A very welcoming, family friendly village with beautiful green spaces and access to the Downs

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Stapleford lies seven kilometres SE of Cambridge. The river Granta could be forded there, though the ford has long since been replaced by a bridge.

The population has grown greatly over the last two hundred years. At the 1801 census there were 235 people and in 1831 464. Numbers reached a peak of 594 in 1871, a number not exceeded until 1931 when they attained 636. Since then numbers have grown steadily, to 831 in 1951, 1548 in 1961, 1567 in 1971, 1668 in 1981 and 1749 in 1991, falling back slightly to 1740 in 2001. The estimated figure in 2010 was 1880. The boundaries of the parish remained almost unchanged until 1985, when three dwellings on the further side of the old ford were gained from Sawston. The ancient parish contained 1835 acres (743 hectares).

The village has a primary school (the Community Primary School), a church hall (the Johnson Hall),  a church

(St Andrew’s), two Public Houses, The Three Horseshoes,  and The Rose, but  lost its post office in 2005.

The pavilion, on the recreation ground, was completely renovated in 2012 and re-named the Jubilee Pavilion to mark the diamond jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

Stapleford established a twinning link with Villedomer situated in the Loire Valley, France, near to Tours. More information about the link can be found on other pages in the website.

Wandlebury, with 110 acres (40 ha) of woods and chalk grassland, the remains of a 5th Century BC Iron Age Hill Fort (a Scheduled Ancient Monument), walks over some 8 miles (12 km) of meandering footpaths, lies in the north-east corner of the parish.

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.

 

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Recent Blog Posts

June 29, 2016 |

A1307 Greater Cambridge City Deal – Have your say

A1307, Three Campuses to Cambridge Intitial ideas for bus and cycle links complete the survery at...

May 17, 2016 |

Stapleford Village Weekend 24-26th June 2016

Friday Evening 7.30pm for 8pm Phoenix Cricket Quiz in the Jubilee Pavilion with refreshments Teams of 6 £5 per...

April 25, 2016 |

Celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday on the Magog Down

Celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday on Sunday 15th May from 12.30pm Bring a picnic to share with Friends and...

April 25, 2016 |

Fun Run 12th June – 1, 2.5, 5 mile options

Start time 10am to register go to www.staplefordrun.com registration closes on Friday 3d June

April 13, 2016 |

Agenda and Reports for the APM on wed 20th April 7.30pm in the pavilion

Agenda and Reports For The Annual Parish Meeting on Wednesday 20th April 2016   Apologies for absence 2. Minutes...

March 29, 2016 |

Parish Council Election in May

YOUR COMMITMENT AND SKILLS ARE NEEDED! Contribute to your community in guiding planning developments, improving...

February 29, 2016 |

Neighbourhood Plan Meeting 8pm 15th March, Jubilee Pavilion

8pm Tuesday 15th March Jubilee Pavilion To prepare a successful NP we have to use the considerable skills and...

February 13, 2016 |

Magog Singers Concert

You are invited to a concert on Tuesday 22 March at 3pm in the Jubilee Pavilion, Gog Magog Way, Stapleford, when...

February 2, 2016 |

Neighbourhood Plan – breakout session summary

Comments from break out session Housing • Need to maintain green belt between Cambridge Southern Fringe and the...

January 19, 2016 |

Stapleford Open Gardens 2016

As part of the Village Weekend the PTA of Stapleford Community Primary School are organising Open Gardens on the...

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