2021 local elections – the results
County Council, Police and Crime Commissioner and Mayor
NB All the results for the County Council election are at Cambridgeshire elections 2021 page. Post created 15th April 2021; updated 6th May 2021....
Covid lockdown exit plan
The complete plan – updated 12th April
The government’s summary of ending lockdown in England – taken from this government website page (updated 12th April). If you’d like more information, best...
Covid help + vaccination and lockdown information
If you're home alone or self-isolating and live in Hatley, help is available – plus Covid-19 vaccinations and lockdown information.... and, did you know the NHS test and trace service is free – as are vaccinations?
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 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...
The Manor House and Moat Farm – both in East Hatley
There’s now only one ‘Hatley’ planning application awaiting a decision from South Cambridgeshire District Council – two others, relating to Barn Farm and St...
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...
Great news about St Denis’ church
A £58,200 grant means more restoration work can be done –
UPDATED 11th January
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...
Hatley’s churches – the jigsaws
A bit of electronic fun to while away an hour or so – St Denis' in East Hatley and Hatley St George church
Inspired by by the Friends of Friendless Churches putting up jigsaws of four of their 50 plus churches just before Christmas (the nearest to...
Catalytic converter theft in East Hatley
Sawn off overnight in a driveway
The catalytic converter of a 2005 Honda Jazz was targeted by thieves one evening in an East Hatley driveway, probably on 15th or 16th...
St Denis’ in the news again
Have you seen this? We'll be on telly too!
Immediately after the Cambridge News article (see below) appeared, ITV rang to ask if they could come and film a short feature for its...
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...
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...