Monthly Archives: May 2022

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

Best Kept Village Competition

  • The village has entered the Best Kept Village competition again.  See this poster. 
  • We were 2nd in our size category (Small Villages) in North Wilts last year, 3rd the year before.  Maybe we can keep progressing  in a logical way!
  • The judging period is recorded on the poster as ‘early summer’.  To be more exact – it is mid-May to mid-June, call it 16 May to 17 Jun.
  • The key is not to drop any litter and to pick up any you see.

Michael Bromley Gardner (Clerk to the Parish Council)

Hankerton History Group

Come along to Holy Cross Church on Saturday May 7th and Sunday May 8th 2-4pm.

Also at the Annual Village Meeting on Monday May 9th 7pm

The exhibition will include old maps, aerial photographs, metal detecting finds and a photograph album – all items that will not be in the Jubilee Edition of the Grapevine!