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Map of East West Rail Environmental Survey Locations

A local resident has kindly put together a Google map of the locations of East West Rail Environmental surveys known to us.  As I said in my previous post we have not yet been able to get this information from East West Rail or their contractor Ardent. The map is available on this link. Read more

East West Rail Environmental Surveys in Haslingfield

EWR aims to build a railway from Cambourne to Cambridge in the 2020s. Information on the status of this section of the route can be found on their website here. They have selected a search area for the route that includes all of Haslingfield and the area to the north. In terms of possible impact on village life, this is probably the biggest planning issue we have faced in decades. Read more

Curious Church Street Traffic Speed Survey

The traffic survey running on Church Street recently as can be seen from the rubber cables running across the road. Shortly after the survey started this blue car was parked next to the cables. The survey has now stopped and the car has gone as well. The presence of the car would have slowed down the traffic going past, since it effectively makes it a single carriageway Hence the results of the survey would not be valid. 


Our local micro brewery BrewBoard which can be found at Button End, Harston now open up their tap room to members of the public from 5-11pm every Friday.  At these events BrewBoard always host one of a selection of Cambridge’s finest food trucks enabling customers to relax at the end of the week with some great food and a pint or two of local craft beer!  They are also going to be opening up and showing all the England 6 Nations rugby games over the coming weekends.  Keep an eye on their website for details of all upcoming events.

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Trumpington Farm Company – Farm Tour, Tuesday, 21st June

Forgive this unsolicited message, however as users of the Cantelupe Cycling Access scheme I thought you might be interested to know that we are holding an evening tour of the farm next week exclusively for residents of Haslingfield.  This will give you an opportunity to hear about what we do here and ask those questions you’ve always wanted to know the answers to.  The tour will be led by Owner/Director Richard Pemberton and our Estate General Manager, David Knott and will start from Cantelupe Farm at 6.00pm.  You will be taken to various places of interest on the Estate in a trailer.  It is a great chance to hear and ask questions about our work here.

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Haslingfield Community Governance Review

South Cambridgeshire District Council is about to embark on a Community Governance Review for the parish of Haslingfield as you may well be aware, to address the population growth in respect of the new housing development of Trumpington Meadows. Read more

Shed Break-ins 27-28 May 2015

The police have reported the following break-ins. If you live in Haslingfield, I recommend that you check your shed to see if it is OK. (I did this tonight and mine in Knapp Rise had been broken into). If you were responsible for this let’s say you are not welcome here to say the least. Read more

Access to Trumpington Estate

I just wanted to give you all an update on the above – the work on the road is progressing well, however unfortunately it is not likely to be completed by next Monday, 13th April as we had hoped.  Therefore it is with regret that access through the Estate remains withdrawn until the following Monday, 20th April by which time we will have completed the works and the road will be safe to use once more.  Read more

Trumpington Farm Road Closure

This is to let you know that access through the Estate will be totally CLOSED to all traffic from next Monday, 30 March until Monday, 13 April. There will be no access whatsoever during this time. We have planned the work to coincide with Easter and the school holidays thereby hopefully causing minimum disruption. Read more

Waterboard’ Hoax Burglary Series – South Cambs 20/02/2015

Please be aware there have been a number of burglaries and attempted distraction burglaries that are believed to be linked.
A burglary was reported between 15:50 – 16:00hrs 18/02/2015 at Church Street, Haslingfield. A witness saw four males leaving the property they were described as tanned possible Eastern Mediterranean, one male was waiting in a vehicle nearby. He was described as unshaven, with dark hair, wearing a peaked cap. All the males wore fluorescent jackets. Read more

Innovation and Leadership – the convergence of Creativity and Science

In Sir Ken Robinson’s interview for the first of BBC Radio 4’s The Educators series, he lamented that schools are inadvertently crushing creativity with a narrow curriculum which favours a ‘particular type of intelligence’ and league tables which can be likened to the Eurovision Song Contest of education. Who better to talk about creativity? Sir Ken’s book ‘Out of Our Minds’ is an inspiring read about learning to be creative and his TED Talks receive more hits on YouTube than Bill Gates’ or Bono’s. Read more

Haslingfield Choir and Orchestra

All Saints Church,  Haslingfield, Saturday,  December 6th 2014, 7.30pm

 HANDEL, My Heart is Inditing
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, Fantasia on Christmas Carols
CHARPENTIER, Messe de Minuit pour Noel

Leader – Frances Poole, Conductor – Graham Walker
Tickets £10, £5 (students), children free, from Village Shop and at door, Enquiries: Kate Dickens 872088