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Great Shelford June electronic newsletter

 

About 20 people from Ukraine including 12 children and a baby have now been welcomed to Gret & Little Shelford and Stapleford. The support group have just launched their own website. 

Have your say in the influential Great Shelford and Stapleford Neighbourhood Plan about the future of the two villages

Liberal Democrats retain council seats in district council election (and who is the new Parish Councillor in the village?)

A major survey has been announced involving the guided busway through Great Shelford and Stapleford

 

Great Shelford’s farmers Market has closed

Outdoor movies are being shown in June at Shelford Rugby Club

A book about a Nazi spy who was buried in Great Shelford has just been published

Events this month include:

Don’t forget that Woollards Lane will be closed to traffic for the afternoon on June 5 for the Jubilee celebrations.

Zara is offering 20% off online takeaway orders until Sunday 5th June in celebration of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. (External link)

Shelford Spice is now expected to open in July.

Shelford Feast schedule in July has been announced, with the Feast Day in the first week-end (and they are still looking for volunteers)

Congratulations to Rayments Garage who have just celebrated their 50th anniversary

Experienced Shelford pet and house sitter. Some summer dates still free.  References available. Please call Bella Martin 07857125055. 

 

Little Shelford and Stapleford headlines

Stapleford Jubilee plans include

Stapleford Granary has an a number of outdoor concerts this month, including the wonderful Kathryn Tickell, Kabantu and the Matt Ford Trio as well as the launch of a Liz McGowan exhibition

PS: Sawston jubilee firework display - June 2

The event will take place off Huckeridge Hill, with gates opening from 8pm. The beacon will be lit and the firework display is set to commence at 9.45pm. Food, such as pizza, will be available on-site, alongside an ice cream van.

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Great Shelford April electronic newsletter

Over 60 families in the Shelfords and Stapleford have offered to house up to 120 Ukrainian refugees after a local campaign

 

Shelford’s Ukraine donations have arrived in Poland

 

Great Shelford Community Awards winners

Great Shelford’s share of the council tax bills is up 10%

The Shelford Feast schedule is revealed -with the Feast day at the start of the week this year.

Zara celebrates 15 years in Great Shelford this year

 

New Great Shelford takeaway to open in April

The New Great Shelford nursery opened in March

 

The New TV series from Shelford author Sarah Vaughan arrives on Netflix in April

 

Cara Cafe needs volunteers including a cleaner

There’s staff shortages and high demand at medical practice

Shelford blue bin recycling guide from the local group 2G3S

Events this month include:

Stapleford and Little Shelford headlines

Road repairers run out of tarmac – and they might not be back to finish the High Street in Little Shelford until the end of the year

 

New books needed after Little Shelford phone box library blaze

 

Man hurt in Little Shelford hit & run accident

 

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Great Shelford March electronic newsletter

 

More than 1,000 people in Great Shelford and Stapleford may have drunk water with dangerously high levels of toxic chemicals according to a report in The Guardian published on February 8.

South Cambridgeshire MP Anthony Browne has demanded a re-think for the controversial off-road busway in fields on the edge of the village after a survey revealed more than 80 per cent of respondents do not support it.

The 2022 Shelford Feast will see Feast Sunday at the start of the week instead of on the final day.

A new takeaway in Woollards Lane called Shelford Spice is expected to open at the end of April.

Events this month include:

Our village surgery has published a vaccine guide for us

The village’s new nursery is opening at the end of the month.

A book about the nazi spy buried in Great Shelford can now be ordered. You can read more about Jan Willem Ter Braak on the Great Shelford Online website.

A punt is up for sale in Great Shelford (external link)

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Great Shelford February electronic newsletter

 

Do you want to see a guided busway built on fields on the edge of Great Shelford and Stapleford? Our MP has launched a survey about the proposals – but the deadline to complete it is Wednesday.

An additional bus service has been launched in the village

Do you know what date is green bin day in February?

Great Shelford community awards have been launched by the Parish Council. (External link). Deadline for entries is February 14. The winners will be announced at the annual parish meeting on March 3 by MP Anthony Browne.

The library is relaunching in-person events

Parish Council headlines (external link) from January include up to £15,000 could be spent towards hiring a barrister  to act  at  a public  enquiry  about the guided busway.

The Parish Council now has three vacancies which will be filled at the elections in May.

2G3S are running one of their super Repair Cafés this month.

The Co-op has created what they describe as a “unique job”.

Rainbow Preschool is running a Polar Walk from 12-20th February – it’s a trail through the villages with animals to spot, facts to collect, and prizes to win. Register by emailing committee@rainbowshelford.co.uk and for £5 you will be sent a question sheet and map, for a fact-finding nature trail through Great and Little Shelford.

 

Grants are available for local businesses from South Cambs council

In our Granta health update,there is now a new dedicated Freephone Patient Help Line

Stapleford and Little Shelford headlines

The Parish Council share of the Stapleford council tax bills will increase by more than 13% from April.

Stapleford Granary has some great looking concerts this month including Fretwork, folk fiddlers Rant and the Eblana String Trio.

Why is Ben McAuley Stapleford’s Oscar winner?

Why is Ella the therapy dog from Shelford going to college every week?

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Great Shelford January electronic newsletter

 

Our blue and green bin dates have changed this month because of Christmas and COVID.

A controversial retirement care village on green belt on the edge of Stapleford and Great Shelford has been given the go ahead.

There’s been a twist in the Co-op’s plans to move their shop to High Green – and a presentation about the changes has been scrapped. 

The new nursery in Great Shelford has delayed its opening until March.

A Great Shelford man has been jailed after an 80mph police chase through Cambridge (external link)

Great Shelford Parish Council has declared a climate emergency

The Council is launching new Community Awards this year sponsored by Redmayne, Arnold and Harris.

The Parish Council is going to rename the Sports Pavilion The Charlie Nightingales Sports Pavilion after the former Chairman of the Parish Council who was also a district councillor for the village.

There’s a new walking group in the village.

Great Shelford Parochial Charities is asking if it should groups and people outside of the village.

The school governors needs a new clerk.

A new warden for the village is also needed.

Stapleford and Little Shelford headlines

Stapleford Granary is limiting tickets and operating socially-distanced seating at two January classical concerts because of the current COVID spike

Jenny Flynn is expected to become Vice Chair of the Stapleford Parish Council later this week (external link).

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Great Shelford December newsletter

There is a public meeting tonight (December 1) about proposals for 100 new homes for Shelford & Stapleford.

There’s been another burglary in the village

Popular vicar and Parish Councillor Rev Simon Talbott is to leave Great Shelford

Christmas organists are needed for a Great Shelford Church this Christmas

A new part time warden is needed for the village

The new STEM village nursery is opening in February

The Shelford school governors need a new clerk

There’s been a twist in the Co-op’s plan to switch to High Green

Have you seen the new Parish Council website yet? (External link)

SSYI needs more volunteers

And Arthur Rank Hospice needs volunteer tree collectors

Don’t forget our bin collections will change around Christmas

Events this month include;

Well done to Zara who were crowned  Restaurant of the Year for East of England Bangladesh Caterers Association UK BCA Awards 2021 .

The Snippy the Crab book by Shelford writer Alison Miles has been listed by The National Poetry Library.

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Great Shelford November newsletter

McColls, which has stood empty for three years, has got the go ahead to become a takeaway.

Have you had your say about whether green belt land on the edge of Great Shelford and  Stapleford should have 100 houses built on it. The deadline is December 13. (External link)

A GP who works some of the week at Great Shelford has written in the Guardian about some of the challenges their profession is facing. (external link)

The new Shelford and Stapleford Youth Initiative centre has been opened.

The Parish Council has a new logo. Its also about to launch a new website.

The Playscape playground has opened (external link)

Cara Café is looking for some new volunteers

Granta surgery in Great Shelford have published a booster vaccine update.

The Gogs farmshop has a sparkling new website. (external link)

Events this month include a bike sale and pop up café, the Playscape official opening and a talk in Little Shelford about Papworth hospital.

Jan Willem Ter Braak was a Nazi spy buried in an unmarked grave in the cemetery in Great Shelford during the second world war. A book about Ter Braak is being published in spring 2022. Here’s a profile of the spy.

 

Due to the current COVID reports, Great Shelford Country Market has decided to cancel Chutney tasting planned for 17th and 24th November.  However, there will be a display of chutneys so plenty to look at but regretfully no tasters. 

Little Shelford and Stapleford headlines

Stapleford Parish Councillors declared a climate and ecological emergency at their meeting in October. To spread the word about the Parish Council’s environmental work and to involve the community, they  will be holding their first ‘eco event’ in November.

The Stapleford Granary is having its first Christmas Market in December.

Eight homes have been removed from Stapleford’s historic conservation area.

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Great Shelford September 2021 electronic newsletter

 

£100 parking fines have been handed out in one area in the village

One hundred new homes off Hinton Way and Mingle Lane have come a step closer.

A new nursery is set to open in Great Shelford this winter

Next step East West Rail dates have been published

New homes in Great Shelford are to be triple glazed because of the potential noise threat from the proposed East West Railway

 

Your feedback from the summer survey have prompted several major changes in the new Great Shelford Online website – the website has been revamped and updated over the summer

A new 63 bed care home is being built on the former Shelford Energy site

Special flu clinics have been announced for September

A Great Shelford company has created its own woodland to offset its energy use

New environmental books are now available at the village library (which has returned to normal opening hours by the way)

The Wednesday Country Market opening hours have been extended

And the Sunflower café at Scotsdales will re-open later this month.

From September 8, the A1307 will be resurfaced from the Worts’ Causeway junction to the Addenbrooke’s Roundabout.

The 31 bus route has been extended.

Three Afghan families are to be provided homes and support by South Cambs Council

Events this month include;

•         The Shelford Fun Run

•         The Little Shelford fun week-end

•         An outdoor cinema show

•         Eight concerts at the Stapleford Granary - Stapleford Granary will be operating at two thirds capacity for their autumn season

•         And don't forget the wonderful SSYI breakfast on October 2

Shelford Rugby Club has a great new video (external link) 

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Great Shelford July 2021 electronic newsletter

 

The former McColls newsagents could soon become a takeaway.

The Shelford Feast is back this month as a one day free event on July 10.

 

From 26th June, Great Shelford Library's opening hours were increased to 10am-2pm on Tuesdays, 2-6pm on Fridays and 10am-1pm on Saturdays.

 

A Woollards Lane business is considering introducing parking fines because of abuse of their parking area.

 

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, having your flu vaccination is more important than ever. You can book your flu jab locally from July 1

 

Great Shelford-based Julie Deane, CEO of the Cambridge Satchel Company, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to Entrepreneurship and British Manufacturing and awarded a CBE.


“Supporting British manufacturing has always been at the heart of our business, so this honour is truly humbling," said Julie. Read a profile of Julie Deane.

 

A Shelford mum has combined her love of creativity and cycling to set up her own company making stylish cycling bags called Pedal & Brass. They have a launch offer of 10% off everything until 6th July and free delivery for Shelford or Stapleford residents.

 

St Mary's church in Great Shelford was broken in to on June 12.

 

Shelford school is trying to raise £4,000 with an online fundraiser.

A number of artists in the Shelfords are taking part in the Cambridge Open Studios in July

The Parish Council’s Village Meeting has been delayed to September (external link)

Have You had your say in the Parish Council’s Traffic and Transport Surveys? (external link)

July 1 is the latest decision day for the £132million busway through Great Shelford and Stapleford. A group of elected representatives and campaigners including city, district and parish councillors and our MP, are calling for the Greater Cambridge Partnership to pause the scheme when its executive board meets on Thursday (July 1) to decide on whether or not to seek planning permission. (External link)

 

The South Cambs Community Safety Partnership has created a free toolkit to help local people keep caring for their community as the pressures of the pandemic ease

Stapleford and Little Shelford headlines

More than 200 people turned out for a demonstration on June 3 to protest against the proposed busway on fields on the edge of Stapleford.

Little Shelford resident Professor Andrew Hopper CBE, professor of computer technology in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, has been knighted for services to computer technology in the Queen's birthday honours. Read his profile here.

Stapleford Granary is opening up the grounds and orchard for an outdoor summer village day on Sunday 4th July especially for the Stapleford community. The Granary is re-opening in July with a number of socially distanced concerts this month

 

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Great Shelford June 2021 electronic newsletter

 

East West Rail (EWR) consultation response – deadline 9 June – Have Your Say

The Shelfords EWR Action Group is urging every adult member of your household to respond to the consultation to influence positively the future of our village and surrounding communities

You can either use EWR’s Feedback Form directly onlinehttps://communityhub.eastwestrail.co.uk/consultation-feedback/survey_tools/feedback

OR download and print a copy of the EWR feedback form and send to Freepost EAST WEST RAIL.  If you would like to do this, but don’t have internet access, please call Jon Howard on 0777 186 7986 who can assist with printing.

OR scan and send a copy to consultation@eastwestrail.co.uk 

OR send feedback in your own words directly to consultation@eastwestrail.co.uk  

To make responding easier, the campaign group have created some suggested topics for Questions 1, 2, and 41, the most crucial ones for the Shelfords. Your answer can be a short as you like - choose a few points important to you and use your own words.  Add your own points if you can. You can also support other villages by using the suggested topics to answer Questions 38 to 40 in your own words.

Lisa MacGregor, a leader with Shelford Guides, Stapleford Brownies, Shelford Brownies and Trumpington Rainbows, who lives in Great Shelford has been given a special award.

Liberal Democrats Brian Milnes and Maria Kings are the new County Councillors for the Shelfords after the elections on May 6.

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

Work on the Shelford Playscape project at Great Shelford Rec starts today, June 1st (external link)

new gym in Great Shelford is offering free initial consultations.

Events this month include;

The black bin collection has moved to Wednesday this week.

New yoga plus classes

The SSYI summer party

One of Shelford’s success stories of the last year is The Pizza & Kitchen Co. who have now signed up as a supporter of the Great Shelford Online website – they have seen record sales in the last week.

Cara Coffee is now open on Saturdays from 10-1.30pm as well as Tuesday-Friday 9-4pm.

Little Shelford and Stapleford headlines

demonstration is being planned on June 3 at 10am at Stapleford Rec to protest against the proposed busway on fields on the edge of Stapleford.

Dernford reservoir between Stapleford and Little Shelford could be transformed into a community country park with camping and caravanning facilities.

The Three Horseshoes has a steak and fish night in June.

new cafe is opening in Stapleford in June

The Granary is hosting a Stapleford Village Day in July. And the Granary is re-opening with six socially distanced concerts next month.

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

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Great Shelford May 2021 electronic newsletter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Little Shelford and Stapleford headlines

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

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

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

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Great Shelford April 2021 electronic newsletter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Little Shelford and Stapleford headlines

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

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

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