A Faith to Live By


A series of special services to explore what Christianity means in practice.
Their format will vary, but will usually include a talk, discussion and refreshments.

 Programme for Sept-Dec 2016 Read more

Local Policing Survey and Draft Police and Crime Plan 2017-2020

Charles Kitchin (Police, Director of Public Engagement and Communications, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Cambridgeshire)

Many thanks to those of you who have completed my survey regarding local Policing, your responses have helped me to understand what matters to you in terms of keeping your communities safe.
If you have neCops logoot had the opportunity to complete the survey, there is still time and you can find the survey by clicking on the link below. The link will also take you to the draft Police and Crime Plan which you can read through and make comments if you wish.
Click here to complete the survey
Thank you
Jason Ablewhite, Police and Crime Commissioner


Knife Amnesty

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Julie Hajredini (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Sawston)

From October 17 knives can be deposited at local Police Stations without fear of prosecution as part of a week-long amnesty.

The stations will be Cambourne, Histon and Sawston.eCops logo
This also includes kitchen knifes for a safer disposal  if no longer needed.

If you know someone who carries a knife, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or visit Crimestoppers-uk.org.
You could save a life.

New Parish Councillors

I am delighted to inform you that we have been successful in attracting three new Parish Councillors: Peter Agar from New Road, Clive Blower from Trinity Close, Tricia Knibbs from the High Street. We welcome them all to the team and are confident that they will all make a valuable contribution to the village.

We still do need more applicants, so if you are thinking about it, but not sure whether to apply or not, why not come along to the meetings to find out how we spend the second Monday evening of each month. The areas we still need help with are: Read more

National Cyber Crime Survey

This is a message sent via eCops. This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau)

The City of London Police, in partnership with Get Safe Online, has put together a National Cyber Crime Survey. Its purpose is to learn about people’s awareness of online safety and experiences of cybercrime, with a view to improve our knowledge and understanding and to help provide a better response to victims. The results will help police forces gain a better idea of the challenges they are facing. If you have a spare 15 minutes, we would be grateful if you could complete a short questionnaire. The link can be found here:https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CybercrimeSurvey2016 .

Community Bid to Buy the Hare and Hounds – Harlton

hare-hounds-2As you may be aware, the Hare and Hounds in our neighbouring village of Harlton closes at the end of October. There is a community effort underway to keep it going. To find out more, please log on to www.helpthehareandhounds.org, or alternatively please contact the Steering Group at steering-group@helpthehareandhounds.org

STOP PRESS:  There is a meeting on 20th October at 7.30pm, at the Village Hall, Harlton where there will be a chance to hear about what’s been happening and to share your thoughts and ideas on this community effort to purchase the Hare and Hounds. Everyone welcome!

A Community Governance Review for the Parish of Haslingfield



The South Cambridgeshire District Council is undertaking a community governance review of the parish of Haslingfield because the new housing development at Trumpington Meadows will alter the geographical spread of housing across the parish. The resulting spatial separation between the two population centres will no longer correspond to a parish boundary that reflects a natural settlement pattern. So Have your say or comment in the Haslingfield Parish community governance review. Consultation will close on 14th November.

Cream Tea at the Dovecote

Cream TeaThank you to all who supported our recent cream teas in The Dovecote orchard at Haslingfield. The final total was a wonderful £747, for Parkinson’s UK research fund and the Cambridge Branch of Parkinson’s UK to help with the funding for the support and therapy groups and for the Parkinson’s nurses both in the community and at Addenbrookes Hospital.  We hope you enjoyed your afternoon. Chris and Pam Holt

Next Village Society Meeting

The wall along our High Street and Broadimage001 Lane has its own story to tell. On Tuesday, 18 October at 8:00 PM in Haslingfield Village Hall, Michael Coles, resident archaeologist and historian, relates its tale in Bricks to Build With .  Who made those early bricks?  Where did they come from?  When were they made for this and other buildings in South Cambridgeshire? Bricks are not just bricks you’ll be surprised to learn!
Everyone is always welcome to our meetings.  Enjoy a chat at refreshment time.  Members and school aged children free, small charge for non-members.

Film Club

movie-cameraFriday 14th October 2016 at 7.30pm. in the Haslingfield Methodist Church Rooms.  Admission is free.  The film running time is 120 min., Certificate: PG.  We will break for refreshments half way through.  Following discussions at the last film club meeting, we plan to use subtitles. Read more

Local Crime

Message sent by
Lindsay Gardiner (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Cambourne)

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02/10/2016 – 03/10/2016  19:00 – 17:15
Fountain Lane, Haslingfield
Shed break, nothing taken.

If you saw anything suspicious please contact the police on 101 and report it. Thank you.