The Naked Scientists are a team of scientists, doctors and communicators whose passion is to help the general public to understand and engage with the worlds of science, technology and medicine. Chris Smith, a medical consultant specialising in clinical microbiology and virology at Cambridge University and its teaching hospital, Addenbrooke’s, laid the foundations for the Naked Scientists radio show, podcast and website back in 1999. He currently co-presents the Naked Scientists and has published 4 popular science books internationally. He lives just outside Cambridge with his wife, Sarah, who is a local GP. Tuesday, 17th October. The Village Hall. 8 PM. All welcome. Members and youngsters 16 and under free. Visitors £2.50.
Don’t forget that for your vote to be valid you must complete and return your form to any Parish Councillor or the Clerk by midnight on Tuesday 31st October 2017.
We would encourage every villager on the electoral register to vote, to ensure that the answer we get from the ballot is truly representative of the views of the village. Irrespective of the number of ballot papers received, the answer that receives the most votes will determine whether or not Phase 3 is to be implemented
Remember, in a close contest your vote matters, and if you don’t vote you may end up with something you don’t want. – Jenny Jullien (Chair – HPC)
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The Haslingfield Parish Council likes to welcome Ian Johnson and Darren Crowe as new parish councillors. No doubt their input and contributions will be greatly appreciated by all villagers. We also regret that Julie Coxall has resigned from the council for family reasons. Details of all the councillors can be found here.
If you believe you have the time and skills to help the council, you can volunteer to become a councillor. More details are available from Jenny Jullien (Chair) or Frances Laville (Parish Clerk).
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. PCSO 7156 Samuel Kennedy, South Cambs Division
The annual Church Fete was held this year on Saturday 16th of September and was a great success in spite of the showers and at times, stormy weather. The heavens really did open during the afternoon; gazebos flapped furiously in the wind and the jousting platform became even more perilous with the added challenge of the rain-soaked beam and sodden dueling batons (actually sacks filled with something squidgy).
The next Film Club meeting will be held on Friday 13th October 2017 at 7.30pm.We shall meet in Haslingfield Methodist Church Rooms. Admission is free. Running time 107 min. Certificate: 12+. We break for tea, coffee and biscuits, half way through. ‘Hard of hearing’ subtitles will be used. Read more
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We are delighted to welcome back the Blues Skies Big Band to Haslingfield Village Hall this Saturday 7 October – 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm start. Tickets at £10 each on sale at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/haslingfieldlittletheatre at Haslingfield Village Shop & Country Kitchen and from Caroline on: 01223 870049. For further information Read more
Do you know that you can see all the village hall bookings for the month ahead on this website?
It is here: village hall bookings
Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire will be hosting a Literary Lunch on Tuesday, 17th October. Local entertainer and Home-Start’s ‘Poet in Residence’ Jude Simpson will be hosting a chat with Ophelia Redpath, Haslingfield artist and author of ‘The Lemur’s Tale’.
The event will be held at The Old Bull Inn, Royston. Tickets are £15 to include a buffet lunch. Please arrive for 12.15pm for lunch and then sit back, relax and enjoy the chat from 1pm – 2.15pm – with time for questions.
(cont…) The opening day for the new recreation ground was arranged for April 13th, 1925. To commemorate the event, a monument to the patron, Mr. Badcock, was unveiled which can still be seen to the right of the entrance of the village hall.
A wooden pavilion was soon purchased and erected with money from the Badcock Trust. In due course a kitchen and billiard room were added, and many social functions were held to raise money for its upkeep.
After World War II the recreation ground was levelled, a cricket pitch laid, two tennis courts built and a children’s playground with swings et cetera were provided, mainly by volunteer labourers and contributions from the villagers. A series of gymkhanas and other events were held to finance this.
The building remained in use until 1974. (tbc)
Winter weather can be seriously bad for our health so here is some information on how to stay well.