Monthly Archives: July 2022

Strawberry Tea This Sunday

If you’d still like to come & haven’t yet let us know please call Lindy before Friday

If you have a parasol or pagoda we could borrow either bring on Sunday morning  or call Philip

Any donations for the raffle most gratefully welcome. 

Lindy 07706 110877 / 557938
Philip 575465
Thanks Lindy

Ukrainians with Cathy and Dai

From Cathy and Dai

We have a family of four Ukrainians (parents:inne & Alexander)(14yr old boy:yelysei  & 16 year old girl:Stella) that arrived last night. We are trying to introduce them to the UK and Hankerton – busy this week sorting out the necessary!

They will be coming to the Hankerton tea party next Sunday. If anyone in the village would like to help in any way – meeting local families/walks/do bus journeys with them/talking and teaching English

In particular any boys aged 14 and girls aged 16 who would like to make friends with them (and we have bikes too!)

Website Checker

If it seems to good to be true, it probably is…

This came through the Neighbourhood watch email alerts and I thought others may find it useful. I get loads of dodgy requests through my work email so I tried it out and was impressed !

If the link in the email is hidden behind some text such as “Click Here” you can <right click> on the link and then Copy the link before pasting into the check box on the site.

Dear Resident, 

Get Safe Online has partnered with Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, to launch ‘Check a Website’.

‘Check a Website’ is a new, easy-to-use online tool which helps determine whether a website is likely to be legitimate or a scam … before you visit it. It is hoped to prevent thousands of people in the UK falling victim to unwanted online scams every year. 
To use, simply type in the address of the website you want to check, and your results will appear within seconds. To try it out simply visit

Secondly, for parents and grandparents, you may be interested in this month’s online safety awareness campaign – Switched-on Parent. The attached new leaflet provides lots of tips from our experts on how to encourage your children or grandchildren to use the Internet safely. 

With best wishes, 
The Get Safe Online team
Message Sent By
Get Safe Online Admin (Get Safe Online, Content Director, National)

Wild Flowers

From Simon Kearsley (website manager) – this one really is me !

I don’t know who’s idea it was to put a wild flower border at the junction of Vicarage Lane and Cloatley Road and the sign just says “Parish Council” but what a great idea !   Thank You !   to whoever it was !

I’d be very happy to help spreading the idea even further next year if we can do that ? !  

History Society Event – Life of St Aldhelm

From Susan Mockler

Malmesbury History Society
Saturday 9th July – 11.00 to 13.00 hours
Rausing Building

Launching the first ever English translation of the earliest biography of St Aldhelm.
Professor Michael Winterbottom (University of Oxford) & Professor Rod Thompson (University of Tasmania) with Tony McAleavy.

Join us to explore and discuss – the biography was written in 1095 by Faricius – a Monk of Malmesbury Abbey – and has now been translated by Professor Winterbottom.  Both Professors are leading authorities on the subject and the new translation will be launched at this event and available to purchase.

Tickets £10 + booking fee from Eventbrite – link below.