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Lloyds Bank in Great Shelford is closing in 2018 it has been revealed.

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More than £20,000 worth of equipment has been stolen from a Great Shelford garage


A handbag was taken from a  window after the thief smashed a car window in Cambridge Road, Great Shelford around 5pm on Dec 4.


Great Shelford Co-op is moving out of the centre of the village.



The Great Shelford skateboard ramp is out of action after being damaged by vandals labelled as "mindless idiots" by the Parish Council.



Great Shelford School could face cuts of £50,000 by 2020 unless changes are made.


Shelford Feast has given out almost £23,000 to village groups.


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Shelford Medical Practice will consider merging with another medical group in 2018.


Read about the actions and decisions from the November Parish Council meeting. (external link)


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 our library.


Shelford School caterer Tracey Alderman has been awarded Cambridgeshire Ceterer of the Year. (External link.)


Four new homes are proposed for a farm in Great Shelford.


Four sheds have been broken into in Great Shelford.


Great Shelford school is one of the best in the county according to the latest Key Stage Two results (external link.)


Three new homes are to be built in Great Shelford.


Tools have been stolen when a Great Shelford home was burgled.


Police are investigating after a Great Shelford man had part of his garden fence sawn through and stolen. (External link).


Zara Indian restaurant has been shortlisted in the British Curry Awards (external link.)


A survey of car parking in the village has shown that only a handful of places were available for shoppers on the day in question.


There have been three break-ins in a week in Great Shelford in October including a brass band losing their belongings while practicing at the Church.


The unusual sun captured over the Shelfords by Ruth Shah on October 16.



Fungi photographed at Great Shelford rec.


Your vote could help the Playscape new playground campaign win £25,000 from Aviva (external link).


A business in Granhams Road,Great Shelford was burgled on October 31.


Shelford and Stapleford Neighbourhood Plan is progressing.


bike was stolen from a house at Ashen Green on October 20 between 3.30pm and 5.30pm.


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


Plans for a new pedestrian crossing in Woollards Lane have been postponed again.  There is currently no new date scheduled. Read the rest of the headlines from the October Parish Council meeting.


Travellers have now left Shelford Rugby Club. They arrived for their second visit on October 16.  


A jogger was attacked by two men who grabbed him while he was running on the cycle path from Cambridge to Great Shelford. 


Volunteers are needed to help the Arthur Rank Hospice with their annual Christmas tree recycling scheme. 

One of the GP's cycles has been stolen from outside the Shelford Health Centre.


Long-term suggestions to address housing and traffic issues in Great Shelford are going to be considered in special Parish Council sessions over the next four months.


A Great Shelford schoolboy was one of two pupils walking from Stapleford school when they were approached by strangers and offered lifts. However police now say it was "a misunderstanding."


A Shelford dog has been returned - 48 hours after being taken. (External link.)

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Travellers set up camp at Shelford Rugby Club on August 29.


More than 300 people completed the Shelford Fun Run. See the results here. (External link)


An OFO bike has been spotted in Great Shelford.


Tools were taken in a theft from a building site in Station Road between September 9 and 11.


A Great Shelford resident disturbed two men trying to burgle their house.



A defibrillator has been installed outside of Tesco's (external link).


Great Shelford residents can get a free yoga class at Camyoga.


The Parish Council is opposing a new garden village at Great Chesterford.


The new Woollards Lane pedestrian closing won't now be installed until September. Read all the Great Shelford Parish Council updates here.


There is a public meeting in September to hear about the housing needs for the village.


Camyoga in Great Shelford is having an open day on September 2.


A village writing group is re-launching in September.


The Shelford Medical Practice has introduced text messaging to remind people about their appointments.


The Playscape campaign has received a grant of £5,000 from the local Parochial Charities.


A new community coffee shop is due to open at 29 High Street in early 2018. Find more details at www.millstrescoffee.org.


Unwanted bikes are needed by the Shelford School PTA.


On Friday August 4th, expensive building equipment, tools and diesel were stolen from a groundworks company working in Cambridge Road, Great Shelford.

A Great Shelford bride ensured that her elderly grandad in hospital with  Parkinson’s disease was able to watch her wedding online. (External link)

The 7a bus service serving Great Shelford and Stapleford will have a new operator from September.


You can have your survey about the future of Great Shelford library.


Read about the decisions and actions of the Parish Council in June.


A 180 home development in Great Shelford and Stapleford including a "care village" is being marketed online.
Garages and sheds in at least five homes in Cambridge Road, Great Shelford have been burgled overnight, June 11/12.

A hi-tech home in Great Shelford has gone on sale for almost £4m. (external link)


Jobs are available at the Navigator pub.

The Zara Indian restaurant has a new website. (external link).

Playscape has won a £1,000 grant. The campaign has also received a £20,000 donation.

McColl's news agents on Woollards Lane closed on July 14.

Minor changes have been announced to Great Shelford's City 7 bus service.

There have been two break-ins in Great Shelford.


Bad parking has been blamed after a 4 year-old boy was hit by a car in Woollards Lane. Now a businessman and Parish Councillor wants urgent action.



A second barbers shop (photo above) is coming to Great Shelford. They will be operating in Woollards Lane alongside the fourth estate agents

A Memorial stone for a Nazi spy buried in Great Shelford has been given the go ahead by the Parish Council. See the other Council decisions from their May meeting.

Cambridgeshire County Council is demanding £70 for every pot hole they fill in in Great Shelford.

In the early hours of June 27 money and a cash card were stolen from a car parked in Headley Gardens, Great Shelford.

Overnight on June 15 on High Green, Great Shelford, thieves broke down a metal fence and stole tools and building equipment from a building site. There were four other crimes in a four day period in June in the village.

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


Shelford Deli is after a new Assistant Manager. (External link)

Barclays Bank in Great Shelford is closing on Thursdays from July 24.


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


Ever seen Great Shelford from the air? A new drone video has just emerged.


Vandals damaged garage doors on Mingle Lane, Great Shelford on May 21st.
Great Shelford has 2 new county councillors.


Royal Mail will no longer leave undelivered large items of mail at the new Great Shelford 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, Great Shelford 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? 


A Shelford student has won a prestigious acting award.


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).



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


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.

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 soon.



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.

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

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

The Shelford Playscape campaign has now raised more than £50,000 (external link.)

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

The Parish Council has a new website.

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

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.


Zara Indian Restaurant has won another award.

The Memorial Hall could 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 emerged. 

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. 

A former Arsenal star has moved into Great Shelford. 

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There can be few periods in Great Shelford's history when so many changes affecting so many people in the village have happened in such a short space of time. Now a new blog asks Will our Neighbourhood Plan be strong enough to fix all of our issues?

https://sites.google.com/site/greatshelfordcommunitywebsite/home/Great-Shelford-village-people


A Great Shelford woman has published a book about her 1,000 mile cycle ride from land's End to John O' Groats.



Great Shelford's newest development is complete. But one reader asks what traffic problems it will cause around the railway station.


Zara in Great Shelford won 2 awards at the Euro Asia curry awards that took place in London in November  - Best Restaurant in Cambridgeshire (2nd Year Running) and The Chef of the year 2017. (External link).

In the finals of the British Curry awards 2017 (“the curry oscars”) Zara was one of the runners up for best spice restaurant in the Midlands - the only Cambridgeshire restaurant to achieve this in 2017.


A villager is demanding action now that 80% of the lights on the DNA path are covered by undergrowth.


A new exercise class with a different has started in Great Shelford.


Poor parking in Spinney Drive is concerning local residents.


This is why Woollards Lane needs to be a one way system. As you can see the DAF lorry is double parked and the bin lorry has a job to get past. Calming measures will not work. Photo/ comment; Ian Mcleod

Scotsdales vouchers including a free gingerbread man Christmas decoration.


Sunset over the Shelford Feast by Pete Wilkinson - see more 2017 Shelford Feast photos here.

Great Shelford author Nicholas Best has revealed how his books have come within a whisker of being made into movies in a fascinating blog. (External link).





New homes in Station Road, Great Shelford have been branded "ugly and out of character" by one resident. Photo: John Wakefield

How Hard Can It Be, the new book by Great Shelford writer Allison Pearson was published in September.

The latest Scotsdales deals and discount vouchers are here.

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

https://sites.google.com/site/greatshelfordcommunitywebsite/home/history/great-shelford-photos

Dozens of old photos of Great Shelford can now be seen together on this Great Shelford website.


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.

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.



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


 
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.
 

 
Postcards have emerged giving an insight into the lives of a soldier based in Great Shelford during part of World War 1.

 

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


A blue plaque has been unveiled at Shelford Railway station in memory of a local retired railwayman.


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 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.

 

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 centre aka the Great Shelford doctors, the Great Shelford rugby club, the new Great 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 Restaurants in Great Shelford including the best places to eat in Great Shelford including the Indian restaurant Zara, and the Chinese restaurant Forum House,  Great Shelford estate agents including Haart, Tucker Gardner , Redmayne, and Sharman Quinney, Great Shelford businesses including , Great Shelford deli,  Davies Solicitors Pipedream plumbing,    Great Shelford dental surgeryShops in Great Shelford including  Great Shelford deliBarkers the butchersHair 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 Great Shelford Online also includes details about Great Shelford events including the Great 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 Arthur Rank hospice and information about Pink Floyd playing in Great Shelford.
 
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