One of the advantages of living in this otherwise unremarkable bit of suburban Cambridge is being near good local services.  Having Budgens just five minute’s walk away has been so convenient.  Not always the best quality, but a comprehensive range, decent service and so handy when things ran out or catering for the unexpected.  No more: it closed on Saturday 10th March.

The City Council’s planning web pages say: ‘17/1297/FUL | New block to rear containing three 3xbed residential units with roof terraces following demolition of existing retail storage space at first floor and changes to the external appearance of the existing elevations along with revised access arrangements from Perne Road, courtyard at first floor level, car and cycle parking and associated landscaping.’  Rumour has it that it will reopen as a Co-op.

Photo: Budgen’s Corner, Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, March 2018

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