The fence around the Little Shelford has been damaged by vandals using the cricket roller.

Read about the actions and decisions from the July parish council meeting.

A new book about some of the people in Little Shelford has been published.

Preparations for the Little Shelford Weekend Event are now well underway and we are looking forward to seeing you at The Wale Rec on Saturday 7th September from 1pm for the (free) Family Fun Day. There are still a few tickets left for the 1960s Dinner Dance on Friday 6th September at 7.30pm. For more information on tickets please email: or call 07808 128037

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

A house in Little Shelford has been struck by lightening.

You can now see the Parish Council accounts for the last year.

Villager Ian Beaton has completed his 315 kms running race through the Welsh mountains.

Read about the decisions and action of the Parish Council meeting in May.

Christine Ruffles and Penny Saich are really pleased to report that the Arthur Rank fundraiser raised the excellent sum of £1,650.

So many grateful thanks for all the support and for the many delicious food contributions .

More than 80 people attended the first village sing-along

All Saints Church, Little Shelford are seeking to employ someone in a paid position to help with a Thursday morning creche, 9.30-11.30am term time only.  
For more information please contact the church office: by Monday 1st July.  A DBS check will be required

Little Shelford Fun weekend schedule and Village Show entry form

Doug Walker, Little Shelford's oldest resident has died aged 102.

Ray Saich is Little Shelford's new villager of the year. 

Almost £2,000 has been given to local groups by the Little Shelford Entertainments Committee.

Shelford Guides face closure unless they can find a new leader.

Local company PML are planning to row a million metres in May for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.

Read the decisions and actions from the March Parish Council meeting

The fire brigade was called to a blaze at a house in Newton Road.
Firefighters arrived to find a fire in a garden that had spread to nearby trees and a shed. The cause of the fire was accidental.

You can now manage your GP appointments and prescriptions online from home for the Great Shelford surgery as well as having access to your test results.

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

The Parish Council has decided not to increase its share of the Council Tax bills.

Great Shelford library has launched its own loyalty scheme.

There's part time work available at the Thursday creche.

There's an update from Little Shelford Cricket Club.

Changes have been announced to the shuttle bus service to Trumpington park and ride.

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

Read the Latest musings from Little Shelford and beyond in Shaista Tayabali's Cultural Corner.

Newton Road will be closed on 22nd May for one day 7:30am to 6pm while man covers are replaced - a diversion will be in place.

A record number of volunteers turned up for the village spring clean on March 3.

A little Shelford man is about to run the toughest 5-day mountain running race in the world.

Thirty people attended the first of a new monthly afternoon tea session in the village.

Two new yoga sessions are starting in the Shelfords in February. The first class will be a a complementary taster session.

Photos by a Little Shelford man feature in a new book about Cambridge.

A house in Courtyards has been burgled.

An attempted car theft is believed to have been foiled by barking dogs

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

Read about the decisions and actions from the November Parish Council meeting including a new Parish Councillor, action on the allotments and vandalism of the picnic table at the Rec.

A monthly afternoon tea session is starting in Little Shelford in January.

The Navigator pub has had a face lift.

A new strength and balance class has been in launched in Little Shelford.

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)

Little Shelford Christmas bin collection details have been announced. 

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

A bike was stolen from a home in Hauxton Road between Nov 3 and 6.

A planning application for a climbing frame that is already in place on Moor Close has been submitted. (external link)

A gang who carried out £2m worth of raids including a burglary in Little Shelford have appeared in court (external link.)

Number plates were stolen from a grey Vauxhall Astra which was parked outside of a house in Whittlesford Road on October 29.

Both the Little Shelford cricket teams have been promoted.

There's a new memorial bench on Little Shelford rec.

A new Yoga class started in Little Shelford in October.

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 on September 8. "You have got a playground that many villages would die for," said Janine. Photo; Sandy Boyle.

This photo of the Little Shelford pond by Brie Lury was the winner of the Shelford photo competition.

The results of the Little Shelford Good Neighbours survey have been published.

Win a signed copy of Sarah Vaughan political thriller, Anatomy of a Scandal.

A number of events are being planned by All Saints Church, Little Shelford to commemorate the end of the Great War 100 years ago

Read about the action and decisions at the September Parish Council meeting. 

Joan Atkins, who was 98 last July, has died

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

New yoga classes may be launched in Little Shelford.

A Green group in the Shelfords and Stapleford wants new volunteers from Little Shelford. They have just launched a new website. (external link)

A water feature was stolen from a garden in Newton Road, Little Shelford on July 21 between 11.30am and 6pm.

There are plans to demolish a home in the High Street and build a new house in its place.

More than £6,000 has now been raised for the MS Trust by Former Arsenal footballer Steve Morrow and Little Shelford's David Martin after a £307 donation from the Great Shelford Country Market (pictured). The pair cycled the 380 miles from London to Amsterdam. (external link)

Has anyone else noticed how lovely the lime tree is looking on the village green?

It was specifically chosen for the silver under leaves and it’s looking really lovely at the moment and is developing a good shape. It’s also looking remarkably healthy despite the recent heatwave.

Christine Ruffles and Penny Saich are very pleased to report that £1400+ was raised for the Arthur Rank Hospice, at the ‘Drinks and Canapés’ event on Sunday. So many grateful thanks to all those who supported us and very special thanks to the generous ladies for their contributions of delicious food.

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

Two deer heads have been found down Bradmere Lane.

A 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.

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

The Liberal Democrats won the two District Council seats in the  elections on May 3.

Work is due to start soon on the new Playground now campaigners have reached their £84,000 target.

A Ford Transit parked in Whittlesford Road, Little Shelford, had the near side front window smashed. Nothing was taken from inside the vehicle. This happened between 11am and 2.20pm on April 21.   

Local groups who want a stall at the Just for Fun village show need to get in touch with Gail Pilkington.

Fungus spotted in Bradmere Lane - photo by Dave Pate.

Looks like our twin town, Verneuilles, in France has borrowed an idea from Little Shelford.

New speed monitors have been introduced in the village to encourage drivers not to speed through Little Shelford. 

Three vehicles in Moor Close had their wing mirrors completely broken between on March 16 and 2pm on March 18.

25 bags of rubbish were collected around the village volunteers on Feb 25.  A microwave and an in-date credit card were among the items picked up.

Little Shelford Parish Council January headlines included;

PCSO Chris Wiseman asked people to ring 101 and report cars  blocking the pavement or parked too close to a junction.

The Parish Council has agreed to spend up to £8,000 on lighting for the track leading to the Sports Pavilion.

The Council is increasing its share of the Council Tax bills by just under 2%. 

A professor from the Medical Research Council who lives in Little Shelford was knocked off his scooter outside the school on Saturday morning by a car overtaking the parked cars. He's got a broken leg and two brain bleeds.

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

NASA technology is being used by Little Shelford firm Walero to make special suits for racing drivers . (External link)

Shelford Medical Practice merged with the larger Granta Group in 2018. 

There was a distraction burglary in Little Shelford in November.

More than 80% of people who took part in a survey said they would be happy to pay something extra towards the cost of maintaining Shelford library.

Feedback on proposals to change the priorities at the junction of Whittlesford Road, Church Street and Bridge Lane has now been published.

The sun captured over Little Shelford on October 16 by Ruth Shah. See more of Ruth's sunshots here.

Several thousand pounds were taken in a burglary at Winners' Chinese restaurant between September 13 and 14.

A new bus service linking Little Shelford with the Trumpington park and ride will be launched early in 2018.

Have you signed up for your street's Neighbourhood Watch Scheme yet?

Two new homes in Church Street are on the market for more than £1m.

A new book about Little Shelford is now available to buy.

The iconic milestone in Whittlesford Road has been beautifully repainted by village volunteer Bill Savin.

Proposals to increase protection for Camping Close have fallen on deaf ears. 

The Navigator is now open lunchtimes and evenings, seven days a week under a new manager.

A drone flight around the nearby obelisk has emerged.

A Little Shelford scientist has become made a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Little Shelford has two new county councillors.

The water pump in High Street has been spruced up by villager Bill Savin.

The new Great Shelford Post Office has opened in Hinton Way.

A new gate has been installed at the Wale Recreation Ground.

More than 80% of people in Little Shelford are very or quite concerned about the speed of traffic in the village according to a new traffic survey.

A winter's day in Little Shelford by Ruth Shah.

The official opening of what is probably the smallest village green in England and the new sign by our MP Heidi Allen made headlines in the Cambridge News. See our photo gallery of the opening.

Parish Councillor David Munro is pictured with the new Defibrillator he has helped organise for the village - its been installed on the wall of the Navigator.
A bid to restore a footpath in Little Shelford have failed. 
More than 40 people turned up for the Little Shelford footpath inquiry which took place in January.

If you are interested in having an allotment in Little Shelford, email

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Little Shelford is a village located five miles south of Cambridge in the county of Cambridgeshire 
It has a population of 840 according to the 2011 census (798 in 2001) and 336 homes.

The village has one pub, The Navigator, on the High Street and Winners, a fish and chip shop and Chinese takeaway.


Little Shelford has grown slowly over the centuries. In 1801, Litle Shelford's population was 220. In 1861 it was 474 and in 1891 494. In 1901 it was 441. By 1961 the population of Little Shelford was 717.  



The August Great Shelford electronic newsletter is out. Headlines include; 

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. 

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

Eight new bus stop signs have been erected in Great Shelford

There's a vacancy on Great Shelford Parish Council.

More and sign up at

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).

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.

Little Shelford Hall was destroyed by fire 90 years ago on February 24 1929. This was part of the press coverage of the fire.

The whole of the Armistice Day service at All Saints was recorded, and is available via the November 2018 section of the All Saints web site. The MP3 of the recording is available directly at


Remembrance photos- Sue Fox

More than 200 villagers and All Saints members packed out the Church for the special service on Sunday Nov 11. A wreath was laid inside the Church by John North, a villager from Hauxton Road who served in the Fleet Air Arm before a wreath was laid by Major Andrew Carrothers of High Street at the Village Cross and then the young people laid small wooden crosses at its foot. It was a very inclusive and very moving service. 

Edward Maitland from Little Shelford was on the first airship flight across the Atlantic in 1919.

One of Little Shelford's water pumps and a house that no longer exists in High Street are featured on a postcard that was recently  for sale on ebay. There are hundreds of old photos and pictures of Little Shelford in days gone by on a special history website.

Little Shelford Parish Council invites villagers to inspect their 
accounts including the annual return and the annual governance statement.

World War One manoeuvres by troops in Little Shelford have been highlighted in a new book.

The village sign on the smallest village green in England photographed by Ruth Shah at sunrise on Jan 2 2018. See more of Ruth's Little Shelford photos here.

Little Shelford Online has a fascinating new section, focussing on cultural offerings in and around the village.

A photo of Fanny Wale, Little Shelford's first historian who died in 1936, has emerged.

She wrote and illustrated a book called A Record of Shelford Parva   between 1908 and 1919.

A rare postcard of Little Shelford Hall, which burnt down in 1929, has emerged.
You can read about the hall on the Little Shelford history website.

Doug Walker from Little Shelford who received a telegram from the Queen to mark his 100th birthday in April.

Sunset over Little Shelford, Jan 18 2017 by Ruth Shah.

There's a mystery about a nurse who died in a fire 100 years ago - but no one knows why she is buried in Little Shelford churchyard.

The mystery of a house that was due to be re-built in Little Shelford 50 years ago has re-emerged.

A new village sign was finally installed in November. It is part of a new mini village green created at the junction of Church Street and Manor Road. 

More than 300 people turned up to see former England cricket captain Tony Lewis (pictured left) open the new £380,000 sports pavilion.
Read the background story of how the Pavilion was created and how to book it here.
The village pub The Navigator has a new outside terrace.


This newly-discovered photo of the High Street in Little Shelford, complete with horses and carts, in one of dozens of old photos on the village's history website.


A fascinating book about the history of 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.

Details have emerged of a visit by Edward VII to Little Shelford. The episode is included in a book that has just emerged called A Record of the Shelfords Manga and Parva in Cambridgeshire.

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