Some news of good things happening in Cambridge as we emerge from lockdown …..
Cocks and Hens Cambridge Tennis has now reopened so if you’ve had enough of Zoom fitness classes, here’s a great way to exercise safely in the fresh air. Surrounded by trees and fields on Grantchester Road, this friendly club has the newest courts and clubhouse in the city but is in fact older than Wimbledon! With 8 all weather courts, 4 hard courts, 4 astroturf courts and a range of membership options, the club is open to players of all ages and standards and is warmly welcoming new members.
Foodstufff HQ, founded by friends James and Toby, has recently started operating in the city, delivering food Thursday – Sunday from indie restaurants to your door by bike (so an added bonus of zero emissions!). Order through them for all sorts of delicious goodies from the likes of Amelie Flam-kuche, Jack’s Gelato and Pint Shop. More restaurants are coming on board each week.
The Botanic Garden is reopening to the public from 16 June. Entry is by pre-booked ticket so that visitor numbers stay at a safe level. Tickets are released each Thursday at 10am for the following week. The Cafe will be open for takeaway (contactless payment only) and you’re welcome to bring a picnic. Head to the website to book tickets and for full details of the arrangements for entry/exit points, loo facilities etc.
Community Masks 4 NHS is a project set up several weeks ago by friends Jane Horwood and Melissa Santiago-Val to make bright cotton, muslin lined face coverings with all proceeds going to the NHS Charities Together. This has really taken off and I’m sewing masks, along with many other volunteers … so far, we’ve raised £22,750 and there’s been a surge in demand in the last couple of days with the latest government announcements about the wearing of face coverings in public. So if you need a face covering, you can see the sort of thing we make and place an order through the Facebook page. And if you are a competent sewist with your own sewing machine and some time to spare, please consider joining our band of volunteers as we work hard to fulfil orders that just keep coming!
I’ll be back with more news as it comes in to me. Hope everybody is keeping safe and well x