Trumpington Food Hub
Trumpington Food Hub is open at Trumpington Pavilion on Fridays from 12 noon to 1:30 pm, providing fresh vegetables, tinned food, bread, toiletries, etc., to residents who need support. If you are aware of someone who might benefit from coming to the Food Hub, please let them know. Anyone can come and will be welcome. Contact the Food Hub.
The stock available on Fridays comes from a number of sources including Cambridge Sustainable Food; supplies which the TRA purchases; donations from local stores include Sainsbury’s on Trumpington Meadows; a collection organised by Cooke & Curtis; donations from local allotments, community garden and individual residents, etc. Most of the stock is used on the day and is then topped up the following week. If you are able to make donations of tins, vegetables, toiletries, etc., please bring them along on Friday mornings.
The Food Hub is run by a coordinator and a team of volunteers. We have an excellent group of regular volunteers without whom the operation would not be possible. We need a few more people to join the team and come and help occasionally or regularly. The work involves setting up the hall and receiving supplies from about 9:30 am to midday and then helping the users during the ‘open’ hours of midday to 2 pm. We are also appealing again for financial donations which are added to the budget to purchase supplies. A number of TRA members and other local residents have been very generous in making donations but further donations are needed. If you are able to help, please complete the donations form.
Trumpington Warm Space at Trumpington Pavilion
Trumpington Pavilion is open as a ‘Warm Space’ (Warm Hub) on selected Wednesday mornings from November to March. This is a joint initiative between the Trumpington Residents’ Association, Trumpington Parish Church and Christ Church Trumpington. The Pavilion (Paget Road, CB2 9JF) is open from 9:30 am to 12 noon on Wednesday mornings on the following dates: 2, 23 and 30 November; 7 and 28 December; 4 and 25 January; 1 and 22 February; and 1, 22 and 29 March. On the other Wednesdays, the Pavilion and the Parish Church will continue to run respectively the well-established monthly sessions of a VIP Pensioners’ Group and a Memory Café, which are held on the second and third Wednesday mornings in the month.
During the Warm Space sessions, local residents of all ages are welcome to come to the Pavilion and relax in a warm space. The two churches plus the TRA will have volunteers on hand to organise the space and help provide residents with warmth, coffee, tea, biscuits, a chat, browse some recent newspapers and magazines, board games, table work space, wi-fi, etc. We are very grateful to Trumpington Parish Church and Christ Church Trumpington for taking the lead in organising the sessions. It would be very helpful to have a number of other volunteers drawn from the TRA membership, ready to join a rota as needed. If you are able to help, please contact Andrew Roberts.
For additional Warm Spaces in Trumpington (the Clay Farm Centre and Trumpington Meadows Community Hub/Primary School), see the City Council.
The project is supported by a Cambridge City Council Warm Spaces/Community Solutions Grant.
Trumpington Christmas Events, December 2022
A series of events were held before Christmas, many thanks to everyone who helped and took part.
30 January 2023
Next members’ meeting: Wednesday 22 February 2023, 7:30 pm, online. For more information about the meetings or membership, contact Amanda Nilsson, members @trumpingtonresidentsassociation.org. To join the Association, complete the TRA Membership Form.
For activities at Trumpington Pavilion, see the What’s On page.
27 October 2022
For Trumpington Pavilion and Trumpington Village Hall, contact Sue-Ellen Beadle and Emma Buck who will respond to messages and enquiries. For more information, see the Trumpington Pavilion pages, Trumpington Pavilion Facebook page or email pavilion, tel.: 01223 847433.
TRA Facebook page
updated 11 March 2021
The TRA has a Facebook page.
Cambridge South Station
updated 22 December 2022
A new Cambridge South railway station is being developed, on the main line in Trumpington, serving the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and south Cambridge. Network Rail consulted on the plans which include four platforms, taxi and drop off areas, cycle and blue badge parking, shops and toilets. The northern location was selected for the station, adjacent to the Busway bridge. Network Rail submitted an application for a Transport and Works Act Order. Following a public inquiry, the Secretary of State for Transport approved the application for the station and related works on 21 December 2022. The TRA was represented during the inquiry and has been in active and constructive dialogue with Network Rail throughout the process.
Greater Cambridge Local Plan
updated 11 March 2021
Park & Ride developments (Travel Hub) and Bus Priority measures in Trumpington
updated 16 June 2022
In June 2019, the Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board approved plans for an additional park and ride site (Travel Hub) north west of Junction 11, with over 2000 additional spaces. The planning application (CCC/20/040/FUL) was given provisional approval by the County Council in June 2022. There are also proposals for bus priority measures through Trumpington into the city centre.
Bus and busway services in Trumpington
updated 27 October 2022
Addenbrooke’s Road/Cambridge Biomedical Campus Traffic Regulation Order (TRO)
updated 20 October 2020
Addenbrooke’s Road provides road access from Trumpington to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, but is not a through route. The use of the ANPR cameras was reintroduced on 22 May 2017. See the statement on the CBC and Cambridgeshire Constabulary websites.
The Clay Farm Centre and Trumpington Medical Centre
updated 20 October 2020
The Clay Farm Centre opened to the public in April 2018. Hobson Square and the Clay Farm Centre were officially opened on 27 October 2018. Located alongside Hobson Square at the junction of Lime Avenue/Hobson Avenue on Clay Farm, the centre includes a hall, multipurpose rooms, meeting rooms, library, cafe, medical practice and apartments. The Medical Centre opened in the Centre on Monday 2nd March 2020, part of Trumpington Street Medical Practice. Contact the Centre for room bookings, etc. The project was managed by Cambridge City Council, with the Residents’ Association on the Project Board and now on the Advisory Group. See our Clay Farm Centre and public art pages for more information about the Centre and Hobson Square.
Citizens Advice in Trumpington
updated 5 December 2016
The Citizens Advice Bureau runs sessions at the Clay Farm Centre.
South Trumpington parish
updated 12 January 2018
South Cambridgeshire District Council has established a new parish of South Trumpington, comprising the land from the City Council boundary to the M11, with effect from 1 April 2017. A Parish Meeting has been established. This area includes part of the Trumpington Meadows housing development, Trumpington Meadows Primary School and part of Trumpington Meadows Country Park.
History of local football: Trumpington Tornadoes and Trumpington Football Club
updated 23 October 2019
There is a page on the Local History Group web site about the history of Trumpington’s football clubs, including the original Trumpington Football Club/Trumpington Rovers which ran from the early 1900s until the 1990s, Trumpington Tornadoes, which was very active from 1973 to 2012, and the current Trumpington Football Club which started in 2017. The page includes detailed information about the teams, players, and successes of the teams, with photographs and recollections contributed by local residents. See: History of Trumpington Football Clubs.
Trumpington History Trails
updated 19 December 2019
The Residents’ Association and the Trumpington Local History Group have published a set of 10 history trails around Trumpington. Copies are available from Trumpington Pavilion, the Clay Farm Centre and online, see History Trails.
updated 12 March 2012
The community notice-board is available for use by local groups: on the green in front of the shops on Anstey Way. The notice-board was funded by contributions from the Trumpington Residents’ Association, Trumpington Parochial Charity, Cambridge City Council and local individuals. If you want to display a notice within the board, the key can be obtained from the Bun Shop.
updated 9 June 2022
The Child and Family Zone at Fawcett School serves Trumpington.
The County Council supported an extension to Fawcett School, new primary schools at Trumpington Meadows and Clay Farm and a new secondary school at Clay Farm. As part of the consultation process, it produced a background document, with information about existing educational provision, forecasts for future needs, details of the new educational facilities and the statutory process for establishing these facilities.
The plans for Trumpington Park Primary School (Clay Farm) were approved in September 2016. The school opened in September 2017.
Trumpington Meadows Primary School opened in September 2013. The school is part of a federation with Fawcett Primary School.
The City of Cambridge Education Foundation is responsible for Trumpington Community College. The planning application for the school was approved on 17 April 2013 and students moved to the new site in September 2016. The College includes Trumpington Sport, indoor and outdoor sports facilities for community use.
Marketing name of the Clay Farm and Glebe Farm developments
updated 29 November 2014
In October 2010, Countryside Properties announced that it would use ‘Great Kneighton’ as the marketing name for Clay Farm and Glebe Farm. The Residents’ Association strongly disagreed with the decision on the marketing name, which is an inappropriate and historically inaccurate name which detracts from the community’s sense of place and belonging. The Association will continue to work with Councillors and officers in Cambridge City Council to ensure that the development is integrated into the existing community of Trumpington and that the area and facilities within the new developments are named appropriately.
Clay Farm/Showground development
updated 13 August 2015
The outline planning application for the Clay Farm/Showground development was approved on 14 May 2008 and the outline planning agreement and S106 agreement was signed in August 2010.
See the statement above about the naming of the development.
Trumpington Meadows development
updated 17 August 2020
The outline planning application for Trumpington Meadows was approved at the Joint Development Control Committee on 20 February 2008. Permission to proceed with the outline application was given in October 2009, after the S106 agreement was completed. Barratt’s was appointed as the builder and the Wildlife Trust developed the country park along the river. The Trumpington Meadows Country Park opened in July 2015.
The Trumpington Meadows page has further information.
Glebe Farm development
update 5 February 2019
Our Glebe Farm page has more background and images.
The full planning application for Glebe Farm was approved by the Joint Development Control Committee on 21 April 2010 and the outline planning agreement and S106 agreement was signed in August 2010. The outline application had been submitted to the City Council on 11 March 2008. An amended application was submitted on 11 August 2008 and approved on 2 October 2008. Countryside Properties submitted a full application in December 2009 and the Council received amendments to these plans on 8 March 2010. Countryside submitted a application for a third phase of 30 homes in 2014.
See the statement above about the name of the development.
Addenbrooke’s Hospital/Cambridge Biomedical Campus development
updated 23 December 2021
In March 2021, the Cambridge Biomedical Campus published a new Vision report.
Addenbrooke’s Road provides road access from Trumpington to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, but is not a through route.