Hatley St George and East Hatley are two small Cambridgeshire villages with a total population in the low 200s, East Hatley just being the larger of the two.
Although quite a few of us work from home, we are largely a commuting population, albeit with a strong sense of community.
There’s plenty of local stuff going on, though: the monthly Coffee Mornings (on the first Tuesday, 10.00 am to 1.00 pm), the annual Quiz Night (the first Saturday in February), a Pancake Race, the Village Fète (in July) and the Christmas Tea (first Sunday in December, starting at 2.00 pm) are calendar regulars – supplemented by occasional talks, Race Nights and other events. Many of these happen in the Village Hall.
Hatley is also served by lots of very good footpaths and bridleways, so if you want to go for a walk, bike or horse ride, there are plenty of options (although wearing wellies in winter is good advice).
There is another Hatley near by – Cockayne Hatley, which is in Bedfordshire and historically not connected to ‘our’ Hatley.
We share a village hall, playing field and shop; one of our two churches (in Hatley St George) is still concretated.
Hatley: much to feel proud of – and plenty of opportunities to be part of.
Page updated 28th May 2019.