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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



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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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