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Do you want to receive an electronic newsletter updating you on up and coming events in Little Shelford every month? The newsletter includes:
 
  • Latest planning applications
  • Village events
  • Village news
  • Issues discussed at the Parish Council
  • Sports pavilion updates
 
To receive the newsletter, simply send your email address to littleshelfordparishcouncil@googlemail.com
 
November 2017 Little Shelford electronic newsletter

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

 

Are you in for the Bradmere Lane clean up this Saturday?

 

Ruth Shah captured some amazing photos of the unusually orange sun and sky over Little Shelford in October.

 

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

Planning this month has been a bit on the quiet side.

 

The green bin collection goes monthly from November.

 

Santa arriving at Scotsdales, Christmas Open Studios and the SSYI annual quiz are just a few of the many events happening in the Shelfords in November

 

 

Great Shelford headlines

 

There were three break-ins in a week in Great Shelford including a brass band losing their belongings while practicing at the Church.

 

Travellers have now left Shelford Rugby Club after their second visit this year.

 

A jogger was attacked by two men who grabbed him while he was running on the cycle path from Cambridge to Great Shelford. 

 

Plans for a new pedestrian crossing in Woollards Lane have been postponed again.  There is currently no new date scheduled. Read the rest of the headlines from the October Parish Council meeting.

 

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October 2017 Little Shelford electronic newsletter

 

 

Several thousand pounds were taken in a burglary at Winners' Chinese restaurant.

 

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. Your views and comments are needed about the proposed changes by October 15.

 

 

new bus service linking Little Shelford with the Trumpington park and ride will start in 2018.

 

Stop press: The playground campaign has just heard that its been awarded £38,000 from Wren's Community Action Fund. More details will appear on the website during the month.

 

A villager's car was written off outside their home after it was hit by a commuter's car.

 

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 iconic milestone in Whittlesford Road has been beautifully repainted by a village volunteer.

 

Our blue bin caddies will be scrapped (or at hopefully recycled) from December.

 

Events this month include a bike sale, a badminton come and try session, a book sale at the library and the Scotsdales Christmas grand opening.

 

There’s a handful of new planning proposals for the village this month.

 

Great Shelford headlines

 

Woollards Lane will be closed to traffic during parts of October while a new pedestrian crossing is built.

 

Police say a suspicious incident involving Stapleford school  pupils, including one from Great Shelford, was "a misunderstanding".

 

A Shelford dog has been returned - 48 hours after being taken. (External link.)

 

More than 300 people completed the Shelford Fun Run. See the results here. (External link)

 

 
September 2017 Little Shelford electronic newsletter

It’s the Little Shelford’s big Fun Week-end in September.


There are still a few tickets left for the Friday evening Back to the 80s dinner and dance and advice about where to get your 80s costumes.


There’s a great programme of free events at the Saturday afternoon 80s themed fete starting at 1pm which includes big bubble blowing and a Rubik’s Cube competition. You can also bring your 80’s or earlier Classic Car or Motor Bike and enter the free “Best Classic” competition with a £100 prize. 


Some of the proceeds from the week-end will go towards the new playground.


You can see the full three day programme here.


Other news


The passenger side window of a vehicle has been smashed in 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. 


The Council will be looking at what can be done about the Whittlesford Road/ Church Street junction at its September meeting after a cyclist was injured there in the summer. Limiting the chaffer grub damage at the Rec will also be on the agenda.

 

Events in the Shelfords this month include chicken wire sculpting with the Shelfords WI, The Shelford Fun Run and a Costa Award Nominee speaking at our library.

 

Have you had your say about the future of Great Shelford library.?

 

The Shelford Medical Practice has introduced text messaging to remind people about their appointments.

 

Unwanted bikes are needed by the Shelford School PTA.


New adults are needed for the Little Shelford badminton club

 

Planning permission for an existing “garden structure” is one of the new proposals for the village this month.


Great Shelford headlines


Travellers have set up camp in Great Shelford.

 

A Great Shelford resident disturbed two men trying to burgle their house.

 

There is a public meeting in September to hear about the housing needs for Great Shelford

 

The 7a bus service serving Great Shelford and Stapleford has been saved.

 

The new Woollards Lane pedestrian closing is expected to be installed in September. 

 

Camyoga in Great Shelford is having an open day on September 2.

 

A Great Shelford writing group is re-launching in September.

 

Village based writer Allison Pearson’s new book, How Hard Can It be is due out this month. You can read a profile of Allison here.


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July 2017 Little Shelford electronic newsletter

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

 

There has been an attempted burglary in Little Shelford.

 

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

Do you have a couple of hours’ spare time per month? Do you want to be involved in your community? Want to help make the village a better place to live? If yes, then apply to become a Parish Councillor

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

 

And don’t forget villagers have priority until the end of July to buy your Friday evening tickets for the Little Shelford week-end before the ticket price goes up from £32 to £35.

Events this month include the Shelford Feast, two Little Shelford artists opening their doors in the Cambridge Open Studios, Scotsdales launching their own beach and a UFO conference (really!).

The Arthur Rank Hospice is having an open day for would be volunteers in July.

Planning applications this month includes someone wanting to build a bungalow in their back garden.

Great Shelford headlines

A 29 acre development with 180 new homes in Great Shelford and Stapleford including a "care village" is being marketed online. 

A fourth local estate agents has open in Great Shelford – and a second barbers is on the way too.

 

A Memorial stone for a Nazi spy buried in Great Shelford has been given the go ahead by the Parish Council. 

 

One of the stars of the 2017 Britain's Got Talent has been added to the Shelford Feast line up. Stop press: The Saturday evening event featuring the Real Thing and Odyssey has now sold out. 

But Great Shelford Online has a competition for  two free tickets for the sold out Real Thing and Odyssey show.

Barclays Bank in Great Shelford is closing on Thursdays from July 24.

 

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June 2017 Little Shelford electronic newsletter

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.

 

A porch extension is one of the planning applications this month

Events this month include a magic night to raise money for the new playground, an Arthur Rank fundraiser, a twinning quiz and the launch of a book focusing on Little Shelford by our Art Group.

Tickets are now on sale to Little Shelfordians for the Back to the 80s night which is part of the Fun Weekend in September. Its £32 a ticket for tickets paid by the end of July, thereafter £35

Royal Mail will no longer leave undelivered large items of mail at the new Post Office.

 

Great Shelford headlines

A daytime burglar was disturbed by a homeowner in a Great Shelford break-in.

 

There is a new bid for more new homes in Great Shelford and Stapleford.

Could a betting shop be about to open in Great Shelford? Meanwhile Great Shelford is getting another estate agents.

 

Catch up with the latest schedule for the Shelford Feast next month

Stapleford headlines

Proposals have been published to bulldoze a Stapleford pub and build a new pub and two homes on the site.

 

The full programme for the Stapleford Village Week-end  in June is now available

 

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May 2017 Little Shelford electronic newsletter

Police are investigating plants being dead-headed in Little Shelford.

 

Doug Walker from Little Shelford has celebrated his 100th birthday.

 

Little Shelford will soon have two new county councillors.

 

A special peel of bells was rung to mark the death of villager Ernest Meadows in the Battle of Arras.

 

The water pump in High Street has been spruced up.

 

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 still different again this week. You can always check out the bin situation here.

 

A car wheel has been stolen in a bizarre theft.

 

Events this month include the mayoral elections, the wonderful safari supper, the Great and Little Shelford school summer fair and the annual village meeting with a possible special guest.

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

 

Nominations are now open for the Shelford Fun Run on Sept 17,

Great Shelford headlines

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.

 

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

 

Did you know about the Nazi spy who is buried in an unmarked grave in Great Shelford.

 

A piano once played by Benjamin Britain needs a new home.

Sawston Village College needs a new governor.

 

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April 2017 Little Shelford electronic newsletter

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

 

Egrets and an otter have been spotted in Little Shelford.

 

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.

 

The SSYI breakfast raised £3,000.

 

Six pairs of shoes were discovered on the village litter pick.

 

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

 

Events this month include the Little Shelford Bowls Club open day, a comedy night, a quiz night and an open day at the Arthur Rank hospice.

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

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

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

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

You have less than a month if you want to put your name down for the safari supper.

Great Shelford headlines

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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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March 2017 Little Shelford electronic newsletter


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Little Shelford March newsletter

Jewellry has been stolen in a Little Shelford burglary.

Two villagers took dramatic photos when a van caught fire at the junction of Newton Road and Hauxton Road.

 

There’s a special village tidy up this month if you want to help - and there’s also chance to meet your Parish Councillor and local groups and societies.

 

New volunteers are needed for the Little Shelford fun weekend – and there’s a big thank you for helpers and supporters last September.

 

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

A fine artists is now included in the village’s comprehensive business listings

Those lovely people at Scotsdales have given all readers of Little Shelford Online a £5 voucher as a community thank you

 

The new Great Shelford Post Office opens next week.

 

Planning applications this month include proposals to knock down a house in the High Street and replace it with two new homes.

 

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

 

Great Shelford headlines

There have been four burglaries in Great Shelford in the last fortnight.

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


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. 

 

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

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February 2017 Little Shelford newsletter

The bin collection day in Little Shelford is changing.

 

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

 

A village road will be closed to traffic for 3 days from Feb 6.

 

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

 

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.

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

 

The little Shelford safari supper is back in May.

 

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

 

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.

 

Read about the actions and decisions from the Parish Council in January.

 

Owners of a house in the High Street wants to build a Victorian style conservatory. And plans are due any day regarding two new 6 bedroom homes on the High Street.

 

Events this month include a race night, a pancake evening for the Twinning Association and a talk about sex, sin and salvation.

 

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.

 

Updates have been added to the page of Parish Councillor profiles

 

There a beautiful photo of a sunset over Little Shelford.

Two pleas from the Parish Council – please try to keep the Telephone Box Library tidy. And please don’t allow dogs to foul the allotments

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

 

Toddler Sense is coming to Little Shelford. The award-winning programme for children aged 13 months to 5 years has launched some classes at the Little Shelford Memorial Hall on a Thursday. To celebrate the launch in your area, all Little Shelford residents will get a 10% discount on 3 for 2 Trials - not only will you get 3 sessions for the price of 2, but at a reduced rate too! Just select 'LITTLE SHELFORD RESIDENT' when booking your class. For information and booking visit: bit.ly/TSCambs or email Sam at cambridge@toddlersense.co.uk.

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January 2017

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

 

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.

 

There’s praise for two people who have helped reduce speeding traffic in the village.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 an extension to a home in Whittlesford Road.

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/

 

Great Shelford headlines

Three Shelford homes were burgled on the same day.

Three horses have been killed in Great Shelford.

 

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

 

Plans to restrict all day parking in Great Shelford introduce more parking spaces will be discussed at a special meeting in January.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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December 2016


A Little Shelford house has been burgled.

 

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. This week the Parish Council voted to buy an electronic speed sign to deter speeding.

 

Part of a pavement in Little Shelford is to be repaired after an elderly lady tripped and fell on a pothole.

 

An alarm has been installed at All Saints Church.

 

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.

 

An Apple watch has been found in the village.

 

bike has been stolen on the outskirts of the village.

 

There’s lots happening this month including the Great Shelford light switch on later this week by our MEP, two Christmas fairs, a carol concert along with the Christmas bin changes.

 

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

 

Great Shelford headlines

Another shop is closing in Great Shelford at the end of the month.

 

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

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

 

A new care home is opening next week.

 

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

 

Stapleford headlines

 

  • 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 Little Shelford Online and the Parish Council.

 

Interesting statistic:

 

778 people have visited the village website in the last month, even though there are only 800 people in the village, including children. Have you told your new friends about it?

 

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November 2016



Little Shelford

 

A house in Little Shelford has been burgled.

 

 

Two cars have been vandalised in Church Street.

 

 

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

 

Little Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan's third novel has been involved in a major bidding auction. Sarah and fellow writers Adele Geras will be in conversation with David Martin at the free Shelford Literary evening on Nov 12.

 

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

 

Planning this month includes extensions at one of the largest houses in the village

 

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.

 

Do you know where to find the village defibralator?

 

Great Shelford headlines

 

 

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.

 

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

 

Nearly 60 people attended the recent Neighbourhood Plan meeting.

 

The new Arthur Rank Hospice opens in November.

 

 

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.

 

Money is available for Shelford groups.

 

 

 

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October 2016

Little Shelford October newsletter

 

 

The main entrance to the Wale Rec will be closed from Tuesday, Oct 4 to 7.

 

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 the future of Little Shelford. 

 

A blue bike has been found in the village.

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

There are some interesting looking planning applications across the village

Everything that was decided by the Parish Council in September is here

The forthcoming Village Design Statement includes photographs of properties throughout the village. If any home owners would like the image of their property removed from the document please contact the Parish Clerk.  

Great Shelford headlines

 

  • 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 the Great Shelford Country Market celebrate its 40th birthday.

 

 

  • There have been several bikes stolen in the village.

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September 2016

Full details of the Little Shelford fun week-end have been finalized:

 

 

The Parish Council has launched a Little Shelford speed survey to understand whether action needs to be taken the village. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7WC7JGT

 

There’s a local literary evening on October 15 with Shelford writers Sarah Vaughan and Adele Geras. Tickets are £5, but they are selling fast. You can reserve yours by emailing davidm1961@gmail.com

 

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

 

Events this month include a ceilidh, a green event and Ian Cummings from the Great British Bake off coming to the Shelfords.

 

Little 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 Northern Ireland peace process?

 

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

 

The village art class relaunches shortly.

 

Great Shelford headlines

 

  • Great Shelford Post Office is up for sale.

  • Two parking bays will be lost shortly in Woollards Lane.

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

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

  • A burglar fled after being disturbed by neighbours.

  • Great Shelford's first charity shop opened in August.

 

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August 2016




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

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

 

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

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

 

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

An extension in a High Street home is one of this month’s planning applications.

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

Historical photos of Hauxton Road and Church Street have come to light in the last month.

Read about what happened at the Parish Council meeting in July,

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 davidm1961@gmail.com

Great Shelford headlines

 

The 2016 Shelford Feast was a major success, with fundraising expected to top £250,000.

 

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

 

Great Shelford is about to get its first charity shop.

 

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

 

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

 

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July 2016


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

There are plans to close the Shelford Post Office.

 

Owners of the former Sycamore restaurant have been given permission to convert their business into a home.

 

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

There’s just three tables left for the Little Shelford fun week-end Friday evening event – and tickets are about to go on general sale.

 

Little Shelford is to have its own Neighbourhood Plan to set out our views on any future development in Little Shelford. The kick-off meeting will be in September.  

Read more about what is a Neighbourhood Plan.

 

The creation of a mobile warden scheme for Little Shelford will be considered by the Parish Council at its meeting on Monday. New Councillor Sarah Penn will be attending her first meeting – read her profile here.

 

Little 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

 

Little Shelford designer Jackie Lucas is one of several local artists taking part in the Cambridge Open Studios across July.

 

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

 

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

 

Great Shelford headlines

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

A Great Shelford woman has received an MBE.

 

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

 

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

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

 

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.

 

Do you know why a space rocket appears on our new village sign?

 

Little Shelford is to have its own Neighbourhood Plan, the Parish Council has decided. But villagers will be needed to lead the way. There’s a special public meeting about the plan on June 20th. And there's a new Vice Chairman of the Council.

 

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

 

Little Shelford has received a £900 grant.

 

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

 

Read the District Council and Parish Council election results affecting Little Shelford

 

Events this month include a street party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th, and special meetings about the riverbank proposals and an update on roads changes in Great Shelford.

 

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

 

Plans to change the use of the former Sycamore Restaurant are among this month’s planning applications

 

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

 

Please keep hedges and trees overhanging the pavement trimmed back. The Parish Council is planning to contact offending households shortly.

 

Great Shelford headlines

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

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

 

Fancy some free Scotsdales vouchers

 

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May 2016

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

 

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

 

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.

 

Planning this month includes converting downstairs at Sycamore House restaurant into residential accommodation.

 

All villagers are welcome to the official opening of the new sign and village green on May 13.

 

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.

 

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

 

Other Events this month include those two quizzes, council and police commissioner elections and the school summer fair.

 

Don’t forget to put the Little Shelford street party on June 11 in your diary.

 

Ever wondered how many properties in Little Shelford are

owned by offshore companies.

 

 

 

Great Shelford headlines

 

 

A quarter of Great Shelford residents lost power after a mini explosion – but the subsequent feedback hasn’t all been positive.

 

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 Shelford traffic warden has issued this year?

 

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

 

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

 

Policed have warned of a rogue trader operating Great Shelford.

 

Zara Indian Restaurant has won another award.

 

 

 

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April 2016

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

 

Plans setting out what Little Shelford should look and feel like in the future will be presented at the annual village meeting on April 21. The village will also be asked if we should now create a Neighbourhood Plan with Great Shelford and Stapleford.

 

Parish Council headlines include:

  • Agreeing to improvements at the entrance to Wale Recreation Ground. 
  • £4,000 to get rid of the Chaffer beetles on the Rec.
  • Repairs to the bridge on the river walk.

More details have emerged about the street party in June to celebrate the Queen’s birthday

 

A farmer has apologised about noise from his gas gun.

 

Do you fancy joining the Parish Council?

 

Planning applications in the village include an extension in Newton Road.

 

Cyclists through the Shelfords have hit the headlines in the Cambridge News.

 

Events this month include Little Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan speaking at the library, a gardeners’ question time at Scotsdales and a special Police Commissioners hustings with presenter Chris Mann being recorded by BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

 

Little Shelford resident Will Ringrose is the club captain at Shelford Rugby Club

 

It has been announced that the Shelford Fun Run is a non-starter in 2016.

 

Great Shelford headlines:

 

 

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

 

  • A Great Shelford solicitor is working with a leading disability charity offering a will-writing service during a special fundraising fortnight.

 

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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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March 2016


Do you care what Little Shelford looks and feels like in the future? A Village Design Statement has been created to help influence the character of our village

 

Little Shelford has now got its own Defibrillator.

The local Beaver group have made 5 bird boxes for our park.

A villager has set up a new handyman service.

 

A Little Shelford birthday present mystery has been solved.

 

The cover for Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan’s new book has been unveiled.

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

There are 19 village events this month including a second hand bike sale for the school, the legendary SSYI breakfast and a quiz to raise money for our new playground.

The first details and the theme of the village week-end in September have been revealed.

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

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

Great Shelford highlights

  • Plans to demolish the Railway Tavern and replace it with flats have been given the go ahead.

  • There has been more than a dozen comments on Streetlife about the 48% Great Shelford council tax increase

  • Two Shelford GPs are retiring in 2016.

  • A Great Shelford shed has been burgled.

  • The Deli Gardener has launched his own exclusive garden design Blog

According to the official statistics the population of Little Shelford (including our kids) is 840 according to the 2011 census. Last month, 778 of us used the village website – how is that for community engagement? But don’t forget to tell new village arrivals about the site and newsletter.

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 files. Sorry. Any other feedback is always welcome.

 

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February 2016


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

 

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

 

Controversial plans to build 2 homes at 25 Church Street have been given the go-ahead. 

 

A Little Shelford woman has written about her visit to the refugee camps in Calais.

 

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

 

Another street party was just one of the decisions taken by the Parish Council in January.

 

Events this month include a charity car wash for the SSYI, a talk about the suffragettes and a special showing of Evita.

More Shelford GP appointments are being made available online.

 

Little Shelford Sarah Vaughan has written a blog on her new book which is out later this year

What have a space rocket and Little Shelford got in common (apart from the village sign)?

The Shelfords Women’s Institute have a new website

Great Shelford highlights

The Great Shelford share of their 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

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 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

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-shelfordJanuary 2016








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


 


Did you remember the right day for the bin changes this week?


 


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


 


Three cars were damaged by vandals on Christmas Eve.


 


Artists are needed to help compile a historic record of the village.


 


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


 


New plans this this month include proposals to extend a house in Church Street.


 


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


 


There are some fascinating old photos of Little Shelford that have just emerged including High Street and Church Street.


 


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.


 


 


Great Shelford highlights:


 


 


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


 


Four homes in Great Shelford have been burgled in the last month.


 


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


 


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


 


 


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


 


 


 

December 2015




 

People power could see a lamp post being restored in Beech Close.

A new village sign will finally arrive this week. It will part of a new mini village green at the junction of Church Street and Manor Road.

 

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

 

Controversial proposals to build 2 new homes in Church Street will be decided this week.

 

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

 

Stagecoach are making significant changes to the Citi 7 bus

 

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

 

Old photos of Church Street and Manor Road have emerged. Every street in the village has pictures on our history website.

 

Great Shelford headlines

Two homes in Great Shelford have been burgled.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

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 www.littleshelford.com


 

November 2015

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

 

A new village sign will finally be unveiled in November. It will part of a new mini village green to be created at the junction of Church Street and Manor Road.

 

Green bin collections go monthly in November.

 

A 20mph limit will be introduced in 2016 in Bridge Lane.

 

Little Shelford Cricket Club is celebrating league promotion and a new second team for next season.

 

There are events galore this month ranging from a charity quiz for the Red Cross refugee fund, a Shelford Christmas Fair opened by our MP, a comedy night, a flu clinic and Santa arriving at Scotsdales.

 

Planning this month in Little Shelford includes a possible new house in the village.

 

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 Little Shelford.

 

 

Great Shelford headlines

 

·         Thousands of pounds worth of gardening and builders tools were stolen from a van in Great Shelford.

 

·         14 garages in one road in Great Shelford have been burgled.

 

·         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.

 

·         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.

 

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October 2015

Little Shelford newsletter

A 20mph limit is to be introduced in 2016 in part of the village. Read the other headlines of the September Parish Council meeting.

Plans to withdraw parking places outside of Shelford School are being shelved after a campaign by Little Shelford parents.

A new village signwill be installed in November. It will part of a new mini village greenat the junction of Church Street and Manor Road.

A Little Shelford student is organising a charity quiz to raise money for the Red Cross European Refugee Crisis appeal.

A Little Shelford mum has been collecting for the refugee camps in Calais

Little Shelford has achieved a trio of sporting successes.

There are new plans to build 2 homes at 25 Church Street.

Sycamore House restaurant closed last month.

There are 19 village eventsthis month include a talk to celebrate the 70th birthday of the library, how to beat the winter blues day, a Little Shelford arts group first meeting and a dog behaviour session.

Four monksfrom Thailand recently enjoyed a Thai meal at the Navigator.

There have been complaints about hedges and trees overhanging the pavements in Little Shelford affecting passers-by. The Parish Council is planning a clampdown in the next month. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

Great Shelford highlights

·A 20mph zone will be created at the centre of Great Shelford next year.

·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.

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

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

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September 2015

The Little Shelford fun week-end includes a Heroes and Villains dinner dance (there are still a handful of tickets left), and a fun afternoon including mass piloxing, and giant bubble making.

The week-end also includes a special Little Shelford history walk including the answers to these questions:

·         What is the village connection with the sinking of the Spanish Armada?

·         Do you know any of the famous people buried in All Saints Churchyard?

·         Where did the ex England football team captain live, and what was his name?

·         Can you name any of our village heroes, or any of our villains?

·         Where did the name Little Shelford come from

 

Little Shelford Writer Sarah Vaughan, whose book, The Art of Baking Blind was published in paperback last month, and Allison Pearson, who lives in Great Shelford, and who wrote I Don’t Know How She Does It, will be taking part in the first Literary Evening this week-end.

A special meeting next week will decide traffic and parking changes in Great Shelford including a proposal to cut parking outside of the village school. You can read the road proposals in full at www.greatshelford.info

Controversial plans to build two homes at 25 Church Street in Little Shelford have re-surfaced. 

 

Sycamore House restaurant is closing in September.

 

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

Events in September include the Shelford Fun Run, the WI celebrating its centenary, a talk about Cambridgeshire history on your laptop and the ever-popular Shelford Garden Club show

 

 

Great Shelford news

 

·         There are proposals to convert Great Shelford’s sorting office into a home.

 

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

·         Three burglaries took place in Great Shelford in one night.

 

·         4 extra bee hives have been given the go ahead.

 

 

·         Zara has been shortlisted for an award.

 

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As many as 27 street lights will be removed from Little Shelford.

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.

Gail Pilkington is the new Vice Chair of Little Shelford Parish Council.

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.

 

Moves to alter the proposed street light changes were one of the main issues at the May Parish Council meeting.

 

Which villager recently played a round of golf with Luke Donald for Children in Need?

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

A 13 year-old girl was injured during a protest ride against the free bus service for pupils of Sawston Village College from Great Shelford being withdrawn.

 

The village week-end Friday evening tickets in September are on sale soon while a special literary evening has been added for the first time featuring Shelford writers Sarah Vaughan and Allison Pearson.

The dozen events on the village calendar this month include an Arthur Rank coffee morning fundraiser, new Fitsteps and Zumba sessions in Little Shelford, an evening with Louis de Berniere, Shelford Rugby Club’s summer ball and the panto auditions.

 

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

 

Changes are being introduced to the Shelford Medical Practice website.

 

The village pub The Navigator has a new outside terrace.

 

And well to the record 90 people (and the organisers in particular) who made the village’s Safari Supper such a success.

 

 

Great Shelford headlines

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

·         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.

 

PS Hauxton have created their own telephone box library, admitting the great idea has been borrowed from our High Street!

 

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May 2015

The Little Shelford website has been relaunched, making it easier to read on smartphones and tablets.

 

More than 300 people turned up to see former England cricket captain Tony Lewis open the new £380,000 sports pavilion.

 

There was standing room only when Little Shelford hosted its first ever General Election hustings.

 

A home in Little Shelford has been burgled.

Little Shelford will lose 7 streetlights under changes happening in May.

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.

 

Plans to demolish a house in Church Street and replace it with 2 new homes will be decided in May.

Events this month include how to be involved in the Safari Supper (deadline this Friday), the district council elections, a comedy night and some insights into local archaeology

Great Shelford highlights:

·         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.

·         A Christmas market is being planned for Great Shelford.

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

 

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April 2015

Less light in Little Shelford

Little Shelford will have 7 less streetlights under changes in the summer.

Little Shelford burglary

Outbuildings at a house in Church Street, Little Shelford have been broken into.

Broadband boost

Our broadband cabinets have had their connection capacity doubled.

Traffic "nightmare"

Traffic in Little Shelford is going to get even worse in the summer - because of building work in Hauxton.

Two into one?

Plans to demolish a house in Church Street and replace it with 2 new homes are likely to get the go ahead this week.

New councillors

Little Shelford Parish Council has 2 new parish councillors - David Munro and Andrew Stephenson.

School parking places cut?

Some Little Shelford parents are up in arms about possible parking changes at Shelford school. There is also demand for a new one-way system on website Streetlife.

Village calendar

The 14 dates on the village calendar include the opening of the Sports Pavilion and a special Little Shelford General Election hustings as well as full details for the Little Shelford week-end in September.

Little Shelford Safari Supper 16th May

Please get in touch soon if you are interested in coming to the second Safari Supper on Saturday 16th May. There’s lots of interest. It’s a night to meet people new to the village and see old friends, travel around for each course and get fed in the process. Everyone contributes in some way, and there are plenty of things to do for those who can’t host. No need to come as a couple.

For further information please contact Kate Beaton (
katebeaton@me.com), final replies needed by April 30th.

Businesses

The Navigator has a great new website while our business listings also includes new bed and breakfast accommodation in the village.

Painting mystery

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

Free Scotsdales voucher

A special free voucher for Scotsdalesis only available until the end of Tuesday!

Great Shelford highlights:

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

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

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

 

March 2015

Pavilion almost finished

Building work on the new £380,000Pavilion is almost finished.

Scotsdales freebie

Littleshelford.comhas a special free Scotsdalesvoucher in March as a thank you for the people of Little Shelford.

No village tax rise

The Parish Council’s share of the counciltax bills will not rise this year.

School parking cut?

Up to 10parking spaces could be cut outside Shelford School.

Casual vacancies

Little Shelford Parish Council needs two newcouncillors.

Gandalf rescued

Specially trained firefighters were called to rescue Gandalf in Little Shelford.

Spring clean

An electronic till and a handbag were just 2 of pieces of litter collected on the Little Shelfordspring clean.

Help speed campaign


Can you help reduce traffic
speeding in Little Shelford?

Gold chain found


A gold
chain has been found.

Village calendar

15 villageeventsthis month include the SSYI breakfast, an exhibition about possible changes to the playground and the March Parish Council meeting will hear from Balfour Beattie about the changes to our street lighting.

Shelford Guide leader wanted

A new leader is needed for the Shelfordguides.

Planning

Proposals to demolish a house in Church Street and replace it with 2 homes are among this month’splanning applications

Great Shelford website highlights

· Great Shelford Library could soon be run completely by volunteers.

· Rush hour traffic in Great Shelford is getting worse.

· Up to 10 parkingspaces could be removed outside Great Shelford School.

· Do we need a footbridge at Great Shelford station?

· Which Great Shelfordian was a part of EddieRedmayne's success in The Theory of Everything?

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 February 2015

Footpath enquiry

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

 

Little Shelford burglary

A house in Church Street was burgled during the day in January 15

 

Two into one?

 

Plans to demolish a house in Church Street and replace it with 2 new homes have been re-submitted.

 

Police cuts for village

 

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

 

Water park rejected

Plans for a major water park with 50 homes creating 70 jobs at the edge of Little Shelford have been rejected.

Village clean-up

Volunteers are wanted for a village litter-pick is taking place in February.

 

Panto

Read a review of the 2015 Shelford pantomime.

 

Playtime for parents

More parents are needed for a playground initiative group.

 

Pavilion

Building work on the new Pavilion is due to be completed this month.

Village calendar

Events this month include a Parish council meeting tonight, a pancake evening for the Twinning Association and a talk on the River Cam.

Great Shelford highlights

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

·         Blood donor sessions at Great Shelford have been scrapped.

·         Problems with the upgrading of the street lighting means parts of Great Shelford are "seriously dangerous"

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

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Shelford Christmas bins

 

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

 

Footpath enquiry

 

The Little Shelford footpath enquiry will take place in January 2015.

 

Pavilion update

 

Work on the new Pavilion is due to be completed in the next month.

 

Shelford burglars jailed

 

Two burglars have been jailed for thefts in Great and Little Shelford.

 

Village calendar

Events on our village calendar this month include the Shelford Pantomime, a jumble sale for the Twinning Association and which bin is being emptied when. And the date has been confirmed for our Safari Supper in May.

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

Great Shelford round-up

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

 

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

 

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

 

·         There were 3 shed burglaries in Great Shelford in December.

 

·         Problems with the upgrading of the street lighting means parts of Great Shelford are currently "seriously dangerous".

 

·         A new local dietitian has devised some tips for 2015 to kick start the New Year.

 

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December 2014

 

Christmas bins

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

New pavilion

The new Pavilion is due to be completed by the end of January before it is opened by a former England cricket captain.

New homes dashed for now

A plan for 2 new homes in Church Street has been withdrawn after opposition from local residents and the parish council. See the other village planning applications here.

Parents needed

More parents are needed for the playground initiative group.

School report

Great Shelford School has been officially rated as "good" following a recent inspection.

Shelford mugs

Have you got your Shelford mug yet to support the village library?

New Shelford novel

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

Christmas tree offer

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

Shelford 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 the village calendar.

Shelford businesses

Business listings for Little Shelford now include a tree surgeon and a cabinet maker.

Great Shelford round-up

· There have been 4 break-ins in Great Shelford in just 10 days in November.

· The 2014 Shelford Feast raised a record £26,000.

· A survey of our broadband service in Great Shelford is being carried out by one local IT company.

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

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October 2014

Little Shelford break-in

A burglar who made off from a Little Shelford break-in was followed and arrested near the Dartford Tunnel.

 

New homes for Little Shelford?

Plans this month include a possible change in Courtyards while Proposals to demolish a house in Church Street and build 2 new homes on the site have prompted lots of complaints from neighbours.

 

105th birthday celebrations

A lady born in Little Shelford in 1909 has just celebrated her 105th birthday.

 

New MP for Little Shelford

Little Shelford will have a new MP in 2015.

Another £30,000 has been raised towards the costs of the new Pavilion.

Painting the village red

The phonebox library has had a spruce up

 

Playtime for Shelford parents

More parents are needed for the playground initiative group.

 

Bike wheels stolen

Thieves have taken 2 bike wheels from a home in Little Shelford.

 

Pond gets a spruce up

The village pond has been tidied up by the Wildlife Group

Shelford flu clinic

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

 

Local businesses

The business listings have been freshened up – they now include a local tree surgeon.

 

Calendar

There are 22 Events in the calendar this month including a wine tasting for the pavilion, a fascinating talk at the history group about life during WW1 and Santa arriving in the Shelfords.

 

Great Shelford round up

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

 

Shelford history books

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

 

Fitness offer for Shelford residents

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

 

Free Scotsdales voucher

We have published a voucher for a free candle from Scotsdales.

 

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September 2014

Parish Council update

News on Garden Fields resurfacing, the future of the 31 bus and a speeding campaign were all discussed at theSeptember parish council meeting.

 

Footpath enquiry

The Little Shelford footpath enquiry will take place in January 2015.

 

Villager of the year

Steph Hatter, the Chairman of the Committee which runs the village fun week-end is Little Shelford's new villager of the year.

 

High Street theft

Food and drink were stolen from a house in the High Street.

 

Sheds burgled

Two sheds in Little Shelford have been broken into.

 

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

 

Shelford School challenge

Great and Little Shelford Primary School is competing with 3 other schools as they aim to get as many pupils as possible to school without the car.

 

Village calendar

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

Eye in the sky

An aerial photo of All Saint's Church was snapped by Keith Haddow.

 

 

More on-the-day appointments

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

 

Great Shelford news from our sister website

 

·         The arch has returned to Great Shelford recreation ground.

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

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

·         A new Great Shelford chiropractor is offering free 15 minute advice sessions.

 

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August 2014 newsletter

Broadband gets quicker
The broadband improvements for Little Shelford have now gone live.

 

High Street theft

Food and drink were stolen from a house in the High Street.

 

Sheds burgled

Two sheds in Little Shelford have been broken into.

 

31 bus changes

Proposals have emerged about changes to the 31 bus service.

 

Village calendar

Full details of the Little Shelford fun week-end and the world’s biggest coffee morning are among the events in the village calendar.

 

Sports pavilion

The roof tiles are expected to be put on the new sports pavilion this week.

 

Women’s Institute

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

 

Parish Council

The Parish Council will be considering whether to go ahead with an allotment co-operative and making a final decision on the Garden Fields road surfacing this month.

 

New Great Shelford speed limits

New speed limits are about to be introduced in Great Shelford .Proposals to reduce the limits on Hinton Way and Cambridge Road to 30mph have been agreed.

 

Fun run road closures
Some streets in Little and Great 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.

 

Former Arsenal footballer to open pavilion

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

 

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 July 2014 newsletter

Tour de France

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

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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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Pavilion update

Building work started on the new pavilion on June 9. A sod-cutting ceremony took place yesterday, with work on the foundations starting this morning.

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Broadband speeds up

The broadband improvements for Little Shelford will go live in early July

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Playground twist

A special survey has been carried out to discover what changes should be made to Little Shelford's playground.

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Shelford author competition and reading

The Art of Baking Blind by Little 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 for local people.

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Parish Council

The Parish Council meeting on July 9 will include a decision on the Garden Fields road surfacing and where next with the allotments. If you are interested in having an allotment in Little Shelford, please email littleshelfordparishclerk@aol.com

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Bus change

Plans to charge Little Shelford pupils for the bus to Sawston Village College have been scrapped - for now.

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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 Shelford women were recognised in the Queen's birthday honours.

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Musical movement

There are 20 events in the village calendar this month.

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Planning

There are several planning applications in the pipeline in Little Shelford.

 

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June 2014 newsletter

New pavilion

Building work will start on the new pavilion on June 9. From June to January 2015 during the construction of the pavilion there will be restricted access, disruption and temporary loss of some facilities on the Wale Recreation Ground.

Playground survey

A special survey is being carried out to discover what changes should be made to Little Shelford's playground equipment. The more responses that are received, the more grants we should get in the future.

Safe Little Shelford

Little Shelford is one of the safest places in the country Chief Inspector James Sutherland told the May Parish Council meeting.

Little Shelford plans

There are 5 new planning applications for potential developments in Little Shelford.

Novel countdown

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.

Tour de France in Great Shelford

·A detailed map of theGreat Shelford road closureson July 7 can be seen here. Some roads into Cambridgewill 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.

Election result

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

Village events

There are 14 events on the Shelford calendar this month including a quiz and panto auditions.

Right said Fred

The grave of a Little Shelford soldier has become a shrinein India. And an article based on his diary and his accounts of battles in Indian in the 19th century has just been published publically for the first time.

Village groups

Read the reports to the annual village meeting from many village groups

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 in Little Shelford whose ancestors are named on the Great Shelford war memorial ahead of a special ceremony.

Pink Floyd

Did you now an early version of rock legends Pink Floyd played two concerts in Great Shelford in the 1960s? And there is even a Little Shelford link.

Old Shelford photo

An old photo of Hauxton Road 100 years ago has just emerged.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers in Little Shelford are needed for a ground-breaking researchproject.

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.

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.

And well done to the organisers of the great safari supper. It was a brilliant evening and two new footpath witnesses were discovered during the evening.

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Little Shelford Parish Council

 

May 2014 Little Shelford newsletter

Faster broadband

Faster broadband is finally coming to Little Shelford from June.

Little Shelford theft

More than£100 cash was taken in a theft in the village

Pavilion

A start date for building the new Pavilion should be decided in the next couple of weeks.

Horse bolts

Little Shelford's horse sculpture has been temporarily removed.

Tour de France nightmare

One of Shelford's biggest businesses will be forced to close when the Tour de France comes to the village - losing more than £40,000. And Sawston Village College has also announced it will close on the day due to traffic difficulties. Do you know how the road closures will affect you?

What’s happening in the Shelfords

There are 26 things happening on the events calendar this month including the Shelford festival of wheels, the safari supper, a parish council meeting where you can meet our local police officer and the bank holiday bin changes.

Planning applications

You can see all the latest Little Shelford planning applications here

Surgery with a difference

Cosmetic surgery has arrived in Great Shelford.

Old photos

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

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April 2014 newsletter

 

CCTV for Little Shelford

Homes in Little Shelford have installed their own CCTV after a burglary in February.

Broadband gets quicker

 

Faster broadband is finally coming to Little Shelford.

 

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

 

Star writer

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

Pavilion update

Building work is expected to start on the new pavilion in April following the green light from the Parish Council.

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 Zumba class

Parish Council

The March Parish Council meeting included the future of the31 bus, Gthe arden Fields road surface, the pavilion and next steps on the footpath enquiry.

31 bus

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

Hall pictures

New drawings and photos of Little Shelford Hall, our version of Downton Abbey, have just emerged. You can also see who lived in the village 100 years ago with our coverage of the 1911 Census.

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.

 

Pay to park at park & ride

 

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

March 2014 newsletter
 

 

Pavilion go ahead


Building work will start on the new pavilion in April following the green light from the Parish Council. From April to December during the construction of the pavilion there will be restricted access, disruption and temporary loss of facilities to the Wale Recreation Ground.

 

Village burglary

A house in Little Shelford was broken into on February 17 after thieves smashed their way in.

 

Grafitti

Vandals have sprayed grafitti around the Wale Recreation Ground.

 

A 12 year campaign to reinstate the footpath between Garden Fields and Bradmere Lane will be decided in 2014 at a special enquiry.

 

Safari supper

 

More details have been published of Little Shelford's first ever village wide supper.

 

Flooding

The bowls green was under water in February. See  Little Shelford flooding photos here.

 

New plans

A proposal for a two storey extension is included in the list of Little Shelford planning applications

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

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February 2014 Newsletter
 

Council tax increase

The village's share of the council tax bill is to rise to an average of £76 following the recent poll. You can see the poll results here.

 

Car theft

A car has been broken into and a handbag stolen in the village

 

Five star Winners

Winners has been awarded a five star hygiene certificate. To celebrate, Winners are offering Little Shelford residents a 10% discount.

 

Shelford stalwart dies

A man who won the Military Cross and who lived in Little Shelford for 60 years, has died.

 

Safari supper
Details have been published of Little Shelford's first ever village wide supper.

 

Swimming pools

Two homes in Little Shelford now want to build its own indoor swimming pools.

 

What’s on

Events this month include a valentine show by The Spree and a great History Society talk

 

Want a job?

The Parish Council is looking for a new clerk.

Book numbers drop
The number of books borrowed from Great Shelford library has taken a small dip.

 

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 nearby Great Shelford.

 

Sport Relief

An organiser is needed for the 2014 Shelford Sport Relief run.

 

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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