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Temporary Closure of Follyfield

Wiltshire Council
Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984
Temporary Closure of: Follyfield, Hankerton (TTRO 7593)


Notice is hereby given that Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:
Follyfield, Hankerton; from its junction with C92 for its entire length.

To enable: Wiltshire Council to carry out application of Micro Asphalt, adjustment of ironwork, reinstatement of road markings and associated maintenance works.
No alternative route is available. The closure will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.
This Order will come into operation on 02 October 2021 and the closure will be required for 2 days. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses where possible, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order will have a maximum duration of 18 months.

For further information please contact Andy Coles (Atkins) on behalf of Wiltshire council on 01225 730360.
Sustainable Transport Group, County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge BA14 8JN
30 September 2021

Village Tea and Cake

71 people of all ages came to the churchyard on 29th August for tea and cakes and, most of all, to chat to other people.

There was no charge but donations of £219 will go towards maintaining the churchyard. Thank you to all who made the cakes, served tea or helped to move lots of furniture.

Philip Carter, churchwarden

Minety Art Club Exhibition

Minety Art Club plan to hold an exhibition of work by its members on the weekend of 16th and 17th October from 10.00am until 5.00pm (Covid permitting).

Refreshments will be available as will the opportunity for visitors to ‘have a go’ at various mediums.

More details later….

Marjorie Holmes

Oil Tank For Sale

We have installed an Air Pump central heating system and have for sale an Atlas 1000lt double bunded oil tank.
1890mm long x 640mm wide x 1440mm high  

Complete with Watchman sonic level monitor, filter, all fittings, lockable lid with 2 keys, dipstick, and purchased new two and a half years ago for £1080  

Could deliver locally (may need some extra manpower!) £500
01666 577363 
Regards Nick Warren

Eastcourt Road Junction Signpost

A couple of weeks ago the directional markers (we could perhaps call them ‘arms’) disappeared off the Eastcourt road junction signpost.  The PC had received an offer (which it accepted) by a local (non-Hankerton) resident to replace them at cost plus a charity donation, and it was assumed that he had taken them to start work.  It now transpires that this was not the case.  Someone else has taken them.

It matters because the lettering would have been re-used on the new arms.

If anyone reading this has the old arms:

  • If they have them because they intend to make replacement arms, that’s wonderful but please just identify yourself to the PC, so we know.
  • If they have them for firewood in the winter – could we please have the letters back.

Michael Bromley Gardner

Environment Agency investigating illegal waste sites operating in central and north Wiltshire

The Environment Agency has been investigating illegal waste sites in central and Northern Wiltshire. Waste and scrap metal is being burnt and illegally processed, causing environmental damage, creating a fire risk and health hazard. If you are getting waste removed by a waste carrier, or a tradesman is getting rid of waste for you, make sure you understand your waste duty of care to stop your waste falling into the wrong hands.

  • ask where they will get rid of your waste
  • check their waste carrier’s licence
  • get a receipt for the waste they are removing

If they can’t give you any of this information, don’t give them your waste. Don’t pay cash and refuse unexpected offers to take waste away.

Search ‘waste carriers public register’ to check licences online or go straight to: https://environment.data.gov.uk/public-register/view/search-waste-carriers-brokers. You can also call the Environment Agency contact centre on tel. 03708 506 506

More guidance on waste duty of care can be found online at gov.uk – search. ‘waste duty of care code of practice’

Article author: Ed Troughton – Waste Crime Engagement, Environment Agency

Restarting Hankerton Velo

Good News!!!!  

I am glad to announce we are re-starting the Hankerton Velo Wednesday social rides. 

Rides will be easy and at a pace that fits with the whole group. If you are looking at getting into cycling or just want some fresh air and exercise, then this is the perfect opportunity. The ride is social and assuming all are happy to do so, each ride will have a cafe stop. The first ride will be a flat 44km ride around the waterparks to get people back into the swing.

If you would like to join us, then please do. Start time is 9:30 from the Bus Shelter, and the first of the restarted rides will be on Wednesday 21st July.

If you would like more information, then contact Geoff on geoff@ hankertonvelo.uk. You can also get more information on the Hankerton Velo pages of the village website https://hankertongroups.wordpress.com/home/hankerton-velo/