Newsletter August 2012

1  The Coffee shop will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays throughout August and closed all week from Monday 27 August. Normal opening recommences Monday 3 September

2  Taking advantage of this closure, Ventilation equipment will be installed in the kitchen on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 August. Acoustic material will be installed in the coffee shop Monday 13 and Tuesday 14 or possibly the following week Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 August. We expect there will be less “echo” in the coffee shop and that the kitchen area will be cooler for the volunteer workers.

3  The ante-natal class continues on Tuesdays evenings at 7pm – for more information contact Debbie Prince

4  Starting on 12September please come and join us at Cottenham Community Centre coffee shop for…..


Story Corner

For pre-school children

10.30am-11.15am alternate Wednesday’s

Bring along your child’s favourite story or let us choose one for you.

NB we are looking for another volunteer story teller – do contact me if you would like to do this.

5  Also for pre-school children, Messy Play sessions will commence in the back hall on Monday 10 September 9.30-11.30

6  There will be an Alzheimers Society information meeting on Friday 7 September from 10am – 12 noon.


The Alzheimers Society works with anyone who is confused and forgetful, not just people with Alzheimers Disease. They will be here to provide information, help people to understand confusion, help people to find strategies to cope and to provide someone to talk to who understands.  There are opportunities to meet other people in similar situations.


Staff will be on hand to help you. They can help with financial issues, carers’ assessments, as well as providing you with information and support.  Carers and people with dementia can also meet up at this event and chat over coffee.


If we can help in any way or you would like to find out more about the event please call our office on 01223 863854 or e-mail: cambridge&


7  Telegraph Street and Firs House Patients Group in partnership with Cottenham Community Centre presents:  A Falls awareness event on Wed. 12th September 3.00p.m. Doors open for refreshments from 2.30p.m. at Cottenham Community Centre Coffee Shop   ALL WELCOME!

  • Bring your friends and family
  • Hear about the many simple things that can reduce the risk of falls and fractures
  • Find out what support is available in the area.
  • Meet old and make new friends over a cup of tea or coffee…and freshly baked scones and cake!


Tickets £2.00 to cover tea/coffee and scone/cake available from Telegraph St. Surgery and Cottenham CC Coffee Shop,

or by contacting Chelsea

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Mike Smith

On behalf of CCC trustees