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.

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

The campaign to raise money for a new playground at Stapleford Rec has hit its target.

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

The surgery in Great Shelford is introducing an app called Airmid; a patient-facing app designed for patients and GP surgeries alike. From viewing upcoming appointments to video consultations, viewing your medical records and ordering your medication, you can manage all your health care needs in one place.

Brian Milnes and Maria King are the new County Councillors for Shelford after the Liberal Democrats won the seats for this area on May 6.

Stapleford Granary is re-opening with six socially distanced concerts in July.

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

A £50,000 playground appeal has been launched.

The Three Horseshoes in Stapleford re-opened in April. The Rose has also now re-opened.

A new cafe is opening in Stapleford.

Proposals for a retirement village on green belt land in Stapleford have been rejected.

Ownership of the Parish pit could be transferred to the Magog Trust. 

There are proposals to shrink Stapleford’s historic conservation area and remove eight homes from it.

Steve Cooper has produced a fantastic bird report for Dernford Reservoir 2020. This site on the outskirts of Stapleford now regularly attracts a variety of scarce birds. (external link)

The Arthur Rank Hospice has launched its own Help at Hand app which will help their patients access practical support available in their local community

There are some potential changes to the A1307 near Stapleford.

Stapleford Granary has created its own Youtube channel (external link).

Local campaign group 2G3S  have created 10 tips for making sustainable choices in 2021.

Stapleford Granary has a new website. (External link)

The playground at the Recreation Ground could be refurbished if £80,000 can be raised. (External links.) 

Great Shelford Medical Practice has a new website where you can book appointments.

Major housing developments for more than 1,000 new homes have been proposed for Stapleford.

Proposals include up to 987 new homes centred around a new station for the new tramway on land east of Haverhill Road.
There are also proposals to build new homes on the allotments.

A free ATM cash machine is now available in the Spar shop in Stapleford.

Stapleford Granary has a new Chief Executive.

The Vicar of Stapleford received compensation from the Government following the abolition of the slave trade.

A lovely video about the Magog Down has been made by villager Keith Taylor. (External link)

Did Marlon Brando make part of a movie in Stapleford?

An amazing film has been created by villager Keith Taylor showcasing the beautiful countryside around Stapleford (external link)

This wonderful scene behind Stapleford granary was captured by Stephen Chittenden.

The campaign to reinstate the Tree pub has ended

70% of people said they found the Stapleford Online website "extremely helpful" according to a survey.

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Stapleford Granary has launched its own beer.

Stapleford's community warden scheme has launched.

A £3 parking charge has been introduced at the Magog Down.

A new 20 MPH zone is being introduced in parts of Stapleford. See a map of the Stapleford roads affected.

Green groups in the Shelfords and Stapleford have a new website. (external link)

Stapleford, Cambridge now has its own history website.

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Stapleford Cambridge now has its own Facebook page.

Stapleford is 4 miles from Cambridge. Around 1900 people now live in the village which lies between Great Shelford and Sawston.

The village has a Community Primary School, a church hall, the Johnson Hall,  St Andrew’s Church, the Jubilee Pavilion and  two Public Houses, The Three Horseshoes, and The Rose. There is also a campaign to re-open The Tree pub.

The pavilion, on the Stapleford Park or recreation ground, was renovated in 2012 and re-named the Jubilee Pavilion to mark the diamond jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Stapleford is twinned with Villedomer in the Loire Valley, France. 

Wandlebury, with the remains of a 5th Century BC Iron Age Hill Fort,110 acres of woods and chalk grassland, and 8 miles of footpaths, is in the north-east corner of Stapleford.

The Magog Down is an area for restoration, conservation and informal recreation on the Gog Magog Hills off the A1307 road to Linton and on Haverhill Road, Stapleford.

Famous people from Stapleford Cambridge include Sir John Sulston, Robert Huff and Thomas Blossom.

This community website for Stapleford village near Cambridge includes details about Stapleford Parish CouncilStapleford Pavilion, other Stapleford venues, Stapleford pubs including The RoseStapleford Community Primary School, the Stapleford events calendar including what's on in Stapleford near Cambridge, details about Stapleford historyshops in Stapleford including the Spar, and Water Lillies, Stapleford businesses including Murketts, builders in Stapleford including Gatward Builders, plumbers in Stapleford, Stapleford churches including St Andrew's ChurchStapleford community groupsStapleford charitiesplanning applications in Stapleford including the Neighbourhood Plan, the Stapleford fun runsports clubs in Stapleford including Stapleford Tennis Club,  Wandlebury County Park, the Magog Down, the Great Shelford Medical centre, the Great Shelford post office, the Great Shelford dentist, and Great Shelford library. The Stapleford village online website also includes details about Stapleford bed and breakfast accommodation information. There is also news about South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen
Links to other Stapleford pages on

Stapleford Cambridge homepage
Stapleford Cambridge news
Stapleford events
Stapleford Cambridge planning
Stapleford Cambridge planning applications
Stapleford Parish Council
Stapleford Pavilion
Stapleford Cambridge pubs and businesses
Stapleford Cambridge charities
Stapleford community groups
Stapleford Cambridge blogs and emails
Stapleford Cambridge history
Stapleford and Shelford Neighbourhood Plan

Stapleford on Wikipedia

St Andrew's Stapleford

British History Online about Stapleford

Airb'n'bs in Stapleford

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The Great Shelford July 2021 electronic newsletter is out. Headlines include;

The former McColls newsagents could soon become an Indian takeaway.

The Shelford Feast is back this month as a one day free event on July 10. Don't forget to bring your own seat if possible.

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)

Greater Cambridge Partnership Board yesterday voted to pursue planning permission for the £132m busway through Green Belt despite the opposition of the Parish Council and our MP. A group of elected representatives and campaigners including city, district and parish councillors and our MP, called for the Greater Cambridge Partnership to pause the scheme. (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
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The latest issue of the Stapleford Messenger is now available, and can be obtained from the usual outlets - Barkers Butchers, Shelford Deli and Kash Store in Great Shelford, and from the Spar Shop in Stapleford.  

Is there more we can do in Stapleford to recycle asks one villager?

Could some of the Stapleford verges be left longer to encourage local wildlife asks a villager.

Developments at a reservoir on the edge of Stapleford have intrigued one local resident.

The Gelatine factory - one of more than 30 historical postcards and photos of old Stapleford featured on  Stapleford Online.

Did you know that there is now a Stapleford Cambridge Facebook page?

Stapleford's WI group have created a special pennant (featured above).

An old photo of Stapleford School was recently for sale on Ebay.

Stapleford resident Shaun Levitt shared provided this photo of aircraft over Stapleford in 1944 to the Stapleford History website.  The planes are B-17  Flying Fortress bombers.  Below you can see Stapleford as it was before the housing development of the 1950s and 60s.  You can also see the tank trap running diagonally across  Haverhill Road and up towards Hinton Way.
Stapleford photographer Keith Taylor exhibited his work (featured above) as part of the Cambridge Open Studios.

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A lovely photo of London Road, Stapleford sold for £23.50 on Ebay . You can see other old photos and postcards of Stapleford, Cambridge here.

This is an old postcard of Church Street Stapleford- see other old photos of Stapleford, Cambridge.

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Photo by Adrienne Pate - see more Stapleford Cambridge photos here

The Stapleford Online website includes lots of old postcards and photos of Stapleford near Cambridge in yesteryear.

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This community website for Stapleford village near Cambridge includes details about Stapleford Parish Council, Stapleford Pavilion, other Stapleford venues, Stapleford pubs including The Rose, Stapleford Community Primary School, the Stapleford events calendar including what's on in Stapleford near Cambridge, details about Stapleford historyshops in Stapleford including the Spar, and Water Lillies, Stapleford businesses including Murketts, builders in Stapleford including Gatward Builders, plumbers in Stapleford, Stapleford churches including St Andrew's Church, Stapleford community groups, Stapleford charities, planning applications in Stapleford including the Neighbourhood Plan, the Stapleford fun run, sports clubs in Stapleford including Stapleford Tennis Club,  Wandlebury County Park, the Magog Down, the Great Shelford Medical centre, the Great Shelford post office, the Great Shelford dentist, and Great Shelford library. The Stapleford village online website also includes details about Stapleford bed and breakfast accommodation information. There is also news about South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen
Links to other Stapleford pages:

Stapleford Cambridge homepage
Stapleford Cambridge news
Stapleford events
Stapleford Cambridge planning
Stapleford Cambridge planning applications
Stapleford Parish Council
Stapleford Pavilion
Stapleford Cambridge pubs and businesses
Stapleford Cambridge charities
Stapleford community groups
Stapleford Cambridge blogs and emails
Stapleford Cambridge history
Stapleford and Shelford Neighbourhood Plan

Streets covered by the Stapleford Cambridge website include; Anvil Close, Aylesford Way, Babraham Road, Bar Close, Bar Lane, Bury Road, Cambridge Road, Chalk Hill, Cherry Tree Avenue, Church Street, Collier Way, Cox's Close, Dolphin Way, Dukes Meadow, Finch's Close, Forge End, Gog Magog Way, Greenfield Close, Greenhedges, Haverhill Road, Hawthorne Road, Heffer Close, Hinton Way, Joscelynes, London Road, Mingle Lane, Poplar Way, Priam's Way, St Andrew's Close, Sternes Way and Vine Close.