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East West rail consultation event including a focus on the proposals for the ShelfordsMay 1111am - noonHarlton to Hauxton* and The Shelfords to Cambridge
Tuesday 11 May, 11am - 12pm
*Please note that this event was originally focused on Section E of the Consultation Document (Harlton to Hauxton) and will now be a combined event that will also cover Section F of the Consultation Document (The Shelfords to Cambridge)
Great Shelford Parish Council annual parish  meetingMay 12Online

Open Day and Work Party at Little Shelford Community Orchard and Woodland

May 16 

Open Day and Work Party at Little Shelford Community Orchard and Woodland


On Sunday 16th May the SCOWP team will be at work in Blennie’s Patch cutting some of the meadow grass, watering and mulching around the trees and generally tidying up.  All are welcome to drop by, have a chat about our progress and plans for this year and the longer term, and lend a hand if you wish. Wheelbarrows, grass rakes, small shovels etc. would be useful.  You may even like to try your hand at scything (adults only in suitable footwear.  Please be aware that Covid 19 restrictions are still in force and you are responsible for keeping to them in terms of group sizes and distancing.  Feel free to bring some food and drink for a picnic if you would like to.


Fingers crossed for good weather and we look forward to seeing you there.


Mike, Gill, Neil, Collette, Robert and Julie.

The Shelford Pandomime - you shall go to the hallMay 20,21st and 22ndLittle Shelford Memorial HallThree short performances with socially distanced audience who will be wearing masks
We have about 30 – 40 people/ performance. There are only a few seats unfilled now. We are doing a Friday and Saturday evening performance and a Saturday matinee. Tickets from coppendales@btinternet.com or phone 842498
 Great Shelford Free Church summer garden partyMay 23
1-2pm or 2-3pm
Cara CoffeeTickets from www.shelfordfreechurch.org.uk
Little Shelford Parish Council AGMMay 24 
Panto auditionsJune 13 Auditions will be held for Babes in the Wood, Little Shelford Pantomime 2022 on Sunday 13 June 2021 at Little Shelford Memorial Hall between 12 noon and 4 pm.
Due to Covid restrictions, to both book a time slot to audition and to complete an audition form, please register online at: https://tinyurl.com/panto-form

Please ring Sarah on 842498 or e-mail coppendales@btinternet.com if you have any queries.
Great Shelford Parish Council meetingJune 176.30pm 
Yoga plus classes startJune 18 

New class starting June 18th  - formerly named a Yoga class, the new ’60 minute care space’ will commence on June 18th.  This new class has evolved on-line over the last year and will now incorporate modified Yoga and Somatics movement practices for wellbeing as well as a variety of mindfulness techniques and breathing practices to bring an overall sense of wellbeing.   This class is a Physiotherapist led class and is suitable and accessible for everyone.  Please contact Michelle – michelle@honourourbody.co.uk.  Michelle also offers 1:1 Physiotherapy sessions utilising various movement and mindfulness approaches for finding ease within your body and mind and can offer 1:1 teaching sessions for Pilates, Yoga or Somatics.  Please get in touch for further details. 

Great Shelford (Not the) Annual Parish MeetingJune 23 Hybrid real meeting but with Zoom link available Antony Browne MP has agreed to speak and the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and the new county councillors will be invited
SSYI summer garden partyJune 26Lismore, Whittlesford Road, Little Shelford 
Shelford FeastJuly 10 NoonFree one day event details at shelfordfeast.co.uk
Arthur Rank Hospice wine and cheese reception Midday
July 11
Wale Recreation Ground Little Shelford Christine Ruffles and Penny Saich would like to invite you to for their annual
MIDDAY - 2.00pm
at Lt. Shelford Pavilion

Please join us to help support the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity to which we owe our continued thanks.
Great Shelford Parish Council meetingJuly 156.30pm 
Little Shelford Parish Council meetingJuly 19 
Great Shelford Parish Council meetingSept 166.30pm 
Little Shelford fun week-endSept 17-19 2021 

The Annual Village Weekend is back on Friday 17th to Sunday 19th September 2021

Following the announcement of the Government unlocking plans in February, they are increasingly confident the Village weekend will go ahead and give us our first Village get together for two years. So, hold the date in your diaries and remember, there is something over the weekend for every age group. To keep fully up to date follow them on Instagram, search on Little.Shelford and look out for the Village Sign and also look regularly at the Village website.

Friday 17th September 7.30 pm – Village Get Together and Dance.

Our first Village get together for two years, with a different feel to encourage maximum attendance. No theme and no fancy dress, a relaxed evening for adults (over 18’s) in the big Marquee on the Wale with dancing, a bar and food available for purchase from well-known local pop-up street vendors Steak & Honor and Waffle & Co. Ticket prices yet to be set but will be kept as low as possible.

Saturday 18th September – 1pm Village Fair and Show plus 5.30 pm Beer Festival.

The Village Fair will have something for every age group including stalls, BBQ, family games, animal exhibition, Body Blast sessions, raffles, bar and nature tours around the Wale. More details of all the events of the afternoon will be released as they are booked.

The Village Show we are looking forward to seeing your photos of local wildlife, as well as lockdown lunacy comedy shots, home grown vegetables of all shapes and sizes and flowers. Categories will be open for old and young alike, from arrangements of flowers, baking triumphs and creative crafts, we hope we will have included a category for everyone to have a go. So, start planting now and get that camera out, and remember it is a Just for Fun Village Show.

In the evening The Navigator will be hosting their Beer Festival with quality local Ales.

Sunday 19th September – Harvest Celebration, History Walk and Picnic.

All Saints Harvest Celebration 11am, all ages welcome, there will be songs and celebration for Harvest in the Marquee and gifts will be collected for Jimmy’s night shelter. Followed by tea, coffee, cake and conversation.

Village History Walk 
12 noon starting at the Wale. A 75 minute walk including the Village Pump and All Saints Church and Churchyard. Led by local residents with a history flair!

Picnic from 1pm on the Wale. Bring your picnic, family and friends to a relaxed afternoon in late summer sun!

Our aim for the Village weekend in 2021 is simply to get the Village together safely to have fun after a challenging 18 months. If we do make any surplus, we will be making our primary donations to Shelford School and the “Save the Wale” Recreation Ground fund. So, having fun and supporting local causes.

The weekend committee is now busy planning but there is still time for the Village Community to come up with ideas and suggestions for the weekend. So, if you have thoughts, or comments please e-mail their LSEC secretary, Jo Boyle, joboyle780@gmail.com with your ideas.

The LSCE committee is also very welcoming of new members and also welcome those who want to volunteer to help over the weekend itself, even if you don’t have time to join the committee. Please contact Jo if you would like to contribute in any way.

Ian Beaton, LSEC Chairman March 31 2021

Little Shelford Parish Council meetingSept 20 

Shelford Fun RunSept 26  
SSYI big breakfast8am - noon
Oct 2
Little Shelford Memorial Hall 
Great Shelford Parish Council meetingOct 216.30pm 
Little Shelford local history society agm and talk on The history of Royal Papworth Hospital10th NovemberLittle Shelford Memorial Hall 
Great Shelford Parish Council meetingNov 186.30pm 
Little Shelford Parish Council meetingNov 22  
Great Shelford Parish Council meetingJan 13  
Great Shelford Parish Council meetingFeb 17  
Great Shelford Parish Council meetingMarch 17  
Great Shelford Parish Council meetingApril 21  
Great Shelford Annual Parish MeetingMay 12  
Great Shelford Annual Parish Council meetingMay 19  
Tony Hadley at the Shelford FeastJuly 8 2022  
Trevor Nelson at the Shelford FeastJuly 9 2022  

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