St Denis’ in the news again
Have you seen this?
This piece on St Denis’ church was featured in Cambridgeshire Life on 30th November 2020. It was written by Lottie Limb and features a...
Mobile phone survey
It may be 2020, but just how good is your mobile phone reception?
The survey deadline is Friday, 4th December
Report by Peter Mann It’s the year of our Lord 2020. A year ago a new virus was being (quietly) talked about in China. ...
Great news about St Denis’ church
A £58,200 grant means more restoration work can be done –
UPDATED 27th November
Great news! The Friends of Friendless Churches, which owns St Denis’ in East Hatley (above), has been given a government grant of £58,200 to...
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...
The Manor House, East Hatley and St Denis' church, East Hatley
Two planning applications have been submitted to South Cambridgeshire District Council for: The Manor House, East Hatley – Division of existing single dwelling into...
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,...
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...
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...
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...