A Range Rover has been stolen in what is believed to be  relay attack.

The search is on again for a new Community Warden for Stapleford. 15 households have signed up for he scheme so far.


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A poem has been written in praise of the Stapleford Village Week-end as people are urged to save the dates - June 21-23

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

Could you help Stapleford if there was an emergency in the village?

The Parish Council's share of the Council Tax bills in Stapleford is going up.

A new pilates class is starting in Stapleford in February.

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

The Arthur Rank Hospice Christmas tree recycling initiative, which took place on Jan 11 and 12 collected more than 1800 trees, raising over £26,500.

A special shed with a difference at opened at the Arthur Rank Hospice.

Three houses in Stapleford, Cambridge has been burgled in the last month.

Read about the actions and decisions from the November Stapleford Parish Council meeting.

Changes have been taking place at Murketts Garage in Stapleford.

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

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

Read about the decisions and actions of Stapleford Parish Council at their October meeting.

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)

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

You can now ring the Great Shelford Medical Practice for free on their new number.

Watches and jewellery have been stolen in a house burglary.

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

Stapleford Community Primary School is having an Open afternoon for all prospective parents whose children are due to start school in September 2019. It is on Thursday 8th November 2018 from 1.30 - 3pm.The school website is www.staplefordprimaryschool.org

The number of Parish Councillors could be increased from 9 to 11.

Stapleford school needs a new Governor.

Several Stapleford women say they have been targeted by phone scammers (external link)

The private purchase of the Tree pub by the Tree campaign group is being mediated by the District Council.

Thieves burgled a house in Hawthorne Road, Stapleford and stole keys before taking a black Audi TT 

Community Warden scheme is being considered for Stapleford. But more people are needed to make the scheme viable.

The beautiful firepit has been stolen from from Sunset Hill at The Gog Farm Shop, Shelford Bottom. 

A new 20 MPH zone is being introduced in parts of Stapleford. See a map of the Stapleford roads affected.

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

There are a significant number of places in the village where hedges and shrubs make footpaths very narrow and forcing walkers into the road.

Green groups in the Shelfords and Stapleford have a new website. (external link)

The Tree pub has been saved from demolition. (External link). 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. South Cambridgeshire Council is now pursuing a Compulsory Purchase Order.

There are proposals for new homes in London Road.

Shelford Medical Practice has merged with the Granta Practice.

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.

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

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.

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 started on July 30th with changes in Stapleford.

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

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

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. 

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

Stapleford's school became an academy in 2018.

Babraham Research Campus is expanding.

Stapleford, Cambridge now has its own history website.

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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. 

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.

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;

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.

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

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

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

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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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Stapleford's WI group have created a special pennant (featured above).

"We would very much like to thank the Stapleford community for being so wonderful over the many years we have delivered the post as we have left to start new adventures in Cornwall. "
Emma and Ross

An old photo of Stapleford School was recently for sale on Ebay.


A major new extension has opened at the Stapleford Granary.


Stapleford resident Shaun Levitt shared provided this photo of aircraft over Stapleford in 1944 to the Stapleford History website.  The planes are B-17  Flying Fortress bombers.  Below you can see Stapleford as it was before the housing development of the 1950s and 60s.  You can also see the tank trap running diagonally across  Haverhill Road and up towards Hinton Way.

Stapleford photographer Keith Taylor exhibited his work (featured above) as part of the Cambridge Open Studios in July.

The Gogs farm shop has won three great taste awards (external link)

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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.

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

Stapleford Cambridge now has its own Facebook page.

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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 wrote a blog setting out how he is addressing some of the challenges.

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Areas and things covered by this website:
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 Parish Council
Stapleford Pavilion
Stapleford Online pubs and businesses
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Stapleford Online blogs and emails
Stapleford Online history
Stapleford and Shelford Neighbourhood Plan