Monthly Archives: May 2015

Silver Services for Older People

Silver Services for Older People
If you or someone you care for is aged over 60, we would love to see you for tea and cake and a chat about your views, experiences and expectations of activities and services for older people in the Malmesbury Community Area.

We are particularly keen to review how much loneliness and social isolation affects older people and what thoughts people might have about how we can address this. We need to find out what needs to be done to help support older people to stay in their own homes.

Following the meeting a report will be produced, highlighting the services that people value as well as identifying any service gaps or good ideas that we can develop.  We will then work with older people to commission/develop those services.

Please come along on Thursday 25th June at 2pm to the Wesleyan Room, Malmesbury Town Hall and be part of this important conversation.

If elderly people want to attend and need transport can I suggest they contact Link:

Malmesbury & District Link  Contact for further information: 01666 840861


Miranda Gilmour
Malmesbury Community Area Manager
Wiltshire Area Boards – Northern Locality Team

Wiltshire Council,
Monkton Park, Chippenham, SN15 1ER

Office: 01672 515742  Mobile: 07990 505882

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The Celebration Afternoon Tea

What a lovely spread of cakes and colour we beheld on as we entered the Church to celebrate yesterday afternoon. It was not too clear as to what the celebration was about but the quality of what was before us was undeniable.  The idea of a tea was brilliant as a social event and it was evident that a great deal of thought and skill had gone into it.

A special thanks is due to everyone involved for the organisation, the work and their generosity.

Bunny Lees-Smith

WW1- the personal experiences of four young men


Wednesday May 20th 2015   
7:30p.m. North Aisle, Hankerton Church.

WW1- the personal experiences of four young men.

Stories from the Great War 1914-18 told through the letters and diaries of two men from the Navy, one from the Army Medical Corps and one from the RAF.

Come along to hear their experiences of training, sea-faring, battles and being a prisoner of war.

With thanks to their families for sharing their stories.

Presented by Susan Mockler.

Entry: £3.00. (no tickets required)
Everyone  Welcome.   Information: Susan  577526

Charity Golf Challenge


Mike Goodwin and Mike Geake together with another couple of golfing buddies  are raising money for Macmillan cancer relief.

Last year saw over 1,000 heroic teams across the UK sign up to play 72 holes of golf in one day, and, now it’s our  turn to join them.

Our four intrepid golfers will be completing this challenge at Chippenham Golf Club on the 23rd June. The Golf Club will be providing buggies for all four rounds so the pain of walking over 16 miles in total will be greatly reduced.

Mike Goodwin has set up a justgiving webpage and hopes that you can support both Mikes. Just click on the link Mike Goodwin is fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Support

Mike Goodwin

Hankerton Voters

I have just closed up the Church, after the 10pm voting closure. Out of 245 entitled to vote here, 143 voted in person at the church, 7 delivered their postal votes and a further 18 had already sent their postal votes. Turn out 168 out of 245 = 69%. Very high.


Cheers, Philip

Hankerton Copse

This is the website’s 100th post would you believe !   Here’s a message from Bunny and Peter Wyman :-


To all of our subscribers – We recommend that you take your daily walk to Hankerton Copse this day. The Bluebells are just spectacular and in between them you will find anenomes, celendines and the last of the primroses.

For those who are not familiar with location walk up to the Wildlife area from Rookery. Turn right across the bridge, straight across the field to the gate leading into the copse. Alternatively drive up to the car park and walk right to the northern side where you will find the Copse.