Winter Gritting Volunteers Required

Haslingfield Needs YOU!

We feel that local residents should have more of a stake in their own roads, paths and verges, and can respond quickly when needed – in wintry weather, for example, when the main road gritting services may be at full stretch.

Cambridgeshire County Council is providing free training, equipment and insurance for parishes to run volunteer schemes to grit footpaths and cycleways not covered by the County Council’s gritters. Read more

Ash Watch: How to spot ash dieback disease

In response to the Forestry Commission announcement that Chalara ash dieback has been found in the woods and hedgerows of East Anglia, the Parish Council would encourage residents to keep a watchful eye out for the disease, which causes leaf loss and crown dieback in affected trees, and can lead to tree death. The disease is most likely to be found in newly planted young trees.

The Forestry Commission has a helpful webpage which shows confirmed infections just on the village doorstep and gives a description and advice (video and pictures) on how to look for the symptoms. The Woodland Trust also has practical advice on what you can do including vigilant inspections for browning of leaves, especially for young trees planted within the last five years considered to be most at risk.

Please report any sightings or suspected cases of the disease immediately to:

Chalara helpline:
08458 33 55 77 (open 8am – 6pm every day)
Email Forestry Commission –

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Haslingfield Methodist Church

11am – 2.30pm

Come for a light lunch, or some delicious cakes, and find out about lots of different charities

Haslingfield Diamond Wood Tree Planting Event

Saturday 17th November from 10am to 12pm. Come along and plant a tree with us!  As part of the Woodland Trust’s Jubilee Woods Project the Trumpington Estate is creating a new area of woodland in Haslingfield.  Parking will be available at Cantelupe Farm, Cantelupe Road (Haslingfield). From here there is a free park & ride service.  For Sat Nav. use CB23 1LY

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Faith to Live by Services

These meetings are held at 6.30pm on Sunday once per month at the Methodist Church and include a short period of worship with an address by an invited speaker, followed by refreshments and informal discussion.  Everyone welcome.

Bonfire Night 2012

Bonfire NightA celebration by the Haslingfield/Barton Scout Group and Haslingfield Playschool will be held in the Well House Meadow, Haslingfield on Saturday 3 November. Gates open at 6.00 p.m. (firework display at 6.30. p.m.)   Read more


Charity Fair, HaslingfieldMethodistChurch
November 17th     11am   –  2.30pm

15 different charities will be represented here to raise money for a variety of causes, and to share information about their charities. Read more


Saturday 17th November
Haslingfield Methodist Church
11.00am to 2.30pm

Do you have a favourite registered charity?
Would you like to promote the charity, and raise money for it?
You are invited to have a table (no charge!) and join with other registered charities to make this an enjoyable and worthwhile event. Read more

Olga Murkin – In Memoriam

Olga has been a popular and dedicated contributor to the life of Haslingfield village for over forty years.  Her skills have been widely offered to a diverse range of groups from brownies to the church and too many more to list in between. Read more

Trumpington Farm Company – Farm Walk

13 October 2012, 10:00 – 12:00, Cantelupe Farm

The ‘walk’ will take the form of a tractor and trailer ride around Cantelupe Farm and Trumpington Fen showing the latest developments on the Estate, discussing crops, wildlife and farming methods with the David Knott, the General Manager, and Richard Pemberton. Spaces will be limited to 25 in the trailer, children welcome. Please register your interest at


Over The Hedge – news from Trumpington Farm Company, Cantelupe Farm

Much has changed at Trumpington Farm Company in the last year. Firstly after nine years as Farm Manager for TFC Andrew Crossley has moved to the team at Thurlow Estate near Haverhill. In 2007 the operational running of TFC passed to Richard Pemberton from his father Antony, who continues to manage the Peterborough operations. In November, Richard welcomed David Knott to the team, who brings his wife Sue and family from Lincolnshire. As the new General Estate Manager, David is responsible not only for farming matters, but also wider estate issues. Read more