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Major housing developments for more than 1,000 new homes have been proposed for Great Shelford.

Sites include Shelford Rugby Club and the Camping and Caravan Site off Cambridge Road are included in the proposals. Up to 40 homes are proposed for the Grange Field, which could lead to an extension of the Recreation Ground.

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Flu clinics are being held at Duxford Air Museum this year.


Zara Indian restaurant in Hinton Way has re-opened its doors. 


Plans have emerged to concert the former Lloyds bank in Great Shelford into a children’s nursery. (External link)


Great Shelford Dental Practice will  restart NHS check-ups from 1st October for children under the age of 16. For adults it will only be possible to start check-ups in 2021.

An archaelogical dig in an area where there may have been Iron Age and Roman settlements in great Shelford is taking place in the autumn (external link)

Three snakes and more than 100 lizards were found in a wildlife survey in Great Shelford. (External link)http://www.birdworks.co.uk/

A house has been burgled on Tunwells Lane, Great Shelford (external link)


The July Great Shelford Parish Council meeting included a go-ahead for cricket restarting, vandalism on the Rec and £15k for independent Transport Planners opinion regarding the proposed tramway adjoining the village (external link)


There's a complaint about the state of the weeds alongside the DNA path.


The gate for the footpath that runs alongside the health centre is re-open. Thank you to all of you for your patience and understanding over the last few months and for helping to keep our patients, staff and the community safe.

Here is a comprehensive guide about which Shelford and Stapleford businesses are open and which ones are shut in the Shelfords and Stapleford.


Proposals for 21 new affordable homes on allotments in Great Shelford have been given the go ahead


The angli-EAR Hearing team are planning to move into the old Barclay's Bank building on Woollard's Lane in Great Shelford.


A new public transport scheme on Green Belt the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford is now expected to be in place by 2024 after the go-ahead was given on June 25 by the Greater Cambridge Partnership.
Great Shelford library is re-opening on August 3

Shelford artist Kay Sonnex, who is part of the Cambridge Open Studios window exhibition, has been highlighted in the Cambridge Independent. (External link)


Can you help Shelford School raise money for a set of new laptops?


Great Shelford Parochial Charity is trying to find a new trustee (external link)


On June 22 at 2pm, a crew from Cambridge was called to a fire in the open on Cambridge Road, Great Shelford. Firefighters used a jet to extinguish a hedgerow fire. The cause of the fire was accidental.

Motorists are being urged to be vigilant following a spate of handbag thefts from vehicles over the past month including one in Great Shelford. 


Great Shelford Parish Council has three vacancies (external link)


Great Shelford library's Summer Reading Challenge is taking place on line this year.


A  Facebook group has been set up in Great Shelford to provide support for people in isolation because of the Coronavirus pandemic.


A new Shelford yoga and movement class on Zoom started on May 4.


Cambridgeshire Care Home in Great Shelford is using the MYO App which allows caregivers to share photos, videos and voice messages to loved ones and allow families to stay in touch during the Coronavirus crisis. (external link)


Great Shelford company AngliEar Hearing have been highlighted in the media as a  company struggling to get a loan from their bank during the Coronavirus crisis. (external link)


A four-year-old child from Great Shelford has won an award from a national charity for showing bravery and resilience during the Coronavirus pandemic.


Is the area near Shelford Railway Station the village's worst mobile phone deadzone?


The footpath between Ashen Green and the GP practice and McColl’s car park will be closed 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, to reduce any possible risk of spreading coronavirus whilst Shelford Health Centre is open.


Zara has been highlighted for its work giving free meals to Addenbrooke's staff by the Cambridge Independent (external link)


A Great Shelford website designer has launched a new skills swap service.


Villagers who are experiencing financial hardship because of the Coronavirus pandemic can get support from Great Shelford Parochial Charities.


Great Shelford opera singer Alastair Miles has responded to having his next five months work cancelled by creating two YouTube video with the help of his family. (External link)


Is Boots coping with the increased demand for prescriptions. No according to two villagers.


The Arthur Rank Hospice at Shelford Bottom has launched an emergency appeal.


The Shelford Feast has been postponed.


Granta Medical Practice are cancelling all routine face-to-face appointments. This is for the safety of both their patents and our staff. Instead they are offering an enhanced telephone service from clinicians. 

If you would like to receive a phone call please ring 0300 234 5555 (8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday) or alternatively you can contact them with non-urgent queries via email on capccg.covid19.gmp@nhs.net


Is the Great Shelford home price record about to be broken? A house on the market for more than £3 million has been highlighted by the Cambridge News (external link).


Great Shelford has been named as one of the best places to live in the UK (external link).


Could you become a volunteer driver?


Arthur Rank Hospice Shop in Woollards Lane, Great Shelford was broken into between 6pm on February 12 and 8.45am the next day. Some cash was taken and damage caused.


Dr Schramm is leaving the Shelford Medical Practice


A new cycling club has launched in Great Shelford.


Granta Medical Practice which includes the Shelford Health Centre is extending access services for patients, including pre-bookable and online appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday.

A house in Woodlands Road was burgled on Jan 4 between 3pm and 7pm.  Thieves also raided Tesco's in Woollards Lane on Great Shelford on Jan 11.


Two Great Shelford businesses have been burgled.


The Sunflower Cafe at Scotsdales in Great Shelford is now part of the Chatty Cafe scheme.


Great and Little Shelford school has been ranked 48 out of 188 schools in Cambridgeshire according to the new real schools guide (external link).


Cambridge Cancer Help Centre in Great Shelford is looking for new Trustees.


The window of a car at Mill Court, Great Shelford was smashed and a laptop was stolen in January. It was found in a nearby restaurant.


Annette Thomas, who lives in Great Shelford, is the new Chief Executive of the Guardian Media Group - the parent company of the Guardian and the Observer.


Cara Cafe is now open on Mondays between 10am and 4pm.

Dog owners are protesting against a possible ban on dogs on the Recreation Ground on Woollards Lane.


Fire crews were called to a garage blaze in Great Shelford in January,


Shelford & Stapleford Scout Group braved the elements to raise over £3,300 for local charity Wintercomfort.

Former Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley and DJ Trevor Nelson will headline the 2021 Shelford Feast.


Starting to implement the first stages of the Playscape Design Scheme is the Parish Council's priority for 2020 says chairman Malcolm Watson in a New Year message.

The Parish Council is proposing to increase its share of the council tax bills by just under 3% (External link).


Cara Coffee on Great Shelford High Street is opening on Mondays from January 6.


Granta Medical Practice, which includes the Shelford Medical Practicehas been rated outstanding.


A new online pharmacy service has been launched by a Great Shelford villager.


Council officials have been criticised for turning a blind eye to potholes in Woollards Lane.


Proposals for a new retirement village and country park on the edge of Great Shelford have been published.


A new beauty salon has opened in Great Shelford (external link).


You can now shop and help SSYI at the same time.


The Shelford Fun Run raised £4,400 for the Shelford Playscape campaign. (External link)

There was strong support for more affordable homes in Great Shelford at a recent public meeting. (External link)



Great Shelford appeared on BBC Countryfile on October 13.


There were two burglaries in Great Shelford in October. Several items of jewellery were stolen in a break-in at a house in Orchard Road, Great Shelford on October 11. In the second burglary, patio doors of a house in Davey Crescent were forced open and the house searched.


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.


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.

Sign up for your Great Shelford electronic newsletter

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 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. The then 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.


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


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)


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.

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


Shelford Rugby Club has introduced walking rugby.


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.


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


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.


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?


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


Great Shelford Parochial Charities has launched its own website. 


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 Solicitors 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.


Fly tippers have dumped 3 small tables and a bag containing an old microwave oven beside the bus shelter in HintonWay near Chaston Road.

The Stapleford September newsletter is out. Headlines include;


Stapleford Parish Council is to spend up to £10,000 on consultants to oppose the proposed busway across green belt in the village.

A free ATM cash machine is now available in the Spar shop in Stapleford.

 The Rose pub has extended the Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Monday to Wednesday - lunchtime only. 

Stapleford Pavilion is open again for bookings (external link)

Stapleford Granary has a new Chief Executive.

A previous Vicar of Stapleford received compensation from the Government following the abolition of the slave trade.

A lovely video about the Magog Down has been made by villager Keith Taylor. (External link)

A house has gone up for sale for £3.95 million in Gog Magog Way (external link)

The Navigator pub in Little Shelford is continuing its’ discount scheme in September.



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 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. 

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

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.


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

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 
 
       
 

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 re-published - 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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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 Solicitors 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,  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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