The Parish Council is looking for 4 new councillors.

Shelford Medical Practice has merged with the Granta Practice.

Shelford and Stapleford Rainbows need a new leader.

Volunteers are urgently needed to organise the Stapleford School craft fair.

On 9th July there was an interrupted daytime break-in on Joscelynes. A group of men in a truck with "tree services" markings were loitering on the road, while one of them broke into the back garden of a house and was seen peering into the windows. They were accosted by a neighbour and drove off. The police advised that local residents be made aware.

The Tree pub has been saved from demolition. The planning application to replace it with two homes and a new pub in Stapleford near Cambridge has been rejected. An appeal by the owner to reverse the decision by South Cambridgeshire Council has been dismissed.

The passenger window of a car parked in a layby near to the Gog Magog farm shop was smashed and a bag was stolen on June 29 between 8.30pm and 9pm.

A vegetable patch in a Stapleford garden has been damaged by vandals.

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

A house in London Road, Stapleford was broken into on May 25.

The revised 7A bus service route and timetable will start on July 30th with changes in Stapleford.

Burglars attempted to break into a house on Gog Magog Way, Stapleford through the front door on May 7 but were unsuccessful.

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The Sawston cycle path is getting overgrown. Grass is over a metre high in places and reducing the width for cyclists and pedestrians. This is particularly bad on the section alongside the A1301 between the old railway bridge and the pedestrian crossing.

Tools were taken from an allotment shed over the bank holiday week-end.

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

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

The Gog Farmshop at Shelford Bottom has been crowned East Anglia’s Farm Shop & Deli award winner for 2018, and received a commendation for the nationwide Farm Shop of the Year.

The future of the Rose and the Three Horseshoes was among the actions and decisions at the March Parish Council meeting.

South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen recent met with campaigners trying to save the Tree pub. During the meeting she heard about their campaign to turn the former pub into a community asset.
On the 19th April 2018 between 7am and 6pm a vehicle parked in Bar Lane, Stapleford, was damaged. The vehicle has been scratched along the passenger side wing and door.

Sir John Sulston FRS, who was jointly awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, has died.

Between 2.30pm and 3.10pm on April 4, a vehicle parked in a country park in Stapleford was broken into. The rear windscreen to the vehicle was broken and bag was stolen from the boot.


Have you these dates in your diary? – Friday 22 June through to Sunday 24 June 

Just like last year a bumper series of events is being planned to include the show, cycling, cricket, music, wine and sumptuous food. 

General meeting on THURSDAY 5 APRIL in the Community Lounge Cox’s Close at 7 pm 

If your organization is involved do please send a representative 

A wine tasting evening to advertise the weekend and to just have fun selecting wine for the bar is being planned.

Could you cycle the Olympic 2012 route to help a local charity?

Everything at the new Bella Mooi beauty and aesthetics studio in Stapleford is half price throughout April.

There's a consultation about a possible new path for Stapleford.

Traffic issues in Bar Lane and a possible £25k grant for the Tree Action Group were considered at the February Stapleford Parish Council meeting.

Council Chairman Nigel Pett came second in the Parish Councillor section of the South Cambridgeshire's annual community awards

Number plates were stolen from a vehicle parked at a business premises in London Road, Stapleford overnight on 14th/15th March.

The Parish Council's share of the Council Tax bills is not increasing in April.

The Sampson Orchestra of Cambridge is again devoting the proceeds of its concert in April to the Stapleford -based Karen Morris Memorial Trust 

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 Shelford and Stapleford .

One option consists of a new segregated Mass Rapid Transit Route from the A11 via Sawston, Stapleford and 
Great Shelford to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. 

Another Stapleford house has been burgled.

Almost 150 people who attended a meeting about the future of the Shelford Medical Practice were told that the proposed merger will retain, maintain & improve their presence and service in Great Shelford.

There were several decisions and updates at the Stapleford Parish Council meeting in January.

The route of the 7a bus might soon be changing.

A Stapleford family suffered £5,000 worth of damage in Storm Eleanor. (external link)

Fancy becoming a "spotholer" to help improve the quality of Stapleford's roads?

A house in Stapleford was burgled during the day in January.

Keys were taken from the front door of a property in The Chestnuts, Stapleford between 6pm and 7pm on January 8.

Current planning applications include proposals to knock down a home in Bar Line and build a replacement.

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

Sir David Attenborough and Professor Stephen Hawking are two of the people featuring in a new showreel video by Stapleford company OH! Films.

Stapleford 2G3S are hoping to organise a visit to the Amey Cespa Waste Management Plant at Waterbeach.  Date and time to be agreed.  If you are interested, contact us at

Between 9.30am and 2pm on January 10th, number plates were stolen from a vehicle parked in Gog Magog Way, Stapleford.

Stapleford's former police officer Gary Kendall has launched a new gardening service.

Extending the Mobile Warden scheme to Stapleford, Cambridge from Great Shelford has been suggested as part of the Neighbourhood Plans discussions.

The Parish Council has changed it mind about cancelling Stapleford's village week-end.

There are proposals to extend the cemetery in Stapleford, Cambridge.

Stapleford History Society is planning a trip to the Flanders battlefields.

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.

Stapleford's school is going to become an academy in 2018.

Babraham Research Campus is expanding.

A bag was stolen from a car after the rear window was smashed.

There's an update on how the Neighbourhood Plan is progressing.

A grass mound is to be put in place along the Haverhill Road side of the Recreation Ground after the travellers visit in the summer.

The Tree pub in Stapleford, Cambridge has taken a step closer to being reopened after a proposal to demolish the existing building was rejected.

Tools were taken in a break-in at Mingle Lane, Great Shelford between 5pm on October 24 and 7am the next morning.

Police say a suspicious incident involving two Stapleford school pupils, including one from Great Shelford, was " a misunderstanding".

A car was broken into and a handbag stolen in Babraham Road, Stapleford on September 29 between noon and 1pm.

A house window was smashed in criminal damage which took place in Church Street on the afternoon of September 9.

Read what decisions and actions the Parish Council made at their meeting in August.

Overnight on September 5th on Gordons Close, Stapleford thieves stole a pedal cycle.  A second bike was taken in London Road on September 12.

A major fundraising round to save and relaunch the Tree pub is expected to be launched by the end of the year. (External link).

Gas pipe replacement in Stapleford has been postponed following the intervention of the Parish Council.

A large number of travellers took over Stapleford Recreation Ground from 4 pm on Friday 11 August for 48 hours until they left by 4 pm on Sunday 13 August. Over 70 people attended a community meeting initiated by the Parish Council on 15 August to explain what had happened and how to address the future security of the recreation ground.

A bus service serving Stapleford, Cambridge has been saved.

A closed pub in Stapleford, Cambridge could be compulsory purchased by the district council so that a local community group can take it on.

Great Shelford Mobile Warden Scheme and Cancer Help Centre both benefitted from donations made at the Magog Singers concert in July.

A Stapleford man in hospital with Parkinson’s disease was able to watch his granddaughter’s wedding online. (External link)

Have your say about the future of Great Shelford library.

Stapleford, Cambridge now has its own history website.

Hot Numbers Coffee is now open at Stapleford Granary 9am-5pm, every Saturday and Sunday.

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A 29 acre development in Stapleford and Great Shelford, with 180 new homes and a "care village", is being offered online by an Essex developer. 

Catch up with the actions and decisions of Stapleford Parish Council from June.

A scientist from Stapleford, Cambridge has been made a Companion of Honour, alongside J K Rowling and Sir Paul McCartney, “for services to science and society" in the Queen's birthday honours.

Some changes have been announced to Stapleford's Citi 7 bus service.

Changes are taking place at the Stapleford Granary at Stapleford near Cambridge.

A car door was damaged by vandals in Dolphin Way in Stapleford near Cambridge. the incident happened overnight on June 16. 

A handbag has been stolen from a car in one of two vehicle crimes in Stapleford, Cambridge.

More new homes could be on the way for Stapleford near Cambridge. Developers have highlighted a number of areas they say should take more houses.

Proposals have been published to bulldoze the Tree in Bar Lane, Stapleford and build a new pub and two homes on the site.

Stapleford park's play area is the subject of a new video. Read more about the Stapleford Park facilities here.

A fourth local estate agents is about to start selling houses in Stapleford, Cambridge.
Redmayne Arnold Harris is opening in Woollards Lane, Great Shelford in summer 2017.
The four local estate agents with houses for sale in Stapleford, Cambridge are;

Read the agenda for the June Stapleford Parish Council meeting.

Stapleford Community Primary School is restocking the classroom and library shelves with new reading /reference books thanks to support from the PTA. The hall background curtains and lighting have also been improved. (external link) 

The Stapleford park in Stapleford Cambridge is on Haverhill Road in Stapleford, Cambridgeshire. It includes a football/ cricket pitch, a playground, the Stapleford tennis club and the Jubilee Pavilion.

Stapleford Cambridge now has its own Facebook page.

Almost 20 non- members turned up for Stapleford WI's June session.

Read the highlights from the Stapleford 2017 annual village meeting.

Read what Stapleford Parish Council decided in April.

Three homes in Stapleford near Cambridge have been burgled.

Stapleford School is hoping to raise £180,000 for new premises for the Out of School Club.

Stapleford near Cambridge has two new county councillors.

Sunnyside pre-school playgroup in Stapleford near Cambridge has closed.

The main pub in Stapleford near Cambridge is the Rose. There is also a campaign to reinstate the Tree pub.
A naked man has been indecently exposing himself at Magog Down in Stapleford near Cambridge. The latest incident took place on May 9. (External link).

Did you know that Arthur Rank Hospice’s Bistro is open to the general public?

Stapleford Parish and District Councillor Charles Nightingale has talked about living with Parkinson's Disease (external link).

A special 20mph zone is being created at the heart of Stapleford near Cambridge.

The village could soon have its on village hub the annual Stapleford parish meeting was told.

Stapleford Primary School near Cambridge says the proposed funding deal for schools is unfair. (external link)

A Stapleford resident featured in the top three in the South Cambridgeshire Village Hero community awards.

Volunteers are needed to help cut back the shrub and undergrowth in the Stapleford Parish Pit.

A tree that fell across the Stapleford to Sawston cycleway in Storm Doris made headlines in the Cambridge News. Photo Joanne Staines/ Facebook
Mingle Lane in Stapleford Cambridge was the most expensive place to buy a house in Cambridgeshire in 2016 (external link).

Stapleford singers are needed.

The Great Shelford Post Office has moved to Hinton Way.

There has been an armed robbery at a shop in Stapleford near Cambridge.

The speed limit along Church Street and Mingle Lane in Stapleford near Cambridge could be changed to 20MPH.

So many people are using the cycle way to Sawston  from Stapleford, Cambridgeshire that there are now capacity issues according to a leading politician.

A Stapleford mother who raised more than £2.5 million to help sufferers of the disease that claimed her daughter’s life, has been awarded an MBE. 

The Stapleford and Shelford Neighbourhood Plan now has its own website.

The Parish Council wants a clampdown on signs outside of Spar.

South Cambridgeshire which includes Stapleford, Cambridgeshire, is one of the best places to live in the UK (external link).

A new cycle route could be created between Stapleford and Cambridge.

South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen (back row, 2nd right) visited St Andrews in Stapleford  for a Children's Society service in November 2016.

Two well known faces at our doctors surgery, the Shelford Medical Practice , are retiring.

Two streakers have been spotted in Stapleford near Cambridge.

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Little Shelford Online

Stapleford is 4 miles from Cambridge. Around 1900 people now live in the village which lies between Great Shelford and Sawston.

The village has a Community Primary School, a church hall, the Johnson Hall,  St Andrew’s Church, the Jubilee Pavilion and  two Public Houses, The Three Horseshoes, and The Rose. There is also a campaign to re-open The Tree pub.

The pavilion, on the Stapleford Park or recreation ground, was renovated in 2012 and re-named the Jubilee Pavilion to mark the diamond jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Stapleford is twinned with Villedomer in the Loire Valley, France. 

Wandlebury, with the remains of a 5th Century BC Iron Age Hill Fort,110 acres of woods and chalk grassland, and 8 miles of footpaths, is in the north-east corner of Stapleford.

The Magog Down is an area for restoration, conservation and informal recreation on the Gog Magog Hills off the A1307 road to Linton and on Haverhill Road, Stapleford.

Famous people from Stapleford Cambridge include Sir John Sulston, Robert Huff and Thomas Blossom.

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A former resident of the village wants some help tracing their old home.

Stapleford photographer Keith Taylor is showing his work as part of the Cambridge Open Studios on July 7/8 and 14/15.

A major new extension has opened at the Stapleford Granary.
A lovely photo of London Road, Stapleford sold for £23.50 on Ebay . You can see other old photos and postcards of Stapleford, Cambridge here.

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This is an old postcard of Church Street Stapleford- see other old photos of Stapleford, Cambridge.

Are you in our photos from the Stapleford Village Weekend?
Stapleford Cambridge now has its own Facebook page.

193 runners took part in the Stapleford Fun Run on June 11.

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Photo by Gerald Maguire - read more about the Stapleford Parish Pit here.
Photo by Adrienne Pate - see more Stapleford Cambridge photos here

The Stapleford Online website includes lots of old postcards and photos of Stapleford near Cambridge in yesteryear.

Rev Simon Taylor became the Associate Parish Priest at St Andrews in Stapleford Cambridge in 2015. He has written a blog setting out how he is addressing some of the challenges.

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This community website for Stapleford village near Cambridge includes details about Stapleford Parish Council, Stapleford Pavilion, other Stapleford venues, Stapleford pubs including The Rose, Stapleford Community Primary School, the Stapleford events calendar including what's on in Stapleford near Cambridge, details about Stapleford historyshops in Stapleford including the Spar, and Water Lillies, Stapleford businesses including Murketts, builders in Stapleford including Gatward Builders, plumbers in Stapleford, Stapleford churches including St Andrew's Church, Stapleford community groups, Stapleford charities, planning applications in Stapleford including the Neighbourhood Plan, the Stapleford fun run, sports clubs in Stapleford including Stapleford Tennis Club,  Wandlebury County Park, the Magog Down, the Great Shelford Medical centre, the Great Shelford post office, the Great Shelford dentist, and Great Shelford library. The Stapleford village online website also includes details about Stapleford bed and breakfast accommodation information. There is also news about South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen
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Stapleford Online news
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Stapleford Online planning
Stapleford Online planning applications
Stapleford Parish Council
Stapleford Pavilion
Stapleford Online pubs and businesses
Stapleford Online charities
Stapleford community groups
Stapleford Online blogs and emails
Stapleford Online history
Stapleford and Shelford Neighbourhood Plan