Raising your concerns and looking after your interests

BruNK is involved in many issues - these are just a few of them

Strawberry Fair

Saturday June 7th is the 40th Strawberry Fair held as usual on Midsummer Common. On Friday evening there are two events, a comedy event on the common, and in the Buddhist Centre on Newmarket Road a Festival of Short Films. The Cambridge News has an article about the fair.

A great deal of planning has gone into the fair by the organisers, police, local council and local residents in order to make sure the event is a happy one. As previously fencing will be erected so access to the fair can be controlled. This will restict access to some routes, however the pedestrian route from the Cutter Ferry Bridge to the Grafton Centre will be via Auckland Road.

20mph speed limit and compliance

The councils have now made the improvements to the 20mph signage in Maid's Causeway / Newmarket Road. BruNK has recently been active with Community Speedwatch monitoring. more.

HCV's using Maid's Causeway & Newmarket Road West &

We are lobbying the authorities to prevent restricted delivery vehicles using this illegally as a through route. more...

Planning Issues

Planning issues are perennial. Residents of Auckland Road are concerned with plans for development of the old NHS site there. Recently a sign has appeared in the window of the old Zebra pub indicating it may be about to become a retail outlet. Previous plans for conversion to 16 flats had been withdrawn. more...

Salmon Lane trees

New trees planted last year appear to be thriving, but doubts remain over their upkeep. more...

Midsummer Common

We work closely with Friends of Midsummer Common & City Council regarding illegal parking, general maintenance, mowing and better management of events. more...

Strawberry Fair

It seems that SF went well this year, numbers were up on 2012.   Once again BruNK worked with Strawberry Fair, City Council and Police to ensure problems for residents were minimised. more...

BruNK and Community Speedwatch

BruNK volunteers last ran two weeks of Community Speedwatch operations in the area in July / August 2011.   The aim was to raise driver awareness of the 20mph limit. More are planned. more...

Contact us

If you wish to send us a message, you may use the contact form (see 'Contact' on the left hand menu) where you can also sign up for our occasional emails, or simply email: chair (at) brunk.org.uk