Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bridge Work – eMail from the engineer

Dear All,
Hankerton Bridge, C01-157 – Strengthening Works
C92, Hankerton, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

It is with delight I would like to advise the road over Hankerton Bridge will be opened on Thursday 2nd April at 12:00 midday by Hankerton Parish Council and local residents. We would like to openly invite and welcome all with an interest in the bridge work to attend. Cutting of the ribbon and refreshments will be provided by the Parish Council and a local Classic Car will be the first to cross over the strengthened bridge.

Our Contractors will then set aside closure and diversion route signing and will be on site next week to complete finishing off works, whilst the road is fully open.

On behalf of Wiltshire Council I would like to apologise for the disruption and inconvenience endured during the bridge strengthening works and would like to thank you for your patience.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to ask.

Best regards


Emma Biggs
Assistant Bridge Engineer

Wiltshire Council
Tel: 01225 718064


Grand Opening – Hankerton Bridge !

The work on Hankerton Bridge is now nearly complete.

There will be a village Bridge Opening Event this Thursday (2nd April) at 1200.


Please feel free to turn up and meet the engineers whilst enjoying a glass of fizz, a few nibbles, and watching one of Bunny’s vintage cars perform the opening run !




The Hannah Ludlow Charity

Within the parish of Hankerton there is a charitable trust known as the Hannah Ludlow Charity. Formed from three original charities whose origins are in the 18th century, the charity’s remit is to support “poor and needy” young and elderly parishioners. Support may take the form of cash or be given in kind, such as heating oil, or school support.
The charity owns a small parcel of grazing land within the parish, from which it derives rental income. The income is small, but has been invaluable to parishioners in times of hardship and distress.

The Trustees try to be aware of those who may qualify for support, but cases of hardship or distress can strike at any time and the trustees do wish to ensure that parishioners are aware of the help that can be made available.

Requests for assistance can be made by the affected person, or by a concerned friend, neighbour or relative on their behalf to: The Chairman, Hannah Ludlow Charity, 1 Cloatley Road, Hankerton, Malmesbury, whenever a need arises. All contact is kept strictly confidential, and open only to the Chairman and Trustees of the charity.

If you would like any further details about the charity, please contact the chairman or see the Charity Commission website.

Terry Mockler

Computer Scam

I received this warning from Bunny. It seems that this telephone scam is active again.

I have just received a telephone call from a person who told me that I had been hacked. She claimed to be a representative of Microsoft.

She wanted to take control of my machine and presumably really hack it. I refused and after a while of arguing she put the phone down.


Imperial War Museum Trip

16th June 2015
Coach Transport Organised

We plan to visit the hub of the Imperial War Museum housed in the old ‘Bedlam’ Hospital at Lambeth in London. This part of the museum has been recently revamped and currently is running several very important special exhibitions covering life during the wars, the holocaust, Afghanistan war, and fashion in wartime. This is of course in addition to the huge coverage of the work of the Navy, Air force and Army over history.

It will be a long day, the coach leaving Cricklade at 8.00am and returning from London at about 7.30pm. Members will appreciate that this is necessary so that we get sufficient time at the museum and can make use of the cafe facilities. There is free long term parking at Cricklade, details will be provided to intending participants. Entry to the Museum is also free.

Coach fare is £25 but may be less if we can fill a coach.

Telephone or email Bunny right now if you want to go.
01666 577275 or