The Hurst Park Estate Residents' Association (HPERA) exists to strengthen our community and to protect and enhance the streetscape and character of the estate. We represent about 420 households in the 7 roads of the estate: Hurst Park, Orchard, Highfield, Highworth and Leys Avenues, Leys Road and Mulberry Close. Membership is free to everyone who lives in our neighbourhood, although we sometimes ask for donations to help with running costs and activities.
We try to inform residents about issues such as development, traffic and parking that we believe will affect us all, and sometimes we take a more active lobbying role if we feel it's necessary. We also try to create stronger community links by offering support to residents during the pandemic and putting on a series of events throughout the year.
You can find the agendas and minutes to our AGMs here.
Meet the committee
I’ve lived in Leys Avenue for over 30 years. Most of my work was grappling with IT systems and operations, latterly at Cambridge Assessment. I retired officially 3 years ago although I do some lecturing for Amity University. I now spend more time on sailing, environmental issues and photography.
I’ve worked in communications and PR, helping to manage the reputation of public and private companies, for over 20 years. I advise senior staff on crisis communications. I've been a Cambridge resident since 1993.
I'm a physicist turned software developer. We've lived in the area since 2017 - loving it! - and have three children enjoying the local school.
I started my career in Cambridge in technical sales/marketing with scientific instrument companies. Later became General Manager/Director of businesses that developed magnetic components and systems for aerospace, automotive and reprographics industries. Now happily retired.
I taught at two local secondary schools for several years. After some years at home with my (then young) children I switched to Early Years teaching. Before retiring I worked as a community fundraiser for SOS Children's Villages.
I started as an EFL teacher but spent the rest of my working life as an editor and writer in English language teaching for Cambridge University Press and Cambridge Assessment. Now retired, I am enjoying being more involved with the community through HPERA.
I'm a creative producer and communications consultant. I've held a variety of senior roles in arts organisations and for 12 years ran Artichoke, a company that produces large scale arts events and festivals. Now enjoying smaller projects!
I'm an independent IT consultant, specialising in project management, business analysis and training. I also enjoy rowing and playing tennis (in a very amateur fashion).