In the Steps of the Bishop

Sponsored walk, 23 September

2017 will be the 9th year in succession when a sponsored walk has been held from the Chapel of Gonville & Caius College in Cambridge to Haslingfield Church to commemorate the walks undertaken by Bishop Charles Mackenzie on Sundays to help with services in Haslingfield.   He later went as a missionary bishop to what is now Malawi and his memorial window may be seen at the east end of the south aisle in the church. Read more

Haslingfield Allotment and Gardeners Association

The Haslingfield Allotment and Gardeners Association (HAGA) is looking for anyone who would like to donate a petrol mower to keep their site on Harston Road tidy. Either free, nominal sum (up to £25) or donation to a charity. Any condition considered but must be serviceable and will be happy to collect. Contact Ron van der Hoorn (07988-287020 or

Pub Quiz This Saturday 29th July

Little Rose Opening Hours

Little Rose Opening Hours

This Saturday 29th July sees the next Little Rose Pub Quiz. Teams of any number, up to a maximum of six, can take part. Cost of entry is only £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. We can also make up teams from whoever turns up on the night. It’s great fun with a good number of all local teams taking part. There’s 6 rounds covering many topics including a topical quiz round as well as a picture round. The quiz finishes around 10pm with a break halfway through. The quiz usually takes place on the last Friday of every month but has been switched to the last Saturday just for this month.

Storm Mash Up

Here’s a mash up of the still images of the storm on the night of Wednesday 19th July 2017 taken by village resident Doug Thompson, from the Rec. Doug put this together himself…

FREE Disco This Saturday 22nd July

New Pub Patio

New Pub Patio

There will be a FREE Disco this Saturday 22nd July in the Little Rose Pub. The music starts at 8pm and the all the music played will be hits from the last 50 years. End the week by letting your hair down!

The Little Rose is the last pub in the village. It has a comfortable lounge bar/dining room, a separate public bar, and a large garden with children’s play area and a petanque piste with floodlights. Families with children of any age are warmly welcome. It serves food including special children’s meals and there’s a wide range to activities based at the pub. There is now a Little Rose Support Group which has registered the pub as an Asset of Community Value. This gives the pub a small measure of protection.

Haslingfield Art and Craft Workshop

For ages 6 – 11 years. Come to an art and crafty day on Thursday 31st August at Haslingfield Village Hall.
   * Morning session       9:30am ~ 12:30pm 
   * Afternoon session    1:30pm ~ 4:30pm
Cost for each session £25 or all day from 9:30 to 16:30 for £60.

We will make and create a wide range of crafts and include some painting. Please look at the website for past activities: Email for more information and booking: or tel: 01223 872362 before August 17th.

Hare and Hounds Pub

As reported a few weeks ago by the helpthehareandhounds committee, we have raised sufficient funds to buy the pub.  We expect exchange of contracts to take place either in July or August, completion in August or September and we hope to open the pub sometime in September or October.  We have interviewed a number of potential tenants and we now have preferred candidates. We cannot sign a tenancy agreement until the property transaction is complete. 

The Steering Group is very optimistic and positive on all fronts. Matters are taking a little longer than we had originally hoped, but we see this as a short pause in the long history and prosperous future of our Harlton village pub.

A14 Mobile Visitor Centre

The A14 mobile visitor centre coming to Harston on Wednesday 12 July, between 6 and 8pm. This is an opportunity to see what progress has been made. There will be staff on hand to answer your questions about traffic management, scheme progress and explain timescales etc. for the work. It will be in the car park at the recreation ground, the Limes, Harston CB22 7QT


History of Haslingfield Village Hall (Part I)

These are a series of articles which give more insight into the history of the Haslingfield Village Hall aka Pavilion and the recreating ground around it.

Before we start with the village hall we need to have a look at the recreation ground on which the hall was built. This ground was given as a legacy by Mr. Henry Badcock, who died on October 10th, 1921. He was a local Victorian figure, a reserved, kind man who farmed land at the bottom of Barrington Hill. He left some of his money in the hands of trustees with verbal instructions that the money was to be used for the specific purpose to buy a small piece of land which was to be used as a recreation ground for all the villagers to use.

The field that was purchased was running along river lane and was separated from another field by a long hedge running along its edge. This field was owned by the Chivers family, who gave it to the village on the condition that the two fields were made into one and used as a recreation ground in perpetuity. This is more or less the size and location of the current recreation ground.


Cream Tea at the Dovecote

On Sunday 3 September between 2.00 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. you will be able to enjoy a traditional cream tea with freshly-baked scones, jam and cream, in the informal woodland garden of The Dovecote 29 High Street, Haslingfield. All proceeds to Parkinson’s UK.

Please put the date in your diary/calendar!