Memories – Mervyn Lack
Remembering ten fond years of living in East Hatley
Mervyn Lack moved into 34 East Hatley in 2012… and moved to St Neots in July 2022, which prompted the idea of asking him...
The West Cambridgeshire Hundreds
Beware – a little bit is to be closed during the next five years
By Peter Mann According to the Wildlife Trust for Beds, Cambs and Northants, the West Cambridgeshire Hundreds is ‘a collection of wildlife rich ancient...
Updated 19th July 2022
12 East Hatley and Moat Farm, East Hatley
12 East Hatley: 22/02711/HFUL, dated 10th June 2022 for single storey and first floor rear extensions. The closing date for comments is 12th August...
Gamlingay gym has reopened
And remains based at the village primary school
By Peter Mann Gamlingay gym, based at the village primary school in Station Road, has reopened following the cutting of a ribbon on 27...
St Denis’ re-skinned
Transformed into a significant local asset and now open every day
By Peter Mann An unexpected grant late last year from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund enabled the Friends of Friendless Churches, which owns St...
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,...
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...
The perfect tool for finding and guiding people to a precise location
By Margot Eagle what3words is the perfect tool for finding and guiding people to a precise location, which street addresses and post codes don’t...
Hatley’s defibrillator – just dial 999
Don't 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...
Covid help and other info
If you're home alone or self-isolating and live in Hatley, help is available should you need it
The Hatley Coronavirus Support Group is here to help you if you need it. How can we help? Pick up prescriptions from the local...
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...
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...
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...
Hatley Parish Council issues a declaration
All households in East Hatley and Hatley St George will have recently received the Parish Councils’ latest newsletter detailing its intention to declare a...
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...
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...
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...