Great Shelford community groups news

Public Notice

Great Shelford Parochial Charities


This charity currently provides assistance, including accommodation, to “poor persons resident in the area of the Parish of Great Shelford as constituted on 15 April, 1890”.  Many residents will be aware the charity has 32 properties at More’s Meadow and is in the process of constructing an additional 21 almshouses.

The trustees are considering varying the terms of the charity so that assistance can be provided to a wider pool of potential beneficiaries.  The charity would continue to assist those in need who live in the Parish, but the proposed amendment would also allow the charity to assist those in need who live in the surrounding area or who have a strong connection with the village or an ability to contribute significantly to village life.

This is intended to allow the trustees to assist, for example, individuals who have been brought up within the village, have had to move away because of the considerable expense of local accommodation, and wish or need to return. Such individuals do not presently qualify for help.

The trustees also intend to move to a modern constitution using a non-profit making company as the charity’s corporate trustee, and to change the name of the charity to the Great Shelford Village Charity.

If you wish to express any views on these proposals please inform the trustees by writing to:        The Clerk

The Parochial Charities

18 High Street

Great Shelford


CB22 5EH

or emailing:

by the 31 January, 2022.


The Trustees of The Parochial Charities

10 December, 2021


Great Shelford community groups and venues


Great Shelford Memorial Hall

Mrs Sheila Tilbury-Davis

01223 844384

Great Shelford sports pavilion

01223 61 66 22

Great Shelford library

10 Woollards Lane

Opening hours:

  • Monday 3pm to 7pm

  • Tuesday 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm

  • Wednesday 10am to 1pm

  • Thursday Closed

  • Friday 10am to 1pm, 2pm to 6pm

  • Saturday 10am to 1pm


Rainbow pre-school group/ Wacky Club

Wacky Holiday Club - Holiday club open to children age 4-12 from Shelford and the surrounding area.
Church Street
Great Shelford
0800-1800. Sibling discount. 
Games, art, sports, cooking, day trips.
07885 035033


Shelford Medical Practice/ Shelford Health Centre

0300 234 5555

Great Shelford country market

9am to 11.30am every Wednesday at the Memorial Hall in Woollards Lane, Great Shelford


Phone:  01223 843946

Web: Country Market Facebook page


Great Shelford Farmers' Market

Held on the Memorial Hall on the fourth Saturday morning of every month


Playscape playground campaign



Great Shelford Mobile Warden Scheme

The Great Shelford Mobile Warden Scheme employs two wardens and is a registered charity run by a group of volunteers and looks after the very elderly in their own homes. Most are between the ages of 80 to 100 years old. It is funded by a mixture of subscriptions grants from the Parish Council , the Shelford Feast, South Cambs, and local groups.The main contact is Claire Smith on 07811676991 and the person to contact for general info or volunteering is Jenny David on 07764615524, or email


Shelfords WI


Great Shelford Parochial Charities

Established in 1890 and registered with The Charities Commission, The Parochial Charities exist to provide accommodation for “persons resident in the area of the Parish of Great Shelford at low rents according to their means.”
They have 32 homes available for rent at More’s Meadow in the village. 

Phone: 01223 842411


Shelford Rugby Club

The Davey Field

Cambridge Road

Great Shelford


CB22 5JJ

Tel: 01223 843357


St Mary's Parish Church, Great Shelford


Great Shelford Tennis Club 

Great Shelford Free Church 

Great Shelford Cricket Club

Shelford and Stapleford Strikers

Great and Little Shelford School

Great Shelford, Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers

Lisa MacGregor 07523 668731

The Maple Dance Academy, Great Shelford 

Great Shelford Bowls Club 

01223 843416

Shelford and Stapleford Scouts

Cambridge Cancer Help, Great Shelford

Great Shelford Feast


Shelford Twinning Association
Shelford Twinning Facebook page
Tel: 01223 842483/217554

Great Shelford Village News

General enquiries 01223 842553

Subscriptions 01223 842993

Editors -

Advertising -


Shelford Support Group

Facebook page 

Carol 01223 571380

Rosie 01223 513572

John 01223 842054


Shelford Spokes cycling club



Shelford and Whittlesford Rail User Group (SAWRUG)

Interest group for people using Shelford and Whittlesford stations

Member of Parliament for Great Shelford

Anthony Browne is the MP for South Cambridgeshire, which includes Great Shelford.

House of Commons

Westminster, London



Neighbouring links:


Stapleford Granary


Stapleford Parish Council


Gog Magog Hills farm shop

Gog Magog Golf Club

Magog Trust