Brasely Bridge reopening

From the County Council’s Project Engineer:

Firstly, I would like to thank you for your patience throughout the reconstruction works of Brasley Bridge.  For your information;

We shall be looking to open the road on Friday 28th August, however, please be aware that a number of work items will not be finished (as a result of working around utility finishing work, which could not be resourced by the utility companies prior to the date).  The following activities will need to be finished after 28th August:

Re-connecting utilities from temporarily diverted routes back on to permanent routes.  There will also be associated making good of the carriageway/footways in these areas.
Removing the temporary footbridge and making good the approaches to it.
Removal of the temporary footpath to the south of the road and associated verge works/seeding in that area.
New footway construction on the south east corner.
Footway screeding on the bridge deck.

We currently understand that all of the above can be completed within single lane closures, with the exception of the temporary footbridge removal (which will require a road closure).  Osborne are planning to leave the road open over the Bank Holiday weekend and then recommence works with a lane closure in the following week.

Launch of new bus service from Trumpington

A new service launched on 7th April 2015 which should reduce congestion for commuters. The  Route R service from Trumpington Park & Ride to Cambridge Rail Station runs at peak hours every 15 mins. The journey only takes 5 minutes as the bus runs on the Guided Busway and is thus unaffected by traffic jams on the roads. By parking in Trumpington P&R and taking the Route R bus, commuters could save themselves time and money. Here is a link to a flyer about the new route and here is one to a booklet with more info including prices and a timetable. There is also a 1-min speeded up video showing the route, and a link to further information if you require it.

Special offer for residents – curry night at the Rupert Brooke

Special offer for Grantchester Parish Magazine readers!

On Tuesday 24th February, The Rupert Brooke will be holding a “Curry night”.

Enjoy a selection of Sri Lankan curries including fish, vegetable and meat together with

salads, rice, breads and traditional puddings for £15 per person.

Bring original copy of advert for FREE* pint of beer or glass of wine with food.

*1 drink per copy of this advert.

Download (PDF, 63KB)

01223 841 875

Twilight at the museums

All are welcome to attend this event in Cambridge on Wednesday 18th February 2015 from
4.30 – 8.30pm.

It’s time to make the most of those long winter nights as museums and collections across the city open their doors for after dark fun. With thirteen venues offering an exciting range of drop-in and bookable events throughout the evening, there will be loads for families to see and explore. Why not take part in some torch-lit space exploration at the Whipple Museum; discover a world of deep sea darkness at The Polar Museum; or create some ‘Creatures of Twilight’ at the Museum of Cambridge?

The evening is all about fun and discovery and remember, the more places you visit, the more you will be able to see and do. Pick up a Twilight ‘What’s On’ guide and passport from participating venues to help you plan and record your journey.

So wrap up warm, grab a torch and get ready for adventure! More details can be found here: