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June 2018 Stapleford Cambridge electronic newsletter

The Parish Council is looking for 4 new councillors.

A house in London Road, Stapleford has been broken into.

See the line- up of the new Parish Council.

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

Burglars also attempted to break into a house on Gog Magog Way

The village warden scheme could be revived following tacit support from the Parish Council.

 

Tools were taken from an allotment shed over the bank holiday week-end.

 

The Gog Farmshop at Shelford Bottom has been crowned East Anglia’s Farm Shop & Deli award winner for 2018.

Campaigners trying to save The Tree have managed to raise almost £500 in their latest crowd funding appeal

Events this month include the Stapleford Fun Run and some new yoga classes.

Planning applications this month include extensions to several Stapleford homes.

Great Shelford headlines

Cash was stolen in a daytime burglary in Great Shelford. 

A meeting is being held to discuss more affordable housing in Great Shelford.

Little Shelford headlines

Jewellery has been stolen in a burglary at a Little Shelford home.

 

Two deer heads have been found down Bradmere Lane.

 

new bus service linking Little Shelford with Trumpington park and ride is expected to launch in September.

 

A historical Celtic woad grinder has been found near Little Shelford.

The parish Council has a new Chair

Little Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan will be talking about her best seller Anatomy of a Scandal in a literary evening at the Great Shelford Feast in July

Next week, former Arsenal footballer Steve Morrow and the writer of this newsletter David Martin will be cycling through 4 countries in 4 days. They’ll be cycling the 380 miles from London to Amsterdam starting on Wednesday. They have already raised £4,600 for MS nurses and the MS Trust – can you help them raise even more?


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

 

Burglars attempted to break into a house on Gog Magog Way, Stapleford this week.

 

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

 

On 19th April a vehicle parked in Bar Lane, Stapleford, was damaged.

 

Events this month include a coffee morning by the history group, the annual meeting of the Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Plan team holding  meeting to focus on countryside access.

 

There are a number of extensions around the village in this month’s planning applications.

 

Going away this summer – there’s guidance and advice from the Shelford Medical Centre.

 

Great Shelford headlines

 

A weekly van selling Asian style street food is coming to Great Shelford this month.

 

A 10 year-old girl spotted Nazi graffiti on her way home from school. 

 

There's been another attack on a cyclist using the DNA cycle path(external link). 

 

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April 2018 Stapleford Cambridge electronic newsletter

As part of plans to improve journeys times and congestion along the A1307 and A1301, one option consists of a new segregated Mass Rapid Transit Route from the A11 via Sawston, Stapleford and Great Shelford. The deadline about the plans has been extended to April 9 to allow more views of residents to be submitted.

 

Sir John Sulston FRS, who was jointly awarded the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, has died.

 

There's a public meeting about the Tree pub in April.

 

Traffic issues in Bar Lane and a possible £25k grant for the Tree Action Group were considered at the February Stapleford Parish Council meeting.

 

This month’s events include the Easter bin changes, the annual parish meeting, the Big Bounce and a Stapleford writer giving a special talk.

 

Parish Council Chairman Nigel Pett came second in some recent  awards

 

Number plates were stolen from a vehicle parked in London Road, Stapleford.

 

There are a number of minor planning applications in the village this month.

 

The Sampson Orchestra of Cambridge is devoting the proceeds of its concert in April to the Stapleford-based Karen Morris Memorial Trust 

 

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

 

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Great Shelford headlines

 

An attempted house burglary in Great Shelford was one of six break-ins in South Cambridgeshire where police say the homes were targeted.

 

The new Headteacher at Great and Little Shelford School has been announced.

 

Private security patrols have been introduced to minimise anti-social behaviour around the Recreation Ground and the Pavilion in Woollards Lane.

 

Car park and pathway repairs at the Shelford Medical Practice are almost complete.

 

The 2018 Shelford Feast line up has been announced.

 

The person behind this electronic newsletter, David Martin, is cycling 380 through 4 different countries from London to Amsterdam in June for the MS Trust. If you would like to support David and the great cause (or simply give something for his work on this increasingly popular newsletter) you can donate directly to Dave’s charity page here.

 

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March 2018 Stapleford Cambridge electronic newsletter

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. 

 

Another Stapleford house has been burgled.

 

There were several decisions and updates at the Stapleford Parish Council meeting in January.

 

The route of the 7a bus might soon be changing.

 

Events this month include a public meeting about those possible road changes on the edge of the village, a concert accompanied by themed food from the Shelford Deli and a Neighbourhood Plan workshop.

 

The Parish Council's share of the Council Tax bills is not increasing in April.

 

Planning applications this month include a replacement home in Bar Lane.

 

Former Arsenal footballer Steve Morrow is hosting a special fundraising quiz for the MS Trust.

 

There's a public meeting about the Tree pub in April.

 

Find out the latest news on the Shelford Medical Practice merger.

 

Great Shelford headlines

There's been three burglaries this month in Great Shelford including one in which a car was stolen.

 

The Co-op's proposals to move to High Green is being opposed by the Parish Council unless changes are made.

 

The Parish Council's share of the Council tax bills is going up 17%. The Council has published a statement explaining the increase.

 

It’s your last chance to use the free Zara £5 gift voucher, giving you a fiver off your bill next time you visit our award-winning Indian restaurant in Great Shelford.

 

 

The person behind this electronic newsletter, David Martin, is cycling 380 through 4 different countries from London to Amsterdam in June for the MS Trust. If you would like to support David and the great cause (or simply give something for his work on this increasingly popular newsletter) you can donate directly to Dave’s charity page here.

 

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February 2018 Stapleford Cambridge electronic newsletter

There’s been a daytime burglary in Stapleford

 

There will be a public consultation meeting on Thursday, 1st February from 2pm in Great Shelford Memorial Hall about the proposed merger between Granta Medical Practices and Shelford Medical Practice.

 

There were several decisions and updates at the Stapleford Parish Council meeting in January.

 

A Stapleford family suffered £5,000 worth of damage in Storm Eleanor. (external link)

 

Stapleford  events in February include the ever popular School quiz this week-end, a mockumentary about veganism and folk group Fara in concert at the Granary.

 

Fancy becoming a "spotholer" to help improve the quality of Stapleford's roads?

 

Keys were taken from the front door of a property in The Chestnuts, Stapleford.

 

Current planning applications include proposals to knock down a home in Bar Line and build a replacement.

 

A new Park & Ride is being considered for Hauxton, to be built west of Junction 11. (external link)

 

A lovely photo of the Stapleford windmill sold on Ebay in January. Stapleford Online has other historical photos of Stapleford, Cambridge here.

 

2G3S are hoping to organise a visit to the Amey Cespa Waste Management Plant at Waterbeach. 

 

Number plates were stolen from a vehicle parked in Gog Magog Way, Stapleford.

 

Great Shelford headlines

 

Lloyds Bank in Great Shelford is closing this month

 

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan's new novel, Anatomy of a Scandal, has already gone into the Sunday Time stop 10. She's written a great blog about her experiences on publication day.

 

Do you fancy a free Zara £5 gift voucher, giving you a fiver off your bill next time you visit our award-winning Indian restaurant in Great Shelford.

 

 

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January 2018 Stapleford Cambridge electronic newsletter

​Have you remembered Thursday is black bin day this week (and don’t forget the blue and green bin day changes next week too)

Stapleford’s former police officer Gary Kendall has launched a  new gardening service.

Shelford Medical Practice could merge with the larger Granta Group in 2018. The formal consultation will now kick off in the next month.

Extending the Mobile Warden scheme to Stapleford from Great Shelford has been suggested as part of the Neighbourhood Plans discussions.

 

The Magog Down application to the Tesco "Bags of Help" scheme has been successful, and shoppers in the local area now have a chance to vote for funds to come to The Magog Trust.

 

Stapleford History Society is planning a trip to the Flanders battlefields. If you’d be interested, we would like to know soon, so as to firm up the reservations.

Shelford writer Sarah Vaughan’s new thriller is out this month – and its already receiving rave reviews (external link) – Sarah is doing an evening at Heffers in Cambridge this month.

 

There are a handful of planning applications in Stapleford this month.

Do you fancy a free Zara £5 gift voucher, giving you a fiver off your bill next time you visit our award-winning Indian restaurant in Great Shelford.

Great Shelford headlines

McColl's former shop is now on the rental market with Cheffins. (external link.)

There an update on the new pedestrian crossing in Woollards Lane.

Events this month include the village panto, the Snow Queen, our high profile MP doing a surgery in the Shelfords, another Camyoga open day and a jumble sale for the twinning association.

A working party is being set up to look for possible sites for new housing in Great Shelford.

Great Shelford Parish Council's share of our council tax bills is expected to increase by 14% from April.

 

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December 2017 Stapleford Cambridge electronic newsletter

Lloyds Bank in Great Shelford is closing in 2018 

 

Stapleford's school is going to become an academy in 2018.

 

Stapleford's village week-end has been cancelled for 2018.

 

Planning applications this month include proposals to extend the cemetery in Stapleford.

 

Shelford Medical Practice could merge with the larger Granta Group in 2018.

 

More than 80% of people who took part in a survey said they would be happy to pay something extra towards the cost of maintaining Shelford library

 

Shelford Medical Practice will consider merging with another medical group in 2018.

 

Babraham Research Campus is expanding.

 

A bag was stolen from a car in Stapleford after the rear window was smashed

 

Catch up on the latest state of play at the Granary as the building work progresses.

 

Thanks to Stapleford WI who cleaned up the village in October. Read more about their activities here.

 

Shelford Feast has given out almost £23,000 to village groups.

 

Stapleford school needs a new cleaner.

 

Great Shelford Co-op is moving out of the centre of the village.

 

Events this month include a Christmas Concert, a Christmas Fair, the new Granary programme (and it will tell you the only date when the green bin will be emptied if you forgot in November like me.)

 

Great Shelford headlines

 

More than £20,000 worth of equipment has been stolen from a Great Shelford garage

 

The skateboard ramp is out of action after being damaged by vandals labelled as "mindless idiots" by the Parish Council.

 

Zara in Great Shelford has won 2 awards at the Euro curry awards.

 

There can be few periods in Great Shelford's history when so many changes affecting so many people in the village have happened in such a short space of time. Now a new blog asks Will our Neighbourhood Plan be strong enough to fix all of our issues?(And it also includes the latest gossip on McColls ;-)

 

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 November 2017 Stapleford Cambridge electronic newsletter

A house in Stapleford has been burgled during the day.

 

The Tree pub has taken a step closer to being reopened after a proposal to demolish the existing building was rejected.

 

Stapleford school faces potential cuts of almost £50,000 by 2020 unless changes to the way it is funded are made.

 

Following public consultation, the Parish Council has decided on the best option to deter travellers revisiting the Rec in the future.

 

Conversion of a garage into a playroom is one of the village’s planning applications this month.

 

The flasher at the Gog Magogs has made the Cambridge News (external link).

 

Stapleford School is consulting on whether to join the Anglia Learning Multi Academy Trust. (External link).

 

Your vote could help raise up to £25,000 toward the renovation of Stapleford school's playground. (External link)

 

Hello to AngliEar who have become the latest business to support the Stapleford Online website. Their generosity alongside other local businesses means that the site is free for the 950 visitors every month.

 

One of our GPs has had their bike pinched!

 

Volunteers are needed to help the Arthur Rank Hospice with their annual Christmas tree recycling scheme.

 

Tools were taken in a break-in at Mingle Lane.

 

The green bin collection goes monthly from November.

 

Events this month include writer Ali Smith in conversation at the Granary, the village quiz, the school Christmas fair and a slice of the Cambridge International Jazz festival on our doorstep too.

 

Shelford and Stapleford Neighbourhood Plan is progressing.

 

Great Shelford headlines

 

There were three break-ins in a week in Great Shelford including a brass band losing their belongings while practicing at the Church.

 

Travellers have now left Shelford Rugby Club after their second visit this year.

 

A jogger was attacked by two men who grabbed him while he was running on the cycle path from Cambridge to Great Shelford. 

 

Plans for a new pedestrian crossing in Woollards Lane have been postponed again.  There is currently no new date scheduled. Read the rest of the headlines from the October Parish Council meeting.

 

There’s some great photos of an unusual sun which were captured over the Shelfords in October.

 

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October 2017 Stapleford electronic newsletter

Your views are wanted by the Parish Council to influence two Stapleford issues including options for change at the rec.

 

Police say a suspicious incident involving two Stapleford school pupils was " a misunderstanding".

 

Read what decisions and actions the Parish Council made at their meeting in August.

 

What do you think should be included in the 2018 Stapleford Village weekend? Your views are needed by October 18.

 

A major fundraising round to save and relaunch the Tree pub is expected to be launched by the end of the year. (External link).

 

A handbag was stolen when a car was broken into in the village on Friday.

 

Gas pipe replacement in Stapleford was postponed following the intervention of the Parish Council.

 

Two bikes have been stolen in the village in September.

 

Blue bin caddies are being scrapped (or should that be recycled) from December.

 

A house window was smashed in Church Street during the daytime in September.

 

Events this month include a teen yoga open day, a great looking Wind in the Willows show at the Granary and an Iron Age Hill fort archaeology and history fun day at Wandelbury.

 

Planning applications in Stapleford this month include several extensions.

 

A cleaner is needed for Stapleford School.

 

Great Shelford headlines

 

Woollards Lane will be closed to traffic during parts of October while a new pedestrian crossing is built.

 

Police say a suspicious incident involving Stapleford school  pupils, including one from Great Shelford, was "a misunderstanding".

 

What’s going to happen at McColls? And what does the guessing game across Great Shelford say about our community?

 

A Shelford dog has been returned - 48 hours after being taken. (External link.)

 

More than 300 people completed the Shelford Fun Run. See the results here. (External link)

 

 

 

 

Little Shelford headlines

 

Several thousand pounds were taken in a burglary at Winners' Chinese restaurant.

 

Changes in priorities are being considered for the Whittlesford Road/ Church Street/ Bridge Lane junction after a cyclist was seriously injured there in the summer. Your views and comments are needed about the proposed changes by October 15.

 

 

new bus service linking Little Shelford with the Trumpington park and ride will start in 2018.

 

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September 2017 Stapleford electronic newsletter

Travellers took over Stapleford Recreation Ground for 48 hours in August before the Parish Council evicted them.

 

The Parish Council is now considering how to stop the travellers returning.

 

One resident believes he has the solution.

 

The Cambridge News criticised he Parish Council about a public meeting it organised after the travellers had gone.

 

There's a public meeting in September to consider Stapleford and Great Shelford’s housing needs.


bus service serving Stapleford has been saved.


The actions and decisions from the July Parish Council meeting which included the Tree pub campaign and the Village Week-end have been published. 


A new garden room is one of the new planning applications in Stapleford.


A Stapleford man in hospital with Parkinson’s disease was able to watch his granddaughter’s wedding online. (External link)


Events in the village this month include a concert by the Clare College choir and a Virginia Wolf based session at the Granary.


Great Shelford headlines

Travellers have set up camp in Great Shelford.

 

A Great Shelford resident disturbed two men trying to burgle their house.

 

The new Woollards Lane pedestrian closing is expected to be installed in September. 

 

Camyoga in Great Shelford is having an open day on September 2.

 

A Great Shelford writing group is re-launching in September.

 

Shelford based writer Allison Pearson’s new book, How Hard Can It be is due out this month. You can read a profile of Allison here.


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July 2017 Stapleford electronic newsletter

A major 29 acre development in Stapleford and Great Shelford, with 180 new homes and a "care village", is being touted online.

A scientist from Stapleford has been made a Companion of Honouralongside J K Rowling and Sir Paul McCartney, in the Queen's birthday honours.

Are you in our results and photos from the Stapleford Village Weekend?

 

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

 

Stapleford Parish Council has two vacancies for the part-time posts of Proper Officer and Assistant Parish Clerk.


Changes are taking place at the
Stapleford Granary.

 

A car door was damaged by vandals.

 

Almost 200 runners took part in the Stapleford Fun Run.

 

The Arthur Rank Hospice at Shelford Bottom is having an open day for would be volunteers in July.

A handbag has been stolen from a car in one of two vehicle crimes.

A new video has been made about the Stapleford .

Events this month include the school summer fete tomorrow, the Choral society singing in Sawston and a lecture about the Special Operations Executive at the Granary with Mark Baldwin 

Planning applications this month include someone wanting to convert their garage into a granny annex for their parents

Stapleford Cambridge now has its own Facebook page.

Great Shelford headlines

A fourth local estate agents has open in Great Shelford – and a second barbers is on the way

 

A Memorial stone for a Nazi spy buried in Great Shelford has been given the go ahead by the Parish Council. 

 

One of the stars of the 2017 Britain's Got Talent has been added to the Shelford Feast line up. Stop press: The Saturday evening event featuring the Real Thing and Odyssey has now sold out. 

But Great Shelford Online has a competition for  two free tickets for the sold out Real Thing and Odyssey show.

 

Barclays Bank in Great Shelford is closing on Thursdays from July 24.

 

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May 2017 Stapleford electronic newsletter

Sunnyside pre-school playgroup is closing.

 

The Stapleford Village Week-end now has its own dedicated section of the Stapleford Online website so you can stay up to date about what is going on and when.

 

There has been significant progress towards the return of The Tree pub.

 

The Tour de Stapleford family cycling event is returning in June.


Volunteers are still needed for the
Stapleford Village Weekend.

 

Read about what the Parish Council got up to in March.

 

Stapleford will shortly have two 2 new county councillors.

 

The Easter bank holidays mean that the bin collection days in Stapleford are different again this week. You can always check out the bin situation here.

 

Parish and District Councillor Charles Nightingale who lives in Stapleford has talked about living with Parkinson's Disease (external link).

 

Stapleford should soon have its own village hub .

 

Read about what emerged at the annual parish meeting

 

Events in Stapleford this month include an evening with Jacqui Dankworth and Charlie Wood, a separate evening with Megson, the return of the Stapleford Village Café, a chance to view the proposals for an Agritech Park at Hinxton and the Stapleford archaeology weekend

 

Here are the current Stapleford live planning applications

Sawston Village College needs a new governor.

 

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

 

Great Shelford headlines

There were two burglaries in Great Shelford in April.

Shelford Rugby Club is having a special artificial pitch installed. And the club is also hoping to raise £250,000 to extend their clubhouse.

 

Work is expected to start on the Woollards Lane zebra crossing shortly.

 

A piano once played by Benjamin Britain needs a new home

Did you know about the Nazi spy who is buried in an unmarked grave in Great Shelford?

 

422 villagers visited the Stapleford Online website in April.

 

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April 2017 Stapleford electronic newsletter

A special 20mph zone is being created at the heart of Stapleford.

Stapleford Primary School says the proposed funding deal for schools is unfair. (external link)

 

The Granary is growing.

 

The opening of the Tree pub has come a step closer.

 

Events this month include the annual parish meeting, the village café opening its doors and a campaign meeting to save the Tree.

 

Here are the current Stapleford live planning applications

Locally grown Mothers' Day bouquets were available on our doorsteps in Stapleford.

 

Have you signed up yet for the Stapleford archaeology week-end in May?

 

And there’s a great old photo of our Post Office which has just been published in the old photos section of the Stapleford Online website.

 

Fancy a free yoga class at Camyoga in Great Shelford with a special voucher for local residents?

 

Great Shelford headlines

New speed flashing signs are about to be installed by the village school ahead of a 20mph limit being introduced.

 

Great and Little Shelford School will lose £6,000 under changes being proposed by the Government.

 

The new Great Shelford Post Office was formally opened by MP Heidi Allen in March

 

TV comedian Hal Cruttenden has been added to the Comedy night at the Shelford Feast. Online tickets for all the Feast events, include for the Real Thing and Odyssey who are headlining the Shelford Feast are now on sale.

 

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March 2017 Stapleford electronic newsletter

A tree fell across the Stapleford to Sawston cycleway in Storm Doris last week, making headlines in the Cambridge News. 

 

There's a special meeting of the Parish Council tomorrow, March 1st.

Did you remember that our bin collection day in Stapleford changed to Tuesday this week – its green and blue next Tuesday.

 

The dates have been revealed for the Stapleford Village week-end.

 

Mingle Lane was the most expensive place to buy a house in Cambridgeshire in 2016 (external link).

 

The new Great Shelford Post Office opens next week.

 

Five minute rapid access sessions have been introduced to increase the number of appointments at the Shelford Medical Practice.

 

Did you know that there is now a Stapleford news group on Facebook?

 

Those lovely people at Scotsdales have given all readers of Great Shelford & Stapleford Online a £5 voucher as a community thank you.

 

Events this month include the legendary SSYI big breakfast, a café session at the Jubilee Pavilion and young people’s novelist David Almond in conversation with BBC Five Live’s Stephen Chittenden at the Granary.

Stapleford planning applications this month include a new bungalow in Aylesford Way.

Great Shelford headlines

There have been two house burglaries in Great Shelford.

Have you heard which top 70s bands are headlining the Shelford Feast.

 

To celebrate Mothers’ day, Shelford business Equilibrium Total Wellness is offering 20% off their massage prices in March if you mention Stapleford Online when you book – that’s Mothers’ day sorted then.

 

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February 2017 Stapleford electronic newsletter

Stapleford February newsletter

There has been an armed robbery at the Spar shop.

 

The bin collection day in Stapleford is changing.

 

A man has been fined after a number of thefts from cars in Stapleford.

 

The speed limit along Church Street and Mingle Lane could be changed to 20mph.

 

So many people are using the cycle way to Sawston that there are now capacity issues according to a leading politician.

 

Read about the actions and decisions from the Parish Council meeting in December.

Events this month include:

  • The popular PTA quiz

  • A talk on terrorism

  • The chance to choose the wine for the village week-end

  • and a lunchtime Steinway recital with Tim Carey.

Demolition of a bungalow to make way for a new 4 bedroom house is one of the planning applications for the village this month.

A van was broken into in the village in January.

A couple of new old photos of Stapleford have emerged including a great shot of Church Street.

A local tree surgeon is no supporting the Stapleford planning pages

Great Shelford headlines

The days of trying to get a doctor’s appointment by calling the Shelford surgery several times at 8am could soon be gone - Shelford Medical Practice is looking to change the way appointments are made.

 

You can have your say on the proposed changes now that is has been announced that Great Shelford Post Office will have a new home in March.

 

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January 2017 Stapleford electronic newsletter

A Stapleford mother who raised more than £2.5 million to help sufferers of the disease that claimed her daughter’s life, has been awarded an MBE

 

Two houses in Stapleford were burgled in one week-end.

 

A special community archaeology week-end is taking place in Stapleford in May.

 

The bin collection day in Stapleford is changing temporarily this month.

 

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

 

The Parish Council wants a clampdown on signs outside of Spar.

 

Stapleford Out of School Club is looking for a new Playworker. (External link)

 

South Cambridgeshire is one of the best places to live in the UK (external link).

 

Our MP Heidi Allen wants to be the new Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. (External link)

 

SSYI has a great new website - http://www.ssyi.club/

 

Events this month include a talk about the Bletchley Park codebreakers and another repair café.

 

Stapleford planning applications this month include a new five bedroom home in Mingle Lane.

 

Great Shelford headlines

 

Three Shelford homes were burgled on the same day.

 

Three horses have been killed in Great Shelford.

 

The traffic lights at Tunwells Lane are being replaced in January.

 

shop closed in Great Shelford in December. And two other village shops are now up for sale.

 

Plans to restrict all day parking in the village and introduce more parking spaces will be discussed at a special meeting in January.

 

 

 

December 2016 Stapleford electronic newsletter

A house has been burgled during the day in Stapleford.

 

A new cycle route could be created between Stapleford and Cambridge (including a possible new off-road route through Great Shelford).

 

 

Campaigners want to use a Compulsory Purchase Order to save a Stapleford pub from being demolished

 

South Cambridgeshire MP Heidi Allen visited Stapleford for a special Church service.

 

Village planning applications this month include proposals for some new railings at the Church.

 

Campaigners are hoping to use a Compulsory Purchase Order to save a Stapleford pub from being demolished.

 

 

The leasehold for the Three Horseshoes pub is on the market with Everard Cole for £40,000 (external link.)

 

Events this month include a Christmas Fair, a brief history of Christmas concert at the Granary, a history society talk about Robert Sayle along with the Christmas bin changes.

 

The Stapleford Online website now includes some beautiful photos of the village.

 

Great Shelford headlines

 

Another shop is closing in Great Shelford at the end of the month.

 

The Great Shelford Christmas lights are being switched on this week.

The Shelford Feast has given away a massive £27,000 to dozens of local good causes.

More than 20 bungalows could be built on Green Belt on the edge of Great Shelford the Parish Council heard in November.

 

A new care home is opening in Great Shelford next week.

 

Some amazing photos of Great Shelford 100 years ago have been published for the first time thanks to the generosity of Little Shelfordian Mary King.

 

The Great Shelford Online website has Scotsdales vouchers including £5 off a real Christmas tree.

 

 

327 people in the village used the Stapleford Online website in the last month.


November 2016 Stapleford electronic newsletter

A house has been burgled during the day in Stapleford.

 

The dates have been confirmed for the Stapleford Village weekend.

 

More than 60 people turned up for the recent Neighbourhood Plan meeting.

There has been a spate of cars being vandalised in Stapleford.

 

Two streakers have been spotted in Stapleford.

 

Stapleford school needs your vote to help raise money for their outdoor spaces. (external link)

 

The County Council is improving the cycling route to Sawston.

 

Money is available for Stapleford groups.

 

A 400g apple (thats 1lb in old money) has been found in Stapleford.

Events this month include a Christmas gifts Fair, a fascinating men’s Fellowship talk about Climate Change, Shakespeare in Song at the Granary and an SSYI quiz

There are a number of extensions dotted around the village in the current planning applications

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October 2016 newsletter

Do you care about the future of Stapleford? How much development should here be? What facilities are needed? There’s a special meeting tonight to consider these issues where you can have your say. Bridget Smith will be the speaker at the Stapleford and Great Shelford Neighbourhood Plan meeting tonight (Wednesday).

Jewellery and watches were stolen in a village burglary.

Planning applications this month include a village shop seeking retrospective permission after

Events this month include a talk about history of Stapleford on our doorstep, a new martial arts class and a lecture about coffee at the Granary.

A new addition has been made to the Village People section of the new Stapleford Online website.

Want to know what the Parish Council has been up to in 2016? Minutes of all of this year’s meetings are now included on Stapleford Online.

There have been a couple of additions to the comprehensive business listings for those people who want to use local companies.

If you have something you want to see included on the Stapleford Online website, whether its news or a local event, please email staplefordvillageonline@gmail.com

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