Some lighthearted excuses for not joining the parish council
And one good reason why you should apply to become a Haslingfield Parish Councillor.
Tiffany with the Myke Clifford Trio
Wicken Fen, Past, Present and Future
Dr Peter Green will give an overview of the creation of the Fen and the various drainage schemes. He will then detail how Wicken was one of the few small areas to escape drainage thanks, in part, to the efforts of scientists from Cambridge. Once the National Trust was formed it bought part of Wicken Fen and was donated much more by these same Cambridge Scientists. The talk will then detail how the National Trust has maintained the Fen and the reasons for, and progress, of the Wicken Fen Vision, a 100 year project to ensure the long term preservation of this extremely important ecosystem.
We are a group of people interested in the environment, wildlife, sustainability and getting families out in nature. We came together after the screening of ‘wetheuncivilised’ in February and are still in the process of talking about what things we’d like to do, but on the table are talks about the Transition movement and sustainable shopping, more film screenings, recycled art projects, a repair café and, on the 21st of April, a families walk to the wild spaces in Haslingfield.
Our next meeting will take place on 10 April at 7.30 in the Little Rose pub lounge bar. If you are interested in any of the things mentioned above, and live in Haslingfield, Harlton, Barrington or Harston, please come along.
Programme: Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle
Including Anne Page on harmonium and Maurice and Thanea Hodges on piano
Tickets: £10, students £5, children free (from The Village Shop or at the door).
Enquiries: Kate Dickens 872088
- Home-made curries are back: Veg and Vegan most days.
- The shop now offers Barkers Butcher’s meat; also fresh fish every day.
- Drink now includes BREWBOARD ALE from the local brewery in Harston.
- Topat and Bhati have bought the post office and shop at Barrington.
The new hall was built by local building firm Mills and Douglas and opened in 1993. The Haslingfield Little Theatre established themselves quickly as one of the main users of the hall and performed their plays using a temporary stage which was assembled and disassembled twice a year.
The Haslingfield Little Theatre managed to raise a significant amount of money including a significant County Council grant to allow them to extend the hall in 2001 and to have a permanent stage in the hall as we can see today. (This cost ~£63k)
Since then we have seen many impressive performances from the Haslingfield Little Theatre who seem to be going from strength to strength and the hall is used every week by over a dozen of regular user groups in addition to many other casual users.
Many improvements have been brought to the village hall which have included new chairs, updated toilets facilities including a new flooring and new automatic lights. New tiling and showers in the changing rooms.(TBC)
Please find agenda for the Parish Council meeting on 12th March in the Village Hall at 19:30.
Agenda HPC Meeting 12th March 2018
Members of the public are welcome to attend.
16th/17th Cambridge Scout Group
Saturday 10th March 2018 – 2.00pm – Haslingfield Village Hall
Please support us with CAKES, JUMBLE, WHITE ELEPHANT, TOYS or GAMES
Drop off items on the day at the Village Hall (10am-12pm)
or phone Nick on 871465 to arrange collection.
Please note: we cannot accept any electrical items
Film based on a true story of women and the space race. We shall meet on Friday 9th March at 7.30pm in Haslingfield Methodist Church Rooms. Admission is free. Running time 121 min. Certificate: PG. We break for tea, coffee and biscuits, half way through. ‘Hard of hearing’ subtitles will be used. Read more
Saturday 10 March
12.00 noon ’til 3.00 pm
5 Scotts Yard
Contact Ron Barnes 01223 956613 Read more