Monthly Archives: December 2019

NHS InTouch Newsletter Dec 2019

Read the latest issue of In Touch ( ) a newsletter for Wiltshire people that helps to keep you in touch with the commissioning and development of your local healthcare services.

Included in this issue:

NHS In Touch Newsletter – Dec 2019

.   Transforming Maternity Services – together

.   Big Community Cancer Conversation

.   Dorothy House Hospice Care

.   Campaigns – “Ah-chooo!”



Lost Specs

25 Dec – They’ve been reunited with their owner !  

At the village carol service in the church on 15th December, somebody has left a pair of specs 4 pews behind the font. I have deliberately left them there, in case the owner collects but after 3 days I will bring them home to The Old School House, next door.

Philip Carter



General Election 2019

The following is taken from the BBC website but Philip Carter tells me that the polling officers told him that there was a terrific turnout by Hankerton – roughly 90% !


Wiltshire North: Conservative hold

James Gray has been re-elected as the MP for Wiltshire North, with a decreased majority.

The Conservative candidate beat Liberal Democrat Brian Mathew by 17,626 votes, 5,251 votes less than the majority at the 2017 election.

Jon Fisher of the Labour Party came third and the Green Party’s Bonnie Jackson came fourth.

Voter turnout was down by 0.5 percentage points since the last general election.

Nearly 55,000 people, roughly three-quarters of those eligible to vote, went to polling stations across the area on Thursday, in the first December general election since 1923.

One of the four candidates, Bonnie Jackson (Green) lost her £500 deposit after failing to win 5% of the vote.

Hankerton Defibrillator Training


Due to the trainer’s wife being ill the training session is cancelled, to be rearranged for Feb. Could you pass on as widely as you can. I’ll put up posters.

I’ve asked for a simple guide that explains how to use the defib and also signage

Thank you


Hankerton Defibrillator Training

Saturday 14 December, 12-2pm

North Aisle, Hankerton Church

Hankerton has a defibrillator. This is in the phone box. Come to the free training to find out how to use it

After the training I will circulate more information about the defibrillator

John Thorne, Crossways, Church Lane; tel. 575498