Recycling Collection

Here’s what the Wiltshire website says :-

If you were scheduled a collection on Monday 18 July 2022 and your location is listed below, our contractors should be with you on Wednesday 20 July 2022.  However, our contractors may get to you sooner, therefore please leave your containers out. Due to the hot weather, collections could be completed from 0600, please ensure your containers are put out before this time. If your location is listed, there is no need to report your missed bin as we are aware of the issue and will return to empty it. “

…and Hankerton is on the list.

Parish Council Update

From Robin Tjolle – Parish Council Chair

The Hankerton Parish Council meets regularly and had its latest meeting on the 4th July to discuss a number of areas affecting the village. They were pleased to note that a number of plans to develop the village had come to fruition including the installation of a Wild Flower verge (led by Cllr Dai Davies) and the new bench celebrating the Queens Platinum Jubilee in the Church yard (led by Cllr Robin Tjolle). Please feel free to sit and enjoy the views of our beautiful church. The Parish Council were also pleased to welcome their new member Cllr Kate Nurden and the election of Cllr Jacqui Erskin-Crum as the new deputy chair.

Ideas to further develop the village were also discussed including installing a flag pole by the bus shelter (so we can raise a relevant flag to celebrate upcoming anniversaries and other events) – views from residents on whether they would support this would be welcome in time for the next meeting. Also the PC would welcome suggestions on where to site further wild flower verges in the village. Plans are also underway to resurface the turning circle by the church and improve the path behind Hillwell. The PC also agreed to scale back on unnecessary verge cutting throughout the village.

The PC is keen to see how it can support events within the village post-pandemic to bring residents together on a more regular basis and again suggestions are welcome.

Finally, the PC also agreed a revised process for considering planning applications (following Wiltshire County Council’s decision to remove the installation of green signs).

The Parish Council meetings are open to all and the decisions it makes affect all of us and our surroundings so it would be great to see all those who are interested come along – especially those with views on flagpoles, events and wild flowers! The next meeting is 5th September in the North Aisle at 7:30pm.  We hope to see you then.

If you have comments / ideas please fill in the form below and they will be sent to the Parish Council.

Planning Update

From Michael Bromley Gardner – Clerk to the Parish Council

Planning Applications affecting Hankerton Parish – Update:

  1. Application PL/2021/09101 – ‘Minety South’ Battery Storage Facility, variation of conditions in 17/03941 permission – approved (28 Jun 22).

  2. Application PL/2022/05132, ‘Minety 2’ Battery Storage Facility, variation of conditions in 21/04151 permission – submitted and receiving initial consideration by PC now. Papers available on Wiltshire Council website now.

Help Wanted – Wasps Nest !

From : Kate Nurden or 07715 851887

We have a wasps nest in our attic and it’s pretty big. They’ve covered a big box full of stuff.

Does anyone know how to get rid of them or someone that can get rid of them? 

Any help be much appreciated as they’re in the attic above Isabella’s room. 

Please send an email too or 07715 851887. 

Many Thanks 
Kate Nurden. 

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
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