Monthly Archives: August 2017

Hankerton Street Fayre

Gorgeous  weather on Bank Holiday Monday, 28th August 2017.

Thanks to all supporters, whether putting up a dozen gazebos, moving furniture, donating prizes, running a stall or just spending money here and there.

A very useful £1,005 was raised for village funds.

Philip Carter, on behalf of the North Aisle Committee.



The Loss of The Titanic and a Wiltshire Family

Sue McCleery has kindly passed the announcement of this open meeting on to us so that those interested might like to go along.

It is Thurs 14th September at Oaksey Village Hall, 7.15 for 7.30, “The Loss of the Titanic and a Wiltshire family – some mysteries and myths – intertwining the lives of a family from Melksham with the technical detail of one of the worst shipping disasters in history”.

Illustrated talk by Geoffrey Carr.

Open meeting, all welcome, £4 inc refreshments.
Info: or 01666-577485.
Organised by Oaksey WI (but men welcome too)


B4040 Roadworks

There has been some confusion about the roadworks on the B4040. Our very own David Pynn has been good enough to contact Wiltshire County Council to ask for clarification and here it is (thanks David) !

Dear Mr Pynn,

Please accept our apologies for confusion caused by the Road Closure and Advance Notice signing.

The B4040 was closed yesterday for 1 day whilst stone was recovered from the river, the works will now progress under 2-way traffic management for the next 3 weeks.

Best regards

Emma Biggs
Assistant Bridge Engineer
Highways Assets & Commissioning
Wiltshire Council | County Hall | Trowbridge | Wiltshire | BA14 8JN

I came this way myself earlier today after having a bit of a mystery tour yesterday on finding the road closed and can confirm that temporary traffic lights have been set up on either side of the right angle bridge between Charlton and Malmesbury.

Free Turf !

We have 12 rolls of turf 260 cm x 4cm free to anyone wanting to collect from us.

Suggest they call beforehand and it needs using in the next couple of days ideally.

We’ve mentioned it to a few people but thought the villiage site might be a better way to communicate!

Fiona Cowlam 577618

A coach trip to see the Shuttleworth Collection, gardens and House

Tuesday 12th September

Some of you will have been before on these trips and I am sure that you will enjoy this one even more. As you will see it is part of the Science Society programme for this year and is being organised by Daphne Morton, a good colleague of mine. If you would like any further detail just give me a ring on 01666 577275.

The Coach starts from Cirencester Rugby Club and we get free parking all day there. Other than that just send the money and form. If you want send the form by email just write information we need on an email and send it to.

I look forward to hearing that you are coming.