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SHARE YOUR VIEWS – EWR CONSULTATION Thursday 15th April from 19:00

This is a public webinar run by the East West Rail allowing the public to share their views on the section from Harlton to Hauxton.
It is one of a series of webinars held by EWR Co. during its current consultation, but it is one of the most relevant to Haslingfield. To join the event follow these steps:
Using a computer (may not work on phone) go to this page:
Scroll all the way down to the heading “Geographically based public events” and click on it to reveal a dropdown list of events. The “Joining instructions” for each event includes the link to the Microsoft Teams meeting. Ours is toward the bottom – Harlton to Hauxton. Clicking on the link should take you directly into the meeting (Microsoft Teams App not required).  Please click Read More below to find out more:

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What does a Sustainable Food System Look Like (and how can we help create one locally)?

On line talk With Duncan Catchpole
When: 22 April 2021, 8 pm
How to register: Email for the ZOOM link,
The food system is one of the drivers of climate change and wildlife decline worldwide. It also contributes to food insecurity and inequality – as we’ve seen during the pandemic lockdown.
We can do better – and Cambridge Sustainable Food is helping communities figure out how to localise their food system and reduce waste. So we’ve invited Duncan Catchpole, Founder and owner of Haslingfield based organic food supplier COFCO and board member of Cambridge Sustainable Food to have a conversation with us about how we can all work together to develop and support a vibrant local food system. Read more

Donations Needed: Haslingfield & Harlton Food Hub

Haslingfield & Harlton Food Hub is still in need of donations as these hard times continue.  We are continuing to support families from our communities working alongside the Harston Food Hub. 

Our cupboard is looking quite bare so this week we are looking for most things. We are, however looking fully stocked on tea and long life milk. Below are listed some suggestions: Read more

Head Teacher Recruitment – Haslingfield School

Haslingfield Endowed Primary School is seeking to appoint a Headteacher from September 2021 onwards, who will build on the strong foundations of trust and friendship in the school to deliver excellence through inspiring and ambitious leadership.
Please send completed applications marked for the attention of Paula Durrant (Chair of Governors) by email to
For further information please contact Paula Durrant, Chair of Governors at or see
Full details can be found here.

Missing Cat – Fudge

Please check your sheds , garages etc . He went missing yesterday morning, usually he returns by the afternoon … but alas no show…. which is unusual for him. Many thanks.


Local Aviation History

Here are two historical accounts relating to Aviation in Haslingfield – submitted by Nigel Perry:

Mustang P-51D crash Sunday 6 August 1944
The P-51D Mustang was from the 339th Fighter Group Fowlmere. It had taken off from Fowlmere at 08.35 hrs on a mission and spun in out of a cloudbase of 700 feet, crashed through hedges bordering Cantelupe Road, roughly 100 yards beyond the footpath at Lesanna Farm at 08.50 hrs. The aircraft exploded in a field right of the road. Wreckage was strewn 400 yards with bullets exploding. 

The pilot 2/Lt Arthur Tongue was thrown out and sadly killed. He is buried in the American War Cemetery at Madingley Plot E Row 4 Grave #73. Read more

Lockdown Quiz 2.0 – 8pm Saturday 28th November 2020

Quiz masters Hannah and James Roberts are returning for another virtual quiz night on You Tube Live at 8pm. This event is aimed at adults and the theme is the 80s and 90s. Join as an individual, couple or a team (maximum of 6). Arrange your own team communications on an app such as Zoom or WhatsApp. 

There is no fixed price for joining in but we are asking for a donation of whatever you can spare. Our aim is to raise £1000 for the PTFA and Haslingfield Little Owls. First prize is half a dozen bottles of wine (Thank you Offord and Camp!) and a cash donation given to the charity of your choice. Read more

Haslingfield Parish Council Notice: Tree Felling – Next Week

Several trees will be felled next week, between Tuesday 29th September and Thursday 1st October for a variety of reasons; some are dead, some are at risk of losing limbs and some are at risk of falling onto villagers’ property.

A notice has been posted on most of the trees (the ones we could get to) and a note put through the doors of the nearby houses. The trees in question are located in: Read more


The PTFA is running a treasure hunt to coincide with Haslingfield Scarecrow Festival. It can be completed at any time over the three days- just download and print the documents on the links below for instructions and answer sheets. There are 2 treasure hunts:

The JUNIOR treasure hunt follows a circular route around the village (approx 1.25 miles) and is aimed at children aged approx 3 to 6 years. Instructions and answer sheets here.

The ADVANCED treasure hunt is aimed at children aged approx. 7 to 11 years, although younger and older may still wish to join in. This will also involve a walk of around 1.25 miles in total. Instructions and answer sheets here.

Although we are not charging an entry fee for the treasure hunt, the PTFA does rely upon people’s generosity to raise funds to benefit our village school. If you are able to make a contribution, it would be greatly appreciated. There is a fundraising page set up for the treasure hunt on our Golden Giving site. Please go to

Thank you, and have a great time.