Below is a summary of CB1 Groups and Partnerships that exist. There is also a PDF summary of these groups and partnerships here.
The CB1 Stakeholder Group (also known as the CB1 Steering Group)
This group originated from the decision by the area’s developer Brookgate and the Estate Management Company to commission some work with a community engagement consultancy firm* to understand, by talking to a range of people, what would make the CB1 area an even better place to live, work and play. One-to-one conversations were carried out with a handful of residents, employees and stakeholder organisations responsible for delivering the services across the estate and its properties. Those contacted were invited to a workshop in July 2017 in order to develop a shared understanding of CB1 and to identify key areas of work to continually improve the area. A further workshop was held in October 2017.
This group is made up of agencies and organisations committed to driving development. There are regular discussions between stakeholders and groups within the CB1 community to co-ordinate development. See key outcomes from the workshops held so far below.
From September 2018, resident representatives have been attending these meetings. Resident reps tend to be selected by their building/building’s residents association and they attend to provide a resident voice in discussions at the meeting. If a resident would like to attend and be part of the group, please contact email@example.com for more information.
You can read notes from Steering Group meetings as well as notes from the resident meets and previous community bulletins by visiting our Meeting notes and previous bulletins page.
The CB1 ASB Focus Group
The ASB Focus Group is a sub-group of the Steering Group and is composed of multiple agencies to discuss and cooperate on ASB matters. These agencies include the CB1 partners (including student accommodation organisations, housing and maintenance organisations and the city council), the police and site security (Hyline). The group tends to meet twice a year. The Terms of Reference for the group is here.
From January 2019, community representatives are able to attend the meetings of the group and as with the steering group, resident representatives can be selected by their building/building’s residents association. If a resident on CB1 would like to attend and be part of the group, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Notes from these meetings will also be available on the Meetings notes and previous bulletins page.
Since February 2018, regular residents meets have taken place on the CB1 Estate. These are part of the CB1 Community initiative to increase engagement on the estate. These meets provide an opportunity for residents across the estate to come together to discuss issues that are affecting them and to decide on resident priorities. These meetings are independently facilitated by Paul Bragman. These meetings happen every two months and the agenda and notes from meetings can be accessed on the News section of the CB1 Community website.
Resident groups on the CB1 Estate
We are working to support Resident groups to expand the discussion surrounding improving CB1. We are also open to the setting up of groups for Businesses, Retailers and Students in CB1 if there is demand for them. We also anticipate that this website will act both as a catalyst for the creation of new meetings of other interest groups and also help promote awareness of existing meetings. These groups are now established at CB1:
- Great Northern Road Residents Association – you can contact them at email@example.com
- Huxley House Residents Association – you can contact them via firstname.lastname@example.org
Partnership behind CB1 Community
The following organisations are Partners of CB1 Community:
- Cambridge BID
- Cambridge City Council
- Railyard (Downing Students)
The CB1 Community Room is located at Huxley House, Mill Park. This is a great community facility and hosts various activities. We are hoping to see this room being used for more and more community activities. If you have an idea for an activity that could be done in the Community Room, please contact email@example.com. This room can also be booked for use and for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The community engagement specialists are Paul Bragman Community and Economic Regeneration Consultants Limited. They are a firm based in London and work with lots of different clients across the country on community engagement. You can read more about the projects Community and Economic Regen are/have been part of here.