A swallow nested in the Village Hall
Luckily, we were able to photograph it
By John O’Sullivan Well, not exactly in the hall, but in its spacious porch. In August 2021 a pair of swallows constructed a bracket-like...
St Denis' church, Barn Farm and Moat Farm – all in East Hatley / updated 20th September
There’s only one ‘Hatley’ planning application awaiting a decision from South Cambridgeshire District Council (St Denis’ church) – two others, relating to Barn Farm...
It’s coming up to flu jab time
The 2021 flu vaccination programme is getting underway
Greensands Medical Practice is getting ready to run its annual flu jab clinics in Gamlingay and Potton. The Practice says – as it did...
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...
Covid help + vaccination and government information
If you're home alone or self-isolating and live in Hatley, help is available – plus Covid-19 vaccinations and lockdown information.... a reminder 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...
The 2021 Hatley church fête raised lots of money
Over £1,000 for Hatley and Gamlingay churches
By our on-the-spot reporters Nicola Jenkins and Mervyn Lack After two years without a village fête it was great to see the event back...
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...
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 –...
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,...
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....
Someone put a grenade in their blue bin!
Would you believe the things people put in their blue bins?
A grenade, a toilet seat and disco lights are on a list of items people in south Cambs have wrongly put into their blue...
Fly-tippers – does you mum still clean up after you?
SCDC's new innovative sign asks embarrassing questions
South Cambs District Council is erecting these eye-catching signs which question why people are fly-tipping – including whether their mum still cleans up after them....
Retired after 15 years
Goodbye to the original Hatley website
Well, that was the website that was. After 15 years of faithful service, time for a long rest for the old design now we’ve...
Someone nicked our children sign
Do you know what happened?
You will have noticed the two original (and a bit worn looking) ‘children’ signs in Hatley St George have gone. The one above was...