Monthly Archives: January 2019

Parish Council Update

Parish Council update

At the meeting on 14 January Hankerton Parish Council:

  • Agreed that the playground committee should continue to consider the amenity area on Old Farm Close as a possible location for a playground
  • Agreed that the defibrillator to be bought should be located in the phone box. No one had objected to the proposal to take the phone out of use. To supply electricity to the alternative proposal of the bus shelter wold cost £5900-£6500, plus VAT. It will cost £1 to adopt the phone box from BT
  • External funding for a new gate on footpath no.9, opposite Common End Farm on Cloatley Road, has been agreed
  • An updated emergency plan was agreed
  • John Thorne is to be the Parish Council’s representative on the Charlton Village Hall committee
  • Alan Jackson and his predecessor Dave Wood were thanked for securing the resurfacing of Church Lane
  • The annual village litter pick is on Saturday 23 March

John Thorne

Volunteers Needed !


Can you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in a local primary school?  Schoolreaders has recently launched into Wiltshire and is looking for volunteers to carry out this important role.

Reading time for many children at home and at school is often insufficient and one in four children are now leaving primary school unable to read to the required standard. This can have lifelong consequences.  No qualifications are necessary, just a good command of spoken and written English.

Schoolreaders is flexible and will match your availability to an appropriate, local school.  Our volunteers find the scheme incredibly rewarding, knowing that a few hours helping a child learn to read each week can have such a great impact on their life chances.

Please visit the website  to join or call 01234 924111 for further information.


Charity Reg. No. 1159157

Child’s Red Racing Car Single Bed

Child’s red racing car single bed

Sturdy build that has been disassembled for transport

The dimensions are 95 x 208cm

Allen keys and a Philips screwdriver to reassemble

Couple of marks which could easily be touched up

Does not come with a mattress

I can deliver (and assemble) locally

Photo is manufacturers advert


Nick Warren – 01666 577363

Open Evening


Come and join us on Thursday 24th from 6pm for a glass of fizz, nibbles & goodie bags!!  We will have demonstrations of hair extensions, hair colouring, our aesthetic nurse will also be doing demonstrations and many more! Bring a friend all is welcome!

Sophie Reynolds