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
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
Haslingfield and Eversdens (Great Eversden, Harlton, Haslingfield, Little Eversden)
- Total crime has reduced in comparison to both the previous period and the same period last year with only 13 offences occurring over the period. Read more
On the 5th October between 7.40pm and 7.45pm there was a distraction burglary in Brockholt Road, Caxton.
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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.
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?
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….
We have had a few short power cuts in the village over the past few days and at least one longer one.
Cemex made an application to the County Council regarding the Barrington Works which they received on 30th June. I went to an exhibition in Barrington Primary school today to find out about it. The official summary is as follows:
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.
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.
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.