Pub Quiz is Back this Friday!

The Pub Quiz at the Little Rose is back! It will take place this Friday 25th September with a prompt 7.45pm start as the pub closes at 10pm. Teams of any number, up to a maximum of four, can take part. Cost of entry is only £2 per per person with all the entry fees given out as cash prizes. First Question asked at 7.45pm. Just turn up on the night or book in advance. We can also make up teams from whoever turns up on the night. It’s great fun with a good number of all local teams taking part. There’s 6 rounds covering many topics including a topical quiz round as well as a picture round. The quiz finishes around 9.45pm with a break halfway through. It’ll fully comply with current government social distancing and Covid-19 secure requirements.

Cambridge Approaches East West Rail Option E Webinars

The Cambridge Approaches working group published a map of alternative route alignments in EWR’s option E search area. These have been presented to about twelve local parish councils (Toft, Comberton, Barton, The Eversdens, Harlton, Haslingfield, Harston, Hauxton, Little Shelford, South Trumpington, Great Shelford) and some district and county councillors. The presentation and discussion has been at an on-going series of meetings, with the aim to reach some consensus about their relative merits and for subsequent presentation to other stakeholders including East West Rail. Note these are not the EWR route alignments, we expect those to appear in January 2021. Read more

Sour dough pizzas in Haslingfield

La Biga Mobile pizza will be firing up on Friday evenings in the Haslingfield Village Hall carpark from 16:30 until 20:30. Order your Pizza on their website or by phone. See https://labiga.co.uk/ for more details.

Hand-stretched Neapolitan sourdough base with delicious Italian toppings cooked in a wood-fired oven. Gluten free, Vegan, Vegetarian and  dairy Free Pizzas with 5  star Food Hygiene Rating.

Important roadworks information from Highways England

M11 Junctions 9 to 10: maintenance works

Essential maintenance works between the above locations, in both directions. Over one week from Thursday 1 October to Friday 9 October, working between the hours of 8pm to 6am, subject to weather conditions.

Diversion routes
These works will be carried out in two phases as set out below:

Phase 1 – Junction 9 to 10 northbound – 1 October to 6 October 2020
Traffic will be diverted off at the M11 junction 9 to 9a Stump Cross Interchange (A11) to then follow A1301, left A505 and return to the M11 at junction 10.

Phase 2 – Junction 10 to 9 southbound – 6 October to 9 October 2020
Traffic will be diverted off the M11 at J10 to then follow the A505, south to A1301, J9A Stump Cross Interchange (A11) to return to the M11 southbound at junction 9.

Haslingfield Village Hall – reopened

 

 

The village hall is now open again after the extension to the hall has been completed. This means the kitchen has been enlarged and now benefits from a dishwasher, 6 ring cooker with extraction hood, large fridge and a lot more storage.

 

 

We have also added a new meeting room upstairs with tea and coffee making facilities. This will seat 20 people with ease and allow meeting and presentations to be made by clubs and companies alike at very competitive rates. Hall user have always complained about the lack of storage facilities for equipment left between sessions so we also added a new storage room with shelving.

More details on hire rates and the hall are here: https://haslingfieldvillage.co.uk/village-hall/

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Haslingfield Food Hub

Harston Food Hub have kindly said they can share the scheme they have worked hard to put in place with us, as we are evolving the Haslingfield food cupboard. The cupboard scheme can no longer keep up with the increased demand.
 
This opportunity will also allow us to also provide fresh food to those in need as well as opening fresh food up to anyone regardless of need to reduce excess food waste that is an alarming issue. This may be from supermarkets with an overstock or anyone who’s garden/ tress etc are producing more than needed.

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Cambridge Approaches Action Group (C&V Article)

AC7XAK Freightliner freight train, pulling out of the North rail freight terminal, Port of Felixstowe, Suffolk, UK.

Background

After the public consultation last year, East West Rail (EWR) decided in January this year to focus their attention on route ‘option E’ for the section of their new railway between Bedford and Cambridge. It is classed as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project and will form the busy central-section of the final East West Railway between East Anglia’s ports and the Midlands, serving fast growing towns along its route. Why the multi-modal corridor to the north proposed by CamBedRailRoad was not selected remains a mystery. ‘Option E’ is not a rail alignment but a corridor, several miles wide in places, through which the line will run. It includes Haslingfield and the outskirts of Harlton but also extends to Comberton and Barton in the north and Newton and The Shelfords in the east. EWR are currently carrying out further design and survey work to determine different line options which are planned to be used in a public consultation in 2021 before their selection of a preferred alignment. Construction is expected to start in 2025. Read more

Cambridge Community Arts (CCA),

Being creative is good for you, it will improve your mental wellbeing and your confidence. Cambridge Community Arts have year-long accredited creative courses in Visual, Digital & Performing Arts starting in September 2020. CCA’s classes offer a non-judgemental, stimulating, and friendly environment.
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NHS Test and Trace – beware of scams

Based on local information, (not verified by myself) it would appear that an elderly person has received a telephone call purporting to represent NHS test and trace service.
The suspect told the person answering the phone, that they had been in contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19 and that they now needed to be tested within 72 hours.
The caller then said there was a charge of £50 for the test and took bank card details over the phone. (The long card number, expiry date, name on the card and CVC code giving the criminal all the detail they need to fraudulently use the card).  Any test under the NHS Test and Trace service is free. Read more