Parish Council – Extraordinary Meeting

Tuesday, 29th September, 7.30 pm
via Zoom / to discuss the Barn Farm planning application


Hatley Parish Council, 21st May 2019 - L/R: Nicola Jenkins, Harold Nickerson, Micky Astor (Deputy Chairman), Alan Pinney (Chairman), Margot Eagle and Kim Wilde (Clerk).
Date  Tuesday, 29th September. Time  7.30 pm. Venue  Remotely, via Zoom – see this link. Subject  Hatley Parish Council Extraordinary Meeting – agenda (which...
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Need help?

If you're home alone or self-isolating and live in Hatley help is still available – and, did you know the NHS test and trace service is free?


Gamlingay and Hatley Coronavirus Support Group header.
The Gamlingay and Hatley Coronavirus Support Group is here to help you if you need it. How can we help? Pick up prescriptions from...
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BT wants to take away our phone boxes

Time to join in the consultation – too late when the boxes have gone


The payphone box in East Hatley, August 2020. Both it and the phone box in Hatley St George are under threat from BT which feels the boxes are not used enough to justify keeping them.
BT has given notice to South Cambridgeshire District Council of its intention to remove the public telephone services from both Hatley St George and...
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Road safety / speeding survey

40 to 30 mph – what do you think?
Deadline is week commencing 21st September


The 40 mph speed sign in Hatley St George – should the limit be reduced to 30 mph?
Report and photos by Peter Mann For goodness knows how many years Hatley people have been complaining about the speed of traffic on the...
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Barn Farm, East Hatley, planning application amendment

New application to replace the one recently withdrawn


Barn Farm, East Hatley – a fresh planning application has been submitted to SCDC. As a non-material amendment application (NMA), no comments are allowed.
The application to erect an agricultural workers’ dwelling at Barn Farm, East Hatley (above in August 2020) for which planning permission was given in...
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Church newsletters

The weekly newsletter of St Mary's church, Gamlingay


St Mary's, Gamlingay, weekly newsletter .
Click on the graphics below to download each edition – going back to the first issue in May 2020. In the latest (25th September)...
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It’s flu jab time / 2020

Likely to still have free slots for over 65s and clinical risks groups


Flu patient – to tie in with the Greensands Medical Practice flu clinics.
Greensands Medical Practice is running its annual flu jab clinics in Gamlingay and Potton. In light of the risk of flu and Covid-19 co-circulating...
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What’s on

Things going on in and near Hatley


WHAT’S ON?  MORE AND MORE!   Don’t forget…   To contact the Gamlingay and Hatley Coronavirus Support Group if you are self isolating and require help...
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SCDC’s zero carbon grants

What should the Parish Council apply for – do let them know!


SCDC's zero carbon communities logo. The council has £100,000 of tax-payers money to spend on its zero carbon enthusiasm.
By Nicola Jenkins Up to £15,000 is on offer to local groups and parish councils to help reduce climate change. Can you think of...
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Doing your bit

for climate change


Wind turbines ruining the skyline near Biggleswade and distracting passing motorists. Nicola Jenkins photo.
Words and photo by Nicola Jenkins We can all help to mitigate climate change and reach our net zero carbon emissions target by 2050....
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Hatley’s defibrillator – just dial 999

No need to panic – trained operatives will tell you what to do... and we have reminders to help


The defibrillator cabinet outside Hatley Village Hall. If you need to use it, first dial 999 – it has been registered with the NHS who will provide the code to open the cabinet door and give instructions for its use.
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...
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Another St Denis’ churchyard tidy-up

A sunny Sunday morning's work, 19th July 2020


The St Denis' churchyard tidy-up – Sarah Brennan, John O'Sullivan, Charlie Norman with the 'St Denis' scissor mower, Carole Cooper, Neil Carter and Nicola Jenkins. / 19 July 2020. Photo: Peter Mann.
Words and photos by Peter Mann. Once again the weather was nice (despite much overnight rain and a dodgy forecast) with a dozen people...
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A sunny St Denis’ churchyard tidy-up

A good work out on Saturday, 11th July 2020


The St Denis' churchyard tidy-up: some of the raking and cutting team: from the left Jo and Peter Hayward, John O'Sullivan, Nicola Jenkins (mowing), Kevin Steel and Peter Hanlon / 11 July 2020. Photo: Peter Mann.
Words and photos by Peter Mann. The weather was nice and over a dozen people turned up to help with mowing and raking the...
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Christian Aid

While the official Christian Aid week has finished, the need to give never stops – here's how you can still contribute


Christian Aid Week logo – May 2020. You can still donate.
By Rev’d Hilary Young, our parish priest While there were no red and white Christian Aid envelopes posted through our doors this year, if...
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Parish Council – Ordinary Meeting

Tuesday, 20th October, 7.30 pm
To be decided whether in the Village Hall or via Zoom


Hatley Parish Council, 21st May 2019 - L/R: Nicola Jenkins, Harold Nickerson, Micky Astor (Deputy Chairman), Alan Pinney (Chairman), Margot Eagle and Kim Wilde (Clerk).
Date Tuesday, 20th October. Time 7.30 pm. Venue Either remotely, via Zoom or, if possible, Hatley Village Hall. Subject Hatley Parish Council Ordinary Meeting....
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The Hatley litter pick

Provisionally scheduled for Sunday, 25th October at 10.00 am to collect bags and pickers from Hatley Village Hall


Typical result of a Hatley litter pick – many filled bin bags, which South Cambs District Council takes away.
Date Sunday, 25th October – PROVISIONAL DATE. Time 10.00 am. Event  Hatley Litter Pick. Venue Hatley Village Hall to collect bags and litter picking...
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St Mary Zooms into services

Virtue in our world of instant communication from St Mary's, Gamlingay


St-Mary's, Gamlingay – the main entrance is on the north side through the door under a two-storeyed porch. January 2020.
The bells in St Mary’s church in Gamlingay may have fallen silent and the door to the church is locked while the Church of...
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Zero emission waste collections – at a price

New battery bin lorry will cost £400,000


The £400,000 electric Dennis Eagle ‘eCollect’ bin lorry which SCDC has just purchased in conjunction with Cambridge City Council
Electric cars?  Tick.  Electric vans and taxis?  Tick.   Electric lorries?  Not really yet… except for the electric bin lorry which South Cambs District Council...
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Hatley St George church Task Group is getting on with things

Its purpose is to help the building last another 800 years


A stone head of Queen Victoria carved as a stop at the base of the south door arch at Hatley St George church, Hatley St George, Cambridgeshire.
The Task Group had its third meeting on 30th January – Hilary confirmed it is now an official sub-group of the Parochial Church Council...
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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


All Saints, Margaret Street, London – the interior, looking towards the magnificent altar piece at the east end and dating from 1909.
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...
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