A proposal for a Compulsory Purchase Order to buy and protect the former Tree pub has been rejected.


Two new people have joined the Parish Council.

The off-road bus-based transport system which would run along the edge Stapleford and Great Shelford could be coming a step closer.

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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.

Dr Colin Hitchcock has retired at the Shelford Medical Practice.

An appreciative audience enjoyed a performance by the Magog Singers on a sunny, summer afternoon which included a variety of songs and finished with a selection from Oliver. Donations of £51 were collected for the Stapleford Village Weekend. The term finished with the choir singing at a 50th Anniversary Garden Party at Bircham house, their efforts again much enjoyed. 
The new term starts on 3rd September. New members welcome. For more information please contact Kathleen.foreman@ntlworld.com

Your views are needed about a new cycling and walking route through Stapleford.

Revised proposals have emerged about the future of the Tree pub. You have until Wednesday July 3 to make your comments.

Intruders tried to break in to Mobas in the last week in May.

The Shelford Medical Centre is using an eco-friendly electric van to deliver prescriptions to care homes.

St Andrew's Church, Stapleford is looking for a new Director of Music/ Organist.

Stapleford Granary has launched its own beer.

Two new Parish Councillors are needed.

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.

Read about the decisions and actions at the April Parish Council meeting.

The Three Horseshoes has reopened after a refurbishment.

Stapelford WI are now knitting Trauma Teddies to be used by the Emergency Services when attending a variety of incidents 

The Parish Council is looking for as new Clerk.

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

Great Shelford library has launched its own loyalty card.

You can now manage your GP appointments and prescriptions online from home for the Great Shelford surgery as well as having access to your test results.

Cambridge Joint Playschemes based in Stapleford needs your votes to help it win £40,000 from the National Lottery.

Stapleford's community warden scheme has launched.

Police have issued advice to car owners after a Range Rover was stolen in Stapleford in what is believed to be a relay attack.

The new Co-Chair of the Parish Council has set out his thoughts for the future of the village.

A new Mass Rapid Transit route proposed by Stapleford Parish Council could mean an underground railway station in Great Shelford.

The Tree campaign team has commissioned a lawyer who they will help to force more action from South Cambs District Council regarding a Compulsory purchase Order.

The Shelford and Stapleford Youth Initiative Big Breakfast raised more than £5,000, with 239 people attending.

Stapleford and South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen has become the Interim Leader of the Independent Group, now known as Change UK. (External link)

More than 1,000 people a month are not turning up for appointments at the Granta Medical Practice.

A Stapleford charity will benefit from a classical concert in April.

Volunteers are needed to help run Arthur's Shed at the Arthur Rank Hospice.

A poem has been written in praise of the Stapleford Village Week-end as people are urged to save the dates - June 21-23

Fancy joining a local bowls club?

Group Consultations, also known as Shared Medical Appointments are now being used at the Shelford Medical Practice.

Could you help Stapleford if there was an emergency in the village?

The Parish Council's share of the Council Tax bills in Stapleford is going up.

A new pilates class started in Stapleford in February.

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

The Arthur Rank Hospice Christmas tree recycling initiative, which took place on Jan 11 and 12 collected more than 1800 trees, raising over £26,500.

A special shed with a difference at opened at the Arthur Rank Hospice.

Three houses in Stapleford, Cambridge has been burgled in the last month.

Changes have been taking place at Murketts Garage in Stapleford.

A £3 parking charge was introduced at the Magog Down in December.

An Independent Facilitator has been appointed to try to resolve the future of the Tree pub.

A plea has been made for more people to use the village bus service.

You can now ring the Great Shelford Medical Practice for free on their new number.

Watches and jewellery have been stolen in a house burglary.

A proposed Mass Rapid Transit road which is likely to run along the edge of Stapleford and Great Shelford has come a step closer to reality.

The number of Parish Councillors could be increased from 9 to 11.

The private purchase of the Tree pub by the Tree campaign group is being mediated by the District Council.

Community Warden scheme is being considered for Stapleford. But more people are needed to make the scheme viable.

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 Tree pub has been saved from demolition. (External link). The planning application to replace it with two homes and a new pub in Stapleford near Cambridge has been rejected. An appeal by the owner to reverse the decision by South Cambridgeshire Council has been dismissed. South Cambridgeshire Council is now pursuing a Compulsory Purchase Order.

The Your Hospice Lottery for the Arthur Rank hospice may soon have helped raise £1 million for the charity.

A house in London Road, Stapleford was broken into on May 25.

The revised 7A bus service route and timetable started on July 30th with changes in Stapleford.

The Liberal Democrats won the two District Council seats in the elections on May 3.

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.

The future of the Rose and the Three Horseshoes was among the actions and decisions at the March Parish Council meeting.

South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen met with campaigners trying to save the Tree pub. During the meeting she heard about their campaign to turn the former pub into a community asset.
Sir John Sulston FRS, who was jointly awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, has died.

As part of plans to improve journeys times and congestion along the A1307 and A1301, the Greater Cambridge Partnership is looking to hear the views of residents in Shelford and Stapleford .

One option consists of a new segregated Mass Rapid Transit Route from the A11 via Sawston, Stapleford and Great Shelford to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. 

Stapleford's school became an academy in 2018.

Babraham Research Campus is expanding.

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. 

A scientist from Stapleford, Cambridge has been made a Companion of Honour, alongside J K Rowling and Sir Paul McCartney, “for services to science and society" in the Queen's birthday honours.

Some changes have been announced to Stapleford's Citi 7 bus service.

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

A fourth local estate agents is about to start selling houses in Stapleford, Cambridge.
Redmayne Arnold Harris is opening in Woollards Lane, Great Shelford in summer 2017.
The four local estate agents with houses for sale in Stapleford, Cambridge are;

The Stapleford park in Stapleford Cambridge is on Haverhill Road in Stapleford, Cambridgeshire. It includes a football/ cricket pitch, a playground, the Stapleford tennis club and the Jubilee Pavilion.

Stapleford Cambridge now has its own Facebook page.

Sunnyside pre-school playgroup in Stapleford near Cambridge has closed.

Did you know that Arthur Rank Hospice’s Bistro is open to the general public?

The Stapleford and Shelford Neighbourhood Plan now has its own website.

Have you visited our sister websites?

Little Shelford Online

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:

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

There are record ticket sales at the 2019 Shelford Feast with the Comedy Night, Bad Manners & Big 10 and Go West & Back To The 80s all predicted to sell out.

Great Shelford Online will be at the Feast on Sunday July 14 showing some old photos of the village and offering you the chance to win a Shelford radio.

Shelford Guides will close in September unless they find a new leader.

As well as the Shelford Feast, events this month include;
· The Shelford Open Studios
· 30th anniversary of the twinning charter celebrations
· Shelford Rugby Club food festival.

A man who was sexually abused as a child in Great Shelford 30 years ago has finally won compensation - despite police not having enough evidence to convict his attacker. (external link)

The headlines from the May Great Shelford Parish Council meeting include:
Extra signs will be encouraging motorists queueing at the railway crossing to switch of their engines
The Cricket Club has complained to the police about youths surrounding young players and verbally abusing girl players, whist engaging in drug use activities
The Council has closed is Barclays Bank account after the bank closed its village branch (external link).

A Great Shelford business owner who has worked with the Bee Gees, Rod Stewart and Guns and Roses is asking Boris Johnson to change the law on employee data theft after three former staff allegedly used his database to set up their own PR company.

Thieves who broke into the Co-op stole the CCTV.

Jackson Cox the Opticians are changing owner. After 58 years in business, current owner Bryan Story has retired.

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).

"We would very much like to thank the Stapleford community for being so wonderful over the many years we have delivered the post as we have left to start new adventures in Cornwall. "
Emma and Ross

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


A major new extension has opened at the Stapleford Granary.


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 in July.

The Gogs farm shop has won three great taste awards (external link)

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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.

Stapleford Cambridge now has its own Facebook page.

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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.

Rev Simon Taylor became the Associate Parish Priest at St Andrews in Stapleford Cambridge in 2015. He wrote a blog setting out how he is addressing some of the challenges.

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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
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.