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Annual Charity Big Bike Challenge Rides Through Haslingfield

This years ‘Cambridge News Big Bike Ride’ will be returning on June 23 and should provide something for everyone with three routes of differing length – a Bronze 12.5 miles, Silver 62 miles and Gold 100 miles.

The charity ride will start and finish at Netherhall School with the challenging silver ride following a scenic 62-mile route through Fulbourn, Bottisham, Reach, Stretham, Oakington, Toft, Hardwick and Haslingfield before turning back towards Cambridge through Shelford. Read more

Cambridge United ‘flabbergasted’ by opposition to new community stadium

An impression of the inside of Cambridge United proposed new stadium .

An impression of the inside of Cambridge United proposed new stadium .

Cambridge United and developers Grosvenor have vowed to fight on with plans for a new community stadium after being “flabbergasted” at their rejection by local authorities.

Cambridge United chairman Dave Doggett has said failure to receive council backing for a proposed stadium is “not the end of the road”. Read more

Country Kitchen Bank holiday weekend update

Country KitchenSeven weeks up and running, and we’ve certainly had our highs and lows. Definitely time to say thanks for all the feedback (mainly positive we’re pleased to say), comments and support. “A treasure trove”’, “an Aladdin’s Cave of lovely food”, “we’re lucky to have such a lovely shop in the village” are among some of your comments, which brightens our day and makes all the continued hard work very worthwhile.

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Country Kitchen open on Bank Holiday Monday

Country KitchenCountry Kitchen will be open from 9am – 12pm on Bank Holiday Monday, so do feel free to pop in for some freshly baked baguettes, sausage rolls and picnic fayre.

Just arrived in time for the good weather are Yarde Farm ice creams, which are much in demand and Patchwork Pate, with a selection of liver as well as vegetarian pates, as well as a lovely range of sauces from Stokes. It’s hard to believe that it was snowing the day before we opened and we were all shivering in the shop and trying to keep warm, but let’s hope the sunshine is here to stay!! Read more

The Poor State of Haslingfield Bus Stops


As the Cambridgeshire County Council process of withdrawing rural bus subsidies progresses, Steve Edmondson has taken a closer look at the timetables and the provision of bus stops in Haslingfield.

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Cambridge Cyclists’ Touring Club

Cambridge Cyclists' Touring Club in Haslingfield

Climbing Chapel Hill. All Saints Church, Haslingfield, and the Ryle Telescope in the background.

The Cambridge Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) organise many group cycle rides during the year which occasionally pass through Haslingfield. This Thursday 28th Feb morning the meeting starts at Haslingfield Green:

Thursday 28th Feb: Thursday ride (moderate, 50-60 miles) Meet at 9.30am at Haslingfield Green. Coffee is at Malton Golf Club. Lunch is at Sandy, Gunn’s Cafe. Leader: Edward Elmer (01223 575265).

You don’t have to be a member of CTC to try us out. Non-members should print out and complete a guest entry form and give it to the ride leader at the start of the ride.

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Transport on Demand – the future of Haslingfield bus services?

cambridgeshire local busSouth Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC) is proposing a new type of solution to meet the transport needs of our rural community. Demand Responsive Transport (DRT)  is ideal for people living in rural areas with limited or no access to conventional public transport. Think of it as a mini-bus-on-demand service which aims to take passengers to locations where they can access other transport services. Read more

Haslingfield Choir Spring Concert

The Magi Concert in DecemberHaslingfield Choir & Orchestra have announced details of their next performance on Saturday March 23rd.

The concert will feature Mozart’s Requiem with Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs; Lord, Thou hast been our refuge and The Lark Ascending’

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Burglars Target School

It is with sad regret that we have to announce that vandalism and heavy malicious damage occurred to school property at 8pm on the night of 16/01/13. Some items were also stolen. If you have any information or spot any suspicious activities, please report it to police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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Demolition crew unearths key to forgotten thousands

Demolition work is under way at the 80-year-old cement works at Barrington, where owner Cemex closed its manufacturing plant five years ago. Workmen pulling down buildings on an industrial site have found an old briefcase containing documents that could mean a windfall for a local charity. Read more