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Cambourne Rocks
OS Grid Reference: TL318598
Population:  ??? (2001 Census)
Dwellings:  ??? (2001 Census)
Formal status: Parish
Administration
County: Cambridgeshire
Region: East of England
Nation: England
Post Office and Telephone
Post town: Cambridge
Postcode: CB3 6
Dialling Code: 01954
Map sources for Cambourne at grid reference TL318598


Cambourne is a new settlement in Cambridgeshire, England. It lies about nine miles (14 km) west of Cambridge, England, in the district of South Cambridgeshire and the county of Cambridgeshire, on the A428 road between Cambridge to the east and St Neots and Bedford to the west. It comprises three villages: Great Cambourne, Lower Cambourne and Upper Cambourne. The name of the community was created from the names of Cambridge, the nearest city, and Bourn, a nearby village. Cambourne was initially going to be named Monkfield after the name of the original farm, which is commemorated by a Monkfield Lane in Great Cambourne. The area is close to an airfield, and photographs of aeroplanes that flew in the area during World War 2 can be viewed inside the villages' supermarket. Construction of the community began in 1998 on what was previously farmland, and the final population is expected to be around 10,000. The area became a civil parish on April 1, 2004. The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... A dwelling is a structure in which humans or other animals live. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ... The region, also known as Government Office Region, is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity of England in the United Kingdom. ... The East of England is one of the nine official regions of England. ... Home Nations is a term used to refer to the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom - England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland (collectively, but also as separate entities, distinct from the United Kingdom as a whole), or the nations of the British Isles (traditionally England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK and Australian postal codes are known as postcodes. ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... Image File history File links Dot4gb. ... Image File history File links Gb4dot. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... Shown within Cambridgeshire Geography Status: City (1951) Region: East of England Admin. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... South Cambridgeshire is a mostly rural district of Cambridgeshire, England. ... Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. ... St Neots is a town of about 26,000 people on the River Great Ouse, the largest town in Cambridgeshire, England, (Cambridge itself is a city). ... Statistics Population: 82,488 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TL055495 Administration District: Bedford Shire county: Bedfordshire Region: East of England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Bedfordshire Historic county: Bedfordshire Services Police force: Bedfordshire Police Fire and rescue: Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service Ambulance... Shown within Cambridgeshire Geography Status: City (1951) Region: East of England Admin. ... Bourn is a small rural village in the region East Anglia and the county Cambridgeshire in the United Kingdom, surrounding villages include Caxton, Eltisley and Cambourne. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Amenities

The settlement of Cambourne is seen as one of the solutions to the government's plan to build thousands of new homes in the south-east of England. It is a planned community, placing strong emphasis on sustainability, the environment and providing high-quality housing for all.


Unfortunately the area known as 'Lower Cambourne' has become something of a crime blackspot, and a centre for the local 'hoodie' community. Embattled local citizens have witnessed catastrophic reductions in property prices whilst watching their streets descend into a mess of vandalism and petty crime.


In its efforts to become a self-sufficient community, there have been developments to prevent the need for residents to travel out of the village, including:

  • The building of a Morrisons supermarket and fuelling station. This means that the residents no longer have to travel out of the village to do their shopping and fuel the car. Big deal.
  • Two primary schools open. The younger children of Cambourne can get a good education within the villages up to the age of eleven.
  • Monkfield Medical Practice with a constantly growing medical staff.
  • Cambourne Business Park, located to the north of Lower Cambourne. The aim is for residents to work as well as live in Cambourne, although only 6% of those living in Cambourne work at the business park.
  • Allotments. Residents can grow their own vegetables and fruit - a welcome alternative to the local supermarket (which is awful).
  • Restaurants. Indian restaurant, fish and chip shop.
  • Pub. The first pub opened on 11th September. Named "The Monkfield Arms", it is owned by Patherfinder Pubs and is also a restaurant. It is awful. It was ramraided within a week of opening.

Quidditch Lane, Cambourne, taken by Tony Sidaway (User: Minority Report) 17 May, 2004 Cambourne is a new town that has grown up in Cambridgeshire between Cambridge and Bedford. ...

Environment

In order to protect the environment and provide a more pleasant environment to live in, the developers were compelled by the planning process to exercise special care in developing a settlement 'in harmony with the environment.' Here are some examples:

  • An Eco Park, which is home to a huge variation of plant, bird and mammal life; it is also serves to educate.
  • A Country Park covering 80 acres (32 hectares), partially opened in 2001, situated between Lower and Great Cambourne.

Sport

Cambourne is developing a thriving sporting culture. It already has football, rugby, tennis, netball and cricket clubs, with their own pitches.


Cricket

Cambourne Cricket Club runs 2 senior teams and 3 junior teams (U11, U13 and U15). The senior 1st team has won promotion in 2006 (its first season), and is looking to build on this success during 2007. Building work on the new Pavilion in Lower Cambourne has begun and is expected to be ready for use in time for the start of the 2007 season. For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ...


The future

Cambourne already has over 1,500 occupied homes, but there are still another 1,500 or so more to go; and work on building Upper Cambourne is about to commence. The estimated date of completion is between 2008 and 2010. Work on a high street in Cambourne is under way, with a new chemist, a fish and chip shop, a number of estate agents, a bookmaker's, a building society, a dry cleaners and an Indian restaurant. Other businesses expected are two more food take-away restaurants and a public house. The transport network for the area is being improved as a result of Cambourne's construction, with the dualling of the A428 from here to the start of the existing dual-carriageway section bypassing Cambridge. A regular bus service operates between Cambourne and Cambridge, but it is much less frequent towards St Neots. The nearest railway station is located at St Neots and as a result some congestion is being caused by commuters from Cambourne travelling here along the as-yet unimproved road. Shown within Cambridgeshire Geography Status: City (1951) Region: East of England Admin. ... Shown within Cambridgeshire Geography Status: City (1951) Region: East of England Admin. ... St Neots is a town of about 26,000 people on the River Great Ouse, the largest town in Cambridgeshire, England, (Cambridge itself is a city). ...


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Cambourne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (592 words)
Cambourne is a new town about nine miles (14 km) west of Cambridge, England, lying in the district of South Cambridgeshire and the county of Cambridgeshire, on the A428 road between Cambridge and St. Neots/Bedford.
The settlement of Cambourne is seen as one of the results of the government's plan to build thousands of new homes in the south-east of England.
The success of Cambourne cannot yet be confidently predicted; the likelihood of greater housing densities in the areas yet to be built has led to some members of the community fearing the vision of 3 distinct semi-rural villages will be compromised.
Brian Cambourne (535 words)
Brian Cambourne is currently associate professor and in the Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong Australia.
Cambourne argues that teachers who are dissatisfied and/or frustrated with the methods they use to teach literacy are prisoners of a view of learning which is based on quite invalid assumptions and which seriously complicates the process of learning to read and write.
He has become aware of a rising tide of what appear to be carefully organised and concentrated attacks on education and the concomitant development of a form of discourse that deliberately and consciously sets out to both deny and distort the credibility and achievements of a more inclusive and socially equitable pedagogy of literacy.
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