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
Between 29 April 2021 and 5 May 2021, 22 people had a confirmed positive test result in Cambridge. This shows a decrease of 71% compared to the previous 7 days. There were no deaths this week in Cambridge. The number of hospital admissions for Covid-19 was 4. The number of confirmed cases in Petersfield was 4 in the week up to April 30th.
Ward Boundary Review
The Local Government Boundary Commission for England reviewed the ward boundaries of Cambridge City Council in 2018.
Petersfield ward boundary changed on 6 May 2021. The commission decided not to change the number of councillors – each of the city’s 14 wards still has 3 councillors. The map shows the new outline for Petersfield.
Step 3 will be no earlier than 17 May. Easing lockdown will depend on successful roll-out of the vaccination programme and evidence that vaccinations are reducing hospitalisations and deaths.The level of infection must remain low and the risk not altered by new variants of the virus.
If these conditions are met, then up to 30 people will be able to meet outdoors. Outdoor cinemas and theatres can re-open. Indoors, the rule of 6 or 2 households will apply – although the rule will be kept under review to see whether it is safe to increase it.
Indoor hospitality, entertainment venues such as cinemas and soft play areas and indoor adult group sports and exercise classes will also reopen.
Larger performances and sporting events in indoor venues with a capacity of 1,000 people or half-full (whichever is lower) will also be allowed, as will those in outdoor venues with a capacity of 4000 people or half-full (whichever is lower).
In the largest outdoor seated venues where crowds can spread out, up to 10,000 people will be able to attend (or a quarter-full, whichever is lower).
Up to 30 people will be able to attend weddings, receptions and wakes, as well as funerals. Other life events that will be permitted include bar mitzvahs and christenings.
Wildlife Friendly Gardening Trail at Cambridge University Botanic Gardens
Gardens not only provide us with pleasure and sometimes food, but also make up an important network of green space that can provide vital habitat for wildlife.Explore the ways you can attract different wildlife species to your garden by visiting Cambridge University Botanic Garden and taking a stroll around our 16 hectare wildlife oasis through the lens of a new wildlife friendly gardening trail.