Upcoming Event Reminders

East West Rail
This is rather short notice but there is an EWR ‘meet the people’ event tomorrow. They are restarting face-to-face engagement with communities across the East West Rail route. These events are designed to give local residents, businesses and stakeholders an opportunity to understand the project development process, anticipated timescales, and speak face-to-face with members of their team. While they won’t have any new information to share at these events – as they are still reviewing the responses received during the 2021 consultation and considering how the feedback is used to inform plans for the railway – this is an opportunity for them to engage with communities outside the formal consultation process. The drop-in will be: Cambridge: Wednesday 29 June, 2pm – 8pm, The Clayton Hotel, 27-29 Station Rd, Cambridge CB1 2FB https://communityhub.eastwestrail.co.uk/community-events

Girton Fete
Girton is holding a Fete on Saturday 9th July from 12, midday, to 9pm with food and drink, stalls and lots of fun activities. https://www.girtonfeast.org.uk/familyfunday.htm

Cambridge Pride
Also on 9th July there is a Cambridge Pride event on Jesus Green, Cambridge, from 11.00am. https://www.facebook.com/CambridgePride/

Queen’s Baton Relay
Also on the 9th the Queens Baton relay is in Cambridge. It will visit Cambridge this July as part of its journey across the Commonwealth on a tour of 72 nations and territories. Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is hosting the Queen’s Baton Relay and the organisers have announced that the Baton will pass through Cambridge on Saturday 9 July. At 4.25 the Baton arrives at Jesus Green on a punt. The relay will take place at 4.31pm. https://www.birmingham2022.com/queens-baton-relay

Further update:

Queen’s Baton Relay and free family fun day

From Cllr Corinne Garvie. Don’t miss the opportunity to watch the Queen’s Baton Relay passing through our district on Saturday 9 July as it heads towards Birmingham for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Together with our co-hosts the Wellcome Genome Campus in Hinxton, SCDC have expanded the event to a FREE family fun day of sporting and science activities, from 12.30 to 7.30pm, with the baton expected at around 3pm. The day will include Fairground rides, a selection of food offerings, crafts, sporting events, science activities and a family fun run. It is FREE to attend, but as numbers are limited please book as soon as possible online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/science-and-sport-fun-day-tickets-347943697967 selecting the ‘Invited guests from SCDC’ category. Remember to book your Park & Ride tickets at the same time as parking will also be limited. The free Park & Ride service will operate until the end of the event.

SCDC are appealing for volunteers to help on the day – if only just for an hour or so. Volunteers do not need tickets for the event. More information, including details about the volunteer roles, please email Linda Prior on lp11@sanger.ac.uk ASAP.

Cambridge Open Studios
This coming weekend, July 2nd – 3rd, marks the start of the Cambridge Open Studios July Art Festival which runs for the first four weeks of July. https://www.cambridgeopenstudios.co.uk/

Swift Awareness Week
This runs from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th July inclusive. Why not come along to Pettitts Close and watch the birds’ aerobatics around the houses? The best time to watch is morning and evening on a warm summer’s day. https://www.facebook.com/swiftweek/

Dry Drayton School Fete
And of Course – most important of all – Saturday 2 July 2022 is the magnificent Dry Drayton School Summer Fete on the School Field 2-4pm (see the June Dry Drayton Newsletter and https://www.drydraytonprimaryschool.co.uk/ )

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