The Clay Farm Centre

A picture of the New Clay Farm Community Centre

The Clay Farm Centre is expected to open in the Autumn of 2017.

The Clay Farm Centre is part of the new developments in Cambridge's Southern Fringe growth area. The building will include:

  • community facilities, a library and a café on the ground and first floors
  • a medical centre on the second floor
  • residential properties above

The centre, which will overlook the new Hobson Square, will serve the residents of the new developments as well as of Trumpington and the surrounding areas.


We're keen to know what you want from the centre – are there any activities you want to take place there, how would you like to be kept informed about the centre, and so on. Please tell us by taking a few minutes to complete our survey:

Clay Farm Centre engagement survey

News and updates

Tenders are now being invited to operate the Cafe Concession in the centre. The closing date for applications is 25 April 2017.

We are using an electronic tendering tool to manage this procurement and communicate with potential suppliers. There will be no hard copy documents issued and all communications with us, including submission of responses, will be conducted via the LGSS eSourcing Portal.

Potential providers who require technical support when using the portal should contact the Due North support desk at or 0330 005 0352.

This facility is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm.

Recruitment for the staff team at the centre started on 15 March 2017. To apply all posts will be advertised on the Public Sector Jobs East website.

We will be holding a drop in session for anyone wanting to find out more about the vacancies on Monday 27th March, between 1.00pm and 7.00pm at Trumpington Village Hall. 75 High Street Trumpington, Cambridge CB2 9HZ

Room bookings

Contact us (details below) if you're interested in hiring space at the centre when it's open.

Further details about room sizes and hire charges will be available in April 2017, and opportunities to view the facilities will be posted when the centre has been completed.

Join the advisory board

The centre is a joint venture between the city and county councils, which is managed via a partnering agreement. In the initial phase; the community facility/ library and café service will be managed on behalf of the partnership by the city council, who will employ the staff team and provide all services at the centre on behalf of both the authorities. 

Both councils are keen to ensure that the centre reflects the needs of local people and involves the community in the development and direction of the centre programme. In order to achieve this, an advisory group will be established. 

The advisory group will provide advice and local knowledge in order to ensure that the centre is effective in understanding and meeting the needs and aspirations of the local community.  There will be a maximum number of core members, comprising:

  • Two city council elected representatives
  • One county council elected representative
  • A small number of local people and/ or representatives from local organisations, to reflect a cross section of the community in the catchment area of the centre
  • The centre manager or their representative is an associate but not a core member of the group. His/her role is to advise and support meetings

These members will be nominated by their own organisations or individuals can put themselves forward. The applications will be considered and confirmed by the elected representatives in consultation with the centre manager.

For more information and an application form please get in touch with Alison Sutton, Centre manager using the contact details below.

Southern Fringe Community Forum

If you'd like to know more about Trumpington's growing communities, pop along to the next Southern Fringe Community Forum meeting.

These regular meetings offer an opportunity to meet with the developers and planners, hear about community projects and find out how you can be involved to help shape the future of the new communities.

Visit the Urban growth section for more details about the new neighbourhoods being developed in and around Cambridge.

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