Monthly Archives: September 2021

Pizza & Interesting Chat !

You are invited by Hankerton Parish Council to an informal gathering to catch up with friends and neighbours and hear from members of the community about what’s been happening, and what’s planned, in and around Hankerton (see below).

Drinks & pizza will be provided.

RSVP (just for catering numbers) to (or 01666 822186 if you don’t have internet) by Friday, 17 September 2021.

Full Details Here :-

Road Closure – This Thursday

Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Urgent Closure of: Hankerton Road (Part), Minety

WILTSHIRE COUNCIL HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on 16 September 2021, the following length of road shall be closed to all traffic in the interests of public safety to enable Wessex Water to carry out urgent repair to com pipe leak.

Hankerton Road (Part), Minety; from the property known as Brookside Farm for approximately 60m in an easterly direction.

Alternative route: via C92 (unaffected length), Hare Lane, C76, C92 (unaffected length) and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works.

These works will commence on 16 September 2021 and are anticipated to be required for 5 days. This Notice will have a maximum duration of 5 days.

For further information regarding these works please contact Wessex Water on 0345 6004600.

Potholes in Follyfield

Follyfield is due to be cosmetically transformed with a 16mm layer of asphalt on 2 October, ‘following on from the patched in works carried out during 2020/21’, according to the note from the contractor we have all received.

Residents will be aware that there remain numerous potholes, some up to 50mm deep. Several of us have asked the Parish Council to request that the potholes be filled before the thin asphalt layer is added, and I have sent details of the location and depth of potholes to the Parish Clerk for forwarding to Wiltshire Highways.

If this is not done, we will be left with potholes, albeit smooth-sided, but still able to collect water which will freeze and break up the asphalt. More of our taxes wasted on a short-term bodge.

David & Claudine Pynn

Volunteers Required

LINK is a charity that many of you may have heard of or used. It is run by local volunteers and offers transport to hospitals, doctors surgeries, dentists and other health related appointments for anyone living in the Malmesbury district.

We have a friendly team of drivers who are all DBS checked and use their own cars for transport. A mileage allowance is paid to cover their expenses which is funded by the donations made by our clients.

Due to the increase in medical appointments being made and lifts required, we are urgently looking for more volunteers to help drive our many clients on a flexible and ad hoc basis to suit you.

If you would like to get involved but don’t want to drive, help is always appreciated to coordinate the service and answering the phone which is done from your home for approximately one morning per fortnight by arrangement.

So, if you need transport to an appointment or would like to find out more about flexible volunteering with LINK, please contact us on the telephone number or email address provided.


Tel: 01666 840861. Email: