We have just launched our new Travel & Transport information page at: haslingfieldvillage.co.uk/travel
Our next concert will be on Saturday 23rd March 2013 in All Saints’ Church, Haslingfield at 7.30pm (time t.b.c.) Read more
Haslingfield Needs YOU!
We feel that local residents should have more of a stake in their own roads, paths and verges, and can respond quickly when needed – in wintry weather, for example, when the main road gritting services may be at full stretch.
Cambridgeshire County Council is providing free training, equipment and insurance for parishes to run volunteer schemes to grit footpaths and cycleways not covered by the County Council’s gritters. Read more
Have you registered for the Connecting Cambridgeshire Campaign? You can help to bring better connectivity to our area and it only takes a minute to sign up with your postcode and telephone number.
Your support will help to bring fast, reliable broadband access to Cambridgeshire and will make a big difference.
In response to the Forestry Commission announcement that Chalara ash dieback has been found in the woods and hedgerows of East Anglia, the Parish Council would encourage residents to keep a watchful eye out for the disease, which causes leaf loss and crown dieback in affected trees, and can lead to tree death. The disease is most likely to be found in newly planted young trees.
The Forestry Commission has a helpful webpage which shows confirmed infections just on the village doorstep and gives a description and advice (video and pictures) on how to look for the symptoms. The Woodland Trust also has practical advice on what you can do including vigilant inspections for browning of leaves, especially for young trees planted within the last five years considered to be most at risk.
Please report any sightings or suspected cases of the disease immediately to:
08458 33 55 77 (open 8am – 6pm every day)
Email Forestry Commission – firstname.lastname@example.org
A celebration by the Haslingfield/Barton Scout Group and Haslingfield Playschool will be held in the Well House Meadow, Haslingfield on Saturday 3 November. Gates open at 6.00 p.m. (firework display at 6.30. p.m.) Read more
Mississippi Paddle Boat Cruise, Hoveton Hall Gardens and a cream tea are part of the delights of a trip to the Norfolk Broads being organised by the Haslingfield Village Society on Saturday 26th June. We will travel by coach to Horning in Norfolk to join a cruise (with commentary and bar) on the river Bure and out to Ranworth Broad and back. This will be followed by a guided tour of Hoveton Hall Gardens and cream tea in the Old Milking Parlour Tearooms…
Members and non-members are welcome to attend. During Coffee the elected committee will be glad to listen to your ideas about the society. After the short business meeting, a long standing member of our society, Michael Snelling, will speak on “his second career”, The restoration of furniture.
On 27th, 28th, 29th May, Haslingfield Little Theatre will be performing The Happiest Days of your Life at 7.45 p.m. in the Village Hall. This period farce takes place in a boys’ boarding school just after WWII, when a girls’ school is accidentally billeted with the boys – with hilarious and chaotic consequences. The original play was later turned into a very successful film starring Margaret Rutherford, Alistair Sim and Joyce Grenfell.
Tickets are available from the Village Shop at £7 per person
(£5 concessions are available Thursday and Friday only)
Our last production, The Babes in the Wood has just won Best Pantomime of 2009 by the National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) East District 04S. Thanks to everyone who came to see the production – we hope you enjoyed it. www.haslingfieldlittletheatre.co.uk
The editorial team for the new Haslingfield website haslingfieldvillage.co.uk have announced a target date of June 2010 to launch the site.
I have been reading book by John Morris called the “Age of Arthur” (1973) which constructs a highly readable account of the history of the British Isles from 350-650AD. To my surprise I saw that Haslingfield is mentioned several times in the book and for interesting reasons. Reading on Wikipedia I see that the book has been strongly criticised probably because of the debatable narrative that it has strung together from the few reliable facts available.
I remember being told several times in the village that Haslingfield is a Saxon name for the field of the Haslingers or the people who follow Hasle. But who were these people and why were they here?
Welcome to our HaslingfieldVillage blog.
Just before Christmas, we formed a small team of volunteers with web, project and design experience to create a Village Web Site for Haslingfield. We want to create a web site that is open to all to contribute and acts as a focal point on the web for the village. A basic web site should be ready by the end of February but it will continue to evolve as more people get involved and contribute.
We want the web site to be the place for up to date village information (diary, calendar, opinions, news) and have the ability to promote events and activities within the village to foster participation and community. You will also be able to raise issues and concerns (e.g. speeding, gritting) and we hope to provide the smaller clubs and societies with some web space.
However establishing and running a village web site is no small feat; especially if we want it be of value to the community. Many local villages are established on the web; Harlton, Melbourn, Newton and Hauxton provide parish news, support the churches, local clubs and amenities as well as document the history and activities in the local area. Haslingfield has a few websites already such as the choir, primary school, scarecrow festival and Little Theatre but with more people using the web, we wanted a site that draws all of this together. Our aim is to provide a core site and then take advantage of free services for photos, links, sites and even wiki entries! Church & Village will continue to be the main channel of communication and means of advertising and promoting events and activites in Haslingfield and Harlton. In this way, everyone in the village will be included, either online or in print.
If you have ideas or comments or would like to contribute then please let us know; the more people get involved, the more useful the site will be to everyone in the village. Look forward to hearing from you.