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Stapleford electronic newsletter

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Stapleford June electronic newsletter

The Stapleford Week-end organisers urgently need volunteers. Stapleford Online also includes a full list of events (just in case you have lost your week-end guide)

Did you catch the Northern Lights in Stapleford? We have some photos that have been shared by people around the village.

Shelford and Stapleford Scouts needs new leaders. Our local scout troop, which runs on Tuesday evenings for kids aged 10-14, is looking for enthusiastic adults to join their leadership team. If you are interested email contact@sandsscouts.org.uk.

The Stapleford Fun Run is happening soon.

Can you guess which Stapleford charity has just passed the £4 million fundraising mark? They have a fundraising concert coming up this month.

Events this month include a charity quiz at the Three Horseshoes and some great outdoor concerts at the Stapleford Granary.

Several village artists are taking part in the forthcoming Cambridge Open Studios.

The Stapleford  Strollers have a great website, which has details of most of their walks (and maps)  Stapleford Strollers (google.com).  (External link) 

Great and Little Shelford headlines

Another business is quitting Great Shelford this week-end.

 

The future of the Navigator pub in Little Shelford is looking increasingly uncertain.

The building that housed the Shelford Dry Cleaners is now up for sale. Our nearest option is the Sawston Dry Cleaners who have a collection & delivery service. They also provide an express service; repairs and alterations; curtains same day cleaning; duvets & laundry; wedding & evening dress specialists; leather & suede cleaning. 31B High Street, Sawston 835572

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Stapleford May electronic newsletter

A community engagement event is in the pipeline about the Sawston Greenway and its impact on Mingle Lane and Church Street, Stapleford. 

Wandlebury Country Park is celebrating its 70th birthday.

 

The first archaeological dig at Wandlebury in almost 30 Years is taking place this week-end.

 

Tickets for the Stapleford Weekend are now available.

The Rose in Stapleford is starting Sunday lunches from this week-end. (External link)

Stapleford Granary is opening a coffee in the orchard experience from June.

Spaces are available for three and four year olds at Stapleford Nursery.

A talk about Healthy You by Ben Truett as he discusses the benefits of activity is a highlight of a number of things going on at the Shelford library this month.

An environmentally-themed conversation evening will be held in May with perspectives on the Future of Personal Transport. 

Other events this month include a public exhibition about the construction of a substation next to Babraham Road Park and Ride.

Great & Little Shelford headlines

 

One of the most expensive houses in Great Shelford has gone up for sale

Shelford Dry Cleaners is closing.

Sawston Dry Cleaners - collection & delivery service; express service; repairs and alterations; curtains same day cleaning; duvets & laundry; wedding & evening dress specialists; leather & suede cleaning. 31B High Street, Sawston 835572

New 450 seater restaurant for Scotsdales

Shelford Feast tickets are now on sale. One of our highlights is the classy Natalie WIlliams Soul Family .  Members of the group have played with some top bands

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Stapleford April electronic newsletter

The guided bus is back on track. The bus will travel on a new track on green belt land on the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford, crossing Hinton Way as it travels between Babraham and the Cambridge Biomedical Campus.

The Three Horseshoes has a beer festival over the Easter week-end.

The 2024 Stapleford Village Show will take place from June 28 to June 30. New additions this year are expected to include a film night. Their new website which imminently, complete with a great new logo.

The Gogs have repeatedly fallen victim to graffiti over the last few weeks.

Stapleford school is looking for three new Governors. (External link)

Events this month include a quiz at the Three Horseshoes and a Covid lockdown memories coffee morning by the History Society.

Environmental news includes details about a pink electrical recycling bin in Great Shelford.

Shelford library has a talk on the Challis House Trust this month.

Find out the latest on the local roll-out of the Covid-q9 vaccine this spring.

ClubCycle is a new indoor cycling studio on our doorstep - and its offering a special deal for Stapleford and Shelford residents.

Great and Little Shelford headlines

The new Co-op in Great Shelford was victim of a ram raid

Some potholes have been fixed 12 times - claim

The Navigator pub in Little Shelford is up for sale

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Stapleford March electronic newsletter

The 2024 Stapleford Village Show will take place from June 28 to June 30. New additions this year include a film night and their new website.

A new choir is starting in Stapleford.

A draft of the Stapleford and Great Shelford Neighbourhood Plan is now in place. We cannot stop development but, at a time of great change, a Neighbourhood Plan allows us to say what we want and need from growth. What do you think about it?

Unsafe memorial labels in Stapleford graveyard have upset one family.

​Events this month include a talk about the Whipple Museum, two singing performances and a talk about hedgehogs.

Did you know Dr Bike is running its volunteer-run weekly Bike Repair Sessions at the Old Slaughterhouse in Stapleford, 3 pm to 5.30 pm every Tuesday. 

The new ‘phone system now allows you to stay in the queue whilst not staying in the queue at the Shelford Medical Practice. If you are holding on waiting to be spoken to, you will be given the option to request a call back.

Stapleford school is looking for three new Governors. (External link)

Shakey Breaks The Ice is an instrumental trio featuring Trevor Barlow (clarinet and sax), Bert Santilly (accordion) and Hugh Boyde (guitar). We play swing jazz, and we like to mix things up with French cafe music, gypsy and klezmer. Please get in touch if you would like some music at your party or event. Email: trevorbarlow@ntlworld.com Mobile; 07526 754554 

Great and Little Shelford headlines

The line-up has been confirmed for the 2024 Shelford Feast. And there are some date changes too this year.

The East West Rail (EWR) situation is hotting up again. We are likely to find out in June its likely impact on Great and Little Shelford.

Great Shelford Parish Council is offering up to £46,000 for their new Parish Clerk. (external link)

 

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Stapleford February electronic newsletter

The Rose pub in Stapleford has re-opened. The Rose needs new staff.

Stapleford's population has grown by 134 people over the last decade.

Planting at the new community orchard starts this Saturday if you want to volunteer.

 

The Parish Council have issued an update on construction work and HGV movements in the village.

There's a twinning quiz night in Stapleford in February.

 

​There's a new exhibition opening at the Stapleford Granary.

Environment news this month includes another Repair Cafe at the Free Church in Great Shelford.

​Granta Health, who run the Great Shelford Medical Practice, have revealed how many face to face appointments they have had.

​What links the Australian gold rush, escaping a famous siege hidden under a blanket in a horse and cart and a dramatic fire? They all involve Shelford Hall which has now all but disappeared. Hear more about the mystery in a history talk by David Martin on Feb 21.

South Cambs Organic Gardeners have a talk at their February meeting in Stapleford by someone from the local Wildlife Trust.

 

How Nathan came to the rescue for a widow who had spent the day in hospital in London.

The library update this month include a talk about the railways in Cambridge.

Great progress is being made on the Neighbourhood Plan which will influence what the village will be like in the future.

Cambridge Joint Playschemes are looking for a new manager.

Great and Little Shelford news

The Navigator in Little Shelford is likely to close its doors at the end of the month, at least for now.

West Side Story film night in Little Shelford

The village's share of the council tax bills is going up 15% in Great Shelford. (At least it wasn't 34% as first feared.)

The new Co-op in Great Shelford has finally opened, meaning the village boasts an ATM once again.

 

 

 

 

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Stapleford January electronic newsletter

A Stapleford resident was awarded an MBE in the New Year's honours.

Read the latest news on when the Rose is re-opening.

Artist impressions of the new £50m Stapleford retirement village called Strawberry fields have been published.

Events this month include a Stapleford History Society talk about the reality of life in local villages over the last 200 years.

A new barbers has opened in the village. They are included in the comprehensive business listings on the Stapleford Online website. 

Library news this month includes a talk about the history of shopping and shops in Great Shelford.

Environment news includes details about a sustainable food conversation evening.​

Fancy learning ballroom and latin dancing? For beginners and improvers. Mondays 7:30pm Jan-Feb. Stapleford Pavilion. Info/bookings Tony 07941 252596

Shelford headlines

The new Great Shelford Co-op will open this month.

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Stapleford December electronic newsletter

 

The Rose pub in Stapleford is re-opening with a Thai restaurant in the new year.

The start of construction of a £50 million retirement development of 147 homes in Stapleford, has been marked by a ground-breaking ceremony. (external link)

The Parish Council is not going to merge with Great Shelford Parish Council.

Our friends at Cambridge Motorworks are offering 10% off bills at their Shelford garage

Events this month include a guided tour of St Andrew's Church, come and sing at Stapleford Granary and the Stapleford Christmas tree festival.

See what's happening at St Andrew's this Christmas.

Have you booked yet for New Year's Eve at the Three Horseshoes?

What is happening when this Christmas at St Andrew's Church?

​​Shelford library will be hosting two new drop- in groups during December.

One of our bin collection days is changing temporarily in Christmas week

Great Shelford Medical Practice December update includes details of when the surgery will be open over the Christmas and New Year break.

The AGM for Cambridge Joint Playschemes has now been agreed for 8pm on Tuesday 12 December 2023. They still need of Trustees and volunteers. 

Shelford headlines

​Controversial plans to open a drive-through blood testing unit in Great Shelford have been approved.

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Stapleford November electronic newsletter

 

There have been a handful of burglaries in Stapleford.

The St Andrew's Handbell Ringers are looking for recruits

Events this month include a police drop in session at the Granary, Stapleford school open day and the Twinning Association agm​.

There is a COVID and flu vaccine update from the Shelford Medical Centre

 

​Environmental campaign group 2G3S have lots going on this month including a meeting of South Cambs Organic Gardeners

Shelford library has a talk this month about scams awareness

Bookings are already being made at the Three Horseshoes - get your booking made soon so you don't miss out.

More homes are needed in the area for Ukrainian people.

 

Fancy a £5 gift from our friends at Zara? Download the 'Zara Restaurant' app from the app store and you will receive a £5 gift against your first order Ordering will be a breeze and you also gain loyalty points on every order, giving you real discounts on a regular basis.

Great and Little Shelford headlines

Find out when the new Co-op in Great Shelford is opening.

Making Woollards Lane one way is one of the key proposals being considered by the Parish Council according to a new report. There's a public meeting this month about possible traffic changes in Great Shelford.

You have until Nov 3 to have your say by taking part in the Great Shelford traffic survey

A home in Little Shelford has been burgled while the owners were on holiday

The Navigator pub in Little Shelford is under threat

Did you know that an early version of Pink Floyd played two concerts in Great Shelford?

A new article in  Classic Rock magazine about the early days of Pink Floyd highlights one of the local gigs as the first time all the band members came together on one stage (external link).

The Government's spending watchdog, the National Audit Office, is investigating East West Rail's proposals.

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Stapleford October electronic newsletter

A public meeting will be held on Oct 9 about the guided bus proposals on green belt on the edge of Stapleford and Great Shelford. The proposals were paused by Greater Cambridge Partnerships in September because of the £160 million costs. 

Stapleford Parish Council says it shares local concerns regarding the unannounced and significant earthworks on land east of Haverhill Road, diagonally opposite the Recreation Ground. The compound is being constructed by Kier and Ground Utilities Ltd on behalf of UK Power Networks and is intended to store heavy industrial vehicles used in the latter’s cabling programme. The next Parish Council meeting is at 7pm on Thurs 12th October at the Jubilee Pavilion. The compound, cabling works and road closure will be discussed. (External link) 

Police seized more than £1m of cannabis at Shelford Bottom 

This months environmental update includes a nature walk on Little Shelford Rec.

Events include a book sale at the Great Shelford library this week.

D & N Chimney services are the latest local business to join forces with Great Shelford Online - when you need your chimney sweeping, you'll find their they are among dozens of local companies listed on the Great Shelford Online business section 

Great Shelford headlines

The Shelford Autumn gala has been cancelled due to "unforeseen circumstances."

A new cash point could be coming to Great Shelford.

 

Chicanes are being investigated for Woollards Lane.

 

 

 

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Stapleford September electronic newsletter

Stapleford Granary is hoping to holding its Christmas Market in December. The Granary is having a special meeting next Thursday Sept 7 to share their plans and how they propose to address challenges including parking issues.

 

Council tax bills in Stapleford could leap because of a possible Council merger

Dr Bike in Stapleford is running a special bike ‘Back To School’ session for children (with their parents, for safeguarding reasons) on Sunday 3 September

A decision on the Guided Bus on Green Belt across Stapleford and Great Shelford was expected to be made in September. However a local campaign group is claiming that the project has been paused by Greater Cambridge Partnerships because of the £160 million costs. A public meeting will be held at Stapleford Jubilee Pavilion on Monday 9th October at 7:30pm when they will present an update on the GCP’s plans.

(External link)

There's a new dog exercise area at Wandlebury

 

The Shelford library update includes details about a talk about the Antarctic

 

​Healthy over 50’s with no underlying conditions are no longer eligible for a free NHS flu vaccine. Flu jab information updates are included in the latest news from the Great Shelford GP practise

​Events this month include the Naomi Tomkys art exhibition at the Stapleford Granary

St Andrew's Church is looking for a new Director of Music/ organist

 

Christmas is coming ...tickets for Santa's Grotto at Scotsdales go on sale on September 4 while the Arthur Rank Hospice has some great local Christmas cards (external links)

You can now read the Stapleford Messenger online (external link)

Great and Little Shelford headlines

A Great Shelford mum has trained as a celebrant before marrying her daughter to her son-in-law

​Great Shelford author's historical family photos have turned up in a Norfolk auction

Shelford events in September include:

D & N Chimney services are the latest local business to join forces with Great Shelford Online - when you need your chimney sweeping, you'll find their they are among dozens of local companies listed on the Great Shelford Online business section

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​Stapleford August electronic newsletter

 

The Three Horseshoes pub has changed hands. 

 

​Don't forget there is another bank holiday bin change this month.

 

Ben Orpwood from Little Shelford has opened a London restaurant, 20 Berkeley, with Gordon Ramsay. Read a profile of Ben here. 

A Great Shelford couple have been swindled out of £10,000 in an online scam.

​Zara Indian Restaurant was forced to shut for two days after being hit by a car.

 

Environmental group 2G3S have organised a walk near Stapleford Granary ​in August.

 

Shelford guides need a new leader.

 

It looks like the ticket office at Shelford station is going to close. "All ticket office windows would close at Shelford. Staffing hours would remain the same, with regular visits from a mobile team on Saturday and Sunday," according to the Cambridge News. Consultation on the proposed change runs until September 1st.

 

There's lots happening at the Shelford library in August.

 

Summer entertainment at Scotsdales includes the arrival of several superheroes.

 

Little Shelford Villager Ruth Shah cycled the first six legs of the Tour de France just before the actual ride took place - she has shared her memories with us.

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Stapleford July electronic newsletter

Stapleford urgently needs new parish councillors. The appeal follows the death of the longest serving parish councillor, David Pepperel. (External link)

Do you care what Stapleford will be like in the future? Earlier this year, a second public consultation was carried out with residents about the future of Stapleford and Great Shelford. The results have now been published.

 

The Stapleford Fun Run is happening this week-end.

 

There's a special repair cafe, supported by Stapleford based environmental group 2G3S, in July including a SWISH clothes swap

Events this month include the Mark Crooks Quintet  at Stapleford Granary and a talk at the history society about the plague in Cambridge.

 

Several local artists are taking part in the Cambridge Open Studios in July. (External link)

Magog Singers would like to invite Friends and Family to the last session of their term on 11th July.

"Please would you pass on a big thank you to the guys who operate Dr Bike?, "asks Carol Barnes. "I’ve been to see them twice now and they are absolutely fantastic - they check your bike over thoroughly and generally do a great job! "

The man who has allegedly been indecently exposing himself in Great Shelford and the surrounding area has appeared in court.

The Shelford Feast starts this Saturday, with Feast Day on Sunday and headliner Trevor Nelson playing next Saturday, July 8.Its been announced that Seann Walsh will be headlining the comedy night on Wednesday.

Congratulations to our friends at Zara who are a finalist for the English Curry Awards 2023 in the Restaurant of the Year category. (External link)

 

Don’t forget, if you are travelling on holiday you can pack a mobile device with library eBooks, eAudiobooks and eComics to keep your luggage light from Cambridgeshire libraries.

​Eligibility for the free NHS flu vaccination is changing.  This year at the Shelford Medical Practice, the free NHS flu vaccine will not be offered to over 50’s.

Newsletter writer David Martin is cycling from London to Paris for the MS Trust. Read his blog to find out why he is doing it. (external link)

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Stapleford June electronic newsletter

The Rose pub has shut down again.

Two homes were burgled in Stapleford last month.

The action-packed Stapleford Village weekend is happening in June.

Stapleford Granary has announced four courtyard concerts for the summer.

Environment news includes a special nature walk this month off Mingle Lane.

The Stapleford Fun Run is happening in early July.

 

Stapleford had its first twinning visit in four year in May.

The next stage of the guided bus is expected to be announced in June. You will read the news first on the Stapleford Online website.

Great and Little Shelford headlines

Radical proposals including stopping motorised traffic using Church Street in Great Shelford and to make Woollards Lane and High Street one-way have emerged.

The East West Rail route between Cambridge and Oxford WILL travel through Great Shelford a new report has confirmed. This will have a significant effect on the village including more trains and a large new bridge.

Villager Chris Jenkin has shared his memories after he attended the King's Coronation.

There has been a burglary at the Co-op.

A new local girls football team is being formed

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Stapleford May electronic newsletter

​​Have your say about what Stapleford should be like in 2040 in a major new survey

What is happening in the village over the Coronation weekend?

The bin changes around the Coronation bank holiday​ are here.

More than 1,000 customers in Great Shelford and Stapleford were said to have been affected by contaminated water from the Duxford aquifer according to a new report. (External link)

 

Don’t cut your lawn in May to help the wildflowers grow say Stapleford environmental group 2G3S.

 

​​Over 100 Ukrainians now living in the Shelfords and Stapleford - here's their latest updates.

Stapleford Granary is now offering a pre-concert appetiser or light meal in the lovely surroundings of their Bar. 

Events in Stapleford this month include:

Did you know that there are lots of old photos of the Stapleford windmill on the village website?

 

A 15-strong group  from Villedômer will make a long-awaited visit to Stapleford during the weekend of 26-29 May.

Saima Malik Wellness Clinic is offering their sports massage service at Waterlilies Beauty Salon in Stapleford every other Wednesday.

Electronic newsletter compiler David Martin is cycling from London to Paris for the MS Trust. Would you be kind enough to sponsor him? His fundraising quiz has now sold out. Thanks to sponsors including Shelford Tree Services, One Life gym, Club Cycle Cambridge, Zara Majority Audio, Cambridge Arts Theatre, The Three Horseshoes and Blossom and Beauty.​​

Great and Little Shelford headlines

The Square and Compasses pub in Great Shelford has re-opened. We've found out their plans for the future.

Who is flying the flag for Great Shelford at the King's Coronation?

There are two interesting talks at Shelford Library this month.

Tickets are now on sale for Trevor Nelson and the Amy Winehouse band at the 2023 Shelford Feast in July. 

The East West Rail route decision will be announced in May - find out why it could split Little Shelford.

One of the protesters at the World Snooker Championship who made the headlines is from Great Shelford (external link)

 

Little Shelford butcher Miles is back from having a stroke to open his own shop (external link)

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Stapleford April electronic newsletter

A new Stapleford and Shelfords organic gardening group is starting up in Stapleford in April.

The Three Horseshoes is having a beer festival in April.

And don't forget that there are bin collection changes​ in April because of Easter.

There is an outdoor Easter day service at Magog Down

The dates for the Stapleford Village Weekend have been published. And the organisers have started a new Facebook page for the event.

A couple of old photos of London Road in Stapleford have emerged over the past month. 

 

Electronic newsletter compiler David Martin is cycling from London to Paris for the MS Trust. Would you be kind enough to sponsor him? Or would you like a table at a fundraising Shelford quiz and auction on May 13 (there are only six tables left) - email davidm1961@gmail.com to reserve your table. Read about his quest here.

Shelford library has a talk this month about our air ambulance as well as some kids events for the Easter holidays.

Events in the area this month include

 

ClubCycle is a new indoor cycling studio on our doorstep - and its offering a special deal for Stapleford residents.

 

And don't forget that our green bins are being collected every fortnight now.

A further cost of living support package for residents, worth more than £200,000 has been announced by South Cambs council.

We will have a new MP at the next election. Anthony Browne has announced he is moving to a new seat (external link)

Great and Little Shelford headlines

The East West Rail route decision will be announced in May - find out why it could split Little Shelford.

Trevor Nelson and the Amy Winehouse band are two more of the acts that have been announced for the 2023 Shelford Feast in July. Feast tickets are now on sale ( and don't forget Trevor Nelson sold out last year.)

 

The medals of Little Shelford war hero Sidney Pearl were put on sale on Ebay in March. 

The Little Shelford Orchard is now on The Queen’s Green Canopy map.

Did you know that one of the last amateur footballers to captain the England football team lived in Little Shelford. Arthur Dunn was highlighted at a recent village talk. Read Arthur's profile on the Little Shelford history website.

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Stapleford March electronic newsletter

Can you help secure a 20mph speed limit on Bury Road and Haverhill Road?

The new Care Village in Stapleford has been given the green light even though the Parish Council has described it as "an abomination".

The Parish Council's share of the council tax bills is increasing by 5%.

 

Why does Stapleford have a shortage of parish councillors?

There's a great new exhibition on at Stapleford Granary.

Work has started to re-develop the former Tree pub.

Have your say about the Granta Medical Practice.

 

The dates for the 2023 Stapleford Village Weekend have been unveiled. And the organisers have started their own Facebook page.

Events this month include Mary Dicken talking about Industry in Sawston in the 19th and early 20th Centuries.

Stapleford Twinning group have arranged a guided walk in London on Saturday 22nd April 2023

Great Shelford headlines

Woollards Lane at the heart of Great Shelford could become one-way

 

Is the Square and Compasses in Great Shelford going to become a gastro pub. The advert for the new tenancy mentions "transforming it into a gastro environment". The tenancy has been advertised for £29k rent (external link)

 

​Judge Jules will be playing the opening night of the Shelford Feast.​

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Great Shelford Parish Council’s share of the Council Tax bills is increasing by 12%. That compares to 16% in Little Shelford.​​

Have your say about the future of the Great Shelford memorial Hall in a new survey. (external link)

 

 

 

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Stapleford February 2024 electronic newsletter

There's a special blog updating everyone about the latest in the guided bus campaign.

 

Stapleford Twinning Association are re-starting their twinning visits this year

There's a new year Repair Cafe in the village events calendar.

 

Dr Bike ‘Making your bike better’ is run by volunteers at the Slaughterhouse in Church Street, Stapleford, and will now run through until at least Easter. Sessions are Thursdays, 3pm to 5.30pm.

Its sad to hear that Pickles & Beans is no more. Meanwhile, Lynne Horton Design is the latest addition to the Stapleford business listings for those people wanting to buy local

 

David Martin, who runs this website and newsletter, has written a blog about why he is cycling 320 miles from London to Paris for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust. (external link). Do you fancy joining him on this iconic ride? (external link). Or would you be prepared to sponsor him?

Batteries can now be recycled more easily after changes by South Cambs Council.

The county council is currently repairing around 200 pot holes a day (many temporary) but “making safe” is the priority. If you just want to report any potholes, this is the link:
https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/highwayfaults

Great and Little Shelford headlines

A fourth burglary has taken place in one street in Little Shelford.

The Co-op in Great Shelford is moving.

A Great Shelford pub has closed.

Cambridge Miniworks is staying in Great Shelford after all.

A new cafe called Brunch Base has finally opened in Great Shelford.

Who should be included in the list of ten remarkable villagers from Little Shelford’s history in a talk this month? The shortlist will include one of the England football team's last amateur captains and the villager who flew on the first airship flight across the Atlantic. Prepare to be surprised.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Stapleford January 2023 electronic newsletter

A householder had to be rescued from a bungalow fire in Stapleford in December.

 

There are changes to our bin collection days this week and next week.

A decision on the guided bus on the edge of Stapleford has been delayed until at least April. Keep up to date through the campaigners' website.

(External link)

Stapleford Granary has launched storytelling Sundays.

The Co-op has declared its support for a Stapleford charity.

Stapleford resident Andy Hill was made an OBE in the King's New Years Honours. (External link)

The Natural Eye exhibition continues at the Granary until the end of the month. (External link)

Great and Little Shelford headlines

A police officer was rescued after a police van overturned after a collision in Great Shelford

Great Shelford Parish Council is re-launching the village market which previously ran on the 4th Saturday of the month at the Memorial Hall.  Have you taken part in the market survey? (External link)

An announcement about the route choice for East West Rail which affects Great and Little Shelford is to be made soon.

The two warm hubs in Great Shelford will continue in 2023 (They are re-opening on Jan 9.)

A new cafe called Brunch Base is about to open in Great Shelford.

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Stapleford December electronic newsletter

 

An elderly woman dies after Stapleford car crash

More 20mph speed limits could be en route for Stapleford under the Sawston Greenway banner (Have your say by  Dec 9).

 

The Rose pub has re-opened

A small group of volunteers are now using the Old Slaughterhouse as a community bike repair shed.

Events this festive month include:

Stapleford is a lovely village. And we are celebrating its beauty with a new photo section on the Stapleford Online website. (Your photos are welcome BTW)

Stapleford Granary has two beautiful artist studios to let in their historic stable block, overlooking the orchard.

Did you know that the proposed new Cambridge congestion charge will mean you have to pay it to go to Waitrose during the day?

You might want to take part in the current consultation. (External link)

We have a new librarian at Great Shelford library.

Find out when the Shelford GP practice will be open over Christmas

Cambridge Joint Playschemes urgently need Playworkers for their Saturday Activity Clubs and Holiday Playschemes.

Great and Little Shelford headlines

Three burglaries have taken place on one road in the Shelfords in November

The Government has reaffirmed its commitment to East West Rail

A second barbers has opened in Great Shelford.

And another new cafe is about to open in the Shelfords

More than 30 people have signed up for this newsletter in the last two months, now that people are forwarding the email to their friends in the village. Why not share the love with some of your friends?

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Stapleford November electronic newsletter

Campaigners fighting proposals for a new guided bus on green belt on the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford have launched their own website.

There are now over 90 Ukrainian refugees living in Stapleford and the Shelfords.

Struggling with your fuel bills. There are some great energy saving tips this month from the local environmental group 2G3S

You can have your say about some of the key issues around the proposed retirement care village which will be be one of the biggest single developments in Stapleford in recent times. But you have to respond by Nov 7. (External link)

Events this month include:

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Great and Little Shelford headlines

 

Warm hubs are being open in Great Shelford in November.

 

Permission has been given to build 39 brand new independent living retirement apartments in Great Shelford after a successful planning appeal.

The empty shop next door to Shelford Spice in Great Shelford is going to be a café.

The former Solutions shop is going to become a barbers

The Parish Council in Great Shelford is reaching out to engage more with villagers by going to one of the Great Shelford pubs​ this month to hear what you like and what your concerns might be.

East West Rail proposals which could include lots of extra trains through Great Shelford and a new railway viaduct are gearing up again. EWR was included in the previous Chancellor’s Growth Plan: (see Appendix B.) Former PM Liz Truss also gave her backing to the scheme before she stepped down. Updated proposals are expected in the next few months. You can read a summary of the East West Rail project here.​

 

The 31 bus service to Great Shelford has been saved although the final bus of the day from Cambridge has been cancelled.

 

You love the new format of the newsletter according to the feedback I received last month. We had 15 new sign ups by people forwarding the email to their friends in the village. Is there anyone you know who may be missing out?

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Stapleford October electronic newsletter

There are proposals for a community orchard in Stapleford.

Anna Disley-Stevens is Stapleford's newest Parish Councillor. See a full list of councillors here.

 

Prescriptions can now be collected 24 hours a day at Shelford surgery

Staff at South Cambs council are trialling a four day working week on full pay

There's a great article about the proposed guided busway that will run across green belt on the edge of Stapleford. (external link)

Events this month include:

Great and Little Shelford headlines

A 71 year old woman has died after colliding with a car in a car park in Woollards Lane, Great Shelford.

 

Solutions Hairdressers in Great Shelford is closing on October 13.

Three new streets are being created in Great Shelford with the arrival of 21 new almshouses

Cambridge Miniworks is leaving Great Shelford.

Little Shelford Parish Council is looking for a new Parish Clerk.

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Stapleford September electronic newsletter

The Rose pub has closed

You won’t believe how much Magpie Garage changed hands for in the summer.

83 Ukrainians are now living with us in the Shelfords and Stapleford – and supporters are now trying to find private houses/flats to rent and/or access to social/charitable housing.

People can now get referred to a dance class in Stapleford for free by their GPs. And there’s an exclusive blog from the organiser with some helpful insights.

An appeal has been launched to help pay for the legal fees for a memorial for a spitfire that crashed in Stapleford in World War Two.

There’s a new worldwide electronic atlas showing villages connected with famous people – Stapleford is linked with writer Sidney Godolphin Osborne - our vote would have gone to Thomas Blossom. Make your own mind up at the village people section of the Stapleford Online website.

Stapleford Granary is offering a unique setting for local small businesses to rent Office/Studio space with free parking & the benefit of a newly opened onsite café.

 

The Stapleford Online website is the most trusted news source in the village according to a new survey.

 

Read the update from environmental group 2G3S

Local Flu jab dates have been announced – but Granta has revealed that they won’t now be given at the same time as the Covid autumn boosters.

Following the success of the Lionesses, did you know a number of girls from Shelford and Stapleford play for Sawston Girls? See their Facebook page or email sawstongirlsfootballclub@gmail.com for u8-u17s - beginners through to more experienced.

Hello to FPP – First Point Projects who have become the latest supporter of the Stapleford Online website (which helps to ensure you get all the trusted content for free) With over 15 years experience, their range of building, carpentry, and decorating services cover home owner requirements such as kitchen fitting, fencing, patios, internal and external alterations, small extensions and decorating projects.

Okra gardening has just been added to the Stapleford Online business listings

Events this month include:

Stapleford groups can get in free to Wimpole Hall.

Great and Little Shelford headlines

Could the Great Shelford Memorial Hall be a Great Shelford warm hub this winter as energy prices rocket? That is one option being tested in a new Parish Council survey. And warm hubs are being proposed by South Cambs Council.

There are no on-the-day sign-ups for Shelford Fun Run this year so you need to sign up in advance (and don’t forget there will road closures in Great Shelford on Fun Run day)

Unwanted books in good condition are needed by the Friends of Great Shelford Library for their sale in the Shelford library during Libraries Week in October.

Jackson Cox opticians are looking for a new receptionist

The Navigator in Little Shelford needs a new supervisor

Are you worried about the rising cost of energy bills, food and transport? You are not alone; the cost of living crisis is affecting many of us.

You may want help accessing grants and debt advice, support getting all the money you're entitled to, or simply want to know more about the government's recent support measures. Whatever your money worries may be, Cambridgeshire County Council has put together some helpful information to help you

 

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Stapleford August electronic newsletter

 

There is a new consultation about part of the proposed route for the guided bus.

A new café has opened at the Stapleford Granary

A fundraising evening in Little Shelford in July raised more than £2.4k. The money will cover English language lessons for the Ukrainians who now live in Stapleford and the Shelfords. About 75 people from Ukraine have now been welcomed to Little Shelford, Great Shelford and Stapleford. 

 

What do you think of the Stapleford Online website? What do you like? And what do you want to see more of? Here is our 10-question survey to find out what improvements you would like to see in the future.

The update from the environmental group 2g3s includes the date for their next repair café in Great Shelford in September.

​Handbell ringers are wanted in Stapleford

Events this month include:

A Fruit and Veg Swap session on Sunday 28 August at Stapleford Pavilion.

The Liz McGowan exhibition at Stapleford Granary has been extended to August 25.

And an organ recital by John Bryden on Aug 12 in aid of the Stapleford-Nachingwea Link

Don’t forget the bank holiday bin changes at the end of the month

Great & Little Shelford headlines

Shelford Spice has opened in Great Shelford – three months later than planned. And find out what the other half of their shop is going to be….

Scotsdales are hosting a summer of exciting events for children at their Great Shelford store.

Have your children registered for the Gadgeteers summer reading challenge at Great Shelford library yet?

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Stapleford July electronic newsletter

About 40 people from Ukraine have now been welcomed to Little Shelford, Great Shelford and Stapleford.

An exhibition about a Spitfire pilot who crashed and died in Stapleford is the star attraction at the free Granary village day along with music from Mishra and local artists and stalls.

​Juliet Hawksworth is the new Community Warden for Stapleford.

There was record attendances at the village weekend. But the Parish Council has warned that “the village event may not happen again if we can’t get more people to help organise it”. (External link).

Wandlebury Country Park is expanding.

Events this month include;

 

Great and Little Shelford headlines

The new Great Shelford nursery is offering a £1,000 bonus to attract new staff

There are fewer peak time buses for Great Shelford because of staff shortages

The Shelford Feast starts on Saturday, with the Feast Day this Sunday – you can see the full schedule here

A flat in Great Shelford is the first property in a unique rent-return scheme being run by the Cambridge Building Society

What could be the most challenging job in Great Shelford has just been advertised

Shelford Spice is finally opening this month.

Quizzes created during the pandemic in Great Shelford are now receiving national attention.

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Stapleford June electronic newsletter

 

Zara is offering 20% off online takeaway orders until Sunday 5th June in celebration of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. (External link)

Jubilee plans in Stapleford include:

Have your say about the future of Stapleford in the Neighbourhood Plan

About 20 people from Ukraine including 12 children and a baby have now been welcomed to Great & Little Shelford and Stapleford. The support group have just launched their own website.

Major new survey about the £132m guided bus on the edge of Stapleford

Stapleford District Council election results (and who is the new Parish Councillor)

Stapleford Granary has an a number of outdoor concerts this month, including the wonderful Kathryn Tickell, Kabantu and the Matt Ford Trio as well as the launch of a Liz McGowan exhibition

Other events this month include:

Great and Little Shelford headlines

PS: Sawston jubilee firework display - June 2

The event will take place off Huckeridge Hill, with gates opening from 8pm. The beacon will be lit and the firework display is set to commence at 9.45pm. Food, such as pizza, will be available on-site, alongside an ice cream van.

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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 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 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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