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
Possible Changes to the Beehive Centre
A local shopping destination could be transformed into a science and technology hub under new plans unveiled at a public exhibition on Thursday (June 16). The plans would see the Beehive Centre on Coldhams Lane and its surrounding areas converted into an "innovation district" made up of "new science and office workspaces".  More information here

Book a repair at The EDGE Cafe on Saturday, 9th July 2022 13.00-16.00

"Welcome! You have something broken - we hope we can fix it, or help you fix it yourself. Note: The team do not repair microwave ovens or mobile phones apart from battery changes."

The venue is: The Edge Cafe, 351 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3DF 
More information here  

Bugs Matter - Take Part in the Current Survey
Insects underpin our natural world and their numbers can help us to better understand what is happening in our environment.  Bugs Life need 
lots of people to take part in Bugs Matter this summer; collecting data and sharing findings from their journeys to help them understand more about our insect populations!   

If you have a Smartphone you can take part following these easy steps:

  • Download the app which is available free
  • Create an account to sign up, and you will be sent a printable grid to cut out and use.
  • Start surveying on any journey you make in a vehicle between 1st June to 31st August.
  • The more essential journeys you conduct the survey on the better – and counts of zero bugs are just as important to submit.  More information here

Voices of Hope & Healing Refugee Fundraiser
HistoryWorks and Michael Rosen present ‘Voices of Hope and Healing which will be a moving fundraiser event to mark Refugee Week and Holocaust Memorial.   It is a Poetry and Song Concert on Sunday June 26th (3:45 for 4:00pm) at the Cambridge Corn Exchange which is free and un-ticketed and ALL are invited to come along to show & share empathy and support for refugees & asylum seekers. Michael Rosen will be performing and presenting this fundraiser in aid of the Cambridge Refugee Hardship Fund.  You can donate at the event or online.  More information here
The Good Mood Cafe’s are informal ‘get togethers’ designed to help you connect with
other people in your community.
There is no criteria for joining one, or expectation once you are there. They are safe spaces to come and chat hosted by CPSL Mind’s Good Life Service team.  
There are no sessions in Cherry Hinton but you can access a group at the Central Library and C3 Centre, Coldhams Lane.  More details here 
If we could look back at Earth from the vastness of the solar system, what would we feel? Wouldn’t squabbles look stupid from Saturn? Wouldn’t violence seem senseless from Venus? Forget about ‘Us and Them’, from the perspective of Pluto, it’s just US!  
Centered around an epic scale model of the solar system designed by the artist Oliver Jeffers with scientist Professor Stephen Smartt and a creative team led by Nerve Centre, Our Place in Space is a three-dimensional sculpture trail, interactive AR app and exciting learning and events programme.  The event is coming to Cambridge in August and you can find out more and download the App here  
Interested in creative courses?  CCA are offering face to face, year long courses from September held in friendly community venues in Cambridge.   You can see the full programme here  
Walking Rugby Sessions have started on Thursdays from 7-8pm at Coleridge Recreation Ground.  No prior experience needed, just turn up to play.  Book here
Are you a crafter?  Would you like to meet up in Cherry HInton with other crafters?  After the Jubilee Event at the Village Centre we have had some interest in starting an evening craft group.  No venue or dates set yet but would be good to gauge interest before moving forward.  If you would like to express interest (no commitment needed at this stage) please email   If you are already involved with a group and looking for new members please get in touch so we can share your details.
 St Andrew's Church, Cherry Hinton will be offering the vaccine on 29th June from 1-6pm.
 Available for anyone over 12 they can provide1st, 2nd & 3rd primary doses and boosters for eligible patients.
If you would rather book your vaccination you can do this via www.nhs,uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119. 
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