Trumpington Meadows Primary School

The process of public consultation prior to submitting the plans for planning permission for the Trumpington Meadows primary school is now beginning. As the school will be in the Haslingfield Parish and will include community facilities for the village, it is therefore of interest even to residents without school-aged children.

The plans are not now going to be displayed in Waitroses’ foyer as it is felt that it is too close to Christmas and would be too crowded!   However, they can now be viewed online at  http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/education/schools/planning/ 

Please send your thoughts and comments on these and other elements of the design proposals to robert.lewis@cambridgeshire.gov.uk, by Wednesday 5 January 2011.

Christmas Past in Haslingfield

The build-up to Christmas in the village clearly wasn’t as great in Victorian times as it is today. Children at the local school only had Christmas Day off in 1875 and 1876, a week’s holiday only being introduced in 1877. Given that pupils had days off for Church outings, Chapel outings, Band of Hope outings, good attendance and inspections, perhaps the staff saw Christmas as just another incursion into the teaching year. There is no mention of a Christmas treat for pupils until 1923, when the staff went overboard. The Log Book reports:

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Volunteers Needed For Environment Projects Around Haslingfield

The Haslingfield Environmental Working Party is planning further projects around the parish including a survey of the flora and fauna in the local landscape. Are you a keen naturalist / birdwatcher who would be willing to help us?

We are also seeking recruits for occasional ‘hands on’ work in the Wellhouse Meadow, and for the Millenium Pond Project. To find out more, please phone Martin Heazell (870289) or Clive Blower (870741)

Village Carol Singing

In aid of the Children’s Society and Action for Children

Tuesday 21 December
Starting at Wisbey’s Yard at 6pm, going round the village and finishing with singing at the Little Rose around 8.pm

Don’t forget to bring torches or lanterns, woollies and throat pastilles!

Carol Concert

FRIENDS OF HASLINGFIELD CHURCH PRESENT:

A Family Carol Concert
with Eversden Brass Band

at
All Saints Church, Haslingfield

Christmas Fairy Lights, Christmas Music,
Carols, Mince Pies, Soft drinks and Hot Punch
4.30 pm to 5.30 pm  on Saturday 18th December

Entry £2.00, schoolchildren free

Info: 01223 871002
friends@bgott.orangehome.co.uk

On this week at the Village Hall – There’s Snow Business.

There are still tickets available for Haslingfield Little Theatre’s new show: There’s Snow Business…. which includes a very funny script; singing and dancing to both well-known and new songs; plus magic by our own Merlin and Santa Claus.

Come and enjoy the performance by your local village drama group, who have been putting on plays to entertain us for 21 years!

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PTFA Christmas Fayre

We have lots of fun activities for you this year including; face painting, tombola, snowball scavenge, mulled wine, mince pies, cakes, hot food and refreshments available, raffle and carol singing.  So please come along and enjoy a mince pie and some lovely carol singing to get you in the mood for the coming Christmas festivities….

Venue:              Haslingfield Primary School
When:              Sunday 12th December, 2010.
Time:               2 – 5 pm
Admission:       Free

All money raised will go towards PTFA fundraising.

Burglary in Haslingfield & Local Police Newsletter

Between the 8th November at 12pm and the 9th November at 6.45pm, a property in Cantelupe Road, Haslingfield, was broken into.  Unknown offender(s) have gained entry into the property by forcing open a wooden framed door frame in the rear conservatory.  A search has been conducted and so far it is known that electrical items have been stolen. Read more

THERE’S SNOW BUSINESS…… Haslingfield Little Theatre’s November Show

THERE’S SNOW BUSINESS …..will magically transport you through time to:

The  Victorian Era in the depths of winter; The Land of King Arthur – complete with Merlin and Medieval Serfs. Meanwhile, a timeless Santa Claus has troubles of his own!

Venue
: Haslingfield Village Hall
When: 25, 26, 27 November at 19.30
              + Matinee at 14.00 on 27 Nov.
Tickets: £7 / £5 concessions (no concessions on 27 Nov.) Available from Haslingfield Village Shop and from Jan Date on (01223) 872007 or at jan.date@btinternet.com.

Festival Barbecue – Aurevoir

By all accounts everyone had a good time and the whole village enjoyed the fireworks!  Our thanks to all who came and helped us to raise around £1600, of which £320 will be donated to the Haslingfield Village Fund in appreciation of the support we receive from the whole community.   Read more

BONFIRE NIGHT

A celebration by the Haslingfield/Barton Scout Group and Haslingfield Playschool will be held in the Well House Meadow, Haslingfield on Saturday 6 November. Gates open at 6.00 p.m. (firework display at 6.30. p.m.)   Read more