Celebrating the past, respecting the present and seeking to influence the future…

We are a small charity run by local people who are passionate about keeping Cambridge and the neighbouring villages and countryside special. We work hard to ensure that the future growth of Cambridge and its surroundings is of the highest quality to enhance the city’s character, ambience and reputation.

  • We manage a number of green open spaces and historic buildings for enjoyment by everybody
  • We deliver a packed programme of educational, cultural and recreational events for people of all ages
  • We seek to give a voice to local people on local planning and development issues.

Get involved

Like all small charities we need to raise money every year to help fund the different strands of our work. There are lots of ways that you can support us. You could become a member, which comes with a variety of benefits. You could volunteer to help out at one of the special places we look after. Or you could make a donation. Options include setting up a monthly Direct Debit, supporting one of our fundraising appeals or helping us buy an essential item for one of our properties. However you choose to help, one thing is certain, you’ll be making a difference to the future of Cambridge, its historic buildings and green spaces.

What’s on

Search our event listings to find out what’s on in and around Cambridge at our individual properties. Join nature discovery walks. Take part in craft events. Become a healthy walker. Or simply soak up some culture at an arts event. Forthcoming events include:

Upcoming events

Latest news

CambridgePPF opposes development in the Green Belt

3rd Sep 2014Green BeltPlanning

Local charity Cambridge Past, Present & Future (CambridgePPF) continues to question the necessity for the release of yet more Green Belt land for development, arguing that Local Authorities have so far failed to make a compelling case. In the context of the total housing target for the Cambridge sub-region – some 35,000 new homes up to 2031 – the additional 1,000 new properties proposed for Green Belt sites could be assimilated elsewhere in the City and South Cambs. Read

Head to Wandlebury to experience sweet treats at pop up café

15th Aug 2014EventsWandlebury Country Park

Visitors to Wandlebury will be in for a real treat if they visit the park on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 August, and over the […] Read

Wandlebury Country Park named as one of the best in Britain

28th Jul 2014EnvironmentalWandlebury Country Park

Keep Britain Tidy announces a record-breaking number of award-winning parks and green spaces for 2014. Wandlebury Country Park is one of the very best in […] Read

Cambridge Past, Present & Future are pleased to be working with Cambridge design agency ibe, who kindly donated the design of this site.


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