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Spoke in wine bar wheel?

Could bikes stop Great Shelford's new wine bar?

Noel Young is proposing to open a wine shop and bar on High Green in De Freville House.

However it has emerged that the County Council Highways experts are objecting to the plans because of "possible interference of business traffic with the existing cycle path."

The minutes from great Shelford's planning committee on February 4 stated: "All councillors agreed that this is an entirely spurious issue that risks to delay or even stop any further commercial development on that site. Mike nettleton agreed agreed to take up the matter."

Volunteers needed for new coffee shop

A new coffee shop is opening in Great Shelford.

Cara Coffee is a new community coffee shopopposite the Co-op in the High Street which is opening at the end of February or in early March. It is being run by Romsey Mill.

Now they are looking for volunteers to become part of the team.

If you have a spare morning or afternoon Monday to Saturday or would like more information, they would love to hear from you.

Contact manager julie.whitbread@romseymill.org Tel: Romsey Mill: 01223 213162

Wine bar letter

Noel Young Wines are planning to open a wine bar in Great Shelford in 2019. The proposals will be considered shortly by planners. In the meantime Noel young has issued this note:

"So we are getting to the crucial stage of our relocation to Great Shelford and opening a new bigger shop and wine bar. Planning application has been delayed so that we can deal with a couple of objections - which we feel we have done! I am also going to be present at the next Great Shelford Parish Council Planning Meeting (19/2/19), to answer any concerns and explain our intentions should any be unclear. We have ample parking, we will have no big lorries delivering, we will not be opening early and creating noise and neither will we be late. We will be providing Great Shelford and the neighbouring villages, a high class wine shop and quality wine bar, offering a convivial atmosphere tasty food and somewhere that is different to what we as locals have right now. Great Shelford badly needs more places to go and we have been overwhelmed with the amount of positivity and excitement about this venture from literally hundreds of locals visiting the shop over the last 8 weeks since we announced this. So it would be great if we could have some support ahead of our 19th February Parish Council meeting. Be great if some people could actually be there on the night to offer such support, but also in advance please write to the parish council. Thanks for all the kind messages we have received, it's a bit of a slog but hopefully we are almost there. Keep checking social media - nywines on Twitter and Instagram in particular for regular updates! Cheers Noel."

Shelford Twinning Association Visit to Verneuil en Halatte

25th – 28th May 2019

An opportunity to get to know our twinned village, situated just north of Paris and its lovely people. Why not join us?

Luxury door to door coach travel, accommodation with a French family and interesting visits. Ability to speak French is not essential!

All are welcome – Singles, couples, children, family groups.

All-inclusive price: Adults £95, Children (Year 7 and under) £70.

For more information, please contact

Sarah Haddow  (sarah.haddow@talk21.com) or Colin Jefferson (colin@frenchfrogs.net)