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

Even heroes have doubts.

Cadburys are  giving three young people the chance to win a video chat with a hero. Each celebrity will talk about the doubts they’ve had and how they overcame them.

If you’re between 18 and 30, or know a young person in this age bracket that would love to chat to a hero, click here  If you enter on someone else’s behalf, they will need to contact Cadbury to claim the prize if you win.   

Waste Collection  During the extremely hot weather, we are being asked to put our bins out the night before (if possible) they are due to be emptied. Crews will start earlier than usual to try and avoid the worst of the heat, so your bins may be emptied earlier in the morning than you are used to.
Cherry Hinton Hall - 6 ideas to make the most of the park on our doorstep.
Have a read of the history of the Hall written by our local historian, Michelle Bullivant.  Cherry Hinton Hall is a former Victorian country house and grounds. It was built, and the grounds laid out, in the late 1830’s by John Okes, a Cambridge surgeon, as his family home. Previous to the site being developed for this use, the area it was to be built upon, was part of the medieval open field system of the village of Cherry Hinton. There are very few surviving maps of this area before 1806.   More

6th August 2022 ‘The Great Big Knit/Crochet’ meet up in Cherry Hinton Hall register your interest for this FREE event here

Wellbeing Wednesdays (17th August 11am-2pm)  Everyone welcome, an all ages event!
  • Free healthy packed lunch and climate friendly diet stall with Cambridge Sustainable Food
  • Multi sports and family games with Active Lifestyles and Living Sport (and maybe some giveaways!) Plus mindfulness meditation and Move It or Lose It with Realife Trust
  • Health MOTs, alcohol free tasters and healthy lifestyle advice from Healthy You
  • Information stands at the Community Engagement Vehicle with Healthwatch, Sue Ryder, Diabetes UK, Care Network

Plus find out about local opportunities to volunteer or even start your own activity in your area.  All children must be accompanied by and supervised by an adult.

Follow the Tree Trail Learn more about the trees in the hall by accessing the tree trail here 

Dinosaur Safari/Fairy Walk  An interactive experience which can be accessed free via the Love Exploring App.   More information here

Sensory walks
The City Council and SENSE have a series of  lovely sensory walks in  Cambridge including one at Cherry Hinton Hall.  Sensory walks allow you to use your senses to connect with your surroundings while you stay active. They are designed for people with complex disabilities, but everybody can enjoy them.  You can go alone or in a group, you don’t need any specialist equipment and the walks can be any length you like. You can go on foot, use a wheelchair or walker – sensory walks are inclusive for all.  More information here    
Looking for funding for a new group or activity?
The Good Life Fund offers grants up to £500 to people in the local community to help set up groups that connect people, such as book clubs, craft classes, or activities that encourage people to learn new skills.  The Good Life fund is offered by Mind CPSL so there focus is on helping groups which include individuals who have lived experiences of mental health.  More information here  
If you live in Cambridge then this could help you lose lbs and save £s.
The ChYpPS's FREE Summer Programme has now been published and it includes holiday activities on Thursday mornings on the Cherry Hinton Recreation Ground  More details here
The Cambridge Book Bench Trail has been launched and will be available through the summer.  Twelve BookBench sculptures can be discovered in Cambridge and can be found in the historic core, shopping centres, train station and in the parks and open spaces.  This trail has been created in partnership with Cambridge BID and features incredible designs by artists, including Lois Cordelia and Jess PerrinDonna NewmanMik Richardson.  You can download the trail here


MEET: 8pm, ROLL OUT: 8:45pm 
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PARTY STOP: Laundress Green
END: Midsummer Common

Dress in blues and greens, the colours of the sea. Don a lifesaver. Transform yourself or your bicycle into a mermaid, an octopus -- or even a sea anemone! From whales to stingrays to seahorses to dolphins, the inspiration is endless! Select your sea theme of choice and get creative!  Bubble machines highly encouraged.
Have a bicycle, scooter, skateboard, skates, or another cool way to move on wheels? Add fun lights, throw on some fancy dress to match the theme--if you dare!--and join our moving parade!! Dance at party stops or just enjoy the scenic views of historic Cambridge,   Visit the Bike Party website here   

The 33rd annual holiday club is back! Any local primary school aged child is welcome to attend. The fun filled club involves games, crafts, bible stories, refreshments and drama at a low cost. Staff are primarily volunteers drawn from local churches. Held at Colville school (with thanks for their support),
25th -29th July, 10am -12:30pm. For further info (including photographs from previous years) go to the website:  If you would like your child to attend use the link to sign up now! 
(If you are interested in volunteering email to discuss it)
Are you a crafter?  Would you like to meet up in Cherry Hinton with other crafters?  Organisers are working on a date to start the club in September and will be in touch with everyone who has indicated an interest in joining.  There is still time to add your name by emailing
Many thanks to G Smith for sending over the photos shown below featuring Water Voles along Snakey Path (taken in June).  If you have photos to share please send them across to
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