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 www.cambridgeteenyoga.com
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 enganosa.gnc@gmail.com
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 Staplefordcraftgroup@gmail.com
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 historysociety@staplefordcambs.org.uk

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

846888

833653

Little Quavers Mrs. Jacqui Cairnduff 01223 842912 jcairnduff@hotmail.co.uk
Music for 0-4 year-old children

£2 per family

Magog Singers Helen Bush
Kathleen Foreman 561117

842486 Helen
graham.bush@ntlworld.com
Kathleen
kathleen.foreman@ntlworld.com 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

521009

Editorial

staplefordmessenger@gmail.com

Mothers’ Union Hilary Street 01223 840548
Webpage

Out of School Club Rebecca Trigg 07825 148726 info@stapleford-oosc.org.uk
www.stapleford-oosc.org.uk/

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

shelfordsandstaplefordscouts.org.uk/

Stapleford Strollers Keith Dixon 843847 https://sites.google.com/site/staplefordstrollers/Resources

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 www.staplefordchoral.org.uk/
Stapleford Jazz Collective cambridgesaxophone@gmail.com Meets 1st Wednesday of the month at Stapleford Granary

Webpage
Stapleford Strollers Keith Dixon 01223 843847 saldixon128@gmail.com 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 jackie.lingo@ntlworld.com
Latest updates

http://staplefordtwinning.org.uk

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

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: www.networkrail.co.uk/cambridge-south-station/

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.