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New Shelford Monday cycling club

Fresh air, exercise, the open road - and cake. What's not to like?

Starting on 2 March, a small gang of cyclists will be meeting at Cara Coffee for a ride around the quieter lanes of South Cambs. Gathering for a caffeine fix from 9am, we will set off at 09:30 and return around 1½ - 2 hours later for some well earned cake.

So if you are at a loose end on Monday mornings, come and join us. You don't need a fancy bicycle, just a serviceable push bike or electric bike.

Rest assured, we all keep an eye out for one another; nobody gets left behind.

More details from brian.connellan@eastyoke.com or 07941 574663 - or just turn up! Posted Feb 14 2020.

Great Shelford artists new exhibition

There's a fascinating 'Feast and Fast' free exhibition at the Fitzwilliam museum in Cambridge (galleries 11,12 & 13) until 26th April 2020.

Great Shelford residents Susannah and Rosemary Bangham (Cambridge Artmakers) were asked to design a box for the 'Museum in a Box' part of the exhibition which is featured in the creative zone. The inspiration for this commission was taken from an exhibit in the gallery called the 'Wisbech Swan Register' which records the official branding marks of ownership.

Three framed original linoprints, created in the Cambridge Artmakers studio are displayed in the creative zone. Prints are available from the museum and originals from Cambridge Artmakers or the artist herself, here in Great Shelford.
Jenny Bangham Posted Feb 14 2020
Hinton Way roadworks

Roadworks on Hinton Way have been causing major problems.

Hinton Way, Great Shelford was closed near the sewage pumping station approx 300 metres East of the A1307 for emergency work by Anglian Water. It reopened on Feb 6.  

"This is not acceptable," said Sue Tombs who lives off Hinton Way.

"Not only are motorists badly affected especially those going and coming to the Park and Ride but there will be no buses along Hinton Way till 18th February – and what about the bin lorries and more importantly Ambulances. This matter really needs to be raised with the media to get both Anglian Water and the Council to pull their fingers out and respect Great Shelford Residents.

"I live off Hinton Way and use it each day to get to the Park and Ride – this morning I had to leave my home much earlier to take the diversion to the Park and Ride – the diversion means going over two railway crossings which might be against me. In the evening it takes far longer to get home due to the tail backs on Granhams Road due to the Railway crossing and people turning onto Shelford Road." Updated Feb 3 2020


Great Shelford burglaries
A break in took place this morning 27th Jan at around 6am. Subway on Mill Court were broken into and it is believed some computer equipment was stolen. 

The thieves also broke into the neighbouring Zara Indian restaurant and stole drinks. 

The fire brigade were also called to a small fire at the same time in the Mill Court car park where some inflammable material was set on fire, an electrical cable was damaged. Posted Jan 27 2020.

Shelford Swish

Feel you have nothing to wear despite a wardrobe stuffed with clothes? Want to exchange clothes that don’t fit for ones that do? Keen not to add to the fast fashion problem and your global footprint? If the answer is yes, then Shelford’s Swish, to be held at Great Shelford Free Church (opposite the coop) is for you. They are taking women’s, men’s and children’s clothes, shoes and accessories. Bring along and take as much as you like. Items must be clean and in good condition. Whilst the team are sorting clothes you can enjoy homemade cake at Cara Coffee next door and catch up on other environmental activities.

At the Free Church they are delighted to be teaming up with 2G3S (Green Groups in the Shelfords, Stapleford and Sawston)and Romsey Mill to organise this event, which will run concurrently with the Repair Cafe also at the Free Church.


Please drop off your clothes on Saturday February 29th at 2:00 for a Swish that will start at 2:30 and end at 3:30 pm. Entry is free but donations to Romsey Mill are very welcome. If you have queries, please email: administrator@shelfordfreechurch.org.uk Posted Jan 20 2020.

Scotsdales join cafe conversation scheme

Feeling lonely this winter? The Sunflower Cafe at Scotsdales in Great Shelford is now part of the Chatty Cafe scheme. Sit yourself at the table marked with the Chatty Cafe sign and soon you'll be joined by others who are looking for company.

What could be better than a cuppa and a chat. For more information on the scheme visit https://thechattycafescheme.co.uk Posted Jan 13 2020
Great Shelford garage fire

Fire crews were called to a garage fire in Great Shelford on the afternoon of January 6.

Two crews from Cambridge were called to the at Middlefield, Hinton Way, Great Shelford at 2pm.

Crews arrived to find a garage measuring 10 x 10 metres on fire. Wearing breathing apparatus, firefighters extinguished the fire using one hose reel and a positive pressure ventilation fan to clear the smoke.

The cause of the fire was accidental. Posted Dec 8 2020.