Residents’ Association News

TRA members’ meeting: 27 March 2024

The next members’ meeting is the AGM on Wednesday 27 March 2024, 8 pm in the Jubilee Room, Trumpington Village Hall. For more information about the meetings or membership, please contact members @trumpingtonresidentsassociation.org. To join the Association, complete the TRA Membership Form.

Christmas and Winter events in Trumpington

See the Christmas Events 2023 page with information about recent events.

Trumpington Food Hub

Trumpington Food Hub, summer 2023
Trumpington Food Hub, summer 2023

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, allotments, community garden, 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 1:30 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.

Volunteers at the Christmas Food Hub. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 22 December 2023.
Volunteers at the Christmas Food Hub. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 22 December 2023.
Food parcels at the Christmas Food Hub. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 22 December 2023.
Food parcels at the Christmas Food Hub. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 22 December 2023.
Gifts at the Christmas Food Hub. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 22 December 2023.
Gifts at the Christmas Food Hub. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 22 December 2023.
Supplies and volunteers at the Christmas Food Hub. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 22 December 2023.
Supplies and volunteers at the Christmas Food Hub. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 22 December 2023.
Supplies and volunteers at the Christmas Food Hub. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 22 December 2023.
Supplies and volunteers at the Christmas Food Hub. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 22 December 2023.

Winter Community Drop-In, Wednesdays, November to March

Winter Community Drop-In sessions, November 2023 to March 2024.
Winter Community Drop-In sessions, November 2023 to March 2024.

Winter Wednesday Community Drop-In sessions at Trumpington Pavilion, 24 and 31 January, 7 and 28 February and 6 and 27 March. All welcome for tea and coffee, biscuits and company. See the Pavilion What’s On page for information about other sessions on Wednesdays, Memory Cafe and VIP group.

Trumpington Pavilion/Trumpington Village Hall

15 October 2023
For Trumpington Pavilion and Trumpington Village Hall, contact Sue-Ellen Beadle 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.

For activities at Trumpington Pavilion, see the What’s On page.

TRA Facebook page
updated 11 March 2021

See our Facebook page.

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.

Making Connections proposals

updated 29 September 2023

The Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) published the findings of the consultation on these proposals in May 2023 and then published revised proposals. On 28 September 2023, the GCP Executive Board decided to stop the further development of the Sustainable Travel Zone (STZ) proposals as part of the Making Connections scheme.

Cambridge South Station
updated 5 December 2023

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 develop 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.

East West Rail

updated 26 May 2023

The proposed route for East West Rail into Cambridge was announced on 26 May 2023, see East West Rail for information. This confirms the southern approach to Cambridge and a grade separated junction between the London King’s Cross and West Anglia Mainlines near Great Shelford and another grade separated junction of the EWR and London King’s Cross lines near Harston and Hauxton.

Park & Ride developments (Travel Hub)
updated 26 August 2023

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. Atkins is now working on the detailed design, to be finalised in 2024, with the constructor to be selected no earlier than 2025. There is information on the GCP website.

Bus and busway services in Trumpington
updated 27 April 2023

Stagecoach bus service 25 started on 7 January 2018. The route and timetable was revised from October 2022 (see page 8 in update and new route).

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. See our Clay Farm Centre and public art pages for more information about the Centre and Hobson Square.

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.

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.

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 26 May 2023

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 26 May 2023

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 26 May 2023

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.