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Page updated 18 September 2017

Hatley St George, Cambridgeshire. The Parish Church is on the right.  16 June 2013.

Welcome to the Hatley website

This website is primarily for the residents of Hatley St George and East Hatley, with news, history, community updates and details of local services.

There's a search box below...

... and weather forecasts for Waresley, Wimpole Hall, Cambridge and Bedford...

... and local footpath information as well.

The parish of Hatley unites the hamlets of Hatley St George and East Hatley  half a mile apart in the arable farmland of south Cambridgeshire.

The extent of the parish is shown on this map; its Parish Council was established on 5th July 1973.

Hatley is roughly halfway between Bedford and Cambridge, linked by footpaths and bridleways to the surrounding villages.

The two hamlets predate Domesday.  They share two medieval churches, a village hall, a playing field with swings and a village shop-cum-post office.

There's a useful, and up-to-date, section on Hatley on the Wikipedia website.  Details of the listed buildings in Hatley can be found on the British Listed Buildings website.

Hatley is also listed in the Open Domesday project, which shows there were 32 households in East Hatley and Hatley St George in 1066 – the 2011 census puts the figure at 78 (click on the link above to open an Excel file – use the drop down list to find Hatley).


A feature of the Hatleys is that the more important buildings were once surrounded by moats.  These can still be seen, especially in East Hatley.

Next to a good water-supply, a dry soil for building was generally essential, though some west Cambridgeshire villages planted upon heavy ill-drained clays put a moat around every house to drain the site, as at East Hatley, where most of the moats, or the remains of them, can be traced to this day.

From English Landscapes by W G Hoskins, BBC Publications, 1973 (ISBN 0563 12407 5).

Professor W G Hoskins (1908 - 1992) is credited with establishing English local history as a formal academic discipline.  His pioneering book The Making of the English Landscape, first published in 1955 (ISBN 0140154108), is well worth reading, although currently out of print – second hand copies can be obtained via Amazon.


The Grade II* listed parish church of Hatley St George (above, in June 2013) stands opposite St George's Tower, originally a water tower, now part of a small business park.  Services are held there twice a month.

St Denis' church in East Hatley is also Grade II* listed and now an empty shell no longer in use and, because of restoration work in 2005 / 06 is no longer on the English Heritage Heritage at risk register.  With the Friends of Friendless Churches having taken ownership of the building in November 2016 and having applied for planning permission in June 2017 to start a programme of repairs, we are hopeful they will eventually complete the restoration with a refurbished interior and glass in the windows.  There is more about this in St Denis – the next chapter.

Its churchyard, however, is still consecrated and is a Local Nature Reserve – it retains its moat; other moats can be seen from the road near Manor Barn and The Palace.

There is more about the history of the Hatleys on our About Hatley page – and photographs of Hatley and the surrounding area on the Geograph site.  (The Geograph Britain and Ireland project is collecting geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland from material supplied by, well, anyone.)

Footpaths, bridleways and other useful information

There are lots of footpaths and bridleways around East Hatley and Hatley St George, well noted on Ordnance Survey maps.

The same goes for the Green spaces and activities section of the Cambridgeshire County Council website – the link above takes you to the Definitive map and statement page (with useful background information) from where you can click on the Rights of way interactive map for the county.

Put your postcode into the search box on that page to home in on Hatley: click on a footpath or bridleway for its name, number and length – with much more detail for bridleways.

And while on this section of the County's website, click on the My house tab for lots of useful local information.

Historian and Gamlingay resident Bernard O'Connor has some very detailed information about the Hatley footpaths (as well as those in Gamlingay and other local villages).

For Hatley, use this footpath link and then click on the individual footpath numbers.  For other villages, use this link and click on the village name.

only search Hatley


Weather forecasts

The most local-to-Hatley forecasts on the Met Office website are for Waresley and Wimpole Hall – to which we've added Cambridge and Bedford:

Waresley is 2.5 miles north west of Hatley St George
and 3.1 miles from East Hatley.
Click here for a more detailed forecast.

Wimpole Hall is 3.9 miles east of Hatley St George
and 3.4 miles from East Hatley.
Click here for a more detailed forecast.


Cambridge is north east of Hatley St George
and East Hatley.
Click here for a more detailed forecast.


Bedford is west of Hatley St George
and East Hatley.
Click here for a more detailed forecast.

These weather forecasts are generated by the Met Office Weather Widget.

Use the bars on the left for links to other sections of this site –
or click
site map for a full listing

Hatley is grid reference
TL 28257 50876
Latitude  52.141293
Longitude  -0.127223



Bin collections

20th September
Black bin

Other bin info


Click here

Flu clinics

    Is it a cold or is it 'flu?  Does it
    matter? Both are miserable.
    Anyway, it's coming up to walk in
    flu clinic time at our local
        30 Sept – 9 to 12, Gamlingay
        9 Oct – 2 to 4, Wrestingworth VH
        14 Oct – 9 to 12, Potton surgery
    No appointment necessary – you
    will be seen in order of arrival.
    Full info on the Greensands

Coffee Mornings coming up

Hatley Coffee Morning

    The first is on FRIDAY, 29TH
as part of the
    Macmillan Cancer Support's

    The second is the regular
    Tuesday Coffee Morning
    3rd October
– it will celebrate the
    Coffee Morning's first birthday.

    BOTH RUN FROM 10.00 am to
    1.00 pm – and both are at the
     Village Hall.  Please do go!

St Denis'
in the papers

Local media coverage following the handing over of St Denis' church Eaast Hatley from South Cambridgeshire District Council to the Friends of Friendless Churches on 11th July 2017.

    Following the handing over
    ceremony last month, St Denis'
    has featured in the local press
    – this link will take you there.


    ... are delivered daily by the
shop in Hatley St George –
    ring them to order yours:
    01767 650 971

    Why fetch them when they
    can be delivered to your door?

Hatley shop and post office, Hatley St George, Cambridgeshire - new Post Office sign - 4-5-16.

    In addition to being the village
    store and post office
, the shop
    also sells tickets for  the Health
, Rudi's doggy bakery,
    Gemma's Gems and Olga's
    homemade jewellery plus
    groceries and greeting cards.

    AND the good food from the
    Woodview Farm shop in
– why go to Gamlingay
    when bacon, sausages, beef
    steaks and minced beef are
    available at the Hatley shop.

    They can also order liver, turkey,
    chicken, ham, roasting joints
    and leg of lamb for you too –
    ring them to order yours:
    01767 650 971.

    Click here for more info... and
    for the current postal rates:
        UK letter rates
        UK parcel rates
        International rates

Eating out...

... in Gamlingay:
       China Garden, 33a Church
             Street – 65 02 02.
       Cock Inn, 25 Church Street –
             65 02 55.
       Jannah, 1 Church Street –
             65 21 17.
       LJ's Sandwich Bar, 40 Church
             Street – 65 03 33.
      The Wheatsheaf, 92 Church
             Street – 65 11 77.
       Woodview Farm,
             Potton Road – 66 16 91.
... in Croydon:
       Wood Grill at The Queen
– 01223 208278

Children’s Centre consultation

    The County Council's Children’s
    Centre consultation
is a 'have
    your say' opportunity for your
    thoughts on the direction and look
    of children's centres in future. Go
    to this link
by 22nd September.

    The aim is to spend less on
    maintenance and running costs
    of under-used or over-used
    buildings, so saving a million
    pounds a year, and focus on
    improving the actual service to
    young people and their families.

    Where there is low need the
    proposal is for future provision by
    outreach to surrounding villages.
    Many good community spaces –
    such as Hatley Village Hall
    are available to host these

St Denis' church
tidy up,
+ planning application

    St Denis, East Hatley, Cambridgeshire the heroins and heros who tidied up the churchyard on 16th july 2017.
    The heroines and heroes who
    worked very hard to cut, clear
    and stack the long grass in the
    churchyard on 16th July.  Click
    on the photo for a larger image
    and click here for a name check.

   St Denis' church East Hatley, Cambridgeshire -  hand-over celebration from South Cambridgeshire District Council to the Friends of Friendless Churches, 11th July 2017.

    The rain didn't spoil the
    celebration to commemorate the
    handover of St Denis' church to
    the Friends of Friendless
    Churches.  Click here for the

    The Friends of Friendless
    Churches, the new owners of
    St Denis' church, East Hatley,
    has made a planning application
    to make changes to the building.
    Details on our Planning page.
    Further background via this link.

Hatley Fête

Hatley Fête 2017 - a great family day out, Sunday 9th July on the playing field in Hatley St George, Cambridgeshire.

    A dozen photos and a mini-report
    are reminders of a great Hatley
    afternoon.  Click here!

Hatley Parish

    Use this link for a copy of the
    July 2017 issue.  If you
    have any news items, please
    let Kim Wilde know.  Kim is the
    Parish Clerk – 01767 650 596.

PC things

     The next Hatley Parish Council
     meeting is on Tuesday, 17th
at 7.30 pm in Hatley
     Village Hall.


     Copies of Hatley Parish
     Council's minutes and
     agendas going back to 2002
     are available via our Agendas
     and minutes
page.  They
     include draft minutes of the
     Council's July 2017 Ordinary



     Copies of the reports given at
     the 2017 Annual Meetings are
     available by clicking here.

     Copies of current statutory
are available by
     clicking here.



     The Parish Council's 2016-17
     finance information is on the...
     Finance page.

See below for more PC stuff.

St Denis' church:
repairs on the way

    With an application into SCDC
    for planning permission to start
    the much-needed repairs to
    St Denis' church, East Hatley, the
    Friends of Friendless Churches
    (FoFC) outlined its ideas at the
    Parish Council AGM on 16th May.
    Read about them here.

A village verse

    Ishbel Beatty has written
    another Hatley poem – in
    appreciation of the coffee
    morning organisers.  Find it on
    our Latest page – and do come
    to the next Coffee Morning...

BT Call Protect

    Easy to sign up to, by simply
    calling 0800 328 1572 or going
    online.  You can also easily sign
    up for someone else's phone.

    All you do is say which number
    you want to install the service
        Background information.
        BT Call Protect sign up.
        BT 'How to'.

Kickstart getting to work or college on a moped

Kickstart getting to work or college on a mpoed!

    With public transport not being
    so hot these days, our District
    Councillor has suggested
    youngsters should get to work
    or college on a moped.

    If the idea appeals, kick on the
    graphic above.

Right of way
Definitive Maps

Hatley portion of the new Definitive Map of rights of way - September 2016

    The County Council has
    produced a new Definitive Map
    and Statement of Public Rights
    of Way for Cambridgeshire.
    Click here for details.

Hatley life

    To shorten the length of this
    'green column', the following
    have been moved to the
    Latest page:

    County and District Councils'
        boundary reviews – the
        County divisions having been
    Superfast broadband for Hatley
        in March 2017.
    Hatley St George church has
       its new loo – but has lost its
     Photos from Micky Astor's talk.
     We cleaned for the Queen
        (and Hatley).
     St Denis update + links.

Speeding in Hatley

    Use this link to the police
    speed enforcement team
    register your concerns about
    speeding in Hatley, particularly
    the Hatley St George > East
    Hatley 40 mph stretch.

    And if you want to report
, the police have a
    very useful new web link.

Medical matters
See below

    ... for the current Greensands
    Medical Practice newsletter and
    details of how you can help
    researchers at Addenbrooke's.

Share your memories

    Do you have a Hatley memory
    you'd like to share?  Send it to
    the site's webmaster.


    Until 22nd September
         Children's Centre
Consultation via this link

    20 September – Gamlingay
         Environmental Action Group
         (GEAG) meeting, 8.00 pm,
         Eco Hub, Stocks Lane, G'gay.
         Shaping Gamlingay’s
         Neighbourhood Plan to benefit
         the environment
.  Chris Barker
         will summarise responses in
         last year’s survey on how the
         development of Gamlingay can
         benefit the environment.  Come
         along to discuss greening of
         the Neighbourhood Plan.
         PosterGEAG website.
         All are welcome to attend.
         Free entry and free soft drinks
         are an extra incentive to go
    21 September Gamlingay
         Business Hub
first meeting,
         8.15 am, Kier Suite, Eco Hub,
         Stocks Lane, Gamlingay. FREE
         + coffee etc.  More info          
    22 September Last day to
comment on the County
         Council's Children’s Centres
via this link
    29 September Macmillan
         Cancer Support
         morning – 10.00 to 1.00 pm,
         Hatley Village Hall
    30 September Walk in flu clinic
Gamlingay surgery, 9.00 am
         to mid-day.  Full details via
         this link

    3 October Coffee Morning in
         the Village Hall – 10.00 am to
         1.00 pm – with birthday
    4 October Gamlingay and
         District Gardening Club
         The scented garden – an
         illustrated talk by Ben
         Potterton 7.30 pm, Kier Suite,
         Eco Hub, Stocks Lane,
         Gamlingay.  Visitors £3.00.
         Chairman: Dawn Black –
         01767 654 857
    9 October Walk in flu clinic
Wrestlingworth Village Hall,
         2.00 to 4.00 pm.  Full details
         via this link
    9 October Gamlingay and
         District History Society
         Oxburgh Hall – talk by Veronica
         Bennett.  7.30 pm, Room 2,
         Gamlingay Village College
    14 October Walk in flu clinic
Potton surgery, 9.00 am
         to mid-day.  Full details via
         this link

    14 October Hog and Dog in
         the Village Hall – annual race
         night with dogs + hog roast
         and licensed bar.  Tickets
         £7.00 for entry and a portion of
         the hog roast.  First race at
         8.00 pm.  Hatley Village hall
    17 October Hatley Parish
         Council: Ordinary Meeting

         Hatley Village Hall, 7.30 pm
    1 November Gamlingay and
         District Gardening Club
         Gardening then and now – an
         illustrated talk by Rodney Tibbs
         7.30 pm, Kier Suite,
         Eco Hub, Stocks Lane,
         Gamlingay.  Visitors £3.00.
         Chairman: Dawn Black –
         01767 654 857
    7 November Coffee Morning in
         the Village Hall – 10.00 am to
         1.00 pm
    3 December Christmas Tea in
         the Village Hall: 2.00 to 4.00 pm
         – with choral singing
    5 December Coffee Morning in
         the Village Hall – 10.00 am to
         1.00 pm
    6 December Gamlingay and
         District Gardening Club
         Social evening – with cakes
         7.30 pm, Kier Suite,
         Eco Hub, Stocks Lane,
         Gamlingay.  Visitors £3.00.
         Chairman: Dawn Black –
         01767 654 857
    3 February Hatley Quiz Night
         Village Hall – 7.30 pm
    1 July Hatley Village Fête
         playing field, Hatley St George
         1.00 to 4.30 pm
     For local places to eat and
         ideas of where to visit,
         click here


     The next meeting of Hatley
     Parish Council is an
     Ordinary Meeting on
     Tuesday, 17th October at
     7.30 pm in Hatley Village Hall.


     Minutes for Hatley Parish
     Council's most recent
         19 Jan:  Ordinary meeting
         12 Apr:   Extraordinary
         17 May:  Annual meetings
         19 Jul:  Ordinary meeting
         27 Sep:  EGM meeting
         18 Oct:  Ordinary meeting
         13 Dec:   Extraordinary
         17 Jan:  Ordinary meeting
         21 Mar:  Ordinary meeting
         16 May: Annual meetings
         11 July:  Ordinary meeting

     Click here for agendas and
of previous meetings


     Various documents for
     2015-16 are on our Finances


     Reports and documents
     Annual reports – 2017
     Statutory documents.


     See our Planning page for
     general planning information
     and links to applications in
     Hatley St George and East


     Flooding – thankfully unlikely
     in Hatley, but the County
     Council has issued two
     documents: Land owners
     responsibilities factsheet
     Emergency information.


     KIM WILDE is our Parish
.  Phone her on 01767
     650 596
or contact her by
     e-mail.  For Hatley Parish
     Council details, go to the
     Council's home page.


     Greensands Medical Practice
     – our local surgery – current
(as at 7th September,
     it is still April / May 2017).

     More about the surgery on our
     Emergency – doctors page.


Patient and Public Involvement Panel at Addenbrooke's

     Addenbrooke's is looking for
     volunteers to join its PPI panel
      – click this link for more
     information and this link for a
we received last year (it's
     still current).


Adult Support

     There's a lot going on in
     Cambridgeshire to support
     residents and communities
     locally.   Cambridgeshire.net
     is full of information and a
     database detailing relevant
     events locally (with Gamlingay
     as the location) + wider afield.

Local buses

     On our Bus page are
     details of the Service 28 bus –
     the Demand Response
     Transport from Hatley to local
     villages in Cambridgeshire.

Gamlingay and Hatley
history stuff

    Hatley test pits

    Gamlingay History Society

    Gamlingay Archaeology Group

Places to visit

    If you're stuck for ideas of
    somewhere to go, try these

    Where can we go? – you can
         search for events in each
         county as well as by village,
         town or post code.
    Visit Cambridge and beyond:
         what's on in Cambridge,
         Cambridgeshire and
         surrounding areas
    University of Cambridge:
         public events.
    Bedford and surrounding
    The Best of Bedfordshire.
    Open Gardens: national listing.
    Shuttleworth Collection of old
         planes at Old Warden + the
         Swiss Garden.
    Antique fairs [1].
    Antique fairs [2].

    Roads – up-to-date traffic
    information via Traffic England

Other stuff

    2017 / 2018 POSTAL RATES


    Gamlingay Library – info


    Memories of East Hatley
    Read E. W. Peters' fascinating
    account of Life in East Hatley
    in 1949 – and The farming
: Bill Richardson's vivid
    memories of shocks, stooks,
    sheaves and stacks in 1942.


    services are available on the
    Gamlingay Church website.

    In Hatley, the services at
    Hatley St George church are
    held every second (11.00 am)
    and fourth (8.00 am) Sunday
    of the month from September to


         Ffion McDonald, aka The
         Cleaning Fairy
, offers
         'Tailored home cleaning
         services'.  You can contact
         her on Gamlingay 650 742

    There are many other local
    businesses – the Yell.com
    sites include companies in:
         East Hatley
         Hatley St George

Other Hatleys

Hatley Store, Canada    This poster was spotted in
    Toronto's CN Tower pointing
    the way to... a branch of
    Hatley, the Canadian store
    specialising in clothes for kids
    and grown ups – search
    Google for UK outlets.

    And do have a look at our
    Hatleys around the world
    page.  If you know of any
    other places called Hatley, or
    can update the stuff we have,
    please let us know.

Take a look at...

    Hatley Village Association

    St Denis' church Nature Reserve
    Local Management Group


    Train facilities page includes
    details of when peak time
    charges apply.

    Station parking information


    Hatley Park Estate.


    Roads – up-to-date traffic
    information via Traffic England

Bin collections

    Blue binswhat goes in them
    (link to SCDC website).

    Rubbish collection (link to
    Hatley information).

    Hatley bin collections are on a



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