Allotments admin Carter Jonas 346628

Big Band Neil Dunlop 01223 841169
Bird Club Mike Foley 561217
Bridge Club Peter Bramworth 843666
Brownies 1st Stapleford Mrs. Nicki Punshon 01223 845940
Cambridge Teenyoga Carolina George
Cam Sight Julie/ Alison 01223-420033 Meets 2-4pm, 1st Thursday of month at Cox’s Close Community Room. Information, equipment and support for visually-impaired
Children’s capoeira club Susannah Salter 07715962148
Jubilee Pavilion, 6-7pm Fridays during term time.

Capoeira is a martial art from Brazil that includes kicks and dodges, music, and acrobatic movements. It is a great activity for children as the games and challenges improve balance, coordination, cooperation, and build confidence! We are a part of Grupo Negaca Capoeira based in Cambridge and Saffron Walden, run by Mestre Chitaozinho. The Stapleford class for children aged 5-12 years old is taught by Susannah Salter.
Chestnut Club (over 60s) Jessie Salter 01223 843414
Children’s Gym Club Caroline Sanders 01223 830668 c/o Stapleford Community School
Children’s Music Club Lucy Carrick
Choral Society Emma Dunn 514042
Craft club
Drama club Mrs Kay Coe 01223 842271
Guides 1st Stapleford Mrs. Jane Kynaston 01223 842314
Handbell Ringers Jill Butler 01223 844133
History Society John Street 01223 842627

Subscriptions to Lesley Ford at 88 London Road opposite Spar

Membership year from July to June
Stapleford History Society has a programme of 6 talks every year (listed under Events). All are welcome: the talks are free for members, or £3 on the door for visitors. The Society also has a range of projects, such as archaeology, oral history, development of an archive: contact the Secretary, John Street, for more details.

Stapleford History Society website

Horticultural society John Sherwell 01223 841012
Johnson Bridge Club

Les Goddard

Dennis Beaumont



Little Quavers Mrs. Jacqui Cairnduff 01223 842912
Music for 0-4 year-old children

£2 per family

Magog Singers Helen Bush
Kathleen Foreman 561117

842486 Helen
Kathleen Tuesday afternoons during term time 2pm-4pm at the Jubilee Pavilion.

Magog Singers, under the direction of conductor Jacquie McBride enjoys singing a wide repertoire of music, both accompanied and a capella, both part and unison singing. A love of singing is all you need to join and all are welcome, particularly lower voices! At the end of each term, friends and family are invited to share their music making.
Read a review of their concert in December 2016.
Magog Trust The Magog Down is an area for restoration, conservation and informal recreation on the Gog Magog Hills just south of the boundary of the City of Cambridge, off the A1307 road to Linton and on Haverhill Road, Stapleford.
Magog Down is privately owned and managed by the Magog Trust who bought it in 1989. It covers 163.5 acres of previously intensively farmed arable land. It is freely open to all, all year round.

The Magog Trust

Shelford and Stapleford Youth Initiative Chris Cooper 842127
Stapleford Messenger Jon West



Mothers’ Union Hilary Street 01223 840548

Out of School Club Rebecca Trigg 07825 148726

P.T.A. Mrs Annie Laing 01223 846249
Royal British legion Mark Chennels 891817
Shelford and Stapleford Scout group – Beavers, Cubs and Scouts Meet in the Scout HQ behind Great Shelford Memorial Hall

Stapleford Strollers Keith Dixon 843847

Stapleford Youth Club Chris Cooper
01223 842127

St. Andrew’s Church Parent & Toddler Group Mrs. Lyn Pepperell 01223 843547
St. Andrew’s Mens’ Group Chris Everitt 01223 248802 Usually meets 2ndThursday of month 8pm at The Rose Public House
Stapleford Choral Society Mrs. Emma Dunn 01223 514042
Stapleford Jazz Collective Meets 1st Wednesday of the month at Stapleford Granary

Stapleford Strollers Keith Dixon 01223 843847 The Stapleford Strollers meet once a month, usually the 2nd Wednesday, for a walk, 4.5 – 6 miles in length. Walks can be found on the Strollers website.
Sunnyside Preschool Playgroup Rachel Hudson

Twinning Association Mrs Jackie Bow 01223 841982
Latest updates

Women’s Institute Liz Hodgkins 01638 570060 WI update Meets at 7.45pm on first Thursday (except January) at Johnson Hall Webpage
Village Show Julie Rayment 846629

GCP CSET public consultation: Environmental Impact Assess open to 14th December 2020

Cambridge South East Transport Environmental Impact Assessment

Good Morning

The new public transport route between the A11 at Babraham and Cambridge was approved in principle by the Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board in June 2020. As part of the scheme development process we will be conducting a full Environmental Impact Assessment.

We are pleased to announce that the consultation has opened today and we are now seeking your views on the design of the proposals and how we could best manage and mitigate possible impacts. It will run for the next eight weeks, closing on 14 December 2020.

Ordinarily we would meet in person at our public events. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the ongoing need for social distancing we won’t be holding face to face events.   In light of this, the consultation will be held online. All materials, videos, an interactive map, as well as a virtual consultation room, are available on our webpages:

However, we recognise that not everyone has internet access and we don’t want to exclude people from being able to respond, therefore, if you do not have access to the internet, you can register for a postal information pack by telephoning 01223 699906.

The GCP is also launching a separate consultation on our Waterbeach to Cambridge scheme today and you may have received two emails from us today. We felt it important to differentiate these two schemes and have therefore separated them in communication. We apologise if this has caused any inconvenience.

Greater Cambridge Partnership

MUGA Agreement

The Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) project has been underway for a few months now and the presentations on that can be found on the Parish Council’s website (

Funding of £80,000 has been put aside from the S106 money to ensure the project can purchase the required fencing, renew the all-weather surface, and provide lighting so that play can be extended into the evening. A planning permission application has also now been submitted detailing all this.

The Parish Council thought it was important to widen the use of this facility to include football, netball, and basketball, and ensure use by the long-established Stapleford Tennis Club so that this club could continue to flourish.

We are pleased to announce that an agreement has now been reached.  This agreement ensures that tennis will be playable on at least one court for 6 days a week either via membership of the Tennis Club or via a pay-to-pay (P2P) option. The agreement ensures an appropriate financial contribution so that the Parish Council can maintain the facility and accrue sufficient sums to ensure the longer-term replacement costs are reserved. It also ensures the Tennis Club can set aside specific times for coaching and club events which will be noted on their website when the facility is opened (

More specific details around the schedule of play and how to book a court for any sport will be made widely available following a successful outcome of the planning permission exercise.




Stapleford Parish Council & Stapleford Tennis Club

Cambridge South train station – announcement on preferred location

Region & Route:

Network Rail has identified the preferred location of the proposed new railway station for Cambridge South. The chosen location corresponds with Option 1 presented to the public earlier this year and follows a review of engineering and design information together with the results of public consultation.

The new station is proposed to be located adjacent to the Guided Busway and will provide a new transport choice to patients, visitors and employees when travelling to and from the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. The station will also provide direct access to a range of potential routes on the rail network for those in South Cambridgeshire and better connections across the southern fringe of the city.

During a six-week public consultation in January and February 2020, representatives of Network Rail arranged ten events around Cambridgeshire for the public to comment on the three location options between Addenbrooke’s Bridge and Nine Wells Bridge and the associated access arrangements for each location.

Almost 1000 people attended the events and over 960 comments were received (via post, online or in person) before 2nd March when the consultation closed. The vast majority, 94 per cent supported the need for the station to be built. Out of the three options presented, 55 per cent of those who submitted comments supported Option 1 (northern option).

As well as commenting on the location, Network Rail  was challenged by the public to protect places of significance such as Hobson’s Park and Nine Wells Nature Reserve to consider the impacts on the environment and businesses on the east side of the railway; to consider impacts on sustainable travel modes, including walking, cycling and public transport and enhance the connections for such modes. These concerns will continue to be considered during the next phases of development.

Network Rail will now proceed with further design development work, working closely with stakeholders and funders of the project including the Department for Transport, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, the Greater Cambridge Partnership and AstraZeneca Ltd.

Ellie Burrows, Network Rail’s route director for Anglia, said: “This is a significant step forward for the development of a new station serving Cambridge’s important biomedical campus and the southern fringe of the city. Selecting a preferred location will allow the development work to continue in more detail as we move towards a second round of public consultation later this year.”

“This project continues to show what we can do when we work closely with external partners to develop the railway to the benefit of local communities and businesses and I am excited to see this continue as we head into the next phase of development.”

James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, said: “This is a very welcome step forward.  Anything which brings this much-needed station closer is good news. This is the right place for commuters and we just need to see the pace kept up until the station is delivered and can start working for people.”

Cllr Aidan Van de Weyer, Chair of the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s Executive Board, said: “Cambridge South will help unlock the full potential of the Greater Cambridge economy, linking up with existing public transport and other planned schemes so thousands of people heading to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus will have a quick and sustainable alternative to the car that cuts road congestion and improves air quality.

“The Coronavirus will have a significant impact on our lives for some time but it is vital that we invest in better public transport, especially infrastructure such as this, that will help people get to work safely and quickly.”

Dr Andy Williams, Vice President Cambridge Programme & Strategy, AstraZeneca, said: “As the development of Cambridge South station continues to gather momentum, we are delighted that the preferred location for the station has now been confirmed. This latest progress represents a key step in the journey towards the future provision of easier ways for thousands of patients, visitors and employees to reach the Cambridge Biomedical Campus each day.”

“Not only will the station give people an alternative to the car, but we believe it will bring significant and sustainable benefits to the life science sector and the city. We will continue to work with Network Rail and other stakeholders to help deliver the station.”

For more information about the proposals for Cambridge South, please visit the project webpage at:

Notes to Editors: A second round of public consultation on the preferred option is being planned for later in 2020 to seek feedback on the architectural form of the station, construction elements such as construction routes and diversions, preliminary environmental impacts and the operational scheme. Consultation and events will be adapted to address advice from Public Health England and the Government closer to the time. Dates for the launch of Round Two consultation will be announced later in the year.

A Transport and Works Act Order is anticipated to be submitted to the Secretary of State for Transport in 2021 to obtain the consent to build the station.

Subject to gaining consent, work could start on the station in 2023 with a funder target of station opening in 2025.