Monthly Archives: November 2011

Security, Intelligence and Accountability

Dr Kim Howells Ex-Intelligence and Security Committee chief speaks out The Rt Hon Dr Kim Howells shared his views on ‘Intelligence, Security and Accountability’ during a free public lecture at Anglia Ruskin University’s East Road campus. He stressed his opinion … Continue reading

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Children’s push scooters are a popular form of wheeled transport. Our grand children like to use them to go to and from school. Older children have discovered that they can be a source of excitement, doing some tricks, including on … Continue reading

Posted in Sports, Young people

Debating Contest

The English Speaking Union hosts The Schools Mace contest which is the oldest national debating competition in the UK. It has been running since 1957, encouraging the discussion of controversial topics and current affairs. The Mace is an exciting and … Continue reading

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Cambridge Central Aid Society

One of the Mayor’s ex officio positions is to be President of the Cambridge Central Aid Society. The Society committee meets every fortnight to consider applications for financial help. They meet in a room at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau in … Continue reading

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Switching on the Christmas Lights

The traditional Christmas Lights in the city centre were switched on using state-of-the-art technology, a soul diva, a Santa, a children’s chorus from Annie, the Christmas show at the Corn Exchange, and the Mayor. Sheila Ferguson, former lead singer of … Continue reading

Posted in Celebration, Civic Event, Culture, Dance, Music

Civic Celebration of Community 2011: Faith in Everyday Life

Cambridge Inter-Faith Group held their eleventh Civic Celebration of Community followed by their ninth Faith Fair. The theme of the celebration was ‘Faith in Everyday Life’. The venue was the Meadows Community Centre, Cambridge. I started proceedings with reflections on … Continue reading

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Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists held its annual conference in Cambridge this year. Meetings took place at Downing College, delegates were housed in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, and they held a dinner-dance at Girton College. I was invited to … Continue reading

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White House Arts raise funds for SOS Childrens Villages (UK)

White House Arts had devised a very original way to raise funds for a project in Zambia created by SOS Childrens Villages (UK). The World of Difference Charity Art Exhibition was held at Chesterton Community College. Visitors could buy an … Continue reading

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Opening a Compost Toilet at an Allotments Site

I was invited by the Cherry Hinton Allotment Gardening Society to the opening a Compost Toilet at the allotments site that they manage at Wenvoe Close. The new facility was funded in part by the Society and also from a … Continue reading

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Children in Need: Cambridge Day Nursery

Cambridge Day Nursery is situated on Milton Road in West Chesterton ward. Over the weekend they have joined forces with the staff of the Grafton Centre to raise funds for Children in Need. The aim was to have four people … Continue reading

Posted in Charities, Fundraising, Young people