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Stapleford February 2022 electronic newsletter

 

Do you want to see a guided busway built on fields on the edge of Stapleford? Our MP has launched a survey about the proposals – but the deadline to complete it is Wednesday.

The Parish Council share of the Stapleford council tax bills will increase by more than 13% from April.

Do you know what date is green bin day in February?

2G3S are running one of their super Repair Cafés this month.

Stapleford Granary has some great looking concerts this month including Fretwork, folk fiddlers Rant and the Eblana String Trio.

Why is Ben McAuley Stapleford’s Oscar winner?

Did you know that you can read previous additions of Stapleford Messenger electronically? (external link)

 

Shelford headlines

An additional bus service has been launched in Great and Little Shelford.

Great Shelford community awards have been launched by the Parish Council. (External link). Deadline for entries is February 14.

Shelford Co-op has created what they describe as a “unique job”.

Shelford library is relaunching in-person events

Why is Ella the therapy dog from Little Shelford going to college every week?

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Stapleford January 2022 electronic newsletter

 

Our blue and green bin dates have changed this month because of Christmas and COVID.

A controversial retirement care village on green belt on the edge of Stapleford and Great Shelford has been given the go ahead.

Stapleford Granary is limiting tickets and operating socially-distanced seating at two January classical concerts because of the current COVID spike

Jenny Flynn is expected to become Vice Chair of the Parish Council later this week (external link). The council is currently looking for some new Parish Councillors.

Events this month include two talks in the village on the same evening. Headlines include:

Great Shelford headlines

There’s been a twist in the Co-op’s plans to move their shop to High Green – and there’s a presentation about the changes in the village this month.

The new nursery in Great Shelford has delayed its opening until March.

A Great Shelford man has been jailed after an 80mph police chase through Cambridge

Great Shelford Parish Council has declared a climate emergency

The Council is launching new Community Awards this year sponsored by Redmayne, Arnold and Harris.

The Parish Council is going to rename the Sports Pavilion The Charlie Nightingales Sports Pavilion after the former Chairman of the Parish Council who was also a district councillor for the village.

There’s a new walking group in the village.

Great Shelford Parochial Charities is asking if it should groups and people outside of the village.

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Stapleford April electronic newsletter

Over 60 local families have offered to house up to 120 Ukrainian refugees

 

Shelford and Stapleford’s Ukraine donations have arrived in Poland

 

Help is needed for the village week-end which will include a street party in Gog Magog Way (external link)

Events this month include;

 

Stapleford blue bin recycling guide from the local group 2G3S

Great and Little Shelford headlines

Great Shelford Community Awards winners

Great Shelford’s share of the council tax bills is up 10%

The Shelford Feast schedule is revealed -with the Feast day at the start of the week this year.

Road repairers run out of tarmac – and they might not be back to finish the High Street in Little Shelford until the end of the year

 

Man hurt in Little Shelford hit & run accident

 

Zara celebrates 15 years in Great Shelford this year

 

Cara Cafe needs volunteers including a cleaner

There’s staff shortages and high demand at the medical practice

Scotsdales have raised more than £6,000 for the DEC Ukraine appeal

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Stapleford December electronic newsletter

There is a public meeting tonight (December 1) about proposals for 100 new homes for Shelford & Stapleford.

The Parish Council has a new leader but its now got just six councillors

Arthur Rank needs volunteers, vans and van drivers to support Christmas Tree recycling scheme

Don’t forget our Christmas bin collections are changing

Events this month include

 

Great Shelford headlines

Popular vicar and Parish Councillor Rev Simon Talbott is to leave Great Shelford

Christmas organists are needed for a Great Shelford Church this Christmas

A new STEM village nursery is opening in February

Don’t forget our bin collections will change around Christmas

Well done to Zara who were crowned  Restaurant of the Year for East of England Bangladesh Caterers Association UK BCA Awards 2021 .

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Stapleford November electronic newsletter

Stapleford Parish Councillors declared a climate and ecological emergency at their meeting in October. To spread the word about the Parish Council’s environmental work and to involve the community, they  will be holding their first ‘eco event’ in November.

Read some of the environmental proposals from the Parish Council.

Read a blog about the Council’s big step forwards.

The playground renovation is expected to start this month.

Eight homes have been removed from Stapleford’s historic conservation area.

The Parish Council is looking for a new Parish Clerk.

A record 223 people took part in the Stapleford Fun Run

The Shelford and Stapleford Youth Initiative has opened its new centre.

Granta surgery in Great Shelford have published a booster vaccine update

The Gogs farmshop has a sparkling new website. (external link)

A Stapleford window cleaning business is the latest addition to the village’s business listings.

Have your say about whether green belt land in Stapleford should have 100 houses on it. The deadline is December 13. (External link)

 A new steering group comprising Stapleford and Great Shelford parish councillors and residents has been formed to create a neighbourhood plan for the combined area. Such plans give communities more control over the type, location, size and design of development in their area. (External link)

Events include the Council’s environmental eco event and the first Christmas Market at the Stapleford Granary. They also have three candle-lit concerts which all feature music by Bach: extracts from the Cantatas, three of his Suites and three Sonatas.

Great and Little Shelford headlines

McColls, which has stood empty for three years, has got the go ahead to become a takeaway.

A GP who works some of the week at Great Shelford has written in the Guardian about some of the challenges their profession is facing. (External link)

The Playscape playground has opened (external link)

Cara Café is looking for some new volunteers

Jan Willem Ter Braak was a Nazi spy buried in an unmarked grave in the cemetery in Great Shelford during the second world war. A book about Ter Braak is being published in spring 2022. Here’s a profile of the spy.

 

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Stapleford October electronic newsletter

 

Up to 100 homes could be built on fields behind Hinton Way and Mingle Way. Councillor Bridget Smith Leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council is attending the next Stapleford Parish Council meeting on Thursday 7th October at 7pm. A group of Shelford and Stapleford residents have written an open letter which they claim up to 300 homes could eventually be built on the site.

After a virtual event in 2020, at 10:00am on Sunday 10 October 2021, the Stapleford Fun Run is taking place once again on Magog Down.

Colin Greenhalgh has left the Parish Council. You can see who is a currently on the Parish Council here.

There are new Post Office hours and last collection (LC) times at Great Shelford Post Office on Hinton Way

Events this month include:

  • The Sabine Kaner exhibition opening at the Stapleford Granary

  • The grand opening of the new SSYI HQ by the High Sheriff

  • The Little Shelford film evening showing The Good Liar

Stapleford Choral Society is a friendly choir that performs music from the Baroque to the present day, with musical director Adam Pounds. They welcome new members to join them for their autumn term, on Mondays at The Granary, 7.45-9.15pm. For more information please email staplefordchoral@gmail.com or visit  website http://www.staplefordchoral.org.uk/ 

Five Afghan families will now be supported by South Cambridgeshire Council.

Shelford’s Granta medical practice is published guidance about the COVID booster jabs.

Great and Little Shelford headlines

There were two daylight burglaries in the village in September

Shelford railway level crossing has been named worst in the UK

South Cambs are expected to decide shortly whether the Co-op can move to new premises in High Green.

The movie for the Little Shelford film evening has been forced to change

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan has announced that her new novel will be published in the spring.

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Stapleford electronic newsletter September 2021

 

One hundred new homes off Hinton Way and Mingle Lane have come a step closer.

A beer festival is being held this month at the Three Horseshoes pub

Stapleford Granary will be operating at two thirds capacity for their autumn season

You said, we did - survey results prompt major changes to the Stapleford Online website. The website has been revamped and updated over the summer

Special local flu clinics have been announced

Events this month include:

•         The Stapleford Nachingwea Link celebrates its 40 birthday

•         Eight concerts at the Stapleford Granary

•         The Three Horseshoes beer festival

•         The latest Parish Council meeting.

A bike planter at the heart of Stapleford has been spruced up

Pickles & Beans cafe is now part of the Stapleford business listings on the new Stapleford Online website

The Rose pub is looking for new staff

New roadworks will affect Stapleford commuters travelling into Cambridge in September

Local photographer Keith Taylor provided the great image of the Stapleford barn that is featured on the front page of the new Stapleford Online website – read a profile of Keith.

A photo of Stapleford’s windmill in 1938 is currently up for sale on ebay (external link).

Great and Little Shelford headlines

£100 parking fines have been handed out in one area in the village

New homes in Great Shelford are to be triple glazed because of the potential noise threat from the proposed East West Railway

It’s all systems go for the Little Shelford fun week-end this month and you get your programme and entry form for the show here


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Stapleford August electronic newsletter

 

Up to 800 people turned out for an open day at the Stapleford Granary. (external link)

 

The new village café Pickles and Beans opened its doors on July 19. (external link)

Great Shelford library is now fully open again.

The surgery in Great Shelford is introducing an app called Airmid; a patient-facing app designed for patients and GP surgeries alike. From viewing upcoming appointments to video consultations, viewing your medical records and ordering your medication, you can manage all your health care needs in one place.

 

Stapleford bin dates change at the end of August because of the bank holiday.

 

What do you think of the Stapleford Online website which is now read by more than 550 people in the village every month? It is being relaunched in September. But before that happens, we want you to tell us your view about what you like and what you would change in this three minute survey.

 

Little Shelford headlines

 

war of words has broken out online after noise complaints when the Navigator showed the European Championship final.

 

Dogs will have to be kept on leads at the new Community orchard the Parish Council has decided.


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Stapleford July electronic newsletter

Stapleford Granary is opening up the grounds and orchard for an outdoor summer village day on Sunday 4th July especially for the Stapleford community. Expect live music, theatre, hands-on activities for children, food & drink and a chance to get together again in a safe environment and enjoy all the things that we have missed so much.

More than 200 people turned out for a demonstration on June 3 to protest against the proposed busway on fields on the edge of Stapleford. Despite the huge opposition, Greater Cambridge Partnership Board yesterday voted to pursue planning permission for the £132m busway through Green Belt despite the opposition of the Parish Council and our MP. A group of elected representatives and campaigners including city, district and parish councillors and our MP, called for the Greater Cambridge Partnership to pause the scheme. (External link)

From 26th June, Great Shelford Library's opening hours were increased to 10am-2pm on Tuesdays, 2-6pm on Fridays and 10am-1pm on Saturdays.

The Granary is re-opening in July with a number of socially distanced concerts this month. And Breabach will be starring in their first courtyard convert in August.

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, having your flu vaccination is more important than ever. You can book your flu jab locally from July 1.

Photographer Keith Taylor is taking part in the Cambridge Open Studios in July

Brand recruitment have moved their HQ to Stapleford (external link) - did you know that there is a comprehensive list of village businesses at Stapleford Online

The South Cambs Community Safety Partnership has created a free toolkit to help local people keep caring for their community as the pressures of the pandemic ease

Shelford headlines

The former McColls newsagents in Great Shelford could soon become a takeaway.

Little Shelford resident Professor Andrew Hopper CBE, professor of computer technology in the Department of C

computer Science and Technology, has been knighted for services to computer technology in the Queen's birthday honours. Read his profile here.

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Stapleford June electronic newsletter

 

demonstration is being planned on June 3 at 10am at Stapleford Rec to protest against the proposed busway on fields on the edge of Stapleford.

Dernford reservoir between Stapleford and Little Shelford could be transformed into a community country park with camping and caravanning facilities.

Brian Milnes and Maria King are the new County Councillors for Shelford after the Liberal Democrats won the seats for this area on May 6.

The Three Horseshoes has a steak and fish night in June.

Lisa MacGregor a leader with Stapleford Brownies, Shelford Brownies, Shelford Guides and Trumpington Rainbows has been given a special award.

new cafe is opening in Stapleford in June

The Parish Council meeting is expected to meet in person this month.

The Granary is hosting a Stapleford Village Day in July. And the Granary is re-opening with six socially distanced concerts next month.

Events this month include a family picnic on the Rec with a three piece band.

Great and Little Shelford headlines

A Little Shelford man has been scammed out of more than £50,000. He is now sharing his fraud story so that other people in the village can be extra vigilant.

East West Rail (EWR) consultation response – deadline 9 June 

The Shelfords EWR Action Group is urging every adult member of your household to respond to the consultation to influence positively the future of the Shelfords and surrounding communities

You can either use EWR’s Feedback Form directly onlinehttps://communityhub.eastwestrail.co.uk/consultation-feedback/survey_tools/feedback

OR download and print a copy of the EWR feedback form and send to Freepost EAST WEST RAIL.  If you would like to do this, but don’t have internet access, please call Jon Howard on 0777 186 7986 who can assist with printing.

OR scan and send a copy to consultation@eastwestrail.co.uk 

OR send feedback in your own words directly to consultation@eastwestrail.co.uk  

To make responding easier, the campaign group have created some suggested topics for Questions 1, 2, and 41, the most crucial ones for the Shelfords. Your answer can be a short as you like - choose a few points important to you and use your own words.  Add your own points if you can. You can also support other villages by using the suggested topics to answer Questions 38 to 40 in your own words

Work on the Shelford Playscape project at Great Shelford Rec started this week (external link)

new gym in Great Shelford is offering free initial consultations

Plans for the Little Shelford Village week-end in September have been published including a Friday evening social evening.

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