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August Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Great Shelford August electronic newsletter


Here’s details of the local pubs in Shelford and Stapleford taking part in the Eat Out scheme.

 

Our village library re-opens next week but with limited hours

Cara Coffee in Great Shelford is expected to re-open using their outside seating in August while Zara Indian Restaurant is currently making changes before they are back too. See which other local businesses are still open in the Shelfords?

 

The July Great Shelford Parish Council meeting included a go-ahead for cricket re-starting, more vandalism on the Rec and £15k for independent Transport Planners opinion regarding the proposed tramway adjoining the village (external link)

 

The gate for the footpath that runs alongside the health centre has re-opened. Thank you to all of you for your patience and understanding over the last few months and for helping to keep our patients, staff and the community safe.

 

Could you help buy some laptops for Shelford school?

 

Little Shelford & Stapleford headlines

 

Proposals for a retirement care village on land between Haverhill Road and Hinton Way in Stapleford comprising housing with care, communal health, wellbeing and leisure facilities and public open space have been submitted to South Cambridgeshire Council. The deadline for comments is Aug 6.

 

The Navigator pub in Little Shelford has introduced a marquee to help it cope with social distancing. They are also taking part in the Eat Out To Help Out scheme from next week.

 

The former Sycamore House restaurant is up for sale (external link)

 

Did Marlon Brando make part of a movie in Stapleford?

A lovely video about the Magog Down has been made by Stapleford villager Keith Taylor. (External link)

 

1174 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month which is supported by the generosity of Scotsdales. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com


July 1st Great Shelford electronic newsletter



More of our Shelford and Stapleford pubs and businesses are opening on Saturday. Great Shelford Online has a comprehensive list of openings – and who is staying closed.

 

A new public transport scheme on Green Belt the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford is now expected to be in place by 2024 after the go-ahead was given on June 25 by the Greater Cambridge Partnership.

 

The angli-EAR Hearing team are planning to move into the old Barclay's Bank building on Woollard's Lane in Great Shelford.

 

Proposals for 21 new affordable homes on allotments in Great Shelford have been given the go ahead

The hygienist services at Great Shelford Dental Practice is recommencing from Thursday 2nd July 2020.

Great Shelford Parochial Charity is trying to find a new trustee (external link)

 

Firefighters were called to a hedge blaze in Great Shelford on June 22

 

Did you know that Richard Marsh, a horse trainer for two Kings, lived in Great Shelford it has emerged.

You are too kind. David Martin, the editor of this newsletter, has completed his 1,083 mile cycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groats on a recycled exercise bike in his Little Shelford back garden raising £4k for the MS Trust.  Here’s his blog about what he learnt. (External link)

https://www.pillsorted.com/

Local online pharmacy store Pillsorted have now introduced their own online store, with same day delivery for orders placed before 1pm. (External link)

Little Shelford headlines

 

A £1 billion Huawei research lab between Little Shelford and Whittlesford has been given the go ahead despite the opposition of Little Shelford Parish Council. (External link)

 

Action is being taken by Little Shelford  Parish Council including occasional patrols following vandalism and litter being left at the Rec.

 

All 14 editions of the Little Shelford  community magazine that were created during the lockdown are still available to read.

 

1160 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month which is supported by the generosity of Scotsdales. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

June 2 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

A new public transport scheme on Green Belt the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford could come a step closer to reality in June.

 

With Pizza at the Plough now up and running, Cambridge Building Society now open more often and Pimp My Fish back on Wednesday, here is a comprehensive guide about which Shelford and Stapleford businesses are open and which ones are shut in the Shelfords and Stapleford.

 

David Martin, the editor of this website who is cycling 1,083 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats on a recycled exercise bike in his Shelford back garden is now about to cross the border into Scotland. He has decided to tackle the iconic route virtually for the MS Trust. He's already received the generous support of Scotsdales. Do you want to support him

 

Great Shelford library's Summer Reading Challenge is taking place on line this year.

Welcome to Birdworks, a specialist Bird and Pest Control company, who specialize in destroying wasps nest - they are the latest company to support Great Shelford Online. (external link)

Little Shelford headlines

 

The Little Shelford Fun Week-end has been cancelled.

 

A Shelford family have used the lockdown to create a successful online business.

 

 

Little Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan’s political thriller Anatomy of a Scandal is being turned into a Netflix mini-series.

 

 

The first three trees have been planted as the start of Little Shelford's community orchard.

 

With takeaways now available from the Navigator (Weds- Saturday), we hear that Winners will be reopening on the next 10 days. Meanwhile Harvey’s garden centre is about to change its opening hours. All the changes and more are here.

 

1160 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month which is supported by the generosity of Scotsdales. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

 

May 14 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

There have been a number of local changes this week, with Scotdales re-opening, Boots opening hours tweaked, the Navigator in Little Shelford now re-open for Takeaways, the car park at Magog Down re-open and the recycling centre at Thriplow now re-open too

Read the full details of who is open and any revised opening hours

Motorists are being urged to be vigilant following a spate of handbag thefts from vehicles over the past month including one in Great Shelford.

Don’t forget that the next blue bin collection days will change (and well done to the people who followed the advice on Great Shelford Online and got their green bin emptied yesterday)

There is a great new Shelford group on Facebook where you can swap garden plants – but you need to ask to join the Shelford Gardens group

You’re too kind. I mentioned last time around that I am cycling 1,083 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats. Virtually. On a recycled exercise bike. In my Shelford back garden. I started on May 1. Last night I reached Stonehenge (virtually). Your generosity alongside the lovely people from Scotsdales has already helped to raise £2,200 for the MS Trust. Many thanks.

You can follow my (virtual) progress here

You can support me here

The Shelford Fun Run on September 20 will take place virtually this year.

Our Shelford opera singer Alastair Miles has created another amusing take on lockdown (external link) – I think we need a Shelford concert from Alastair after lockdown

The Great Shelford Village News is not being delivered to subscribers this month. Free copies are available from  Kash Stores, The Shelford Deli, Barkers Butchers and Boots. It can also be read electronically.

1157 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month which is supported by the generosity of Scotsdales. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

May 1st 2020 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

The opening hours at Boots have changed. And Murketts in Stapleford are now selling petrol again. Scotsdales is now taking phone orders, and Camyoga is starting online classes next week. These are the very latest changes in the comprehensive guide about which Shelford and Stapleford businesses are open and which ones are shut in the Shelfords and Stapleford. (but Winners isn’t re-open yet, despite the rumours)

If you hear about any local businesses re-opening, or changing their opening times, please let me know and I will share with the whole community. Davidm1961@gmail.com

Our Green bins will be emptied in May. But it’s slightly uncertain when. It may be on May 13. Or it could be May 27th.

The lovely people at local company Pillsorted – who deliver medications to your home from their Copley Hill HQ - have become the latest local company to support the Great Shelford website (that means the website/newsletter is free for you). Meanwhile there are currently four jobs going at Pillsorted. (External link).

A new Shelford yoga and movement class on Zoom is starting on May 4 – you can join the first four classes for free.

David Martin, the creator and writer of this newsletter is asking for your support. He is planning to cycle 1,083 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats. Virtually. On a recycled exercise bike. In his back garden. Starting today (May 1.)
He has decided to tackle the iconic route virtually for the MS Trust. And he’s going to try to complete it during lockdown. Please would you sponsor him? https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/david-martin1083

The state of the allotments was one of the issues discussed in the first ever virtual parish council meeting (external link).

Cambridgeshire Care Home is using the MYO App which allows caregivers at the Great Shelford home to share photos, videos and voice messages to loved ones and allow families to stay in touch. They’re also using Facetime and What’s App video call too (external link).

Zara has been highlighted for its work giving free meals to Addenbrooke's staff by the Cambridge Independent (external link).

Is the area near Shelford Railway Station the village's worst mobile phone deadzone?

There’s been some lovely feedback for Boots from one villager.

Congratulations to the winners of the signed Sarah Vaughan book Little Disasters who were Risha Gohil, Cathy Stekly, Deborah Bardsley, Ana Mihai and Guy Duncombe. The correct answer was that the name of Sarah’s last thriller was Anatomy of a Scandal.

The sixth edition of the new community magazine for Little Shelford has been published.

1157 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month which is supported by the generosity of Scotsdales. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com


April 20 2020 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Our bin collection day is changing this week, even though there’s no bank holiday. And don't forget that green bin collections have been suspended until May.

 

The Great Shelford Post Office opening hours change from today. The business updates on Great Shelford Online now also include a computer repairer who is still open in the village.

 

The footpath between Ashen Green and the GP practice and McColls' car park has been closed because of the Coronavirus crisis.

 

A Great Shelford website designer has launched a new skills swap service.

 

Great Shelford company AngliEar Hearing have been highlighted in the media as a business struggling to get a loan from their bank during the Coronavirus crisis. (external link)

 

Rufus, a four-year-old child from Great Shelford, has won an award from a national charity for showing bravery and resilience during the Coronavirus pandemic.

 

Auditions for the Shelford pantomime have been postponed and new arrangements announced for 2020. (Oh yes they have….)

Great Shelford opera singer Alastair Miles has created another amusing video to cheer us all up during the Coronavirus crisis.

Little Shelford headlines

Win a signed copy of Little Disasters, the new thriller by Little Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan.

The fourth edition of the new community magazine for Little Shelford has been published.

1115 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month which is supported by the generosity of Scotsdales. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

 

March 31 2020 Great Shelford Coronavirus update

There is a Facebook support group to support vulnerable people in Great Shelford, little Shelford and Stapleford at  Great/Little Shelford/StaplefordCOVID-19 Support/help group . If people have received a note through the door with the name of a key contact, then they should get in touch with them. However for those that haven’t received one yet then they can call organiser Chris Smith on 01223 501406 or email chris@chrissmith.me.uk

 

Here is a comprehensive guide about which Shelford and Stapleford businesses are open, their revised opening hours and which ones are shut in the Shelfords and Stapleford. (There were several changes and updates yesterday).

 

Villagers who are experiencing financial hardship because of the Corona pandemic can get support from Great Shelford Parochial Charities.

 

Is Boots coping with the increased demand for prescriptions? No according to two villagers.

 

The Parish Council is holding its first virtual meeting on April 15

 

Shelford opera singer Alastair Miles has responded to having his next five months work cancelled by creating an amusing YouTube video with the help of his family. (External link)

 

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan’s latest thriller is published this week -you can read the first three chapters for free on her website (external link)

 

Little Shelford headlines

 

new prescription service has been created for housebound, elderly and vulnerable people in Little Shelford. 

 

Read the Easter edition of the Little Shelford magazine

 

The second edition of the new community magazine for Little Shelford has been published.

 

Little Shelford garden centre Harvey and son have a new website (external link)

 

Shelford opera singer Alastair Miles has responded to having his next five months work cancelled by creating an amusing YouTube video with the help of his family. (External link)

 

1108 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month which is supported by the generosity of Scotsdales. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

 


March 25 2020 Great Shelford Coronavirus newsletter

Here is an update of which local businesses are still open and which ones have closed as at midday on March 25 (You can find a comprehensive list that will be updated every at Great Shelford Online.)

 

Co-op has revised opening hours, 7am-8pm

Kash stores is now opening 8am to 5pm (1pm on Sundays), the Post Office is open 10am-4pm (1pm on Saturday) and closed Sundays.

Boots, Woollards Lane has revised opening hours 8.45am-1pm, (except 9am opening on Saturdays), 2pm to 4pm, closed Sundays

The Square and Compass pub is offering takeaways, Tuesday to Sunday 12-3pm, Tuesday to Saturday 6-9pm

Shelford Deli is opening the shop for a new essential goods service only during this government lock down. No takeaway pizzas or coffees will be available. Full details at Great Shelford Online

Zara Indian restaurant is currently doing takeaway collection service for as long as they are allowed to by the government, to encourage social distancing they are encouraging everyone to pre order early so when they come to collect there is no wait and no crowd. 

Forum House Chinese restaurant in Great Shelford is currently offering takeaways

Barkers Butchers is open and also offering a delivery service

Noel Young wines is open for order and collection, free deliveries to CB postcodes with orders over £50 

The Great Shelford library is now closed

The Great Shelford dental surgery is now closed

The Cambridge Building Society in Woollards Lane is now closed

Cara Coffee in Great Shelford is now closed

The Plough in Great Shelford is now closed

Gog Magog Farmshop is open as usual (with distancing), stay in car shopping available, delivery service being created, cafe closed

Winners Chinese takeaway in Little Shelford is now closed

The Navigator in Little Shelford is now closed

The Three Horseshoes in Stapleford is offering takeway deliver. If people call in (01223 503 402) from 17:00, Wednesday ~ Saturday and place an order, pay over the phone they will deliver. Sunday’s the phone line will be open from 11:00. The kitchen will be closed at 15:00. 

The Spar shop in Stapleford is now offering a door drop home delivery service 

The Rose pub is now closed. 

Stapleford Granary has closed until further notice.

Stapleford Rec and play area is closed

Magog Down car park is closed. Locals who are able to reach Magog Dow on foot must respect others: taking into account govt advice on social distancing: maintain distance 2m(6ft) from anyone not in your household group.

Scotsdale's is closed. 

Pillsorted Help is a locally based online NHS pharmacy who deliver. It is free. They are based at Copley Park email: Help@pillsorted.com

There is a Facebook support group for our 3 villages at  Great/Little Shelford/StaplefordCOVID-19 Support/help group

 

Boots in Woollards Lane is apparently facing some challenges because of the Coronavirus crisis. One villager feels things could be done much better.

 

Someone is offering to deliver your copy of The Times every day.

 

Don’t forget that green bin collections have now been postponed until May

 

The Shelford Feast has been postponed. We’ll be keeping the village calendar updated as and when we hear about changes with village events.

 

The Shelford & Stapleford Youth Initiative Big Breakfast has also been postponed. It is now on Saturday 3rd October 2020. There is a “Virtual Big Breakfast” on Saturday 28th March which will seek to raise some funds to keep SSYI refurbishment of the Youth Centre on-track. Find more information on the “Virtual Big Breakfast” and SSYI activities during COVID-19 at: www.ssyi.club

Great Shelford has been named as one of the best places to live in the UK (external link).

new community magazine for Little Shelford created by villagers has been published. There’s some great material to read in it.

Phew! Stay safe, and I’ll do my utmost to keep the information coming as long as I am virus free. And please email me at davidm1961@gmail.com if you think there is information that should be shared with the wider community.

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March 2020 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Arthur Rank Hospice Shop in Woollards Lane, Great Shelford has been burgled.

 

Dr Schramm is leaving the Shelford Medical Practice

 

Cara café is looking for more volunteers

 

Two Great Shelford artists have a free exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum.

 

A new cycling club has launched in Great Shelford.

 

There are a bonanza number of events this month including;

Shelford Swish and repair shop

Shelford Twinning Association quiz night

Annual Rainbow Preschool Bingo Night

Bowls Club tabletop sale

An evening with Richard Coles

Comic Mayhem with Victor and Albert Comedy at the library

A murder mystery night and a comedy night at Shelford Rugby Club

The Shelford and Stapleford Youth Initiative big breakfast

The Little Shelford hedgerow deep clean

Aladdin and Green Book at the Little Shelford Film Festival

 

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan’s latest thriller, Little Disasters, is out in April. Have you heard about the time she clashed with Prime Minister Boris Johnson? (External link)

 

 

Little Shelford headlines

 

Outbuildings at a house in High Street were burgled in February.

 

The results of the village’s housing needs survey will be revealed at the Parish Council meeting on March 16.

 

A hedgerow deep clean will take place across Little Shelford this Sunday.

 

Retired Little Shelford architect Neil Ruffles has proposed a new Cambridge great park (external link.)

 

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February 2020 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

A house in Great Shelford was burgled in January.

 

Shelford Health Centre is introducing pre-bookable and online appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday.

 

Two Great Shelford businesses were broken into this week.

 

The Sunflower Cafe at Scotsdales in Great Shelford is now part of the Chatty Cafe scheme while Cara Café is now open on Mondays.

 

Great and Little Shelford school has been ranked 48 out of 188 schools in Cambridgeshire according to the new real schools guide (external link).

 

Annette Thomas, who lives in Great Shelford, is the new Chief Executive of the parent company of the Guardian and the Observer.

 

Event this month include:

 

·         Shelford Twinning Association pancake and film evening

·         Little Shelford social singalong event

·         Local author Helen Harwood will be enchanting us at the library with Tales from the Wood. 

·         Annual Rainbow Preschool Bingo Night

·         And the right day for the green bin collection in February.

 

 Cambridge Cancer Help Centre in Great Shelford is looking for new Trustees.

See who is now on the Parish Council following some recent changes.

Great Shelford Country Market is held every Wednesday morning, from 8.30 to 11.30am in the Memorial Hall. Goodies include home made baking, preserves and local honey, free range eggs, a garden section, many hand-made crafts and a refreshments area. On the Wednesday of half term, 19th Feb, there will be a free children’s activity area.

A former pub car park on the edge of the village could be used to sell cars according to one of the planning applications this month.

Did you know the village website includes a comprehensive list of local businesses, making it easier for you to be environmentally friendly and shop local? The list has just been updated. But is there a business you know that isn’t included?

Little Shelford headlines

community orchard and woodland area is to be created in Little Shelford, with initial planting planned for the autumn.

Little Shelford Parish Council's share of the village’s council tax bills will go up by 4% from April.

Decisions and actions of the Little Shelford  January Parish Council meeting included;

·         The thumbs up for a Village Design Guide

·         The village needs someone new to head up Little Shelford's Neighbour Watch Scheme

·         A village litter pick will go ahead on March 1st

·         The Council is supporting a village street party on Friday May 8th on Church Street.

·         Grants totalling £1,250 were agreed.

Adobe InDesign – can you help? A team in Little Shelford has developed the text and collated the photos for the village design statement. This will guide developers on what is acceptable in the village. What they need now is help to turn it into a professional looking document – can you help with Adobe InDesign? Please email littleshelfordparishclerk@aol.com

Little Shelford Cricket Club is starting a Colts Section open to Girls and Boys aged 10-15.

This newsletter and the accompanying Great Shelford Online website are free thanks to the generosity of our supporters in the village. They include ScotsdalesCamyogaRedmayne, Arnold and Harris estate agents, The Navigator pub, The Cambridgeshire Care HomeangliEar and Simon Sparrow carpenter and joiner. Please buy local and support them.

1065 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

 

January 2020 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

You can recycle your Christmas tree  in 2020 and help the Arthur Rank Hospice at the same time.

Dog owners are protesting against a possible ban on dogs on the Recreation Ground on Woollards Lane. And there’s now a petition against a ban too.

 

Bin collection days change today and change again next week too.

July 9 seems a long way off. But that is when top comedian Lucy porter will be joining former Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley and DJ Trevor Nelson at the 2020 Shelford Feast.

 

The Parish Council is proposing to increase its share of the council tax bills by just under 3% (External link). Don’t forget you are allowed to attend the meeting where the decision will be made.

 

Cara Coffee is expanding its opening hours this month.

 

Shelford Medical Practice has been rated outstanding.

 

special open meeting is being held in January about the building of 21 homes and the relocation of existing allotments

 

Event this months include:

·       Twinning Association jumble sale

·       Free Camyoga taster classes 

·       Great Shelford Village Residents Open Meeting about 21 new alms houses

·       Cambridge South railway station consultation meeting 

·       A talk about us becoming more self-sufficient.

·       Friends of Shelford library AGM

·       Falls prevention talk

 

A 63 bed care home and a house putting a gym in its back garden are two of the more interesting planning applications this month.

This newsletter and the accompanying Great Shelford Online website are free thanks to the generosity of our supporters in the village. They include ScotsdalesCamyogaRedmayne, Arnold and Harris estate agents, The Navigator pub, The Cambridgeshire Care HomeangliEar and Simon Sparrow carpenter and joiner. Please buy local and support them.

1060 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

 

December 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Who will be our new MP? You can meet the candidates in a special Great Shelford General Election hustings is taking place at St Mary's Church on Dec 5 at 7.30pm. 

 

Dogs could be banned from the Woollards Lane recreation ground according to the latest Parish Council minutes (external link)

 

A new online pharmacy service has been launched by a Great Shelford villager.

 

Council officials have been criticised for turning a blind eye to potholes in Woollards Lane.

 

Proposals for a new retirement village and country park on the edge of Great Shelford have been published.


There is only one
green bin collection day in December – and here’s where to find your Christmas bin dates

A new beauty salon has opened in Great Shelford (external link).

Planning applications this month include a 63 bed care home at the heart of the village and an 8 house development on Cambridge Road

public survey on bus services has been launched (external link).

Village events in December include;

·         Great Shelford Christmas lights switch on

·         A Christmas tree festival

·         Community Carols

·         The Nutcracker at Stapleford Granary

Fancy some lovely old historic photos of Great Shelford? We’ll have some framed pictures available to buy at the Christmas lights switch-on in the village on Sunday afternoon. We have also got a dozen copies of a one-off book of old postcards of the village along with a beautiful oil painting of the Mill which could make a great Christmas present.

A Shelford resident reflects on her unusual friendship with writer Clive James who dies this week.

 The proposed route for an off-road bus/tram scheme in green belt on the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford has been described as "an unsightly and unnecessary blot on the environment" (External link)

Would your child benefit from some inspirational tuition? I’m an experienced outstanding primary school teacher and personal tutor with the skills to encourage learning through innovative techniques.  I’m a maths and science specialist who can teach all subjects. Based in Little Shelford, I can teach at home or am happy to travel to you. Email: melissajsmartin@outlook.com or ring Melissa on 845995

This newsletter and the accompanying Great Shelford Online website are free thanks to the generosity of our supporters in the village. They include ScotsdalesCamyogaRedmayne, Arnold and Harris estate agents, The Navigator pub, The Cambridgeshire Care HomeangliEar and Simon Sparrow carpenter and joiner. Please buy local and support them.

1059 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

 

November 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter


You only have until Nov 4 to have your say about the proposed route for an off-road bus/tram scheme in green belt on the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford. 

 

Do villagers really care about to the proposals  asks one villager in a hard-hitting blog

 

Proposals for a new retirement village and country park on the edge of Great Shelford have been published.

 

Do you know where you can watch a firework display for free on Nov 2 (thanks to Cambridge Building Society and Technical Moves BTW)

 

There was a burglary in a house in Orchard Road, Great Shelford in October.

 

Where can you watch England in the Rugby world cup final and go to Church at the same time?

 

The Shelford Fun Run raised £4,400 for the Shelford Playscape campaign. (External link)

 

Shelford Scout and Guide HQ needs a cleaner

 

Do you know where you can watch a firework display for free on Nov 2 (thanks to Cambridge Building Society and Technical Moves BTW)

 

You can now shop and help SSYI at the same time.

 

Events this month include;

·         The scouts jumble sale and auction

·         A sort of circus performance and workshop at the library

·         A Little Shelford social singalong event with songs from the First World War & Golden Memories from the 1940's and 1950's
A Special Commemorative World War One
Evensong with the choir of  St Catharine’s College Cambridge 

·         Two public meetings about the retirement village

·         Another public meeting about solar panels for the Babraham park and ride

·         The Little Shelford film night with the movie Lion

·         ‘Tales from the organ loft – a Little Shelford local history society  talk by David Adams 

·         A talk with advice healthy sleep and mental wellbeing

·         And the wonderful Claire Martin at the Granary

 

Planning applications this month include a new eco home and a mini development of eight new homes

 

Heidi Allen is standing down as our MP (external link)

There was strong support for more affordable homes in Great Shelford at a recent public meeting. 21 new homes are now in the pipeline. (External link)

 

There has been more criticism of the issues at the Shelford Health Centre.

 

Little Shelford currently has photos and additional comprehensive information for only five of its war dead. So, could you help find information about the other people from the village?

 

This newsletter and the accompanying Great Shelford Online website are free thanks to the generosity of our supporters in the village. They include ScotsdalesCamyoga, Redmayne, Arnold and Harris estate agents, The Navigator pub, The Cambridgeshire Care Home, angliEar and Simon Sparrow carpenter and joiner. Please buy local and support them.

1051 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

October 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

The proposed route for a new public transport route on the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford has been published.

Great Shelford will be featured on BBC Countryfile in October

 

Shelford school wants your help to help win £20,000 

 

The Great Shelford Health Centre has hit back at criticism about how difficult it can be to get an appointment.

 

Two vans have been broken into in Great Shelford.

 

A gorgeous steam loco has been spotted travelling through Great Shelford.

 

Did you know that aerosol cans, some plastic bottles and Tetrapak cartons can also now be recycled?

 

There were a record 348 finishers in the Shelford Fun Run (external link).


Noel Young
's wine bar is ringing the changes on Sundays.

 

Train set building is being introduced at Arthur's Shed at the Arthur Rank Hospice in October.

 

Proposals for 21 new affordable homes on allotments in Great Shelford have been published.

 

Did you know there’s going to be a free firework display in Great Shelford?

 

Events this month include;

·         A consultation meeting about a proposed route for a new public transport route on the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford 

·         Free yoga classes at the Camyoga open day

·         A drop in session about proposals to build 21 affordable homes in Great Shelford

·         The Shelford Second-hand Bike Sale and Café

·         An environmental and eco festival

·         The World’s greatest coffee morning

·         The big book sale starts at the library

·         Talk by Helen Harwood, local historian about “Some Shelford Characters”

·         The Little Shelford quiz 

Plannings applications in Great Shelford include proposals to change part of a home into a clinic.

Stapleford headlines

·         Results of an archaeological survey of Stapleford will be unveiled in October.

·         Nursery education could be provided at Stapleford school from January.

·         Stapleford History Society has won funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to honour the men from the village who fought in World War One.

·         India photography and traditional pottery exhibition at the Granary

·         Why Germaine Greer is coming to Stapleford

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September 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Proposals for 21 new affordable homes on allotments in Great Shelford have been published.

Thousands of people from Great Shelford, Little Shelford and Stapleford were woken by a rave on the edge of Little Shelford in August.

Great Shelford library is launching a new initiative aimed at helping people to stay healthy as they grow older

There are two vacancies on Great Shelford Parish Council. (External link)

Flu vaccination dates have been announced at the medical practice including the opportunity for people to pay for private vaccinations.

You won’t believe who was photographed behind the bar at the Shelford Feast.

Complaints about the poor state cemetery continue to trickle in

Planning applications this month include a number of extensions around the village.

Events this month include:

  • ·         The Shelford Fun Run
  • ·         The Little Shelford Fun Week-end
  • ·         A talk about a journey to Chernobyl
  • ·         A healthy eating for adults talk.
  • ·         A Shelford eco day

Find out which roads will be closed and during what times for the Shelford Fun Run.

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August 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Villagers are having to wait for over a month for an appointment at the Great Shelford Medical Practice if they use the Online system.

Malcolm Watson is the new Chair of the Parish Council. Read about the decisions and actions at the interesting Great Shelford Parish Council meeting. (External link.)

The poor state of the Shelford cemetery has been criticised by one villager.

Eight new bus stop signs (commonly known as flags) have been erected in Great Shelford

There were record ticket sales at the 2019 Shelford Feast

There's a vacancy on Great Shelford Parish Council.

One villager has asked why we have to wait so long at our railway crossings?

How did you fare in the Shelford quiz at the 2019 Shelford Feast?

A talk about hearing dogs for deaf people is one of the only events this month

There are lots of small extensions in this month’s Planning applications

Flu vaccination dates have been announced at the medical practice.

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July 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Mike Nettleton, the Chair of the Parish Council has stood down from the top job and resigned from the council. (external link)

There are record ticket sales at the 2019 Shelford Feast with the Comedy Night, Bad Manners & Big 10 and Go West & Back To The 80s all predicted to sell out. 

Great Shelford Online will be at the Feast on Sunday July 14 showing some old photos of the village and offering you the chance to win a Shelford radio.

Shelford Guides will close in September unless they find a new leader.

As well as the Shelford Feast, events this month include;

·         The Shelford Open Studios

·         30th anniversary of the twinning charter celebrations

·         Shelford Rugby Club food festival.

Planning applications this month include proposals to demolish a Cambridge Road home and replace with one new house and five flats.

 

A man who was sexually abused as a child in Great Shelford 30 years ago has finally won compensation - despite police not having enough evidence to convict his attacker. (external link)

 

Writer Adele Geras has written about a visit to St Mary's Church. 

The headlines from the May Great Shelford Parish Council meeting include:

  • Extra signs will be encouraging motorists queueing at the railway crossing to switch of their engines
  • The Cricket Club has complained to the police about youths surrounding young players and verbally abusing girl players, whist engaging in drug use activities
  • The Council has closed is Barclays Bank account after the bank closed its village branch (external link).

Your views are needed about a new cycling and walking route through Great Shelford and Stapleford.

 

A Great Shelford business owner who has worked with the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart and Guns and Roses is asking Boris Johnson to change the law on employee data theft after three former staff allegedly used his database to set up their own PR company.

 

Thieves who broke into the Co-op stole the CCTV.

 

Jackson Cox the Opticians are changing owner. After 58 years in business, current owner Bryan Story has retired.

 

nine year old Shelford girl has climbed Britain's three highest mountains to raise money for Jimmy's Night Shelter.

 

The Shelford Medical Centre is using an eco-friendly electric van to deliver prescriptions to care homes.

 

Did you know that Suffragettes attempted to blow up a railway crossing gate at Granhams Road, Shelford in 1913?

As we celebrate 50 years since man first landed on the moon this month, did you know that Little Shelford scientist Tom Bacon was critical to the success of the Apollo moon project?

Stapleford headlines

Revised proposals have emerged about the future of the Tree pub.

 

The Parish Council is looking for a new Assistant Clerk.

 

 

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June 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

You have until Friday to have your say about the future of Great Shelford. Everyone in Stapleford and Shelford can take part in a survey about a Neighbourhood Plan to define the extent and character of development in the two parishes over the next 20 years. The survey deadline is June 8.


Great Shelford's new wine bar opened in May.

Great Shelford has two new Parish Councillors.

A car chase through Great Shelford at speeds of up to 90mph featured in the Cambridge News. (external link)

Shelford Rugby Club has introduced walking rugby.

Cara Coffee is opening on Saturdays

The Barclays Bank cash machine raid  in Great Shelford has been highlighted by the BBC in a major story about rural banking (External link).

New bus stop signs (commonly called flags) have been erected in Stapleford by a Great Shelford man.  

A Great Shelford mum has an art show opening In Cambridge in June.

Join City Care Services for their cupcake day in June.

Planning applications this month include permission for two flag poles

Events this month include:

A public exhibition regarding a proposed new Care Home in Station Road

A talk on The Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign

The SSYI garden party

And the Stapleford Fun Run.


Stapleford headlines

Read about what is happening when at the Stapleford Village Week-end

St Andrew's Church, Stapleford is looking for a new Director of Music/ Organist.

Stapleford Granary has launched its own beer.

Developments at a reservoir on the edge of Stapleford have intrigued one local resident.

 

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May 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Noel Young's wine bar in Great Shelford will open in May.

Read the biographies of the three candidates standing in the Parish Council elections on May 2 (external link).

 

Cara Coffee is planning to open on Saturdays if it can find enough volunteers.

 

Have your say about the future of Great Shelford. Everyone in Great Shelford and Stapleford will receive a survey in May to have their say about a Neighbourhood Plan to define the extent and character of development in the two parishes over the next 20 years.

 

Shelford Guides face closure unless they find a new leader.

 

Two old friends who worked together in Great Shelford have been reunited after 50 years, thanks to a chance meeting in a care home.

 

Events in May include;

 

·         Parish Council elections

·         Shelford Twinning Association quiz evening

·         Great Shelford Parish Council annual meeting

·         The remarkable story of Heffers talk at the library

·         Great Shelford big lunch (actually on June 1st )

·         Highly regarded jazz musician Dennis Rollins at the Stapleford Granary

* And May's bin collection changes

 

Planning applications this month include the signage at the new wine bar.

 

The Deli is now opening on alternate Friday evenings.

 

A number of Great Shelford history stories have been published including what is described as a “modern day Dick Turpin” in 1903.

 

Stapleford headlines

Stapleford has two new Parish Councillors.

The rules have been changes regarding walking dogs on Stapleford Recreation Ground.

 

The Three Horseshoes has reopened after a refurbishment.

 

Stapelford WI are now knitting Trauma Teddies to be used by the Emergency Services when attending a variety of incidents 

 

Stapleford WI collected eight bags of rubbish in a village litter pick.

 

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April 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Noel Young's wine bar in Great Shelford has been given the go ahead to open.

Plans have emerged for a 63 bedroom care home at the heart of Great Shelford.

Two men, dressed in dark clothing and wearing balaclavas, tried to break into the property in Great Shelford. 

Asbestos has been found on the Woollards Lane recreation ground. The clean up could cost up to £50,000.

A gravestone for a Nazi spy buried in Great Shelford will not now be put up after all

Read about the decisions and actions at the Parish Council meeting on March 20. (external link).

Two new parish councillors are needed for Great Shelford. (External link)

Shelford Feast tickets are now on sale. Read an update of how the work on the Rec will benefit the Shelford Feast.

A proposal for a food van on the Memorial Hall car park on Fridays lunchtimes has been given the go ahead. Read about the other actions and decisions at the February Parish Council meeting. 

An underground rail station for Great Shelford has been proposed.

Jewellery and gold stolen in the £14m Hatton Garden raid were found following a search of a Great Shelford house.

Great Shelford's mobile warden scheme has been given a cash boost.

The Co-op was broken into on March 12/13.

A new coffee shop is opening in Great Shelford. (Within 24 hours of the new Community Café appealing for volunteers in the last newsletter, they already had 3 new volunteers. )

Cambridge Joint Playschemes based in Stapleford needs your votes to help it win £40,000 from the National Lottery.

Three old photo of the former gelatine factory in Great Shelford have emerged.

Planning applications this month include a new house in Red Hill Close. And a possible new care home will be part of the agenda at the Shelford planning committee on Wednesday (external link)

Events this month include

·         A Race Night for the football club

·         An Easter egg hunt for the Rainbow pre-school group

·         The Great Shelford Parish Council hustings in the search for 2 new Parish Councillors

·         Tulip Fun Run for Parkinson's UK

·         A Rainbow pre-school Bingo night

·         Great Shelford Annual Parish Meeting

The Shelford and Stapleford Youth Initiative Big Breakfast raised more than £5,000, with 239 people attending.

Great Shelford and South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen has become the Interim Leader of the Independent Group, now known as Change UK. (External link)

A £3m mansion complete with its own swimming pool and cinema is up for sale in the village.(External link)

Stapleford headlines

The Parish Council is growing to have 11 councillors. Elections may take place on May 2.

The new Co-Chair of the Parish Council has set out his thoughts for the future of the village.

Stapleford's community warden scheme has launched.

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March 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Shelford Guides urgently need a new leader.

Two new shops are opening in Great Shelford in 2019 alongside the village's first wine bar. But it has emerged that bikes might be a threat to the wine bar plans. The Parish Council's planners gave the plans their backing in February. 

The Parish Council has published a statement explaining why it has in increasing its share of the Great Shelford council tax bills by more than 11%. (External link)

 

Events this month include a second hand bike sale, a jobs fair, a police drop in surgery , a chance to meet the Library manager and the SSYI big Breakfast

Planning applications this month include turning the former post office sorting office into a home and a the owner of a historic home seeking retrospective planning permission for work on their master bedroom and bathroom

Volunteers are needed to help with a new community cafe opening soon in Great Shelford

 

Could you be a new Parish Councillor. (external link)

 

Group Consultations, also known as Shared Medical Appointments are now being used at the Shelford Medical Practice.

 

Companies now listed on the comprehensive business listings on Great Shelford Online include Dardan Security, who’ve moved their HQ to Great Shelford, and Patch and Paws dog grooming.

 

We’re back to green bin collections every fortnight in March The green bin days in March 5 and 19.

Stapleford headlines

The dates for the 2019 Stapleford Village Week-end have been announced – and a special poem celebrating the week-end has been penned.

A Range Rover stolen in Stapleford could have been taken using a so-called relay attack.

The Parish Council has two new Co-Chairs.

Little Shelford headlines

A hedgerow deep clean is taking place this Sunday in Little Shelford. And there’s a chance to meet your parish councillors immediately after the spring clean.

Little Shelford Hall was destroyed by fire 90 years ago on February 24 1929. This was part of the press coverage of the fire. And memories have been shared of life in the hall by one villager.

 

2,000 people have used the Great Shelford Online website in the last month.

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February 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Barclays Bank in Great Shelford will not re-open. (You can cash at Kash Stores and the Co-op)

public meeting has been called to oppose the Barclays closure next week. And a petition has been started. (External links)

And a blog asks if the closure of Barclays Bank is a tipping point for Great Shelford and what else we villagers can do to help our local economy stay vibrant?


A proposal to increase the Parish Council's share of council tax bills by more than 11% was agreed in January. 

 

Shelford Guides urgently need a new leader,

 

There have been three burglaries in Great Shelford in January.

 

Playscape have updated their website – it includes the fact that their overall proposals could cost as much as £400k. (External link)

 

Renewable energy system solar panels could be mounted on carports above the car parking spaces at the Babraham Park and Ride.

 

Barkers the butchers in High Street are now selling fresh fruit and veg.

 

Otters have been spotted in Great Shelford

 

Events this month include new yoga sessions, a valentine event with waiters “in the buff”, the Little Shelford film festival and public meetings about Barclays Bank and the Babraham Park and Ride proposals.

Planning applications this month include a variety of extensions and a new flat on London Road.

The Arthur Rank Hospice Christmas tree recycling initiative collected more than 1800 trees, raising over £26,500.

Stapleford headlines

The Chairman of Stapleford Parish Council has died.

The search is still on for a new Community Warden for Stapleford.

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 January 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter 

 


Two new shops are opening in Great Shelford in 2019 alongside the village's first wine bar. The Parish Council will give their views at their planning meeting on Jan 2 (external link.)

 

A proposal to increase the Parish Council's share of council tax bills by more than 11% will be considered by the council in January to allow improvements for road and pedestrian safety and recreational facilities. (External link.)

Two top 80s bands are headlining the 2019 Shelford Feast.

Barclays Bank in Great Shelford will not re-open for several months - if it re-opens at all.

Pimp My Fish, a new food truck, is launching in Great Shelford in January.

Special Pimp My Fish vouchers are available for the launch of the village's new food truck in January.

A feasability study for a new Memorial Hall costing up to £10,000 is expected to be carried out in early 2019 once an architect is chosen by the Parish Council (external link).

 

Witnesses are being sought after a pedestrian collided with a car in Ashen Green, Great Shelford.

 

The reasons behind the range of changes at the Shelford Medical Practice have been set out.

 

Events this month include a forever active gentle exercise class, a good neighbours afternoon tea, a talk about some interesting Shelford Houses, the Shelford Twinning Association jumble sale and a film evening for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen 

Planning applications this month include takeaway changes at the Deli and proposals for three new shops including a wine bar.

A special shed with a difference has been launched at the Arthur Rank Hospice with events starting this month.

An inconsiderate motorist caused chaos on Dec 19 by double parking in Leeway Avenue whilst they commuted by train.

An historic Pacific steam locomotive passed through Great Shelford in December.

Stapleford headlines

The search is on for a new Community Warden for Stapleford.

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December 2018 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Two new shops are opening in Great Shelford in 2019 alongside the village's first wine bar. But the​​re are now fears that Co-op might leave Great Shelford after having plans for a new store were rejected.

 

house fire in Great Shelford may have been arson.

 

Great Shelford Christmas bin collection details have been announced (and don’t forget that you can use the events calendar as a prompt during the Xmas break)

 

There were two house burglaries in Great Shelford in November. 

 

The Shelford Medical Practice has got a new Freephone number which is free to call from mobile ‘phones and landlines. 

 

The Shelford Feast raised £11,800 for local good causes.

 

Two people were arrested after a drugs raid in Great Shelford.

 

There are two chances to meet your County, District and Parish Councillors in December and January.

 

Have your say about a proposed new £11m park and ride site in Hauxton on the junction of the M11 and A10 by December 21. (external link)

 

Signs asking motorists to switch off their engines while waiting have been introduced near Great Shelford station.

 

Tools were stolen after a garage was jemmied open in Great Shelford.

 

More villagers are enjoying the Great Shelford Online website than at any time in its five year history.

 

Planning applications this month include several extensions around the village.

 

Increased buses from Great Shelford to the centre of Cambridge could be paid for by a possible Cambridge congestion charge (external link.)

 

Events this month include carols at the Navigator, Scotsdales shopping evening and a chance to meet your councillor.

 

Free Scotsdales discount and deals vouchers are available including £5 off a real Christmas tree


Six Little Olives, a new gifts business which has just started trading in Great Shelford is the latest company to be included in the Business Listing on Great Shelford Online.

 

There are rumours that Barclays Bank might not re-open following the ram raid in October. Watch Great Shelford Online over the next few weeks for updates.


A villager claims in a letter that the new policy about prescriptions at the Shelford Medical Practice  might be contrary to the BMA’s advice.


A plea has been made for more people to use the village bus service.

 

Little Shelford headlines

 

new bus service from Little Shelford to the Trumpington park and ride site launches in December.

 

Stapleford headlines

 

A £3 parking charge will be introduced at the Magog Down in December.

 

An Independent Facilitator has been appointed to try to resolve the future of the Tree pub.

 

Changes have been taking place at Murketts Garage in Stapleford.

 

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November 2018


There is finally a decision on the Co-op's controversial plans to move out of the centre of the village to High Green (after a 9 month delay).

 

The ATM at Barclays Bank in Great Shelford was stolen by ram raiders using a JCB on earlier this week.

 

A proposed Mass Rapid Transit road which is likely to run along the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford has come a step closer to reality.

 

Shelford Medical Practice has changed its website address for online appointments following the merger with Granta..

 

Shelford Deli now has a new cafe-bistro.

 

An attempted burglary took place in Walden Way, Great Shelford on October 16.

 

Events this month include a Neighbourhood Plan display, a twinning wine tasting evening, Santa arriving at Scotsdales and writer Mandy Morton talking at the village library.

 

Planning applications this month include proposals for a new garage and home studio.

 

The mystery of a Spitfire that crashed in Great Shelford in World War 2 flown by the well-known racing driver Alfred Fane has been solved.

 

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan’s book, Anatomy of a Scandal is at number 5 in the Sunday Times best seller list. Congratulations to Debra Armstrong and Deborah Bardsley who were the winners of the special copies of the book in the competition last month.

 

Solutions barber’s Shop will be closed until December for refurbishment. Gents can still go upstairs to the Ladies Salon for hair cuts.

 

Stapleford headlines

 

Watches and jewellery have been stolen in a house burglary in Stapleford.

 

Stapleford events this month include the Stapleford Christmas Gift FairRemembering the First World War study day at the Granary as well an appearance by Joan Bakewell and a village quiz.

 

 

Stapleford Community Primary School is having an Open afternoon on 8th November 2018.The school website is www.staplefordprimaryschool.org

 

Little Shelford headlines

 

Giant poppies will appear in Little Shelford to remember the 13 men from the village who gave their lives in World War 1.

 

 

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 October 2018 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

A small majority of local people who took part in a special poll  about proposals for a new Memorial Hall and underground car park said they were in favour of the development.

Thieves stole the cashpoint machine from the Great Shelford Co-op after reversing into the shop with a Toyota Landcruiser.

Shelford Deli is closing its deli shop in October, with the future focus on a cafe-bistro. 

A new community cafe is opening soon in Great Shelford.

A stolen bike was recovered after the thief was chased in Maris Green.

 

Win a signed copy of the political thriller, Anatomy of a Scandal from Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan which is out in paperback this week.

 

The Great Shelford Warden Scheme has vacancies for new members.

 

Which photo in the Shelford photo competition on our sister website, www.littleshelford.com won the Little Shelford radio?


Great and Little Shelford school is looking for a new caretaker.

 

Events this month include TV comedian Milton Jones performing for the Shelford and Stapleford Youth initiative, a Shelford Twinning Association cake sale, the Scotsdales grand Christmas opening and Shelford Rugby Club having their own comedy night.

Read about the actions and decisions at a number of Parish Council meetings; (External links)

05-09 Parish Council meeting

09-19 Parish Council Minutes
09-12 Parish Council Minutes
09-18 Planning Committee Minutes

 

Planning applications this month include a house being demolished and replace with 3 homes in Cambridge Road.

Our crime round-up includes;

·         A chain saw has been stolen

·         A Building site being raided

·         And someone pushing a stone sphere off the top of a gate post

 

Stapleford headlines

 

Community Warden scheme is being considered for Stapleford.

 

Stapleford's WI group have created a special pennant .


Stapleford Parish Council needs a new Assistant Clerk.

 

Little Shelford headlines

A house in Little Shelford High Street has had grass snakes in the garden over the summer.

 

A car has been caught driving at more than 60mph in the Newton Road 30mph zone by the village's new speed cameras.

 

BBC Look East presenter Janine Machin and Shelford school teacher Mike Paduano opened the new £85,000 playground at Little Shelford Rec in September

 

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Proposals for a new Memorial hall with an underground car park have taken a step forward.

Do you agree with the new Memorial Hall proposals with an underground car park or not? Take part in a special poll.

 

There has been a burglary and one attempted break-in in Great Shelford in the last month.

 

The opening hours at the Shelford Medical Practice will be restricted in early September due to computer changes.

 

Planning applications this month include proposals for a replacement house in Hinton Way and shed!


Double and single yellow line changes have been proposed by the Parish Council for nine roads in Great Shelford. There’s a special meeting about highways changes on September 26.

 

Scotsdales have been shortlisted to win 'Best Multiple Garden Centre'. Vote here (external website)

 

Two village shops have introduced environmental initiatives.

 

Can you help solve the mystery of a Spitfire that crashed near Great Shelford in World War 2?

 

Affordable housing and development on the Green Belt are on the Parish Council agenda on September 5 (external link).

Great Shelford artist John Minton has been celebrated in a documentary by Mark Gatiss on BBC. Read a profile of the Great Shelford born artist here.

An old photo of Hinton Way from around 1917 has recently sold on Ebay. There are lots of other old postcards in a special gallery at Great Shelford Online

Events this month include the Shelford Fun Run, a free stretch exercise class, an extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council and the Little Shelford fun week-end.

The Fun Run means there are some road closures on the morning on September 16th – full details here

Little Shelford headlines

Work has almost finished on the new playground which will be opened during the Fun Week-end by BBC Look East presenter Janine Machin and former Shelford School teacher Mike Paduano.

A Little Shelford digital radio has been launched. And you can win one of the £75 Little Shelford radios in an exclusive Shelfords photo competition.

 

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The Parish Council is holding a special meeting tonight (Aug 1st) after a number of incidents on the Recreation Ground in Woollards Lane.

There has been another burglary in Great Shelford.

New 20 MPH zone signs/lines have been installed in Mingle Lane and other parts of Stapleford. See a map of the Stapleford roads affected by the new 20mph zone.

 

Is writer Allison Pearson leaving Great Shelford? Her home has just gone on the market for £2.5m (external link).

 

A new Green Belt policy for the village could allow up to 25 homes for rent to be built.

 

A number of events are being organised in September to mark the 175th anniversary of Great and Little Shelford School. And theyw ant to hear from former pupils.

 

Shelford and Stapleford Rainbows need a new leader.

 

Almost 150 acres of agricultural land with "long-term development potential" is on sale at Shelford Bottom for £2m.

 

More than £6,000 has now been raised for the MS Trust by former Arsenal footballer Steve Morrow, who lives in Great Shelford, and David Martin after a £300 donation from the Great Shelford Country Market.

 

£560 from ice cream sales were stolen from a car in Great Shelford

 

Shelford Medical Practice has merged with the Granta Practice.

 

There is a question mark over the future of the buildings used for Rainbow and Wacky clubs at Great and Little Shelford School.


A Citroen dispatch vehicle had its 
tyres slashed in Great Shelford.


Three 
deep scratches were caused to a Jaguar car in Granta Terrace.

 

Items were stolen from a Ford Focus parked on Church Street.

 

Great Shelford Parochial Charities has launched its own website. 

 

TV comedian Milton Jones is playing a benefit show for the Shelford and Stapleford Youth Initiative

Planning applications this month include a new home in Macaulay Avenue.

Blogger John Wakefield asks what is happening with the new Co-op store? The decision over whether to allow the new Co-op store will be made this month - you will be able to read about it first on the Great Shelford Facebook page.

Welcome aboard to City Care Services in Great Shelford who are the latest local business to support Great Shelford Online and keep it free for the two-thirds of people in the village who visit the website every month.

 

Little Shelford Village Show headlines:

 

(a) A few tickets for the Friday night are still available so buy your tickets now!

(b) Saturday afternoon now includes the Reptile and Mini-Beast experience for families

(c) Little Shelford Village History walk now added at noon on Sunday

(d) There is still plenty of time to enter items for the Little Shelford Village Show competitions (entries to be submitted by 6th September).

 

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July 2018 Great Shelford electronic newsletter


 

There is a question mark over the future of the buildings used for Rainbow and Wacky clubs at Great and Little Shelford School.


The Shelford Support group, which provides vital services for needy villagers, is in danger of closing.

 

The 7a bus will no longer pick passengers up in Great Shelford from July 30.

 

The Playscape proposals for a new playground at the Rec have been given planning permission. See the other current planning applications around the village including new homes in Woollards Lane.

 

There are loads of events this month including the Shelford Feast – we are looking forward to the literary evening with thriller writer Sarah Vaughan on the Wednesday and the evening with prime Brass on the Friday – the Cambridge Open Studios and a history walk in Church Street. (And you keep up to date with the latest changes on any of the Feast events with the village calendar)


The Parish Council is deciding what to do about Green Belt development in Great Shelford. They have also be looking at parking on pavements in the village. (External link)

 

Part of an exterior wall of the old Alzheimer building in Station Road has collapsed.

 

The first Mobike has been spotted in Great Shelford.

 

The Lottery for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity may soon have helped raise £1 million.

 

A hybrid bicycle was stolen from a driveway in Great Shelford on 22nd June


Four gardening metal 
planters have been stolen from the front garden in Great Shelford.

 

An estate agency is offering to give £250 for every instruction in the village during the summer.

 

A Raleigh pedal cycle was taken from outside Great Shelford train station on June 11.

 

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June 2018 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

There have been two daytime burglaries in Great Shelford this week.

The temporary 4 way traffic light system at Woollards Lane / London Road junction will be removed by the end of today after complaints from villagers. 

A man has been jailed for two years after ramming a police car following a chase through Great Shelford. (External link)

A meeting is being held this month to discuss more affordable housing in Great Shelford.

A revised timetable for the 7a bus has been announced.

There was an attempted burglary at a home in London Road, Great Shelford.

Great Shelford Parish Council has a new number two.

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan will be talking about her best seller Anatomy of a Scandal in a literary evening that has just been added to the Great Shelford Feast schedule in July that also includes Susan Grossey.

A Grey Subaru Impreza car has been stolen from Hinton Way.

A lovely old postcard of Great Shelford station is currently available on eBay for £25. You can see other old photos of the village here.

Free wifi is now available near the Memorial Hall.

Next week, former Arsenal footballer Steve Morrow who lives in Great Shelford and the writer of this newsletter David Martin will be cycling through 4 countries in 4 days. They’ll be cycling the 380 miles from London to Amsterdam starting on Wednesday. They have already raised £4,600 for MS nurses and the MS Trust – can you help them raise even more?

Events this month include a meeting about affordable housing in the village, a Twinning Association quiz night and a special repair café.

Planning applications this month include two new homes in Woollards Lane.

Read the headlines from Great Shelford Annual Parish meeting in April. (external link)

Over 30 pairs of glasses have been collected by The Shelfords WI for people in Malawi.

Stapleford headlines

The Parish Council is looking for 4 new councillors.

A house in London Road, Stapleford has been broken into.


The 
village warden scheme could be revived following tacit support from the Parish Council.

 

The Gog Farmshop at Shelford Bottom has been crowned East Anglia’s Farm Shop & Deli award winner for 2018.

Campaigners trying to save the Tree have managed to raise almost £500 in their latest crowd funding appeal

Little Shelford headlines

Jewellery has been stolen in a burglary at a Little Shelford home.

 

Two deer heads have been found down Bradmere Lane.

 

new bus service linking Little Shelford with Trumpington park and ride is expected to launch in September.

 

A historical Celtic woad grinder has been found near Little Shelford.

The parish Council has a new Chair

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 May 2018 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

 A weekly van selling Asian style street food is coming to Great Shelford this month.

 

The Liberal Democrats won the two seats in the District Council elections in Great Shelford on May 3. Meanwhile the list of new Parish Councillors has been published.

 

A 10 year-old girl spotted Nazi graffiti on her way home from school. 

 

Great Shelford’s policy on Greenbelt and Affordable Housing and the potential Memorial Hall redevelopment are on the agenda for next week’s Parish council meeting (external link)

 

Read the headlines from Great Shelford Annual Parish meeting in April. (external link)

 

Proposals for the new playground are one of Great Shelford's planning applications.

 

There's been another attack on a cyclist using the DNA cycle path (external link). 

 

Villagers are becoming increasingly vexed about parking around Great Shelford. One lady on Cambridge Road had her driveway blocked for up to 15 minutes. While commuters have been causing more problems in Leeway Avenue.

 

Events this month include the school summer fair, the Neighbourhood Plan with a big meeting focussing on countryside access and the annual meeting of the Parish Council.

 

Going away this summer – there’s guidance and advice from the Shelford Medical Centre.

 

A big thanks to everyone who supported Steve Morrow and David Martin’s quiz night which raised more than £4,000 for the MS Trust.

 

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April 2018 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

An attempted house burglary in Great Shelford was one of six break-ins in South Cambridgeshire where police say the homes were targeted.

 

The new Headteacher at Great and Little Shelford School has been announced.

 

Private security patrols have been introduced to minimise anti-social behaviour around the Recreation Ground and the Pavilion in Woollards Lane.

 

The consultation for proposals that could see a new segregated Mass Rapid Transit Route from the A11 via Sawston, Stapleford and Great Shelford to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus have been extended to April 9.

Easter bin changes, the annual parish meeting, a talk by a local writer and Former Arsenal footballer Steve Morrow is hosting a quiz fundraiser for the MS Trust in April are among this months events.

 

A car has had its window smashed and a handbag stolen this week.  

 

The Met Police have been carrying out investigation in Hinton Way (external link).

 

A car being broken into was one of three crimes in Great Shelford in 7 days.

 

Traffic problems in Church Street are being exaggerated according to one resident.

 

Car park and pathway repairs at the Shelford Medical Practice are almost complete.

 

Great Shelford Playscape came third in some recent awards.

 

A Great Shelford resident has outwitted a potential scammer.

 

Two homes being demolished to make way for new homes are among the planning applications in Great Shelford this month.

 

 

A milk bottle from Robinson's dairy of Great Shelford has been auctioned on Ebay

 

The 2018 Shelford Feast line up has been announced.

 

Great Shelford Online has an exclusive £5 voucher for Scotsdales for people in the village.

 

The person behind this electronic newsletter, David Martin, is cycling 380 through 4 different countries from London to Amsterdam in June for the MS Trust. If you would like to support David and the great cause (or simply give something for his work on this increasingly popular newsletter) you can donate directly to Dave’s charity page here.

762 people in Great Shelford are now signed up for this newsletter every month. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

 



March 2018 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

There's been three burglaries this month in Great Shelford including one in which a car was stolen.

 

The Co-op's proposals to move to High Green is being opposed by the Parish Council unless changes are made.

 

The Parish Council's share of the Council tax bills is going up 17%. The Council has published a statement explaining the increase.

 

As part of plans to improve journeys times and congestion along the A1307 and A1301, the Greater Cambridge Partnership is looking to hear the views of residents in Great Shelford and Stapleford  about possible changes on the edge of the village.

Former Arsenal footballer Steve Morrow is hosting a quiz fundraiser for the MS Trust in April.

 

Part of a bus shelter in Great Shelford has been smashed

 

Parish Council Vice Chairman Bridgid Hodge has resigned. Read the full minutes of the January Great Shelford Parish Council meeting.

 

Power tools have been stolen from builders working in the village.

 

Pot holes and an electric car charging point for Great Shelford were considered at the village's highways committee  (External link.)

 

Events this month include a Gin tasting fundraiser, the wonderful SSYI big breakfast and a second hand bike sale.

 

Find out the latest news on the Shelford Medical Practice merger.

 

A lovely old photo of George Bros tobacconists and florists in Woollards Lane is currently for sale on Ebay. Great Shelford Online has lots of other old photos of the village. 

 

Planning applications this month include the Co-op plans and a replacement house on Granhams Road.

 

It’s your last chance to use the free Zara £5 gift voucher, giving you a fiver off your bill next time you visit our award-winning Indian restaurant in Great Shelford.


The person behind this electronic newsletter, David Martin, is cycling 380 through 4 different countries from London to Amsterdam in June for the MS Trust. If you would like to support David and the great cause (or simply give something for his work on this increasingly popular newsletter) you can donate directly to Dave’s charity page here.

761 people in Great Shelford are now signed up for this newsletter every month. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com


February 2018 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

There will be a public consultation meeting on 1st February from 2pm in Great Shelford Memorial Hall about the proposed merger between Granta Medical Practices and Shelford Medical Practice,

 

A tree came down on the A1301 in Great Shelford in the storm on January 2nd.

 

Great and Little Shelford school head teacher Alison Evans is leaving later this year.

 

A car was stolen by burglars following a break-in at a Great Shelford home.

 

The new pedestrian crossing is Woollards Lane is now due to be installed during February. A 20 MPH speed is also being introduced on some roads in the village this month. 

 

Lloyds Bank in Great Shelford is closing this month

 

The car park between Woollards Lane and the walkway access to Shelford Medical Centre will be closed for access on Monday, February 5 from 6pm to at least midday on Tuesday 6th February.

 

Fancy becoming a "spotholer" to ensure the quality of our roads is improved?

 

There have been two van break-ins in Great Shelford in January.

 

Events this month include A History of Great Shelford in Ten Photographs, a folk concert with Fara at the Granary and a reminder of which Tuesday is green bin day.

 

A new Park & Ride is considered for Hauxton, to be built west of Junction 11. (external link)

 

A public meeting has been organised to allow people to air their concerns about the Co-op moving out of the centre of the village.

 

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan's new novel, Anatomy of a Scandal, has already gone into the Sunday Time stop 10. She's written a great blog about her experiences on publication day.

 

The Playscape fundraising total is now at £60,000 with the planning application due to be submitted this month. (External link)

 

Did you know that there’s a Great Shelford business with a Royal Warrant?

 

Some cyclists have been threatened after dark on the DNA path to Cambridge. (External link).

 

A Great Shelford couple have won £1 million compensation after a Nigerian prince pulled out of a deal to buy their former London home. (External link).

 

Barkers Butchers is now opening til 6pm on two days every week.

 

 Planning applications this month include plans for the new Co-op which will include an ATM (just as Lloyds is closing)

 

There’s advice for Tinnitus Awareness week from one of the main supporters of Great Shelford Online

 

Do you fancy a free Zara £5 gift voucher, giving you a fiver off your bill next time you visit our award-winning Indian restaurant in Great Shelford.

 

Great Shelford's Wacky after school and holiday club has a new logo designed by one of the Primary School pupils.

 

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