Why is Cut Throat Lane not tarmacked?
Cambridge United does not own the track known as Cut Throat Lane. It is owned jointly by the residents who live on Newmarket Road and has to remain unmetalled. Unfortunately it is not just used by the property owners in Newmarket Road and access to the stadium, we have witnessed the lane being used as a short cut when traffic is bad or as an alternative to Whitehill Road. The speed of some of these vehicles is excessive at times and while in its present condition if the surface was tarmacked it is likely the vehicles would travel at a greater speed putting more pedestrians and cyclists at greater risk of injury,
The club is allowed to use the lane for access and tries to maintain the area throughout the year by clearing the rubbish, filling pot holes and tidying any growth along it.
We will walk the lane clearing both match day and non match day rubbish several times a week. We try to ensure we are being seen as being good neighbours which is important and a priority.
Since the beginning of the year I believe we have filled the pot holes on at least four occasions by using materials that have been kindly provided by one of our sponsors Mead Construction
During the summer and periodically we will also cut back the growth enabling vehicles to have better access.
I find the turnstiles too small to go through comfortably?
If you are unable to pass through the turnstiles without discomfort then please speak to a steward and they will arrange access through an alternative route.
Alternatively contact the club prior to the match so it can be arranged in advance of the match.
Can you reinstate a children’s standing area at the front of the NRE?
We are not allowed to have this area reinstated for standing. When the club returned to the Football League the ground was inspected and what was previously allowed withdrawn.This is to allow a throughway if the emergency services are required