There have been 14 burglaries in Little Shelford in the last year. The Parish Council now wants Neighbourhood Watch schemes in every street.

Homeowners whose hedges or trees are overhanging the pavements are about to receive letters from the Parish Council.

A Little Shelford scientist has become made a Fellow of the Royal Society.

Little Shelford has two new county councillors.

The mystery of plants being dead-headed in Little Shelford has been solved.

Little Shelford playground project has been chosen for the Tesco 5p bag community funding.

A special peel of bells was rung on April 23 to mark the death of villager Ernest Meadows in the Battle of Arras and former Little Shelford resident Laurie Butler.

The water pump in High Street has been spruced up by villager Bill Savin.

A special celebration event took place at  All Saints Church in April.

The Easter bank holidays mean that the bin collection days in Little Shelford are changing.

A car wheel has been stolen in a bizarre theft.

A house, and 5 outbuildings and garages in Little Shelford have been burgled.

Egrets and an otter have been spotted during March at the Little Shelford Recreation Ground.

Actions from the March Little Shelford Parish Council meeting included a push for Neighbourhood Watch schemes across the village and £3,400 for a new speed camera.

Bin collection day in Little Shelford has changed to Tuesday from February 28.

Jewellry has been stolen in a Little Shelford burglary.

A van caught fire at the junction of Newton Road and Hauxton Road.

New helpers are needed for the Little Shelford fun weekend.

The new Great Shelford Post Office has opened in Hinton Way.

A new gate has been installed at the Wale Recreation Ground.

The little Shelford safari supper is back in May.

The Parish Council's share of the Council Tax bills is going up by 1% from April.

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

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

There have been two thefts in Little Shelford.

A boating company has set up in Little Shelford.

There have been complaints about a late night bird scarer in the

The Wildife Group have carried out work at the village pond.

A Little Shelford house has been burgled.

A bracelet with an inscription has been found on Church Street. The inscription implies the item is of sentimental value.

Part of a pavement have been repaired after an elderly lady tripped and fell on a potholes.

An alarm has been installed at All Saints Church.

Two well known faces at the Shelford Medical Practice are retiring.

bike has been stolen on the outskirts of the village.

More than 80% of people in Little Shelford are very or quite concerned about the speed of traffic in the village according to a new traffic survey.

A winter's day in Little Shelford by Ruth Shah.

Little Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan's third novel has been involved in a major bidding auction.

Two cars have been vandalised in Church Street.

Tools were stolen from the building site in Church Street on October 17.

The entrance to the Wale Recreation Ground has been improved by the Parish Council.

The Parish Council has launched a Little Shelford speed survey to understand whether action needs to be take-in the village. 

A Neighbourhood Plan may be created so that villagers can set out their views and aspirations for Little Shelford. 

A blue bike has been found in the village.

Money is available for Shelford groups.

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

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

A £900 grant has paid for repairs to a village bridge.

More than 100 people attended a street party on June 11th in Church Street to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. But a purse was stolen during the celebrations.

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

There's been a third break-in at Beech Close.

There's a new Vice Chairman of the Parish Council.

Little Shelford has received a £900 grant.

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

A coffee morning has taken the fundraising for the new playground to almost £7,000.

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

District Council and Parish Council election results.

The village's oldest surviving resident, aged 106, has died.

A third of drivers were caught speeding in the latest village survey.

A thief was caught smoking in a car after a number of car crimes in Little Shelford and Harston.

An elderly lady has been robbed in a Little Shelford street.

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

A number of local groups have received grants from the Fun Week-end.

A watch  has been found at the Wale Rec.

There were 3 crimes in one night on one road in the village.

A farmer has apologised about noise from his gas gun.

Plans setting out what Little Shelford should look and feel like in the future have been published on this website.

Do you fancy joining the Parish Council?

Little Shelford's slice of your council tax bills is going up by 1%.

The campaign to create a new playground was given £2,000 at the quiz night on March 5 from the Entertainments Committee. Pictured is Committee Chairman Ian Beaton handing over the cheque to Susie Manning. The quiz raised £1,250 for the appeal.

The Shelford present mystery has been solved.

There are 5 new bird boxes on the Wale Rec thanks to the local Beaver group.

A villager has set up a new handyman service.

A sandwich bar whose rubbish was dumped in Little Shelford, has written to the village to apologise – and sent £100 to say sorry.

Parish Councillor David Munro is pictured with the new Defibrillator he has helped organise for the village - its been installed on the wall of the Navigator.

Plans to build 2 homes at 25 Church Street in Little Shelford have been given the go-ahead. 

A Little Shelford woman has visited the refugee camps in Calais.

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

The River Cam burst its banks in the Wale Recreation Ground overnight on Jan11/12. Photo Ian Smith.

There were 3 crimes in Little Shelford at the New Year.

Three cars were damaged by vandals on Christmas Eve.

House prices in Little Shelford have gone up by more than 13% in 2015.

Little Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan has written an exclusive blog about the publication of her 2nd book this year.
Artists are needed to help compile a historic record of the village.

People power has failed to get a lamp post restored in Beech Close.

A campaign group has been set up to improve the Little Shelford playground.

The Wale Recreation Ground could be infected by Chafer Beetles. They have already caused one football game to be called off.

Daffodils in Bridge Lane, December 29 2015.

The speed limit between Little Shelford and Hauxton is likely to be reduced to 40mph.

Stagecoach are making significant changes to the Citi 7 bus to and from Great Shelford to try to make the service more reliable. 

Green bin collections went monthly in November.
Sunrise over Little Shelford taken by Ruth Shah.

Little Shelfordian David Jones appeared on Five Live to talk about his daughter Lottie.
A 20mph limit will be introduced in 2016 in Bridge Lane in the approach to Shelford School. Read the other headlines of the September Parish Council meeting.
Little Shelford Cricket Club is celebrating league promotion and a new second team and colts for next season.
Plans to withdraw parking places outside of Shelford School are being shelved after a campaign by Little Shelford parents. A 20mph zone will go ahead in Great Shelford in 2016.
Little Shelford student Jessy Ahluwalia is organising a charity quiz in November to raise money for the Red Cross European Refugee Crisis appeal.
A Little Shelford mum is collecting for the refugee camps in Calais.
Little Shelford has achieved 3 sporting successes. 

Sycamore House restaurant closed in November 2015. 

Beech Close has suffered two vehicle crimes with a resident's van being broken into and the contents stolen.
September will see 3 separate launches - a new art group in Little Shelford and a creative writing group and a sewing group in Great Shelford. 

The Parish Council is demanding a u-turn on the number of street lights that have been taken from Little Shelford.

News is expected soon about 
the future of Great Shelford library.

Little Shelford parents have lost their campaign to save the free bus to Sawston Village College.
The results have been published from the Shelford School traffic survey. More than 330 people gave their views, with a significant demand for change.
A creative writing course is being started in the Shelfords.
Village stalwart Eddie Taylor has died. He was 91.
Little Shelford may have one less county councillor in the future.
More than 30 cars have been caught speeding in Little Shelford.
A new Shelford art group is being launched in September.

We are all being asked to do more to keep Little Shelford tidy.
The new timetable for the village's 31 bus starts on July 27.
Rubbish from a Cambridge sandwich bar has been dumped on a Little Shelford footpath.

As many as 27 street lights will be removed from Little Shelford as part of changes happening in May.
A 13 year-old girl was injured during a protest ride against the free bus service for pupils of Sawston Village College from Little Shelford being withdrawn. This involves around 180 pupils.
Gail Pilkington (left) is the new Vice Chair of Little Shelford Parish Council. .
Shelford Guides is in danger of closing unless they find a new leader.
Plans for an additional 32 homes in Hauxton have been rejected by South Cambs planners. 

Moves to alter the proposed street light changes were one of the main issues at the May Parish Council meeting.
Proposals to demolish a house in Church Street and replace it with 2 new homes have been rejected after a residents' campaign.
Heidi Allen is Little Shelford and South Cambridgeshire's new MP.
14% of cars travelling through the village were speeding. 
There was standing room only when Little Shelford hosted its first ever General Election hustings.
More than 100 people turned up for a special meeting to try to save Great Shelford library from major changes.
A home in Little Shelford has been burgled.
There have been a spate of shed burglaries in Little Shelford. 

Little Shelford resident Tim Pilkington has taken over the top role at one of Britain's biggest charities.
SSYI has a new lead youth development worker.
The number 31 bus service which travels through Little Shelford is being re tendered with some changes to the route and times.
A Little Shelford man has been jailed after causing a collision that left a man losing his leg.  

Outbuildings at a house in Church Street, Little Shelford have been broken into.    
Our cabinets have had their connection capacity doubled due to the high demand for superfast broadband.

Little Shelford Parish Council has 2 new parish councillors. They are David Munro and Andrew Stephenson.
Up to 10 parking spaces could be removed outside Great Shelford School. But parents are up in arms about the possible changes.
Our retiring MP Andrew Lansley has sent a special message to the people of Little Shelford.
Specially trained firefighters were called to rescue a kitten in Little Shelford.      
The Parish Council’s share of the council tax bills will not rise this year.

Can you help reduce traffic speeding in Little Shelford?

There are fears of more drivers travelling through Little Shelford in the rush hour because of changes on the A10.

A bid to restore a footpath in Little Shelford have failed. 
More than 40 people turned up for the Little Shelford footpath inquiry which took place in January.

Three villagers got so fed up waiting for the council to clean up leaves in Bridge Lane that they cleaned them up themselves. 


A house in Church Street was burgled during the day on  January 15. Jewellery was stolen in the daytime raid before the thieves escaped in the family car.

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

Little Shelford author Sarah Hall has written a blog giving an insight into her life as the deadline for her second novel approaches.
A lady who was born in Little Shelford in 1909 has celebrated her 105th birthday.
House prices in Little Shelford have gone up by more than 7% in the last year.

If you are interested in having an allotment in Little Shelford, email


Doug Walker from Little Shelford who received a telegram from the Queen to mark his 100th birthday in April.

Beautiful Wisteria in Courtyards.

SSYI breakfast on March 25 raised around £3,000.

John Coppendale gave a very interesting talk to Little Shelford local history Society on the history of bell ringing and the history of the bells in our village church including a demonstration. 

Sunset over Little Shelford, Jan 18 2017 by Ruth Shah.

There's a mystery about a nurse who died in a fire 100 years ago - but no one knows why she is buried in Little Shelford churchyard.

All Saints Church photographed by Adrienne Pate in Nov 2016.

Tree fungus in Bradmere Lane. Photo: Julie Sylvester.

The mystery of a house that was due to be re-built in Little Shelford 50 years ago has re-emerged.

There’s going to be a literary evening on October 15 with Shelford writers Sarah Vaughan and Adele Geras in conversation with David Martin. Ticket numbers are £5 including a glass of wine, but are limited. You can reserve yours by emailing

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan has penned an exclusive blog offering insights into her new novel published in June.

A new village sign was finally installed in November. It is part of a new mini village green (below) created at the junction of Church Street and Manor Road. 


The new book by Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan will be published in 2016. Read Sarah's blog about  the Farm at the edge of the world.

A ring of mushrooms seen on the Wale Recreation Ground in August 2015.
Photo: Julie Sylvester

Simon Hassell (right) from the High Street played golf alongside Luke Donald at Wentworth to raise money for Children in Need.

More than 300 people turned up to see former England cricket captain Tony Lewis (pictured left) open the new £380,000 sports pavilion.
Read the background story of how the Pavilion was created and how to book it here.
The village pub The Navigator has a new outside terrace.


There is a mystery surrounding 2 Victorian Egyptian paintings by a member of the Wale family from Little Shelford.

The popular Phonebox Library has been highlighted a new magazine article

An electronic till and a handbag complete with car keys (pictured with finders Allen and Judy Boothroyd) were just 2 of pieces of litter collected on the Little Shelford spring clean involving 20 villagers.

Steph Hatter, the Chairman of the Committee which runs the village fun week-end is Little Shelford's new villager of the year. She recently announced that she is standing down next year. Her successor will be Ian Beaton.
A special survey has been carried out to discover what changes should be made to Little Shelford's playground.
Changes at the Shelford Health Centre mean that more on-the-day appointments will be available.


Little Shelford's first village sign is due to be installed over the summer of 2014. Read the explanation about all the elements of the sign here.


Little Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan shares her thoughts about the publication of her new novel with just a month to go to the big day.
You can book your appointments at the Great Shelford Medical Practice online.

This newly-discovered photo of the High Street in Little Shelford, complete with horses and carts, in one of dozens of old photos on the village's history website.


A fascinating book about the history of Little Shelford has been republished- and you have a chance to buy your own copy. It would make a great Christmas present for history lovers.

Proposals for a new village green for Little Shelford have been given the green light.

Details have emerged of a visit by Edward VII to Little Shelford. The episode is included in a book that has just emerged called A Record of the Shelfords Manga and Parva in Cambridgeshire.

Little Shelford Parish Plan was created so that the Parish Council could understand more clearly the views and the aspirations of the villagers.
Two-thirds of people in the village completed a questionnaire. Now an Action Plan of activities has been drawn up to improve those facilities, issues and issues that need attention.

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