A massive “Thank you” to everyone who supported the Foodbank in 2017, and especially those who brought so many wonderful Christmas treats along to the Charity Fair and the Village Shop.

As the gap between the “haves” and the “have nots” has increased and the need for Foodbanks is as important as ever, there will continue to be collection points at the Village Shop (where we really appreciate their support) and the Methodist Church this year. Read more

Charity Fair – November 2017

The Charity Fair, organised by Haslingfield Methodist Church, was as popular as ever and the church was packed with people buying from the stalls of the 17 charities and then enjoying delicious home-made refreshments. As well as being a collecting point for shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, there was also an area where people were able to leave items for the Cambridge Foodbank.

An amazing £2,797.50 was raised at the Fair and we would like to thank everyone for their support for these worthy charities.

On Tomorrow, 9 January: Pop-up Coffee Shop – Methodist Church

Do come along to the  Pop-Up Coffee Shop at the Methodist Church from 8:45 – 11:30am tomorrow, 9 January which will be raising funds for Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire, a charity which helps local families in need of practical and emotional support.

Come along for fairtrade tea, coffee, cakes, pastries, whilst supporting this worthwhile charity at the same time. More info at:

Business Burglary – Cantelupe Road

19/12/2017 20:30 – 19/12/2017 20:35  Cantelupe Road, Haslingfield Business Burglary CF0733361217

If you have 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                  Lindsay Gardiner PCSO

Xmas at the Little Rose

Little Rose Inside

Little Rose Inside

The Little Rose Pub has many events taking place over Christmas. Most are listed in the events calendar. Listing them all here:-
Wednesday 20th December: Christmas Bingo Night from 8pm.
Friday 22nd December: Melody Beats Play Live and Free from 8.30pm.
Christmas Eve: Free Jukebox and Pool
Christmas Day: Pub Open from Noon-3pm
Boxing Day: Pub Open from Noon-11pm
Friday 29th December: Christmas Quiz Night from 8pm
New Year’s Eve: FREE Disco from 8.30pm until very late.

History of Haslingfield Village Hall (part III)

(cont…) However by 1974 the wooden hut was in a poor state of repair and was knocked down. A new part wooden, part brick hut was built in its place which lasted to the early nineties when plans had been made to build a new village hall.
As there was no easy funding available in those days nor was there a lottery fund available, there was a significant amount of opposition to the idea of a new hall as the costs for a new hall were estimated to be in excess of £150k (actually £154k).

Many people believed this was just too expensive for a small village and many people believed that the existing wooden hall or the hall in the primary school would be good enough to serve the community. (tbc)

Carol Singing This Friday

This year’s Carol Singing around Haslingfield takes place this Friday 15th December. Anyone can join in at any point and leave again at any point and they will finish up at the Little Rose pub. They will meet at Wisbey’s Yard for 6:30pm and sing a few carols there. At 6:45pm – leave Wisbey’s Yard and walk straight to The Elms. Sing around The Elms. Then at 7:15pm(ish), they will move to the green in the middle of Chestnut Close. The about 7:30/7:45pm Head to the Little Rose. If they’re ahead of schedule they may also sing in Badcock Road. Read more

Hare and Hounds – Pop-Up Restaurant

The Hare and Hounds in Harlton are holding a pop up restaurant event on Saturday 16th December.  The 3 course menu by Provenance seasonal wood fired food will cost £25 and the first sitting will start at 6 pm followed by another sitting at 8 pm.  See Menu .
If you are interested, it is important to ring Andy at the Hare and Hounds on 01223 264698, to reserve a table.
Also find the opening times over the festive period.

Security Advice – Light Up Your Home

As the nights get darker, there is an increased risk of burglary when many homes will look obviously unoccupied. This can make your property more attractive to a potential burglar who would not like to be seen or discovered.

Use light timer switches, to make your home look occupied as it starts to get dark from about 3p.m. 3:30p.m. even just leaving some lights switched on will be beneficial. Think of rooms you would naturally be in such as a living room or kitchen. Leave a radio on a talk station, and make sure that all the windows, doors and side gates are secure.  There have been some recent burglaries where intruders have got in due to an insecurity. Read more by clicking on the Read More link. Read more