Monthly Archives: March 2022

Crudwell Village Hall

We’ve been asked by Crudwell Village Hall to pass on this message to Hankerton residents. I will put it on the WhatsApp group too :-

Trustees of Crudwell Village Hall are seeking the views of local people as they consider how to ensure that the Hall continues to be fit for purpose and offers a fully inclusive space for everyone to use and enjoy – today and 5-10 years from now.

Please pick up a questionnaire from the foyer at Hankerton Church or give your views online at :-

Thank you
Alex Tjolle

Spring Quiz !

Charlton and Hankerton Quiz is on Sat 23 April, 7.30pm, Charlton Village Hall.
Come as a team (max 8) or join a team on the night.

Proceeds to DEC Ukraine Appeal & Charlton Village Hall.
Tickets £12, including supper and a pud.

Contact John Thorne (tel. 575498) or the people on the poster for a ticket. It should be a great evening!

Recycling !

Just a quick reminder – tomorrow (Monday 28th) should be recycling day.

From the Wiltshire County website :

Are recycling services resuming straight away?

Recycling services will resume from Monday 21 March, and people are asked to put out their blue lidded bin and black box on their scheduled collection day from this date. The staff returning to work on Friday 18 March will now assist in the recovery of any general waste or garden waste that was not collected due to the service disruption caused by the strike.

Will crews still be collecting additional recycling materials that don’t fit in blue lidded bins/black box?

Yes. If you have any additional recycling materials that don’t fit in your blue lidded bin/black box please put them in non-black bags and suitable containers (such as plastic crates) and they will be collected by the crews.  We don’t advise residents to use black bags as this can be mistaken for residual waste. 

Are household and garden waste collections taking place as normal?

Yes. Please put these bins out on your normal collection day and they will be emptied.

Will there be any delays to bins being emptied?

Possibly. As waste crews catch up it could mean a slight delay to bins being emptied. We also anticipate a lot of extra recyclable materials being placed out for collection from 21 March, which could slow those collections down a little. If your bins aren’t emptied on your scheduled collection day please leave them out and they will be collected as soon as possible.

BBC Radio Wiltshire Awards

Message from BBC Radio Wiltshire :


I wanted to make you aware of something we’re really proud of. I’d really appreciate it if you’d spread the word and pass the details to both colleagues and users, and perhaps share them in any newsletter you may put out. Please make sure you include the information in red if you’re happy to share.

This year BBC Radio Wiltshire wants to celebrate and say thank you to people living in our villages, towns and cities who make where we live a better place.

Every we hear stories of people doing incredible things for each other and their communities. Now it’s time to recognise them for all their hard work.  

Whether it’s caring for someone in need, being a brilliant neighbour, or inspiring children in the classroom, if you know someone who is really making a difference to our lives then you can nominate them for an Award

There are 8 categories; 

•            Volunteer

•         Community Group

•            Fundraiser

•            Carer

•            Great Neighbour

•            Key Worker

•            Environment 

•            Together award 

You can nominate someone you know at where you can also see full Terms and our Privacy Notice. Nominations are now open and will close on the 29th of April 2022 at 11:00pm. The winners will be announced at our Make a Difference awards ceremony in September. 

And follow #BBCMakeADifference on Twitter and Facebook for more details. 

Many Thanks

Tory Pope
Senior Producer, Communities
BBC Radio Wiltshire
Newsroom Tel: 01793 513652
Mobile: 07936332548

BBC Radio Wiltshire, 56/58 Prospect Place, Swindon, Wiltshire SN1 3RW ; 104.3 & 103.5 FM I DAB I

Ukrainian Appeal

I would like to say huge “Thank You” to everyone who donated items for the Ukrainian Appeal. The response from the village and surroundings was absolutely overwhelming. People have been so kind and generous. All your donations have now been sorted, packed and labelled ( with special thanks to Heather and Helen for helping me with this task!)
We have taken all the donations ( four trips) to two distribution centres in Swindon. One is organising lorries to go to Poland and the second one is preparing a lorry to go to Moldova, with four drivers and two support vehicles. See photo above.
I am confident that all your donations will arrive safely and will make a huge difference to the Ukrainian refugees who have left their homes leaving everything behind.

Thank you
Valerie Durnford