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A trial of food delivery robots could soon be expanded after receiving a thumbs up from shoppers.

Cambridgeshire County Council and Starship Technologies began a trial on 17 May which allowed more than 12,000 residents in Cambourne to order groceries from their local Co-op store. And the overwhelmingly positive feedback has convinced both parties to seek to expand the service to Cherry Hinton, Romsey and Queen Ediths divisions in Cambridge, with a final decision to be made by the council’s Highways and Transport Committee at its meeting on 4 October.

Cllr Alex Beckett, chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highways and Transport Committee, said: “Surveys and engagement on social media have shown the service is immensely popular and is delivering tangible benefits including a reduction in short car journeys, which is good for the environment.

“It is encouraging Starship wishes to expand the trial which would bring these benefits to thousands more residents in the county. To see if this is viable in South East Cambridge they will be carrying out tests in the coming weeks, so if you see the tiny robots on the ground you will know why!”
More information here

Board Games Social returns October 9th to the Family Centre on Fisher's lane, 12:30 -2:30. All are welcome to this monthly social, see for further details (bringing a packed lunch is suggested).
Based on Cherry Hinton Road Go Glass is a family run business established in 1978. Today the company specialise in the design and manufacture of bespoke glass and systems for customers and is led by brother and sisters team Clive, Tracy, and Emma. The team of 13 enjoy a reputation for excellent customer service and high quality products.
Volunteering opportunities at Cambridge Online in Cherry Hinton!
Are you technologically minded and enjoy helping others? Cambridge Online could have the perfect opportunity for you! They are looking for a Digital Champion volunteer to help run 1-1 session at their weekly kiosk at Talbot House, located in Cherry Hinton, which runs every Friday morning. For more information and a volunteer pack, please email They have lots of volunteering opportunities available so please get in touch even if this isn't exactly what you're looking for.  
Cambridge Youth Ultimate 
Sessions are every Saturday from 15th October to 3rd December (8 week course).  1.30-3.30pm Coldham's Common grass pitches, Pool Way, CB5 8NT Ages 11 to 14 year olds.  You will be taught by coaches and players of the University of Cambridge Ultimate team, Strange Blue.  Sessions will include learning the game, tactics and most of importantly, lots of game time at the end of the sessions.   They ask that all participants booking show commitment to the full 8 week programme.  For more information or to book onto this programme, visit

Wandlebury Country Park  3rd & 4th December

Make a beautiful wreath for your door from 100% natural materials.

The first two sessions of the day are for individuals or families who can work together to create a wreath. The last session of the day is for adults/older teens to enjoy mulled wine and mince pies while weaving. Delivered by Wild Thyme & Embers.

£25 per wreath/family with refreshments included.

To book

It's Organ Donation Week. One organ donor could save or transform up to nine lives. Register your organ donation decision online or use the NHS app:

Keep track of your finances

Are you looking for easy ways to monitor your money and discover how to make your budget go further? THe WEA are offering FREE downloadable budgeting templates to help you keep track of not only where you spend your money, but how much you spend on each area of your life.   More information here

Did you know that you can check your own hearing, at home? All you need is your phone (or laptop!) and some headphones. It’s quick, free and easy to do!    More information here
Do you like free live music?
Next weekend in Cambridge  a timetable full of free live music in venues all over the city on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October brought to you by Purple Flag sessions 
Details:  On Friday 7th October  Layla-Jane Music  is performing at The Burleigh Arms.
Also at Chill#2 at the ibis Cambridge Station on Friday 7th October see Blutone and the The Druid - Drew Keen at 6pm, Jenem at 7pm and Chris Andrews at 8pm.
Millers Music are hosting Sean O’Hanrahan Music on Friday 7th at 5.30pm, due to limited space this is a RSVP event only so please contact for your free booking.
On Sunday 9th October you can see SJ & The Flying Pigs at Town and Gown Pub & Theatre - Cambridge at 7pm  Worldy will also be performing on Sunday at La Raza at 7pm

Last but not least The Tipsy Vegan will be hosting live music on the Friday and Sunday! Check out Emily Huxter on Friday 7th at 8.30pm and then to celebrate the return of their roast dinners you can catch The Rising Blues All Stars on Sunday 9th at 5pm.

Healthwatch puts out call for new Non-Executive Directors

Healthwatch has an important role to play in making sure local people have a say in how health and care services are planned and delivered. With services in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough under such enormous pressure, coupled with unequal life chances for those in our poorest areas, there's never been a more important time for Healthwatch.  Local people are needed to join the Board to help ensure that they are well run and meet statutory duties as a local Healthwatch. 

As a Non-Executive Director, you'll get a chance to be involved in championing the voice of local people, using your experience from work, volunteering or using services to help make care better for others.  More information here

Learn to save a life with RevivR

Free digital training tool can teach you to save a life in 15 minutes with just your phone and a cushion. Try RevivR now.
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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