Talk:Cambourne

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Point of View[edit]

This article seems to take an overwhelmingly positive view of the amenities and environment of Cambourne. However, a relatively recent survey (http://www.cambourne.info/Events/CAMBOURNESURVEYREPORT220107_final.pdf - summer 06) suggested that more than a third of residents thought that services weren't being developed quickly enough, almost a quarter thought that the range of shops was poor, etc. Should there be more balance in this article? Savirr 16:33, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Couldn't agree more - it sounds like something out of an advertising brochure. Some of the content is pretty trivial ("The senior 1st team has won promotion in 2006 (its first season), and is looking to build on this success during 2007") and a great deal is unverified/unverifiable ("Football is the most popular sport being played in Cambourne"). I'm tempted to tidy things up, but will end up gutting the article (or adding "citation needed" tags all over the place) if I'm not careful. Any objections to this happening? Chrisjohnson 02:35, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
The article pretty clearly needed a {{Unreferenced}}, so I added one. I think one for the whole article ought to indicate the need for references well enough. A considerate approach is to give other editors time to add them in, or try to find sources yourself before deleting things outright, although WP:VERIFY reads pretty sternly about deleting unsourced statements straightaway. In any case, feel free to identify the WP:PEACOCK language bits, and edit them into suitably neutral encyclopedic prose. --Teratornis 05:55, 4 April 2007 (UTC)
I've now done a bit of tidying up, removing only the worst bits and changing the language of some others. Chrisjohnson 15:09, 4 April 2007 (UTC)

Religions[edit]

I believe this section is euphemistically attempting to refer to actual places of worship, congregations or similar rather than the religious leanings of the population. If Cambourne has actual church buildings or religious meetings (CofE being notably absent from this list - maybe there is no CofE church, no CofE residents and no meeting, but I doubt it) perhaps someone knowledgeable could add them in plain terms? And unless someone proposes to canvas the whole population on their religious leanings I propose rewording the section for clarity of intent.--62.58.152.52 (talk) 17:53, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

"Cambourne was initially going to be named Monkfield..."[edit]

So why wasn't it? This isn't explained in the article. 86.154.8.182 (talk) 19:10, 25 November 2010 (UTC)


why the rename?[edit]

most of the other villages are named Villagename, Cambridgeshire? Speculatrix (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 21:42, 5 September 2014 (UTC)