Residents’ Association News

Trumpington Food Hub

Trumpington Food Hub. Sue-Ellen Beadle, June 2022.
Trumpington Food Hub. Sue-Ellen Beadle, June 2022.

Open at Trumpington Pavilion on Fridays from 12 noon to 2 pm. The Food Hub focuses on the provision of donated fruit, vegetables and bread, with support from Cambridge Sustainable Food. Contact the Food Hub.

Trumpington Jubilee Picnic, King George V Playing Field and Trumpington Pavilion, Sunday 5 June 2022

Thanks to everyone who contributed to and attended the community picnic on Sunday 5 June. The event was organised by the Trumpington Residents’ Association and Trumpington Stitchers, with the support of a grant from Cambridge City Council. There is a page on the Trumpington Local History Group web site with information and images from four of the events held in Trumpington in June to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee: Wingate Way and Wingate Close; Exeter Close; King George V Playing Field and Trumpington Pavilion; and Clay Farm Community Garden.

TRA members’ meetings: October 2022
29 September 2022
Next members’ meeting: Wednesday 26 October 2022, 7:30 pm, online. For more information about the meetings or membership, contact Amanda Nilsson, members . To join the Association, complete the TRA Membership Form.
For activities at Trumpington Pavilion, see the What’s On page.
TRA web site
30 January 2022
We have moved the web site from a legacy system into WordPress. The main pages have been edited in WordPress but others need to be redeveloped.
Trumpington Pavilion/Trumpington Village Hall
24 February 2022
For Trumpington Pavilion and Trumpington Village Hall, contact Sue-Ellen Beadle and Emma Buck who will respond to messages and enquiries. We are currently advertising for a Part-time Cleaner/Caretaker for Trumpington Pavilion, please contact the office for details and an application form. Email the Pavilion or see the Pavilion pages.

TRA Facebook page
updated 11 March 2021

The TRA has a Facebook page.


Strategic transport developments: Cambridge South Station
updated 9 June 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 has consulted on the plans which include four platforms, taxi and drop off areas, cycle and blue badge parking, shops and toilets. The northern location has been selected for the station, adjacent to the Busway bridge.

Greater Cambridge Local Plan
updated 11 March 2021

Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council are developing the next joint Local Plan. For information, see Greater Cambridge Planning .

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 6 October 2020

Stagecoach bus service 25 started on 7 January 2018. This provides links within Trumpington and between Trumpington and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus/Addenbrooke’s Hospital, including going along Hobson Avenue/Lime Avenue, passing the Clay Farm Centre and Trumpington Community College. The route goes eastbound from the High Street (Anstey Way bus stop) down Shelford Road, turn left on to Addenbooke’s Road, turn left along Hobson Avenue and Lime Avenue through the Clay Farm developments of Abode, Aura and Halo, turn right on to Long Road, to Addenbrooke’s bus station; from where it does the westbound route via Dame Mary Archer Way and Addenbrooke’s Road, along Hobson Avenue and Lime Avenue again, to Long Road and Trumpington High Street and the Anstey Way bus stop again. The Residents’ Association was heavily involved in pressing for the introduction of this service.

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.

Community Notice-board
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.

Trumpington Pavilion
updated 23 December 2021

The Association manages Trumpington Pavilion, King George V Playing Field, Paget Road, in partnership with Cambridge City Council. For more information, see the Trumpington Pavilion pages, Trumpington Pavilion Facebook page or contact the Manager: email: pavilion, tel.: 01223 847433.


Education provision
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

Countryside’s Great Kneighton web site has marketing information. Our Clay Farm page has background and images.

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.

Royal Papworth Hospital opened to patients in May 2019. The AstraZeneca headquarters was opened by Prince Charles in November 2021.

Addenbrooke’s Road provides road access from Trumpington to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, but is not a through route.