There is a new bid for more new homes in Great Shelford and Stapleford. Developers have highlighted a number of areas in the two villages that could take more houses.

A daytime burglar was disturbed by a homeowner in a Great Shelford break-in.

Overnight on May 21st vandals damaged garage doors on Mingle Lane, Great Shelford.

Great Shelford has 2 new county councillors.

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A book has been published  about a Nazi spy who was buried at St Mary’s Church in Great Shelford.

Royal Mail will no longer leave undelivered large items of mail at the new Post Office.

Arthur Rank's £10m Hospice at Shelford Bottom has scooped a major award.

There are plans to demolish a house on Cambridge Road and replace it with 7 flats.

There were two burglaries in Great Shelford in April.

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

Work is expected to start on the Woollards Lane zebra crossing in May.

A Shelford student has won a prestigious acting award.

A jacket and bank cards have been stolen from a car in Great Shelford.

New speed flashing signs are about to be installed by the village school ahead of a 20mph limit being introduced.

There have been complaints about more problem parking in Leeway Avenue.

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

The Burr Shoe Shop in Woollards Lane has closed. It now means that with the Matthew Lloyd hairdresser shop shut too, there are two empty shops in Great Shelford.

Shelford Rugby Club is having a special artificial pitch installed. And the club is also hoping to raise £250,000 to extend their clubhouse.

Online tickets are now on sale for the Real Thing and Odyssey who are headlining the Shelford Feast.

The new Great Shelford Post Office was formally opened by MP Heidi Allen on March 24. Pictured (left to right are: Mike Nettleton, Chair, Great Shelford parish Council Kash and his wife Jayshri who run the new Post Office, MP Heidi Allen and District Councillor Charles Nightingale. Meanwhile its emerged another village shop is closing. 

Great and Little Shelford School will lose £6,000 under changes being proposed by the Government.

TV celebrity Gloria Hunniford formally opened the Cambridge Care Home in Great Shelford on March 25. She is pictured with home Founding Director Helena Jeffery and MD Rob Jeffery.

Great Shelford will get a new café this summer.

An expensive watch has been stolen in a burglary in Great Shelford.

£22,500 has been raised in a sponsored walk that ended at Scotsdales.

Allotments are available in Great Shelford.

There were been 4 burglaries in Great Shelford in late February.

The new copse on the Recreation Ground is taking shape, with the help of a Willow den created by SSYI. The Playscape campaign has now reached £32,000 of its target.

Five minute sessions have been introduced to increase the number of appointments at the Shelford Medical Practice.

The bin collection day in Great Shelford has changed to Tuesdays.

Sixty people turned up for the village parking meeting.

Mingle Lane was the most expensive place to buy a house in Cambridgeshire in 2016 (external link).

The Parish Council's share of the village's council tax bills is being frozen in 2017.

Three Shelford homes had been burgled on the same day.

A man has been fined after thefts from cars in the Shelfords in 2016.

Villagers have been advised NOT to try to use DVDS that have mysteriously been posted through some letterboxes in Little Shelford.

Proposals to demolish a bungalow in Great Shelford and replace it with two new homes have been given the thumbs up by the Parish Council.

A cooker has been stolen from a metal garage commercial site in Orchard Road in January.

Three horses have been killed in Great Shelford.

House prices in Great Shelford have increased by more than 11% a year over the last 25 years.

The traffic lights at Tunwells Lane were replaced in January.

A village shop closed at the end of December. And two other village shops are up for sale (external link.)

Dr Colin Hitchcock from Shelford Medical Practice received £400 towards a new dermoscope from the Women's Institute Country Market. (Photo Brie Lury)

Plans to restrict all day parking in the village and introduce more parking spaces were discussed at a special meeting in January.

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

The Shelford Playscape campaign has now raised more than £30,000 (external link.)

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

Proposals to build 20 bungalows in Great Shelford will be discussed at two meetings in January.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a driver failed to stop after a collision outside Scotsdales Garden Centre. 

Keys have been found on the pavement opposite the Shelford school and St Mary's church.
Please contact Richard Sainson on 07879 558323.

The Pavilion is being opened during the day over the February half term to allow rec users access to the toilets and chairs and tables.

Three bats at St Mary's Church have added £17,000 to the cost of the new roof.

The Parish Council has a new website.

A high technology new home is being built in the village. (External link)

The Shelford Feast has given away more than  £27,000 to dozens of local good causes.

Our MP Heidi Allen wants to be the new Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. (External link)

Front and rear registration plates were stolen from a vehicle in Chaston Road, Great Shelford on Sunday, December 4.

A lady had her handbag stolen in Tescos on Dec 7 (external link)

There was an attempt to steal lead at Great Shelford Church on November 16th but the scaffolding alarm deterred the thieves.

The area's police chief is attending the January Parish Council meeting after concerns about burglaries and policing parking in the village.

Two well known faces at the Shelford Medical Practice are retiring.

Our new care home will open on December 12.

More than 20 bungalows could be built on Green Belt on the edge of Great Shelford the Parish Council heard in November.

The Gog Magog farm shop has been named Butchers of the year. (external link)

There are proposals for a new zebra crossing in Great Shelford.

Cambridge Biomedical Campus has been given permission to build on the green belt near Great Shelford.(External link)

TV presenter Matt Baker and the Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge came to Great Shelford in November.

A trailer has been stolen from a driveway in Great Shelford.

Great Shelford Post Office has been sold.

A new cycle route has been proposed linking Great Shelford with Stapleford and Sawston.

Great British Bake Off runner up Ian Cumming helped the Great Shelford County Market celebrate its 40th birthday on September 28th. (external link) Photo: Julie Sylvester

Cycles and scooters have been stolen in a garage break-in in Great Shelford.

Nearly 60 people attended the recent Neighbourhood Plan meeting.

There's complaints about the number of cars parking during the day in Mingle lane and ChastonRoad (external link.)

Cash and an Ipod have been stolen from a car in Great Shelford.

Plant machinery has been stolen in the village.

A bungalow has been burgled in Great Shelford.

There are proposals to demolish a house in Woollards Lane and build 3 new homes on that site.

Bus issues in Great Shelford have been highlighted by one villager.

More than 600 people attended the October flu clinic at the Shelford Medical Practice.

A Great Shelford road is one of the 10 most expensive in the Cambridge area (external link.)There are open days at the new Arthur Rank hospice in October and November.

There was an attempted burglary in Hinton Way on 5 Sept. 

A motorbike has been stolen in the village.

Two parking bays will be lost shortly in Woollards Lane.

Work will start in the autumn to repair part of the roof at St Mary's Church.

There’s a new website for a science park called Cambridge South behind Shelford Rugby Club

There are proposals for a new coffee shop in Great Shelford.

A cyclist was injured in a collision with a car in Church Street. (external link).

Parts from a secured bike in Woollards Lane have been stolen.

A van has been broken into in Great Shelford.

The poor state of pavements in Great Shelford has led to some pedestrians being injured the Parish Council has heard. 

A Great Shelford burglar fled after being disturbed by neighbours.

Great Shelford's first
 charity shop was opened by a TV celebrity on August 15th.

Read about the riverside developments at the Rec this summer.

A new bus only road could be built on the edge of Great Shelford. You only have a few days to give your views.

Proposals for a new holiday centre near Great Shelford have been rejected.

The new Cambridgeshire Care Home on Cambridge Road won't now open until the autumn.

Work started to revamp the riverside in the rec on Aug 1st. The entrance to and the full left hand side (facing Memorial Hall from Woollards Lane) of the Memorial Hall car park along with a few road parking spaces will be closed off from Monday morning August 1st to allow plant equipment delivery for the start of the Riverbank restoration process. 

The 2016 Shelford Feast was a major success, with fundraising expected to top £250,000.

There's been a second distraction burglary in Great Shelford in the last month.

Tools have been taken in a van break-in in Great Shelford.

A generator has been stolen from the village kebab van.

Zara has been nominated as the Restaurant of the year for East of England in the English Curry awards.

Cash from a money box was stolen from a church in Great Shelford at lunchtime on June 15.

The first wave of road changes in Great Shelford, costing £40,000 are likely to happen in October.

A bank card was stolen in a daytime distraction theft in Great Shelford. 

Two new pedestrian crossings could be created in Great Shelford, the Parish Council heard in June.

A Great Shelford woman received an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours.

Two Shelford artists are taking part in the Cambridge Open studios in July.

Great Shelford residents say a new development off their road will cause "chaos and congestion". (external link)

Four vehicles were broken into in one night in Shelford and Stapleford.

The Parish Council is looking to fill 3 vacancies.

A village meeting about road issues in Great Shelford took place on June 14.

There's a special consultation meeting in June about changes to the riverbank.

Parish Council has chosen a new Chairman.

Shelford Rugby Club is getting an £800,000 3G pitch. The club has also appointed a new Head Coach (external link)

Charlie Nightingale held his seat in the local elections on May 5.

Scott Duru is riding across India in memory of his brother who died at Great Shelford railway station.

There was an attempted break in to a shed, Hinton Way, Great Shelford overnight  on Thursday 19th / Friday 20th May. Nothing was stolen.

The Great Shelford girl who may never talk. (External link)

Eighties band The Beat are starring at the Shelford Feast which is hoping to break the £250,000 fundraising barrier in 2016.

The number of online appointments at the Shelford Medical Practice can be reduced it has emerged.

Between May 7th and 8th, a lawn mower was stolen from a unit on a business premises in Granta Terrace, Great Shelford. 

The village traffic warden has issued 23 parking tickets.

Two fundraising quizzes are taking place on the same night.

A Great Shelford resident notched a world record in the London Marathon.

A woman who has spent much of her life working in Great Shelford has died aged 106.

The Shelford Playscape Its a Knockout raised £12,000. 

A Shelford charity has criticised the Government for not doing enough to help Nepal after the earthquake.

Three thefts from vehicles were reported in Redhill Close, Great Shelford on April 12.

Policed have warned of a rogue trader operating in Great Shelford.

Zara Indian Restaurant has won another award.

Great Shelford house prices were highlighted in a news story in The Guardian.

Developers building a new care home have gone into liquidation, delaying the meaning the opening.

A Great Shelford solicitor is working with a leading disability charity offering a will-writing service during a special fundraising fortnight.

The increasingly popular Shelford Fun Run is not taking place in 2016.

Cyclists through the Shelfords have hit the headlines in the Cambridge News.

On 5th April between 10.15am and 11am there was a theft from a car at Scotsdales Garden Centre Cambridge Road, Great Shelford.

There has been a distraction burglary in the village.

A green light has been given for a new Zebra crossing in Woollard's Lane the March Parish Council meeting heard.

A brand new Harley Davidson has been stolen.

There were 2 break ins in one night on March 14.

The front grill and a car badge were stolen from a vehicle parked in Granhams Road, Great Shelford overnight between 22nd and 23rd March.

A Cambridge teenager died in an incident at Great Shelford station.

Great Shelford cyclist has labelled the Addenrooke's cycle path as "an accident waiting to happen" after cars started parking next to it.

The front and rear number plates were stolen from a vehicle parked in Station Road, Great Shelford  between March 12 and 13.

A valuable silver item has been stolen from St Mary's Church.

A shed on the Cambridge Road allotments has been burgled.

Is the Great Shelford house price record about to be broken?

The Playscape fundraising total has now reached £10,000.

The village mobile warden scheme has vacancies for local elderly people.

The Great Shelford share of your council tax bills is going up by around £30. That's a 48% increase in the Parish Council spending.

The Shelford present mystery has been solved - thanks to one of our readers.

Two Shelford GPs are retiring in 2016.

A Great Shelford shed has been burgled.

The Plough pub now has its own pool table.

Have your say on the proposed riverside spruce-up.

The Memorial Hall call be redeveloped to include a larger village health centre, according to initial Neighbourhood Plan discussions.

Plans to convert Shelford Lodge bed and breakfast bed and breakfast into apartments have just been published.

A Great Shelford business man has been fined - after rubbish from his sandwich bar was dumped in Little Shelford.

A plan to replace the Railway Tavern pub with flats has been given the green light.

Villagers are split about the new 30mph speed limit at the far end of Hinton Way.
Proposals for a new holiday centre on the edge of the village have emerged.

Jewellery has been stolen in a Great Shelford burglary.

A parking clampdown has started in the village with extra police patrols.

The new care home on Cambridge Road won't now open in February as originally planned.

More Shelford GP appointments are being made available online.

There has been a theft at the Co-op in Great Shelford.

Some parents who park their cars badly outside of Shelford School have been labelled as “lazy” by one car driver.
There have been three more burglaries in Great Shelford.

Village plans considered by the parish council include a new house in King's Mill Lane and the demolition of  a former pub.

Read a blog about future plans for the village.

A reward has been offered for a buggy that went missing on Shelford Rec.

Great Shelford's Christmas tree has been vandalised.

Four homes in Great Shelford have been burgled in the last month.

There are  proposals to extend the Addenbrooke's bioscience site further towards Great Shelford.

The new Shelford hospice is due to open in June - even though they still need to raise another £3m.

A  Great Shelford writer is publishing a new book in January.

House prices in Great Shelford have gone up by almost 12% in 2015.

A special village meeting took place on Jan 6 to discuss roads issues including speeding traffic in Hinton Way.

The Cambridge Cycle shop on Woollards Lane closed on Dec 23. Business has been transferred to their larger premises at Pampisford.

A road in Great Shelford has been named as one of the most expensive in the region.

A Great Shelford home has won a national award.

South Cambridgeshire is in the top 10 places to live in the whole country.

Proposals to demolish the Railway Tavern and build 12 homes on the site are back on the cards.

Great Shelford's first traffic warden is about to start his patrols.

Stagecoach are making significant changes to the Citi 7 bus to try to make the service more reliable. 

The Great Shelford public have given their views about how they want to see the play area improved.

Shelford Feast has given away £20,000 to local groups.

A Shelford teenager has been given a special award for saving the lives of 4 people.

There's been a burglary at a building site in Great Shelford.

Thousands of pounds worth of gardening and builders tools were stolen from a van in Great Shelford. And a house in the village has been burgled

A village meeting will be held in January to consider how to police some of the 30mph zones in Great Shelford.

Free leaf compost is available for Great Shelford gardeners.

A 20 mph zone will be introduced in Great Shelford in 2016. But traffic lights outside of Shelford School will now not happen because they are too expensive.
Musicians are needed to play in the annual Great Shelford carol event.
14 garages in one road in Great Shelford have been burgled.

Green bin collections in Great Shelford go monthly in November.
There have been 2 more shed burglaries in Great Shelford.

Read about the decisions and the issues raised at the October Great Shelford Parish Council meeting.
Are you interested in having a copy of a book about the history of St Mary's  Church?

The Playscape campaign group have shared some great potential playground ideas for Great Shelford.
Shoppers have been asked not to used the Shelford Health Centre car park.
A new Rainbow group is being set up- but volunteers are needed to help run it.

There are proposals to demolish White Hill Farmhouse and build a new home.
What do you think of the service at Great Shelford Post Office? A debate on Streetlife website has seen a wide range of views. One villager has shared her own strong views about the coverage.
A garden shed was broken into in Cambridge Road, Great Shelford between October 4 and 5 and 2 racing bikes were stolen.
Two burglars with crowbars have broken into Shelford School.
The Queen of Stories will be helping Scotsdales celebrate Halloween.
Proposals to build a science park and up to 1,250 new homes in Great Shelford have taken a step closer.
Great Shelford is to get its own traffic warden because of parking problems around the village.
There are plans to convert barns at a Great Shelford farm into 4 homes.

Great Shelford's first grand Christmas Fair is taking place at the end of November, complete with a celebrity switch-on of the Christmas lights.

A pushchair has been stolen from a car in Great Shelford.


A Great Shelford teacher has created a special audio download to help us sleep better.

A new martial arts class is starting in Great Shelford.
There are proposals to spruce up the riverbank in Great Shelford.


September will see 3 separate launches - a new creative writing group and a sewing group in Great Shelford and an art group in Little Shelford.

A birthday cake is being made to celebrate the 70th birthday of Great Shelford Library.

370 people took part in the Shelford Fun Run.
Proposals to convert the sorting office at the Post Office into a home are among the current planning applications.

The go ahead has been given for 4 extra bee hives at the Stonehill allotments.

Japanese Knotweed has been found outside a house on Shelford Road the Parish Council's finance committee was told in August.

Zara has won the Restaurant of the Year award in the East in the English Curry Awards. 

Three burglaries have taken place in Great Shelford in one night.
A silver chalice of considerable value was stolen from St Mary’s Church in Great Shelford between 26th and 29th July.
A Great Shelford man has been jailed for threatening to burn down the village dentists.
There are proposals to build 75 to 250 homes on a 25 acre Green Belt site bordering Mingle Lane and Hinton Way, the Parish Council heard at its July meeting..

Have you taken the Playscape playground survey yet?

Drugs are being sold at the heart of the village the Parish Council has been told.
Some cars are travelling at twice the legal speed limit along Hinton Way.
The number of people signing up for the Shelford Fun Run are already ahead of last year, but new sponsors are needed.
News is expected by the end of September about the future of Great Shelford library.
Great Shelford parents have lost their campaign to save the free bus to Sawston Village College.
Proposals to bulldoze a former Great Shelford pub have been rejected.
Shelford based Mountain Trust has raised more than £60,000 for emergency relief in Nepal including £1,000 from village business Tayabali, Tomlin and White.
Two men wearing balaclavas were seen after garages in Shelford and Sawston were broken into overnight on June 23. The men left the scene in a dark colour saloon car.
Shelford School's Breakfast Club is proving so popular that they are increasing the number of children who can attend from September.
A creative writing class for the Shelfords is being set up.
Great Shelford may soon have one county councillor instead of the current two.
The new timetable for the village's 31 bus starts on July 27.
Could a redundant phone box be used for a new mini-library?

A woman driver says she was assaulted following an alleged road rage incident near Scotsdales.
Changes to 2 homes in Great Shelford have been approved by South Cambridgeshire planners.

Shelford Guides is in danger of closing unless they find a new leader.
There is an update on the future of Great Shelford library.
There is no summer fete this year at Great and Little Shelford School. Instead the school is fundraising through a "virtual fete".
The postal delivery service in Great Shelford could be under threat.

Two sheds have been burgled in Great Shelford.
A 13 year old girl was injured by an adult cyclist during a protest ride. Around 50 parents have appealled against the withdrawal of the free bus service to Sawston Village College from Great Shelford. The college has come out against the proposals. One of the local county councillors has described the route as "unsafe" for cyclists and pedestrians.
Lazy dog walkers have been criticised by one correspondent.
Proposals for an orangery and a cart lodge are among the current planning applications for the village.
Heidi Allen is Great Shelford and South Cambridgeshire's new MP.

Two businesses in Great Shelford have been burgled.
There have been a spate of shed and garage burglaries in Great Shelford. 

Great Shelford solicitor Richard Davies has come out strongly in favour of a one way system for Woollards Lane. But Nikki Wilkinson from Shelford Deli is against the idea. Sharon Bavister from Solutions Hairdressers says her older clients won't come out after 4 because of the traffic.
A car has been broken into in Cambridge Road, Great Shelford.
Over 100 people turned up for a special meeting to save Great Shelford library.

Great Shelford charity The Mountain Trust is raising money for people in Nepal following the 2 earthquakes that have killed more than 6,000 people. 

Roof tiles were stolen in a break-in at a Great Shelford building site.
The Great Shelford War Memorial is now formally a historic building
A shop assistant who pretended to be the victim of a robbery at a Great Shelford newsagents helped fake the crime with her husband.
A Christmas market is being planned for Great Shelford.
Leeway Avenue is to be shut for 24 hours for re-surfacing.
A new £180,000 playground campaign is about to get underway.   
A Social Media Councillor has been appointed by the Parish Council - even though the council only wants people to raise issues at its meetings.

There have been a spate of shed burglaries in Great Shelford.
Great Shelford library is under threat according to the Friends of the library - now a special public meeting is taking place.
A motorcyle was stolen from a driveway in Woollards Lane between between Friday 10th April and Saturday 11th April.

Great Shelford based writer Allison Pearson is writing a sequel to her international bestseller I Don’t Know How She Does It.
Shelford Rugby Club have been relegated from the National League 2 (south). But the ladies have clinched the Championship Midland 2 title.

Some parents are up in arms about the possible parking changes at Shelford School while Great Shelford residents on website Streetlife are demanding a new one-way system.
Traffic in Great Shelford is going to get even worse for 10 weeks this summer – because of building work in Hauxton. 
Anti-social activities at the new sports pavilion have been highlighted by the Parish Council.

Former 80s star Paul Young is playing at the 2015 Shelford Feast in July.
Great Shelford has made the list of the top 100 richest villages in the country.                

Congratulations to Shelford Stationmaster Angela Milton on her nomination as a Village Hero .
The High Green Post Box has been re-located - further away from the Post Office.

Refurbishing the riverbank at the bottom of the recreation ground is being considered by the Parish Council. Proposals include replacing the edging so people can get closer to the water and the addition of a mini-dock so canoes can be launched.
Rush hour traffic in Great Shelford is getting worse according to official new statistics.

Two Great Shelford Parish Councillors are standing down.

Great Shelford Parish Council's share of the village's Council Tax bills increased in April by 25%, taking the budget to £125,000. The Council has issued a statement about the rise.

Blood donor sessions at Great Shelford are being scrapped.     
The number of police officers covering Great Shelford is being reduced from 2 to 1, despite the recent spate of burglaries.

Problems with the upgrading of the street lighting means parts of Great Shelford are  "seriously dangerous" according to the Parish Council.

Stop press: Remedial work won't now be completed until the end of February - 19 weeks after the work first started. 

New 30mph speed restrictions are now in force on Cambridge Road and Hinton Way.
The founder of the Cambridge Satchel Company, Julie Deane, who lives in Great Shelford, has been awarded an OBE in the New Years honours list. 

House prices in Great Shelford rose by just over 7% in the last year according to property website Zoopla.                  

Plans for the Arthur Rank hospice to move to Shelford have been given the green light.

A Village Plan is being created so that residents can set out their views and aspirations for Great Shelford.

A mobile fish and chip shop is going to be trading for 3 days a week from the Memorial Hall car park - despite the worries of some local residents.

The cladding on the new sports pavilion is "defective" and will probably have to be replaced.                    

A lady who has worked for much of her life in Great Shelford has just celebrated her 105th birthday.                       

There are now more on-the-day appointments available at the Shelford Medical Practice.

A former Arsenal star who now lives in Great Shelford has opened the new sports pavilion.

A new science park and 1,250 new homes may be created  in Great Shelford and Trumpington.                             .
The Tour de France came to Great Shelford on July 7 2014.   

Which former Arsenal star has just moved into Great Shelford?
The Arthur Rank hospice is moving to Shelford Bottom.

A piano once played by Benjamin Britain needs a new home.

The latest Scotsdales deals and discount vouchers are here.

Fancy a free yoga class at Camyoga with a special voucher for Great Shelford residents?

New homes in the village have been branded as ugly by one resident.

Are these the worst pot holes in Great Shelford?

Sunset on the new Arthur Rank Hospice at Shelford Bottom on Jan 18 2017.

Parking problems near the station could get worse because of nearby changes.

Here's one of dozens of old photos of Great Shelford from the past century shared by Mary King.

The new Arthur Rank Hospice opened in Shelford Bottom in November.

The UK's largest pumpkin was on display at Scotsdales in Great Shelford until October 12th before it jetted off to New York.

A Yodel parcel delivery van and parcels inside were destroyed in a fire in Leeway Avenue, Great Shelford on August 26th.

The fire happened at 2.30pm. No one was believed to have been injured in the blaze. Photo: John Wakefield.

Great Shelford Tenor Dennis Doyle who at 96 was Britain's oldest active chorister  featured in the Cambridge News. (external link). Dennis died in January 2017.

Demolition work has started on the Railway Tavern. Flats are being built on the site. Photo John Wakefield.

There is a new Business Manager at the Shelford Medical Practice.
James Newman has spent 4 years and £40,000 building a giant computer 
inside his Great Shelford home which has made headlines from the BBC to the Daily Mail.

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

There are proposals to re-route a footpath between the Shelfords and Harston.


Scotsdales created a giant flower birthday cake for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations. (external link - photo Cambridge News)

Pottery finds from Great Shelford have been used to reveal the impact of the Plague on medieval England, according to the Daily Mail. (External link).

A quarter of the village lost power after a mini explosion on April 24th. But power was restored within hours. "Massive delays" caused by traffic lights at subsequent roadworks in Great Shelford have prompted an angry letter from one villager.

This is a 1902 road roller spotted by Ian Kydd on May 2. This engine is the oldest recorded of the eleven surviving Clayton and Shuttleworth Road Rollers . 

A 5 year old girl has sold her dolls’ house to raise money for the new Arthur Rank hospice at Shelford Bottom.

A photo of a 13th century seal from Great Shelford has just been published. (photo courtesy St John's college)

More than 200 people turned up to see MP Heidi Allen switch on the first Great Shelford Christmas lights. She is pictured with District Councillor Charles Nightingale.

The world’s largest children’s Christmas project has been a huge success in Great Shelford thanks to estate agents Tucker Gardener.

The railway crossing shelter has been improved with a set of local murals by artist Frances Richardson. 

Great Shelford's newest road - “Fletcher’s Way” - is now open.

The Parish Council made the suggestion because Leopold (known as Tom) Fletcher’s business, Fletcher and Sons, occupied the site prior to Welch. He ran the business with his sons Leopold junior and Charlie, was well known in Shelford and lived to a great age. On the left is an old photo showing one of his trucks outside the Fletcher & Sons depot. 

See more photos of the original Fletchers site.
An 8 bedroom house on sale for £4.3 million could smash the house price record for Great Shelford.
Postcards have emerged giving an insight into the lives of a soldier based in Great Shelford during part of World War 1.

Follow developments on the new Arthur Rank hospice at Shelford Bottom.

Great Shelford consultant Emmanuel Huguet who saved the life of rock star Wilko Johnson has been featured in a new movie. Photo: Cambridge News

Daniel Bangham drove his 86 year old Jowett from Great Shelford to the South of France.

A traction engine spotted in Great Shelford on May 8. Photo by Ian Kydd.  

Changes are being introduced to the Shelford Medical Practice website.
A blue plaque has been unveiled at Shelford Railway station in memory of a local retired railwayman.

Great Shelford football team have won the double. Having already wrapped up the Kershaw League, Premier Division title, Shelford lifted the Premier League Cup for the third time in five seasons with a 2-1 victory over Hardwick in the final on Bank Holiday Monday.
A new family has moved in to the Great  Shelford allotments.
The times of the number 31 bus service which travels through Great Shelford are changing in June.

Great Shelford Online now has a dedicated section on Facebook, where  new stories will be posted.

 The Shelford and Stapleford Youth Initiative has a new youth development worker. 

Online services at the Shelford Medical Practice are being expanded.
Great Shelford's pubs have only achieved 3 stars in the South Cambridgeshire Council food hygiene ratings.
footbridge at Great Shelford station is being demanded by the Parish Council.
But one villager has described the idea "a monstrosity."


A new road in Great Shelford will be called Fletcher's Way after an old business in the village.
A Great Shelfordian was a part of Eddie Redmayne's success in The Theory of Everything?

Great Shelford resident David Fuller has got so fed up with traffic problems in Woollards Lane that he has filmed his own video evidence for the police. 


The Great Shelford house that was the setting for the children's book “ Tom's Midnight Garden” has been sold.                            

An early version of rock legends Pink Floyd played two concerts in Great Shelford in the 1960s.


Dozens of old photos of Great Shelford can now be seen together on the greatshelford.info website.

A fascinating book about the history of Great and 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.

The number of people living in Great Shelford has grown to 4233 according to the 2011 Census.                


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This community website for Great Shelford includes details about the great shelford medical centreGreat Shelford rugbyGreat Shelford post officeGreat Shelford FCGreat Shelford football clubGreat Shelford school, the Great shelford dentistGreat and Little Shelford primary schoolGreat Shelford library, the Great Shelford calendarGreat Shelford parish council and details about Great Shelford history as well as a list of Restaurants in Great Shelford including  Zara, and Forum House,  Great Shelford estate agents including Haart, Tucker Gardner and  Sharman Quinney, Great Shelford businesses including , Great Shelford deli,  Davies solicitorPipedream plumbing,    Great Shelford dental surgeryShops in Great shelford including  Great Shelford deliBarkers the butchersCambridge Cycle CompanyHair solutions Great Shelford and Great shelford post office as well as Pubs in Great shelford including the Plough  and Square and CompassesBuilders in Great shelfordPlumbers in Great shelford, Great Shelford churches including Great Shelford St mary's churchGreat Shelford free church and Great Shelford community groups including Great Shelford tennis club, and Great Shelford WI. The Great Shelford website also includes details about Great Shelford events including theGreat Shelford Feast, great shelford camping, bed and breakfast and hotel information. There is also a page on Great Shelford community groups, Great Shelford planning  and the Great Shelford village plan as well as regular updates on the Great Shelford fun run, the Cambridge South development , news about MP Heidi Allen, updates on the Shelford hospice, also known as the Arthur Rank hospice and information about Pink Floyd playing in Great Shelford.
This community website for Shelford includes details about the shelford medical centreShelford rugbyShelford post officeShelford FCShelford football club Shelford school, the shelford dentistShelford primary schoolShelford library, the Shelford calendarShelford parish council and details about Shelford history as well as a list of Restaurants in Shelford including Zara, and Forum House,  Shelford estate agents including Haart, Tucker Gardner and Sharman Quinney, Shelford businesses including , Shelford deliDavies solicitorPipedream plumbing,    Shelford dental surgeryShops in shelford including  Shelford deliBarkers the butchersCambridge Cycle CompanyHair solutions Shelford and  shelford post office as well as Pubs in shelford including the Plough and Square and CompassesBuilders in  shelfordPlumbers in shelford, Shelford churches including Shelford St mary's church Shelford free church and  Shelford community groups including Shelford tennis club, and Shelford WI. The Shelford website also includes details about Shelford events including the Shelford Feast,  shelford camping, bed and breakfast and hotel information. There is also a page on Shelford community groupsShelford planning and the Shelford village plan as well as regular updates on the  Shelford fun run, the Cambridge South development , news about MP  Heidi Allen, updates on the Shelford hospice, also known as the Arthur Rank hospice and information about pink floyd playing in Shelford.
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