Social Pickleball, you can join for FREE for the first four weeks thanks to funding from Healthy You.  The sessions will be facilitated and are ideal if you are looking for a friendly and supportive activity to try. You don't need any previous experience of playing pickleball or any other sports and you don't need to have a partner.  Pickleball is a game similar to tennis but played with a solid paddle and a ball with holes in it, so it moves slower than a tennis ball making it a great activity for those looking for a slower game than tennis. Like tennis, you can play singles or doubles and it can be played indoors or outdoors.
If you have your own equipment you are welcome to use it, otherwise equipment will be provided.  Wednesdays 1.45 - 2.45pm  David Lloyd Centre, Coldham's Lane, CB1 3LH
First 4 weeks free for new participants, then £3 per session
Find out more and book your place here

Woodland & Wildlife Walk  - Wandlebury Country Park  25th January 10am-12 noon.

Free guided walk to learn about woods and their wildlife.  "Join our Wardens for a gentle guided walk to learn about and enjoy the woods and their wonderful wildlife."  Meet at the noticeboard in the car park.  Free but donations welcome.

Are you free this Wednesday evening?  The Museum of Cambridge talks kick off in January with the rescheduled talk by Cambridge historian Dr. David Cowan.  David will be chatting about his research on Arthur Henry Timmins; waiter, bootlegger and literary celebrity.  When? 25th January 2022.  Where? At the Museum, or join us online via Zoom.  Why? Because who doesn't want to know more about a bootlegging waiter from the 1930s?  Book here:

Strawberry Fair relies on volunteers to give  their time and help put on an amazing day for all to enjoy.  If you're able and willing to volunteer some of your time, please email or visit the website and let them know.
Twilight with the Museums returns! 
Monday 13 - Sunday 19 February
Free and low-cost family events and activities:  Hands-on science,
After-hours museum exploration, Space toys, Underwater-themed discovery and more....
Explore "Chinese and British", an exhibition from the British Library, at Cambridge Central Library on the third floor. On view from now until February 23rd, free entry.  The exhibition panels celebrate the lasting impact of Chinese communities in the UK, from wartime service and contributions to popular cuisine to achievements in literature, sport, music, fashion and film.
Chinese translations and a family activity sheet are available, as well as an additional display panels highlighting Chinese communities in Cambridgeshire.

There are still have space available on our Walking Fitness programme on Fridays   10-11am from Chesterton Sports Centre and it is completely FREE!  Simply book your space at
Want to keep up to date with plans for Cherry Hinton Hub?  Read the latest blog posts here

Want to know what plans are in place for roadworks and closures in Cambridgeshire?  
Roadwork and traffic information - Roadworks and faults - Cambridgeshire County Council



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