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Allotment Meeting

Vegetable GardenThe Haslingfield Allotment Gardeners Association (HAGA) is having their quarterly meeting on Monday 26th September 2016 in the Little Rose at 19:30. They have some vacant plots so if you have “green fingers” and want to grow your own produce or just want to know more then please come along.
Ron van der Hoorn – Treasurer

Haslingfield Village Hall

Village HallDid you know that the Haslingfield Village Hall has its own calendar and you can check all the bookings for the month ahead?

Easy, just click on the link or look for Haslingfield…Haslingfield Village Hall.

A Community Governance Review for the Parish of Haslingfield



The South Cambridgeshire District Council is undertaking a community governance review of the parish of Haslingfield because the new housing development at Trumpington Meadows will alter the geographical spread of housing across the parish. The resulting spatial separation between the two population centres will no longer correspond to a parish boundary that reflects a natural settlement pattern. Furthermore, the two populations may not share a common identity or interests. So Have your say in the Haslingfield Parish community governance review.

Haslingfield Art and Craft Workshop

From September, Haslingfield children’s art workshop is changing. I have been running the regular art workshop on a Thursday after school for eight years and now feel it is time for a change. In that time many children have made some wonderful crafts and I have really enjoyed being part of their creativity. Please have a look at the Haslingfield Art and Craft website to view their work. I will still be organising workshops in the school holidays throughout the year so I will not be finishing completely. Meanwhile Christine Le Grand will be taking over the Thursday after school art club which will now be based in Haslingfield Primary school for key stage 2. You can contact Christine via or Haslingfield Primary School for more information. Prue van der Hoorn

Do YOU Want to be a Parish Councillor?

YouDo YOU want to make a real difference and get involved in the important issues in the village such as environment, playground and skatepark, speeding on Barton road, parking near the school, buildings and planning regulation then become a Haslingfield Parish Councillor.
The Haslingfield Parish Council meets on the second Monday of each month in the Village Hall. If you are interested in becoming involved with running the parish and contributing to decision making which affects your village please contact the Parish Clerk, Frances Laville on 01223 264360 or email: or attend one of the monthly meetings and get a feeling as to what is involved.
With little time spent you can make a real difference and make your village a better place to live and work!

A public consultation on proposed Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution

SCDCA public consultation has been launched to gather views on a proposed Cambridgeshire and Peterborough devolution deal. The formal consultation follows all the Councils in the area agreeing to sign up to launching a consultation. The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough deal follows initial proposals by Government for a deal covering the whole of East Anglia.
Details of the consultation can be found here or

Flying Legends

Ahead of the Flying Legends Air Show on Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July, IWM Duxford has released some important safety information that it wishes to share with local residents:

• IWM Duxford takes great care to ensure that its air shows are as safe as possible for everyone involved.
• It is not safe to occupy the fields immediately south of the runway during the air show. If you do so you are putting yourself and the display pilots in harm’s way.
• In support of this, Grange Road will be closed on 9 and 10 July 2016.
• In the event of an incident it is imperative that the emergency services have clear, unhindered access to the tracks across this land.
• There is no public access to these fields at any time.
• Tickets must be bought in advance, no on the day sales are available.

IWMEsther Blaine – Public Relations Manager – IWM Duxford – Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR

Speedwatch Volunteers Needed

TrafficThe Cambridgeshire County Police have revamped the Community Speedwatch Scheme. Teams of Speedwatch Volunteers are now operating in most of the surrounding villages. Why not here in Haslingfield? The Police will provide training for the team and we can share equipment with neighbouring Parishes. More details here…

Parish Council Members

Only six nominations were submitted for Parish Councillors in Haslingfield for the elections scheduled for 5th May 2016. Thus all those nominated were declared elected unopposed and will assume their duties from 9th May 2016.

The Parish Council is looking to invite expressions of interest from residents who might wish to be considered to serve in the vacancies on the Parish Council. Selection will be by an initial screening and then by interview by the council of screened volunteers before deciding on any co-option and the council reserves the right not to co-opt any or all applicants. If you are interested then please contact the Parish Clerk, Frances Laville on 01223 264360, send her an email: or drop her a line: 32 High Street, Great Eversden, Cambs CB23 1HW.