Community catch-up

Community catch-up

Residents of Hatherleigh are warmly invited to a monthly catch-up in the community hall of the tiny town.

The first Hatherleigh Have a Chat will be held at 3pm on April 7 and the first Sunday afternoon of each month thereafter.

There are about a dozen dwellings in the hamlet on the Princes Highway and the organiser Selena Smith lives in one of them

She moved to Hatherleigh in 2022 along with her husband David and her parents John and Elisabeth.

She has asked the residents of Hatherleigh town and district to bring a small plate of afternoon tea to share and something to drink on April 7.

“Please do tell your neighbours so we can grow our community and use our lovely hall,” Ms Smith said.

The hall is not in council ownership as it was built by community effort in the 1950s and maintained ever since.

In recent decades, its main use has been as a regular meeting place for the Hatherleigh Craft Group.

Hatherleigh has strong netball and football clubs but its golf course has decreasing use while its tennis and cricket clubs have long been in recess.

The town also formerly had its own post office, CFS Brigade and fire station and primary school.

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