TRUMPINGTON residents and people from across Cambridge are being invited to come along to The Clay Farm Centre on Saturday 19 October to join in with celebrations to mark the first anniversary of the centre’s official opening.
The community centre in Hobson Square is managed by Cambridge City Council in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council.
The special event from 11am-3pm on Saturday will feature a free community lunch, bouncy castles and other family activities, plus demonstrations from some of the community groups who regularly use the centre.
The lunch will be served from 12 noon -2pm, and is being provided with contributions from Eat Lunch Café, the city council, Waitrose and local groups and individuals.
The Clay Farm Centre provides facilities and services to the community including a public library, café, and a community centre with rooms for hire, including a large hall with a capacity of up to 250 people.
A medical centre on the second floor will be opening soon, and the two upper floors are residential, consisting of 20 affordable rent, shared ownership flats.
Cllr Anna Smith, Executive Councillor for Communities said: “It’s great to see how quickly the centre has become such a valued community hub. Along with the county council we are looking forward to celebrating this first anniversary.
“There have been over 36,000 visits in the first year at the centre and I’d really encourage people to come and see the centre for themselves.”
Cllr Steve Criswell, chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Communities and Partnership Committee, said: “It’s wonderful to see such a buzz at the centre and in particular at the library, which has registered more than 900 new members in just one year.
“I encourage everyone in Trumpington and beyond to come and celebrate with us this first anniversary, and enjoy all the activities planned for half term.”
The event on 19 October is part of a wider range of events and activities planned for half term week at The Clay Farm Centre. More details of these can be found on the Clay Farm Centre’s Facebook and Twitter pages and in the centre itself.