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Village Post Office Closure?

P1030564It’s good to report that recent concerns about potential closure of the local post office have gone away for the time being.     A Village Resident wrote about the problem to MP Andrew Lansley and this is the gist of his reply. “I am writing to advise that further to my letter dated 7th June, I have now received a response from the Post Office Ltd to the enquiry I made on your behalf regarding any changes to Haslingfield Post Office.  The Post Office have advised that they are not currently aware of any plans to change the way that Haslingfield Post Office is operated. They have offered their assurances that the local community would be notified if there were any plans to change this.  Post Office Ltd have also informed me that changes through the national three year investment programme are being implemented on a voluntary basis and consequently, no subpostmaster would be forced to convert to a new operating model unless they wished to do so”.   Many thanks to ‘Village Resident’


movie cameraThe next  Film Club season will begin on Friday 6th September 2013 at 7.30pm in Haslingfield Methodist Church. Admission is free.
For copyright reasons we cannot advertise the name of the film but we can tell friends. If you or friends have would like to be included in the circulation emails, please let me know. 

Bake-house Opening

IMG_1555It’s the last chance for this year.  Come and see how the ancestors lived and browse the village archives of old documents and pictures.  The 19th century Bake-house on Well House Meadow will be open between 10.00 am and 12.00 noon on Saturday 7th September.  Bring a flask, join the gathering and brush up on your village history.

New Minister at Methodist Church

Revd Alison WalkerOn the 1st September 2013 we shall welcome Revd Alison Walker as our new Minister at Haslingfield Methodist Church.  Our Student Minister, Revd Catherine Dixon is moving to be responsible for three churches in and around Kings Lynn.
Alison and her husband, Robin, will be living in Haslingfield.  Alison has been a Mission Partner in a Methodist Church in Florence, Italy, for the past 4 years;  a letter of introduction from her can be found on . Read more

Next Village Society Talk

 woodland trustdownloadThe Haslingfield Village Society’s season begins with a talk on the work of the Woodland Trust in Haslingfield Village Hall on Tuesday, 17 September at 8:00pm.  If you go down in the woods today……. you are sure to enjoy it, most likely thanks to the Woodland Trust.  Cambridgeshire is the least wooded county in England and the Trust is fighting to save the ancient woodland we have.  With more and more species under threat, its work is  of great importance.

This is a whole village society, everyone is very welcome.  A small charge for visitors, members free.

Sponsored Walk from Cambridge


 All Saints’ Haslingfield has a fine memorial window to its missionary Bishop, Charles Mackenzie, who prior to his going out to Africa to help combat the slave trade and to help establish the church in what is now Malawi, walked out from Cambridge to Haslingfield on Sundays to help with services in the church.    The full story of his life can be found in the display inside the church, but there is now a link between Haslingfield and Magomero, the place where he established a base in 1861.   The Church in Haslingfield together with other parishes in the Mare Way Group has helped with renovation of the school buildings, and most recently with materials for the construction of a church building, which is nearly complete. Read more


P1030564Owing to illness the Post Office opening hours will be 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, Monday to Friday, until further notice.   See the sign at The Village Shop for updates.

Village Banking Services


You can make cash withdrawals from all major banks at the Haslingfield VILLAGE SHOP & POST OFFICE.  Cheque and cash deposits can also be made, at no charge,  into Barclays, Lloyds, Halifax, HSBC/First Direct and Co-op/Smile. 

Well-Being Group

Do you suffer with stress, anxiety or depression?

Would you be interested in a self-help group – where you can receive and give support to others in a similar situation in a safe and confidential setting?   If your answer is ”yes” Read more