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!

LAST CHANCE to buy your tickets for Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn

Here are some production photos to give you a flavour of what’s in store when you come and see Haslingfield Little Theatre perform the hilarious comedy, Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn at Haslingfield Village Hall, 7.30 pm this Thursday, Friday and Saturday (19-21 May)

If you haven’t bought your tickets yet there are still some available here. To see photos, please click Read more

ON NEXT WEEK: Ayckbourn in Haslingfield

Next Thursday, Friday and Saturday (19-21 May) Haslingfield Little Theatre will be performing the hilarious comedy, Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn at 7.30 pm at Haslingfield Village Hall.

Cast and crew are looking forward to welcoming everyone to the Village Hall. And, if you’ve not bought your tickets yet, it’s not too late – there are still some available at So why not treat yourself to a great night of comedy theatre right on your doorstep!! 🙂

Haslingfield Little Theatre has been entertaining local audiences with high-quality, award-winning amateur productions for the past 33 years. Read more

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.

Countdown to First Night: Ayckbourn Comedy at the Village Hall

In just two weeks’ time, Haslingfield Little Theatre will be performing Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn for the first of three performances on 19, 20 and 21 May at 7.30 pm at Haslingfield Village Hall. If you intend to come and see this hilarious comedy, but have not yet bought your tickets, there are still some available at: (£12 each/£10 concessions, Thursday, Friday only).