A sunny St Denis’ churchyard tidy-up
A good work out on Saturday, 11th July 2020
The weather was nice and over a dozen people turned up to help with mowing and raking the south side of St Denis’ churchyard....
Hatley play area open again
But please consider others, keep apart and stay safe.
By Margot Eagle, chairman, Hatley Parish Council The play area in Hatley St George reopened on 4th July. In accordance with government guidance, Hatley...
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....
SCDC’s zero carbon grants
What should the Parish Council apply for – do let them know!
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...
Gosh, it’s hot!
But, please avoid crowded outdoor spaces and take your litter home
By Peter Mann With the lockdown easing and temperatures rising, it’s a perfect excuse to get out and meet family and friends… …but, urges...
Gazette / Villager are online
It's all because of Covid (surprised?)
The May, June and combined July/August 2020 issues of the Gamlingay Gazette are only available online at www.gamlingaygazette.uk. The team hopes to be able...
If you're home alone or self-isolating and live in Hatley help is on hand
The Gamlingay and Hatley Coronavirus Support Group is here to help you if you need it. How can we help? Pick up prescriptions from...
St Mary Zooms into services
Virtue in our world of instant communication from St Mary's, Gamlingay
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...
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...
Green bin collections back to fortnightly
All being well...
“Keep putting green bins out fortnightly” is the message from South Cambridgeshire District Council as bin crews are thanked for ’emptying extra’. It seems...
Zoomed PC meeting success
Margot Eagle re-elected as chairman, too
History was made at 7.00 pm on Tuesday, 19 May 2020 when Hatley Parish held its first public meeting via video link. And once...
Except for funeral services and weddings
Following the government announcement on 23rd March 2020, all places of worship are closed during the coronavirus pandemic – except for funerals and weddings...
About the parish precept
It's gone up even though the Parish Council didn't ask for an increase
If in checking your 2020 / 2021 council tax bill you wondered why the Hatley parish precept has gone up, despite the Parish Council...
Zero emission waste collections – at a price
New battery bin lorry will cost £400,000
Electric cars? Tick. Electric vans and taxis? Tick. Electric lorries? Not really yet… except for the electric bin lorry which South Cambs District Council...
Hedge tidy-up in St Denis’ churchyard
A useful morning's work in warm, bright sunshine
Dateline… Sunday, 22nd March 2020. Place… St Denis’ churchyard, East Hatley, Cambridgeshire. Event… Hedge tidy-up. Reason… In places the hedgerow was encroaching on the...
2020 Pancake Race winners…
Big heroes and little heroes all
23rd February and all the fun of the 2020 Hatley Pancake Race – those are the winners above: l to r Jaime Cotton, Kim...
East West Rail – things you might like to know but can’t now ask face-to-face
Although we’re on the edge of the ‘Preferred Route Option’, you may still be interested to find out more
By Peter Mann Now the ‘Preferred Route Option’ for a new line between Bedford and Cambridge has been announced, the East West Railway Company...
Cambridge to Oxford rail link confirmed (sort of)
And it'll go via Cambourne, not Bassingbourn
The government, via the East West Rail Company (EWRC) and transport secretary Grant Shapps, has announced its preferred route as part of the third...
Barn Farm, East Hatley, planning application approved
The end of a 12 year saga
The application by Mr and Mrs Hook to erect an agricultural workers’ dwelling at Barn Farm, East Hatley (above in July 2016), was approved...
Hatley St George church Task Group is getting on with things
Its purpose is to help the building last another 800 years
The Task Group had its third meeting on 30th January – Hilary confirmed it is now an official sub-group of the Parochial Church Council...