Patrols across the county were increased last night in response to disorders in London and other cities. The county remained relatively quiet with one isolated incident of disorder in Cambridge which resulted in five arrests. Read more
In 2001 Cam Sight opened a support/friendship group for visually impaired people held in the Methodist church. With the help of local volunteers the group has grown and become a regular, friendly meeting place on the first Tuesday of each month between 2 and 4pm. This group supports over 30 people from 11 surrounding villages and would welcome anyone with any sight problems, along with their family, friends and carers, too. Read more
In rural areas the average home costs 14 times local incomes in the South East and 11 times local incomes in the East of England. The National Housing Federation is holding its Rural Housing Week (11-17 July 2011) to raise awareness of the value of affordable housing in keeping local communities and villages alive. Read more
Petersfield schools holiday club (Puffins) is running a holiday scheme, for children above 3 on: Monday 25th July to Wednesday 28th July, Monday 1st August to Wednesday 3rd August and Monday 8th August to Wednesday 10th August.Puffins is run by highly qualified and experienced staff. Facilities are based within Petersfield School (Orwell) and include access to school playing field, fully equipped kitchen, numerous toys and equipment. Read more
For those of you that have not tried it there is a fun “geocaching” route called the Haslingfield Hunt. If don’t know what geocaching is follow this link for an explanation. It has been there since 2007, but we successfully completed it a couple of weeks ago. We heard about it from friends and thought it would be an idea to advertise it on the site so more local people know about it. You need a hand held GPS, a note pad and paper and to be able to walk about a mile or so on good paths. All the stages are quite close to each other so if your calculation takes you a hundred miles away you must have got the numbers wrong! It starts by the village sign and more details can be found here.
A big local schools football tournament featuring 16 schools from the area including Coton, Hardwick, Comberton and Foxton. Come along and support the event!
Location : Hardwick Recreation Ground
Date: 6 July
Time: 01:00 PM – 05:00 PM
Doug Thompson has sent in some great photos of Badgers seen in Haslingfield during May.
The following is an extract from a message received from a NHW Co-ordinator in Bourn. If you see this or any other vehicle acting in similar circumstances we would like to hear from you. If you are seeing this type of activity happening a 999 call is appropriate. Read more
Saturday June 4th
Venue: Haslingfield Recreation Ground (off New Road in the Village)
Time: Turn up anytime between 10.30am until noon for a free kick about.
Haslingfield Colts Under 12?s is looking for new players to strengthen its squad to play in the local league next season. To play you have to be in Year 7 at school from this September.
To find out more, come along on June 4th or call Neil Poole on 01223-870484 or Keith Murray on 0787-6683192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org We conform to all FA regulations and are CRB checked.
John Beresford the village archivist, has been posting highlights from the school diary for a few months now. He has now made a transcript of the entire diary available for download (its about 2MB), this covers what was happening in the school from 1874 through to 1975 and so it of great local interest. We hope you enjoy browsing through it.