Run for Fun in Rampton

The village may be small but it is all heart – this year’s run on April 26 at 2.30pm will raise money for Papworth Hospital Trust. The run, which starts and finishes in the large field beside Giant’s Hill, covers a one-mile circular course. Individuals can run one or more laps and teams of four can run a relay of one lap each. Primary school children included in teams are in the running to win the special Rampton Run Shield.

Registration is from 2pm. Entry fees: £3 for individuals, £10 for teams of four. All entrants will receive a certificate, winning teams and/or individuals receive medals.

How to slow down traffic

In Haverhill a local competition among children produced a range of artwork that could be considered as road signs to slow down traffic – you can see a prizewinning example below.

Cottenham Parish Council is considering doing something similar after Speedwatch volunteers produced evidence of vehicles travelling well over 30mph in the village. Take your children along to the Parish Council’s stall at the Fen Edge Family Festival in June to contribute artistic ideas.

Please Slow Down


Easter Holiday Activities for children

The Sports Centre at Cottenham Village College is running a range of activities over the Easter holiday for children, including roller skating, Easter egg hunt, badminton, craft & cooking, T-shirt making and lots more. For toddlers, we offer toddler mornings featuring the toddler playzone with ball pond, bouncing bed den and floating balls. For more information please view the poster
Easter at Cottenham Sports Centre

Parking Pays Off

The 15 days of car parking in December/early January organised by Rotary at three sites in Cambridge – the Downing Site on Tennis Court Road, Department of Chemistry on Lensfield Road and Cambridge Assessment Centre on Park Terrace – were a great success. It needed over 250 half day slots of volunteer time to cover the car parks but the reward was many happy customers, Mike Smith reports.

The charge of £6 for a whole day was less than drivers would pay elsewhere, and all the money went to local charities and Rotary projects. The donation was a magnificent £35,800. Cheques were presented to Wintercomfort, Romsey Mill, EACH, Cambridge Dial a Ride, The Guildford Rotary club Eye project, Campod, the Vet School, Pidley Mountain Rescue team and Meldreth Primary School. An amount has been earmarked for hearing loop facilities at Cottenham Community Centre.

Fen Edge Family Festival Art Exhibition – We need your artwork!

The Fen Edge Family Festival Art Exhibition will take place on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st June.

We’re on the lookout for local artists to exhibit. So if you are an artist, at any level, and you’d like to exhibit please do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Exhibiting fees are £4 per piece of artwork with a maximum of three entries per artist.

For submission guidelines and an entry form please email Jo at

Cambridge Pinks supports Breast Cancer campaign

CAMBRIDGE PINKS is a local voluntary Group that supports the charity Breast Cancer Campaign in the search for a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. On Tuesday 24th March they are hosting an UPCYCLING EVENT at the Horizon Resource Centre 285 Coldhams Lane, Cambridge from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. To find out more about Upcycling and how you can get involved view the Upcycling Poster