Cambridge Approaches – East West Rail Co. update

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

M11 junction 9 to 10 bridge repairs

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

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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee – 2-5 June 2022

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 ( 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.

Food vans in the village this week

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:  Friday (27/5): labiga_mobile pizza!  Saturday (28/5): Pull Me Cheri returns to us with their delightful generously filled pulled-protein menu!

Platinum Jubilee – Cake Baking competition

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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Food vans in the village this week

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.

Death Notice Maureen Mabey

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 vans in the village this week

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 vans in the village this week

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 ON SALE TODAY: Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn at Haslingfield Village Hall

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

M11 night closures 22 April to 30 May 2022

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

Road Closure New Road, Haslingfield 3-5 May 2022

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