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Great Shelford May 2021 electronic newsletter

Villagers have until June 9 to respond to the proposals to send the Oxford to Cambridge line through Great Shelford which could lead to a new bridge or flyover in Great Shelford where the line meets with the Liverpool Street line. Read the latest update on the campaign against the plans. There are two consultation events this month on May 10 and May 11. You have until June 9 to respond to the consultations.

The Shelford surgery has issued advice after receiving an increased number of telephone calls about vaccinations for patients that fall into cohort 10 (40 to 49 year olds).

You can now browse the shelves at the Shelford library. The country market on Wednesdays is returning imminently while the dental surgery is now carrying out routine appointments. Other local changes include the re-opening of the Rose pub at Stapleford. Zara Indian restaurant is one of the local restaurants that should be able to allow back customers to eat inside later this month. They will be opening the restaurant from 5pm on 17th May. Bookings are now being taken, please call or visit their website to book online. Maximum size of tables 6 person, due to reduced capacity. Read a round-up of the latest changes.

Put on a few pounds during the pandemic? A new  1:1 Diet Weight Loss Centre has opened in Great Shelford based above Solutions in Woollards Lane, offering a special six-step programme, ranging from total Meal Replacement to a calorie-controlled maintenance programme..

And a new gym in Great Shelford is offering free initial consultations.

The Memorial Hall was allegedly used for a funeral gathering that contravened Covid 19 procedures.

One of Shelford’s success stories of the last year is The Pizza & Kitchen Co. who have now signed up as a supporter of the Great Shelford Online website, keeping it free for you and the other 2,300 readers.

There are three different elections in Great Shelford on May 6.

The Arthur Rank charity shop in Great Shelford is looking for volunteers.

A convicted sex offender from Great Shelford has been jailed for three years after he deleted sexual chats with someone he thought was a 12-year-old boy. (External link)

Prof Wolf Reik, who lives in Great Shelford, has been appointed as Director of the Babraham Institute. (External link)

 Stop press; work took place to try to pump out the flooded train underpass on the footpath behind the school to Hauxton at the week-end. As at the end of bank holiday Monday, the underpass was still partially flooded. Keep up to date with it through the excellent Great Shelford and Stapleford community Facebook group

Little Shelford and Stapleford headlines

Caroline Bewes from Little Shelford has been installed as High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire.

A performance called the pandomime, complete with a socially distanced audience, is taking place at the village hall in Little Shelford this month.

The Little Shelford Village week-end is going ahead in September. You can now follow progress on their Instagram account. 

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Great Shelford April 2021 electronic newsletter

A swathe of local businesses are re-opening from April 12 including Great Shelford library, the Arthur Rank hospice charity shop, Cara Coffee, Solutions hairdressers and Lay Electrical as well as the Three Horseshoes pub in Stapleford and The Navigator in Little Shelford. Read the comprehensive, up-to-date local guide

Proposals published on March 31 revealed that the new Oxford to Cambridge line could lead to a new bridge or flyover in Great Shelford where the line meets with the Liverpool Street line.

There are two changes to our bin collection days in the next fortnight

More than 17,000 people in the area have now had their first Covid-19 vaccinations after special sessions over this week-end.

Shelford Feast will now be a free one day event on Saturday July 10. Events including Tony Hadley and Trevor Nelson have been postponed until 2022.

A new dedicated 1:1 Diet Weight Loss Centre has just opened in Great Shelford. The business, based above Solutions in Woollards Lane, is offering a special six-step programme, ranging from total Meal Replacement to a calorie-controlled maintenance programme, ensuring you keep the weight off for good.

The Playscape project is going ahead after receiving a £100,000 grant (external link)

The Parish Council has called an extraordinary meeting next week, April 8 (external link) but the meeting will be in private

Roadworks start on April 6 to improve the junction at the junction of Granham's Road with the A1307. The works will take about three months to complete.

One of Shelford’s success stories of the last year is The Pizza & Kitchen Co. They have now served over 400 customers and a massive 7000 Pizzas to customers from the Shelfords in the last 9 months. And they have just moved their base to Shelford Rugby Club.

A busway could be built on green belt on the edge of Great Shelford in the next five years. The Parish Council has commissioned a special report to look at the viability of alternatives. The Parish Council statement said: “The Parish Council needs to carefully consider the report, reach a conclusion and then probably have a further consultation with village residents.”

A £30,000 Covid recovery grant fund to help local community groups and parish councils resume activities has been launched by South Cambridgeshire District Council.

A Shelford creative writing group is trying to raise £3000 to fund the printing costs for a book of their short stories, games and puzzles to raise funds for The East Anglian Children’s Hospice. Please donate to their JustGiving Crowdfunding Page


Little Shelford and Stapleford headlines

The Little Shelford Village week-end is going ahead in September.

Stapleford Council is demanding a rethink on busway the South East Cambridge Busway. The independent report has shown that it could be routed along a disused railway line through Stapleford and Great Shelford rather than on Greenbelt countryside.

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Great Shelford March 2021 electronic newsletter

The next stage of the East West Rail (EWR) proposals are likely to be published on the East West rail website (EWR) imminently.

In February, EWR met with Great Shelford Parish Council and representatives from The Shelfords’ EWR Action Group. During the meeting EWR indicated that their preferred option was to join the Kings Cross line and to utilise current rail infrastructure where possible. EWR did not rule out presenting more than one route alignment option through Great Shelford in the imminent consultation document. Here’s the latest update from the campaigners.

Great Shelford Parish Council has offered £24,000 towards a legal challenge of East West Rail and its plans which could otherwise lead to additional rail tracks and trains in the village. Read the minutes of the extraordinary council meeting. (External link)

And here’s a link to the minutes from the parish council’s meeting in February (external link) including no drone signs being installed around the Recreation Ground and proposals for decking for a duck feeding area being scrapped due to safety concerns

Roger Hickford, County Councillor for the Shelfords, has resigned. (External link)

When will Zara and our other local businesses re-open? Great Shelford Online has the best local guide – it has even be re-published by the Great Shelford Village News. The comprehensive guide will be regularly updated over the next month. (And please feel free to send me any updates.)

More than 7,000 people in the area have now had their first Covid-19 vaccinations.

The Playscape campaign to update the play area at the Recreation Ground has now raised almost £230,000. Read their latest newsletter (external link)

A small number of laptops are available for children in Great/Little Shelford and Stapleford who need them for home schooling. And organisers are asking if you have any laptops you are happy to donate.

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan’s novel Little Disasters is published in paperback on March 4. And Sarah has just signed a new deal for the story to be made into a TV series. Read a profile of the author and read about how one of her novels is being made into a Netflix series.

Will George, who was a member of the Bunch that make the Shelford Feast a reality has died.

Sad news that Shelford Garden Club is closing at the end of March. Check out the contact list of other community groups at Great Shelford Online.

Green bin collections flip back to fortnightly this month.


Little Shelford and Stapleford headlines

Little Shelford Parish Council  has pledged up to £5,000 towards the legal fight against the current East West Rail proposals.

David Altham, a former captain of the Little Shelford village cricket club who also played in a fore-runner of Pink Floyd has died.

A rabbit has been spotted being taken for some fresh air in a pushchair in Little Shelford?

Planning has started for the Little Shelford week-end .The dates for the 2021 Village Weekend are Friday September 17th to Sunday 19th September. Organisers are increasingly confident the Village weekend will go ahead. 

 

Rupert Neve who developed some of the best regarded recording equipment in the world in a workshop in Little Shelford has died. 

Steve Cooper has produced a fantastic bird report for Dernford Reservoir 2020. (external link)

James Littlewood, CEO of Cambridge Past, Present and Future, who run Wandlebury Country Park, is holding a Zoom talk in March.

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Great Shelford February 2021 electronic newsletter


·       The next stage of the East West Rail (EWR) proposals are likely to be published on the East West rail website (EWR) in February. (external link).

·       After a special meeting last week, Great Shelford Parish Council has agreed to offer £24,000 towards a legal challenge of East West Rail and its plans which could otherwise lead to additional rail tracks and trains in the village.

·       Great Shelford GWR Action Group has been set up to fight the proposals for the new Oxford to Cambridge rail line. 

·       East West Rail are already carrying out surveys in the Shelfords where the new railway line might run. Cambridge Approaches is logging survey requests that EWR has made across South Cambs. The map of them around Great Shelford is incomplete. Please click on this link to log a survey request.

More than 6,000 people in the area have now had their first Covid-19 vaccinations after special sessions over this week-end.

Read the Great Shelford Online comprehensive guide about how the new rules are affecting village businesses with recent changes including how to make phone orders from the Shelford Country Market while it is shut and support available through the lockdown from the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre at Scotsdales.


After being shut for the past two weeks, one of Shelford’s success stories of the last year,
The Pizza & Kitchen Co is back at the Plough this week-end. Did you know they have now served over 400 customers and a massive 7000 Pizzas to customers from the Shelfords over the last 8 months.

Do you have an old laptop in your house that you no longer need or want? The Great Shelford COVID support group and the Parochial Charity have teamed up to identify a few local schools that are lacking laptops for home learning.

 

The new Alma clinic for osteopathy and sports massages in Great Shelford is still providing osteopathy, physiotherapy and podiatry services during lockdown. You can get 50% off your first visit.


Public Health England have decided not to use Great Shelford Memorial Hall for Lateral Flow testing. An alternative venue has been found.


Zara Indian restaurant is now providing takeaways as Great Shelford has been moved into Lockdown. Here's a £5 discount voucher for Zara.

The Parish Council is not increasing its share of the council tax bills from April. (External link)

An early version of Pink Floyd played two concerts in Great Shelford – and several people have been in touch with their memories of the shows.

Don’t forget that its February’s green bin day tomorrow.

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Great Shelford January 2021 electronic newsletter
Zara Indian restaurant is now only able to provide takeaways as Great Shelford has been moved into Tier 4. Great Shelford Online has a £5 off your bill next time you visit Zara Indian restaurant for a takeaway.

Read about how the new Tier 4 rules are affecting other village businesses

The next stage of the proposals for the East West rail website which could run on a new track through the Shelfords will be published in February. (External link)

The Parish Council is encouraging and supporting residents to form cluster groups to make sure people are lobbying the politicians and to sign up to the CamBedRailRoad petition against the proposals to put a new rail track in this area. They need volunteers from the village to support the campaign.

Here’s a recording of a virtual public meeting about the rail proposals that took place in December (external link)

Zara restaurant and the railway station would have to be demolished if alternative proposals from the Parish Council are adopted according to one local resident.

A link for the new Oxford to Cambridge rail line could "run via the Shelford Rugby Club, Westfield Road and Stonehill Road.”

Read a letter from a "horrified" local resident and its impact on Shelford Rugby Club.

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Great Shelford's new Alma clinic for osteopathy and sports massages is still providing osteopathy, physiotherapy and podiatry services during Tier 4. You can get 50% off your first visit.

Every household in Stapleford and Great Shelford has received a leaflet campaigning against a new tramway on the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford. More than £6,000 has already been raised to help fund the campaign. You can still contribute. (External link)

Don’t forget it will be another week or so before our bin dates get back to normal – remind yourselves of what is happening and when.

The Co-op is hoping to move switch to new premises in Great Shelford.

Playscape have shred details of their climbing frame in their newsletter (external link)

Christmas lights in Great Shelford were vandalised.

Did you know Pink Floyd played one of their first gigs in Great Shelford? One local resident has shared her memories of David Gilmour and Syd Barrett.

Stapleford and Little Shelford headlines

The Three Horseshoes in Stapleford is now providing takeaways and beer while Stapleford Granary is closed because of the Tier 4 restrictions.

The December Stapleford Parish Council meeting included proposals to raise the village’s share of the council tax bills by 3% and a desire to push on with the Stapleford Neighbourhood Plan. (External link).

Trees have been planted at Little Shelford’s new community orchard after organisers  won a £3,000 grant from South Cambs Council. Villagers have also donated another £3,000.

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Great Shelford December electronic newsletter

Santa is visiting Scotsdales once again but without the Elf Express train. Tickets must be booked in advance.

A link for the new Oxford to Cambridge rail line "could run via the Shelford Rugby Club, Westfield Road and Stonehill Road according to one campaigner. 

Campaign group Cambridge Approaches re holding a special webinar for Shelford residents about the possible new rail route through the Shelfords of the Oxford to Cambridge new rail line on December 2.

A special new section about the East West rail link and the Shelfords has been created at Great Shelford Online

Zara Indian restaurant is one of many local businesses opening up again on December 2.

Our bin collections are changing over the Christmas and New Year period (and don’t forget there will only be one green bin collection in December).

A house in High Green was burgled in November.

A special online consultation about the new public transport route on the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford is running until December 14. A special fly-through has been created to show what will happen to part of Great Shelford's Green Belt.

Cambridgeshire Mayor James Palmer will be visiting angli-EAR's new premises in Great Shelford on 4th December. 

A new clinic for osteopathy and sports massages has opened in Great Shelford. Get 50% off your first visit to new Alma clinic. You can also find out about the High Green business through their new website. (External link)

drive-in carol service is taking place at Shelford Rugby Club in December.

Seven newsletter readers signed up for their prescriptions being delivered to their homes for free in November by local company Pillsorted. Find out why Pillsorted has been such a success story of 2020. (External link). As they celebrate their first birthday this week, read a profile of Shelford based CEO Zeinab Ardeshir about balancing her life as an entrepreneur and a mum of three.

Great and Little Shelford Primary School is consulting about proposed changes to their admissions policy around church attendance.

Alison Miles from Great Shelford has created a series of children’s books...in rhyme

You can win a hamper in the Shelford school raffle.

There’s a warning to residents whose parcels are left outside their houses by delivery couriers after a large package was stolen in Woollards Lane. 

Did you know, if you're affected by cancer, you can access support locally at the Cambridge Cancer Help Centre in Great Shelford.

 

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Lockdown could be a good time to try new hobbies or practice an old one with your other half says James Goddard from Great Shelford.

There’s a lovely painting of Shelford Mill by H.C.Morley on Ebay this week (External link)

I have re-produced some (framed) old historical photos from around the village which could make great cost-effective Christmas presents. They’re listed on Ebay, but I can deliver locally for free. They include;

·         A triple frame including Hinton Way, London Road and Woollards Lane

·         A frame including Old School Court and Woollards Lane

·         Cambridge Road

·         Old School Court

·         High Street

·         High Green

·         I am also selling a book of 24 copies of old Great Shelford photos including Hinton Way, London Road, High Green, Church Street, Shelford Park Avenue  and Old School Court.

Little Shelford and Stapleford headlines

A new marquee has been installed at the Navigator pub.

Villagers have been invited to sing carols on the doorsteps across Little Shelford on Dec 5 at 5.30pm.

Mary King, who lived in Great Shelford but was born and bred in Little Shelford, died in November.  Mary shared her hand-written accounts of growing up in Little Shelford on the history website. They are a great legacy for a wonderful woman.

The new multi-use sports area on Haverhill Road, Stapleford has been given planning permission. (External link) It is expected to open in May 2021.

The playground at the Recreation Ground in Stapleford could be refurbished if £80,000 can be raised. (External links.)

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Great Shelford November electronic newsletter

Great Shelford online has re-started its’ lockdown update of which businesses are staying  open and which ones are closing. One business  switching to takeaways only from Thursday is Zara Indian restaurant which has just signed up as a supporter of Great Shelford Online. The special lockdown update guide will be updated regularly throughout lockdown 2.0.


The Shelford COVID support group has relaunched with 78 volunteers in place to support every street in Great Shelford during the second wave of the pandemic

 

A special online consultation about the new tramway in fields on the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford is running until December 7. A special fly-through has been created to show what will happen to part of Great Shelford's Green Belt. (external link)


Find out why local company Pillsorted – which delivers your medicines free to your home – has been such a success story of 2020. (External link). And read a profile of Shelford based CEO Zeinab Ardeshir about balancing her life as an entrepreneur and a mum.  

 


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The proposed new Oxford to Cambridge rail line could join the Liverpool Street line just south of Shelford station near the London Road Bridge. This would increase rail traffic over the level crossings at Hinton Way and Granhams Road causing severe traffic tail backs due to extra down-time of the barriers.  

 

Rejection of proposals to put a nursery in a building empty for almost three years have been described as "absurd" by the Parish Council.

 

The village mobile warden scheme is looking for a new warden.

 

The new Angli-Ear hearing solutions office opened in the former Barclays Bank building on Woollards Lane this November.

 

This village is just so lovely. A thank you has been shared to all those leaving fruit and veg outside their Great Shelford homes.

 

Cara now has snug little gazebos with fairy lights out the back, and plastic screens between tables indoors. They are serving savoury snacks (including homemade soup) and their range of cakes. All profits go to the work of Romsey Mill, supporting young families in Cambridge and the local villages.

 

Great Shelford Medical Practice has a new website where you can book appointments.

 

Christopher Jenkin from Great Shelford was awarded the British Empire Medal in October 2020 for services to the homeless in Cambridge during Covid-19.

 

A new electric bikes business has set up in the village – Etricity is one of the many local companies that are featured in the comprehensive Shelford business listings

 

A perfect home classroom in Great Shelford has been featured in The Times (external link).

 

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

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

The actions and decisions of the Great Shelford Parish Council September meeting included the news that the Shelford Playscape project has received £109,000 funding and £21,000 is to be spent on improvements including decking on the river bank in the Rec .(External link)

The new Angli-Ear hearing solutions office is opening in the former Barclays Bank building on Woollards Lane in November.

A Great Shelford pensioner who uses a wheelchair has asked if disabled people in the village are being forgotten.

Flu clinics are being held at Duxford Air Museum in October.

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

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


Two members of Extinction Rebellion are talking to the local 2G3S environmental group online this month.

Parts of Hinton Way has been hit by fly tippers five times in the last fortnight

A new osteopathy clinic is opening in the village - and they are offering 50% off the first session

Stapleford / Little Shelford headlines

Stapleford Granary will re-start its performances with Joanna MacGregor on October 2.

The Three Horseshoes in Stapleford is now opening for breakfast and brunch from 9am.

The Stapleford Fun Run is taking place virtually in October.

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had bought a large house in Stapleford.

 

Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery and Rupert Friend are starring in the Netflix production of Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan’s thriller, Anatomy of a Scandal (external link)

Hobson’s Conduit Trust is seeking some additional Trustees. It is a Registered Charity and the position of Trustee is a voluntary one.  Trustees meet approximately four times a year, currently by Zoom. They are hoping to attract new Trustees with a strong personal interest in, and commitment to, the historical, environmental, amenity and financial aspects of this treasured Cambridge asset.  In addition, particular skills and experience in any of the following areas would be of advantage, though not necessary:  water engineering, environmental management, public relations, financial management.

There is now a Trust website at hobsonsconduittrust.org.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact the Chairman, Howard Slatter at chair@hobsonsconduittrust.org.

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September Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Zara Indian restaurant in Hinton Way has re-opened its doors. Cara Coffee is also re-open. And the village library is now also (partially) open.

The SSYI Big Breakfast in October has been cancelled.

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

Plans have emerged to concert the former Lloyds bank into a children’s nursery.

Three snakes and more than 100 lizards were found in a wildlife survey in Great Shelford.

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

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

There’s less than two weeks left for people to take part in the virtual Shelford fun run to help support the Shelford Playscape campaign (external link)

The new opening time for the Shelford Country Market on Wednesdays is 9.30am to 11.30am. The 'modified' market is going well. They are now gradually bringing back the craft section.  They have to observe all the Covid regulations so trying on knitwear and jewellery cannot be permitted, hand sanitisers are available, masks must be worn and sadly, no refreshments at the moment.

Little Shelford headlines

The Navigator pub has introduced a marquee to help it cope with social distancing. It is continuing its discount scheme in September.

It has emerged that a member of a slave owning family who lived at the Manor House is buried in All Saints Church graveyard.

Fire crews were called to a blaze in Whittlesford Road, Little Shelford in August.

Little Shelford pavilion is looking for a new booking clerk.

England's head cricket coach visited Little Shelford this week.

Stapleford headlines

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

Stapleford Granary has a new Chief Executive.

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August Great Shelford electronic newsletter

Great Shelford August electronic newsletter


Here’s details of the local pubs in Shelford and Stapleford taking part in the Eat Out scheme.

 

Our village library re-opens next week but with limited hours

Cara Coffee in Great Shelford is expected to re-open using their outside seating in August while Zara Indian Restaurant is currently making changes before they are back too. See which other local businesses are still open in the Shelfords?

 

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

 

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

 

Could you help buy some laptops for Shelford school?

 

Little Shelford & Stapleford headlines

 

Proposals for a retirement care village on land between Haverhill Road and Hinton Way in Stapleford comprising housing with care, communal health, wellbeing and leisure facilities and public open space have been submitted to South Cambridgeshire Council. The deadline for comments is Aug 6.

 

The Navigator pub in Little Shelford has introduced a marquee to help it cope with social distancing. They are also taking part in the Eat Out To Help Out scheme from next week.

 

The former Sycamore House restaurant is up for sale (external link)

 

Did Marlon Brando make part of a movie in Stapleford?

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

 

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July 1st Great Shelford electronic newsletter



More of our Shelford and Stapleford pubs and businesses are opening on Saturday. Great Shelford Online has a comprehensive list of openings – and who is staying closed.

 

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

 

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

 

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

The hygienist services at Great Shelford Dental Practice is recommencing from Thursday 2nd July 2020.

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

 

Firefighters were called to a hedge blaze in Great Shelford on June 22

 

Did you know that Richard Marsh, a horse trainer for two Kings, lived in Great Shelford it has emerged.

You are too kind. David Martin, the editor of this newsletter, has completed his 1,083 mile cycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groats on a recycled exercise bike in his Little Shelford back garden raising £4k for the MS Trust.  Here’s his blog about what he learnt. (External link)

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Local online pharmacy store Pillsorted have now introduced their own online store, with same day delivery for orders placed before 1pm. (External link)

Little Shelford headlines

 

A £1 billion Huawei research lab between Little Shelford and Whittlesford has been given the go ahead despite the opposition of Little Shelford Parish Council. (External link)

 

Action is being taken by Little Shelford  Parish Council including occasional patrols following vandalism and litter being left at the Rec.

 

All 14 editions of the Little Shelford  community magazine that were created during the lockdown are still available to read.

 

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June 2 Great Shelford electronic newsletter

A new public transport scheme on Green Belt the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford could come a step closer to reality in June.

 

With Pizza at the Plough now up and running, Cambridge Building Society now open more often and Pimp My Fish back on Wednesday, here is a comprehensive guide about which Shelford and Stapleford businesses are open and which ones are shut in the Shelfords and Stapleford.

 

David Martin, the editor of this website who is cycling 1,083 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats on a recycled exercise bike in his Shelford back garden is now about to cross the border into Scotland. He has decided to tackle the iconic route virtually for the MS Trust. He's already received the generous support of Scotsdales. Do you want to support him

 

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

Welcome to Birdworks, a specialist Bird and Pest Control company, who specialize in destroying wasps nest - they are the latest company to support Great Shelford Online. (external link)

Little Shelford headlines

 

The Little Shelford Fun Week-end has been cancelled.

 

A Shelford family have used the lockdown to create a successful online business.

 

 

Little Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan’s political thriller Anatomy of a Scandal is being turned into a Netflix mini-series.

 

 

The first three trees have been planted as the start of Little Shelford's community orchard.

 

With takeaways now available from the Navigator (Weds- Saturday), we hear that Winners will be reopening on the next 10 days. Meanwhile Harvey’s garden centre is about to change its opening hours. All the changes and more are here.

 

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