Our Community Café has a name!
Throughout the summer, the team of volunteers planning the new Cherry Hinton Hub have been holding a competition to name their new community café. Local residents offered some fantastic suggestions and after two rounds of voting, the team are delighted to announce that the new community café will be called ‘The Cherry Branch’.
The Cherry Branch was suggested by two residents, one of whom is Kathryn Furnival. Cathy McCluskey, community engagement lead for the Hub said:
“Unfortunately, the other resident didn’t include their name with their entry so the search is now on to find them! We would love for both residents to be able to join us to cut the ribbon at the café’s opening.”
Mo Child, Chair of the Hub’s directors said:
“We are delighted with the name for the new community café. The Cherry Branch really reflects what the Hub is trying to achieve. The cafe will be one branch of a wider community offering at the Hub – including a branch library! The name can be seen as symbolising the branch of friendship and of ‘reaching out’ by providing a much needed space for our community to meet. Most obviously, of course, it also references Cherry Hinton’s lovely cherry trees, planted throughout the village. It’s perfect.”
Planning permission for the Hub has been granted and the team are working with Cambridge City Council to prepare for the library’s redevelopment. The café naming competition was part of a resident consultation on the café’s usage and provision. The competition has proved to be a fun way to help residents envisage their café in the future.
Kate Jones, marketing and events lead for the Hub said:
“Giving the café a name has made it feel real. We are looking forward to the time when we can meet friends at The Cherry Branch for coffee and cake. It’s really motivating for us and now we have a café to build!”