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January 2020 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

You can recycle your Christmas tree  in 2020 and help the Arthur Rank Hospice at the same time.

Dog owners are protesting against a possible ban on dogs on the Recreation Ground on Woollards Lane. And there’s now a petition against a ban too.

 

Bin collection days change today and change again next week too.

July 9 seems a long way off. But that is when top comedian Lucy porter will be joining former Spandau Ballet singer Tony Hadley and DJ Trevor Nelson at the 2020 Shelford Feast.

 

The Parish Council is proposing to increase its share of the council tax bills by just under 3% (External link). Don’t forget you are allowed to attend the meeting where the decision will be made.

 

Cara Coffee is expanding its opening hours this month.

 

Shelford Medical Practice has been rated outstanding.

 

special open meeting is being held in January about the building of 21 homes and the relocation of existing allotments

 

Event this months include:

·       Twinning Association jumble sale

·       Free Camyoga taster classes 

·       Great Shelford Village Residents Open Meeting about 21 new alms houses

·       Cambridge South railway station consultation meeting 

·       A talk about us becoming more self-sufficient.

·       Friends of Shelford library AGM

·       Falls prevention talk

 

A 63 bed care home and a house putting a gym in its back garden are two of the more interesting planning applications this month.

This newsletter and the accompanying Great Shelford Online website are free thanks to the generosity of our supporters in the village. They include ScotsdalesCamyogaRedmayne, Arnold and Harris estate agents, The Navigator pub, The Cambridgeshire Care HomeangliEar and Simon Sparrow carpenter and joiner. Please buy local and support them.

1060 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

 

December 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Who will be our new MP? You can meet the candidates in a special Great Shelford General Election hustings is taking place at St Mary's Church on Dec 5 at 7.30pm. 

 

Dogs could be banned from the Woollards Lane recreation ground according to the latest Parish Council minutes (external link)

 

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.


There is only one
green bin collection day in December – and here’s where to find your Christmas bin dates

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

Planning applications this month include a 63 bed care home at the heart of the village and an 8 house development on Cambridge Road

public survey on bus services has been launched (external link).

Village events in December include;

·         Great Shelford Christmas lights switch on

·         A Christmas tree festival

·         Community Carols

·         The Nutcracker at Stapleford Granary

Fancy some lovely old historic photos of Great Shelford? We’ll have some framed pictures available to buy at the Christmas lights switch-on in the village on Sunday afternoon. We have also got a dozen copies of a one-off book of old postcards of the village along with a beautiful oil painting of the Mill which could make a great Christmas present.

A Shelford resident reflects on her unusual friendship with writer Clive James who dies this week.

 The proposed route for an off-road bus/tram scheme in green belt on the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford has been described as "an unsightly and unnecessary blot on the environment" (External link)

Would your child benefit from some inspirational tuition? I’m an experienced outstanding primary school teacher and personal tutor with the skills to encourage learning through innovative techniques.  I’m a maths and science specialist who can teach all subjects. Based in Little Shelford, I can teach at home or am happy to travel to you. Email: melissajsmartin@outlook.com or ring Melissa on 845995

This newsletter and the accompanying Great Shelford Online website are free thanks to the generosity of our supporters in the village. They include ScotsdalesCamyogaRedmayne, Arnold and Harris estate agents, The Navigator pub, The Cambridgeshire Care HomeangliEar and Simon Sparrow carpenter and joiner. Please buy local and support them.

1059 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

 

November 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter


You only have until Nov 4 to have your say about the proposed route for an off-road bus/tram scheme in green belt on the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford. 

 

Do villagers really care about to the proposals  asks one villager in a hard-hitting blog

 

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

 

Do you know where you can watch a firework display for free on Nov 2 (thanks to Cambridge Building Society and Technical Moves BTW)

 

There was a burglary in a house in Orchard Road, Great Shelford in October.

 

Where can you watch England in the Rugby world cup final and go to Church at the same time?

 

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

 

Shelford Scout and Guide HQ needs a cleaner

 

Do you know where you can watch a firework display for free on Nov 2 (thanks to Cambridge Building Society and Technical Moves BTW)

 

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

 

Events this month include;

·         The scouts jumble sale and auction

·         A sort of circus performance and workshop at the library

·         A Little Shelford social singalong event with songs from the First World War & Golden Memories from the 1940's and 1950's
A Special Commemorative World War One
Evensong with the choir of  St Catharine’s College Cambridge 

·         Two public meetings about the retirement village

·         Another public meeting about solar panels for the Babraham park and ride

·         The Little Shelford film night with the movie Lion

·         ‘Tales from the organ loft – a Little Shelford local history society  talk by David Adams 

·         A talk with advice healthy sleep and mental wellbeing

·         And the wonderful Claire Martin at the Granary

 

Planning applications this month include a new eco home and a mini development of eight new homes

 

Heidi Allen is standing down as our MP (external link)

There was strong support for more affordable homes in Great Shelford at a recent public meeting. 21 new homes are now in the pipeline. (External link)

 

There has been more criticism of the issues at the Shelford Health Centre.

 

Little Shelford currently has photos and additional comprehensive information for only five of its war dead. So, could you help find information about the other people from the village?

 

This newsletter and the accompanying Great Shelford Online website are free thanks to the generosity of our supporters in the village. They include ScotsdalesCamyoga, Redmayne, Arnold and Harris estate agents, The Navigator pub, The Cambridgeshire Care Home, angliEar and Simon Sparrow carpenter and joiner. Please buy local and support them.

1051 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

October 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

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

Great Shelford will be featured on BBC Countryfile in October

 

Shelford school wants your help to help 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.

 

A gorgeous steam loco has been spotted travelling through Great Shelford.

 

Did you know that aerosol cans, some plastic bottles 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.

 

Did you know there’s going to be a free firework display in Great Shelford?

 

Events this month include;

·         A consultation meeting about a proposed route for a new public transport route on the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford 

·         Free yoga classes at the Camyoga open day

·         A drop in session about proposals to build 21 affordable homes in Great Shelford

·         The Shelford Second-hand Bike Sale and Café

·         An environmental and eco festival

·         The World’s greatest coffee morning

·         The big book sale starts at the library

·         Talk by Helen Harwood, local historian about “Some Shelford Characters”

·         The Little Shelford quiz 

Plannings applications in Great Shelford include proposals to change part of a home into a clinic.

Stapleford headlines

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

·         Nursery education could be provided at Stapleford school from January.

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

·         India photography and traditional pottery exhibition at the Granary

·         Why Germaine Greer is coming to Stapleford

This newsletter and the accompanying Great Shelford Online website are free thanks to the generosity of our supporters in the village. They include ScotsdalesCamyoga, Redmayne, Arnold and Harris estate agents, The Navigator pub, The Cambridgeshire Care Home, angliEar and Simon Sparrow carpenter and joiner. Please buy local and support them.

1031 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

 

September 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

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

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

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

There are two vacancies on Great Shelford Parish Council. (External link)

Flu vaccination dates have been announced at the medical practice including the opportunity for people to pay for private vaccinations.

You won’t believe who was photographed behind the bar at the Shelford Feast.

Complaints about the poor state cemetery continue to trickle in

Planning applications this month include a number of extensions around the village.

Events this month include:

  • ·         The Shelford Fun Run
  • ·         The Little Shelford Fun Week-end
  • ·         A talk about a journey to Chernobyl
  • ·         A healthy eating for adults talk.
  • ·         A Shelford eco day

Find out which roads will be closed and during what times for the Shelford Fun Run.

This newsletter and the accompanying Great Shelford Online website are free thanks to the generosity of our supporters in the village. They include Scotsdales, Redmayne, Arnold and harris estate agents, The Navigator pub, The Cambridgeshire Care Home, and angliEar. Please support them.

1026 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

August 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

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

Malcolm Watson is the new Chair of the Parish Council. Read about the decisions and actions at the interesting Great Shelford Parish Council meeting. (External link.)

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

Eight new bus stop signs (commonly known as flags) have been erected in Great Shelford

There were record ticket sales at the 2019 Shelford Feast

There's a vacancy on Great Shelford Parish Council.

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

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

A talk about hearing dogs for deaf people is one of the only events this month

There are lots of small extensions in this month’s Planning applications

Flu vaccination dates have been announced at the medical practice.

1022 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

July 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Mike Nettleton, the Chair of the Parish Council has stood down from the top job and resigned from the council. (external link)

There are record ticket sales at the 2019 Shelford Feast with the Comedy Night, Bad Manners & Big 10 and Go West & Back To The 80s all predicted to sell out. 

Great Shelford Online will be at the Feast on Sunday July 14 showing some old photos of the village and offering you the chance to win a Shelford radio.

Shelford Guides will close in September unless they find a new leader.

As well as the Shelford Feast, events this month include;

·         The Shelford Open Studios

·         30th anniversary of the twinning charter celebrations

·         Shelford Rugby Club food festival.

Planning applications this month include proposals to demolish a Cambridge Road home and replace with one new house and five flats.

 

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)

 

Writer Adele Geras has written about a visit to St Mary's Church. 

The headlines from the May Great Shelford Parish Council meeting include:

  • Extra signs will be encouraging motorists queueing at the railway crossing to switch of their engines
  • The Cricket Club has complained to the police about youths surrounding young players and verbally abusing girl players, whist engaging in drug use activities
  • The Council has closed is Barclays Bank account after the bank closed its village branch (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 has retired.

 

nine year old Shelford girl has climbed Britain's three highest mountains to raise money for Jimmy's Night Shelter.

 

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

 

Did you know that Suffragettes attempted to blow up a railway crossing gate at Granhams Road, Shelford in 1913?

As we celebrate 50 years since man first landed on the moon this month, did you know that Little Shelford scientist Tom Bacon was critical to the success of the Apollo moon project?

Stapleford headlines

Revised proposals have emerged about the future of the Tree pub.

 

The Parish Council is looking for a new Assistant Clerk.

 

 

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June 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

You have until Friday to have your say about the future of Great Shelford. Everyone in Stapleford and Shelford can take part in a survey about a Neighbourhood Plan to define the extent and character of development in the two parishes over the next 20 years. The survey deadline is June 8.


Great Shelford's new wine bar opened in May.

Great Shelford has two new Parish Councillors.

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 Barclays Bank cash machine raid  in Great Shelford has been highlighted by the BBC in a major story about rural banking (External link).

New bus stop signs (commonly called flags) have been erected in Stapleford by a Great Shelford man.  

A Great Shelford mum has an art show opening In Cambridge in June.

Join City Care Services for their cupcake day in June.

Planning applications this month include permission for two flag poles

Events this month include:

A public exhibition regarding a proposed new Care Home in Station Road

A talk on The Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign

The SSYI garden party

And the Stapleford Fun Run.


Stapleford headlines

Read about what is happening when at the Stapleford Village Week-end

St Andrew's Church, Stapleford is looking for a new Director of Music/ Organist.

Stapleford Granary has launched its own beer.

Developments at a reservoir on the edge of Stapleford have intrigued one local resident.

 

964 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

May 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Noel Young's wine bar in Great Shelford will open in May.

Read the biographies of the three candidates standing in the Parish Council elections on May 2 (external link).

 

Cara Coffee is planning to open on Saturdays if it can find enough volunteers.

 

Have your say about the future of Great Shelford. Everyone in Great Shelford and Stapleford will receive a survey in May to have their say about a Neighbourhood Plan to define the extent and character of development in the two parishes over the next 20 years.

 

Shelford Guides face closure unless they find a new leader.

 

Two old friends who worked together in Great Shelford have been reunited after 50 years, thanks to a chance meeting in a care home.

 

Events in May include;

 

·         Parish Council elections

·         Shelford Twinning Association quiz evening

·         Great Shelford Parish Council annual meeting

·         The remarkable story of Heffers talk at the library

·         Great Shelford big lunch (actually on June 1st )

·         Highly regarded jazz musician Dennis Rollins at the Stapleford Granary

* And May's bin collection changes

 

Planning applications this month include the signage at the new wine bar.

 

The Deli is now opening on alternate Friday evenings.

 

A number of Great Shelford history stories have been published including what is described as a “modern day Dick Turpin” in 1903.

 

Stapleford headlines

Stapleford has two new Parish Councillors.

The rules have been changes regarding walking dogs on Stapleford Recreation Ground.

 

The Three Horseshoes has reopened after a refurbishment.

 

Stapelford WI are now knitting Trauma Teddies to be used by the Emergency Services when attending a variety of incidents 

 

Stapleford WI collected eight bags of rubbish in a village litter pick.

 

955 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

April 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Noel Young's wine bar in Great Shelford has been given the go ahead to open.

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

Two men, dressed in dark clothing and wearing balaclavas, tried to break into the property in Great Shelford. 

Asbestos has been found on the Woollards Lane recreation ground. The clean up could cost up to £50,000.

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

Read about the decisions and actions at the Parish Council meeting on March 20. (external link).

Two new parish councillors are needed for Great Shelford. (External link)

Shelford Feast tickets are now on sale. Read an update of how the work on the Rec will benefit the Shelford Feast.

A proposal for a food van on the Memorial Hall car park on Fridays lunchtimes has been given the go ahead. Read about the other actions and decisions at the February Parish Council meeting. 

An underground rail station for Great Shelford has been proposed.

Jewellery and gold stolen in the £14m Hatton Garden raid were found following a search of a Great Shelford house.

Great Shelford's mobile warden scheme has been given a cash boost.

The Co-op was broken into on March 12/13.

A new coffee shop is opening in Great Shelford. (Within 24 hours of the new Community Café appealing for volunteers in the last newsletter, they already had 3 new volunteers. )

Cambridge Joint Playschemes based in Stapleford needs your votes to help it win £40,000 from the National Lottery.

Three old photo of the former gelatine factory in Great Shelford have emerged.

Planning applications this month include a new house in Red Hill Close. And a possible new care home will be part of the agenda at the Shelford planning committee on Wednesday (external link)

Events this month include

·         A Race Night for the football club

·         An Easter egg hunt for the Rainbow pre-school group

·         The Great Shelford Parish Council hustings in the search for 2 new Parish Councillors

·         Tulip Fun Run for Parkinson's UK

·         A Rainbow pre-school Bingo night

·         Great Shelford Annual Parish Meeting

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

Great Shelford and South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen has become the Interim Leader of the Independent Group, now known as Change UK. (External link)

A £3m mansion complete with its own swimming pool and cinema is up for sale in the village.(External link)

Stapleford headlines

The Parish Council is growing to have 11 councillors. Elections may take place on May 2.

The new Co-Chair of the Parish Council has set out his thoughts for the future of the village.

Stapleford's community warden scheme has launched.

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March 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Shelford Guides urgently need a new leader.

Two new shops are opening in Great Shelford in 2019 alongside the village's first wine bar. But it has emerged that bikes might be a threat to the wine bar plans. The Parish Council's planners gave the plans their backing in February. 

The Parish Council has published a statement explaining why it has in increasing its share of the Great Shelford council tax bills by more than 11%. (External link)

 

Events this month include a second hand bike sale, a jobs fair, a police drop in surgery , a chance to meet the Library manager and the SSYI big Breakfast

Planning applications this month include turning the former post office sorting office into a home and a the owner of a historic home seeking retrospective planning permission for work on their master bedroom and bathroom

Volunteers are needed to help with a new community cafe opening soon in Great Shelford

 

Could you be a new Parish Councillor. (external link)

 

Group Consultations, also known as Shared Medical Appointments are now being used at the Shelford Medical Practice.

 

Companies now listed on the comprehensive business listings on Great Shelford Online include Dardan Security, who’ve moved their HQ to Great Shelford, and Patch and Paws dog grooming.

 

We’re back to green bin collections every fortnight in March The green bin days in March 5 and 19.

Stapleford headlines

The dates for the 2019 Stapleford Village Week-end have been announced – and a special poem celebrating the week-end has been penned.

A Range Rover stolen in Stapleford could have been taken using a so-called relay attack.

The Parish Council has two new Co-Chairs.

Little Shelford headlines

A hedgerow deep clean is taking place this Sunday in Little Shelford. And there’s a chance to meet your parish councillors immediately after the spring clean.

Little Shelford Hall was destroyed by fire 90 years ago on February 24 1929. This was part of the press coverage of the fire. And memories have been shared of life in the hall by one villager.

 

2,000 people have used the Great Shelford Online website in the last month.

912 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, simply email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com


February 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Barclays Bank in Great Shelford will not re-open. (You can cash at Kash Stores and the Co-op)

public meeting has been called to oppose the Barclays closure next week. And a petition has been started. (External links)

And a blog asks if the closure of Barclays Bank is a tipping point for Great Shelford and what else we villagers can do to help our local economy stay vibrant?


A proposal to increase the Parish Council's share of council tax bills by more than 11% was agreed in January. 

 

Shelford Guides urgently need a new leader,

 

There have been three burglaries in Great Shelford in January.

 

Playscape have updated their website – it includes the fact that their overall proposals could cost as much as £400k. (External link)

 

Renewable energy system solar panels could be mounted on carports above the car parking spaces at the Babraham Park and Ride.

 

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

 

Otters have been spotted in Great Shelford

 

Events this month include new yoga sessions, a valentine event with waiters “in the buff”, the Little Shelford film festival and public meetings about Barclays Bank and the Babraham Park and Ride proposals.

Planning applications this month include a variety of extensions and a new flat on London Road.

The Arthur Rank Hospice Christmas tree recycling initiative collected more than 1800 trees, raising over £26,500.

Stapleford headlines

The Chairman of Stapleford Parish Council has died.

The search is still on for a new Community Warden for Stapleford.

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 January 2019 Great Shelford electronic newsletter 

 


Two new shops are opening in Great Shelford in 2019 alongside the village's first wine bar. The Parish Council will give their views at their planning meeting on Jan 2 (external link.)

 

A proposal to increase the Parish Council's share of council tax bills by more than 11% will be considered by the council in January to allow improvements for road and pedestrian safety and recreational facilities. (External link.)

Two top 80s bands are headlining the 2019 Shelford Feast.

Barclays Bank in Great Shelford will not re-open for several months - if it re-opens at all.

Pimp My Fish, a new food truck, is launching in Great Shelford in January.

Special Pimp My Fish vouchers are available for the launch of the village's new food truck in January.

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).

 

Witnesses are being sought after a pedestrian collided with a car in Ashen Green, Great Shelford.

 

The reasons behind the range of changes at the Shelford Medical Practice have been set out.

 

Events this month include a forever active gentle exercise class, a good neighbours afternoon tea, a talk about some interesting Shelford Houses, the Shelford Twinning Association jumble sale and a film evening for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen 

Planning applications this month include takeaway changes at the Deli and proposals for three new shops including a wine bar.

A special shed with a difference has been launched at the Arthur Rank Hospice with events starting this month.

An inconsiderate motorist caused chaos on Dec 19 by double parking in Leeway Avenue whilst they commuted by train.

An historic Pacific steam locomotive passed through Great Shelford in December.

Stapleford headlines

The search is on for a new Community Warden for Stapleford.

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December 2018 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Two new shops are opening in Great Shelford in 2019 alongside the village's first wine bar. But the​​re are now fears that Co-op might leave Great Shelford after having plans for a new store were rejected.

 

house fire in Great Shelford may have been arson.

 

Great Shelford Christmas bin collection details have been announced (and don’t forget that you can use the events calendar as a prompt during the Xmas break)

 

There were two house burglaries in Great Shelford in November. 

 

The Shelford Medical Practice has got a new Freephone number which is free to call from mobile ‘phones and landlines. 

 

The Shelford Feast raised £11,800 for local good causes.

 

Two people were arrested after a drugs raid in Great Shelford.

 

There are two chances to meet your County, District and Parish Councillors in December and January.

 

Have your say about a proposed new £11m park and ride site in Hauxton on the junction of the M11 and A10 by December 21. (external link)

 

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

 

Tools were stolen after a garage was jemmied open in Great Shelford.

 

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

 

Planning applications this month include several extensions around the village.

 

Increased buses from Great Shelford to the centre of Cambridge could be paid for by a possible Cambridge congestion charge (external link.)

 

Events this month include carols at the Navigator, Scotsdales shopping evening and a chance to meet your councillor.

 

Free Scotsdales discount and deals vouchers are available including £5 off a real Christmas tree


Six Little Olives, a new gifts business which has just started trading in Great Shelford is the latest company to be included in the Business Listing on Great Shelford Online.

 

There are rumours that Barclays Bank might not re-open following the ram raid in October. Watch Great Shelford Online over the next few weeks for updates.


A villager claims in a letter that the new policy about prescriptions at the Shelford Medical Practice  might be contrary to the BMA’s advice.


A plea has been made for more people to use the village bus service.

 

Little Shelford headlines

 

new bus service from Little Shelford to the Trumpington park and ride site launches in December.

 

Stapleford headlines

 

A £3 parking charge will be introduced at the Magog Down in December.

 

An Independent Facilitator has been appointed to try to resolve the future of the Tree pub.

 

Changes have been taking place at Murketts Garage in Stapleford.

 

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November 2018


There is finally a decision on the Co-op's controversial plans to move out of the centre of the village to High Green (after a 9 month delay).

 

The ATM at Barclays Bank in Great Shelford was stolen by ram raiders using a JCB on earlier this week.

 

A proposed Mass Rapid Transit road which is likely to run along the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford has come a step closer to reality.

 

Shelford Medical Practice has changed its website address for online appointments following the merger with Granta..

 

Shelford Deli now has a new cafe-bistro.

 

An attempted burglary took place in Walden Way, Great Shelford on October 16.

 

Events this month include a Neighbourhood Plan display, a twinning wine tasting evening, Santa arriving at Scotsdales and writer Mandy Morton talking at the village library.

 

Planning applications this month include proposals for a new garage and home studio.

 

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.

 

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan’s book, Anatomy of a Scandal is at number 5 in the Sunday Times best seller list. Congratulations to Debra Armstrong and Deborah Bardsley who were the winners of the special copies of the book in the competition last month.

 

Solutions barber’s Shop will be closed until December for refurbishment. Gents can still go upstairs to the Ladies Salon for hair cuts.

 

Stapleford headlines

 

Watches and jewellery have been stolen in a house burglary in Stapleford.

 

Stapleford events this month include the Stapleford Christmas Gift FairRemembering the First World War study day at the Granary as well an appearance by Joan Bakewell and a village quiz.

 

 

Stapleford Community Primary School is having an Open afternoon on 8th November 2018.The school website is www.staplefordprimaryschool.org

 

Little Shelford headlines

 

Giant poppies will appear in Little Shelford to remember the 13 men from the village who gave their lives in World War 1.

 

 

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 October 2018 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

A small majority of local people who took part in a special poll  about proposals for a new Memorial Hall and underground car park said they were in favour of the development.

Thieves stole the cashpoint machine from the Great Shelford Co-op after reversing into the shop with a Toyota Landcruiser.

Shelford Deli is closing its deli shop in October, with the future focus on a cafe-bistro. 

A new community cafe is opening soon in Great Shelford.

A stolen bike was recovered after the thief was chased in Maris Green.

 

Win a signed copy of the political thriller, Anatomy of a Scandal from Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan which is out in paperback this week.

 

The Great Shelford Warden Scheme has vacancies for new members.

 

Which photo in the Shelford photo competition on our sister website, www.littleshelford.com won the Little Shelford radio?


Great and Little Shelford school is looking for a new caretaker.

 

Events this month include TV comedian Milton Jones performing for the Shelford and Stapleford Youth initiative, a Shelford Twinning Association cake sale, the Scotsdales grand Christmas opening and Shelford Rugby Club having their own comedy night.

Read about the actions and decisions at a number of Parish Council meetings; (External links)

05-09 Parish Council meeting

09-19 Parish Council Minutes
09-12 Parish Council Minutes
09-18 Planning Committee Minutes

 

Planning applications this month include a house being demolished and replace with 3 homes in Cambridge Road.

Our crime round-up includes;

·         A chain saw has been stolen

·         A Building site being raided

·         And someone pushing a stone sphere off the top of a gate post

 

Stapleford headlines

 

Community Warden scheme is being considered for Stapleford.

 

Stapleford's WI group have created a special pennant .


Stapleford Parish Council needs a new Assistant Clerk.

 

Little Shelford headlines

A house in Little Shelford High Street has had grass snakes in the garden over the summer.

 

A car has been caught driving at more than 60mph in the Newton Road 30mph zone by the village's new speed cameras.

 

BBC Look East presenter Janine Machin and Shelford school teacher Mike Paduano opened the new £85,000 playground at Little Shelford Rec in September

 

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Proposals for a new Memorial hall with an underground car park have taken a step forward.

Do you agree with the new Memorial Hall proposals with an underground car park or not? Take part in a special poll.

 

There has been a burglary and one attempted break-in in Great Shelford in the last month.

 

The opening hours at the Shelford Medical Practice will be restricted in early September due to computer changes.

 

Planning applications this month include proposals for a replacement house in Hinton Way and shed!


Double and single yellow line changes have been proposed by the Parish Council for nine roads in Great Shelford. There’s a special meeting about highways changes on September 26.

 

Scotsdales have been shortlisted to win 'Best Multiple Garden Centre'. Vote here (external website)

 

Two village shops have introduced environmental initiatives.

 

Can you help solve the mystery of a Spitfire that crashed near Great Shelford in World War 2?

 

Affordable housing and development on the Green Belt are on the Parish Council agenda on September 5 (external link).

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.

An old photo of Hinton Way from around 1917 has recently sold on Ebay. There are lots of other old postcards in a special gallery at Great Shelford Online

Events this month include the Shelford Fun Run, a free stretch exercise class, an extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council and the Little Shelford fun week-end.

The Fun Run means there are some road closures on the morning on September 16th – full details here

Little Shelford headlines

Work has almost finished on the new playground which will be opened during the Fun Week-end by BBC Look East presenter Janine Machin and former Shelford School teacher Mike Paduano.

A Little Shelford digital radio has been launched. And you can win one of the £75 Little Shelford radios in an exclusive Shelfords photo competition.

 

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The Parish Council is holding a special meeting tonight (Aug 1st) after a number of incidents on the Recreation Ground in Woollards Lane.

There has been another burglary in Great Shelford.

New 20 MPH zone signs/lines have been installed in Mingle Lane and other parts of Stapleford. See a map of the Stapleford roads affected by the new 20mph zone.

 

Is writer Allison Pearson leaving Great Shelford? Her home has just gone on the market for £2.5m (external link).

 

A new Green Belt policy for the village could allow up to 25 homes for rent to be built.

 

A number of events are being organised in September to mark the 175th anniversary of Great and Little Shelford School. And theyw ant to hear from former pupils.

 

Shelford and Stapleford Rainbows need a new leader.

 

Almost 150 acres of agricultural land with "long-term development potential" is on sale at Shelford Bottom for £2m.

 

More than £6,000 has now been raised for the MS Trust by former Arsenal footballer Steve Morrow, who lives in Great Shelford, and David Martin after a £300 donation from the Great Shelford Country Market.

 

£560 from ice cream sales were stolen from a car in Great Shelford

 

Shelford Medical Practice has merged with the Granta Practice.

 

There is a question mark over the future of the buildings used for Rainbow and Wacky clubs at Great and Little Shelford School.


A Citroen dispatch vehicle had its 
tyres slashed in Great Shelford.


Three 
deep scratches were caused to a Jaguar car in Granta Terrace.

 

Items were stolen from a Ford Focus parked on Church Street.

 

Great Shelford Parochial Charities has launched its own website. 

 

TV comedian Milton Jones is playing a benefit show for the Shelford and Stapleford Youth Initiative

Planning applications this month include a new home in Macaulay Avenue.

Blogger John Wakefield asks what is happening with the new Co-op store? The decision over whether to allow the new Co-op store will be made this month - you will be able to read about it first on the Great Shelford Facebook page.

Welcome aboard to City Care Services in Great Shelford who are the latest local business to support Great Shelford Online and keep it free for the two-thirds of people in the village who visit the website every month.

 

Little Shelford Village Show headlines:

 

(a) A few tickets for the Friday night are still available so buy your tickets now!

(b) Saturday afternoon now includes the Reptile and Mini-Beast experience for families

(c) Little Shelford Village History walk now added at noon on Sunday

(d) There is still plenty of time to enter items for the Little Shelford Village Show competitions (entries to be submitted by 6th September).

 

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July 2018 Great Shelford electronic newsletter


 

There is a question mark over the future of the buildings used for Rainbow and Wacky clubs at Great and Little Shelford School.


The Shelford Support group, which provides vital services for needy villagers, is in danger of closing.

 

The 7a bus will no longer pick passengers up in Great Shelford from July 30.

 

The Playscape proposals for a new playground at the Rec have been given planning permission. See the other current planning applications around the village including new homes in Woollards Lane.

 

There are loads of events this month including the Shelford Feast – we are looking forward to the literary evening with thriller writer Sarah Vaughan on the Wednesday and the evening with prime Brass on the Friday – the Cambridge Open Studios and a history walk in Church Street. (And you keep up to date with the latest changes on any of the Feast events with the village calendar)


The Parish Council is deciding what to do about Green Belt development in Great Shelford. They have also be looking at parking on pavements in the village. (External link)

 

Part of an exterior wall of the old Alzheimer building in Station Road has collapsed.

 

The first Mobike has been spotted in Great Shelford.

 

The Lottery for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity may soon have helped raise £1 million.

 

A hybrid bicycle was stolen from a driveway in Great Shelford on 22nd June


Four gardening metal 
planters have been stolen from the front garden in Great Shelford.

 

An estate agency is offering to give £250 for every instruction in the village during the summer.

 

A Raleigh pedal cycle was taken from outside Great Shelford train station on June 11.

 

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June 2018 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

There have been two daytime burglaries in Great Shelford this week.

The temporary 4 way traffic light system at Woollards Lane / London Road junction will be removed by the end of today after complaints from villagers. 

A man has been jailed for two years after ramming a police car following a chase through Great Shelford. (External link)

A meeting is being held this month to discuss more affordable housing in Great Shelford.

A revised timetable for the 7a bus has been announced.

There was an attempted burglary at a home in London Road, Great Shelford.

Great Shelford Parish Council has a new number two.

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan will be talking about her best seller Anatomy of a Scandal in a literary evening that has just been added to the Great Shelford Feast schedule in July that also includes Susan Grossey.

A Grey Subaru Impreza car has been stolen from Hinton Way.

A lovely old postcard of Great Shelford station is currently available on eBay for £25. You can see other old photos of the village here.

Free wifi is now available near the Memorial Hall.

Next week, former Arsenal footballer Steve Morrow who lives in Great Shelford and the writer of this newsletter David Martin will be cycling through 4 countries in 4 days. They’ll be cycling the 380 miles from London to Amsterdam starting on Wednesday. They have already raised £4,600 for MS nurses and the MS Trust – can you help them raise even more?

Events this month include a meeting about affordable housing in the village, a Twinning Association quiz night and a special repair café.

Planning applications this month include two new homes in Woollards Lane.

Read the headlines from Great Shelford Annual Parish meeting in April. (external link)

Over 30 pairs of glasses have been collected by The Shelfords WI for people in Malawi.

Stapleford headlines

The Parish Council is looking for 4 new councillors.

A house in London Road, Stapleford has been broken into.


The 
village warden scheme could be revived following tacit support from the Parish Council.

 

The Gog Farmshop at Shelford Bottom has been crowned East Anglia’s Farm Shop & Deli award winner for 2018.

Campaigners trying to save the Tree have managed to raise almost £500 in their latest crowd funding appeal

Little Shelford headlines

Jewellery has been stolen in a burglary at a Little Shelford home.

 

Two deer heads have been found down Bradmere Lane.

 

new bus service linking Little Shelford with Trumpington park and ride is expected to launch in September.

 

A historical Celtic woad grinder has been found near Little Shelford.

The parish Council has a new Chair

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 May 2018 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

 A weekly van selling Asian style street food is coming to Great Shelford this month.

 

The Liberal Democrats won the two seats in the District Council elections in Great Shelford on May 3. Meanwhile the list of new Parish Councillors has been published.

 

A 10 year-old girl spotted Nazi graffiti on her way home from school. 

 

Great Shelford’s policy on Greenbelt and Affordable Housing and the potential Memorial Hall redevelopment are on the agenda for next week’s Parish council meeting (external link)

 

Read the headlines from Great Shelford Annual Parish meeting in April. (external link)

 

Proposals for the new playground are one of Great Shelford's planning applications.

 

There's been another attack on a cyclist using the DNA cycle path (external link). 

 

Villagers are becoming increasingly vexed about parking around Great Shelford. One lady on Cambridge Road had her driveway blocked for up to 15 minutes. While commuters have been causing more problems in Leeway Avenue.

 

Events this month include the school summer fair, the Neighbourhood Plan with a big meeting focussing on countryside access and the annual meeting of the Parish Council.

 

Going away this summer – there’s guidance and advice from the Shelford Medical Centre.

 

A big thanks to everyone who supported Steve Morrow and David Martin’s quiz night which raised more than £4,000 for the MS Trust.

 

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April 2018 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

An attempted house burglary in Great Shelford was one of six break-ins in South Cambridgeshire where police say the homes were targeted.

 

The new Headteacher at Great and Little Shelford School has been announced.

 

Private security patrols have been introduced to minimise anti-social behaviour around the Recreation Ground and the Pavilion in Woollards Lane.

 

The consultation for proposals that could see a new segregated Mass Rapid Transit Route from the A11 via Sawston, Stapleford and Great Shelford to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus have been extended to April 9.

Easter bin changes, the annual parish meeting, a talk by a local writer and Former Arsenal footballer Steve Morrow is hosting a quiz fundraiser for the MS Trust in April are among this months events.

 

A car has had its window smashed and a handbag stolen this week.  

 

The Met Police have been carrying out investigation in Hinton Way (external link).

 

A car being broken into was one of three crimes in Great Shelford in 7 days.

 

Traffic problems in Church Street are being exaggerated according to one resident.

 

Car park and pathway repairs at the Shelford Medical Practice are almost complete.

 

Great Shelford Playscape came third in some recent awards.

 

A Great Shelford resident has outwitted a potential scammer.

 

Two homes being demolished to make way for new homes are among the planning applications in Great Shelford this month.

 

 

A milk bottle from Robinson's dairy of Great Shelford has been auctioned on Ebay

 

The 2018 Shelford Feast line up has been announced.

 

Great Shelford Online has an exclusive £5 voucher for Scotsdales for people in the village.

 

The person behind this electronic newsletter, David Martin, is cycling 380 through 4 different countries from London to Amsterdam in June for the MS Trust. If you would like to support David and the great cause (or simply give something for his work on this increasingly popular newsletter) you can donate directly to Dave’s charity page here.

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March 2018 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

There's been three burglaries this month in Great Shelford including one in which a car was stolen.

 

The Co-op's proposals to move to High Green is being opposed by the Parish Council unless changes are made.

 

The Parish Council's share of the Council tax bills is going up 17%. The Council has published a statement explaining the increase.

 

As part of plans to improve journeys times and congestion along the A1307 and A1301, the Greater Cambridge Partnership is looking to hear the views of residents in Great Shelford and Stapleford  about possible changes on the edge of the village.

Former Arsenal footballer Steve Morrow is hosting a quiz fundraiser for the MS Trust in April.

 

Part of a bus shelter in Great Shelford has been smashed

 

Parish Council Vice Chairman Bridgid Hodge has resigned. Read the full minutes of the January Great Shelford Parish Council meeting.

 

Power tools have been stolen from builders working in the village.

 

Pot holes and an electric car charging point for Great Shelford were considered at the village's highways committee  (External link.)

 

Events this month include a Gin tasting fundraiser, the wonderful SSYI big breakfast and a second hand bike sale.

 

Find out the latest news on the Shelford Medical Practice merger.

 

A lovely old photo of George Bros tobacconists and florists in Woollards Lane is currently for sale on Ebay. Great Shelford Online has lots of other old photos of the village. 

 

Planning applications this month include the Co-op plans and a replacement house on Granhams Road.

 

It’s your last chance to use the free Zara £5 gift voucher, giving you a fiver off your bill next time you visit our award-winning Indian restaurant in Great Shelford.


The person behind this electronic newsletter, David Martin, is cycling 380 through 4 different countries from London to Amsterdam in June for the MS Trust. If you would like to support David and the great cause (or simply give something for his work on this increasingly popular newsletter) you can donate directly to Dave’s charity page here.

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February 2018 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

There will be a public consultation meeting on 1st February from 2pm in Great Shelford Memorial Hall about the proposed merger between Granta Medical Practices and Shelford Medical Practice,

 

A tree came down on the A1301 in Great Shelford in the storm on January 2nd.

 

Great and Little Shelford school head teacher Alison Evans is leaving later this year.

 

A car was stolen by burglars following a break-in at a Great Shelford home.

 

The new pedestrian crossing is Woollards Lane is now due to be installed during February. A 20 MPH speed is also being introduced on some roads in the village this month. 

 

Lloyds Bank in Great Shelford is closing this month

 

The car park between Woollards Lane and the walkway access to Shelford Medical Centre will be closed for access on Monday, February 5 from 6pm to at least midday on Tuesday 6th February.

 

Fancy becoming a "spotholer" to ensure the quality of our roads is improved?

 

There have been two van break-ins in Great Shelford in January.

 

Events this month include A History of Great Shelford in Ten Photographs, a folk concert with Fara at the Granary and a reminder of which Tuesday is green bin day.

 

A new Park & Ride is considered for Hauxton, to be built west of Junction 11. (external link)

 

A public meeting has been organised to allow people to air their concerns about the Co-op moving out of the centre of the village.

 

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan's new novel, Anatomy of a Scandal, has already gone into the Sunday Time stop 10. She's written a great blog about her experiences on publication day.

 

The Playscape fundraising total is now at £60,000 with the planning application due to be submitted this month. (External link)

 

Did you know that there’s a Great Shelford business with a Royal Warrant?

 

Some cyclists have been threatened after dark on the DNA path to Cambridge. (External link).

 

A Great Shelford couple have won £1 million compensation after a Nigerian prince pulled out of a deal to buy their former London home. (External link).

 

Barkers Butchers is now opening til 6pm on two days every week.

 

 Planning applications this month include plans for the new Co-op which will include an ATM (just as Lloyds is closing)

 

There’s advice for Tinnitus Awareness week from one of the main supporters of Great Shelford Online

 

Do you fancy a free Zara £5 gift voucher, giving you a fiver off your bill next time you visit our award-winning Indian restaurant in Great Shelford.

 

Great Shelford's Wacky after school and holiday club has a new logo designed by one of the Primary School pupils.

 

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