Welcome to Orchard Park Community Council

Orchard Park Community Council came into being on 1 April 2009 although the elections to the Council took place later, in June 2009. The most recent election was in May 2015 and the next elections are due to be in May 2019, apart from any election which may be called for a casual vacancy.

A 'Community Council'  is another name for a Parish Council - the first level of government closest to the people and representing the concerns of the local community.

The council meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7pm at The Orchard Community Centre. Everyone is welcome to attend any meeting with the opportunity to ask questions at the start of each meeting.


K1 housing

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K1 Orchard Park - a unique place with a special ethos -


K1 Orchard Park will be Cambridge’s first cohousing community.  Made up of 42 custom-designed homes complemented by high-quality shared facilities, it will be a place of neighbourliness and community spirit. Homes at K1 Orchard Park will range from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom houses, and will be laid out around a small, play-friendly

street and a large communal garden.

The developer, TOWNhus, and members of ambridge Cohousing Ltd who have been working for several years to make the scheme a reality, would like to brief local residents on the plans before a detailed planning application later this year.

For a presentation of the plans and to have your questions answered, please come along to our open briefing event at 6.00pm on Wednesday 11th November at the Orchard Park Community Centre, Central Avenue, CB4 2EZ.

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The Orchard Community Events

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Firework Night - Coach trip - Full

A free bus to the Midsummer Common firework display will be departing the Community Centre at

6.45pm on 5th November 2015.  (return expected at approximately 9.15pm).

This free event has limited spaces so please book your seat at the the Community Centre

as soon as possible.  01223 420750 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Quiz Night

Our next quiz night will be on 12th December 2015  registration from 6.30pm quiz starts at 7.30pm

For further details of to book your team please contact the Centre Manger on 01223 420750


Litter Pick Day

The next Community litter pick day will be Saturday 5th December.

Meet at the Community Centre at 10am followed by a light lunch in the Community Centre at mid-day.


Dog Fouling

Many people are concerned about dog fouling in public places which has increased recently. It is the legal responsibility of dog owners to clear up after their dogs. As well as being an unpleasant eye-sore it also presents health hazards, including toxicariasis, a roundworm which can cause stomach upsets and blindness. Children in play areas are especially vulnerable. If you walk your dog on Orchard Park please make sure you clean up afterwards.

The Community Council has a contract with SCDC to empty the dog bins provided, every two weeks.  It is not the responsibility of the Community Council staff to clear away dog fouling, please adhere to the Council signs on our open space facilities.

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