Food vans in the village this week

Happy Monday folks, albeit another day of grey dull skies.  We’re in for a treat… with the Tokyo Olympics behind us, a little bit of Japan is coming to Haslingfield this week!!!  At the Haslingfield Village Hall this week (5-8pm):  Thursday (12/8): Buffalo Joe’s! You know what to do if you don’t want to miss out.  Friday (13/8): La Biga pizza.  Saturday (14/8): Welcome for the first time, Oreno Japanese robata grill and sushi!!! We’re in for a treat with their delightful Japanese street food offerings!

Food vans in the village this week

Happy Monday as we head into the school holidays and final days of July. Food van news to fill summer bellies…
At the Haslingfield Village this week (5-8pm):  Thursday (29/7): Welcome back to Pull Me Cheri with their delightful subs filled with pork / beef / chicken / duck / halloumi goodness! So many options, not even including dirty fries!  Friday (30/7): La Biga Pizza.  Saturday (31/7): We are having our very own Thai food festival! Yes, welcome for the first time, Sam’s Thai food.

Food vans in the village this week

Another glorious full week ahead for all. Both on the weather and food van fronts!  Too hot to cook your kitchens? At the Haslingfield Village hall this coming week:  Thursday (22/7): Steak and HonourNo more needs to be said. You know what to do!  Friday (23/7): La Biga as the song goes…when the moon hits your face with a big pizza pie!?!?!  Saturday (24/7): Vonnie’s Balkan Express. We welcome back the gang with their tasty Balkan cuisine delights.  Sunday (25/7): Wandering Yak are back! Plant-based North African flavour sensation on offer here!

NHW – Warmer Weather Brings Opportunities For Burglars

There is usually a notable correlation each year between when we get the warmer months and opportunistic burglaries where windows and doors have been left open.
Make sure windows are closed fully when leaving your home or even when you are in your garden (if you are fortunate enough to have one!) and make sure your front door is locked.
Sadly some people see this as a window of opportunity to quickly enter homes and take items they can then sell on, often going unnoticed for some time.
Also, homes without basic security features are five times more likely to be burgled than homes with security, therefore our advice is to put in place simple yet effective, precautionary measures to reduce the chances of becoming a victim of burglary. See some security measures here:  

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Country Kitchen Closing

Country KitchenSadly, after 7 1/2 years of trading, Country Kitchen will be closing its doors at the end of August. As always, thanks go to the wonderful support from our lovely customers in and around the village and I hope you will join me in thanking the Country Kitchen partners and staff for the superb job they did in keeping the shop open, and well stocked during the tricky pandemic times.

Work will start in September to bring the building up to current building regulations standard (particularly the fire regulations), and to properly demarcate the division between residential and commercial space. Some demolition will take place on the single storey extension at the back, and it’s the perfect time to replace the windows with conservation sashes, and carry out some general work to refresh the building and smarten it up.

The least sustainable building is one that is empty, and as a great believer in sustainability, we’ll do our very best to complete this work as soon as possible. Watch this space for updates!

Liz Galpin

Free Places for Children at Summer Holiday Schemes in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) has funding for families who receive free school meals for their children, due to the benefits they receive, to have fun with their friends and enjoy new experiences at a local holiday scheme this summer. The Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) programme is funded by the Department for Education (DfE) and is co-ordinated by CCC.

An eligible child will be entitled to up to 64 hours of free holiday childcare through the school summer holiday period. A meal is also provided as part of the offer and children will have much needed social contact and physical activity.  Parents can book places directly with participating holiday schemes.  More information can be found at

London to Cambridge charity cycle ride – Sunday 25th July 2021

The London to Cambridge charity cycle ride will be taking place on Sunday 25th July, organised by Bike Events  The event will start in London between 07:30-09:30 and finish at Jesus Green, Cambridge by 17:30.  There is a map showing the route through Cambridgeshire and further information can be found at  The emergency contact number for our control on the day is 07810 334161.

Food vans in the village this week

It’s Monday again! Forget football for another 55 years…For a result that can be certain, great flavours are coming our way at the Haslingfield Village Hall this week (5-8pm):  Thursday (15/7): Buffalo Joe’s and their super sticky and tasty poultry creations are back! Don’t miss out…  Friday (16/7): La Biga for almost endless pizza options (yes it means’ you’ll be “supporting” Italy!).  Saturday (17/7): Kerief Catering and their Caribbean flavour fusions.  Sunday (18/7): not operating.

Although COVID restrictions are being gradually relaxed, remember Hands. Face. Space if standing in a queue.  And as always don’t forget to support our super local businesses including The Harlton Hare and Hounds and La Pergola.  Your FINAL chance to visit The Moringa Tree is today, July 12th.