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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


21st March
Black bin

Other bin info


Click here

Moat Farm planning application

    Draft minutes from Hatley Parish
    Council's Extraordinary Meeting
    on 27th February 2018 are
    available by clicking here.

    The consultation closed on 12th
    March; see our Planning page
    for other information.

Hatley litter pick
Sunday, 18th March
from 10.30 am

Hatley litter pick day – Sunday, 18th March 2018. Meet at Hatley Village Hall at 10.30 am – please wear strong gloves and sensible footwear. Litter pickers and refuse sacks will be proivided.

    Hatley litter pick day – Sunday,
    18th March 2018.  Meet at Hatley
    Village Hall at 10.30 am – please
    wear strong gloves and sensible

    Litter pickers and refuse sacks
    will be provided.

    For photos of our 2017 litter
    picking heroes and heroines, just
    click here

Hatley Parish
Council meeting
Tuesday, 20th March

    There will be an Ordinary Meeting
    of Hatley Parish Council on
    Tuesday, 20th March at 7.30 pm
    in Hatley Village Hall.  Members
    of the public are most welcome
    to go along, ask questions and
    see and hear the PC in action.

Hatley Parish

    Use this link for a copy of the
    February 2018 issue.  If you
    have any news items for future
    issues, 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.

    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

St Denis' church:
work has started

    After SCDC granted planning
for the much-needed
    repairs to St Denis' church, East
    Hatley, it's good to report work has
    started on – for now – the interior,
    initially the floor and windows.
    More detail when it is available.

    The Friends of Friendless
    Churches (FoFC), which owns
    the building (but not the graveyard
    – that is still consecrated),
    outlined its ideas to Hatley
    Parish Council last July – read
    about them here

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

    Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
    County Wildlife Trust
carried out
    one of its occasional surveys of
    St Denis' churchyard in June.
    Use this link to read the 2017
– and this link for the
    2012 survey.

The next Hatley
Coffee Morning
Tuesday, 3rd April
from 10.00 am

Hatley Coffee Morning

    Tuesday, 3rd April, from
    10.00 am to 1.00 pm.  Do go
    to the Village Hall – great place
    for a great natter, cake and coffee
    (or tea if you prefer).  Photos and
    info: Latest page.

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 208 278.

... in Longstowe:
       The Red House01954
       264 777

The Hatley
Pancake Race
a photo
of the winners

Winners of the 2018 Hatley Pancake Race held on the Hatley St George playing field, 11th February 2018.

    11th February – Hatley Pancake
– the winners were... (l to r)
    Andrew Miller; Allen Miller;
    Sarah Titmus; Alex; Colm

    Bit of a chilly day, but that didn't
    stop plenty of people turning up,
    frying pans in hand.  Well done
    everyone – and thanks to Linda
and Mervyn Lack for
    organising things and to Linda
    for the photo (click on it for an

The Famous
Hatley Quiz
2018: a photo

Well attended: just before the start of Hatley's Quiz Night at Hatley Village Hall, Hatley St George, Cambridgeshire on 3rd February 2018.

    The 2018 Hatley Quiz Night in the
    Village Hall was exceptionally
    well attended – as can be seen
    in this photo just before the
    start.  63 contestants enjoyed
    themselves, raising £536 for
    Hatley community projects – the
    money is held by the Parish

    Team Riff Raff were the clear
    winners with 102 points (six more
    than second place) and have the
    joy of setting next year's quiz.

    Very big thanks to Patrick Collins,
    Irene Grey, Nicola Jenkins, John
, Alex Langford and
    Benita Scott for setting the
    questions, Allen Miller for
    PowerPointing them, Mick
for being on the door
    and Mervyn Lack, Alan Pinney
    and their Village Hall Committee
for their hard work
    organising the event.

    Click on the photo for a larger

Coffee Morning

Hatley Coffee Morning - 1st birthday - 3rd October 2017.

    Celebrating the Coffee Morning's
    first birthday – click on the photo
    for a larger image.

    More pics on our About page

    It's also on the Biggleswade
    Chronicle website

    The next Coffee Morning is on
    Tuesday, 6th February
    10.00 am to 1.00 pm.

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...

PC things

     The next Hatley Parish Council
     meeting is an Ordinary Meeting
     on Tuesday, 20th March at
     7.30 pm
in Hatley Village Hall.
     Members of the public are most
     welcome to be there too.


     Copies of Hatley Parish
     Council's minutes and
     agendas going back to 2002
     are available via our Agendas
     and minutes

     Click here for minutes of the
     Parish Council's January 2018
     Ordinary Meeting.

    Use this link for Minutes of 30th
    January meeting

     See below for more PC stuff.

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.

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.


    Use this link for what’s on at
         Gamlingay Eco Hub.

         Consultation period for
         the Moat Farm planning
         application finished on
         12th March.  See our Planning
for more information.
         Agenda.  Minutes of 30th
         January meeting

    18 March Hatley Litter Pick
         Please come and help to pick
         up the litter spoiling the verges
         on the stretch within the parish
         on the Gamlingay > Hatley >
         Croydon road.
              Meet Hatley Village Hall,
         10.30 am – bags and litter
         picking sticks will be provided,
         but best if you wear a good
         pair of gardening gloves
    19 March Gamlingay and
         District History Society
         More Gamlingay history – an
         illustrated talk by James Brown.
         Room 2, Gamlingay Village
         College, 7.30 pm
    20 March Hatley Parish
         Council: Ordinary Meeting
          Hatley Village Hall,  7.30 pm
    3 April Coffee Morning in
         the Village Hall – 10.00 am to
         1.00 pm
    4 April Gamlingay and
         District Gardening Club
.  The
         Chelsea experience – an
         exhibitor's view
.  An illustrated
         talk by Roger Harvey.  7.30 pm,
         Kier Suite, Eco Hub
         Stocks Lane, Gamlingay.
         Visitors £3.00, including tea.
         Chairman: Dawn Black –
         01767 654 857
    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 scheduled meeting of
     Hatley Parish Council is an
     Ordinary Meeting on
     Tuesday, 20th March 2018 at
     7.30 pm in Hatley Village Hall.


     Minutes for Hatley Parish
     Council's 2017 and 2018 meetings

         17 Jan:  Ordinary meeting
         21 Mar:  Ordinary meeting
         16 May: Annual meetings
         11 July:  Ordinary meeting
         17 Oct:  Ordinary meeting
         1 Nov: Extraordinary, draft
         16 Jan: Ordinary, draft

     Click here for agendas and
of previous meetings


     Various documents for
     2016-17 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,
    including paper:  Goodbye to

    From December through to
    March, green bin collections
    are monthly.

    Rubbish collection (link to
    Hatley information).

    Hatley bin collections are on a



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