Please see the update below from William Harrold of Cambridge Approaches regarding East West Rail Co.
According to letters from the Department of Transport to the local conservative MPs Anthony Browne and Richard Fuller in Bedfordshire, the new Rail Minister is reviewing the business case for the EWR between Bletchley and Cambridge. They expect to report on their findings in June. These MPs are setting the expectation that the railway will be cancelled; this is based on information that they have not disclosed, but Anthony Browne has also met Grant Shapps. Their interaction with the rail minister has been facilitated by the activities of Cambridge Approaches and BFARe (which is an acronym for Bedford for a Re Consultation).
Meanwhile the rail minister and EWR Co. are indicating that the project is full steam ahead. EWR Co. are arranging a series of public meetings starting in Bedford and working towards Cambridge. They do not expect new information to be released at these meetings. A recent strategy report issued by Network Rail in March assessed how well the railway performs against the road network at peak times. Read more
National Highways are continue 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 1 weekend from Friday 27 May, weather conditions permitting.
To carry out the work safely, there will be a 50mph speed restriction on the junction 9 overbridge and close the M11 between junctions 9 and 10 in both directions. Traffic will be diverted as follows:
- M11 junction 10 to 9 southbound, full closure Friday 27 May, 9pm to Monday 30 May, 5am
It is not long until the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, and we hope you are all looking forward to it. A brochure of events has been delivered to all households in the village, but if you have not received one, please contact Lise Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain one.
Please note that dogs (other than guide dogs) and BBQs are not allowed on the recreation ground at any time, including the Jubilee weekend.
We have a great food van schedule for the week ahead at the Haslingfield Village Hall (5-8pm): Thursday (26/5): Hitwrap
comes to Haslingfield for the first time with their tasty, healthy Hong Kong street food made to order menu! A teaser of their menu can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/HKhitwrap-101224038915693
Friday (27/5): labiga_mobile
pizza! Saturday (28/5): Pull Me Cheri
returns to us with their delightful generously filled pulled-protein menu!
Greetings food lovers. Tasty food van options this week at the Haslingfield Village Hall (5-8pm): Thursday (19/5): Sam’s Thai Food
Thai food made to order. Friday (20/5): labiga_mobile
pizza. Saturday (21/5): The Cook’s Nest
To all you budding bakers in the village, there will be a cake baking competition for all to compete. If you want to submit a cake then complete the Cake entry form and drop off the cake at the village hall on the 5th June. Empty plates can be collected after 5pm. Happy baking….
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WOW. What lovely sunny skies greet us today and this week. To go with the sunshine and keep you smiling, we have great food vans scheduled this coming week at the Haslingfield village hall: Thursday (12/5): Steak & Honour
burgers. Friday (13/5): labiga_mobile
pizza. Saturday (14/5): Pimp My Fish UK
fish & chips. All 3 are fine purveyors of super tasty food, all with meat-free options available. Steak & Honour is pre-orders only. La Biga and Pimp My Fish are pre-orders and walk ups.
It is with great sadness that we announce that Maureen Mabey passed away peacefully with her family at Addenbrook’s Hospital on 31st March at the age of 93.
Maureen lived in Haslingfield for 50 years and was deeply involved in the community and supporting All Saints’ Church. Maureen was a professional artist and produced many drawings of Haslingfield, including the famous ‘Haslingfield Map’ and the design for the Village Sign. The family gives its heartfelt thanks to all the people who have helped and supported Maureen over the years so she could keep living independently at home, which was her greatest wish.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday 10th May at 2:30pm at All Saints’ Church, Haslingfield.
It was Maureen’s wish that any memorial tributes be made in the form of charitable donations (no flowers please) to any of the causes she supported;
– Sight Savers
– Smile Train
– Water Aid
– Farm Africa
Food van schedule this week at the Haslingfield Village hall (5-8pm): Thursday (5/5): Papas Locas
(from the makers of The Cook’s Nest
) comes to Haslingfield for the first time with their array of loaded fries dishes! Build your own by choosing base, topping, sauce. The choice is yours! Take a look by clicking on the link and try them out. Sample menu
. Friday (6/5): labiga_mobile
pizza and their incredible array of savoury and sweet pizza. Saturday (7/5): PIG-CASSO’S
the kings of the flattop grill return!
Food van schedule this week as we draw closer to the bank holiday weekend… look carefully as there’s some special treats for us! Thursday (28/4): Al Chile Mexican Street Kitchen
comes to Haslingfield for the first time with their super array of Mexican street food made to order. Build your order is the name of this game so make sure you read the menu carefully! Friday (29/4): labiga_mobile
our wonderful pizza friends. Saturday (30/4): Vonnie’s Balkan Express
return to us with their unique Balkan array of flavours. Enjoy these special treats this weekend!
Tickets are now on sale for Haslingfield Little Theatre’s next production: Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn on 19, 20 & 21 May at Haslingfield Village Hall – curtain up 7.30 pm. Please click here to buy your tickets at: £12 each/£10 concessions (under 18’s and 65+), no concessions on Saturday.
This hilarious comedy follows the stories of four couples whose relationships range from tenuous to on-the rocks – the action taking place over the course of one Saturday night. Read more
Are we in for a treat this June with the Queen’s Platinum jubilee. A smorgasbord of events has been organised to keep everyone occupied and entertained during the long weekend. Details of all the events are here or scan the QR code on the posters around the village. Hope to see you all.
National Highways plan to carry out essential maintenance work to the filter drains on the M11 in both directions between junctions 10 and 13. Once complete, the road will be able to better disperse surface water.
They plan to complete this work over 5 weeks between Friday 22 April and Monday 30 May, working between 9pm and 6am, on both weeknights and weekends, weather conditions permitting. No work will be carried out on Monday 2 May (May Day Bank Holiday). To carry out this work safely, they will need to close the M11 between junction 10 and 13 at various times and divert traffic, as detailed in the table below: Read more
Cambridgeshire County Council will be closing New Road, Haslingfield as lies between numbers 92 and 105 between 3 and 5 May 2022. Access will be maintained to properties affected by this order. The alternative route for vehicles is via Church Street – High Street – Fountain Lane and vice versa. The Order is made to facilitate new water supply works which are being carried out on or near this highway.
22-432 New Road Haslingfield