Cherry Hinton Residents Association

Cherry Hinton Residents' Association developed from the Colville Residents' group and earlier this year we adopted a new constitution which recognised that our aim is to represent the views of all Cherry Hinton Residents.Our objectives are:

To safeguard and promote the interest of residents in the area on matters concerning housing and the environment.

To help to improve living conditions, community facilities and services for residents living in the Group’s area.

To provide a forum for residents to engage in the decision-making of bodies such as Cambridge City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council.

To assist in the development of a healthy, vibrant and inclusive community including the facilitation of events and activities.


a) Membership shall be open to all people, irrespective of tenure, resident in Cherry Hinton as defined by the City Council boundary.

b) Membership will also be extended to individuals whose working responsibilities support the Group’s objectives.

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CHRA present the annual Very Cherry Christmas Craft Fair 2 - 5pm. Set up from 12noon. Site cleared by 5pm. Opened by Santa, who will be in his free Grotto. A Christmas Cafe serving a lovely selection of tasty treats with hot drinks. Free admission

A real community event ending with the 'Christmas Lights Turn On' by the Mayor and free hot chocolate and mince pies with Community Christmas Carols at 5pm.

Stalls are only £20 plus a raffle prize for a 6ft pitch with a table and two chairs. There is space to add one more table/ clothes rail/ rack if you wish, in this fee. You may book more than one pitch. Please email for a booking form. Mark the subject line - VCCF booking request.

Stalls are allocated upon receipt of booking form and cheque, payable to Cherry Hinton Residents Association. This is a non returnable fee. The organiser will limit the same type of goods, to be fair to both stall holders and customers. Please detail your stock in your application.

This is the 5th time we have held this event at this venue. It has a footfall of 1,500 to 2,000.

It is well advertised and well supported by the community.


Current Work

2013 saw the CHRA work with the Cambridge City Council to open the Cherry Hinton Community Hub in the village Library. There is now a dedicated seating area available not only to library users during the day, but also for groups to hire in the evenings or when the Library is closed, details available from the Library. There are tables and chairs available and soon a coffee machine will be installed for users.

A Very Cherry Christmas was a great success in 2013, the event raising nearly £1,000 - £500 will be spent on more Christmas lights for the trees on the corner of Colville Rd with the High Street. This year's event will be on Saturday 22nd November in the Cherry Hinton Village Centre. Stallholders please email the organiser Sandra Day on 01223 247639 or to be put on the list for a booking form.

The Committee are busy working on a range of issues. During 2012 the committee have worked on a number of projects including :

Proposals for CCC funding for Community Space.

Community Newsletter

Jubilee coin given to all Primary School children.

Planting of 420 Jubilee tress from the Woodland Trust on the Recreation Ground.

New noticeboard

New website for Cherry Hinton.

Community Resources Consultation.

A Very Cherry Christmas. Stalls for 23rd November 2012 in the Cherry Hinton Village Centre

Now available from Sandra Day on 01223 247639 or

Contact Details

Email address:


Thank you to all who came to the AGM last night, we only just fitted in the Hub as over 60 people came to hear what Emma Fletcher, Property Director, Marshall of Cambridge who spoke about the ‘Plans for land between Teversham Drift & Airport Way’ and Andreas Mitchell, Cambridge Lakes Project who told the meeting all about the ‘Proposals to make use of the old quarry lakes and surrounding area as a new country park’.

There were many heated moments but many residents were able to give their input on several aspects of both talks.

The committee will be organising further meetings and consultations with both these speakers to get a proper feedback from the residents. Dates for these will be on the Facebook page, here and on the newly refurbished noticeboard on the side of Dorrington's bakery.

If you would like to be added to the CHRA email news update emails to receive this and other important information, then please email