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The proposed route for a new public transport route on the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford has been published. 


https://www.camyoga.co.uk

Great Shelford appeared on BBC Countryfile on October 13.


There was a burglary in a house in Orchard Road, Great Shelford ob October 11. Several items of jewellery were stolen.


Shelford Scout and Guide HQ need a self employed or contract cleaner to carry out two hours general cleaning per week during school terms. Rates negotiable. Please contact Penny or Will Bull on 01223 840054

Shelford school wants your help to enter a draw run by the supermarket Aldi to win £20,000 


The Great Shelford Health Centre has hit back at criticism about how difficult it can be to get an appointment.


Two vans have been broken into in Great Shelford.


Did you know that aerosol cans, plastic bottles from toiletries and cleaning products and Tetrapak cartons can also now be recycled.


There were a record 348 finishers in the Shelford Fun Run (external link).

Noel Young's wine bar is ringing the changes on Sundays.


Train set building is being introduced at Arthur's Shed at the Arthur Rank Hospice in October.


Proposals for 21 new affordable homes on allotments in Great Shelford have been published.

1st Shelford Guides have been saved.


Thousands of people from Great Shelford, Little Shelford and Stapleford were woken by a rave on the edge of Little Shelford in August.


Villagers are having to wait for over a month for an appointment at the Great Shelford Medical Practice if they use the Online system.

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Great Shelford library is launching a new initiative aimed at helping people to stay healthy as they grow older


Eight new bus stop signs (commonly known as flags) have been erected in Great Shelford along Hinton Way, Mingle Lane and High Street.


There are two vacancies on Great Shelford Parish Council.

Flu vaccination dates have been announced at the medical practice.


There were record ticket sales at the 2019 Shelford Feast with the Comedy Night, Bad Manners & Big 10 and Go West & Back To The 80s sold out. MP Heidi Allen (centre) was working behind the bar on the Go West evening.


Read about the decisions and actions at the animated Great Shelford Parish Council meeting. (External link.)


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


Dr Colin Hitchcock has now retired.


How did you fare in the Shelford quiz at the 2019 Shelford Feast?


One villager has asked why we have to wait so long at our railway crossings?


Shelford Guides face closure unless they find a new leader.


The Cambridge Building Society has reopened its Great Shelford office after a refurbishment.(External link)


A man who was sexually abused as a child in Great Shelford 30 years ago has finally won compensation - despite police not having enough evidence to convict his attacker. (external link)


Your views are needed about a new cycling and walking route through Great Shelford and Stapleford.


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 is retiring.


The Shelford Medical Centre is using an eco-friendly electric van to deliver prescriptions to care homes.

Two men have been jailed after a burglary in Cambridge Road, Great Shelford in April. They stole a bike, iPad, MacBook Pro, iPhone 6, Sony camera, jewellery and £200 cash. (External link).


Scotsdales Garden Centre is now allowing dogs into their shop (External link)


Great Shelford's new wine bar opened in May.


The off-road bus-based transport system which would run along the edge Great Shelford and Stapleford could be coming a step closer.


A car chase through Great Shelford at speeds of up to 90mph featured in the Cambridge News. (external link)


Shelford Rugby Club has introduced walking rugby.


Cara Coffee is opening on Saturdays.


The Deli is now opening on alternate Friday evenings.


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.


Plans have emerged for a 63 bedroom care home at the heart of Great Shelford.


Great Shelford library has launched its own loyalty scheme.


A gravestone for a Nazi spy buried in Great Shelford will not now be put up after all


Read an update of how the work on the Rec will benefit the Shelford Feast.


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


Volunteers are need to help run Arthur's Shed at the Arthur Rank Hospice.


Barclays Bank in Great Shelford will not re-open. A public meeting was called to oppose the closure. And a petition has also been started. (External links)


The Parish Council has increased its share of the Great Shelford council tax bills by more than 11%. (External link)


Part of the Memorial Hall car park will be closed in March and April from Feb 25 to allow for installation of new water drainage and electric services.


A feasability study for a new Memorial Hall costing up to £10,000 is expected to be carried out in early 2019 once an architect is chosen by the Parish Council (external link).


A special shed with a difference has been launched at the Arthur Rank Hospice.


Signs asking motorists to switch off their engines while waiting have been introduced near Great Shelford station.


More villagers are enjoying the Great Shelford Online website than at any time in its five year history.


The mystery of a Spitfire that crashed in Great Shelford in World War 2 flown by the well-known racing driver Alfred Fane has been solved.


Did you know Barkers Butchers are happy if you take a Tupperware container in when buying ham, sausages and cheese?


Writer Allison Pearson  has left Great Shelford?


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


Great Shelford Parochial Charities has launched its own website. 



Fungi photographed at Great Shelford rec.


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


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

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

This community website for Great Shelford at www.greatshelford.info 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 SolicitorsPipedream 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.

Headlines for the Stapleford October electronic newsletter include;

Results of an archaeological survey of Stapleford will be unveiled in October.

Read about the actions and decisions from the latest Parish Council meeting.

Nursery education could be provided at Stapleford school from January. 

The Stapleford History Society has won funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to honour the men from the village who fought in World War One.


The current situation at our medical practice has been described as "chaotic" by one villager who is calling for a re-think on recent changes.


B1 class Steam loco No 61306 'Mayflower' passed through Shelford in September 2019. It was on a steam excursion to Norwich, the photo was taken at Websters Crossing off Granhams Road. Photo: John Wakefield.

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Barkers the butchers in High Street are now selling fresh fruit and veg. 


"In the past month, when walking the footpath from Church Street to Hauxton, after dark,  I have twice seen a pair of otters in the fields beside the river. They were caught in my torch beam, and stood staring back for a minute or so." Nick Humphrey.


Great Shelford artist John Minton has been celebrated in a documentary by Mark Gatiss on BBC. Read a profile of the Great Shelford born artist here.

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

This old photo of Hinton Way from around 1917 was sold on Ebay. There are lots of other old postcards in a special gallery.



This lovely postcard of Great Shelford station was sold on eBay for £25. You can see other old photos of the village here.

A 1950s milk bottle from Robinson's dairy of Great Shelford sold for £9.71 on Ebay 


This photo of 
George Bros tobacconists and florists when Woollards Lane was known as Station Road was sold on Ebay. Great Shelford Online has lots of other old photos of the village. 


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.


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


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.




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


 
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.



 
 
 
Great Shelford Online has a dedicated section on Facebook, where new stories will be posted. Or visit www.greatshelford.info 
 
       
 

       
 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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Considerable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of all information and adverts shown on the Great Shelford website at www.greatshelford.info. All information is believed to be correct at the time of publishing. However no responsibility or liability whatsoever can be accepted from any consequence of acting on advice or instructions given or inferred.

All information on the website is subject to change at any time without notice. Any logos or trademarks displayed on the website are the rights and property of their respective owners. All information on the website and text is copyright of www.greatshelford.info and any reproduction of this without express permission is strictly prohibited.

WWW.greatshelford.info and Great Shelford Online is an independent Great Shelford website. David Martin is the editor in chief and the main writer. He was a NCTJ trained journalist before becoming the Managing Editor of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and the creator of BBC Cambridgeshire Online.


Great Shelford is a popular and vibrant village four miles south of Cambridge. 

4,233 people live in Great Shelford according to the 2011 Census.

Writers Allison Pearson and Adele Geras live in Great Shelford.

Famous people who have lived in Great Shelford include Julie Deane OBEfounder of  the Cambridge Satchel Company,  painter John Minton, writers Phillipa Pearce and Tom Sharpe, Sir Peter Hall, the theatrical director and former Arsenal footballer Steve Morrow who also captained Northern Ireland. 

The Shelford Feast festival takes place every July.

Shelford Rugby Club currently play in the National League 2 South.

Great Shelford is twinned with Verneuil-en-Halatte in France.

The village has links to Pink FloydAn early version of Pink Floyd played two concerts in Great Shelford. Trinity House at 11 Cambridge Road was the setting for a party which was described in the book " A Pink Floyd fan's Illustrated Guide to Cambridge" as one of "two important Floyd episodes." It was also used for the cover of the Pink Floyd album Ummagumma.

Areas and issues covered by this Great Shelford website, Great Shelford Online and www.greatshelford.info 
 
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 SolicitorsPipedream 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.
 
This community website for Shelford, Great Shelford Online, 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 Solicitors, Pipedream 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.

The Great Shelford website includes details about roadworks and burglaries in all the main great Shelford streets including Abberley Wood, Ashen Green, Babraham Road, Birch Trees Road, Bridge Close, Bridge Lane, Buristead Road, Cabbage Moor, Cambridge Road, Chaston Road, Cherry Hinton Road, Cherry Trees, Church Street, Coppice Avenue, Crandal Way, Davey Crescent, De Freville Road, Elm's Avenue, Glebe Lane, Grain Close, Granham's Road, Granhams Close, Granta Terrace, Headley Gardens, High Green, High Street, Hills View, Hinton Way, Hobsons Acre, Kings Mill Lane, Leeway Avenue, London Road, Macaulay Avenue, Marfleet Close, Maris Green, Mill Court, Mingle Lane, More's Meadow, Orchard Road, Peacocks, Poplar Close, Red Hill Close, Red Hill Lane, Robinson Court, Selwyn Close, Shelford Park Avenue, Shelford Road, Spinney Drive, Station Road, Stonehill Road, The Hectare, The Orchards, Tunwells Lane, Tunwells Lane, Walden Way, Walnut Drive, Westfield Road, Wheelers, Woodlands Close, Woodlands Road and Woollards Lane.
 
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