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                       School parking places cut?
Some parents are up in arms about the possible parking changes at Shelford School while Great Shelford residents on website Streetlife are demanding a new one-way system.
                                Traffic "nightmare
Traffic in Great Shelford is going to get even worse for 10 weeks this summer – because of building work in Hauxton. 
                         Pavilion behaviour problems
Anti-social activities at the new sports pavilion have been highlighted by the Parish Council.

                     80s star at Shelford Feast
Former 80s star Paul Young is playing at the 2015 Shelford Feast in July.
                       Great Shelford planning
New Great Shelford planning applications include proposals for the former Railway Tavern. They were previously refused by the Parish Council but overturned on appeal. The site has since been sold and there is now a new application. Again, the Parish Council has recommended refusal.
                 Great Shelford makes top 100
Great Shelford has made the list of the top 100 richest villages in the country.                

                              Great Shelford hero
Congratulations to Shelford Stationmaster Angela Milton on her nomination as a Village Hero .
               Changes for Shelford library?
Libraries like Great Shelford could soon be run completely by volunteers rather than using professional library staff.
                 Clothes damaged on skate ramp
A Great Shelford dad has complained after his 7 year old daughter ripped her clothes on the skate ramp.
                         Post box on the move

The High Green Post Box has been re-located - further away from the Post Office.
               Shelford river bank proposals

Refurbishing the riverbank at the bottom of the recreation ground is being considered by the Parish Council. Proposals include replacing the edging so people can get closer to the water and the addition of a 'dock like' feature' so canoes can be launched.

           Shelford rush hour slows down
Rush hour traffic in Great Shelford is getting worse according to official new statistics.
Shelford burglary campaign
From Monday 2nd March, the Police's burglary campaign, Operation Oaklands, will be in Great Shelford, for the week.
      Two Shelford councillors needed
Two Great Shelford Parish Councillors are standing down.
         Great Shelford benefits fiddle
A Great Shelford woman has been caught dishonestly claiming benefits.
                 Shelford council tax to rise
Great Shelford Parish Council's share of the village's Council Tax bills is increasing by 25%, taking their budget to £125,000. The Council has issued a statement about the rise.

         Historian seeks help with key mystery
A Great Shelford historian is looking for help to solve the mystery of a key he bought for £240.
                 Shelford house burgled
A house in Great Shelford was burgled on February 1.
  Shelford blood donor sessions end
Blood donor sessions at Great Shelford are being scrapped.     
              Police cut for Great Shelford

The number of police officers covering Great Shelford is being reduced from 2 to 1, despite the recent spate of burglaries.

                        Suspected thief arrested

A man was arrested following reports of someone trying car doors in the Stonehill Road area.

                   Shelford bogus caller

There has been a report of a bogus caller at a house in Cambridge Road, Great Shelford.

            Lighting changes "dangerous"
Problems with the upgrading of the street lighting means parts of Great Shelford are  "seriously dangerous" according to the Parish Council.
The Parish Council has sent a strongly worded letter  demanding urgent action.
Stop press: Remedial work won't now be completed until the end of February - 19 weeks after the work first started. 

                      Water park rejected
A planning application for a major water park with 50 homes that would have created 50 jobs at the edge of Great Shelford has been rejected.
             New Shelford speed restrictions
New 30mph speed restrictions are now in force on Cambridge Road and Hinton Way.
         OBE for Shelford businesswoman

The founder of the Cambridge Satchel Company, Julie Deane, who lives in Great Shelford, has been awarded an OBE in the New Years honours list. 

Another Shelford burglary

A Great Shelford home was burgled between Christmas and the New Year.

Property prices up 7%

House prices in Great Shelford rose by just over 7% in the last year according to property website Zoopla.

                       Free Shelford yoga session

Camyoga have announced a free Friday night yoga session for Great Shelford.

                       Warden scheme boost
The mobile warden scheme has been given a £3,000 grant by the Parish Council.

Road to be re-surfaced

Leeway Avenue is being re-surfaced in 2015.

4 Great Shelford burglaries

There have been 4 break-ins in Great Shelford in just 10 days. 3 of the burglaries were in the same road.
Green light for Shelford hospice
Plans for the Arthur Rank hospice to move to Shelford have been given the green light.

Woman hurt in Shelford crash
Fire, ambulance and police crews were called to Tunwells Lane at 8am on December 1 after a Mercedes Sprinter collided with a Vauxhall Corsa.

One woman was taken to Addenbrooke's with minor injuries. Tunwells Lane was also closed immediately following the crash.

Village Plan for Great Shelford

A Village Plan is being created so that residents can set out their views and aspirations for Great Shelford.
Shelford mugs
Have you got your Shelford mug yet?

 Shed break-ins 

Two sheds in Great Shelford have been broken into.
Fish and chip shop trial
A mobile fish and chip shop is going to be trading for 3 days a week from the Memorial Hall car park - despite the worries of some local residents.
Speed up your broadband
One villager in Great Shelford has discovered how to improve his broadband speed.

Major media role for Shelford charity 

Great Shelford charity the Mountain Trust has been at the centre of a major international news story.
                       Sports pavilion problems
The cladding on the new sports pavilion is "defective" and will probably have to be replaced.
                     Great Shelford bike theft

Another cycle has been stolen from Great Shelford railway station.
          105th birthday for Shelford woman
A lady who has worked for much of her life in Great Shelford has just celebrated her 105th birthday.
                              Sign of the times
There is concern about the growing number of adverts around Great Shelford.
                      New MP for Great Shelford
Great Shelford will have a new MP in 2015.
              Garden award for Great Shelford man

A Great Shelford gardener has won one of the top prizes in the South Cambridgeshire best kep gardens competition.
                      New Shelford bridge 

A new railway bridge was installed in Great Shelford over the week-end of September 27 and 28.

                        Five years for village robber
Great Shelford man Shaun Peters has been jailed for 5 years for an armed robbery in the village.
    Shelford street lighting changes on the way
The street lighting in Great Shelford has been updated. Some streets saw a 40% reduction in street lighting columns.    

          More on-the-day GP appointments
There are now more on-the-day appointments available at the Shelford Medical Practice.

                Free session for Shelfordians

A new village chiropractor is offering free 15 minute advice sessions.
                         New water park

A new water park creating up to 70 jobs is to be created near Great Shelford.

                 New name for new Shelford street
A new road in Great Shelford could be called Fletcher's Way after a business that used to be based on the site.

      Shelford school in walking competition
Pupils from Shelford school are taking on children from 3 other schools in a countywide walk to school  competition.
                     Two Shelford thefts
A chainsaw and a bike were stolen in 2 separate burglaries in the village.

                 Former Arsenal footballer opens pavilion
A former Arsenal star who now lives in Great Shelford has opened the new sports pavilion.

            Major development near Great Shelford
A new science park and 1,250 new homes may be created  in Great Shelford and Trumpington.                             .
         Green light for new Shelford speed limits
Proposals to reduce the speed limits on Hinton Way and Cambridge Road to 30mph have been given the go ahead after an 18 month community campaign.
               $6 million Shelford home
A $6million home in Great Shelford has been highlighted in the international business bible, the Wall Street Journal.
          Tour de France comes to Great Shelford
The Tour de France came to Great Shelford on July 7.   


              Book your GP appointment online
Village residents can now book their GP's appointment online at the Great Shelford Medical Practice.       
                          Satchel star
Discover how the world famous Cambridge Satchel Company started out on a kitchen table in Great Shelford.                           .
                          Burglar blitz
An anti crime blitz took place in Great Shelford in January.

  Wembley hero
Which former Arsenal star has just moved into Great Shelford?
Hospice comes to Shelford
The Arthur Rank hospice is moving to Shelford Bottom.
 Five star Shelford
Four cafes, pubs and restaurants in Great Shelford have won the maximum 5 stars according to the official new food hygiene ratings. 
  Actor with village roots
Nigel Davenport, who died on October 29, grew up in Great Shelford. He was the son of Arthur Davenport and his wife, Katherine. His father was the bursar at Sidney Sussex College. Read Nigel's obituary in The Guardian here.
                     Great Shelford hampers
You can now order special Great Shelford hampers via our Country Market.

Great Shelford Online now has a dedicated section on Facebook, where links to new stories will be posted.

        Woollards Lane traffic video

Great Shelford resident David Fuller has got so fed up with traffic problems in Woollards Lane that he has filmed his own video evidence for the police. 
Shelford Feast record 
The 2014 Shelford Feast raised a record £26,000.           
              Tom's Midnight Garden house sold

The Great Shelford house that was the setting for the children's book “ Tom's Midnight Garden” has been sold.

                                Shelford fun run

More than 400 people took part in the Shelford fun run.

                                Pink Floyd
Did you now an early version of rock legends Pink Floyd played two concerts in Great Shelford in the 1960s.
Old Great Shelford photos


Dozens of old photos of Great Shelford can now be seen together on the greatshelford.info website.

 History book now available
A fascinating book about the history of Great and Little Shelford has been republished - and you have a chance to buy your own copy. It would make a great Christmas present for history lovers.

Great Shelford grows

The number of people living in Great Shelford has grown to 4233 according to the 2011 Census.

Footpath ploughed up
There have been 3 separate complaints about a footpath behind Shelford rugby club being ploughed up.                        
                                Scotsdales to grow
Scotsdales is expanding by taking over a third garden centre.
New pavilion vandalised
Damage has been caused to the new Sports Pavilion. It occurred at the end of June when building materials were thrown at the new project which is currently under construction. Six artist impressions of the new Pavilion have just been published.
Picture copyright Samskara Architects.
                             Footpath closed
A footpath in Great Shelford has been shut because of nearby building work.                       
                    3 star Great Shelford pubs
Great Shelford's pubs have each only achieved 3 stars in the South Cambridgeshire Council food hygiene ratings.
                   Shelford bridge demand 
A footbridge at Great Shelford station is being demanded by the Parish Council.
But one villager has described the idea "a monstrosity."
           New name from old Shelford business
A new road in Great Shelford will be called Fletcher's Way after an old business in the village.
                    Great Shelford's Hollywood link
Which Great Shelfordian was a part of Eddie Redmayne's success in The Theory of Everything?

  2015 tips from Shelford dietitian
Over-indulged over Christmas? A Great Shelford dietitian has devised some tips for 2015 to kick start the New Year.

                       Shelford shed burglaries
There were 3 shed burglaries in Great Shelford in December.

£6 million business park
A business park in Great Shelford has changed hands for more than £6 million.
                             Good school report

Great Shelford School has been officially rated as "good" following a recent inspection.

                    Climbing frame proposal
Proposals for a climbing frame with a play house on top in Cambridge Road are one of the more unusual planning applications in Great Shelford.

                       Shelford jogging group?
A new arrival in the village wants others to join them to create  anew jogging group in the village.
                           Shelford broadband survey
A survey of our broadband service in Great Shelford is being carried out by one of our local IT companies.
                          More school traffic problems

Buses have been forced to mount the pavement because of more traffic problems near Great Shelford school.

             Rocky relationships rise in Great Shelford

A great Shelford counsellor says she has seen an increase in the number of couples seeking help with their relationships.                    

                   Is our traffic getting worse?
Is the traffic from Great Shelford into Cambridge getting worse- yes according to one villager.                      
                            Great Shelford theft
Number plates have been taken from a car in Great Shelford.

                   Fitness offer for Shelford residents
A Great Shelford couple have set up a keep fit business. They are offering a 25% discount on the first months membership (in all memberships) to all village Shelford residents.
                Road in Shelford closed by crash

Cambridge Road was closed for a morning on October 5 after a crash between a car and a lorry.

                    Girl hurt in Great Shelford car crash

A teenage girl was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital with minor head injury following a crash in Great Shelford.

. Great Shelford arch returns
The arch has returned to Great Shelford recreation ground.

                    Tennis star in Great Shelford

One of Britain's top tennis players has been training in Great Shelford.

                               Shelford WI

The Shelford WI is about to start recruiting again after they have found a new home.

                              New councillors
Great Shelford has two new Parish Councillors - Peter Fane and Barrie Ashurst.
                    Shelford bus changes scrapped

Plans to charge Great Shelford pupils for their bus travel to Sawston Village College have been scrapped for a year.
                              Musical movement
An special exercise session at the village park was accompanied by a cellist.
              Youngest Parish Councillor?
Great Shelford now has one of the youngest Parish Councillors in the country.

           Famous writer moves to Great Shelford
Writer and broadcaster Allison Pearson, who has a weekly column in the Daily Telegraph, has moved to Great Shelford. She has written about her move in her column on June 5.
                            England's best burger
Shelford can now boast to have England's best burger following a recent awards ceremony.
                               Great Shelford quiz
How well do you know Great Shelford? We have created a special quiz to find out.
                            Surgery with a difference
Cosmetic surgery has arrived in Great Shelford.                             
                                   Gardening tips
Ten gardening tips have been created for greatshelford.info website readers by Scotsdales.
Shelford one of the best
Great Shelford is one of the best places to live in the UK according to a survey by the Sunday Times.

Pay to park at park & ride

A £1 charge is being introduced to park at the park and ride sites at Trumpington and Babraham.
                                     Light fantastic
Shelford Rugby Club is going ahead with its' new floodlights. They have been granted £20,000 towards the changes.                                           
                           Surgery goes further online
More services at the Shelford Medical Practice are being provided online. And online appointments are likely to happen in 2014 too.

 Switched on
A Great Shelford charity is trying to set up a new radio station in Nepal.
Library numbers dip 

The number of books borrowed from Great Shelford library has taken a slight dip.

Village man behind new pub
Richard Holmes from Great Shelford is one of two businessmen who have opened the first new pub in Cambridge for more than a decade.
New vicar
Rev Simon Talbott is Great Shelford's new vicar. He has told the website about his passions outside of his day-job.

                               Grants on offer
Grants from the Shelford Feast are on offer for local groups.

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