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Portal website feedback user sessions

Posted Friday 16th February 2018

Whether you have lived in Eddington for a while or just moved in; whether you use the Portal website every day or have never opened it, we would like to hear your feedback.

We are looking for volunteers to attend a 45-minute one-to-one web usability testing session. The sessions will involve using the Portal website, talking about your experience, and sharing your ideas, suggestions and recommendations to help us understand and cater for our residents’ needs.

Your feedback will have a vital and direct impact on the development and direction of the Portal website.

If you would like to take part please contact Martyna.Rozej@admin.cam.ac.uk with your name, age and how long have you been living in Eddington.


EDDINGTON CELEBRATES LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH

Posted Tuesday 13th February 2018

EDDINGTON CELEBRATES LGBT+ HISTORY MONTH

You are invited to join Eddington in celebrating LGBT+ History Month.

Eddington’s residents, staff, school pupils and neighbours will become a giant rainbow to celebrate LGBT+ History Month.

LGBT+ History Month takes place every February to promote the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, their history, lives and experience. This encourages diversity and equality, as well as raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT+ community.

To mark the end of LGBT+ History month the University of Cambridge Primary School, with the local Eddington and Cambridge community, will stand together in solidarity for a rainbow photo call.

Eddington residents and staff are invited to join the school pupils on February 28, 2018, wearing a t-shirt or jumper to match one colour in the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet). Participants will then be arranged in colour order to create a giant rainbow on Eddington Avenue outside the school.

Eddington’s rainbow photo call will mark the end of the month of activities across the school, University and society to raise awareness of and celebrate the LGBT+ community.

The photo will be at 2pm on February 28 at University of Cambridge Primary School, Eddington Avenue.

For more information and to get involved please email Alex.Wynick@admin.cam.ac.uk


St Augustine's Church programme of events

Posted Wednesday 31st January 2018

Hi, my name is Rev. Janet Bunker and I am your local vicar.

What does that mean? Everyone in England lives in a Church of England parish, which is served by a local parish church. As you live on Eddington, your parish church is St Augustine's in Richmond Road off Huntingdon Road (CB4 3PS).

That church is there for you whether you are a Christian, of another faith or no faith at all. St Augustine's runs a termly programme of events, talks and concerts that are open to all.

You'll find the details below, so please feel free to come along and meet some local residents. You'll be assured of a warm welcome.

If you are a Christian or would like to know about what it means to be a Christian in this place, then please do contact me. I am looking to get together a group who will pray for and guide a Christian presence in the Eddington community in the years to come. Look out for a group of us at Eddington on Ash Wednesday, February 14th and come and have a chat!

My contact details are:

Rev Dr Janet Bunker, Team Vicar, Parish of the Ascension, Cambridge.

Tel: 01223 229976; 01223 315000 (parish office) E: janet_ascension@yahoo.co.uk

http://www.churchatcastle.org  Twitter: @churchatcastle

SPRING 2018 PROGRAMME OF LOCAL EVENTS

All events below are held at St. Augustine’s Church and Community Centre in Richmond Road (CB4 3PS) and are open to all. Entry is normally free, although a small charge or retiring collection may be held where fees are requested by speakers or performers. A complimentary glass of wine or fruit juice and nibbles are served at most events. The programme is supported by Richmond, Oxford and Windsor Roads’ Residents’ Associations, and put together by St. Augustine’s Church.

Saturday 10 February, 6-7 pm Romantico!
A recital given by Chihiro Ono (violin) accompanied by Philip Mead (piano) of works by
Schumann, Brahms and Fauré. This will be Chihiro’s last appearance at St. Augustine’s as Artist in Residence 2016-18.

Friday 16 February, 6-7 pm The Building Of King’s College Chapel

We know from King’s College Archives many details of the building of the world renowned chapel, such as the number and types of materials used, the workmen, what they were paid, how the materials were delivered, and what the building cost. Dr. Patricia McGuire, the College Archivist, will describe the completion of the stone structure, taking it to the state ready to receive its magnificent windows.

Friday 23 February, 6-7 pm The Country House Library

A must for lovers of books and libraries, this wide ranging talk by Mark Purcell of the

University Library draws on his recent acclaimed book on the history of the great country house libraries of Britain and Ireland, to argue that many were profoundly scholarly collections, assembled with great care and widely used for intellectual studies.

Saturday 24 February, 6-7 pm Music, Rhythms and Songs Of Southern Italy: Kaiorda In Duet
An engaging musical journey through the lands of southern Italy, featuring a live

performance from a Sicilian duet (guitar, accordion, Sicilian tambourine, vocals). Be carried away by the rhythms, colours and atmosphere of the Mediterranean.

Friday 2 March, 6-7 pm Cambridge Youth Opera : Rising Stars

Enjoy an evening of music from current and past performers from Cambridge Youth Opera, including a taster of their next double-bill production from The Little Sweep by Britten and The Hiding Tree by Barnes - a showcase of exciting youth talent.

Sunday 11 March, 6-7 pm Songs And Music For Spring
Welcome in the Spring with an enchanting evening of songs and music from Cambridge

Performance Ensemble. The concert will include works by Dvorak, Beethoven, Schubert and Stanley. There will be a small entrance charge to support our talented local musicians.

Saturday 17 March, 6-7 pm Son et Lumière 2

An exploratory concert given by Amanda Dean (mezzo soprano) and the St. Augustine’s Singers conducted by Philip Mead. Stunning visual images by leading artists will be accompanied by improvised vocal sounds. Berio’s extraordinary vocal Sequenza will be performed by Amanda, and an evocation of the vocal sounds of cavemen and women will receive its premiere.

Friday 23 March, 6-7 pm Degas And His Sculpture
Degas is remembered as a painter, print-maker and photographer but his work as a sculptor remains little known and frequently misunderstood. Dr. Victoria Avery FSA, Keeper, Applied Arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum, will explain how and why Degas made his sculpture in clay, wax and Plasticine, and investigate whether Degas would have approved of his heirs having these translated into limited edition bronzes after his death.

…………. and don’t forget on SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY, SUNDAY 4 MARCH and SUNDAY 1 APRIL to come and share a COMMUNITY LUNCH starting at 1 pm : two courses with wine or fruit juice for only £4.50 per head. Open to all.

And why not enjoy a coffee and cake at Café@99? Open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10.30 am to 12 noon at St Augustine’s in Richmond Road – a café run by and for the local community. An opportunity to share a conversation, write a poem, browse a newspaper, or simply relax.


January 2018 News from Eddington

Posted Wednesday 31st January 2018

NEWS FROM EDDINGTON

DEVELOPMENT UPDATE

The first month of 2018 has already seen several milestones for the North West Cambridge Development. 

Practical completion has been achieved for the Storey's Field Centre, and preparations are underway for its opening to the community. An art performance called The Choirs was a successful trial event.

The residential community continues to grow as University and College staff move into the keyworker homes.

Please enjoy reading our latest news from January below. 

For news and pictures from the development, follow us on Twitter @nwcambridge

RETAIL OPPORTUNITIES AT EDDINGTON

The North West Cambridge Development has opportunities for local retailers to support and be part of the new community at Eddington.

Interested proprietors should demonstrate a strong and existing trading record, and be keen to support the growing community.

Opportunities exist for retailers to rent commercial space in the market square which have permission for A1, A3 and A4 use.

For more information contact our retail agents Bidwells.

ATHENA EVENT FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS AT EDDINGTON

This Saturday, 27 January, the Athena Sales & Marketing Suite is hosting an event where first time buyers can speak to an independent financial adviser and find out more about how to get on the housing ladder at Eddington. 

The apartments and houses at Athena are available for anyone to buy, and are not restricted to University staff. 

Designed by award winning architects Pollard Thomas Edwards and Alison Brooks Architects, Athena is built to the same high sustainable standards as the rest of Eddington, achieving an excellent Code for Sustainable Homes Level 5.

For more information visit the Athena website.

RECOGNITION FOR THE TEAM

This month we are proud that the work at Eddington has been recognised in the following: 

  • Considerate Constructors Scheme 2018 - shortlisted (RG Carter and Wates)
  • Edie Sustainability Awards - Water Managament finalist (Cambridge Water)
  • Cambridge Design and Construction Awards - shortlisted in Best New Neighbourhood (Eddington)
  • Cambridge Design and Construction Awards - shortlisted in Best New Building (Swirles Court by RH Partnership; housing by Maccreanor Lavington Architects and Witherford Watson Mann)

For more information please click here.

COMPLETION OF STOREY'S FIELD CENTRE AND EDDINGTON NURSERY

The Storey's Field Centre team are making preparations for opening this splendid community facility soon.

To keep informed of events at Storey's Field Centre click here.


Current Access

Posted Wednesday 28th June 2017

Eddington is opening gradually over the next few months. Please check the latest plans for access here