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2 Apr 2024

AGM – Melbourn Hub

We will be holding our AGM on Thursday 25th April 2024, in the Hub’s Austen Room, commencing at 7.30pm. Any resident of Melbourn is welcome to attend the meeting. Regardless of attending in person, all questions to the Board should be submitted in writing to the Hub reception desk or sent by email to before Friday 19th April 2024. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING This is Notice of the Annual General Meeting of the Melbourn Community Hub Management Group for financial year 2022 – 2023: To be held on Thursday 25 th April 2024 in the Hub (Austen Room). Commencing at […]

18 Jan 2024

Melbourn Hub turns 10!

The first week of February 2024 marks the 10-year anniversary of the Melbourn Hub. What better opportunity to remind ourselves of the Hub story! An idea is born Melbourn Hub was truly born out of the community it serves. Residents of Melbourn were consulted in 2009/10 in order to develop a Village Plan, canvassing opinion from every house on every street. It was established from this very successful exercise that the community strongly wanted the local library saved from closure (due to loss of the original venue). Alongside the library an almost equally strong desire was expressed for a “Village […]

9 Nov 2023

Customer Survey 2023

At the end of September, we ran a customer survey to gather feedback on what people like about the Hub, what we’re doing well and what people would like to see improved.  100 of you filled out the survey for us and we are really grateful to you for taking the time to do so! It gave us a rich set of feedback and is very valuable in making sure we are providing the best service we can to the people of Melbourn and beyond.  We were particularly proud that 97% of you said you would recommend the Hub to […]

7 Sep 2023

Supporting our young people – the Hub’s offering to children

The young people of Melbourn and its surrounding villages are some of our most important customers! We love to see everyone enjoying all the Hub has to offer and are the proud hosts of a range of one-off events and ongoing services specifically for children and young people.  In May we were delighted to host local folk duo, Megson, who put on a very special concert for our little “music connoisseurs”. Aimed at 0 to 8-year olds, it was a complete sell-out, and everyone enjoyed a very happy hour of dancing and singing!  Then in June, it was the turn of […]

11 May 2023

The King’s Coronation – a fantastic street party at the Hub!

On Sunday 7th May, Melbourn Hub hosted a street party to mark the King’s Coronation. After a few rainy days (or weeks even!) we were a little nervous in the run-up about what the weather might bring, but in fact the sun shone brightly all day! We lined the street with tables, chairs and bunting, lit the BBQs and welcomed hundreds of people over the course of the day.  Particular highlights were the fancy dress kids’ parade, which saw children of ages showing off their take on the theme of ‘royal’, with everybody taking part receiving a prize and an […]

23 Mar 2023

Festival of Stories – a sensory story extravaganza!

On Saturday 11th March the Hub was very proud to host the “Festival of Stories”. This is a fantastic event, run by Talking Together in Cambridgeshire, who aim to increase the awareness, knowledge and understanding of our communities in how to support young children’s communication, language, and literacy development. Marion Leeper, a wonderful storyteller, set up a sensory extravaganza in our Austen Room, with 20 children attending to hear a magical story about bees and how they help us. The children could participate in the story, used instruments to make some wonderful sounds, and even made their own bees out […]

16 Mar 2023

Author evening with Lucy Lewis

On 9th March, the Hub’s library volunteers organised a special ‘Meet the Author’ event. A large audience enjoyed an informal evening listening to Lucy Lewis describe with humour the experiences and challenges she faced during her army career when she became the first female bomb disposal expert. Currently as the first female Marshal of Cambridge University, her role involves a lot of traditional ceremony relating to graduations and also with a team of constables she ensures good order and discipline in the University. At the end of her talk she engaged with the audience answering questions and sold copies of […]

23 Feb 2023

Appreciating our staff and volunteers

Staff and volunteers were thanked for their contribution to The Hub’s success via a belated Christmas party held in February! The original party was planned for December, but the big freeze struck and it unfortunately had to be postponed. A light buffet and drinks were provided, along with plenty of music. Everyone got into the spirit with lots of chat and laughter. People welcomed the chance to get together, especially as many people work on different days to each other and don’t get a chance to meet with the wider team. The opportunity was taken by the Hub management group […]

9 Feb 2023

A new year at the Hub

After a much-needed Christmas break for our wonderful staff and volunteers, we were delighted to open our doors again on 3rd January and welcome back our customers.  January was a very busy month and it has been great to see so many of you using the Hub, whether that be our cafe, meeting rooms, library or attending one of our events. Highlights so far We were particularly thrilled to be able to host our very first NHS ‘Health and Wellbeing day’ in January, where we worked with our NHS colleagues to offer Covid vaccines, childhood immunisation checks and catch-up immunisations […]

11 Jan 2018

Time to volunteer at the Hub?

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Hub.  We are always looking for volunteers for general cafe duties. Read on to find out more about volunteering and how it can be beneficial to you too! Have you ever volunteered? Thinking of giving it a go? Then read on! With the busy lives we lead just the thought of volunteering might seem overwhelming, but in reality it can be very beneficial. It’s easy to think about the positive impact that volunteers have on others, but we don’t often consider how rewarding it can be for the volunteer. Volunteers are the lifeblood of […]

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