About Us

A grassroots civic voice, dedicated to maintaining and enhancing beauiful Cambridge as a wonderful city in which to live, work, study and relax.

Who we are

  • A grassroots civic voice
  • An effective network
  • Supporting you and your neighbourhood
  • A channel for information
  • A voice of scrutiny

The Federation of Cambridge Residents’ Associations (FeCRA) is a grassroots civic voice for everyone in Cambridge — and also for its environment. Residents want a say in shaping Cambridge’s development to ensure that the city grows in a way that will achieve balanced communities and quality of life.

Our strength is in our network of members in all city neighbourhoods, plus our strong contacts in nearby villages. Membership currently includes 97 Residents Associations and community groups, including environmental and cultural/heritage groups such as Friends of Cambridge Library, Friends of Cherry Hinton Brook, members of Cam Valley Forum and Cam Conservators. We have good channels of communication with key Cambridge interest groups, such as Cambridge Cycling Campaign, Cambridge Past Present and Future and Smarter Cambridge Transport. We also work with communities in Greater Cambridge – the towns and villages that surround Cambridge city. Our membership has grown rapidly over the past year and FeCRA is actively seeking to increase membership so that it can support more Residents Associations and community groups across the city and reach out to those in the city who otherwise have no civic voice.’

What we do

Over the last year Residents Associations have organised and led on parking, local election hustings, City Deal transport schemes, neighbourhood planning and heritage and public realm, and they have had some success.

FeCRA news – We aim to keep our members updated about Council and City Deal meetings and any events or information that we think will interest them.

Events – We regularly organise Residents Forum in conjunction with the City Council and Greater Cambridge City Deal. We worked closely with members of Smarter Cambridge Transport to produce their Rebooting Event and with members of CPPF’s Heritage Watch group to produce the event Keeping Cambridge Special and with CamCycle. We have also organised filming of the Local Plan Hearings and the City Deal Assembly and Board Meetings and of some Council meetings, making them available online.

We are a friendly organisation and we welcome new members. If you would like to help us make a difference – do join us. Better still you could volunteer to join one of our working groups and help shape the city’s future.

Wendy Blythe,

Chair, FeCRA