Coach Trip to Norwich – 15th September – Heritage Day.
The coach is booked and there are still some spare places.
Whether or not you have expressed an interest please use the booking form. If you have already expressed an interest, your place is reserved. Others are on a first come, first served basis. If you have friends in Cambridge who you would like to take with you, do invite them.
Norwich is a wonderful fusion of the modern and historic, one complementing the other. Like any great city its centre is easy to walk around and has a river at its heart. As well as being the most complete medieval city in the UK, it has superb independent as well as High Street shopping, lively restaurants and a heritage that is a delight to explore.
There is something for everybody: a large covered market ; two shopping centres ; four department stores ; boutiques & independent stores ; charity and antique shops ; lots of restaurants and cafés ; river walk ; history everywhere.
Heritage Open Days
Every September thousands of free events are organised throughout the country. Norwich has been a big supporter from the start, opening its museums, many churches and historical buildings, and operating tours. This year the Castle Museum which usually costs £9.50 is free on 15 September. The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell is also free (usual cost £5.95)
Some events require pre-booking and can be limited. We have produced a pdf of events that are within the centre to download or you can look online. You can book on-line or by phoning Tourist Information 01603 727950.
Booking the coach
Download and complete the booking form and return it to the address on the form with your payment and names of attendees. If you don't have a printer provide the details we need on a piece of paper.
You need to do this by 5pm 20th August 2018.
Since the change in timetable to the Citi2 which halved our service (together with the missing buses which have often made the waiting time 40 minutes), our Chairwoman has had a meeting with Nigel Tarrant from Stagecoach, two City Councillors and two County Councillors.
She put forward an alternative ‘shorter route’ to the one turning round at Sainsbury’s. This route would go down Perne Rd to Cherry Hinton Rd, turn left onto Cherry Hinton Rd and then left into Walpole Rd and Birdwood Rd and back to the city centre. The rationale is that this route includes retirement housing in Walpole Rd, City Council housing in our area, and it serves at least 700 residences plus St Bede’s school. This change might also stop the barrage of complaints to Stagecoach about bus waits! It would take us back from an unreliable 20 minute service to an unreliable 10 minute service – so, it’s better but still not perfect. There would still only be a 20 minute service to Addenbrooke's – but that is not nearly as well used as the one into town. A second meeting was scheduled for 3rd August to further discuss this plan but this has now been postponed to 3rd September. SO FRUSTRATING!
If you want to give feedback to Stagecoach, contact Nigel Tarrant
Telephone: 01223 433 250 between 08:30 and 17:30, Monday to Friday.
Address: Stagecoach, 100 Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0DN
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