At the heart of the community are our pubs and restaurants:

The Hare and Hounds Public House is currently closed.  There is a commuity effort underway for a community purchase. If you would like to pledge your support, pledge your money, or simply keep in touch with what’s going on please log on to www.helpthehareandhounds.org, or alternatively please contact the Steering Group at steering-group@helpthehareandhounds.org

La Pergola at the Wheatsheaf  Italian Restaurant and Public House Cambridge Road, Harlton. Telephone 01223 260005

Community Transport Scheme

The Haslingfield & Harlton Community Transport Scheme offers door to door transport for the frail and elderly living in the villages of Haslingfield and Harlton who are unable to use conventional public transport.

The service is used mainly for medical visits, to doctor, dentist, optician, chiropodist, hospital, and also for clients to visit friends and relatives in hospital. Transport is provided by volunteer drivers using their own car. Passengers make a contribution of 30p per mile travelled by the driver, payable at the end of a trip.

To arrange a journey, contact the co-ordinator on:  07800 883634.

The Luncheon Club  was set up 11 years ago to provide  a social setting for people to meet others, while enjoying a “homemade”  two course meal.  It continues to be popular and we are able to cater for up to 48 people, from Haslingfield and Harlton.  The volunteers who cook the meals come from both villages.  The club meets on the 2nd Thursday in the month at 1.00pm at Haslingfield Methodist Church, and we are always pleased to have new members.

If you are interested, please contact Christine Kipping on 870227 for more details. (Meals must be booked in advance)

Other community services:

The Community Navigator project started in 2012 and involves volunteers helping older people find out about services and activities they could benefit from which will enable them to remain active, independent and connected to their community. The service is completely free and is supported by the local charity Care Network Cambridgeshire www.care-network.org.uk or telephone 01954 211919

Neighbourhood alert gives you direct and easy access to your local policing team which helps you keep in touch with community issues www.cambs-police.co.uk/ecops/

Cambridge Constabulary has notified parish councils of a new parking initiative. Residents are now able to report parking enforcement issues or concerns using this link: http://tinyurl.com/SouthCambs-Parking

Our local Police Community Support Officer is currently Alex Guiltaine

ShapeYourPlace is a website for the communities across Cambridge to share ideas, news and information about how to improve your neighbourhood as well as promoting events. It works in partnership with CCC, SCDC and the Police, Fire Service. Local people can have a say about issues that are important to them and seek a response from local public services. http://southcambridgeshire.shapeyourplace.org/

Cambridge Bobby Scheme The Bobby Scheme provides a FREE service to victims of burglary aged 60 or more who live in the county. It also helps many older people who are not yet victims but who are at high risk or feel vulnerable, and asks for £25 towards its costs from this group. The Bobby Scheme employs a co-ordinator and two full time carpenters/security advisors to provide the service. The Security Advisors repair minor damage caused by the criminal and then install locks, bolts, peepholes, door chains and alarms etc. They do not aim to turn a home into a fortress but they will provide practical help, reassurance and peace of mind at a time when it is needed most, usually within 48 hours of the burglary. The Bobby Scheme has helped over 19,000 people in the last eleven years, more than half live alone and the majority are over the age of eighty. The success of The Bobby Scheme speaks for itself, in that the repeat burglary rate for those who have been helped by the scheme is less than 2%, compared with a rate of 10% in Cambridgeshire and the National repeat burglary rate of 14%. Many of those visited are not yet victims, and not only is their risk of burglary reduced significantly, but their confidence and feeling of security is very much improved. The Bobby Scheme offers another service fitting high quality KEY SAFES, at a charge of only £50. Many of these are arranged through the Care package and Discharge units at the hospitals, but referrals are taken from anyone who requires the service. Although supported by Cambridgeshire Police Authority, The Bobby Scheme relies on charitable donations to continue its work and works closely with Victim Support, AgeUK, Cambridgeshire Social Services, District Councils and Cambridgeshire Constabulary. The Ministry of Justice have also awarded ‘Victim & Witness Support’ funding for three years from 2011 to 2014. This finances our work with the most vulnerable victims of burglary throughout the county. If you would like The Bobby Scheme to visit you, please call our office: 07866 602100

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