South Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership Survey

South Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership
are currently asking residents to complete the below survey with an aim to
collate information from the public on perceptions of safety within their
communities. The results of this survey will directly affect the way in
which community safety in certain geographical locations is prioritised
among the statutory bodies within the South Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership.

Fish and Chip Van to Resume Operation in Great Shelford

Fish and Chip Van “Pimp My Fish” will be returning to their regular spot at Memorial Hall on this coming Wednesday (3rd of June). They will be fully covid compliant and will only be taking pre-orders. Social distancing will be marked by tape on the floor and payment is by card only. They also request that customers wash their hands before and after attending the van. Opening hours will be from 5pm to 8pm with collection slots every 15 minutes.

To order, text John on 07494 599594 with your food choices and preferred collection slot.

Coronavirus and the Great Shelford Village News

The May issue of the Great Shelford Village News will not be delivered to subscribers. Instead, it is being offered online at

A limited number of free copies are also available in Great Shelford shops (Barkers, Boots, Days, the Deli, Kash and Tesco,)  Please only take a printed copy if you, or a self-isolating person you’re shopping for, can’t download it online.

Judith Wilson

Editor of May issue of Great Shelford Village News

Granta Medical Practice Footpath Closure

Granta Medical Practice have closed the footpath between the Woollards Lane Car Park and Ashen Green from Monday 13th April 2020 between the hours of 8.00 and 18.00 each day, to prevent the risk of any cross infection whilst patients are assessed outside the surgery prior to admission.

Green Bin Collections Suspended

Green bin collections across Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire will not take place between Monday 23 March and Monday 4 May.

The Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service, a partnership between Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Councils, has made the decision in order to support staff and the recycling and waste service as a whole during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The suspension of green bin collections will allow crews to concentrate on emptying blue and black bins during the coming weeks. It will also assist with any future staff sickness or self-isolation issues.

As always, residents are being encouraged to waste as little food as possible, so they minimise the amount they need to throw away. For this period only, the advice to residents who do have food waste will be to put it into the black bin.

Residents who enjoy spending time in the garden and growing their own food are also being asked to consider home composting as much of their garden waste as possible.

Residents who are subscribed to the additional green bin collection scheme, and therefore pay for more than one green bin to be collected, will see a reduced fee for their permit upon renewal in the October.

The bulky waste collection service, which collects large items from residents’ homes, will also be suspended during this period.

Head of the Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service, Trevor Nicoll, said: “Our priority is to try and maintain a regular waste collection service throughout the difficult months ahead and to do what we can to support the health and wellbeing of all our staff and residents. We’re making this change now to make sure we can focus on collecting blue and black bins as normal for as long as we possibly can. Our bin collection crews are trying their very best and deserve all the help we can give them. Suspending green bin collections will take some of this burden off them – they each walk the equivalent of a half marathon every shift. Residents can help by trying their very best to absolutely minimise the amount of food that they are throwing out and trying not to generate garden waste for now. Finally, it would also be a big help to our hardworking crews if residents whose bins don’t have much waste inside can wait until it is full before putting it out – if they think they can manage until their next collection.”

Double bag black bin waste if suffering symptoms

The Greater Cambridge Shared Waste Service has also published advice on handling waste if your household is displaying symptoms of Coronavirus.

If you’re experiencing the main symptoms – a new, continuous cough and/or a high temperature – please be very careful when disposing of your personal waste (including used tissues and disposable cleaning cloths/wipes) at home. The advice for disposal of this waste is as follows:

  1. It should be put in a plastic rubbish bag and tied when full
  2. The plastic bag should then be placed in a second bin bag and tied
  3. It should be kept separate from other waste in suitable secure place on your property for 72 hours before being placed in the black bin as normal

The principle behind this method is that after 72 hours outside the body, the virus is no longer viable. This approach will help keep bin collection crews as safe as possible.

Other household rubbish and recycling should be treated as normal.

If you or anyone in your home is self-isolating or is confirmed as having Coronvirus, Cambridgeshire County Council are politely asking that you do not go to any of their Household Recycling Centres.

Find out more about your local bin collection services at or

Residents who experience any waste-related difficulties during this period are asked to email or call 03450 450 063. Please note that it may take longer than usual to receive a response as the service adapts to different working practices.

BT removal of Public Payphone High Street, Great Shelford

The Parish Council has until 10am on Monday 21st October to respond to the following Consultation letter: Click Here (Please note the location of the payphone is across from the former post office, adjacent to the bus stop)

Please respond with your views to by Monday 14th October so that a full response can be submitted by the Parish Council.

Planned Works on Railway Overbridge from May 6th to May 10th

As part of the National Upgrade Plan, Network Rial needs to carry out essential upgrade works to the railway overbirdge on London Road,. Their team will be carrying out timber work on the north side of the footbridge. The works will take place from Monday May 6 to Friday May 10, from 21:00 until 06:00. In order for the contractors to carry out these works they will require a footpath closure during nights on the north side of the bridge. However, vehicle access and pedestrian access via the remaining south footpath will remain open.

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please visit or telephone the 24 hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.

Notice of Election of Parish Councillors

Parish/Parish Ward: Great Shelford
Number of Councillors to be elected: Two Two

1. Nomination papers may be obtained from the Parish Clerk or from the Returning Officer, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6EA, who will at the request of any elector for the said parish, prepare the paper for signature.

2. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6EA between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm on any working day on or after the date of this notice, but by no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019.

3. If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 2nd May 2019. 4. Electors and their proxies should note the following provisions in respect of absent voting applications:

• Applications for new postal votes and for amendments to or cancellation of existing postal or proxy votes must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer at South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6EA by 5 pm on Monday, 15th April 2019.
• Applications for new proxy votes must be received by the Electoral Registration Officer at South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6EA by 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019.
• Applications for proxy votes made on the grounds of disability or occupation, service or employment occurring after 5 pm on Wednesday, 24th April 2019 must be received (duly supported) by the Electoral Registration Officer at South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6EA by 5 pm on Thursday, 2nd May 2019.