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 signs Statement of Common Ground with local councils

5th Nov 2014

  Cambridge Past, Present & Future (CambridgePPF) – the charity working to keep Cambridge special – has announced that ahead of the Examination in Public […] Read

Centre for Cities thinktank report

31st Oct 2014Green BeltPlanning

CambridgePPF today provided local reaction to the report by Centre for Cities think tank in the Cambrige News about building on the green belt. This […] Read

Join CambridgePPF for guided walk, AGM and architectural talk

9th Oct 2014Historic buildingsHistoryOther eventsOther local event

On Wednesday 15th October join Cambridge Past Present & Future (CambridgePPF) for an informative evening at Michaelhouse Café on Trinity Street in Cambridge. This year, the […] Read

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