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Great Shelford electronic newsletter

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Great Shelford June 2024 electronic newsletter

Cambridge Miniworks in Great Shelford is closing.

Did you see the Northern Lights over Great Shelford? Some of our readers did and they've shared some of their photos.

The building hosting Great Shelford's dry cleaners, which closed in the spring,  is now up for sale. Meanwhile, our nearest dry cleaners, Sawston Dry Cleaners, with it's collection & delivery service are receiving lots of orders from the Shelfords. They also provide an express service; repairs and alterations; curtains same day cleaning; duvets & laundry; wedding & evening dress specialists; leather & suede cleaning. 31B High Street, Sawston 835572

Major developments in the East West Rail campaign were expected by June. But because of the General Election, consultations in June and July have now been postponed.

Shelford and Stapleford Scouts needs new leaders. Our local scout troop, which runs on Tuesday evenings for kids aged 10-14, is looking for enthusiastic adults to join their leadership team. If you are interested email contact@sandsscouts.org.uk

8-16th June is the Great Big Green Week at Shelford library, with a national celebration of simple planet-friendly actions. At Great Shelford they'll be hosting a display from 2G3S Book Club, reviewing books on sustainability and climate change.

Events this month include a wine based fundraiser for the Arthur Rank hospice, and a coffee and cake fundraiser for SSYI. In Stapleford, there's the Village Week-end, six outdoor concerts at Stapleford Granary and a charity pub quiz.

Arthur Rank's celebratory Starshine sunset walk on Saturday 22 June is starting and finishing at the Shelford Rugby Club this year.

Shelford Support Group are looking for Auction prizes for the Stapleford Village Show part of the Stapleford Village Weekend. Please email shelfordsupport@gmail.com

Congratulations to Shelford Spice founder Farhan, who has won a prestigious competition among the top five restaurateurs in the UK on the Catering Circle Show. And congratulations to Zara restaurant, celebrating their 17th anniversary this week. And while there are roadworks in the area, our favourite Indian restaurant is still open as usual.

A new Rail and Ale trail has just been launched by South Cambs Council. 

Cara Coffee are looking for new volunteers to join their friendly team.  The roles involved include making coffees using the barista machine, serving customers at the till and preparing light meals and snacks, as well as clearing tables and washing up. Email: julie.whitbread@romseymill.org

Stapleford and Little Shelford headlines

The future of the Navigator pub in Little Shelford looks even more uncertain.

The Stapleford Week-end organisers urgently need volunteers. Stapleford Online also includes a full list of events (just in case you have lost your week-end guide)

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Great Shelford May 2024 electronic newsletter

One of the most expensive houses in Great Shelford has gone up for sale?

 

Shelford Dry Cleaners is closing.

Sawston Dry Cleaners - collection & delivery service; express service; repairs and alterations; curtains same day cleaning; duvets & laundry; wedding & evening dress specialists; leather & suede cleaning. 31B High Street, Sawston 835572

New 450 seater restaurant for Scotsdales

 

Shelford Feast tickets are now on sale. One of our highlights is the classy Natalie WIlliams Soul Family .  Members of the group have played with some top bands.

A talk about Healthy You by Ben Truett as he discusses the benefits of activity is a highlight of a number of things going on at the Shelford library this month.

An environmentally-themed conversation evening will be held in May with perspectives on the Future of Personal Transport. 

Other events this month include a public exhibition about the construction of a substation next to Babraham Road Park and Ride and a talk called Behind the Organ Stops.

And there are two consultation events about East West Rail (if will affect Great Shelford.) Neither are in the village  - the Parish Council is asking for a local one to take place.

The celebratory Starshine sunset walk in June is starting and finishing at the Shelford Rugby Club.

Welcome to the new Parish Clerk Nicola Webster. (external link)

Little Shelford and Stapleford headlines

The first archaeological dig at Wandlebury in almost 30 Years is taking place this week-end.

 

The Rose in Stapleford is starting Sunday lunches from this week-end. (External link)

Tickets for the Stapleford Weekend are now available.

1373 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month which is supported by the generosity of Scotsdales. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, email greatshelfordwebsite

Great Shelford April 2024 electronic newsletter

There's been a ram-raid at the new Co-op.

 

Some local potholes have been fixed 12 times according to a councillor.

Events this month include a plant swapping session, a book signing at Scotsdales and an Antarctic photo exhibition.

East West Rail (EWR) situation in Great Shelford is hotting up again. We are likely to find out by June its likely impact on our village.

​Environmental news includes details about a pink electrical recycling bin in Great Shelford.

 

​Shelford library has a talk on the Challis House Trust this month.

 

​Find out the latest on the local roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine this spring.

Great Shelford Online has a  great introductory offer for ClubCycle.

​Congrats to the team at Shelford Spice who have been awarded a 5 star hygiene rating from the Food Standards Agency.

 

Congrats too to Great Shelford singer Alastair Miles who has just finished a run of Rossini’s Barber Of Seville at English National Opera and je has just been awarded the 2024 Sir Charles Santley Memorial Gift Award for distinguished vocalists by The Worshipful Company Of Musicians. 

Stapleford and Little Shelford headlines

The Navigator is up for sale. The Parish Council is surveying the village to find out what they want to happen with the pub.

There's also a survey about a possible 20mph limit for Little Shelford.

​Little Shelford bowls club is under threat - are you going to one of their open days in April?

Vandals have struck at the Gogs.

1371 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month which is supported by the generosity of Scotsdales. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail

Great Shelford March 2024 electronic newsletter

The line-up has been confirmed for the 2024 Shelford Feast. And there are some date changes too this year.

East West Rail (EWR) situation in Great Shelford is hotting up again. We are likely to find out by June its likely impact on our village.

The new ‘phone system now allows you to stay in the queue whilst not staying in the queue at the Shelford Medical Practice. If you are holding on waiting to be spoken to, you will be given the option to request a call back.

Great Shelford Parish Council is offering up to £46,000 for their new Parish Clerk. (external link)

A draft of the Stapleford and Great Shelford Neighbourhood Plan is now in place. We cannot stop development but, at a time of great change, a Neighbourhood Plan allows us to say what we want and need from growth. What do you think about it?

Exploring Cambridgeshire Churches is one of the events at Shelford library this month.

Other events this month include a French themed twinning breakfast, a film night, a mother's day event at Scotsdales and the annual village meeting.

The Square and Compasses is now offering food on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Shelford Childcare are looking to recruit bank/cover staff and a 12 hr part time position.

Shakey Breaks The Ice is an instrumental trio featuring Trevor Barlow (clarinet and sax), Bert Santilly (accordion) and Hugh Boyde (guitar). We play swing jazz, and we like to mix things up with French cafe music, gypsy and klezmer. Please get in touch if you would like some music at your party or event. Email: trevorbarlow@ntlworld.com Mobile; 07526 754554 

Stapleford and Little Shelford headlines

Little Shelford bowls club is under threat

A new choir is starting in Stapleford

 

Did you know Dr Bike is running its volunteer-run weekly Bike Repair Sessions at the Old Slaughterhouse in Stapleford, 3 pm to 5.30 pm every Tuesday. 

The Navigator pub in Little Shelford will close after this week-end for a while.

1371 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month which is supported by the generosity of Scotsdales. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

Great Shelford 2024 electronic newsletters

Great Shelford February 2024 electronic newsletter

The village's share of the council tax bills is going up 15% in Great Shelford. (At least it wasn't 34% as first feared.)

The new Co-op has finally opened, meaning the village boasts an ATM once again.

Great Shelford's population has grown by over 300 over the last decade.

Environment news this month includes another Repair Cafe at the Free Church.

Granta Health, who run the Great Shelford Medical Practice, have revealed how many face to face appointments they have had.

 

​What links the Australian gold rush, escaping a famous siege hidden under a blanket in a horse and cart and a dramatic fire? They all involve Shelford Hall which has now all but disappeared. Hear more about the mystery in a history talk by David Martin on Feb 21.

South Cambs Organic Gardeners have a talk at their February meeting by someone from the local Wildlife Trust.

 

The library update this month include a talk about the railways in Cambridge.

Cambridge Joint Playschemes are looking for a new manager.

Great progress is being made on the Neighbourhood Plan which will influence what the village will be like in the future.

A man has appeared in court after an 80 year-old woman was badly injured in a car crash in the village last April, (External link)

Stapleford and Little Shelford news

The Navigator in Little Shelford is likely to close its doors at the end of the month, at least for now.

Meanwhile the Rose in Stapleford has re-opened.

There's a twinning quiz in Stapleford in February.

And there's a new exhibition opening at the Stapleford Granary.

West Side Story film night in Little Shelford

 

 

1368 people in Great Shelford now receive this newsletter every month which is supported by the generosity of Scotsdales. Why not forward it to a friend and recommend that they sign up. But if you don’t want to receive the newsletter anymore, email greatshelfordwebsite@gmail.com

Great Shelford January 2024 electronic newsletter

The new Co-op will open this month

CBE for Shelford resident

 

Church Street is now the Parish Council's priority for traffic management changes.

Thirty allotments are about to become available in Great Shelford (external link)

The new £118,000 inclusive Skatepark has made headlines in the local press. (external link)

 

Events this month include a talk about the reality of life in Shelford and Stapleford over the last 200 years.

 

​Library news this month includes a talk about the history of shopping and shops in Great Shelford.

Environment news includes details about a sustainable food conversation evening. 

Fancy learning ballroom and latin dancing? For beginners and improvers. Mondays 7:30pm Jan-Feb. Stapleford Pavilion. Info/bookings Tony 07941 252596

Stapleford and Little Shelford headlines

 

A Stapleford resident was awarded an MBE in the New Year's honours.

Read the latest news on when the Rose pub is re-opening.

Artist impressions of the new £50m Stapleford retirement village called Strawberry fields have been published.

A new barbers has opened in Stapleford. They are included in the comprehensive business listings on the Stapleford Online website. 

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