Support our outreach work in Cambridgeshire’s villages and towns. How we receive our television signal is changing. At the end of March 2011, the current analogue signal will be turned off and replaced with a digital signal that you will need special equipment to receive. The national “Switchover Help Scheme” has been well-publicised but there will still be many people who do not understand what Switchover is about and these are likely to be the most vulnerable people in our communities. Read more
Between the 18th October at 10.20pm and the 19th October at 6.30am, a property in New Road, Haslingfield was broken into. Unknown offender(s) have entered the premises through a garage door and have then got into the actual property possibly though an insecure internal door. A search was carried out on the ground floor of the property and numerous electrical items, cash and some personal items have been stolen. Read more
Haslingfield and Eversdens (Great Eversden, Harlton, Haslingfield, Little Eversden)
- Total crime has reduced in comparison to both the previous period and the same period last year with only 13 offences occurring over the period. Read more
On the 5th October between 7.40pm and 7.45pm there was a distraction burglary in Brockholt Road, Caxton.
For thirty-nine years, Margaret Houghton, who sadly died this June, was the inspiration and power house behind Haslingfield Choir and Orchestra, directing two concerts a year in All Saints Church. Now, the choir and orchestra are celebrating her achievement with a concert in All Saints Church on Saturday, October 16th at 7.30 pm.
We have these reports from Holly Chandler our Watch Scheme Support Officer based in Cambridge Constabulary.
On the 1st September between 12.30am and 5.50am, a property on Church Street, Haslingfield was broken into. Unknown offender(s) have entered the property either through the front or back door and have stolen high value electrical items, such as a laptop and television, along with cash and mobile phones.
Interested in Local History? Where might you find out more? Read more
A number of scarecrows were apparently moved from the village to a roundabout on the A603 / M11 junction, and one was found in Hardwick. They have since been returned to the village – no doubt to the great relief of their owners who will have put a lot of work into them.
Are all the scarecrows now accounted for?
Who moved them and why?
Were they trying to hitch a lift up the A14?
Last weekend’s Scarecrow Festival was a great success! Click here to find out more: http://www.haslingfieldscarecrowfestival.org/.
If you have any comments you’d like to make about the Festival, please click on Scarecrow Festival heading (above) and add your comment at the end of the article by clicking on “leave a comment” (your e-mail address will not appear on the website)
And, if you didn’t get the chance to see the scarecrows, or would like to see them again, here are some photos:
The road into Haslingfield from Harston is closed by the police for safety reasons. The electricity cables crossing the road by the Pavillion have been seen to be arcing. Looks like the electricity supply problems are not yet over….
We have had a few short power cuts in the village over the past few days and at least one longer one.
There is archaeology everywhere, even here in the village. The Roman way of life came to this region in the later 1st century AD and collapsed by the early part of the 5th century. There is evidence, mainly pottery, that they built a farm near River farm and perhaps a villa up Cantelupe road, but not in the present village. Therefore some years ago we were surprised to find Roman pottery in a water pipe trench dug for a new house in the High street. Read more
Cemex made an application to the County Council regarding the Barrington Works which they received on 30th June. I went to an exhibition in Barrington Primary school today to find out about it. The official summary is as follows:
In the beautiful surroundings of well house meadow enjoy a visit to village history. The bakehouse will be open to visitors along with a display of a selection of the archives held and maintained for you by HVS. Opening days 8th May, 12th June, 10th July, 7th August, The Village Festival, 9th October. Time 10am to 12 noon.