Author Archives: Simon Kearsley

About Simon Kearsley

I'm the website manager

Step Into Spring

Step Into Sprint

On Saturday 25th May the Parish Council organised a meadow walk to celebrate the beauty of the Wiltshire Wildlife Meadows. These meadows are rare and we are fortunate in Hankerton to live in a village bordered by such a well conserved area.

Many thanks to the enthusiasts who supported the ramble and special thanks to Steve Davies who acted as an excellent wildlife guide on this occasion. His detailed knowledge and observations were much appreciated by all.

Pam Walkinshaw  Footpath Warden

Hankerton Velo Social Bike Rides

Hankerton Velo Social Bike Rides

Aim is to offer social rides for all, especially those new too, or returning to cycling, or who just want to get some exercise.

All are welcome, for more info contact Geoff on

Rides start from the bus shelter on Cloatley Road at 10:00 on Wednesday mornings.

Duration between 2-2.5 hours with a café stop.

Routes by consensus or suggested by leader.


Best Kept Village

Scoring between the first 3 was very close with 4th a little further away.  Glad we entered – 1st place next year!  The judges’ report will be posted once received – which could be up to a couple of weeks away on previous experience.


Result of BKV, North Wilts, Small Villages –

1at Upper & Lower Seagry 79 points
2nd Marston Meysey 78.6
3rd Hankerton 77
4th Clyffe Pypard 73.9

Patients Participation Group

NHS In Touch Newsletter – May 2019

Read the latest issue of In Touch, a newsletter for Wiltshire people that helps to keep you in touch with the commissioning and development of your local healthcare services.

Included in this issue:

  • BSW Commissioning Alliance  – new appointments to senior team
  • Our Health Our Future – have your say on the future of local health and care issues
  • Cover Up, Mate! – stay safe in the sun this summer.

Read and download In Touch from to find out more.

E-Zec Medical Transport Services to provide non-emergency patient transport


From 1 June 2019 the non-emergency patient transport service in Bath and North

East Somerset, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire will be provided by E-zec Medical Transport Services – a family run company focused on delivering high quality, safe, effective transportation for patients to and from a healthcare setting.


Further information about the service can be found at


Press Release


The Bisset Love Letters

The Bisset Love Letters
A C19th Charlton Park Love Story
Dr Diane Lovell
7.30pm  Thurs 6th June 2019

An evening for all lovers of romance, history and literature, and those who simply enjoy a good tale!

Dr Lovell will tell us about her discovery of the letters between the Rev George Bisset and Lady Catherine Howard, the progress of their romance, and how it may have influenced Jane Austen’s work.

Please contact Bunny for more information on 577275 or