Area Commanders Update – For The Record

Message sent by
James Sutherland (Police, Chief Inspector, South Cambridgeshire)

Last week we held our round of neighbourhood panel meetings and as usual there was good discussion around local policing and setting of our priorities.  Some of this was reported in the local media including the statement: “Villages are a low priority for policing in Cambridgeshire due to a lack of resources, says a chief inspector for South Cambridgeshire.”
Whilst I appreciate the importance of the press and their work in publicising crime and holding the police to account,  I also think that it is important to clarify for the record that I absolutely did not say that (nor is it attributed as a direct quote) and that is decidedly not my position.  (All other quotes are accurate) Read more

Pub Quiz This Friday 3rd March

Little Rose Pub

Little Rose Pub

The monthly Little Rose Pub Quiz will take place this Friday 3rd March from 8pm. Teams of any number up to a maximum of six can take part, entry is £10 per team with all the entry fees given out as cash prizes. First Question asked at 8pm. Just turn up on the night or book in advance. The quiz takes place on the first Friday of every month. It’s great fun with a good number of all local teams taking part. There’s 6 rounds covering many topics including a picture round. The quiz finishes around 10pm with a break halfway through.

Music in All Saints’ Church

Advance notice:

Saturday 25th March, Haslingfield Choir & Orchestra, Bach’s St John Passion.
Saturday 8 April, Richard Gowers, Senior Organ Scholar, King’s College.
Saturday 13 May, SongCycle, the all cycling/all singing male voice quartet.

Garage break in – Cantelupe Road

Samuel Kennedy (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Cambourne)

Garage break in, Cantelupe Road, Haslingfield, committed between 00:00-07:30hrs 21/02/2017. Offender(s) have broken into a garage and stolen a pressure washer. CF0095810217 refers.

If you have any information relating to the crimes reported, please contact the police on 101. Or if you wish to remain anonymous please call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.


Hare and Hounds – Pop Up Pub

For all Haslingfield residents who are interested in the Hare and Hounds Community Pub proposal, the steering committee is organising a “POP UP PUB” event. They would love you to join them on:

Friday 24th February in the Harlton Village Hall. Doors open at 6.00 pm until 11.00 pm.

You will be able to purchase beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks including a real treat with a barrel of Zulu Dawn from local brewery Lord Conrad’s. Food at the pop-up pub this Friday is by Holy Schnitzels from 6:30 onwards. Hear the latest progress on the bid to buy the Hare and Hounds pub. Let’s all join in and make this a fabulous evening!

Next Haslingfield Village Society Talk

Honor Ridout will be giving a talk on Tudor Cambridge* on Tuesday, 21st March, 8:00pm, in Haslingfield Village Hall.  A resident of the village, Honor is Chair of the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History, a former City Tourist Officer, and author of a book on Stourbridge.   We welcome this return visit from Honor who is a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker.
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‘Crack-down’ days where parking is a problem in South Cambs villages

Message from James Sutherland (Police, Chief Inspector, South Cambridgeshire)

I’m aware from the email that I receive and from Neighbourhood Panel meetings that parking is a constant concern in many villages.  I’ve been giving some considerable thought on how we can meet your expectations on parking enforcement.  I have set up an online web-page were you can report concerns about parking.  The information that you give us will go directly to me and will help me build up a picture of the exact hot-spots for parking issues.  I will then use this information on targeted ‘crack-down’ days. I’m not pretending that this will solve all parking problems, however I do think that it strikes the right balance between dealing with parking concerns and the other important work that we do.

The web page is live right now and you can find it here:


Dwelling burglary – Chestnut Close

Message sent by
Samuel Kennedy (Police, PCSO, South Cambridgeshire – Cambourne)

Dwelling burglary, Chestnut Close, Haslingfield, committed between 03/02/2017- 11/02/2017. Offender(s) have forced entry into a residential property via a side door damaging the panelling. Jewellery was stolen. CF0077020217 refers.
If you have any information relating to the crime reported, please contact the police on 101. Or if you wish to remain anonymous please call crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.
Thank you for your continued help & support.

FREE: Eagles Tribute Band

Outlaw Eagles

Outlaw Eagles

The Outlaw Eagles are a tribute to the Eagles, one of the worlds greatest and best selling bands of all time. The band hail from Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. They’ll be performing live at the Little Rose this Saturday 18th February from 8.30pm and entry is FREE.

Next Village Society Talk

Tuesday 21st February 2017, 8.00pm,  Haslingfield Village Hall

Human Pathology from the Past to the Future: a talk presented by Charles van Heyningen who is a Fellow of the Royal college of Pathologists and retired after 28 years as a consultant pathologist in the NHS.  Pathology is the study of diseases and derives from Ancient Greek roots meaning “an account of suffering”.  His talk explores the practice of human pathology from the nineteenth century to the present and speculates on the future. He describes the growing variety of pathology specialties and the people working in modern laboratory services, including some local history.  

Members and under 16  free: £2.50 for visitors.  Being a ‘village’ society, everyone is very welcome.

Volunteers Cordially Invited

This Sunday (12th) we are going out again from 1.30, meeting at the Wellhouse gate with work to complete.
Jo Fullick has been doing sterling work on the ivy almost daily, but it is a long wall with still some more careful cutting to do.  This Sunday we have 5 new trees to plant in the community orchard – 4 fruit trees and a small oak.
Also to complete putting grass suppressing polythene around all the trees – this needs to be tucked down into grooves to prevent it flying away. Read more