The Save Honey Hill Cookbook

The Save Honey Hill Cookbook, full of some fantastic recipes from villagers and friends, is now on sale. The price is now £10 for one copy. Orders are very welcome and we can deliver. All profits to the Save Honey Hill campaign, against the relocation of the Cambridge Sewage works to Honey Hill, between Horningsea, Fen Ditton  and Quy. 

We still have calendars for sale at £10 each too.

For either please contact SHH. An ideal stocking filler for any of your friends or family!

Save Honey Hill Calendar for 2023

A special Save Honey Hill Calendar 2023 has been created in order to raise funds towards the legal costs of the the Save Honey Hill campaign. It is illustrated by photographs of the open spaces around the Honey Hill area, the photographs having been taken by local residents.

The deer on the front cover looks directly and challenging at us and reminds us of the wildlife that will be displaced if the sewage works goes ahead.

SHH calendar 2023 Front and back
The back cover shows the selection of photographs which reflect the seasonal changes in the landscape in the general Honey Hill area.



The calendars will be A4 size and cost £10 each, which includes an envelope, proceeds going towards the Save Honey Hill fund. They would make an ideal Christmas present for friends and relatives.


Please contact us to purchase a calendar

The deer on the front cover looks directly and challenging at us and reminds us of the wildlife that will be displaced if the sewage works goes ahead.

Auction of Promises evening – report

The Auction of Promises took place at Horningsea Village Hall on Saturday 17th September. It was a fun evening with Richard acting as auctioneer and Catherine as his magician’s assistant. There were 68 Promises, including, a ride in a Lamborghini, river cruises with Camboats, meal for 4 at Quy Mill Hotel, tea at Scotsdales, portrait painting and much more.

Our auctioneer at work.


Due to the amazing generosity of both those who donated Promises and those who purchased them, a staggering £5,561.00 was raised for the Save Honey Hill campaign, against the relocation of the Cambridge sewage works from Cowley Road to Honey Hill, prime Greenbelt land, between the conservation villages of Fen Ditton, Horningsea and Quy. Sincere thanks to all involved in organising and helping with the event.


Of the estimated £50,000. needed for specialist reports, legal advice and representation, approximately £33,000. has now been raised. The Save Honey Hill group is against the huge carbon footprint of the move and the use of £227 million of taxpayers’ money. Moving the sewage works less than a mile onto Greenbelt land, to allow for housing and office development on the current sewage works site at Cowley Road is difficult to justify. Anglian Water has stated that there is no operational need to move or upgrade the sewage works for another 30 years, having upgraded it in 2015.


Moving the sewage works would cause four years of traffic disruption, to build a site larger than Wembley (and flood lit ) from the ground up. Despite landscaping, the site would be highly visible with tall digester towers and would not be in keeping with our historic rural landscape.

It’s not too late to donate..

A hearing of the planning inspectorate is due to take place in quarter one of 2023. If you would like to support the group’s effort, you can donate on our Justgiving page.

Our Fundraising page has other ways you can donate.

Auction of Promises

 

There will be an Auction of Promises in Horningsea Village Hall on the 17th September in aid of the Save Honey Hill campaign against the relocation of the Cambridge Sewage Works

There are some fantastic offers available (see the list below). Tickets to attend on the night at Horningsea Village Hall are limited to 75. These cost £1.00 and attendees receive a complimentary glass of wine. So please buy them soon to avoid disappointment.

Saturday 17th September starting 7pm at Horningsea Village Hall

Tickets £1 including a glass of wine

Please contact info@savehoneyhill.org for tickets and for more information.

You can read more about why this is important on our website and the Cambridge Independent.

List of Promises (as of 15th Sept 2022 – there are 66 promises to be auctioned).

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Fundraising update

Since we distributed the fundraising leaflet amongst villagers and local businesses around Fen Ditton, Horningsea, Quy and Teversham we have been heartened by the response from all four villages.

Many people and businesses across the area have donated. From being initially daunted by the prospect of going up against a network of large commercial interests, those donations and letters of support have really given us energy and enthusiasm to continue. It so helps to know that we have wide support throughout the villages. Thank you! Community works!

We still have a long, long way to go though. Our JustGiving page is now live but you can still contact us and offer support.

It’s not just donations we need. We really need expertise from residents with experience in planning and protecting the Greenbelt.