Volunteers Wanted to Help Vulnerable People with the Digital TV Switch Over

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

Burglary in the Village on Monday Night

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

Your help needed in getting FASTER BROADBAND in Haslingfield

Do you know about the opportunity to get faster broadband for those of us on the Harston exchange (which includes Haslingfield) by voting on a BT website?
 
If 1000 votes are lodged for the Harston exchange we could be fast-tracked for an upgraded service, which will not only affect BT customers but those on other networks too.
 
The way to vote is to go to www.racetoinfinity.bt.com – it takes less than a minute to do, and as at Sunday 10 October , we still have quite a way to go before we reach the 1000 votes needed, so please “spread the word” after voting yourself.

Recent Burglaries

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.

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Scarecrows ‘on tour’

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?

Power Cuts in the Village – Update

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….

Rock on the Rec – Saturday 3 July

This Saturday, 3 July from 7.30 p.m. onwards,  local band The Tabs will be performing a free concert on Haslingfield Recreation Ground. They will be supported by Plan 17 – a Haslingfield band of 13-14 year olds. 

Everyone is welcome to come to this free event and to bring along their own food & drink, tables, chairs, lanterns, torches, and gazebos.

Funding Opportunities for Local Community Groups

We have received the following information regarding possible funding for local community groups:

The Grassroots Grants Scheme – providing funding for community projects
The Donarbon Community Fund – providing funding  for the provision, maintenance or improvement of a public park or other general public amenity, or the conservation of a specific species or a specific habitat.

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Haslingfield Fish & Chips Van

For many villagers, Tuesday evenings just won’t be the same. On 25 May, “The Happy Plaice” Fish & Chips van made its last visit to Haslingfield. However, there is hope on the horizon – we have been told by Karen Martell, Director of “The Happy Plaice”, that they are hoping to be able to resume the service, and are actively looking for the right person to take over….more news on the website, as and when.