Little Shelford Parish Council

The Parish Council meets six times a year, usually on the third Monday of the month.

The next Parish Council meeting will be held on January 2023. 

Click here for the Shelford events calendar, which includes when the next meeting is taking place. Members of the public are allowed to attend the meetings.

Financial support for Little Shelford residents

Little Shelford Parish Council have linked up with John Huntingdon’s Charity (JHC) based in Sawston to enable residents of the village to access information, advice, guidance and financial assistance in these difficult times.

The charity has a small team of experienced Support Workers who can help with benefits, housing, debt and grants.

The charity also run a food bank.

 

If you are struggling, please give JHC a call on 01223 492492 or e mail them at office@johnhuntingdon.org.uk  to arrange an appointment.

You can also contact JHC through Facebook, by just liking John Huntingdon’s Charity.

 

The JHC office is manned Monday to Friday for the following hours:

Monday 9-2pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9-4 pm

Friday 9-1 pm

Please leave a message on the answering machine if no-one answers, and they will get back to you as soon as they can

If you are a Little Shelford resident who is struggling financially, call John Huntingdon’s Charity on 492492

Posted Nov 29 2022

New Parish Clerk

The Parish Council is looking for a new Parish Clerk.

New councillors

 

Deborah Hunt, who lives on Hauxton Road, is the newest member of the Parish Council.

Sally Evans, who lives in Church Street, joined the Parish Council at the May 2022 council meeting.

There is one councillor vacancy. Those interested should contact the Chair, Andrew Hawthorn

Minutes

Read the minutes from the recent Parish Council meetings

Shaping the future of Little Shelford 

A Little Shelford Village Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document was developed by a team of villagers, sponsored by Little Shelford Parish Council alongside Greater Cambridge Shared Planning Service to provide additional design guidance in support of the adopted Local Plan policies.

It was approved by South Cambridgeshire District Council in December 2021.

This is the Little Shelford Village Design Guide .

 

The guide draws on extensive research and evidence gathering by the local community over a number of years. Once adopted, the document would become a material consideration in the determination of planning applications in the village.

Posted Dec 22 2021

Parish Council 2022 audit

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Parish Councillors

 

Andrew Hawthorn
52 Whittlesford Road
07768582818 
andrew.hawthorn@bradmere.co.uk  
Chairman, Finance, VDS

I have lived on Whittlesford Road, with my wife Tiggr and son Thomas, since 2005. Tiggr was a teaching assistant at Stapleford Community Primary School. Thomas will be going to university this autumn to study history. I was a parent governor during much of the time he was at Shelford school and have been a parish councillor for six years.

 

Following a career working in IT, I am now retired. For a different type of challenge, I have been volunteering for Citizens Advice since May 2017. I am a regular, keen, bridge player and enjoy long walks with family and friends. Although I have taken up growing a few vegetables, most of my time working in the garden is spent trying to keep it under control!

Sarah Penn
High Street
01223 842899/ 07799 638090
sarah@nwpenn.net  
Vice Chairman, Planning, Police liaison, Sports Pavilion

Having trained as a nurse at Guy’s Hospital and spending 45 years working for the NHS, I fully retired 3 years ago.  My husband Nigel and I moved to our present house in Little Shelford in 1993 with our two children, who have long since fled the nest. I have been a Parish Council member for 3 years and a member of the History Society Committee. 

 

I spend time looking after my elderly mother and my Grandson. I am a member of Saffron Walden Golf Club where, as a novice golfer, I am trying to improve. I also enjoy Pilates, walking and holidays.

I have lived with my family in Little Shelford since May 1997, when I moved into 12 Church Street with Jayne, my wife, and our children Lottie and Elliott. So, we have been in the Village 24 years. The Children have now grown up and I now live in one of our thatched listed cottages at 73 High Street.

Over the years I have been involved with various aspects of Village life and I have been on the Parish Council since June 2004, so 17 years. I’m also a member of All Saints Church in the Village.

I am Chairman of two local Charities, Shelford and Stapleford Youth Initiative, a Christian Charity which runs the Youth Centre in Great Shelford and supports Youth Work across the three Villages. I am also Chairman of Cambridge Joint Playschemes, a small charity that runs Saturday activities and holiday clubs for children in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire with severe learning difficulties. I am also a Governor at Granta School, Linton (our local Special School), a member of the Little Shelford Entertainments committee and Chairman of the Little Shelford Cricket Club.

I work from home most of the time and I am a Director at PwC, the consulting and audit company, where I am a subject matter expert in Enterprise Performance Management. Most of my work is now in the UK but over my 35 years of consulting I have spent a lot of time with clients in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Norway, and the Middle East.

I really enjoy living in Little Shelford and have made many friends over the years. I want to make sure the Village maintains its vibrant sense of community and that’s why I believe it’s very important to support our local amenities, societies, and clubs. The Church, the Memorial Hall, the Pavilion, the Wale recreation Ground, the Garden Fields allotments, the community Orchard, Bradmere Lane and the Navigator Pub are all important assets for our community, and I do what I can to support and protect them. 

Over the years I have developed a specific interest in local history, our village has a very rich history with many famous residents over the centuries into the current day and we are fortunate to still have very many listed buildings in our midst. I enjoy sharing this knowledge with fellow residents and hope that others will therefore continue to support the conservation of these aspects of the Village.

I’m happy to see sensible levels of sympathetic development in and around the Village but I also believe we must work to maintain and protect the core conservation area and hold back the tide of urbanisation that could damage the Village and its sense of community.

 

David Jones
73 High Street
01223 847213
davidjhjones@netscape.net
All Saints Church, SSYI, Wale Rec Ground, Trees, Ents Committee

Brie Lury
71 High Street
brigidroche@yahoo.co.uk
Planning, Ents Committee, Good Neighbours project, Great Shelford library

In the dim distant past I qualified as an accountant with Unilever, became an IT project manager implementing SAP  across Europe, moved to N.Z for 4 years. Returned to the U.K. having met a Little Shelford resident, to whom I am now married. I then worked as an IT consultant in the city for 7 years before moving to Little Shelford with my son and husband in 2006.

 

I now work as an administrator for Cambridge Fine Art our family business, I am the Beaver Leader for our local colony and I am treasurer for Little Shelford Entertainments Committee.

Richard Patterson
Garden Fields
01223 842 998
richardlewispatterson@outlook.comGood Neighbours project, transport

I have lived in Garden Fields, Little Shelford since 2002 with wife, Collette, and children Dan (b.1999) and Alice (b.2002), Both the children went through Shelford School. Collette was on the Parish Council for a good few years and put me forward to lead the footpaths group. That was a 6 year adventure leading, sadly, to an ultimately unsuccessful public enquiry at the village hall. We tried. It was certainly a good introduction to the village!

I am a chartered civil engineer now doing contracts and procurement for a living with Mott MacDonald in Cambridge on project all over and in various sectors, mainly water. That far too often keeps me away from the Little Shelford Badminton Group on a Thursday night. I have also been following the Spurs since I was 7.

I do my best to follow my life philosophy and stay cool, stay sober, stay smiling!

Sally Evans

Church Street

sally.mj.evans@gmail.com 

01223 841475

After a career in nursing, science and finally teaching, I now run my own business making jewellery. Together with my husband I am also a partner in our accountancy practice.

I’ve lived in the north in several places, including Newcastle and Leeds and then settled in Cambridge for many years, before moving to the village in 2005.

My husband Philip was a parish councillor for 10 years.

I love walking, especially in the country with our dog and I enjoy swimming and yoga, also relaxing with a good book and going to the cinema and theatre.

 

Robin Skinner

Church Street

rdcskinner@btinternet.com

01223 840967

I have worked in technology and related businesses since studying electrical engineering at university. Currently I work for a consultancy just outside Cambridge, specialising in the design of medical devices.
Together with my wife Fiona, I moved to little Shelford 30 years ago. In that time our two children have grown up and flown the nest. Outside of work I enjoy playing golf, following cricket and rugby and country walks with our dog.

Deborah Hunt

Hauxton Road

Email deborahelspeth@yahoo.co.uk 

Phone 01223 842833

 

I have lived in the village with my partner for 10 years. I work as a Consultant Psychologist for the NHS. I have been a parish councillor and a school governor in the north Cambridgeshire village where I used to live. 

Outside of work I enjoy walking, pilates, theatre and travel. I am also currently involved in supporting language lessons for our Ukrainian residents. 

Penny Tanna

Parish Clerk
0792 1139406
littleshelfordparishclerk@aol.com

County Councillors

Maria King 

Maria.king@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

07764 609061

Brian Milnes

Brian.milnes@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

07971 886 113

District Councillors

Peter Fane

Cllr.fane@scambs.gov.uk

07802 256 861

William Jackson-Wood

cllr.jackson-wood@scambs.gov.uk 

Member of Parliament

Anthony Browne

Email; anthony.browne.mp@parliament.uk

Nearby Parish Council links and contact details

       

                                             

 

 

 

 

Stapleford Parish Council

Belinda Iron

staplefordparishclerk@gmail.com

http://www.staplefordonline.com
07840 668048

Hauxton Parish Council

John Hammond

clerk@hauxton.net

http://hauxton.net

Harston Parish Council

Diane Bayliss

clerk@harstonparishcouncil.org.uk

 

Whittlesford Parish Council

Marian Swann

parishclerk@whittlesford.org

https://www.whittleweb.org.uk

07815 550308

Great Shelford Parish Council

Libby White  

clerk@greatshelfordparishcouncil.gov.uk

T: 01223 61 66 22

c/o 3 Sheepwash Way, Longstanton, CB24 3GZ

 

An A to Z guide to who does what in and around Little Shelford

 

Abandoned cars

South Cambridgeshire District Council

Allotments

Little Shelford Parish Council


Bin collection

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Births and deaths

Cambridgeshire County Council

 

Building regulations

South Cambridgeshire District Council

Bus passes

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Council tax collection

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Elections

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Electoral register

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Emergency planning

Cambridgeshire County Council

 

Fly tipping

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Food safety

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Grants for home improvements

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Guided Bus

Cambridgeshire County Council

 

Housing/ Providing council housing

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Housing benefit

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Leisure centres

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Libraries

Cambridgeshire County Council

 

Noise complaints

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Park and ride

Cambridgeshire County Council

 

Parks

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Pavements

Cambridgeshire County Council

 

Pest control

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Planning applications

South Cambridgeshire District Council (although the parish council is consulted on every application in the village)

 

Recycling

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Roads and traffic

Cambridgeshire County Council

 

Rubbish Collection

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Schools

Cambridgeshire County Council

 

Social Services

Cambridgeshire County Council

 

Street Lighting

South Cambridgeshire District Council 

 

Sweeping the streets

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Trading Standards

Cambridgeshire County Council

 

Trees

South Cambridgeshire District Council

 

Great Shelford Memorial Hall

Mrs Sheila Tilbury-Davis 01223 844384


Waste and recycling sites

Cambridgeshire County Council