Toft is a small village based in the South West of Cambridgeshire, approximately 6 miles from the City of Cambridge. The parish is intersected by the Greenwich Meridian. In the 2001 Census, Toft had 219 households and a population of 583. The name "Toft" is derived from an old Viking word meaning "curtilage" or "homestead". Toft was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 (as Tofth), then having a population of about 193.
Toft has two churches, St Andrews' Parish Church and the Methodist Church, which under a covenant between the two, means they are collectively called "the Church in Toft", sharing both social and religious events for the community.
Given it's size, the village has a surprisingly active social scene with regular coffee mornings, Brownies, Social Club and similar activities. The village hall, known as the People's Hall, has recently been extended and upgraded - this offers excellent facilities and houses the very active Social Club.
The village has a combined Village Store and Post Office. There is a small playground equipped with activity equipment.
The Big Toft Breakfast was a great success - thanks to everyone who came along and supported it. We'll post the results soon.
Toft People's Hall 50th Anniversary Party - photos here.
|03 October||Parish Council Meeting||Toft Parish Council
|07 October||Toft Animation Festival||Toft Social Club
The first Toft Animation Festival - more details very soon!
|14 October||Food on Friday||Toft Social Club
|15 October||The Big Short||Toft Film Club
The Toft Calendar is published once a month - click here for the latest edition
The 2015 Toft Calendar was produced by the Toft People's Art Group - a group that meets every other Thursday to enjoy art and drawing.
You can download a copy by clicking here (5.8Mb)
The 2013 Toft Calendar was produced as a fund raiser for the improvements to the village hall, and was composed from photographs taken of the scarecrows in Toft over the Diamond Jubilee Weekend.
You can download a copy by clicking here (1.8Mb)