HVA events – Feb ’23

Lots of dates for your diary


Diary of events in and around East Hatley and Hatley St George, Cambridgeshire in January, February and March 2023.

'Diary of events in and around East Hatley and Hatley St George, Cambridgeshire in January, February and March 2023.

Round up by Peter Mann

The Hatley diary for this spring – with big thanks to the Hatley Village Association committee (and other organisations) for making these events happen…


February

'The Hatley Valentine Quiz - 11th February 2023 in Hatley village hall, 7.30 pm.  a social / pub event as well as a quiz night. Your ticket (£5.00) will include a buffet. Prizes for the winning team. Licensed pay bar for your drinks.

  • Saturday, 11th February / 7.30 to 10.00 pm / Hatley village hall – licensed pay bar.
    Valentine’s Pub Quiz – this year it will be a social / pub event as well as a quiz night. Raffle, too. Your ticket – £5.00 per person – includes snacks. Teams of up to six – with prizes for the winning team. Take a plate of food to share. Licensed pay bar for your drinks.

'The 2023 Hatley Pancake race taking place on Sunday, 19th February at 2.00 pm outside 34 East Hatley.  Pancake will be provided, but bring your own frying pan. Prizes for winners!

  • Sunday, 19th February / 2.00 pm / Outside 34 East Hatley.
    Annual Hatley Pancake Race – pancakes supplied, but please bring a frying pan. Races include a ladies’ race, a men’s race, a children’s race, a walking race for the less able-bodied and a three-legged race – with prizes for the winners.

March

  • Tuesday, 7th March / 10.00 am to 1.00 pm / Hatley village hall.
    Coffee Morning – excellent coffee and tea and delightful cakes – and a chin-wag with whoever else is there.

  • Friday, 17th March / 7.00 to 10.00 pm / Hatley village hall – licensed bar.
    St Patrick’s night social. Bring on your green! St Patrick’s Day is usually packed with parades, good luck charms and all things green. Let’s celebrate appropriately at the ‘Old Hatley Arms’ pub aka Hatley village hall. Fancy dress, silly hats and whatever else will be warmly welcomed! Expect a raffle. Licensed bar.
  • Tuesday, 21st March / 7.30 pm / village hall.
    • Hatley Parish Council – Ordinary Meeting… always of interest and sometimes not in any sense ordinary.
  • Sunday, 26th March / 10.30 am / meet at village hall.
    • Litter pick of the roadside verges – many hands make light of the work, so please come and help.

April

  • Tuesday, 4th April / 10.00 am to 1.00 pm / Hatley village hall.
    Coffee Morning – excellent coffee and tea and delightful cakes – and a chin-wag with whoever else is there.
  • Sunday, 9th April / 10.00 am / Hatley St George playing field after the church service. Time to be confirmed.
    Easter egg hunt.

May

  • Tuesday, 2nd May / 10.00 am to 1.00 pm / Hatley village hall.
    Coffee Morning – excellent coffee and tea and delightful cakes – and a chin-wag with whoever else is there.
  • Sunday, 7th May / All day / Hatley St George playing field.
    The Coronation of HM King Charles III – Our joint celebrations, East Hatley and Hatley St George, in a cross between the Summer Fête and a good old fashioned street party. There will be food, a licensed bar and a hot beverages tent. You can look forward to fun events throughout the day – as well as stalls selling plants, local crafts and much else. The village hall will also be open for the entire day.

We’ll be posting details about the events on the Hatley Facebook page, with reminders via the Hatley WhatsApp.


HVA news and history

The Hatley Village Association has been around for several years, organising and putting on quizzes, talks, coffee mornings, pancake races, village fêtes and other events for everyone in Hatley to enjoy.

But as is the way of these things, stuff happens (like the pandemic), people move on and, almost suddenly, it seemed, there were no events in the pipeline.

So, Carole Cooper, having got the HVA going again with a new committee of volunteers and getting things to happen (pop-up pub nights, Christmas Shindig, Valentine’s Quiz), handed over the chairman’s role to Linda Hudson on 26th January 2023.

The committee now comprises…

Linda Hudson, East Hatley (chairwoman)
Carole Cooper, East Hatley (treasurer)
Steve Greenhalgh, East Hatley
Amy Hellyer, Hatley St George
Richard Hellyer, Hatley St George
Alan Pinney, Hatley St George
Sarah Titmus, Hatley St George
Martin Ward, East Hatley

The committe is open to your ideas for events, so if you feel it is missing a trick or two, please let Linda know: Linda Hudson / 07849 699 535.

The HVA operates under the auspices of the Parish Council to raise funds for Hatley community projects, including the village hall, Hatley St George church and the playing field in Hatley St George – this link will tell you more about the HVA and its predecessors, including the Hatley Villages Committee.

Post created 9th January 2023; updated 7th February 2023.