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May 2017 Great Shelford newsletter


There have been two burglaries in Great Shelford in April.

Shelford Rugby Club is having a special artificial pitch installed. And the club is also hoping to raise £250,000 to extend their clubhouse.

 

Parish and District Councillor Charles Nightingale has talked about living with Parkinson's Disease (external link).

 

Great Shelford will shortly have two 2 new county councillors.

 

Did you know that Arthur Rank Hospice’s Bistro is open to the general public?

 

The Easter bank holidays mean that the bin collection days in Great Shelford are different again this week. You can always check out the bin situation here.

 

Work is expected to start on the Woollards Lane zebra crossing shortly.

 

Read what the Parish Council did at its meeting in March.

 

A Shelford student has won a prestigious acting award.

 

A jacket and bank cards have been stolen from a car in Great Shelford.

 

A piano once played by Benjamin Britain needs a new home

Events this month include mayoral and county council elections, Great and Little Shelford school summer fair and the annual meeting of the Parish Council.

Among the current live planning applications in Great Shelford are proposals to demolish a house on Cambridge Road and replace it with 7 flats.

 

Bad parking in both Leeway Avenue and woollards lane has upset village residents.

 

Playscape have published their latest designs for the Rec. (External link) – and you can support the plans by taking part in the Shelford Fun Run on Sept 17. Nominations are now open.

Did you know about the Nazi spy who is buried in an unmarked grave at St Mary’s Church in Great Shelford?

 

 

Stapleford headlines

 

Sunnyside pre-school playgroup is closing.

 

The Tour de Stapleford family cycling event is returning in June.


Volunteers are still needed for the
Stapleford Village Weekend.

Stapleford should soon have its own village hub .

 

 

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April 2017 Great Shelford newsletter

New speed flashing signs are about to be installed by the village school ahead of a 20mph limit being introduced.

 

Great and Little Shelford School will lose £6,000 under changes being proposed by the Government.

 

An expensive watch has been stolen in a burglary in Great Shelford.

 

The new Great Shelford Post Office was formally opened by MP Heidi Allen in March

 

Which TV celebrity opened the Cambridge Care Home in Great Shelford last weekend?

 

Great Shelford will get a new café this summer.

 

TV comedian Hal Cruttenden has been added to the Comedy night at the Shelford Feast. Online tickets for all the Feast events, include for the Real Thing and Odyssey who are headlining the Shelford Feast are now on sale.

 

Read what the Parish Council did at its meeting in February.

 

Fancy a free yoga class at Camyoga with a special voucher for Great Shelford residents?

Events this month include the annual village meeting, a comedy night, a quiz night and an open day at the Arthur Rank hospice.

Here are all the current live planning applications in Great Shelford.

Do you know about the Wacky school holiday club for children in the village?

The recent Shelford WI activities include them winning their first darts match.

Shelford Garden Club have their own new section on the village website.

There’s a great old photo of the High Street that has just emerged in our special history section. Is your road featured?

 

£22,500 has been raised in a sponsored walk that ended at Scotsdales.

 

A well-known illustrator of children’s books is the latest addition to the Village People section of Great Shelford Online.

 

Stapleford headlines

A special 20mph zone is being created at the heart of Stapleford.

The Granary is growing.

The opening of the Tree pub has come a step closer.

 

Little Shelford headlines

There have been 6 burglaries in Little Shelford in the last month – please take care at home.

 

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March 2017 Great Shelford electronic newsletter


There have been four burglaries in Great Shelford in the last fortnight. (We know you don't like crime stories but we all need to take extra care)

Did you remember that our bin collection day in Great Shelford changed to Tuesday this week – its green and blue next Tuesday.

 

Have you heard which top 70s bands are headlining the Shelford Feast.

 

Those lovely people at Scotsdales, who support this newsletter every month, have given all readers of Great Shelford Online a £5 voucher as a community thank you

 

The new Great Shelford Post Office opens next week.

 

Five minute rapid access sessions have been introduced to increase the number of appointments at the Shelford Medical Practice.

 

Mingle Lane was the most expensive place to buy a house in Cambridgeshire in 2016 (external link).

 

Shelford based writer Allison Pearson’s new novel and publication date have been revealed.

One resident claims to have identified the worst pot holes in Great Shelford?

Have you caught up yet with the Parish Council headlines:

  • The Parish Precept 2017-18
  • Annual Parish Meeting
  • Village Maintenance
  • Recreation Ground Improvements to support Playscape
  • Parking
  • Chief Inspector James Sutherland - Parking and Burglaries
  • Network Rail
  • Highways Improvements
  • Recreation Ground Pavilion Hire

Read the full update on the new Great Shelford Parish Council website. (external link)

Which new homes in the village have been branded as ugly?

 

To celebrate Mothers’ day, Shelford business Equilibrium Total Wellness is offering 20% off their massage prices in March if you mention Great Shelford Online when you book – that’s Mothers’ Day sorted then.

 

Events this month include the legendary SSYI big breakfast, a bike sale to raise money for the school, a charity ladies night at Scotsdales and the Granta Deanery spring fair

Village planning applications include two new homes in Westfield Road.

What do you think of the new traffic lights at Freestone Corner?

 

Stapleford highlights

 

A tree fell across the Stapleford to Sawston cycleway in Storm Doris last week, which is used by students from Little Shelford, making headlines in the Cambridge News. 

 

The dates have been revealed for the Stapleford Village week-end.

 

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February 2017


Great Shelford February newsletter


 

The bin collection day in Great Shelford is changing.

 

The days of trying to get a doctor’s appointment by calling the surgery several times at 8am could soon be gone - Shelford Medical Practice is changing the way appointments are made.

 

Sixty people turned up for the village parking meeting.

 

The Parish Council's share of the village's council tax bills is being frozen in 2017.

 

You can have your say on the proposed changes now that is has been announced that Great Shelford Post Office will have a new home in March.

Parking problems near the station could get worse because of nearby changes.

 

Proposals to demolish a bungalow in Great Shelford and replace it with two new homes have been given the thumbs up by the Parish Council.

 

A man has been fined after thefts from cars in the Shelfords in 2016.

A cooker has been stolen from a garage in Great Shelford

There’s a photo of a gorgeous sunset at the new Arthur Rank Hospice.

Permission to build a garden room that already exists is one of this month’s planning applications.

Villagers have been advised NOT to try to use DVDS that have mysteriously been posted through some letterboxes.

Events this month include a race night, a quiz night for the cricket club and a pancake night for the Twinning Association.

 

The Shelford Run will be taking place again in September, raising money for the Shelford Playscape campaign.

 

There are two new additions to our comprehensive business listings – Total wellness and Great Shelford Tyres. (They’ve both got great websites too)

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan’s novel, The Farm at the Edge of the World has just come out in paperback and to celebrate we’ve organised an exclusive give-away of a copy of the novel and a box of clotted cream fudge for readers of the Little Shelford newsletter.

 

Shelford School PTA is going all out to raise money for the school again this term. See what they've been up to by following this link ...

 

 

Stapleford links

  • There has been an armed robbery at the Spar shop.

 

  • The speed limit along Church Street and Mingle Lane could be changed to 20mph.

 

  • So many people are using the cycle way to Sawston that there are now capacity issues according to a leading politician.

 

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January 2017

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Happy New Year!

Three Shelford homes were burgled on the same day.

The future of Great Shelford Post Office has finally been revealed.

Bin collection days for Great Shelford and Stapleford change temporarily this month.

 

Three horses have been killed in Great Shelford.

 

House prices in Great Shelford have increased by more than 11% a year over the last 25 years. The news comes as a new housing section is launched, supported by village estate agents Haart

 

The traffic lights at Tunwells Lane are being replaced in January.

 

shop closed in the village in December. And two other village shops are now up for sale.

 

Plans to restrict all day parking in the village and introduce more parking spaces will be discussed at a special meeting in January.

 

The Neighbourhood Plan for Shelford and Stapleford now has its own website.

 

A Shelford tree surgeon is the latest business to support the Great Shelford community website.


Which Shelford resident appeared on

University Challenge at Christmas?

 

The Shelford Playscape campaign has now raised more than £30,000 (external link.)

 

Dr Colin Hitchcock from Shelford Medical Practice received £400 in December.

 

South Cambridgeshire is one of the best places to live in the UK (external link).

 

Proposals to build 20 bungalows in Great Shelford will be discussed at two meetings in January.

 

Police are appealing for witnesses after a driver failed to stop after a collision outside Scotsdales Garden Centre. 

 

Three bats at St Mary's Church have added £17,000 to the cost of the new roof.

 

The Parish Council has a new website.

 

A high technology new home is being built in the village. (External link)

 

Our MP Heidi Allen wants to be the new Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. (External link)

 

Front and rear registration plates were stolen from a vehicle in December.

 

Events this month include the Shelford panto, that village meeting about the latest parking changes, a Twinning Association jumble sale and a repair café.

 

Planning applications this month include a new home in Mingle Lane

 

A lady had her handbag stolen in Tescos on Dec 7 (external link)

 

SSYI has a great new website - http://www.ssyi.club/

 

There’s a new Facebook group to buy and sell in the Shelfords: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398432130488045/

 

Stapleford headlines

 

A Stapleford mother who raised more than £2.5 million to help sufferers of the disease that claimed her daughter’s life, has been awarded an MBE

 

Two houses in Stapleford were  burgled in one week-end.

 

A special community archaeology week-end is taking place in Stapleford in May.

 

 

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December 2016


The Shelford Feast has given away £27,000 to dozens of good causes.

Our Christmas lights are being switched on this week.

A shop is closing in the village at the end of the month.

 

More than 20 bungalows could be built on Green Belt on the edge of Great Shelford the Parish Council heard in November.

 

Our new care home is opening next week.

 

The new Arthur Rank Hospice opened last month.

 

Read what the Parish Council discussed and decided this month.

 

There was an attempt to steal lead from a Great Shelford Church.

 

The Grange could get greyer – other plans this month include a barn conversion in the village

 

Cambridge Biomedical Campus has been given permission to build on the green belt near Great Shelford. (External link)

 

There’s lots happening this month around Great Shelford including two Christmas fairs, a carol concert, reindeer at Scotsdales along with full details of the Christmas bin changes.

 

A blog from a new business in Great Shelford explains about a range of non-surgical rejuvenation techniques including one which can reduce 25% of fat cells.

 

The Gog Magog farm shop has been named Butcher of the year. (external link)

 

Some amazing photos of Great Shelford 100 years ago have been published for the first time thanks to the generosity of Shelfordian Mary King.

 

The Great Shelford Online website has Scotsdales vouchers including £5 off a real Christmas tree (and free delivery).

 

Headlines from the sister Stapleford website

 

  • A new cycle route could be created between Stapleford and Cambridge (including a possible new off-road route through Great Shelford).

 

 

  • Campaigners want to use a Compulsory Purchase Order to save a Stapleford pub from being demolished

 

  • South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen visited Stapleford for a special Church service.

 

Happy Christmas and all the best for 2017 from Great Shelford Online and the generous supporters who make this newsletter and accompanying website a reality:

 

 

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November 2016


 

 

Great Shelford Post Office has been sold.

 

An MEP is switching on the Shelford Christmas lights. And there will be a special prize for the best festively decorated house and business.

 

Part of the Riverside walk has had to be closed due to a hornets' nest. It is expected to be fully re-opened by the end of October.

 

The Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge is coming to Great Shelford this year!

 

Nearly 60 people attended the recent Neighbourhood Plan meeting.

 

Our new care home is expected to open in December.

 

Machinery has been stolen in the village.

 

 

A bungalow has been burgled in Great Shelford.

 

The new Arthur Rank Hospice opens in November.

 

Writers Adele Geras and Sarah Vaughan will be in conversation with David Martin at the free Shelford Literary evening on Nov 12.

 

There’s lots happening this month with more open days at the new hospice, Father Christmas arriving at Scotsdales, some great talks and some interesting looking drama too.

 

Planning this month includes lots extensions and tree work across the village

 

 

The UK's largest pumpkin was on display at Scotsdales in Great Shelford until October 12th before it jetted off to New York.

 

Money is available for Shelford groups.

 

The Great Shelford Online has Scotsdales vouchers including £5 off a real Christmas tree.

Headlines from the sister Stapleford website

  • A house has been burgled during the day in Stapleford.

 

  • The dates have been confirmed for the Stapleford Village weekend.

 

  • Two streakers have been spotted in Stapleford.

 

 

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October 2016

​​Do you want to be part of a group shaping the future of Great Shelford and Stapleford? You can have your say at a special meeting on Wednesday.

 

Great British Bake Off runner up Ian Cumming helped our Country Market celebrate its birthday.

 

See what the Parish Council discussed and decided at their September meeting

 

Have you had problems with the 7a or 31 buses?

 

Planning applications this month include proposals to demolish a house in Woollards Lane and build 3 new homes there.

 

Have you booked yet for the open days at the new Arthur Rank hospice.

 

There was an attempted burglary in Hinton Way in September. 

 

A motorbike has been stolen in the village.

 

Work will start in the autumn to repair part of the roof at St Mary's Church.

 

A cyclist was injured in a collision with a car in Church Street.

 

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

 

There have been several bikes stolen in the village.

Barker Bros butchers have a great new websiteand don’t forget there is a full listing of local businesses at the community website www.greatshelford.info

There are lots of events in Great Shelford this month ranging from a bike sale to a new early morning Taekwon-Do class

Villager Mary King has allowed some great old photos and postcards of the village to be published for the first time – is your street featured?

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September 2016


Two parking bays will be lost shortly in Woollards Lane.

 

Great Shelford Post Office is up for sale.

 

Great British Bake Off runner up Ian Cummings is coming to Great Shelford in September.

 

There are proposals for a new coffee shop in the village.

 

A van has been broken into in Great Shelford.

 

The poor state of pavements in Great Shelford has led to some pedestrians being injured. 

 

A burglar fled after being disturbed by neighbours.

 

Great Shelford's first charity shop opened in August.

 

A Yodel parcel delivery van was destroyed in a fire in Great Shelford.

 

Demolition work has started on the Railway Tavern.

 

There’s a great new phone repair service in the village which rescued my iphone in the last few weeks

 

Full details of the Little Shelford fun week-end have been finalised.

 

 

There’s a local literary evening on October 15 with Shelford writers Sarah Vaughan and Adele Geras. Tickets are £5, but they are already going quickly. Reserve yours by emailing davidm1961@gmail.com

 

Events this month include a giant computer open day, a ceilidh, and a big green event.

 

Great Shelford has been busy on the planning front over the last  month

 

Did you know that someone brought up in the village was instrumental in the first cookery books?

 

New businesses in Great Shelford included in our comprehensive listings include a hearing centre and a cosmetic surgeon.

 

There are pleas for a phone box library in Great Shelford.

 

Plans for a new holiday camp near Great Shelford have been turned down.

 

570 people now receive this Great Shelford newsletter every month. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, just email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

 August 2016



Scotsdales advert

Great Shelford’s post office will close later this year.

A Great Shelford burglar fled after being disturbed by neighbours on Friday.

 

The 2016 Shelford Feast fundraising is expected to top £250,000 after this year’s successful events.

 

A new bus only road could be built on the edge of Great Shelford.

 

There's been a second distraction burglary in Great Shelford in the last month.

 

Great Shelford will get its first charity shop in August.

 

Proposals for a new holiday centre near Great Shelford have been rejected.

 

The new Care Home in Great Shelford isn’t opening until the autumn.

 

Work starts today (Aug 1) to revamp the riverside in the rec – it’ll take two weeks.

 

Events this month include an art and craft market and a talk by a local author

Demolition work has started on the Railway Tavern.

 

James Newman has spent 4 years building a giant computer inside his Great Shelford home which made headlines from the BBC to the Daily Mail. He's having an open day in August.

 

Tools have been taken in a van break-in.

 

A generator has been stolen from the village kebab van.

 

Zara has been nominated in the English Curry awards.

 

Can you help solve the mystery of a house that was due to be re-built in Shelford 50 years ago?

 

New metal railings outside one Shelford home is one of this month’s planning applications

 

There’s going to be a local literary evening on October 15 with Shelford writers Adele Geras and Sarah Vaughan talking about their new books in conversation with David Martin. Ticket numbers are £5 including a glass of wine, but are limited. You can reserve yours now by emailing davidm1961@gmail.com

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July2016

Great Shelford July newsletter

Scotsdales advert

A bank card was stolen in a daytime distraction theft at a cashpoint in Great Shelford. 

There are plans to close Great Shelford Post Office.

 

Events this month include the wonderful Nimfest and a week of activities for the Great Shelford Feast – all the details and booking information can be found here

A Great Shelford woman has received an MBE.

 

Astrig Akseralian  is one of two Shelford artists taking part in the Cambridge Open studios throughout  July starting this week-end.

 

Shelford musician David Altham has talked for the first time about his involvement in the formative days of Pink Floyd with David Gilmour and Syd Barrett

 

Great Shelford residents say a new development off their road will cause "chaos and congestion". (external link)

 

There are proposals to re-route a footpath between the Shelfords and Harston.

Planning this month includes an application to close the post office and the conversion of bed and breakfast accommodation

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan whose latest book is out this week has penned an exclusive blog offering insights into her new novel

Scotsdales created a giant flower birthday cake for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations. (external link)

Stop press – here’s a note from our MP Heidi Allen

Following the result of the Referendum I have received an unprecedented level of emails from constituents who are greatly concerned about their future and that of the UK. In order to facilitate a discussion I have arranged an open meeting to enable residents of South Cambridgeshire to express their concerns.

 

The meeting will take place as follows:

 

Saturday 2 July 2016

16.00 – 18.00 at South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge CB23 6EA

Parking available.

 

Due to the number of emails I have received I will be posting a detailed response on my website towards the end of the week which I hope will address the concerns raised and I will update my website as and when more information becomes available from the Government.

 

 

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June 2016

Scotsdales advert

A village meeting about road issues in Great Shelford is happening in June.

Four vehicles were broken into in one night in Shelford and Stapleford.

 

The Parish Council is looking to fill 3 vacancies.

 

Mingle Lane will be closed for a street party on 12th June.

 

There's a special consultation meeting in June about changes to the riverbank.

 

The Parish Council has chosen a new Chairman.

 

Shelford Rugby Club is getting a new £800,000 pitch. The club has also appointed a new Head Coach

 

Scott Duru is riding across India in memory of his brother who died at Great Shelford railway station.

 

Charlie Nightingale held his seat in the local elections on May 5.

 

Read about what happened at the Parish Council meeting in May.

 

There was an attempted break in to a shed in Great Shelford.

 

The Great Shelford girl who may never talk has been featured by the local media.

 

Pottery finds from Great Shelford have been used to reveal the impact of the Plague on medieval England, according to the Daily Mail.

 

Radio Cambridgeshire helped the Shelford dementia support group celebrate their fifth birthday.

 

Events this month include a tea dance to celebrate the Queen’s 90th, and special meetings about the riverbank proposals and an update on roads changes. There’s also all the dates for the Shelford  mFeast and a sneak preview of what is happening when for the Cambridge Open studios in the village.

 

A chef from an award winning Shelford restaurant is now offering a home cooking service.

 

The new £800k pitch at Shelford Rugby Club is one of this month’s planning applications in Great Shelford

 

Eighties band The Beat are starring at the Shelford Feast which is hoping to break the £250,000 fundraising barrier in 2016.

 

A Neighbourhood Plan roadshow is being planned for the summer.

 

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan has penned an exclusive blog about her new book out at the end of the month

 

The number of online appointments at the Shelford Medical Practice are sometimes reduced it has emerged.

 

A lawn mower was stolen from business premises in Great Shelford. 

 

The official opening of what is probably the smallest village green in England in Little Shelford and the new sign by our MP Heidi Allen made headlines in the Cambridge News. 

Fancy some free Scotsdales vouchers

 

An old photo of the post office is one of the additions this month to the collection of historical photos on the village website

 

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May 2016

A mini explosion meant that around quarter of the village lost power last week for a few hours. There’s been great feedback on Streetlife for the power people for reacting so quickly – but there’s also been an angry letter about traffic problems caused by the ensuing roadworks.

 

Read the headlines for the annual village meeting and the April Parish Council meeting.

 

 

The demolition of a house in Kings Mill Lane is one of this month’s planning applications

 

 

The Shelford Feast, starring 80s band The Beat, could break the £250,000 fundraising barrier in 2016.

 

How many parking tickets   do you think the village traffic warden has issued this year?

 

Two fundraising quizzes are taking place in the Shelfords - on the same night.

 

A Great Shelford resident notched a world record in the London Marathon.

 

A woman who has spent much of her life working in Great Shelford has died aged 106.

 

The Shelford Playscape It’s a Knockout was a big success.

 

A Shelford charity has criticised the Government for not doing enough to help Nepal after the earthquake.

 

Three thefts from vehicles were reported in one night from one Great Shelford road.

 

Policed have warned of a rogue trader operating in the village.

 

Zara Indian Restaurant has won another award.

 

Events this month include those two quizzes, council and police commissioner elections and the school summer fair. You can watch the recent Shelford police commissioner hustings on Youtube

 

A special 114 year-old road roller was spotted in the village at the week-end

 

There are new old photos on the website this month including Church Street and Woodlands Avenue.

 

Lay Electrical in Great Shelford have been praised by a villager for providing better service than John Lewis.

 

The Great Shelford Free Church has a new logo and website.

 

Is there anyone who wants a collection of every copy of Great Shelford village news? Please email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

 

Ever wondered how many properties in Great Shelford are

owned by offshore companies.

 

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April 2016


There’s been a distraction burglary in the village.

 

Which 80s popstars are headlining the 2016 Shelford Feast? Read the full line-up details for the Shelford Feast in July.

 

A Cambridge teenager died in an incident at Great Shelford station.

 

Parish Council headlines in March included:

  • A complaint about inadequate lighting on De Freville Road.
  • A grant has been given for a new Zebra crossing in Woollards Lane
  • Tesco delivery parking will now happen at 6.30am after pressure from the Parish Council.
  • A tea dance to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday Party will take place on Saturday 11th June
  • South Cambridgeshire Council have given a £2,000 grant towards improvements at the Rec riverbank

Extensions in Tunwells Lane and Hinton Way are among this month’s planning applications

 

Developers building a new care home have gone into liquidation, delaying the opening.

 

Some cyclists through the Shelfords have hit the headlines in the Cambridge News.

 

There’s surprise news on the 2016 Shelford Fun Run

 

Great Shelford solicitor Richard Davies is offering a will-writing service that will also raise money for disabled people.

 

The club captain at Shelford Rugby Club is a Shelfordian

 

A brand new Harley Davidson has been stolen.

 

There were 2 break ins in one night on March 14.

 

The front grill and a car badge were stolen from a vehicle parked in Granhams Road.

 

Only 10 people turned up for the March Neighbourhood Plan meeting.

 

There’s £70 off a wellbeing course for readers of this newsletter alongside some lifestyle tips from a Shelford based adviser.

 

A.Dellar Cleaning of Cambridge is the latest company to support the Great Shelford community website.

 

Events this month include:

 

  • A special Police Commissioners hustings as part of the annual village meeting with presenter Chris Mann being recorded by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

  • It’s a Knockout to raise money for the Playspace appeal

  • Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan speaking at the library about her new novel

  • A gardeners’ question time at Scotsdales.

 

Shelford writer Adele Geras will see her latest book published in June. We’ve got a sneak preview of the cover.

 

There’s another great blog from Deli garden designer Daniel Lee including low maintenance tips.

 

New businesses in the comprehensive listings on www.greatshelford.info include a travel adviser and a paving expert both based in Great Shelford.

 

A handful of old maps featuring Great Shelford have now been added to the history section of the website.

 

Have you seen the Playscape ideas on their pinterest boards?

 

Our list of community organisations now includes the great new Rainbow website.

 

Dog pooh bags being left behind in one area of the village are causing concern on the Streetlife website.

 

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 March 2016

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Plans to demolish the Railway Tavern and replace it with flats are going ahead.

Your Health Centre could be on the move as one of the proposals that have surfaced in the Neighbourhood Plan

We have an exclusive free £5 Scotsdales voucher  especially for residents of Great and Little Shelford.

Read about the actions and spending of your Parish Council at their February meeting.

Is the Great Shelford house price record about to be broken?

There have been lots of your comments on Streetlife about the 48% Great Shelford council tax increase.

The Playscape fundraising total has now reached £10,000.

 

A Shelford birthday present mystery has been solved.

 

Two Shelford GPs are retiring.

 

A Shelford shed has been burgled.

 

The Deli Gardener has launched his own exclusive garden design blog

Have your say on the proposed riverside spruce-up.

 

Don’t forget that green bin collections go fortnightly again in March.

There are 19 village events this month including a second hand bike sale for the school, the legendary SSYI breakfast and a consultation event on the Playscape proposals for the Rec.

A Great Shelford pub has introduced its own pool table.

Rockt Science technology repairs and a personal trainer called Beaufitness are the newest of our comprehensive business listings.

Your village website now includes more than 50 old photos of Great Shelford. Is your street on there?

The local Beaver group have made 5 bird boxes.

New village photos this month include the mill on a frosty day.

Hopefully you are pleased with your free £5 Scotsdales voucher .

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Don’t forget to show those local companies your support in the future.

You may already have noticed but we have reverted back to the traditional email newsletter – too many people have told us the new version was ending up in their junk file. Sorry. Any other feedback is always welcome.

 

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And feel free to share the newsletter (and that £5 voucher) with your friends.

 

February 2016

The Great Shelford share of your council tax bills is going up by around £30. That's a 48% increase in Parish Council spending.

https://sites.google.com/site/greatshelfordcommunitywebsite/home/great-shelford-news-2016?pli=1

 

There are plans to convert Shelford Lodge bed and breakfast into apartments.

 

https://sites.google.com/site/greatshelfordcommunitywebsite/home/planning-application

 

 

Proposals for a new holiday centre on the edge of the village have emerged.

 

https://sites.google.com/site/greatshelfordcommunitywebsite/home/planning-applications

 

 

Jewellery has been stolen in a Great Shelford burglary.

https://sites.google.com/site/greatshelfordcommunitywebsite/home/great-shelford-news-2016?pli=1

 

 

A parking clampdown has started in the village with extra police patrols.

https://sites.google.com/site/greatshelfordcommunitywebsite/home/great-shelford-news-2016?pli=1

 

A Great Shelford business man has been fined - after rubbish from his sandwich bar was dumped in Little Shelford.

 

More Shelford GP appointments are being made available online.

https://sites.google.com/site/greatshelfordcommunitywebsite/home/great-shelford-news-2016?pli=1

 

 

There has been a theft from a village shop.

https://sites.google.com/site/greatshelfordcommunitywebsite/home/great-shelford-news-2016?pli=1

 

A book by a Shelford writer has been reviewed in the Guardian and the Independent.

https://sites.google.com/site/greatshelfordcommunitywebsite/home/village-people

Some parents who park their cars badly outside of Shelford School have been labelled as “lazy”.

https://sites.google.com/site/greatshelfordcommunitywebsite/home/great-shelford-news-2016?pli=1

 

Events this month include a charity car wash for the SSYI, a

 Talk about the suffragettes and a special showing of Evita.

https://sites.google.com/site/greatshelfordcommunitywebsite/home/events

Our collection of village photos now includes a gorgeous photo of the war memorial at sunset.

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

Maps featuring Great Shelford back to 1610 are now featured on the community website.

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

The collection of old photos has seen additions from Tunwells lane and Church Street over the last month.

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

The Shelford WI group has a new website

https://sites.google.com/site/greatshelfordcommunitywebsite/home/community-groups

A new business on Cambridge Road is not opening in February after all.

https://sites.google.com/site/greatshelfordcommunitywebsite/home

January 2016

A special village meeting is happening in January to discuss roads issues including speeding traffic in Hinton Way.

 

Four homes in Great Shelford were burgled in the last month.

 

House prices in Great Shelford have gone up by almost 12% in 2015.

 

How do you think Great Shelford should change in the future? There’s a special meeting about a new Neighbourhood Plan this month.

 

There’s a reward after Great Shelford's Christmas tree was vandalised.

 

There are  proposals to extend the Addenbrooke's site further towards Great Shelford.

 

Did you remember the right day for this week’s bin changes.

 

A  Great Shelford writer is publishing a new book in January.

 

A road in Great Shelford has been named as one of the most expensive in the region.

 

Which village shop closed at Christmas?

 

Events this month include the Shelford panto and a quiz at the village school.

 

New plans for the village this month include a new house for Cambridge road and lots of extensions.

 

There’s new photo section on the Great Shelford website with some amazing pictures from around the village.

 

A photo of a rare 13th century seal from Great Shelford has just been published.

 

Fancy a buy one get one free offer for a well being retreat especially for readers of this newsletter?

 

We are also offering a half price plant voucher for Scotsdales

 

And you can also get £5 off at Zara with this free voucher.

 

 

New historical photos this month include a great picture of Shelford Railway station and a lovely old photo of the Railway Tavern.


 December 2015

 

Two homes in Great Shelford have been burgled.

 

Great Shelford's first traffic warden is about to start his patrols.

 

 

Stagecoach are making significant changes to the Citi 7 bus

 

Shelford Feast has given away £20,000.

 

A Shelford teenager has been given a special award for saving the lives of 4 people.

 

A village shop is closing at Christmas.

 

There's been a burglary at a building site in Great Shelford.

 

More than 200 people turned up to see our MP switch on the Christmas lights.

 

 

Events this month include 2 Christmas fairs, 2 wine tastings, the village carol singing and the Christmas bin changes.

 

Read what the Parish Council got up to at their November meeting.

 

The world’s largest children’s Christmas project has been a success in the village thanks to estate agents Tucker Gardener.

 

Old  photos on the village website this month include pictures of the High Street, London Road and St Mary’s Church.

 

 

 

Skyvac Gutter Clear is the latest company to support the Great Shelford community website, sponsoring our business listings pages.

 

There's money off Christmas trees and several freebies in the latest Scotsdales vouchers.

 

And you can also get £5 off at Zara with this free voucher.           

 

Happy Christmas and all the best for 2016 from the Great Shelford community website team.

November 2015
 

Updates to traffic changes in the village, including the new 20mph zone, will be shared at a special meeting tomorrow evening, November 3.

Green bin collections in Great Shelford go monthly in November.

 

Lock up. There have been 2 more shed burglaries in the village.

 

Read about the decisions and the issues raised at the October Great Shelford Parish Council meeting.


The
Playscape campaign group have shared some great potential playground ideas for Great Shelford.

 

Shoppers have been urged not to use the Shelford Health Centre car park.

 

A new Rainbow group is being set up- but volunteers are needed to help run it.

 

Great Shelford's newest road - “Fletcher’s Way” - is now open. But do you know the history behind the name?

 

Planning this month includes proposals to demolish White Hill Farmhouse and build a new home.

 

 

What do you think of the service at Great Shelford Post Office? A debate on the Streetlife website has seen a wide range of views.

 

A garden shed was broken into in Cambridge Road in October.

 

There are events galore ranging from the Christmas Fair opened by our MP, a comedy night, a quiz to raise money for refugees, a flu clinic and Santa arriving at Scotsdales.

The railway crossing shelter has been improved with a set of local murals by a local artist.

 

Are you interested in having a copy of a book about the history of St Mary's Church?

 

There's money off Christmas trees and several freebies in the latest Scotsdales vouchers.

 

Stuck for a Christmas present? There are still a few copies available of A Record of Shelford Parva about the history of Great and Little Shelford.

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October 2015
 

A 20mph zone will be created at the centre of Great Shelford next year. But plans to scrap parking places outside of Shelford School have been shelved.

Two burglars with crowbars have broken into Shelford School.

An 8 bedroom house on sale for £4.3 million could smash the record for Great Shelford.

Proposals to build a science park and up to 1,250 new homes in Great Shelford have taken a step closer.

 

Great Shelford is to get its own traffic warden.

 

There are plans to convert barns at a Great Shelford farm into 4 homes.

Great Shelford's first grand Christmas Fair is taking place in November, complete with a celebrity switch-on of the Christmas lights.

A pushchair has been stolen from a car in Great Shelford.

 

See what was decided by the Parish Council in September here.

 

Great Shelford storyteller the Queen of Stories will be helping Scotsdales celebrate Halloween.

A Great Shelford teacher has created a special audio download to help us all sleep better.

 

A new martial arts class has started in Great Shelford.

 

There are proposals to spruce up the riverbank in Great Shelford.

 

There are 19 village events this month include a talk to celebrate the 70th birthday of the library, how to beat the winter blues day, an arts group first meeting and a dog behaviour session. You can also see where to watch the Rugby World Cup on a big screen.

Postcards have emerged giving an insight into the lives of a soldier based in Great Shelford during part of World War 1.

Hundreds of people took part in the Shelford Fun Run.

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September 2015
 

A special village meeting next week will decide traffic and parking changes in the village. You can read the road proposals in full at www.greatshelford.info

Proposals to convert Great Shelford’s sorting office into a home are among the current planning applications.

 

Three burglaries have taken place in Great Shelford in one night.

 

Writer Allison Pearson, who now lives in Great Shelford, and who wrote I Don’t Know How She Does It will be taking part in a special Literary Evening also featuring Little Shelford's Sarah Vaughan this week-end. Read Allison’s biography here.

September will see 3 separate launches - a new creative writing group, an art group and a sewing group.

Roads in Great and Little Shelford will be closed September 13 due to the Shelford Fun Run

4 extra bee hives have been given the go ahead in Great Shelford.

 

Japanese Knotweed has been found outside a Great Shelford house.

 

Zara has been shortlisted for an award.

 

Events in September include a VJ commemoration, a new mindfulness course, the Shelford Fun Run and the ever-popular Garden Club show.

An old photo of High Green is one of the recent additions to the wide range of Great Shelford historical photos on www.greatshelford.info  – is your street on there?

Have you taken the Playscape playground survey yet?

News is expected by the end of September about the future of Great Shelford library.

The Little Shelford fun week-end includes a Heroes and Villains dinner dance, en masse piloxing, giant bubble making, the first Little Shelford history walk and that literary evening.

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August 2015​​

A special village meeting will be held in September to unveil proposed traffic and parking changes in the village.

A valuable chalice has been taken from a Shelford church.

A Great Shelford man has been jailed for threatening to burn down the village dentists.

There are proposals to build 75 to 250 homes on a 25 acre Green Belt site bordering Mingle Lane and Hinton Way.

Great Shelford author Adele Geras is holding a creative writing event for children this month.

Have you taken the Playscape playground survey yet?

Drugs are being sold at the heart of the village the Parish Council has been told.

Some cars are travelling at twice the legal speed limit along Hinton Way.

A Great Shelford consultant who saved the life of rock star Wilko Johnson has been featured in a new movie

The number of people signing up for the Shelford Fun Run are already ahead of last year, but new sponsors and more marshalls are needed.

It may be August but there are still events happening in Great Shelford including free family fun day and a Sunflower festival.

Great Shelford writer Allison Pearson is taking part in a literary evening as part of the Little Shelford fun week-end.

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July 2015
 
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The results have been published from the Shelford School traffic survey. More than 330 people gave their views, with a significant demand for change.

South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen has come out against the abolition of the free busto Sawston Village College for Great Shelford pupils.

Read the full exciting schedule for the Shelford Feast. You can buy your tickets online.

Sarah Walsh is one of three village artists taking part in the Cambridge Open Studios in July. Read more about Sarah and her work (above) here

A Shelford based charity has raised more than £50,000 for Nepal.

Two men in balaclavas were involved in a village burglary.

Shelford School's Breakfast Club is growing.

A creative writing class for the Shelfords is being set up.

Great Shelford may soon have one county councillor instead of the current two.

The new timetable for the village's 31 bus starts in July.

Could a redundant phone box be used for a new mini-library?

Daniel Bangham drove his 86 year old car from Great Shelford to the South of France

A woman driver says she was assaulted following an alleged road rage incident near Scotsdales.

Events this month include Jazz at Scotsdales, a history walk along Cambridge Road and the Tennis Club open day.

There’s a great new website for the Physiopilates Academy that’s been added to our business listings.

There are 3 Great Shelford jobsin our new employment section

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June 2015
 

Almost 200 people have already taken part in a major survey to discover if any changes should take place on the road outside of Shelford School. Have you had your say yet? And please share it with your friends.

Shelford Guides is in danger of closing unless they find a new leader.

A 13 year old girl was injured during a protest ride about the withdrawal of the bus service to Sawston Village College.

 

Two businesses in Great Shelford have been burgled while there have been a spate of shed and garage burglaries in the village too.

 

Great Shelford solicitor Richard Davies has come out strongly in favour of a one way system for Woollards Lane. But Nikki Wilkinson from Shelford Deli is against the idea.

 

There is no summer fete this year at Great and Little Shelford School. Instead the school is fundraising through a "virtual fete".

 

See the full schedule for the Shelford Feast here. You can buy tickets online.

 

Over 100 people turned up for a special meeting to save Great Shelford library

 

Heidi Allen is Great Shelford and South Cambridgeshire's new MP.

 

Tickets for the Feast are now on sale. See the full schedule for the Shelford Feast here.

 

Proposals for an orangery and a cart lodge are among the current planning applications for the village.

 

Lazy dog walkers have been criticised by one correspondent.

 

The dozen events on the Great Shelford Online website this month include an evening with Louis de Berniere, a sponsored walk for the Church, Shelford Rugby Club’s summer ball and the panto auditions.

 

New businesses now featured in our comprehensive Great Shelford listings include:

 

·         The Queen of Stories storyteller

·         The Gog Magog Farmshop new website and details of their extended opening hours

·         A new Shelford based ironing service

·         And Health and Happiness, a new village well-being service.

 

Great Shelford charity The Mountain Trust is raising money for people in Nepal following the 2 earthquakes that have killed more than 6,000 people.

 

Changes are being introduced to the Shelford Medical Practice website.

 

A blue plaque has been unveiled at Shelford Railway station in memory of a local retired railwayman.

 

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May 2015
 
Great Shelford Online has been relaunched this month to make the website much better on phones on tablets - let us know what you think.

A new £180,000 playground campaign is about to get underway.

A shop assistant who pretended to be the victim of a robbery at a Great Shelford newsagents helped fake the crime with her husband.

There is going to be a survey on the Great Shelford Online website about possible traffic changes around Great Shelford school. Meanwhile Great Shelford residents on website Streetlife are increasing their demands for a new one-way system for Woollards Lane.

A Christmas marketis being planned for Great Shelford.

A Social Media Councillor has been appointed by the Parish Council - even though the council only wants people to raise issues at its meetings.
There have been a spate of shed burglaries in Great Shelford.
Great Shelford library is under threat according to the Friends of the library.

Leeway Avenue is to be shut for 24 hours for re-surfacing.

The Great Shelford War Memorial is now formally a historic building

Great Shelford based writer Allison Pearson is writing a sequel to her international bestseller.

A new family has moved in to the Great Shelford allotments.

The times of the number 31 busservice which travels through Great Shelford are changing in June.
 
Events this month include the district council elections, a comedy night and some insights into local archaeology

Planning applications this month in Great Shelford include holidays lets on Hinton Way

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April 2015

 

Parking changes at Shelford School?

 

Some parents are up in arms about possible parking changes at Shelford school. Other village residents are demanding a new one-way system on website Streetlife.

 

80s star at the Feast

Former 80s star Paul Young is playing at the 2015 Shelford Feast in July.

 

Traffic "nightmare

 

Traffic in Great Shelford is going to get even worse for 10 weeks this summer – because of building work in Hauxton.

 

Pavilion behaviour problems

 

Anti-social activities at the new sports pavilion have been put under the spotlight by the Parish Council.

 

3 star Great Shelford pubs

 

Great Shelford's pubs have each only achieved 3 stars in the South Cambridgeshire Council food hygiene ratings.

 

Planning applications

 

New Great Shelford planning applications include proposals for the former Railway Tavern.

 

Calendar

 

The 14 dates on the village calendar include the Great Shelford election hustings as well as full details for the Shelford Feast.

 

Businesses

 

A virtual assistant service called Roomtobreathe, an exercise service specifically designed for office workers called Bodymend and 4 local bed and breakfasts have all been added to the business listings.

 

Village people

 

The latest Shelfordian in our village people section is author Nicholas Best who has published 20 books since he left the Financial Times.

 

Great Shelford hero

 

Congratulations to Shelford Stationmaster Angela Milton on her nomination as a Village Hero .

 

Great Shelford makes top 100

 

Great Shelford has made the list of the top 100 richest villages in the country.

 

Free Scotsdales voucher

 

The special free voucher for Scotsdales is still available – but only available until the end of Tuesday!

Old photos

A photo of the Recreation Ground in the 1930s is one of the “new” pictures in the old photo section of Great Shelford Online.

Community champions

Please remember that this newsletter and the Great Shelford Online website wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of 3 generous local companies - Davies Solicitors, Pipe Dreams Plumbing and Scotsdales

 

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March 2015 newsletter
 

Great Shelford Online has a special free voucher for Scotsdales especially for Shelford residents

 

Changes for Shelford library?

 

Great Shelford Library could soon be run completely by volunteers.

 

Council tax statement

The Parish Council has issued a statement about the 25% increase in its share of the council tax bills.

Second class switch

 

The High Green Post Box has been moved further away from the Post Office.

 

River bank proposals

Refurbishing the Recreation Ground riverbank is being investigated.

Rush hour slows down

Rush hour traffic in Great Shelford is getting worse.

 

Shelford burglary campaign

The Police's burglary campaign, Operation Oaklands, is in Great Shelford.

 

Two Shelford councillors needed

Two Great Shelford Parish Councillors are standing down.

 

School parking places cut?

Up to 10 parking spaces could be removed outside Great Shelford School.

 

Great Shelford benefits fiddle

A Great Shelford woman has been caught dishonestly claiming benefits.

 

Shelford bridge demand

Do we need a footbridge at Great Shelford station?

 

New road name

A new road in Great Shelford will be named after an old business in the village.

 

Great Shelford's Oscar link

Which Great Shelfordian was a part of Eddie Redmayne's success in The Theory of Everything?

 

Shelford Guide leader wanted

A new leader is needed for the Shelford guides.

 

Local businesses

The business listings on Great Shelford Online now include a gardening service.

Village calendar

15 village events this month include the SSYI breakfast, the deanery spring fair and a comedy night at the Rugby Club

Planning applications

12 new homes on the Railway Tavern site are among this month’s planning applications.

New Shelford Facebook group

Great Shelford Online now has a dedicated section on Facebook, where links to new stories will be posted.

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February 2015 newsletter
 

Shelford tax to rise

Great Shelford Parish Council's share of the village's Council Tax bills is increasing by 25%.

 

Shelford blood donor sessions end

Blood donor sessions at Great Shelford have been scrapped.

 

Police cut for Great Shelford

 

The number of police officers covering Great Shelford is being reduced from 2 to 1,.

 

Suspected thief arrested

 

A man was arrested following reports of someone trying car doors in the Stonehill Road area.

 

Shelford bogus caller


There has been a bogus caller at a house in Cambridge Road, Great Shelford.

 

Lighting changes "dangerous"

Problems with the upgrading of the street lighting means parts of Great Shelford are "seriously dangerous" according to the Parish Council.

 

Stop press: Remedial work won't now be completed until the end of February.

 

Water park rejected

A planning application for a major water park with 50 homes that would have created 50 jobs at the edge of Great Shelford has been rejected.

 

Planning

Planning applications this month include a demolish and build proposal in Mingle Lane and another large climbing frame.

Village events

There are 12 events on the village calendar this month including a twinning Association fundraiser and a talk on the history of the River Cam

Village people

Read about the villager who has worked with some of the biggest bands in the world

Local jobs

There is a new section on the website featuring local jobs. This month one family is looking for support with childcare while there are a number of roles at Scotsdales.

Shelford panto

Read a review of the 2015 Shelford pantomime.

Footpath campaign fails

 

A bid to restore a footpath in Little Shelford have failed.

 

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Great Shelford newsletter January 2015
 

 

New street lighting criticised

 

Problems with the upgrading of the street lighting means parts of Great Shelford are currently "seriously dangerous" according to the Parish Council.

 

New village speed limits

 

New 30mph speed restrictions are now in force on Cambridge Road and Hinton Way.

 

Shelford Christmas bins

 

Our bin collection gets back to normal from Monday (blue/green bins) with the black bins being emptied on January 12.

 

Honour for Shelford businesswoman

 

The founder of the Cambridge Satchel Company, who lives in Great Shelford, has been awarded an OBE.

Another Shelford burglary

A Great Shelford home was burgled between Christmas and the New Year.

Property prices up 7%

House prices in Great Shelford rose by just over 7% in the last year.

Warden scheme boost

The mobile warden scheme has been given a £3,000 grant by the Parish Council.

 

Shelford shed burglaries

 

There were 3 shed burglaries in Great Shelford in December.

 

Free Church Minister to preach at St Marys

 

The Minister from the Free Church is preaching at the Parish Church for the first time.

 

2015 tips from new Shelford dietitian

 

The Shelford business listings now include a local dietitian which might be helpful for those who have over-indulged in the last 10 days. The dietitian has devised some tips for 2015 to kick start the New Year.

 

£6 million business park

 

A business park in Great Shelford has changed hands for more than £6 million.

 

Green light for Shelford hospice

 

Plans for the Arthur Rank hospice to move to Shelford have been given the official green light.

Village Plan for Great Shelford

A meeting has been held to decide the best way forward for the Village Plan.

 

Village calendar

Events on our village calendar include the Shelford Pantomime, a jumble sale for the Twinning Association and a winter mini retreat and which bin is being emptied when.

Village people

In the Village People section, read about Annette Thomas the Chief Executive of the Nature Publishing Group, home of Nature magazine.

New book from author

 

Shelford author Sarah Hall has written a blog giving an insight into her life as the deadline for her second novel approaches.

 

Pub offer for Shelford residents

Shelford residents can receive 10% off their food bills at the Navigator in Little Shelford in January. The offer is available from Thursdays to Sundays.

And here is a discount voucher for Zara.

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Happy New Year from www.greatshelford.info

Great Shelford newsletter December 2014
 
Village Burglaries
There have been 4
break-ins in Great Shelford in just 10 days. 3 were in the same road.

Christmas bins
There will be a 3 week gap between our
black bins being emptied at Christmas time.

Broadband survey
A survey of our
broadband in Great Shelford is being carried out by one of our village's IT companies.

School report

Great Shelford School has received its own official school report.

Planning applications
Proposals for a climbing frame complete with a play house are one of the more unusual current
planning applications this month in Great Shelford.

Traffic problems
Buses have been forced to mount the pavement because of
traffic problems near Great Shelford school.

Village jogging group
A new arrival in Great Shelford wants others to join them to create a new
jogging group in the village.

Great Shelford mugs
Unique
Shelford mugs have been created to raise money for the library.

Christmas tree voucher
Get £5 off your Christmas tree at Scotsdales with a special
voucher. You can also get 10% off artificial trees.

Shelford hampers
Special Great Shelford
hampers are now available to order from our own weekly country market.

Great Shelford businesses
A dog grooming parlour and a Kitchen and bathroom fitter are 2 of the new companies in our Great Shelford
business listings. Drop us a line if your business isn't listed - with more than 1300 people now using the Great Shelford online site every month, it can only help.

Events
A wine tasting fundraiser, Shelford Rugby Club's Christmas disco and the scouts raising money for Wintercomfort are 3 of the 21 events on our
village calendar.

Old photos
Dozens of old pictures of
Great Shelford can now be seen together.

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Nov 2014
 

Fish and chip shop trial goes ahead

A mobile fish and chip shop is going to be trading for 3 days a week from centre of the village - despite the worries of some local residents.

 

Plan for the future of Great Shelford

A Village Plan is being created so that residents can set out their views and aspirations for Great Shelford.

 

Sports pavilion problems

The cladding on the new sports pavilion is "defective" and will probably have to be replaced.

 

Feast rings the changes          
The
Shelford Feast donation evening is being replaced in November by a special exhibition of Feast-related information and displays

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Great Shelford bike theft

Another cycle has been stolen from Great Shelford railway station.

 

105th birthday for Shelford women

A lady who has worked for much of her life in Great Shelford has just celebrated her 105th birthday.

 

 Is our traffic getting worse?

 Is the traffic from Great Shelford into Cambridge getting worse - yes according to one villager.

 

Shelford flu clinic

The 2nd flu clinic at the Shelford Medical Practice will take place on November 8.

 

Five years for village robber

A Great Shelford man has been jailed for 5 years for an armed robbery in the village.

 

 Shelford street lighting changes

 The street lighting in Great Shelford is being updated. But some streets could see a 40% reduction in street lighting columns. 

 

Village calendar

There are 22 events in the village calendar this month including the launch of the village plan, the Shelford Feast awards, a 90s disco, the school Christmas fair and the arrival of Santa Claus.

 

Planning

Applications this month include a new possible footpath/Cycleway and Lighting

 

Shelford history books

There are a number of books about Great Shelford's history which would make great Christmas presents.   

 

Sign of the times

There is concern about the growing number of adverts around Great Shelford.

 

New MP for Great Shelford

Great Shelford will have a new MP in 2015.

 

Fitness offer

A Great Shelford couple have set up a keep fit business. They are offering a 25% discount on the first months membership to all village Shelford residents.

 

Free Scotsdales voucher        

We have a voucher for a free candle from Scotsdales.

 

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October 2014
 

New water park

A new water park creating up to 70 jobs may be created near Great Shelford.

 

More on-the-day appointments

 

There are now more on-the-day appointments available at the Shelford Medical Practice.

 

Shelford broadband sham

 

Great Shelford residents have been told they can't get broadband from BT - even though a BT box providing superfast broadband is less than 100 metres from their homes.

 

New name for new Shelford street

 

A new name for a new road has been suggested based on a business that use to operate in the area

 

The arch is back

 

The arch has returned to Great Shelford recreation ground.

 

Tennis star in Great Shelford

 

One of Britain's top tennis players has been training in Great Shelford.

 

Bridge on track

A new railway bridge was installed in Great Shelford over the week-end.

Most expensive house?

The Great Shelford house that was the setting for the children's book “ Tom's Midnight Garden” has been sold.

Free session for Shelfordians

 

A new village chiropractor is offering free 15 minute advice sessions.

 

Shelford school in walking competition

 

Pupils from Shelford school are taking on children from 3 other schools in a countywide walk to school competition.

 

Two Shelford thefts

 

A chainsaw and a bike were stolen in 2 separate burglaries in the village.

 

Shelford broadband sham

 

Great Shelford residents have been told they can't get broadband from BT - even though a BT box providing superfast broadband is less than 100 metres from their homes.

Village calendar

Events in the village calendar this month include a second hand bike sale for the school and a blood donor session at the rugby club which may be under threat in the future unless more people use it

Planning

A new hospice is one of the village planning applications this month

Businesses

New businesses included in our local listings include a removal firm, a nail technician and a removal firm while Barefoot Pilates has a new name and a great new website. The listings have been created to encourage people in the village to buy locally.

Follow us on Facebook at Love Great Shelford where we will post links to bigger stories across the month.

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September 2014

Green light for new Shelford speed limits
 
Proposals to reduce the speed limits on Hinton Way and Cambridge Road to 30mph have been given the go ahead after an 18 month community campaign.

 

Fun run road closures
Some streets in Great Shelford and Little Shelford will be closed on September 14 for the Shelford fun run.

 

Major development for village

A new science park and 1,250 new homes may be created in Great Shelford and Trumpington.

 

Garage break-in

Alcohol was stolen when a garage in Great Shelford was burgled.

 

Former Arsenal footballer to open pavilion

A former Arsenal star who now lives in Great Shelford will open the new sports pavilion in September.

 

Footpath closed

footpath in Great Shelford has been shut because of nearby building work.

 

Women’s Institute

Shelford WI is open for new membership now that they have found a new home

 

Village calendar

The Shelford Garden show, how to solve crosswords and the Little Shelford fun week-end are among the events in the village calendar

 

Around 100 Great Shelford businesses are now listed on the website including everything from local plumbers to a village solicitor

 

Letters and emails

Emails this month include one asking why our park and ride site needs another bus shelter.

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 August 2014
 

Red light for Shelford speed limits?

Proposals to reduce the speed limits on Hinton Way and Cambridge Road to 30mph have stalled.

Shelford burglary

A Macbook pro was taken in a burglary in Great Shelford.

Footpath closed

A footpath in Great Shelford has been shut because of nearby building work.

 

Great Shelford house prices rocket

 

House prices in Great Shelford have risen by more than 7% over the last year.

 

Shelford feast

 

Organisers of the Shelford Feast say they exceeded their £20,000 fundraising target.

 

Handbag theft

 

A handbag was stolen from a car in Great Shelford.

 

Bus changes scrapped


Plans to charge Great Shelford pupils for their bus travel to Sawston Village College have been scrapped for a year.

 

Tour de France

 

Are you or your home featured in our photos from the Tour de France?

 

New councillors

 

Great Shelford has two new Parish Councillors

 

New business

A dress making and alteration service is the latest to be included in our dedicated list of local businesses

Fun run

48 people have signed up for the Shelford fun run in September – have you?

Village events

Pompeii, a summer mini retreat a bit closer to home and the full details of the Little Shelford fun week-end all feature in this month’s event listings

 

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July 2014 newsletter
 
​​​​​Tour de France

Don’t forget our black bin collection is on Saturday - July 5 and NOT next Monday

Full timings for the Tour de France when it visits Great Shelford on July 7 have been confirmed. You can also see when the accompanying brilliant carnival procession will arrive in Great Shelford (and it is well worth seeing.)

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Local roads including those near the route will be closed from 7am. See a comprehensive map of the roads affected here

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Scotsdales’ Tour de France u-turn

Scotsdales has announced that they will open on Tour de France day on July 7 after all. They had previously claimed that they would be forced to close on the big day, losing £40,000.

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Shelford Feast's target

Organisers of the Shelford Feast say they hope to exceed their £20,000 fundraising target in 2014. Here is the full list of Feast events including times and prices.

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Royal recognition for Shelford pair

Two local women were recognised in the Queen's birthday honours.

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Dynamic Shelford duo

Two school pupils from Great Shelford have helped their school win a national competition.

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Shelford bus changes scrapped

Plans to charge Great Shelford pupils for their bus travel to Sawston Village College have been scrapped for a year.

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Musical movement

There are 20 events in the village calendar this month including a special exercise session at the village park accompanied by a cellist.

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Shed burglary

A bike has been stolen from a shed in Great Shelford.

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Car to be won in Great Shelford

A classic restored car is being raffled in Great Shelford to raise money for charity.

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Youngest councillor?

Great Shelford now has one of the youngest Parish Councillorsin the country.

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Planning

Welch’s Garage and Scotsdales both feature in the planning applications this month.

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Websites

Village websites we like this month include:

www.papeterieworkshop.com/ independent wedding stationery (it is gorgeous)

www.queenofstories.com/# - entertainment and education with a difference

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Great Shelford footpaths

Several village people have been working with a campaigning website to protect the footpaths behind the rugby club.

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Shelford author competition and reading

The Art of Baking Blind by Shelford author Sarah Vaughan is published on July 3. You can win a signed copy of the book. Sarah is hosting a special reading of excerpts from the book on July 24.

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Blog

Connecting with the communityis the theme of our exclusive Great Shelford blog.

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Facebook

We are now on Facebook – receive regular updates about the happenings in Great Shelford by connecting with “Love Great Shelford”

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June 2014 Great Shelford newsletter
 
Tour de France in Great Shelford

·A detailed map of the Great Shelford road closures on July 7 can be seen here. Some roads will be closed from 7am.

·Our bin collection on July 7 is switching to Saturday July 5.

·Shelford Rugby Club is providing camping pitches for the big week-end

·Great and Little Shelford School is closing on July 7.

·The Citi 7 bus will also not be running on July 7.

·Watch a film of the first 15 minutes of the third leg of the Tour de France from Cambridge to Great Shelford through the eyes of a cyclist here

There will be regular Tour de France updates on the website over the next month.

Inspirational Shelford home for sale

The Great Shelford house that inspired part of the famous children's novel Tom's Midnight Garden is up for sale.

Robbery at village store

There has been a £1,000 raid at aGreat Shelford shop.

Election result

The Conservatives won the Shelford and Stapleford seat in the local elections

New homes for Great Shelford

Ten new homes on the Welch's garage site are among the latest Great Shelford planning applications.

Village events

There are 14 events on the Shelford calendar this month including a quiz and the opening of the new Sports Pavilion.

Great Shelford quiz

How well do you know Great Shelford? We have created a special quiz to find out.

More appointments at Health centre

Changes at the Shelford Health Centre mean that more on-the-day appointments will be available.

War memorial search

The search is on for people whose ancestors are named on the Great Shelford war memorial ahead of a special ceremony.

Famous writer moves to Great Shelford

A famous writer and broadcaster, who has a weekly column in the Daily Telegraph, has moved to Great Shelford.

Shelford blog

The speed in sorting Great Shelford's potholes is a cause for concern for one villager.

New coach at Shelford Rugby Club

Shelford Rugby Club has a new head coach.

Pink Floyd

Did you now an early version of rock legends Pink Floyd played two concerts in Great Shelford in the 1960s.

School bus cut

The free school bus to Sawston Village College for Great Shelford pupils is being withdrawn.

New Parish Council

See who is on the Parish Council

Interesting blogs

Blogs this month include special gardening tips from Scotsdales and advice on dealing with those exam nerves

Wonderful local websites

Websites we like this month include:

·Bodywork Therapy www.bodyworktherapy.info/

·Catherine House Physiotherapy www.camphysio.com/

·And Jess a personal trainer in the village www.jesspt.co.uk/

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May 2014
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Tour de France nightmare for Great Shelford

One of Great Shelford's biggest businesses will be forced to close when the Tour de France comes to the village- losing more than £40,000. Do you know how the road closures will affect you?

New Great Shelford councillors

A BBC journalist is among the new Parish Councillors for Great Shelford.

New Shelford hospice in 2014


Building work is due to start on the new Arthur Rank Hospice in Shelford later in 2014

Boat motor taken


An outboard motor of a boat was taken in a burglary at a house in Great Shelford.

Fined for parking on Great Shelford pavement


A driver who parked their car on a pavement in Great Shelford causing problems for local residents has been fined.

Surgery with a difference

Cosmetic surgery has arrived in Great Shelford.

What’s happening in Great Shelford

There are 26 things happening on the events calendar this month including the Shelford festival of wheels, a yoga detox day and bank holiday bin changes.

Old photos

Dozens of old photos of Great Shelford available on the internet can now be seen together on the greatshelford.info website.

Local websites

Great Shelford charity the Mountain Trust has a great new website. Three local sites we are loving this month are:

A great people-based photography website:

http://www.saramcallisterphotography.co.uk/

We like the busy tennis club site:

http://www.gstc.org.uk/

And you can read about the people behind the new sports pavilion:

www.samskara.co.uk

And Shelford Rugby Club now has its own App.

www.pitchero.com/clubs/shelfordrugbyclub/

Planning applications

You can see all the latest Great Shelford planning applications here

Bowled over

Great Shelford bowls clubis having 4 come and try sessions in May.

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April 2014

 

Great Shelford Sports Pavilion opens

The new state-of-the art Sports Pavilion is now open for business. It cost £673,000 - £15,820 more than originally predicted.

 

Trio of burglaries

 

There have been 3 burglaries in the village in the last month.

 

Council tax bills rise

 

Great Shelford's share of the village's council tax bills increased by 5%. The Parish Council has issued a special statement to explain the rise.

 

GP online

 

You can book your appointments at the Great Shelford Medical Practice online.

 

Light fantastic

 

Shelford Rugby Club is going ahead with its' new floodlights. They have been awarded £20,000 towards the changes.

 

Village events

There are more than 20 events on the Shelfords calendar listed for April including the annual village meeting, bin changes, a quiz evening and a new Shelford Fair.

31 bus

The 31 bus will now run until at least September - read a great blog by a 31 bus user here.

Tour de France

Timings for the Tour de France when it visits the Shelfords on July have been published. And we also have details of the road closures on that day too.

Shelford one of the best

 

Great Shelford is one of the best places to live in the UK according to a survey by the Sunday Times.

 

Shelford blog

 

Read our newest Great Shelford blog here.

 

Tulip run

 

To mark Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2014 in April, Parkinson’s UK is holding a 4 mile fun run in Great Shelford.

 

 

Pay to park at park & ride

 

A £1 charge is being introduced to park at the park and ride sites at Trumpington and Babraham.

 

Star writer

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan has been rubbing shoulders with Graham Norton and Jodi Picault ahead of the publication of her book in July.

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March 2014
 
Great Shelford burglary

Silver and jewellery were stolen after a house in Great Shelford was broken into.

Council tax bills rise

Great Shelford's share of the village's council tax bills is increasing by just over 15%.

Homes almost flooded

Local councillor Charlie Nightingale is calling for an enquiry after a number of homes in Great Shelford were hours away from being flooded.

Shelford Feast line-up revealed

The line-up for the 2014 Shelford Feast in July has been published.

Tour de France

Provisional timings for the Tour de France when it visits Great Shelford in July have been published. Local roads are expected to be closed from 7am.

Surgery goes further online

More services at the Shelford Medical Practice are being provided online. And online appointments are likely to happen in 2014 too.

Great Shelford discount vouchers

Two of our biggest retailers in Great Shelford are offering their local customers special money off vouchers.

Post office reopens

Great Shelford Post Office has reopened after a two week refurbishment.

Great Shelford events

There are 22 Shelford events in the Calendar this month including the SSYI Big Breakfast and the Induction Service for new Free Church Pastor Rev Martin Cockerill

Great Shelford blog

Exclusive Great Shelford blogs this month include how good gardening can be for your mind.

Great Shelford planning applications

The list of Great Shelford planning applications is one of the most popular parts of the Great Shelford website.

Great Shelford  websites

Have you seen Scotsdales great new website? We love the free gardening tips on there. Other Great Shelford websites we like this month are a cool psychology site from one our guest bloggers at http://www.psycam.co.uk/ and a beautiful site for one of our local furniture makers at http://www.nickwebb.biz/links/
 
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February 2014

Roadwork delays

More roadworks are planned for Great Shelford during February which will cause delays outside of the village school.

Fancy a trip to France

A few places are left for the trip to Shelford's twin town in France in April.

Satchel star

Discover how the world famous Cambridge Satchel Company started out on a kitchen table in Great Shelford.

Car break-in

A car has been broken into in Great Shelford and a handbag stolen.

Hospice boost from fun run

The Arthur Rank Hospice, which is moving to Shelford Bottom, is to receive money from a major charity event.

Burglar blitz

An anti crime blitz took place in Great Shelford in January.

Sport Relief

An organiser is needed for the 2014 Shelford Sport Reliefrun.

Post office to close for a fortnight

Great Shelford Post Office is to close for a fortnight for refurbishment.

Dance classes

A teacher who has worked with Strictly Come Dancing's Len Goodman has just started dance classes in the village.

Parking problems

Proposals to change parking arrangements outside the village school have not gone down well with one resident.

Switched on

A Great Shelford charity is trying to set up a new radio station in Nepal.

Library numbers dip

The number of books borrowed from Great Shelford library has taken a slight dip.

Planning

New entrance signs at the rugby club are among this month’s planning applications

Blog

www.greatshelford.info’s first blog is from Surbala Morgan from Psycam Psycpology has written about how we can all become more resilient

Sports pavilion

The cost of the new sports pavilion has prompted an email from one concerned local resident

 

Great websites

There are now 98 companies and charities listed on the Business section of the website. Three Great Shelford website we love this month are:

1) www.Pipe-Dreams-Plumbing.co.uk

2) www.bowringphotography.co.uk

2) www.technicalmoves.com/

 

Stapleford Granary

Megson are the most original due on the British Folk scene according to the Guardian. They are one of the many great things happening at the Stapleford Granary in 2014.

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January 2014
 

Sports pavilion

The new Great Shelford sports pavilion is due to be completed by the end of January.

Crime blitz

An anti crime blitz in Great Shelford  is being rolled out in January.

London calling

Which former Arsenal star has just moved into Great Shelford?

House prices up again

Great Shelford boasts one of the most expensive places to live in East Anglia - Mingle Lane - according to a new house price survey.

Ones for the calendar

Events in Great Shelford this month include the Shelford panto, a crunch meeting about the future of the 31 bus and a twinning fundraiser. All Great and Little Shelford events are now listed together to help organisers avoid any clashes in 2014.

Tour de France

The Great Shelford community website now includes a special section dedicated to the visit of the Tour de France to Great Shelford in July

Planning

You can see all the latest Great Shelford planning applications here

Not so great Shelfordians

Three Great Shelford villagers have lost a total of 38 pounds in a six week dieting competition.

Smile please

A new photographer (with a great website) is featured in the comprehensive list of Great Shelford businesses

If you have any stories you want to share, why not email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

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Happy New Year!

David Martin

www.greatshelford.info