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Possible Green Light for Local Plans?  

15th Nov 2017

Correspondence between the Councils and the Planning Inspectorate published today suggest that there are no fundamental objections raised by the Inspectors. The Examination of the Local Plans submitted by both Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire Councils that provide the framework for development up to 2031, closed in July 2017 and we are now awaiting the final determination on the soundness of these plans from the Inspectorate. The correspondence implies that the overall spatial strategy of keeping Cambridge as a compact Read>>

A Christmas to remember with Cambridge Past, Present and Future

15th Nov 2017

The festive season is here again so join CambridgePPF this December as we prepare good tidings for the whole family in the run-up to the big day. Make yours a crafty Christmas with chances for children to make rustic decorations and a wreath weaving event just for grown-ups. If Read>>

Completing the circle – Wandlebury Ring Wall restoration

19th Oct 2017

CambridgePPF, the charity which owns much loved Wandlebury Country Park, has marked the completion of over a decade of work, restoring the historic Wandlebury Ring Wall, with a plaque unveiling celebration to thank donors. The Ring Wall, at the heart of Wandlebury, is 520 metres long, around 2.8 metres high Read>>

28th Sep 2017

Wonderful Wandlebury, CambridgePPF’s popular family history and archaeology day returns on Saturday 7 October.

This year enjoy not only a huge range of hands-on activities for children, archaeology talks and guided historic trails, but also fantastic displays both on and off horseback by the Conroi Cavalry Team. This all takes place on Saturday 7 October: 12pm to 4.30pm – miss it, and miss Read>>

1st Sep 2017

Volunteers discover new species for Cambridgeshire

A species of moth that has never previously been recorded in Cambridgeshire has been found by volunteers in a local park. The small Kent Black Arches moth (Meganola albula) was trapped during a survey by Peter Holt at Wandlebury Country Park on the edge of Cambridge. Peter Holt, a local Read>>

1st Jun 2017Bourn MillHinxton WatermillLeper ChapelWandlebury Country ParkEducation and learningEnvironmentalEventsGreen spacesHistoric buildings

Kickstart your Summer with CambridgePPF

All the joys of June start here! It’s finally time for summer to spread some warmth and cheer! CambridgePPF has a fun-packed variety of family events to help kick off your summer season outdoors. There’ll be half-term high jinks for youngsters tracking down wild animals at Wandlebury and playing Read>>

24th Apr 2017FundraisingGreen spacesMembershipOther eventsPeopleSchool holidays

Double the Wildlife fun this year with CambridgePPF membership and Shepreth Wildlife Park

Local charity, Cambridge Past, Present and Future (CambridgePPF) are delighted that Shepreth Wildlife Park is supporting the charity’s endeavours to increase membership. Join CambridgePPF now and get free Wildlife Park entry tickets, two for a family membership and one for a single membership. The sooner you apply for your membership the Read>>

10th Feb 2017

Spring is in the air with CambridgePPF

It’s early spring again – lovely and warm in the sun but still chilly in the shade! If you feel you still have one foot stuck in winter then head outdoors with CambridgePPF this March for an activity to get that spring back into your step. Set out on Read>>

6th Jan 2017Wandlebury Country ParkEnvironmentalGreen BeltGreen spaces

Tree Works at Wandlebury, January 2017

Visitors to Wandlebury will notice some tree works in the park this winter and during successive winters. The Board and management of CambridgePPF would like to reassure visitors that we are managing the vegetation to increase wildlife diversity, ecological connectivity and resilience, while also taking care of our Scheduled Read>>

1st Jan 2017Coton Countryside ReserveWandlebury Country ParkEnvironmentalEventsHistoric buildingsPeople

Revive yourself this January with Cambridge Past, Present and Future

The celebrations are over for another year – you’ve eaten your fill of turkey, cleared up the wrapping paper and probably had one mince pie too many – so now is the time to refresh yourself by taking part in a healthy outdoor event with CambridgePPF! This January there Read>>

20th Dec 2016

New chief for CambridgePPF

Cambridge Past, Present & Future, the leading local charity working for the well-being of the city, its green spaces and historic buildings is delighted to announce the appointment of their new Chief Executive, James Littlewood, who joined the charity at the beginning of December. James has been appointed to lead Read>>

16th Dec 2016EnvironmentalGreen BeltLocal planPlanning

Statement on the City Deal from Cambridge Past, Present & Future

The City Deal has come in for considerable public criticism over its plans to improve public transport in the Greater Cambridge area. Is this warranted? How can the City Deal improve its performance and enhance its public reputation? This statement sets out CambridgePPF’s position on the City Deal. Although we Read>>

21st Oct 2016EnvironmentalGreen BeltLocal planPlanning

CambridgePPF Calls for City Deal to Reconsider Congestion Charge

The likely dropping of the proposed road closures leaves the City Deal’s congestion package in disarray. CambridgePPF calls on the City Deal to consider that the only effective and fair way of cutting congestion and creating a high quality public transport system is through a driver pays approach. The Read>>

11th Oct 2016EnvironmentalGreen BeltLocal planPlanning

Cambourne to Cambridge Busway CambridgePPF Response to the City Deal’s Preferred Catchment Area

CambridgePPF calls for a five point plan for improving the Cambourne to Cambridge bus service. In response to the announcement of the City Deal’s preferred route options, the charity proposes: • A comprehensive independent topographical and engineering survey of the A1303 to assess is capability to accommodate Read>>

23rd Sep 2016

Experience Autumn this October with CambridgePPF

The crisp mornings and beautiful early evening sunsets mean autumn is here again, but while the mercury is falling it’s actually the perfect time to raise yourself up and outdoors to enjoy the captivating colours of the English countryside. This October CambridgePPF will be hosting a variety of fun Read>>

20th Sep 2016

CambridgePPF Opposes the Trumpington Sporting Village and the Abbey Stadium Refurbishment

Despite the obvious benefits of both planning applications to the people of Cambridge, CambridgePPF is unable to support either planning application in the form in which they have been submitted. Fundamental to its submission is the assertion by Grosvenor that the two projects are financially inter-dependent and must therefore be Read>>

11th Jul 2016

Summer’s in Full Swing this August with CambridgePPF

The summer holidays are here again and it’s time for some family fun! August is the ideal time to get out and enjoy the beautiful British countryside, and with the kids off for six whole weeks there’s plenty of time to join CambridgePPF for an action-packed month of outdoor Read>>

9th Jun 2016Planning

CambridgePPF letter to City Deal Board -public consultation on reducing congestion in Cambridge

The City Deal is poised to make the most significant decision it will ever make on the future growth and prosperity of the Greater Cambridge area – how best to alleviate the city’s chronic traffic congestion and create the high quality public transport system that every growing, thriving city region must Read>>

9th Jun 2016Planning

CambridgePPF 2016 Statement on Transport

This document sets out the position of CambridgePPF with regard to the growing problem of sustainable transport and traffic congestion in the Greater Cambridge area.  It sets out a number of basic principles that CambridgePPF believes could provide a strategic policy framework for addressing the problem.  It is not Read>>

28th May 2016Green BeltLocal planPlanning

CambridgePPF responds to the City Deal’s congestion package

One-and-a-half cheers. CambridgePPF appreciates that the move away from a fixation on expanding road capacity towards a city-wide approach that includes management of the demand by drivers is a positive step by the City Deal, but it is not the major step that is needed. It is a start Read>>

29th Apr 2016Bourn MillHinxton WatermillLeper ChapelWandlebury Country ParkEducation and learningEnvironmentalEventsFundraisingHistoric buildingsPlanningVolunteering

Morris Men to greet the merry month of May

You can see our April enewsletter by clicking on the link to find out about some of the activities since our last newsletter. Click to find out more here Read>>

26th Apr 2016Bourn MillHinxton WatermillWandlebury Country ParkEducation and learningEventsSchool holidays

All the Joys of Spring this May with CambridgePPF

This May, local charity CambridgePPF has a range of exciting activities planned for all ages to enjoy the longer days of sunshine and celebrate the season of growth. Witness a traditional English morris dance at dawn as the sun rises over the Wandlebury woodlands, discover new skills on a Read>>

25th Apr 2016Bourn MillHistoric buildingsHistory

Bourn Mill

In 1932 this remarkable building, one of the oldest surviving mills in the country, was given to CambridgePPF, then Cambridge Preservation Society. The Mill has undergone many repairs and rebuilds during it's working life and is now a scheduled ancient monument.   It has inspired people over the years, even the Read>>

23rd Mar 2016Bourn MillCoton Countryside ReserveHinxton WatermillLeper ChapelWandlebury Country ParkEducation and learningEnvironmentalEventsFundraisingGreen BeltHistoric buildingsPlanningVolunteering

Spring has sprung at Wandlebury

You can see our March enewsletter by clicking on the link to find out about some of the activities since our last newsletter. Click to find out more here   Read>>

10th Feb 2016EnvironmentalGreen BeltPlanning

CambridgePPF initial response to A1307 Cambridge to Haverhill City Deal proposal

CambridgePPF initial response to A1307 Cambridge to Haverhill City Deal proposal The Joint Assembly of the City Deal meet this week to agree and make recommendations to the City Deal Executive Board on the next round of public consultations. This will include proceeding with the A1307 Cambridge to Haverhill Read>>

28th Jan 2016

CambridgePPF welcomes new Chair of Board of Trustees

At their January Board meeting, the Trustees of the charity unanimously agreed to appoint Ros Aveling as the new Chairman of Cambridge Past, Present & Future (CambridgePPF). Ros, who was appointed to the Board of Trustees at the AGM in 2015, takes over immediately from Robin Pellew, who has been Read>>

28th Jan 2016

CambridgePPF responds to the proposal from the North Barton Road Landowners Group for a major new development between the University’s West Cambridge site and Barton Road

CambridgePPF responds to the proposal from the North Barton Road Landowners Group for a major new development between the University’s West Cambridge site and Barton Road “CambridgePPF strongly opposes the plans for the development of the West Fields. Indeed, it has rejected the offer from the Colleges to join them Read>>

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