A £50,000 playground appeal has been launched.


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.

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. 

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

Roadworks started 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.

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

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

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.

Work is expected to start on Stapleford's Multi Use Games Area in early April.

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

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

A special online consultation about a tramway in fields in the Green Belt at the edge of Stapleford and Great Shelford has now ended. The Parish Council is trying to raise up to £10,000 to pay for expert advice to try to stop the tramway. A special fly-through has been created to show what will happen to part of Stapleford's Green Belt. (External link.)

Get 50% off your first visit to Great Shelford's new Alma Clinic for for osteopathy and sports massages.

Stapleford Granary has a new website. (External link)

The new multi-use sports area on Haverhill Road has been given planning permission. (External link) It is expected to open in May 2021.

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.

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had bought a large house in Stapleford it is understood.

Stapleford Granary re-started its performances with Joanna MacGregor on October 2.

A man has been jailed for a number of daytime burglaries including one in Stapleford. (external link)

Stapleford Parish Council is to spend up to £10,000 on consultants to oppose the proposed busway across green belt in the village

The Stapleford Fun Run will be taking place virtually in October.

Great Shelford Dental Practice will restart NHS check-ups from 1st October for children under the age of 16. For adults it will only be possible to start check-ups in 2021.

Flu clinics are being held at Duxford Air Museum this year.

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)

A house has gone up for sale for £3.95 million in Gog Magog Way (external link)

Read about the decisions and actions of Stapleford Parish Council at their July meeting (external link)

Villager Barbara Kettel is making face masks to help meet the current significant demand during the COVID 19 crisis.

Did Marlon Brando make part of a movie in Stapleford?

Great Shelford library is re-opening in August.

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

See which local businesses in Stapleford and the Shelfords are re-open.

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

With the Tennis Club not having its leased renewed, read about the other decisions and actions at Stapleford Parish Council’s first ever virtual meeting (external link)

A survey has been launched about possible changes to the Stapleford Playground.

St Andrew’s Church needs a cleaner for the Johnson Hall and Verger’s Cottage. The time involved is about 1.5 hours per week, pay £11 per hour. To start as soon as village halls are allowed to open.

Apply to: Church administrator at admin@standrewstapleford.org

Motorists are being urged to be vigilant following a spate of handbag thefts from vehicles over the past month including one in Stapleford.
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David Martin, the editor of this website cycling 1,083 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats. Virtually. On a recycled exercise bike. In his back garden. Starting May 1. He has decided to tackle the iconic route virtually for the MS Trust. He's already received the generous support of ScotsdalesPlease would you sponsor him?

A group from Stapleford has formed a team of volunteers who would be very happy to ring, email or even Skype or FaceTime anyone who would like some personal contact from time to time.

The Spar shop is now offering a door drop home delivery service.

Granta Medical Practice are cancelling all routine face-to-face appointments. This is for the safety of both their patents and our staff. Instead they are offering an enhanced telephone service from clinicians. 

If you would like to receive a phone call please ring 0300 234 5555 (8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday) or alternatively you can contact them with non-urgent queries via email on capccg.covid19.gmp@nhs.net

The Arthur Rank hospice at Shelford Bottom has launched an emergency appeal.

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.

Read about the actions and minutes at the February Parish Council meeting.

New volunteers are needed to join the Stapleford Messenger team.

Dr Schramm is leaving the Shelford Medical Practice.

The Stapleford Brownie unit is looking for adult volunteers to help run the group.

The Parish Council's share of the village's council tax bills will increase by 3% from April. 

Stapleford school has been ranked 36 out of 188 schools in Cambridgeshire according to the new Real Schools guide (external link).

The Rose pub has re-opened.

Granta Medical Practice which includes the Shelford Health Centre is extending access services for patients, including pre-bookable and online appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday.

How should £233,000 be spent in Stapleford? The Parish Council carried out a village-wide survey in December.

Controversial plans to demolish the existing outbuilding at the former Tree pub and replace it with a 3-bedroom home have been given the go ahead. 

Granta Medical Practice, which includes the Shelford Medical Practice, has been rated outstanding.

A new online pharmacy service has been launched on the outskirts of Stapleford.

The deadline has now passed to respond to the proposed route for a new public transport route on the edge of Stapleford and Great Shelford.
Meanwhile one blogger says the proposals will spoil the village forever but challenges local people about being ambivalent to the plans.

You can now shop and help SSYI at the same time.

The Great Shelford Health Centre has hit back at criticism about how difficult it can be to get an appointment.

Did you know that aerosol cans, plastic bottles from toiletries and cleaning products and Tetrapak cartons can also now be recycled

Train set building is being introduced at Arthur's Shed at the Arthur Rank Hospice in October

1st Shelford Guides have been saved.

Youths vandalising the MOBAS agency on London Road, Stapleford have been captured on CCTV.

Results of an archaeological survey of Stapleford were unveiled in October.

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Helen Hale from Stapleford WI attended a lobby of Parliament on Climate Change and the environment, on behalf of the WI.

Stapleford Granary has launched its own beer.

New bus stop signs (commonly called flags) have been erected in Stapleford in Mingle Lane, Gog Magog Way, Haverhill Road and Bar Lane.  

The rules have been changes regarding walking dogs on the Recreation Ground.

Stapleford Granary has won a major architectural award.

The Three Horseshoes has reopened after a refurbishment.

Stapleford WI collected eight bags of rubbish in a village litter pick.

Stapleford's community warden scheme has launched.

Renewable energy system solar panels will be mounted on carports above the car parking spaces at the Babraham Park and Ride.

Changes have been taking place at Murketts Garage in Stapleford.

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)

The Gog Farmshop at Shelford Bottom has been crowned East Anglia’s Farm Shop & Deli award winner for 2018, and received a commendation for the nationwide Farm Shop of the Year.

Stapleford, Cambridge now has its own history website.

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A 29 acre development in Stapleford and Great Shelford, with 180 new homes and a "care village", is being offered online by an Essex developer. 

Stapleford park's play area is the subject of a new video. Read more about the Stapleford Park facilities here.

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 www.staplefordonline.com 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
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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

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St Andrew's Stapleford

British History Online about Stapleford

Airb'n'bs in Stapleford

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

Villagers in the Shelfords 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 is another consultation event on May 10

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

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

The Great Shelford 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.

A show 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.

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.

Stop press; work took place to try to pump out the flooded train underpass on the footpath behind the Great Shelford 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.

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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 Gerald Maguire - read more about the Stapleford Parish Pit here.

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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Areas and things covered by this website:
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
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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.