If you are living in Eddington, you are probably wondering why the Health Centre is not yet open.
A few of us have got together to do some research to try to find out. In this blog post, we will explain what we found.
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There are two sites in Cambridge open 9am to 3pm, seven days a week and Wednesday evenings at the Grafton Centre. To book visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/
The ERA is representing neighbours in different committees and groups addressing common issues and concerns affecting our neighbours (see our representation page). This has lead to changes in how the estate management company is operating, has increased the resident consultations, etc.
However, we are aware that a lot of issues still persist. Hence, we would like to point neighbours to a neighbour-driven initiative which is currently undertaken to send a letter to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge raising awareness.
On Saturday the 12th of June the Eddington Residents Association is organising a picnic for the residents of Eddington.
We will start around 11am at Brook Leys (barbecue area next to the lake). All residents of Eddington and their family are welcome to join!
Please bring your own drinks/snacks.
Update: the Coton path and footbridge are open!
The re-opening originally scheduled for 18 December was delayed due to unforeseen requirements to strengthen the embankment. The path re-opened at approximately 4pm on Friday 16 April 2021 (for details see the update section at the end).
The Coton path and bridleway is a popular route over the M11 between the West Cambridge site and Coton village for walkers and cyclists. Local resident's received a newsletter from Highways England last October stating maintenance of the M11 bridleway bridge would be completed on Friday 11 December 2020.
Residents are concerned about the increasing traffic in and around Eddington, especially near the primary school. On behalf of Axel Zeitler, who runs Speedwatch in Eddington, we are therefore calling for volunteers for the Community Speedwatch scheme, in which local residents actively get involved in monitoring the speed of vehicles travelling through Eddington.
The Huntingdon Road Surgery (HRS) is calling for local volunteers to assist with vaccinations.
The HRS Patient Group met on 26 March to discuss what patients think about services and to establish their priorities, the ERA is also represented in this group.
Practice staff reported the vaccination process has been very smooth and shortage of parking space is not a problem. The practice is working hard to vaccinate the whole patient community but more volunteers are needed. Phase 1 (cohorts 1 - 9) are starting to receive their second doses, vaccinations for the over-40s will start in May.
Members of the ERA committee went on a quest to rescue abandoned supermarket trolleys from around the Eddington estate. In line with COVID restrictions, six members split into three pairs and collected 27 trolleys over a one hour search.
The ERA is aware some residents are concerned about abandoned trolleys. One resident posted on Facebook, "When we walk around Eddington we see trolleys everywhere and sometimes wonder if there are any left at their rightful place."