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Register for September 2023 places at Little Cherries Preschool, Bewick Bridge now.  Places are available for children from 2 years and 9 months.  Monday - Friday 9.00am -3.00pm for 15 hours or 30 hours.  Early Years funding available.  Please get in touch with the school office to find out more information by calling 01223 508 772 or emailing Bridget Crabb, Admission Officer,
Lego Club at Cherry Hinton Library 14th February 10:30 am
Bridges! Towers! Space Gardens! Really Big Robots! Unleash your creativity at the Cherry Hinton Lego club.  Please note: Both children and adults require one ticket per person.  Children must be always accompanied by an adult.
This event is for children aged 4+   Sign up here
Badminton players wanted….  Hinton Social Badminton are looking for more players to join on Tuesday evenings (19:00-21:00) at Netherhall Sports Centre.
They play doubles on three courts, rotating partners each game. They have a range of ages (must be 18 or over) and abilities.
Maybe you haven’t played for years and are thinking of returning, or you have recently taken up playing, as long as you know the rules (or just need a refresher), they would like to hear from you.  There are only a few places to fill, so if there is lots of interest, you’ll be invited to join a waiting list. More information here
"Hello everyone, it’s Sue from BBC Radio Cambridgeshire here. If there’s someone you think has really made a difference this year, we’d love to give them the recognition they deserve. I think we all know a local hero 🥰
Our BBC Make a Difference Awards are in September but you’ve only got until 11pm on March 5th to make a nomination.
It's easy to do and there’s more details on all the categories and our terms:
Thanks so much!"

Cambridge communities planning to celebrate the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III are invited to bid for up to £500 to help cover the costs of celebratory events taking place between Saturday 6 and Monday 8 May 2023. The deadline to apply is 24 March.

The King Charles III’s Coronation Celebration grants are available for community groups, voluntary organisations and groups of local residents who plan to host events and activities over the weekend of the coronation. Events should be free for Cambridge residents to attend and groups must be able to demonstrate how they will ensure their event will be inclusive to people on low incomes or who are socially isolated. 
Groups could apply for funding towards street parties; Coronation Big Lunches; Big Help Out events to celebrate volunteers; or other activities to help your community mark the coronation. 
Please complete the application form and send to by no later than 24 March. You will be notified whether your application has been successful by 31 March.  Link to application form  Grants and funding - Cambridge City Council

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....
Love Exploring? Looking for fun activities for the whole family this half term?
Then why not take a walk through Space with the Love Exploring App and find out more with #FactsToWowYourKids like this one!
All you need is your mobile phone and the Love Exploring app. It's completely free and tons of fun for all the family....go explore in the parks across the City such as Lammas Land, Jesus Green, Coldhams Common and Cherry Hinton Hall
Try your hand at Chinese Calligraphy and Crafts in this community-led event hosted by the Cambridge Chinese Academy!  More information and ticket link here
There have been some changes to make it easier to recycle batteries in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire.  The change has been announced by the Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service – the partnership between Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Councils which carries out bin collections in both areas.  More information here
If you haven’t been feeling yourself, don’t suffer in silence. Help is available to tackle feelings of anxiety, loneliness and low mood. Sometimes a professional listening ear is all it takes.
Find out about local services and support available to help you feel brighter at:
AGE UK Volunteering Opportunities
Just 30 minutes of your time a week could make a massive difference to an older person's life. If you're empathetic and good at talking on the phone, you could be a Telephone Friendship Service volunteer.
More information here

The Greater Cambridge Partnership has been awarded £8.7 million by government, matched by industry, to pilot on-demand self-driving vehicles.

Up to 13 electric vehicles will provide passenger services that integrate with existing transport services within Cambridge across two sites: Cambridge University’s West Cambridge campus and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.  More information here

Wednesday 15th February 7:30pm
Robert Lloyd Parry presents two chilling Cambridgeshire set supernatural tales from the golden age of the English ghost story. Richard Malden's "A Collector's Company" is a tale of rural horror and black magic that stands alongside the best by the author's great friend M R James.  The Engineers House hospitality area will be open for pre- and post-performance refreshments offering fine ales, wine and wood-fired pizza.  More information and tickets here  Not suitable for children
Cambridge Literary Festival:  Tickets for the 20th anniversary available now.  
Full programme and tickets:

Sun 19 Feb, 1.30-3.30pm at Cambridge Leper Chapel

Your chance to see inside one of Cambridge’s oldest buildings, which is not usually open to the public.  The Leper Chapel dates from 1125 when it was built as a place of worship for Lepers at an adjacent hospital. The building has 900 years of fascinating history, in that time being used as bar, warehouse, dwelling, for animals and a place of worship. This atmospheric building is grade I listed and contains architectural styles from several periods since 1125.  Volunteer guide available.  Free, donations appreciated.

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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