Monthly Archives: May 2022


Following the Annual Parish Council Meeting there have been some changes to how planning applications are communicated.

The Parish Council website now has a dedicated page where Hankerton related planning applications can be seen. Check out the page here.

The Clerk To The Parish Council (Michael Bromley Gardner) has also offered to send out updates via this website. The first of these is :-

PL/2022/03060 Yew Tree Farm.  No Objection.

Waste Collections

For some reason I can’t seem to remember which bin day is which…. and having had to resort to running down Follyfield with one shoe on and one behind me on the drive while dragging a bin behind me and shouting “Can you take this please….!” to the back of a waste collection wagon disappearing around the corner…..

…I thought it might help if I added the schedule to the website homepage.
So this is how it now looks :
(Please nudge me if I forget to update it, and please forward this message to anyone you think may not yet be “following” the website – ie. getting these messages)

Hankerton defibrillator checkers

Checkers are wanted.

The defibrillator in the phone box needs to be checked weekly. It’s straightforward and does not take much time. There are already seven checkers. The more checkers we have then the less often each person needs to check it.

You would be given information about how to carry out a check. Current checkers can also tell you what to do. Interested? Contact John Thorne,

Thank you


John Thorne

Abbey House Manor

Kim and Whit Hanks, owners of Abbey House Manor and The Old Bell Hotel, Malmesbury, are re-opening Abbey House Manor gardens for 2022.

With over 1000 years of history, the gardens have fascinating stories to tell. Book your ticket and follow the garden’s journey as they are reimagined and rejuvinated!

All proceeds go to Malmesbury Carnival this season

Abbey House Manor April 22