It’s flu jab time / 2020
Likely to still have free slots for over 65s and clinical risks groups
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...
Great news about St Denis’ church
A £58,200 grant means more restoration work can be done
Great news this morning – the Friends of Friendless Churches, which owns St Denis’ in East Hatley (above), has been given a government grant...
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...
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?
The Gamlingay and Hatley Coronavirus Support Group is here to help you if you need it. How can we help? Pick up prescriptions from...
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...
Barn Farm, East Hatley, planning application amendment
New application to replace the one recently withdrawn
The application to erect an agricultural workers’ dwelling at Barn Farm, East Hatley (above in August 2020) for which planning permission was given in...
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....
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...
Another St Denis’ churchyard tidy-up
A sunny Sunday morning's work, 19th July 2020
Words and photos by Peter Mann. Once again the weather was nice (despite much overnight rain and a dodgy forecast) with a dozen people...
A sunny St Denis’ churchyard tidy-up
A good work out on Saturday, 11th July 2020
Words and photos by Peter Mann. The weather was nice and over a dozen people turned up to help with mowing and raking the...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
HOD 2019 raised over £250!
Every little helps the Friends of Friendless Churches if it is to complete its St Denis’ restoration 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...
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...