Film Club

movie cameraThe next Film Club evening we will be at 7.30pm on Friday 12th April in Haslingfield Methodist Church. Admission is free. Running time c.100 min. Break for tea/coffee and biscuits half way through. Collection to cover refreshments and use of room.
For copyright reasons we cannot advertise the film in C&V and on the village notice boards in the usual way, but we can invite friends. If you or your friends would like to be included in the circulation emails, please let me know on

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


movie cameraThe next film club meeting will be at will be at 7.30pm on Friday 8th March 2013 in Haslingfield Methodist Church. Admission is free. Running time c.117 min. Certificate 15+.  Break for tea/coffee and biscuits half way through.  Collection to cover refreshments and use of the room. Read more


BusThe Cambridge Dial-a-Ride Service  provides volunteer operated mini-bus services  and assistance for people who have difficulty accessing or using other means of transport.  The service covers  Haslingfield  and now they need our help.  They have been selected to share in £10000 of funding put up by The Cambridge Building Society in their Cash for The Community programme and they need our assistance to obtain the biggest share possible. All you have to do is collect as many as possible of the tokens that will be appearing in Cambridge Evening News until 25th February.  The more tokens collected in their name the more will be their share of the £10000.  The collected tokens should be put into an envelope with Cambridge Dial-a-Ride on the front and delivered to The Village Shop or to Alan Edwards (60 Barton Road).     

Nora and Old Haslingfield

Nora’s recollections include glimpses of old Haslingfield now lost. Before Broad Lane was built in the 1950s, there was a cart track that was impassable during the winter. On the left stood a meadow filled with elm trees and, in the spring, violets.It was known as The Grove, and on the right was an orchard. The footpath joining New Road, the church and the green was a popular walk, and the meadow on New Road was used for games before the recreation ground existed.

The recreation ground was a gift from Henry Badcock, a farmer on Barrington Hill, and Chivers. It was opened on April 13th, 1925 by Dr. Young, a local GP. Mr. Badcock also paid for a wooden pavilion, which stood until 1974. A cricket pitch was laid, and tennis courts and playground provided, after World War II.

Haslingfield School PTFA Jumble Sale – Haslingfield Village Hall

On 2 February, the Annual PTFA jumble sale will take place at Haslingfield Village Hall. Doors will open at 2.00 p.m., so please come along and grab yourself a bargain! Please drop any jumble and unwanted Christmas presents to the hall on the day between 10.30 – 12 noon No electrical items please.

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