Hatley Parish Council

Some history, who we are, what we do, when we meet and other useful information

Hatley Parish Council is our most local authority: it is the first tier of local government – see ‘The tiers of local government’ below.

The council holds five scheduled ‘Ordinary’ meetings a year on the third Tuesday of January, March, May (the Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Annual General Meeting), July and October; other ‘extraordinary’ meetings (usually concerned with a planning application) are held as necessary.

Meetings begin at 7.00 pm and are held in Hatley village hall.

Note promoting Hatley's Annual Parish Meeting on 21st May 2024 at 7.00 pm in Hatley village hall.

  • The council’s next scheduled meetings are its Annual Parish and Annual General Meetings on Tuesday, 21st May in Hatley village hall at 7.00 pm.
  • Do go!  It is an opportunity to see the council in action, ask questions and meet your councillors – Micky Astor (chairman), Paul Kraus (vice-chairman), Samantha Abbasi and Harold Nickerson.
  • Other reasons to go
    • Hear reports from the Chair of the Parish Council and other hard working community groups in Hatley.
    • Also joining us is Mark Fitzpatrick, who will give a brief update on the Gamlingay and Hatley Swift Project.
    • Refreshments will be available.
    • Agenda.

The council’s origins

The modern day (2017) civil parish of Hatley, Cambridgeshire.

The modern day (2017) civil parish of Hatley. Click on the map for a larger version.

The parish of Hatley was formed in 1957 when the parishes of Hatley St George and East Hatley were united.

Hatley Parish Council was established on 5th July 1973 by a mandate drawn from the Local Government Act of 1933 which ‘provided that for every rural parish there shall be a Parish Meeting’… [and] a parish having a population of less than 200, the County Council may establish a Parish Council for that parish – which is how Hatley Parish Council came to be.

The mandate doesn’t give the population in 1973 – the 2021 census put it at 185 people in 79 households, East Hatley being the larger of the two.

Hatley Parish Council comprises five members – a chairman, vice-chairman and three others – and a clerk; councillors are subject to re-election every four years: the next election will be in May 2026.


Members

Chairman

Micky Astor
Hatley Park
Hatley St George
Cambridgeshire
SG19 3HL

01767 650 258 (Estate office)
micky@mrla.co.uk

Vice-Chairman

Paul Kraus
12 East Hatley
Cambridgeshire
SG19 3JA

paul_parish@btinternet.com

Members of the Parish Council

Samantha Abbasi
Kingsland
Hatley St George
Cambridgeshire
SG19 3HW

Samantha Abbasi

Harold Nickerson
20 Main Street
Hatley St George
Cambridgeshire
SG19 3HW

harold.nickerson_parish@outlook.com

There is a vacancy for a new councillor – as detailed in this post.

For our councillors’ Register of Interests, please use this link to the South Cambs District Council website.

Clerk to Hatley Parish Council

Kim Wilde
36 Fairfield
Gamlingay
Cambridgeshire
SG19 3LG

07591 346 835
parishclerk@hatley.info


In essence, this is what we do

The council is responsible for making decisions relevant to the parish and setting the annual precept. It is also responsible for the village hall, the village speed monitoring sign, the defibrillator and the playing area / equipment in Hatley St George.

It has the first official say in any Hatley planning applications, which will be discussed at its meetings.

In addition, the council organises litter picks along the verges of the Croydon / Gamlingay road within the parish and is keen on making sensible enhancements for the village.

The Hatley Village Association (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.

Also reporting to the council are the Speedwatch group and the Hatley Website Group; reports about Hatley St George church, St Denis’ church East Hatley and the St Denis’ church Local Nature Reserve Management Group are also provided to the council on a ‘for information’ basis.


The tiers of local government

Hatley Parish Council is the first tier of local government – the second tier is South Cambs District Council, the third is Cambridgeshire County Council (we elect councillors for both organisations) and, at the top, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (for which we elect the mayor). Our district and county councillors are expected to attend each parish council meeting.


Hatley Parish Council diary

2024

Tuesday 21st May – 7.00 pm / Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Annual General Meeting – Hatley village hall.

Please do come to the meetings to meet and see your Parish Council in action.


Agendas and minutes

Hatley Parish Council produces comprehensive agendas in good time before its meetings, followed by detailed minutes, usually as soon as is practical after a meeting.

  • Agendas
    Copies of the Parish Council’s agendas for its Ordinary and AGM Meetings (going back to 2003) can be downloaded from the agendas pages.

    For the agendas of Extraordinary Meetings (which are usually concerned with planning issues cropping up between Ordinary Meetings), please use this link: Extraordinary Meetings – Agendas.

  • Minutes
    Copies of the Parish Council’s minutes for its Ordinary and AGM Meetings (going back to 2002) can be downloaded from the Minutes pages.

    For the minutes of Extraordinary Meetings (which are usually concerned with planning issues cropping up between Ordinary Meetings), please use this link: Extraordinary Meetings – Minutes.

More information? Please contact the clerk – parishclerk@hatley.info.


Contacting Hatley Parish Council

Clerk to Hatley Parish Council

Kim Wilde
36 Fairfield
Gamlingay
Cambridgeshire
SG19 3LG

07591 346 835
parishclerk@hatley.info

Page created 19th July 2018; updated 16th May 2024.