Author Archive

Living safely with Covid

With restrictions coming to an end in England, residents in Cambridgeshire are being encouraged to make the most of the spring and summer while continuing good hygiene practices which will help protect themselves and others from serious illness.  After a tremendously difficult two years there will be relief for many that life can return to normal, but local health chiefs are reminding residents that there are people with underlying conditions who are at risk of severe illness from COVID.

There are also still concerns that the protection offered by the vaccine could wane and dangerous new variants could appear, while the chair of Cambridgeshire County Council’s Adults and Health Committee has also expressed concern about the reduction in testing and is calling for continued vigilance by local people.

For these reasons, local health chiefs have outlined a list of simple and easy to follow measures to help keep everyone as safe as possible from catching the virus and potentially becomingly seriously ill. Read more

M11 junction 9 to 10: bridge repairs

National Highways are continuing their work to replace the expansion joints, re-waterproof and resurface the M11 junction 9 overbridge. This work will ensure the bridge continues to remain in a safe and serviceable condition.  They plan to complete this work over 4 weekends from Friday 11 March, weather conditions permitting.

To carry out the work safely, there will be a 50mph speed restriction on the junction 9 overbridge. They will also need to close the M11 between junctions 9 (junction with A11) and 10 (junction with A505) in both directions and divert traffic as detailed below: Read more

Food vans in the village this week

At the Haslingfield Village Hall this week Thurs-Sat 5-8pm:  Thursday (24/2): Apple & Jalapeno and their tasty options including a crispy buttermilk burger special.  Walk ups or pre-order.  Friday (25/2): labiga_mobile are back with their sourdough pizza options.  Walkups or pre-order.  Saturday (26/2): Rotisseroll and their delicious rotisserie chicken or porchetta!  Pre-orders highly recommended.

Food vans in the village this week

Happy Valentine’s day!  It is also half term.  Some would be already in a sunny location somewhere.  Some are wishing they could be but alas covid restrictions are preventing that.  Fear not, the Haslingfield Village hall this week will be bringing you some sunshine….  Thursday (17/2): Sam’s Thai Food with their selection of sunny Thai dishes made to order.  Pre-order highly recommended. (Remember the delicious Massaman curry contains peanuts).  Friday (18/2): labiga_mobile with their full array of hand stretched pizza.  Saturday (19/2): The Cook’s Nest and their delightful Greek Gyros made to order.

Prospective Councillors

Are you considering becoming a Parish Councillor?  Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Association of Local Councils (CAPALC) are running 2 free Zoom sessions for any person living in the County.  The sessions explain what local councillors and councils do, how you can become a councillor, details of the role and what to expect.

The sessions are on Saturday, 5th March 9:30-12:00 and Wednesday, 16th March 18:30-21:00.

To book, go to

The information poster is available here.

Food vans in the village this week

Super sunny skies greet us this week. Along with that comes some of your favourite food vans!  At the Haslingfield Village Hall this week (5-8pm):  Thursday (10/2): Steak & Honour. Have you tried their plant based burger yet?  Friday (11/2): labiga_mobile. Which is your favourite pizza topping?  Saturday(12/2): Pull Me Cheri returns for the first time in 2022.  In addition to their popular regular menu, there is a super plant based loaded fries special: falafel, red pepper humous on chips and coleslaw. Can you make this a popular regular menu item?

Food vans in the village this week

February is with us this week, along with the gradual return of more day light.  At the Haslingfield Village Hall this week to bring you more sunshine…Thursday (3/2): Kerief Catering and their super pumped Caribbean flavour fusions.  Friday (4/2): labiga_mobile array of pizzas.  Saturday (5/2): PIG-CASSO’S and their range of tasty burger innovations.  All three vans have flavour packed meat free options.

Anthony Browne MP East West Rail letter

Mr Anthony Browne MP wrote to Rt Hon Wendy Morton MP, the recently appointed Rail Minister, Department of Transport, on the 24th January 2022 regarding East West Rail.  The letter has been posted on his Facebook page and a copy of it can be found here.

Dog walks in Haslingfield

We are very fortunate in having many lovely spaces for dogs (and their owners!) to walk and run in Haslingfield.  Along River Lane, there are fields leading to Hauxton and Harston, and a winding path along the River Rhee.  A walk along School Lane and up the Clunch pits affords beautiful views.  A walk all the way to Harlton will take you to the dog friendly pub the Hare and Hounds.  Dogs are also welcome in the main part of the Wellhouse meadow, behind the church.  There are bins to dispose of dog waste near each of these places (please see map).

The only three places in which dogs are not allowed in the village are:

  1.  The picnic area of the Wellhouse meadow (which is gated off, with a sign, and which is intended for picnics, play and yoga/other quiet activities),
  2.  The recreation ground, which was bequeathed by Henry Badcock for the children of Haslingfield to play upon and
  3.  The skatepark.