Stapleford and Shelfords local businesses Coronavirus update

This is the list of Stapleford and Shelford businesses that are still open as at April 7 and their revised opening times.
The Three Horseshoes is offering meal deliveries. If people call in (01223 503 402) from 17:00, Wednesday ~ Saturday and place an order, pay over the phone we will deliver. Sunday’s the phone line will be open from 11:00. The kitchen will be closed at 15:00.

The Spar shop is now offering a door drop home delivery service (see details below)
Gog Magog Farmshop open as usual (with distancing), stay in car shopping available, online delivery service being created, cafe closed
Tesco in Great Shelford is currently open 7am – 10pm
Zara Indian restaurant is currently doing takeaway collection service for as long as they are allowed to by the government, to encourage social distancing they are encouraging everyone to pre order early so when they come to collect there is no wait and no crowd.
Forum House Chinese restaurant in Great Shelford is currently offering contact free delivery as well as pick up takeaways
Shelford Deli is opening the Deli shop for essential goods service only during this government lock down. No takeaway pizzas or coffees will be available

The Square and Compass pub is offering takeaways, Tuesday to Sunday 12-3pm, Tuesday to Saturday 6-9pm
To place an order call 01223 843273. Orders taken from 11.30am to 1.30pm and 5.30pm to 8.30pm on applicable days. Please order Sunday lunch by 8pm Saturday

Days of Ashwell in Great Shelford is open, but only from 8am to 2pm.

Noel Young wines is open 10am-7pm Monday to Saturday on a two in, two out basis, free deliveries to CB postcodes with orders over £50 and if in Great Shelford happy to drop in a couple of bottles especially if self-isolating

Barkers Butchers is open and also offering a delivery service. Now closed 1-2pm and also closed Mondays.
Great Shelford Dry Cleaners is open Monday to Thursday 9am to 1pm but closed Friday and Saturday. They are running a free collection and delivery service on Monday afternoons – phone 844344 or email
Davies Solicitors in Woollards Lane, Great Shelford is open as usual from 9am to 5pm
Lay Electrical is now closed but can deliver domestic appliances (07740543187)
Harveys Garden Centre on Little Shelford has had to close their Cambridge so have set up a website and online order service for bedding plants and vegetable seedling / plants that you can collect at an allotted time from outside the property on Hauxton Rd.
The Rose pub is now closed. However you can ring for takeaways which need collecting from its sister pub, the George at Babraham on 837755. Its open 12 til 2.30pm and 6pm to 8pm.

Stapleford Granary has closed until further notice.

Stapleford Rec play equipment and tennis courts are closed
Cara Coffee in Great Shelford is now closed
The Navigator is Little Shelford is now closed
The Plough in Great Shelford is now closed
The Great Shelford dental surgery is closed
Great Shelford library is closed
The Cambridge Building Society in Woollards Lane is now closed
Winners Chinese takeaway in Little Shelford is now closed
Magog Down car park is closed. Locals who are able to reach Magog Dow on foot must respect others: taking into account govt advice on social distancing: maintain distance 2m(6ft) from anyone not in your household group.

Scotsdale’s is now closed.
Travis Perkins is closed for the foreseeable future.
Pillsorted Help is a locally based online NHS pharmacy who deliver. It is free. They are based at Copley Park email:
Robert T said of Pillsorted; “Just wanted to say, thank you for putting Pillsorted in your newsletter. It is a really good service for anyone who might want to know. I have Parkinson’s and it has saved me the stress of getting my drugs from the pharmacy of which a lot of the time they only had part of my prescription. However Pillsorted had no problems at all delivering everything to my door, wonderful service.”

Rayments garage is still open

T & J Tyres also in Gt Shelford (01223 845155), and they are similarly open until instructed by government to close.

Dave Hatter gas specialist is still operating

Relief Chiropractic health clinic in Great Shelford is still open Monday to Thursdays.

Wandlebury Country Park remains open to pedestrians and cyclists only, to enable people to take their once-a-day outdoor exercise. The car park and toilets at Wandlebury are now closed, please do not drive to the parks.
Would people visiting their loved one’s graves in Stapleford Cemetery take any dead flowers, and other rubbish home with them while COVID-19 lasts?
The people who normally look after the bins are unable to do this at present – the Parish Council is looking for volunteers to replace them.

(Updated noon April 7 2020)

Watch out for email scams

Emails, text messages, instant messages could be a scam. Do not click on blue or any colour links within electronic messages unless you have verified who the sender is. If in doubt, don’t click.Links are just a shortcut to a website.

Instead, you could consider logging into your account the message refers to, using your tried, tested and trusted way. So, if the message appears to be from HMRC and you do actually have a HMRC account, then come out of your email account and visit and login that way rather than clicking on a link.

If you don’t have a HMRC account then be very suspicious and ignore it.

If the message purports to be from Amazon, eBay, Netflix, DVLA, the list is endless, the same applies don’t click on the link but login to your account using a tried, tested and trusted way.

If you want information about coronavirus and COVID-19 visit or Public Health England via
Please don’t go searching the internet because you may just read something untrue, or your device will get infected with malware because you visited a website controlled by a cyber criminal.

Just because a web address contains HTTPS it does not mean it is a genuine site.
Criminals can use HTTPS in their web/link address.
HTTPS just means that the connection between you and the website is secure.
Ensure you are visiting a genuine website, if you have anti-virus/malware installed and updated, a Firewall installed and updated they may warn you if you are about to visit an untrusted website but what if they don’t? Be careful when clicking on the results of a search and ensure you are visiting a genuine site.
If you know the address of the website such as then type it direct into the address bar at the top of your browser rather than searching for it in the search box in the middle of your screen.

Here is one way of assessing whether a website is unsafe.
Google offer a service called Google Transparency Report at
You will then be asked to enter the suspect web address (URL) into the search box and press return.
It will then make an assessment based on data it holds (and that is a lot) and give you an indication as to whether the website can be trusted or not as the case maybe.
For those of you curious enough, Google offer a lot of advice on this subject which can easily be found using the transparency report website.

To report fraud or cyber crime, and for advice on how to avoid it visit

Message Sent By
Sue Loaker (Police, Community Safety Officer, East Cambridgeshire)

Council tax increase

Council tax increase

The Parish Council’s share of the village’s council tax bills will increase by 3% from April.

The proposed precept would increase the Parish Council element of Council Tax for a Band D property by £2.27 per year.
The Council agreed at its meeting on January 8th to raise £72,100 through council tax bills across Stapleford.
Posted Feb 20 2020.