Parish Council

Playscape News – December 2020 Newsletter

The Copse 2.0 The copse and meadows were one of the first phases of the master plan to be implemented and they have become a real destination for rec users, especially during these strange covid-19 times. As with all things, it was time to reassess these spaces and see what could be improved. The den…

Playscape News – February 2020 Newsletter

Playscape – Who Are We and What Are We Doing? We’ve been around for a while, but we thought it worth introducing ourselves again and updating everyone. Who, What, Why? Hi! We’re a local charity run my volunteers championing the complete transformation of the rather sorry playground into an inclusive and exciting Playscape. We want…

MEN DIG HOLES TO HELP US

Guest blog post by Duncan Grey The roads are being dug up again, there are temporary traffic lights around the village and now the car park is closed for more digging. What’s going on? Irritating as it is, this is work that will benefit us all. And as grandma used to say, “You can’t make…

Playscape News – April 2019 Newsletter

Breaking Ground for Playscape Satisfying progress was made for the Playscape project last month when the PC got the crucial Feast Services underway. This great step forward was, however, rather dampened by the discovery of extensive asbestos in the ground and the accompanying costs of dealing with it. You can read more fully about the…

Playscape News – April 2018 Newsletter

A wonderful bonus of joining Playscape has been meeting all sorts of people in the Village.   Take Ollie O’Meakin, the Romsey Mill and SSYI Youth Worker. He has championed the Playscape cause at every step and initiated our successful Copse Project partnership. Ollie also nominated us for the South Cambs Community Awards 2018 and…

A History of Great Shelford Recreation Ground

Guest blog post by Duncan Grey The Parish Council acquired the present recreation ground from the Macauley family of Southernwood in 1921. Before then the village had used various fields for their recreation. There was a field at the junction of Cambridge Road and Granhams – now Granham’s Close – and after that there was…

Playscape News – May 2016 Newsletter

A Playscape Baby! Congratulations to Dave Jones (our website designer) and his wife Carrie who welcomed little Alexa into the world on the 12th April. The team wish you all the best whilst adjusting to the joys of now being a family of 4! It’s thanks to Dave, of Platform Twenty, that we have our…

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