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Things going on in and near Hatley


Tuesday, 21st January 2020  Hatley Parish Council – Ordinary Meeting / 7.30 pm, Hatley Village Hall. Sunday, 26th January  The Gransden Muddy Fun Run. Monday,...
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Parish Council – Ordinary Meeting

21st January – 7.30 pm / Hatley Village Hall


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, 21st January. Time 7.30 pm. Venue Hatley Village Hall. Subject  Ordinary Meeting. Agenda Hatley Parish Council is our most local authority – it’s...
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Love running? Try this!

Gransden Muddy Fun Run on 26th January


If you like doing mystery marathons, half marathons, a 10K or 3K run or going on a family fun run, how about trying the...
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The famous Hatley Quiz night

Saturday, 1st February, Hatley Village Hall


Date  Saturday, 1st February. Time  Doors open at 7.00 for 7.30 pm start. Venue  Hatley Village Hall. Event  Hatley Quiz Night, Organisers  Hatley Village...
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Monthly Coffee Morning

4th February, 10.00 am / Village Hall


Hatley, Cambridgeshire, Coffee Morning sign. The Coffee Mornings are held on the first Tuesday of every month in Hatley Village Hall from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm.
Date Tuesday, 4th February. Time 10.00 am to 1.00 pm. Venue Hatley Village Hall. Organisers Linda Hudson and Mervyn Lack. Do go – it’s...
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Gardening

5th February, 7.15 pm / Eco-Hub


Date  Wednesday, 5th February.  Time  7.00 for 7.30 pm. Venue  Keir Suite, Eco Hub, Stocks Lane, Gamlingay, SG19 3JR. Subject  Grow the best glorious...
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Archaeology

6th February, 7.30 pm / Blythe Way Community Room Gamlingay


Date  Thursday, 6th February Time 7.15 for 7.30 pm. Venue Blythe Way Community Room, Blythe Way, off Stocks Lane (opposite the Eco Hub) Gamlingay,...
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History

10th February 7.15 pm / Eco Hub


Date  Monday, 10th February. Time 7.15 for 7.30 pm. Venue  Keir Suite, Eco Hub, Stocks Lane, Gamlingay, SG19 3JR. Subject  Jim Brown – more...
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Cambridgeshire Police funding in 2020 – have your say

How much should we pay for policing Hatley?


Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner logo
The second biggest portion of our council tax goes to the police – these are the 2019 / 2020 costs for a Band D...
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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...
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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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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...
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Fly-tippers – does you mum still clean up after you?

SCDC's new innovative sign asks embarrassing questions


'Why are you fly tipping?' – a new SCDC sign which asks fly-tippers if their mum still cleans up after them.
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....
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Have you read this?

Mentions of Hatley we've spotted


South Cambs magazine, winter 2019 – panel on great places featuring a photo of St Denis' church, East Hatley, Cambridgeshire.
By Peter Mann Depending on where you live, there can be any number of mentions of your locality in books on the countryside, buildings,...
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General election result

Conservatives hold the seat – with a much reduced majority


Hatley Village Hall is our polling station.
The result of the election in our South Cambridgeshire parliamentary seat on Thursday, 12th December was: Conservative majority – 2,904 (15,952 in 2017) Number...
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Planning application

99 East Hatley


A planning application has been submitted to South Cambridgeshire District Council by 99 East Hatley. It is for a Certificate of Lawful development for the...
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Current parish newsletter

November 2019


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...
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Harvest Service – thanks for the flowers, fruit and veg


Harvest Service in Hatley St George Church, 2019 – fruit and flowers: 13th October 2019.
The Revd Norman Young stood in for his wife, the Revd Hilary Young (our parish priest), to take the Harvest Service in Hatley St...
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Good support for the Hatley Macmillan Coffee Morning


Well supported: the Macmillan Coffee Morning at Hatley Village Hall on 1st October 2019.
Lots of yummy cakes, tea and coffee were happily consumed at the special Hatley Coffee Morning on 1st October. it was given over to...
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Someone put a grenade in their blue bin!

Would you believe the things people put in their blue bins?


Found in a blue wheelie bin [4] – a-metal tape measure. Only things which can be recycled easily should be put into your blue bin. SCDC has a list on its website.
A grenade, a toilet seat and disco lights are on a list of items people in south Cambs have wrongly put into their blue...
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HOD raised over £250!

Every little helps the Friends of Friendless Churches to complete its St Denis’ project


St Denis' church, East-Hatley was open over the weekend on 13th to 15th September 2019 for the Heritage Open Days festival. Over 100 people came to look round and generously donated £252.45 to the Friends of Friendless Churches, which owns the building to help in its endeavours to complete the restoration of the church.
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...
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St Denis’ churchyard tidy-up, 2019

17 volunteers cut and cleared it on 4th August 2019


Happy volunteers at the St Denis' church East Hatley, Cambridgeshire, churchyard tidy-up on 4th August 2019.
By Nicola Jenkins Many hands made lighter work! A fantastic turnout of 17 volunteers at St Denis’ churchyard worked hard on Sunday morning, 4...
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Hatley Village Fête 2019 – the photos

A fine time was had by all on Sunday, 21st July


Hatley Village Fete, 21st July 2019 – an ice cream van, police car, craft stalls, children's games, bouncy castle and an interesting display of classic cars kept everyone amused.
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...
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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...
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Hatley Parish Council’s finances, 2018 / 2019

All the facts and figures


Hatley Parish Council’s financial results and audit documents for 2018 / 2019 are now available for you to scrutinise. All the files are downloadable...
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We’re in the news!

The Hatley website hits the headlines (almost)


Hatley website in the news – FoFC, Summer 2019 newsletter.
The Friends of Friendless Churches owns St Denis’ in East Hatley – along with 51 other redundant churches in England and Wales. Here’s a...
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New Parish Council chairman

Plus 2019 reports


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).
Alan Pinney is Hatley Parish Council’s new Chairman – he took over the role from Margot Eagle at the Annual Meetings on 21st May,...
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A little less of St Denis

Lost in the great fire at Notre Dame Cathedral


St Denis' statue in Notre-Dame Cathedral, Paris. He was beheaded around 250 AD - Notre-Dame was built on the site of his church 900 years later. A relic of St Denis, placed in the weather vane atop the cathedral's spire in the 1830s was lost in the devastating fire of 15th April 2019. [Photo by Thesupermat-CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21763309]
Saint Denis was a 3rd-century Christian martyr and saint – martyred for his faith by decapitation, thus now portrayed carrying his head in his...
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Heroes and heroines from the 2019 Hatley litter pick

A big thank-you to them all


Typical result of a Hatley litter pick – many filled bin bags, which South Cambs District Council takes away.
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...
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Someone nicked our children sign

Do you know what happened?


One of the 'Children' signs in Hatley St George, Cambridgeshire – it was stolen on 6th January 2019 and we'd like it back please.
You will have noticed the two original (and a bit worn looking) ‘children’ signs in Hatley St George have gone. The one above was...
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