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Skip Day on Wulfstan Way
7th September at 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
This year’s Queen Edith’s Community Action Morning (a.k.a. ‘Skip Day’) will be on Saturday 7th September, from 9.30am to 1pm, on Wulfstan Way. As regular readers will be aware, this event is run jointly by the Queen Edith’s Community Forum and Cambridge City Council, and aims to be both useful and fun with a broad environmental theme.
Assuming the weather is fine, the majority of activities will be on the grass outside the Wulfstan Way shops (or inside Queen Edith’s Chapel if wet). As well as the ever-popular ‘Take it and Leave it’ stall, this year we will be welcoming our friends from A Toy’s Life and Beyond, who will be running a Toy Swap and children’s activities. We will also be running a ‘swoosh’ – a clothes swap – so please bring along any items in good condition which are looking for a new home. The Friends of Rock Road Library will be selling second-hand books at bargain prices, plus we will we have stalls for other good causes and community organisations such as the RNLI and Cambs Fire & Rescue. We also hope to have officers present from the County Council to explain about diversions operating during the Fendon Road Roundabout redesign which is due to start on 9th September.
Services provided by the City Council include free dog micro-chipping and you’ll be able to meet Ed Nugent, the City Ranger for Queen Edith’s and Patrick Brown, our Community Development Officer, and talk to them about their plans for more community activities in the area.
MP to hold drop-in session
Most of us in Queen Edith’s are in the South Cambridgeshire parliamentary constituency, and our MP Heidi Allen will be available from 11.30am to 12.30pm at Skip Day if you want to stop by and raise any issues with her. This is a drop-in session, not a formal ‘surgery’ so you don’t need an appointment. Heidi is seen here at a recent visit to the Taj Tandoori on Cherry Hinton Road with her husband Phil and restaurant proprietor Amin Syed. Her verdict? “Fabulous!”
Recycling Skip Information
The recycling skips, which will be in the car park of Queen Edith’s Chapel, are provided by the City Council as a service for local residents needing to dispose of household waste. Here are some important dos and don’ts to help us run a successful event:
- Do bring your metal, wood and small electrical items for the recycling skips
- Do drop off items in good condition that might be of use to others at the ‘Take it and Leave it’ stall
- Do drive safely and considerately when dropping off loads
- Do always listen to, and act on, requests from the stewards in charge of the skips
- Don’t arrive before 9.30am or you will be asked to go away and come back later
- Don’t bring commercial waste because you will not be able to offload it.
- 7th September
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
- Wulfstan Way Shops
Cambridge, CB1 8QJ + Google Map