Best Kept Village

Hankerton is the Best Kept Small Village in North Wiltshire

Hankerton has been awarded the title of best kept small village in north Wiltshire and is the third-best kept village in the entire county. Judging took place over the summer by the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

The judges praised  the gardens, the roadside verges, the amenity area, the footpaths, the church building, the churchyard, and the small business workshops area. In particular they were impressed by the bus shelter and the new war memorial plaque to Jack Tugwell that is inside. Also the judges were very impressed with the lively community spirit in Hankerton: the North Aisle Community Area, the annual village supper, Lent lunch, August fayre, summer strawberry tea, and harvest lunch, the bi-annual Sport Relief event, one off events such as the ceremony to mark the re-opening of Hankerton Bridge, the history group, the golf club, the Grapevine and the village website.

You can view the judges report here : Hankerton

The village has been awarded £60 for its achievement. Watch this space for arrangements about the award ceremony.

John Thorne

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