Monthly Archives: October 2020

HEALS Appeal

The Hankerton Marathon in June raised money for the Welfare Fund for individuals and families in Malmesbury and surrounding villages. The generous donations have made a difference to families in and around Malmesbury. This is another appeal from HEALS and I hope some people in the village feel they can respond to this and help others less fortunate than themselves.
Thank you, Susan Mockler

We hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well in these trying times.

Our local charity HEALS, that did such a great job supporting vulnerable local individuals and families in lockdown, now has an unique opportunity to do even more, as Covid cases sadly start to rise again. To do this they need our help and they need it now.

Heals has been chosen as the only Malmesbury welfare charity to get direct Covid 19 cash support from the national charity, the Localgiving Foundation.

For a few days only Localgiving are doubling the value of any donation made to Heals. This means any donation you make, up to a limit of £75, will be DOUBLED by Local Giving

For example, if you give £25, the charity will receive £50, plus the gift aid on the original donation amount if you tick the box as a UK tax payer. That adds another 25%.

Since, lockdown Heals is dealing with a big increase in local people and families struggling to pay bills, meet their rent and put food on the table. As a result Heals has launched its ‎first ever Winter Welfare Appeal, to make sure no local individual or family has to choose between heating or eating.

If you can help, please act fast as the Localgiving doubling fund is both time and cash limited. Their fund is only open until 10am on Tuesday 3 Novemberor sooner if their doubling fund runs out before then. 

Please help Heals to help others. Go now to

 Remember ever £1 given now will be doubled by Localgiving‎. Heals will certainly make very good use of this money to help local people.‎

The HEALS Trustees

Did Anyone See……

Did anybody happen to observe any large vehicles going down, or coming out of, the small lane by The Old Post Office on Tuesday 27th Oct. AM – we estimate between 08:30 to 12:30.  Or, notice a vehicle having difficulties near the drive to The Old Post Office.

A vehicle has struck the wall and damaged 7 metres of wall so that it was left in a state of near total collapse.

No debris was left at the site and no obvious paint on the wall, we therefore assume a large vehicle e.g. lorry.

As you can tell from this request the driver did not contact us about this.  We have notified the police of the incident.

If anyone has any information please can they contact me on

Many thanks,
Gerald Gallacher

COVID-19 Message from Wiltshire County

The following message has come from Wiltshire County :-

Dear Town and Parish Clerks,

I hope you are all well.

You will all be aware of the rising number of COVID19 cases in Wiltshire and nationally. We are seeing a significant rise in cases in the 10 to 29 year old age range and this is now spreading into older aged people. Please could I ask that you share the attached messages with your communities. If we all act now we can hopefully prevent Wiltshire from moving into increased restrictions protecting our communities and our businesses. Critical is getting this message to young people and those in their twenties, so please do share with your contacts in sports clubs, youth organisations and parents.

Thank you so much for your help. Together we can help prevent the spread.

Stay safe and keep well

Jess Gibbons
Director, Communities & Neighbourhoods

Virtual Halloween Extravaganza

The thrilling, spooky and fun Halloween story of the Mayor of Malmesbury’s search for Malmesbury’s missing ancient charter.

Full details <here>

Saturday 31st October – 6:00pm.
Tickets: £6 (plus booking fee)
Zoom Log-in details will be emailed 24 hours before the show.
Duration: 1 hour
Suitable for all the family.

All monies raised will be donated to the charities being supported by the Mayor of Malmesbury.