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

Room bookings

Contact us if you are interested in hiring a space at the centre when we open in the autumn – we can provide more information and booking forms.

Opportunities to view the facilities will be posted when the centre has been completed.

Volunteering opportunities

We will have a number of roles available such as library access volunteers, digital champions, and story time and rhyme time volunteers.

We welcome applications from people who would like to volunteer at the centre - if you are interested, email us an expression of interest form or drop it off at Trumpington Pavilion for the attention of Vicky Haywood.

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.

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 has been 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 were nominated by their own organisations or individuals put themselves forward. Future 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.

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