Queen Edith’s news 2022 vol.8 – August

 

Queen Edith’s News

Issue 203 • Friday 19 August 2022
Emailed to over 1,700 local homes

There are just two weeks to go until this year’s “A Greener Queen Edith’s” day, and you’re sure to be wanting to make a note on the calendar, as well as thinking about if there’s anything you might want to bring down. The morning will include the brilliant “Take It Or Leave It” stall – leave your unwanted things for someone else, and take the things you do want! We’d also be grateful if we could have a handful of volunteers to help set up or clear up on the day – if you’d be able to help, please email us at hello@queen-ediths.info.

Pop Up Fruit Stands tomorrow

Both stands will be open this weekend, at 253 Hills Road (from 10.30am) and 36 Kinnaird Way (from 2pm). They will be offering a range of greengages, plums and damsons, plus eating and cooking apples and juice. All profits go to the to the Queen Edith’s Community Food Hub.

Part-time vacancy at the library

Rock Road Library is looking for an enthusiastic and versatile person to join the team as a Community Library Assistant. This post is for 15.5 hours per week at a salary pro rata with an annual figure of £19,650–£20,043. Training will be given on specific library systems, but an ability to work with IT is assumed. Although library experience is an advantage, they would also like to hear from candidates who have demonstrated customer service skills in other contexts. More details here.

Cambridge’s unbuilt concert hall

In 1962, the University’s Vice Chancellor Sir Ivor Jennings made a bold offer for the University to cover half of the cost of a new joint ‘town-gown’ concert hall. It was never built. On Wednesday 14 September, as part of the Open Cambridgeevent, local historian Antony Carpen will present a talk on the city’s lack of “an awe-inspiring setting for first class performances”. Can University, City, and County unite to create a splendid new concert hall for our city – no matter what their background and wealth – as the former Mayor of Cambridge declared of the Corn Exchange at its opening in 1875? The talk takes place in Lecture Theatre A at the New Museums site, and there’s full information here.

Put your art on sale

The Addenbrooke’s Affordable Art Sale is an opportunity for local artists to show works for sale in the Addenbrooke’s Gallery, and will take place from 14 October to 4 December. The sale is accepting artworks to be on offer between £50 and £250, and artists may submit up to three pieces for consideration. If you’re interested, there’s more information here.

Cancer hospital moves closer

The Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital (CCRH) project has been given the green light by the government’s New Hospital Programme to commence the process that will lead to the appointment of a construction partner, who will build the seven-storey facility at the heart of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Construction could begin in late 2023. Find out more about the hospital here.

Taste the wines of Argentina

Argentina is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world, and as with several other aspects of Argentine cuisine, the country’s wine has its roots in Spain. Join the Cambridge Wine Merchants team at the Cherry Hinton Road branch on Wednesday 14 September to try some of the top fine wines from Argentinawith Solano from HispaMerchants. The event costs £30 per person; to book, please email cherry@cambridgewine.com and please include a contact number.
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English, Maths or Science tutoring locally

Enhance your child’s learning and allow yourself to feel relieved and quietly confident that they’ll be test-ready. Cambridge Online Tuition presents brand new group sessions for English, Maths & Science, starting in Autumn 2022. There are still a few spaces left at the early bird price of £8 for a group session, or get in touch for more information on 1:1 sessions. More information here.

This Week at The Light Cinema

★ Our multi-screen cinema’s lineup of films this week include Andre Rieu 2022: Happy Days Are Here Again!; Beast; Bullet Train; DC League of Super-Pets; Elvis; End to End + George Ezra Live Performance 12A; Fall; Fisherman’s Friends: One And All; KSI vs Swarmz; Laal Singh Chaddha; Lightyear; Minions: The Rise of Gru; Nna Thaan Case Kodu; Nope; NT Live: Prima Facie; Official Competition; Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood; Orphan First Kill; The Invitation; The Railway Children Return; Thor: Love and Thunder; Top Gun: Maverick; Where is Anne Frank; and Where The Crawdads Sing

This week at Cambridge Junction

★ The Cambridge Junction lineup this week includes the Salty Dog Festival, Arts & Minds: Creative Café, DEHD and Tom Lumley & The Brave Liaison.

Coronavirus Update

The government’s recommended steps to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 are as follows: get vaccinated; let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside; and consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces.

You can find more information here on:

  • Staying safe;
  • Testing and staying at home;
  • International travel;
  • Long COVID; and
  • Work, self-employment and business support.

For details of how to book first, second or booster vaccinations, please visit The Vaccinators website and click on your age group.

This week’s government data on COVID-19 for this area can be found here.

  • A new NIHR funded study of 57 people with mild COVID-19 estimates how long people are infectious for and when they can safely leave isolation. The findings suggest that in people who develop symptoms, the majority are not infectious before their symptoms develop. Two-thirds of these cases are still infectious, five days after their symptoms begin. They also suggest that while lateral flow tests do not detect the start of infectiousness well, they more accurately identify when someone is no longer infectious and can safely leave isolation. The researchers recommend that people with COVID-19 isolate for five days after symptoms begin and do lateral flow tests from the sixth day. If tests are negative two days in a row, it is safe to leave isolation. If a person continues to test positive, they should remain in isolation while testing positive but may de-isolate on the 10th day after their symptoms began. More here.

Food Hub news

The Queen Edith’s Community Food Hub is open tomorrow (Saturday) as usual, from 10.30am to 12noon at St James Church on Wulfstan Way. All in need are welcome, no questions asked. The Coffee Chat is open too.

Food donations may be brought to the church on Saturday mornings from 10.00am to 10.30am. The team tells us it’s usually particularly in need of tinned beans (not baked beans) and tinned fish, but all contributions are welcome.

Help deliver the next Queen Edith’s magazine

We’ll have the next Queen Edith’s magazine ready for delivery at the end of next week. Would you or your family like to deliver a few copies to your road or nearby? It’ll only take you an hour or so. Over 120 residents just like you usually join in! If you’ve not helped out before and would like to pick up some copies to deliver, let us know you’re interested here. We’ll be in touch next week.

Bin collections

Check when your bins will be emptied here.

Local police and crime information

Find out data and information from Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s City south and east team here.

Health and Education job vacancies

Links to the jobs and careers pages at all of our local hospitals, schools and colleges can be found here.

Adult Learning and Evening Classes

There’s a wide range of educational and recreational classes and courses for adults available locally, this autumn and into next year. Find out more details here:

Traffic disruption

One.network is the website which shows current and forthcoming road works. You can see the map here. Click the ‘Today’ box and select ‘Next two weeks’ for future works.

Help with cost of living

Cambridge City Council maintains a web page listing various forms of help that are available to anyone struggling to cope with the rising cost of living. These range from additional payments from the council or discounts on things like your Council Tax, to support from partners such as food vouchers, energy grants and help managing debt. The page can be found here.

How to contact our local councillors

The Queen Edith’s Community Forum guide to our local councillors will ensure you contact the right one depending on your issue and the street where you live. Find it here.

Queen Edith’s city councillor Sam Davies writes a weekly email discussing what she’s been doing and what issues have come up in the area. You can add yourself to the circulation of Sam’s free email here. If our other councillors produce anything similar we will also highlight it here.

Have you been forwarded this email?
Click here to request your own copy each week. It’s free!

New Art Gallery opens in Queen Edith’s

If you ever feel like investing in some art, it’s coming to you, with the opening of the AKA contemporary gallery off Cherry Hinton Road. There’s a launch party next Friday night (26 August) and the gallery will host an exhibition called Catch 22 Artists! from 27 August to 15 October. This will include work by 22 painters, sculptors and printmakers of both locally recognised talent and international acclaim. Art lovers and collectors at the launch party can enjoy fizz, nibbles and ribbon cutting with Cambridge 105 DJ Alex Elbro, and an exciting selection of art spread over 3 rooms. Find out everything about the gallery, including a form to RSVP for the launch party, at akafineart.co.uk . AKA contemporary is at 54a Cherry Hinton Road, down the access road next to the EACH shop.

Congratulations to our sixth-formers

With A-level results out yesterday, we’d like to congratulate all of the many thousands of sixth formers who have studied over the past two years at the six schools and colleges in Queen Edith’s which together educate over half of the entire county’s A-level students. The current year 13 were those who had to cope with the GCSE chaos during the first lockdown, and deserve all the good fortune that might come their way. Best of luck to you all, wherever you’re headed.

Help deliver the next Queen Edith’s magazine

We’re hoping to have the next Queen Edith’s magazine ready for delivery on the first weekend in September. Would you or your family like to deliver a few copies to your road or nearby? It’ll only take you an hour or so. Over 120 residents just like you usually join in! If you’ve not helped out before and would like to pick up some copies to deliver, let us know you’re interested here.

Pop Up Fruit Stands tomorrow

Both stands will be open this weekend, at 253 Hills Road (from 10.30am) and 36 Kinnaird Way (from 2pm). They will be selling green and golden gages, Avalon plus the first Victoria plums, damsons and Discovery (eating) and Bramley (cooking) apples. All profits go to the to the Queen Edith’s Community Food Hub.

Science pops up at the Grand Arcade

The locally-based Cambridge Science Centre is closed for the summer holidays, but is taking its PopUpScience roadshow to the Grand Arcade until 5pm every day to 28 August. This summer the theme is space, and there’s a chance to try out hands-on exhibits, take part in shows or have a go at an activity.

Children’s Lunch Club next Tuesday

St James Church on Wulfstan Way has another of its summer holiday lunch clubs next Tuesday, 23 August. The event takes place from 11am to 1pm and includes free lunch and activities for children, who must be accompanied. All welcome.

Dementia Support at free café

Every last Thursday of the month, TLC Cherry Hinton Care Home hosts a dementia support group for anyone affected by dementia. Enjoy a cup of tea, talk, and exchange knowledge, ideas, and experiences. It’s complimentary and everyone is welcome. The next event takes place on Thursday 25 August at 2.30pm. Email bdm@cherryhintoncarehome.co.uk to reserve places.

Wednesday watercolours next month

A few spaces are available on Lesley Rumble’s Wednesday Watercolouristclasses which start on Wednesday 14 September. The ten-week course is held in the community room in St James’ Church on Wulfstan Way, with one group in the morning and another in the afternoon. The classes are suitable for complete novices, to experienced watercolourists. Lesley has many years’ experience both as a teacher and as an exhibiting artist with the Cambridge Drawing Society, East Anglian Watercolourists, Cambridge District Art Circle and Cambridge Open Studios. For further information, contact Lesley on 07889 784113.

Young volunteers do great job at garden

A group of National Citizen Service (NCS) students, all aged between 15 and 17 years old, have been working hard this week to tidy and improve Joy’s Garden on Baldock Way. The NCS programme aims to engage young people in their communities; and create more understanding about their responsibilities as a citizen. We think they’ve done a great job in this much-loved community space and are very grateful to them for their time.

Bike theft warning

We want to warn readers about attempted bike theft from the racks outside Wulfstan Way shops. One particularly cunning method used by thieves is to attach their lock to the bike (either locking it to something, or just through the front wheel). The owner is forced to abandon it for the time being, since they can’t detach it and ride it. The thieves return at night, remove their own lock and cut through yours. Do be careful!

Pink bins for unwanted small electrical items

450 tonnes of small electrical equipment such as kettles, toasters and computer equipment gets put into black bins every year in Greater Cambridge. Now the area’s Shared Waste Service has put pink collection banks at various recycling points for this sort of product. The closest ones to us are in Gwydir Street car park, off Mill Road, and at the big Tesco ‘Fulbourn’ store on Yarrow Road, Cherry Hinton. Anything up to 29cm in its largest dimension, with a plug, battery or cable can be recycled. Full story here.
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This year’s family show is now booking!

The Nutcracker at Cambridge Junction takes you on a wild and festive adventure, bursting with joy, dance and music that will blow your socks off! This exciting, all-inclusive show takes inspiration from the original story from 1816 and cranks it up to 2022! Experience a high energy celebration with giant sweets, dancing nutcrackers and singing mice. This fun-filled Christmas extravaganza will leave you feeling full of holiday cheer. More details here.

This Week at The Light Cinema

★ Our multi-screen cinema’s lineup of films this week include Bodies Bodies Bodies; Bullet Train; DC League of Super-Pets; Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero; Elvis; Fire of Love; Fishermans Friends One And All; Jurassic World Dominion; Laal Singh Chaddha; Lightyear; Minions; Nna Thaan Case Kodu; Nope; NT Live: Prima Facie; Orphan First Kill; Se7en; Star Trek: The Motion Picture (The Director’s Edition); The Railway Children Return; Thor: Love and Thunder; Top Gun: Maverick; and Where The Crawdads Sing

This week at Cambridge Junction

★ The Cambridge Junction lineup this week includes August’s Fiver, The Psychedelic Porn Crumpets and Everything Everything.

Coronavirus Update

The government’s recommended steps to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 are as follows: get vaccinated; let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside; and consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces.

You can find more information here on:

  • Staying safe;
  • Testing and staying at home;
  • International travel;
  • Long COVID; and
  • Work, self-employment and business support.

For details of how to book first, second or booster vaccinations, please visit The Vaccinators website and click on your age group.

This week’s government data on COVID-19 for this area can be found here.

Food Hub news

The Queen Edith’s Community Food Hub is open tomorrow (Saturday) as usual, from 10.30am to 12noon at St James Church on Wulfstan Way. All in need are welcome, no questions asked. The Coffee Chat is open too.

Food donations may be brought to the church on Saturday mornings from 10.00am to 10.30am. The team tells us it’s usually particularly in need of tinned beans (not baked beans) and tinned fish, but all contributions are welcome.

Bin collections

Check when your bins will be emptied here.

Local police and crime information

Find out data and information from Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s City south and east team here.

Health and Education job vacancies

Links to the jobs and careers pages at all of our local hospitals, schools and colleges can be found here.

Adult Learning and Evening Classes

There’s a wide range of educational and recreational classes and courses for adults available locally, this autumn and into next year. Find out more details here:

Traffic disruption

One.network is the website which shows current and forthcoming road works. You can see the map here. Click the ‘Today’ box and select ‘Next two weeks’ for future works.

Help with cost of living

Cambridge City Council maintains a web page listing various forms of help that are available to anyone struggling to cope with the rising cost of living. These range from additional payments from the council or discounts on things like your Council Tax, to support from partners such as food vouchers, energy grants and help managing debt. The page can be found here.

How to contact our local councillors

The Queen Edith’s Community Forum guide to our local councillors will ensure you contact the right one depending on your issue and the street where you live. Find it here.

Queen Edith’s city councillor Sam Davies writes a weekly email discussing what she’s been doing and what issues have come up in the area. You can add yourself to the circulation of Sam’s free email here. If our other councillors produce anything similar we will also highlight it here.

Have you been forwarded this email?
Click here to request your own copy each week. It’s free!

Queen Edith’s News

Issue 202 • Friday 12 August 2022
Emailed to over 1,700 local homes

Help make the most fun lunch ever!

Want to join in something really fun? The Queen Edith’s Community Forum has teamed up with Cambridge Junction and artists Hunt & Darton to bring a selection of wonderful, creative and silly activities throughout the area this year, with plenty of opportunities to get involved. There’s another one tomorrow (Saturday 13 August) outside the shops on Wulfstan Way. The Punch, The Sandwich, The Cake is a free activity for all ages. It’s your chance to join in a human chain to prepare food and drink for all. Maybe you oversee buttering or garnishing, maybe you get to squirt the cream on the cake, chop the pineapple or simply keep the chain moving. And of course – eat our yummy creations! Everyone of all ages welcome – just come on down, and bring the family.

Naturally mindful in nature

There may still be a space to join a small group tomorrow morning (Saturday 13 August) to practise mindfulness in the quiet beauty of the Nightingale community garden. It’s one of a series of taster sessions for David Lynch’s longer programmes and/or 1-to-1 coaching. Spaces are limited to 12 and just for adults. More details here.

Pop Up Fruit Stands tomorrow

Both stalls will be open tomorrow (Saturday 13 August) at 253 Hills Road,opening at 10.30am, and 36 Kinnaird Way, opening at 2pm. The fruit will include a range of gages and plums, with many delicious choices. The pop up fruit stand is run by volunteers with all profits going to the Queen Edith’s Community Food Hub.

How to Beat Procrastination

A Biomedical Campus Wellness Campaign online presentation next Tuesday (16 August) will look at how procrastination is just a bad habit. It is often linked to low self-belief and impulsivity, and it can get in the way of your goals and dreams. Cambridge University mental health expert, Dr. Olivia Remes will show you actionable strategies for beating procrastination and getting motivated. Open to all: details on how to watch are here.

Fun, games and better health!

The council-supported Think Communities initiative has a big Wellbeing Wednesdays event next week (17 August) at Cherry Hinton Hall park, from 11am to 2pm. There are events for all ages, with multi-sports, family games, health MOTs and health information stands. There are also free healthy packed lunches! Find out more here.

Lunch chat about Arthur’s Shed

COPE‘s Evelyn Charnley Memorial Lunch Club has its monthly event at Queen Edith Chapel, Wulfstan Way next Wednesday (17 August) from 12noon to 2pm. The presentation this time will be on Arthur’s Shed at the nearby Arthur Rank Hospice. Tea and biscuits provided, bring your own lunch if required. For more information call Peter Murfitt on 01223 364303.

Quiz night at wine bar

There’s another Quiz Night at Cambridge Wine Merchants on Cherry Hinton Road, on Tuesday 23 August. It’s £10 for a team of up to 4 people. Topics are “loosely wine-based and general knowledge, but mostly just a lot of fun!” There will be prizes. You’re welcome to bring your own food. To book a table, email cherry@cambridgewine.com and please include a contact number.

Café at Cookery School in new hands

Growth on the school side at Cambridge Cookery means that founder and owner Tine Roche has decided to focus on the classes and corporate events. Alex and Règis Crepy of Amelie Restaurants have been appointed as managers of the café. Their highly accomplished food, including their signature flat breads, or Flam-kuche, will join the established menu of the café. After a break in the last week of August, the café will reopen on 7 September with a full brunch menu including long-standing favourites such as Turkish Eggs and Shakshuka. More information on the café here.

Help deliver the next Queen Edith’s magazine

We’re hoping to have the next Queen Edith’s magazine ready for delivery at the very start of September. Over 120 residents just like you usually join in to deliver a bundle of copies to their road or nearby! If you’ve not helped out before and would like to join the team, we’d be delighted. It only takes an hour or so. Let us know if you’re interested in getting involved here.

Fitness equipment survey

Slightly out of our area, but the nearest park for some residents, Coleridge Recreation Ground is getting a range of new fitness equipment from the City Council. Have your say on what it should be here.
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Care in your home

CHS Group offers a range of community services based from Dunstan Court. This includes fully trained carers who can visit you in your home and help with laundry, housekeeping, shopping, etc., and hot lunchtime meals delivered to your door. If you could use some help, please email denise.taylor@chsgroup.org.uk for details.

This Week at The Light Cinema

★ Our multi-screen cinema’s lineup of films this week include Bullet Train; DC League of Super-Pets; Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero; Elvis; Fortune Favours; Inglourious Basterds; Jurassic World Dominion; Laal Singh Chaddha; Lightyear; Minions: The Rise of Gru; Nope; The Railway Children; Thor: Love and Thunder; Top Gun: Maverick; and Where The Crawdads Sing

This week at Cambridge Junction

★ The Cambridge Junction lineup this week includes the Big Bang Theory sound tech course, and August’s Fiver.

Coronavirus Update

The government’s recommended steps to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 are as follows: get vaccinated; let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside; and consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces.

You can find more information here on:

  • Staying safe;
  • Testing and staying at home;
  • International travel;
  • Long COVID; and
  • Work, self-employment and business support.

For details of how to book first, second or booster vaccinations, please visit The Vaccinators website and click on your age group.

This week’s government data on COVID-19 for this area can be found here.

Food Hub news

The Queen Edith’s Community Food Hub is open tomorrow (Saturday) as usual, from 10.30am to 12noon at St James Church on Wulfstan Way. All in need are welcome, no questions asked. The Coffee Chat is open too.

The Food Hub team would like to take the chance of thanking all of our supporters, but in particular this week, the Pop-Up Fruit Stands usually featured in this newsletter, and of course our friends at St James Church, who make it all possible.

Food donations may be brought to the church on Saturday mornings from 10.00am to 10.30am. The team tells us it’s usually particularly in need of tinned beans (not baked beans) and tinned fish, but all contributions are welcome.

Bin collections

Check when your bins will be emptied here.

Local police and crime information

Find out data and information from Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s City south and east team here.

Health and Education job vacancies

Links to the jobs and careers pages at all of our local hospitals, schools and colleges can be found here.

Adult Learning and Evening Classes

There’s a wide range of educational and recreational classes and courses for adults available locally, this autumn and into next year. Find out more details here:

Traffic disruption

One.network is the website which shows current and forthcoming road works. You can see the map here. Click the ‘Today’ box and select ‘Next two weeks’ for future works.

Help with cost of living

Cambridge City Council maintains a web page listing various forms of help that are available to anyone struggling to cope with the rising cost of living. These range from additional payments from the council or discounts on things like your Council Tax, to support from partners such as food vouchers, energy grants and help managing debt. The page can be found here.

How to contact our local councillors

The Queen Edith’s Community Forum guide to our local councillors will ensure you contact the right one depending on your issue and the street where you live. Find it here.

Queen Edith’s city councillor Sam Davies writes a weekly email discussing what she’s been doing and what issues have come up in the area. You can add yourself to the circulation of Sam’s free email here. If our other councillors produce anything similar we will also highlight it here.

Have you been forwarded this email?
Click here to request your own copy each week. It’s free!

Queen Edith’s News

Issue 201 • Friday 5 August 2022
Emailed to over 1,700 local homes

Have your say about Eddeva Park

With outline planning permission having been granted for the 230-home Eddeva Park development between Worts’ Causeway and Babraham Road, the company behind it wants to know how to make best use of a community building that will provide the development’s social centre. There was a recent presentation on the subject, but if you missed it, you can still put forward your views through a short online survey. Take part here.

‘Secret summer party’ at the Junction

Junkyard Presents: 10th Anniversary is a day festival taking place at Cambridge Junction tomorrow (Saturday 6 August). The festival is “a celebration of a day cycle of summer” with DJs and live acoustic acts, followed by “a journey through the forbidden forest” in J2 with headline and support acts. Expect live performances, street food, a market featuring local brands and a Tikki bar. Find out more here.

Pop Up Fruit Stand

There will be one fruit stand open this weekend, tomorrow (Saturday 5 August), at 253 Hills Road from 10.30am. Fruit available is likely to include greengages, various plums and apple juice. The pop up fruit stand is run by volunteers with all profits going to the Queen Edith’s Community Food Hub.

Holiday Lunch Club on Tuesday

The first of two Holiday Lunch Clubs for children takes place on Tuesday (9 August) at St James Church on Wulfstan Way. Activities start at 11am and end at 1pm – free lunch is included. All children need to be accompanied by an adult. No booking required, just turn up. Enquiries to stjameschurchcambridge@yahoo.co.uk

Afternoon tea to meet a friend

TLC Cherry Hinton Care Home on Cherry Hinton Road is holding a You’ve Got A Friend In Me event next Thursday (11 August). Aimed at anyone feeling lonely or isolated, it’s a chance to drop by for afternoon tea with friendly staff from 2.30pm to 4pm. It’s free, but email bdm@cherryhintoncarehome.co.uk to let them know you’re coming.

Pamper and Prosecco!

Also at TLC Cherry Hinton Care Home on Cherry Hinton Road is Pamper & Prosecco next Friday (12 August). If you or a loved one deserve some pampering they’ll be relaxing with hand massages, nail painting, blow dries and of course, prosecco and nibbles! The event is free, but email bdm@cherryhintoncarehome.co.uk to let them know you’re coming.

RNLI calendars available

The RNLI’s popular 2023 Calendars and Family Organisers are already available, and can be bought without postage from local organiser Geoff Heathcock at 52 Queen Edith’s Way. Give Geoff a call on 01223 244901 if you’d like to drop by and buy any. You can see them here.

Watercolour workshops next month

Bookings are now being taken for two watercolour painting one day workshops at St John’s Church on Hills Road, taught by local artist and teacher Denise Schoenberg. If you have ever wanted to learn how to paint with watercolours there is A Complete Beginners Introduction to Watercoloursworkshop on 9 September and for those with some experience there’s a Painting Texture with Watercolour workshop on 10 September. For further information and to book a place, please visit Denise’s website.

Update on Children’s Hospital

There’s a newsletter update out from the Cambridge Children’s Hospitalproject, which has now raised more than 25% of its £100million fundraising target. Find out about how children can get involved and much more here.

New grant fund from City Council

Cambridge City Council’s Small Grant fund has been launched for application requests of £2,000 or less as a trial. It is part of the Community Grants programme for ‘activities that reduce social and/or economic inequality’ and has a simple application form to encourage applications from groups who haven’t applied for larger Area Committee Community Grants in the past. Find out more here.
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Blink and you’ll miss it broadband

Even if you think your broadband is OK, City Fibre doesn’t think it’s good enough. The company has built a brand new, state of the art Full Fibre network locally that does everything you need your broadband to do, and things you didn’t think possible. Capable of speeds up to 1000Mbps – blink and you’ll miss it! Find out more here.

This Week at The Light Cinema

★ Our multi-screen cinema’s lineup of films this week include Bullet Train; DC League of Super-Pets; Elvis; Everything Everywhere All at Once – Extended Cut; Fight Club; Jurassic World Dominion; Laal Singh Chaddha; Lightyear; Minions: The Rise of Gru; The Railway Children Return; Thor: Love and Thunder; Top Gun: Maverick; Westlife – Live at Wembley Stadium; and Where The Crawdads Sing

This week at Cambridge Junction

★ The Cambridge Junction lineup this week includes Arts & Minds: Creative Café; Junkyard Presents: 10th Anniversary; Persephone; Swim Deep; The Green Knight; and The Primitives

Coronavirus Update

The government’s recommended steps to reduce the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19 are as follows: get vaccinated; let fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside; and consider wearing a face covering in crowded, enclosed spaces.

You can find more information here on:

  • Staying safe;
  • Testing and staying at home;
  • International travel;
  • Long COVID; and
  • Work, self-employment and business support.

For details of how to book first, second or booster vaccinations, please visit The Vaccinators website and click on your age group.

This week’s government data on COVID-19 for this area can be found here.

Food Hub news

The Queen Edith’s Community Food Hub is open tomorrow (Saturday) as usual, from 10.30am to 12noon at St James Church on Wulfstan Way. All in need are welcome, no questions asked. The Coffee Chat is open too.

We need clean, half-dozen egg boxes again please! If you have any and are in the Wulfstan Way area, they can be dropped off in the porch of St James Church at any time.

Food donations may be brought to the church on Saturday mornings from 10.00am to 10.30am. The team tells us it’s usually particularly in need of tinned beans (not baked beans) and tinned fish, but all contributions are welcome.

Bin collections

Check when your bins will be emptied here.

Local police and crime information

Find out data and information from Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s City south and east team here.

Health and Education job vacancies

Links to the jobs and careers pages at all of our local hospitals, schools and colleges can be found here.

Traffic disruption

One.network is the website which shows current and forthcoming road works. You can see the map here. Click the ‘Today’ box and select ‘Next two weeks’ for future works.

Help with cost of living

Cambridge City Council maintains a web page listing various forms of help that are available to anyone struggling to cope with the rising cost of living. These range from additional payments from the council or discounts on things like your Council Tax, to support from partners such as food vouchers, energy grants and help managing debt. The page can be found here.

How to contact our local councillors

The Queen Edith’s Community Forum guide to our local councillors will ensure you contact the right one depending on your issue and the street where you live. Find it here.

Queen Edith’s city councillor Sam Davies writes a weekly email discussing what she’s been doing and what issues have come up in the area. You can add yourself to the circulation of Sam’s free email here. If our other councillors produce anything similar we will also highlight it here.

Have you been forwarded this email?
Click here to request your own copy each week. It’s free!