Coming early in October to Comberton is a Blu-Ray presentation at the Village Hall of Puccini’s La Bohème.

The 2012 Salzburg Festival production of Puccini’s timeless masterpiece in a modern setting stars Anna Netrebko as Mimi, Piotr Beczala and Nino Machaidze – as Mussetta all under Daniele Gatti and withn the Vienna Philharmonic.

Contrast this local screening  with the new Covent Garden version under Antonio Pappano who conducts a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecień in Richard Jones’s new production of Puccini’s passionate opera. The prices are significantly higher in Covent Garden. !

However, if you want to see the latest production of this iconic opera, then on the 3rd October you can see a live link of this new production at the Cambridge Arts Picture House on October 3rd.


The Planning Committee of SCDC approved the Outline Planning Application for  90 new homes at Bennell Farm, West Street in Toft,  now with the football pitch for Toft and the overflow car parking for The Academy/CB3 Leisure removed and redesignated as ‘agricultural land’.

The removal of these facilities would mean a section 106 contribution to Toft (and possibly Comberton) of approximately £327,750  (see appendix 4 in the submission)

Applicant: Mr Arnold  Decision: Approved by SCDC on 7th September 2017

The provisional layout can be seen here with a design and access statement (32 pages) which shows zoning reas  and building heights seem here.