Possible disruption to our green bin collections
By Peter Mann Beware! It looks as though our fortnightly green bin collections could be disrupted due to the pandemic causing staff shortages –...
We’re looking for a new Parish Clerk
Deadline: 4th August
Hatley Parish Council requires a part-time Parish Clerk / Responsible Financial Officer. This varied post would suit someone interested in the local community and...
Bat emergence survey
A batty visit to St Denis', 17th July 2021
By our bat correspondent, Nicola Jenkins Rachel Bates of the Cambridgeshire Bat Group organised a survey of bats emerging from St Denis’ church on...
What’s your view on East West Rail?
Anthony Browne, our MP, would like to know
Anthony Browne, our MP, would like to know what you think of East West Rail (EWR) and its recent non-statutory consultation. “EWR is embarking...
Barn Farm, The Manor House and Moat Farm – all in East Hatley / updated 20th July
There’s only one ‘Hatley’ planning application awaiting a decision from South Cambridgeshire District Council (The Manor House) – two others, relating to Barn Farm...
Covid help + vaccination and lockdown information
If you're home alone or self-isolating and live in Hatley, help is available – plus Covid-19 vaccinations and lockdown information.... and, did you know the NHS test and trace service is free – as are vaccinations?
The Gamlingay and Hatley Coronavirus Support Group is here to help you if you need it. How can we help? Pick up prescriptions from...
Hatley’s defibrillator – just dial 999
No need to panic – trained operatives will tell you what to do... and we have reminders to help
Hatley’s defibrillator (above) is located outside the Village Hall in Hatley St George in a locked and temperature-controlled cabinet. It has full public access...
The Gamlingay and Hatleys Car Scheme
For when you get the invite but don’t have the means of getting there
Do you need help getting to your Covid-19 vaccination appointment? The Gamlingay and Hatleys Car Scheme provides transport for medical appointments – including vaccination...
Things going on in and near Hatley
The Coffee Morning is back on 3rd August! Don’t forget… To contact the Gamlingay and Hatley Coronavirus Support Group if you are self...
The Hatley Coffee Morning is back
10.00 am, Tuesday, 3rd August in Hatley Village Hall
Date Tuesday, 3rd August Time 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Venue Hatley Village Hall. Organiser Linda Hudson. Yippee! The Hatley Coffee Morning is back...
The weekly newsletter of
St Mary's church, Gamlingay
In the latest (30th July) issue, the Rev’d Hilary Young, priest in charge for our diocese, is having a ‘Bring and Share’ event to...
The Hatley litter pick
Saturday, 4th September at 10.30 am to collect bags and pickers from Hatley Village Hall
Date Saturday, 4th September. Time 10.30 am. Event Hatley Litter Pick. Venue Hatley Village Hall to collect bags and litter picking sticks. Organisers Hatley...
Christian Aid Week 2021
Formally over, but you can still donate
While Christian Aid Week 2021 is formally over, you can still donate… Online www.caweek.org By phone 08080 006 006 or 020 7523 2269 By...
Hatley Parish Council – next meeting
Tuesday, 19th October, 7.30 pm in Hatley Village Hall
Date Tuesday, 19th October 2021. Time 7.30 pm. Venue Hatley Village Hall. Subject Hatley Parish Council’s Ordinary Meeting. Please do go along and see...
Have you read this?
Mentions we've spotted of Hatley in books
By Peter Mann Depending on where you live, there can be any number of mentions of your locality in books on the countryside, buildings,...
News on nature
Our local, Local Nature Reserve
There is a small corner of Hatley which is forever a nature reserve – it surrounds St Denis’ church and is, officially, a Local...
A little less of St Denis
Lost in the great fire at Notre Dame Cathedral
Saint Denis was a 3rd-century Christian martyr and saint – martyred for his faith by decapitation, thus now portrayed carrying his head in his...
Rescuing our churches
Articles in The Guardian and Country Life support the Friends of Friendless Churches while highlighting the plight of rural churches
By Peter Mann It’s been a good week for spotting mentions of the Friends of Friendless Churches – and the plight of rural churches...
William Butterfield in action
A visit to All Saints, Margaret Street, London – and an important paper on this star architect who restored St Denis' in 1874
There can be no question William Butterfield (1814-1900) was, along with Augustus Pugin (1812-1852), Sir George Gilbert Scott RA (1811-1878) and Sir Charles Barry...
Doing your bit
for climate change
Words and photo by Nicola Jenkins We can all help to mitigate climate change and reach our net zero carbon emissions target by 2050....