Little Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan's new novel, Anatomy of a Scandal, was published on January 11th 2018. She's written a great blog about her experiences on publication day.

Little Shelford Parish Council January headlines included;

PCSO Chris Wiseman asked people to ring 101 and report cars  blocking the pavement or parked too close to a junction.

The Parish Council has agreed to spend up to £8,000 on lighting for the track leading to the Sports Pavilion.

The Council is increasing its share of the Council Tax bills by just under 2%. 

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

The new playground is likely to go ahead in 2018, the Parish Council heard at its November meeting. More than £60,000 has already been raised.

NASA technology is being used by Little Shelford firm Walero to make special suits for racing drivers . (External link)

Lloyds Bank in Great Shelford is closing in 2018 it has been revealed.

Shelford Medical Practice could merge with the larger Granta Group in 2018. 

There was a distraction burglary in Little Shelford in November.

More than 80% of people who took part in a survey said they would be happy to pay something extra towards the cost of maintaining Shelford library.

There's plans for a new house in Little Shelford.

Three sheds have been broken into in the village.

Feedback on proposals to change the priorities at the junction of Whittlesford Road, Church Street and Bridge Lane has now been published.

The sun captured over Little Shelford on October 16 by Ruth Shah. See more of Ruth's sunshots here.

Your vote could help raise up to £1,000 for the new playground. (external link)

Several thousand pounds were taken in a burglary at Winners' Chinese restaurant between September 13 and 14.

A new bus service linking Little Shelford with the Trumpington park and ride will be launched early in 2018.

A villager's car was written off outside their home after it was hit by a commuter's car, the Parish Council heard.

Changes in priorities are being considered for the Whittlesford Road/ Church Street/ Bridge Lane junction after a cyclist was seriously injured there in the summer. 

The playground campaign has been awarded £38,000 from Wren's Community Action Fund taking the fundraising total to over £60k.

Have you signed up for your street's Neighbourhood Watch Scheme yet?

Two new homes in Church Street are on the market for more than £1m.

Two cars have been broken into in Little Shelford.

The Parish Council 2016/17 audit has been published.

A new book about Little Shelford is now available to buy.

The iconic milestone in Whittlesford Road has been beautifully repainted by village volunteer Bill Savin.

The passenger side window of a vehicle was smashed between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm on August 16 on Hauxton Road, Little Shelford.

The Parish Council is opposing 5,000 new homes at Great Chesterford.

Proposals to increase protection for Camping Close have fallen on deaf ears. 

Dog pooh was smeared on the slide in the playground at the Wale Recreation ground on July 29. "Its pretty disgusting vandalism," said one resident.

The Navigator is now open lunchtimes and evenings, seven days a week under a new manager.

Have your say about the future of Great Shelford library.

There are still a few tickets left for the village's dinner dance.

A cyclist was taken to hospital after he collided with a vehicle at the junction of Whittlesford Road, Church Street and Bridge Lane on July 11. There are now calls for changes at the junction.

A new storage shed has been installed on the Wale Recreation Ground.

Hundreds of people attended a rave on the Little Shelford borders near the Wale Memorial (external link).

Read about the action and decisions of the Parish Council at the July meeting.

Have you lost a set of house and car keys with a distinctive cornish pasty key ring? They have been found in the High Street.

Jobs are available at the Navigator pub.

Red kites have been seen flying over Little Shelford.

A Neighbourhood Watch network for Little Shelford is expected to be in place by the end of the summer.

Overnight on June 27th June on Church Street, Little Shelford, thieves  forced a rear door to a building and stole tools. 

Some of the worst pot holes in our roads have been repaired.

There has been an attempted burglary in Little Shelford.

Almost £3,000 raised at the 2016 Fun Week-end has been given out to local groups in Little Shelford.

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

A drone flight around the nearby obelisk has emerged.

A home in Little Shelford was the most expensive house sold in the Cambridge area in April. (external link)

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. Stop press; The deer involved in the mystery has now been found dead in a garden in Beech Close.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.
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.

If you are interested in having an allotment in Little Shelford, email
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Little Shelford is a village located five miles south of Cambridge in the county of Cambridgeshire 
It has a population of 840 according to the 2011 census (798 in 2001) and 336 homes.

The village has one pub, The Navigator, on the High Street and Winners, a fish and chip shop and Chinese takeaway.


Little Shelford has grown slowly over the centuries. In 1801, Litle Shelford's population was 220. In 1861 it was 474 and in 1891 494. In 1901 it was 441. By 1961 the population of Little Shelford was 717.  


The village sign on the smallest village green in England photographed by Ruth Shah at sunrise on Jan 2 2018. See more of Ruth's Little Shelford photos here.

Little Shelford Online has a fascinating new section, focussing on cultural offerings in and around the village.

The Bradmere Lane project on Saturday 4th November was pretty successful, despite the torrential rain for a couple of hours. About 20 people came to help over the 4 hours, a good mix of Villagers and All Saints members. When you go down Bradmere Lane, you should notice the difference thanks to their hard work.

A photo of Fanny Wale, Little Shelford's first historian who died in 1936, has emerged.

She wrote and illustrated a book called A Record of Shelford Parva   between 1908 and 1919.

A rare postcard of Little Shelford Hall, which burnt down in 1929, has emerged.
You can read about the hall on the Little Shelford history website.

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

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.

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

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

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.


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.

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.

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