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Page updated 21 April 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.

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 shop-cum-post office and a cricket green (although, sadly, the last match was played in 2013).

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).

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 a small business park.


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.

St. Denis' church is also Grade II* listed and now an empty shell no longer in use and on the English Heritage Heritage at risk register, although we are hopeful now the Friends of Friendless Churches have take ownership of it, they will complete the restoration begun in 2005.

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




see below

Click here

Black Cat:
Have your say
on the A428

    Anyone who has to travel via
    the A1 / Black Cat roundabout
    will know to expect a delay –
    often quite significant.

    As part of a major upgrade to
    the A428, it will extend from
    Caxton Gibbet directly to the A1
    at Black Cat.

    This link will take you to a
    'consultation' being carried out
    by Highways England to see
    (we hope) what ordinary people
    think should be done at Black
    Cat to create a junction which
    works – and the A428 route.

    The consultation ends THIS
    SUNDAY, 23rd April

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...

The next Hatley
Coffee Morning is
on Tuesday 2nd May
at 10.00 am

Hatley CDoffee Mornings are at Hatley Village Hall, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm on the first Tuesday of each month.

    Tuesday, 2nd May, from
    10.00 am to 1.00 pm.

    Do go and enjoy catching up on
    all the gossip over 'a nice cup of
    tea' (or coffee) plus cakes, toast
    and other tasty delights.

    And take a friend, neighbour or
    passing stranger – any time
    between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm.

    More photos and info on our
    Latest page.

Election time

    On Thursday, 4th May there are
    two elections: one for the Mayor
    of Cambridgeshire, the other for
    the County Council – full details,
    including lists of the candidates
    and the purpose of the elections,
    are on our Elections page.

    NB The general election is on
    8th June

PC things

     The next Hatley Parish Council
     meeting is on Tuesday, 16th
at 7.00 pm, Hatley Village
     Hall.  A representative from the
     Friends of Friendless Churches
     is expected with news of their
     plans for St Denis, East Hatley.
     Meeting notice.

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

     See below for more PC stuff.

Another road closure

    Highways has confirmed the
    date currently booked for the
    next road closure from
    Gamlingay through to East
    Hatley is now Friday 12th May
    – this time to complete the
    resurfacing project.

    All residents will be formally
    notified, as before, in advance.

    The work is subject to weather
    conditions and may be liable to
    change at very short notice.

Hail litter picking
heroes and

Hatley litter pickers - 19 March 2017.

    Litter picking – Nicola Jenkins
    (left) and Margot Eagle are two
    of our 2017 litter picking heroes
    and heroines.  More pictures on
    the Latest page.

Hatley Parish

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


    ... 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.

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

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'.

Hatley St George
church services
to April 2017

Hatley St George, Cambridgeshire - church services, January to April 2017.

    ▲ Here's a handy guide to the
    services being held in Hatley St
    George church January to April
    2017 – just click on the graphic
    or go to the Latest page for a
    typed out version.

    Don't forget there's now a loo in
    the churchyard – click here for
    a few details.

South Cambs magazine

    If you are receiving two (or
    more!) copies of SCDC's South
magazine, please let
    Kim Wilde know – Kim is the
    Parish Clerk – and she will let
    SCDC know and thereby help
    a few wasted Council Tax

Good news for
St Denis'

The redundant church of St Denis in East Hatley, Cambridgeshire - ownership passed from South Cambridgeshire District Council to the Friends of Friendless Churches on 30th November 2016.

    Read South Cambridgeshire
    District Council's press
about the hand over of
    St Denis' church, East Hatley
    to its new owner, the Friends of
    Friendless Churches (FoFC).

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.

Handy book

    Local author Philippa Pearson
    book, Small Space Big Ideas,
    is full of... ideas.  It makes a
    great birthday present!

Share your memories

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


    Thursday, 27 AprilBlue and
         green bin collection
    2 MayCoffee morning
         Hatley Village Hall, 10.00 am
         to 1.00 pm
– just drop in.
         Click here for more details
    3 May Gamlingay and
         District Gardening Club
         Herbs in general – an
         illustrated talk by Zsuzsa
         Seres 7.30 pm, Kier Suite,
         Eco Hub, Stocks Lane,
         Gamlingay.  Visitors £3.00.
         Chairman: Dawn Black –
         01767 654 857
    4 May – Election day for the
         Mayor of Cambridgeshire
         and the County Council.
         Hatley Village Hall, 7.00 am
         to 10.00 pm
    4 MayGamArch
         monthly meeting – details on
         their website.  7.30 pm,
         WI Hall, Waresley Road,
    8 May Gamlingay and
         District History Society
         The inns and outs of pub
– illustrated talk by
         Mark Pardow.  7.30 pm,
         Room 2, Gamlingay Village
    12 May – Road closure: East
         Hatley to Gamlingay
    16 May Hatley Parish
         Council: Annual Meetings

         Hatley Village Hall, 7.00 pm
    17 May – Gamlingay
         Environmental Action Group
         (GEAG) meeting, 8.00 pm,
         Eco Hub, Stocks Lane,
         Gamlingay.  Topic to be
         announced (check website)
         It's an open meeting and all
         are welcome to attend.  Free
         drinks – fresh fruit juices,
         milk, tea or coffee – and
         biscuits are an extra incentive
         to go.  Entry is also free
    9 July Hatley Fête on the
         playing field in Hatley St
         George.  Starts 2.00 pm
    18 July Hatley Parish
         Council: Ordinary Meeting

         Hatley Village Hall, 7.30 pm
    17 October Hatley Parish
         Council: Ordinary Meeting

         Hatley Village Hall, 7.30 pm
     For local places to eat and
         ideas of where to visit,
         click here


     The next meeting of Hatley
     Parish Council is the
     Annual Meetings on
     Tuesday, 16th May at
     7.00 pm in Hatley Village Hall:
      meeting notice.


     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

     Click here for agendas and
of previous meetings


     Various documents for
     2015-16 are on our Finances


     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
     Clerk.  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
(including changes
     to out of hours service).

     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

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, 40 Church Street –
             65 03 33.
      The Wheatsheaf, 92 Church
             Street – 65 11 77.
       Woodview Farm Shop,
             Potton Road – 66 16 91.

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

    2016 / 2017 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


         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' 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).

Next collection

    THURSDAY, 27th April
    Blue and green bins.

    Hatley bin collections are on a
    Wednesday.  Read all about it.



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