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] in the case of a parish having a population of less than 200, the County Council may establish a Parish Council for that parish.
The mandate doesn’t give the population in 1973 – the 2011 census put it at 181 people in 77 households.
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.
Hatley St George
01767 650 258 (Estate office)
The Old George
2 Main Street
Hatley St George
07729 087 510
Members of the Parish Council
43 East Hatley
12 East Hatley
20 Main Street
Hatley St George
For our councillors’ Register of Interests, please use this link to the South Cambs District Council website.
Clerk to Hatley Parish Council
01767 650 596
What we do
The council is responsible for making decisions relevant to the parish and also 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.
As sub-committees of the Parish Council, Hatley Village Association (HVA), the Speedwatch group and the Hatley Website Group report to us at our regular meetings. We also receive reports about Hatley St George church, St Denis’ church East Hatley and from the St Denis’ church Local Nature Reserve Management Group.
In addition, we comment on Hatley planning applications – they are routinely discussed at our meetings and our recommendations can be influential with the officers and Planning Committee at South Cambs District Council.
We also organise regular litter picks along the verges of the Croydon / Gamlingay road within the parish – and we are very keen on making sensible enhancements for the village (e.g. the speed monitoring sign).
Hatley Parish Council meetings
Hatley Parish 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 normally begin at 7.30 pm (7.00 pm for the APM / AGM) and are held in Hatley Village Hall.
- Its next scheduled meeting is an Ordinary Meeting on Tuesday, 21st March at 7.30 pm in Hatley village hall.
- Do come along – it is an opportunity to see the council in action, ask questions and meet your councillors: Micky Astor (chairman), Alan Pinney (vice-chairman), Carole Cooper, Paul Kraus and Harold Nickerson.
- Litter pick on Sunday, 26th March at 10.30 am – meet at the village hall to collect bags and litter pickers.
- Minutes – draft minutes of the council’s January 2023 meeting.
Hatley Parish Council diary
Tuesday 21st March – 7.30 pm / Ordinary Meeting – Hatley Village Hall.
Sunday 26th March – 10.30 am / Litter pick.
Tuesday 16th May – 7.00 pm / Annual Parish Meeting followed by the Annual General Meeting – Hatley Village Hall; note earlier than usual start time.
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.
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.
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 – email@example.com.
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Hatley Parish Clerk
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Page updated 3rd Febrnuary 2023.