Protest by Extinction Rebellion Cambridge means Fen Causeway and Trumpington Road are closed from 16th February
Using emergency powers, the police have closed Fen Causeway and Trumpington Road in Cambridge while Extinction Rebellion Cambridge carry out a week of protests....
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...
East West Rail – show time on Saturday, 29th February
Although we’re on the edge of the ‘Preferred Route Option’, you may still be interested to find out more at an open day in Little Gransden
Now the ‘Preferred Route Option’ for a new line between Bedford and Cambridge has been announced, the East West Railway Company (EWRC) is holding...
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...
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...
Matthew Parris is an FoFC convert
He let the world know via The Times on 5th February
Matthew Parris, former MP, host of Radio 4’s Brief Lives and Times columnist, discovered a disused, part-Norman church belonging to The Friends of Friendless...
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...
The next Local Plan for SCDC – time to have your say
From 2031, this is in the cause of long term thinking
“This is a very exciting time for South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council,” says Stephen Kelly, the Joint Director for Planning and...
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...
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...
Have you read this?
Mentions of Hatley we've spotted
By Peter Mann Depending on where you live, there can be any number of mentions of your locality in books on the countryside, buildings,...
St Denis’ in the news
Press cuttings from our open days and evenings
Local press coverage of handing over St Denis’ church keys to the Friends of Friendless Churches by South Cambridgeshire District Council in July 2017...
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....
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...
Current parish newsletter
Everyone in Hatley will have received a copy of the latest (November 2019) newsletter… but if you’ve not seen it or have lost your...
Good support for the Hatley Macmillan Coffee Morning
Lots of yummy cakes, tea and coffee were happily consumed at the special Hatley Coffee Morning on 1st October. it was given over to...
Harvest Service – thanks for the flowers, fruit and veg
The Revd Norman Young stood in for his wife, the Revd Hilary Young (our parish priest), to take the Harvest Service in Hatley St...
Hatley Village Fête 2019 – the photos
A fine time was had by all on Sunday, 21st July
The weather was kind and lots of people came along on Sunday, 21st July to enjoy the tea tent, bouncy castle, children’s games and...
Heroes and heroines from the 2019 Hatley litter pick
A big thank-you to them all
Neal Barton, Sarah Brennan, Margot Eagle, Jeremy Hooper, Mervyn Lack, John O’Sullivan and Martin Ward all did wonders on 24th March. And not forgetting Harold...
HOD raised over £250!
Every little helps the Friends of Friendless Churches to complete its St Denis’ project
Actually, it was £267.45 – over three gloriously sunny days in mid-September as 103 people (some on bikes, some with children and two with...