This Newsletter has been produced by the Petersfield COVID-19 Network. It is intended to help and inform Petersfield residents, especially those who are unable to leave their homes because of Government restrictions.
If you know someone who would like to receive the paper version of this newsletter, please ask them to contact Romsey Mill via phone or via post: Romsey Mill Centre, Hemingford Road, Cambridge CB1 3BZ (you do not need a stamp if you add “FREEPOST CB1067”) or call 07933 671101.
Romsey Mill can also offer assistance by putting you in contact with volunteers, who can help collecting shopping and medication.
If you have information which would be of benefit to other residents in Petersfield please contact Romsey Mill with details and we will consider using it in future newsletters.
For all residents experiencing other Covid related issues (e.g. needing help while they isolate, or experiencing financial hardship support) speak to a member of the customer services team at Cambridge City Council. Telephone 01223 458780 or contact Simon.Aslett@cambridge.gov.uk or complete an online help request form here https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/coronavirus
Latest infection statistics in Cambridge
Public Health England data indicates there were 59 new cases of Covid-19 in Cambridge, for the week Apr 15th -21st. This is a 69% increase from the previous week. In Petersfield in the same week there were 3 new cases, but there were no deaths this week in Cambridge. The number of hospital admissions for Covid-19 is continuing to decline.
Phuplec Each week this month we have been sharing free activities to do from home that explore what we can learn from nature, how we can attend to it and support it. This final weeks activities include: FERTILISE, SPROUT and RIPEN. These activities offer exercises for sharing and growing; mind, body and plant. Share recipes from produce that can be bought easily or home grown, grow your own veg from scraps and connect with the plants around you. The first 20 people to share a recipe will receive a pack of seeds to support wildlife and all recipes will be added to a free online collection at www.phuplec.com or at www.petersfield.link.
Mill Road Bridge Closure
The trial closure of Mill Road bridge to all traffic except buses, cyclists and pedestrians will continue into the summer.
In order to promote cycling and walking during the COVID-19 pandemic, and greener, safer transport, the bridge has been closed to private motor vehicle traffic since June 2020. Red and white ‘build outs’ have also been in place along Mill Road to help people social distance when out and about.
A consultation on the trial closure of the bridge, received over 3,500 responses with more feedback by letter and email. Unfortunately, a large number of duplicate entries were detected which raised concerns that there had been attempts to skew the feedback to several questions.
It has therefore been decided that whilst the general comments made via the survey can be analysed, it is not possible to analyse the quantitative data gathered about the bridge closure due to the extent of the issue.
This means that the project could no longer be reviewed at committee in March. The Mill Road bridge project will now be reviewed by the Highways and Transport Committee in June.
Cambridge City Foodbank
Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.
Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.Our shopping list on the right shows the food items that we need right now. Donations may be dropped off at:
Tesco Cheddars Ln., Newmarket Rd., CB5 8LDOr Sainsbury’s, Brooks Road, Cambridge, CB1 3HP