Best Kept Village Competition

From : Michael Bromley Gardner

Hankerton has entered the Wiltshire Best Kept Village competition 2023. Judging will be in the period mid-May to mid-June. This is not a ‘best hanging baskets’ competition, or a ‘prettiest front gardens’ competition. The key point for most of us is – don’t leave any litter lying around, don’t drop any litter and if you see any pick it up.

Ukrainian Guests In Hankerton

From : Dai Davies

Two photos of the stellar work of Alexander and Yelysei helping the village. They also cut the grass in the community area next to Old Farm Close. 

“Ask not what your community can do for you but what can you do for the community”!

Look forward to seeing everyone at the Coronation celebration on Sunday 7th May

Best wishes Dai

Reminder For Dog Owners

From : Kate Nurden

Just a reminder to  please clean up after your dog.  It is not nice stepping in dog feaces on the verges when your moving out of the way of cars. Please use the bin provided by the bus shelter rather than it hanging in the Hedges. 

We have a beautiful village let’s not spoil it 😉 

Job Vacancy !!!

From : Kate Nurden

Malmesbury Garden Centre are looking for a retail assistant.

This role is full time and will include every other weekend (days in the week to be discussed)

A clean driving licence is a must and you must be over 21 due to the nature of the job .

Your duties will include :
Driving Forklift
Home Deliveries
Till work
Heavy Lifting
Helping Customers

We are looking for someone who has all these qualities and further training will be given.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From £10.42 per hour

* Company pension
* Discounted or free food
* Free parking
* On-site parking
* Store discount

* Monday to Friday
* Weekend availability

Royal Cake Baking Competition

From : Mary O’Brien (577394)

Coronation “Big Lunch”
Sunday 7th May at 1pm
Royal Cake Baking Competition

We do like our cakes in this village so why not enter into the spirit of the day and join in with our Royal Cake Baking Competition!

Simply make a cake (or cakes!) with a Royal Theme and bring it/them along to the church during the picnic.

3 Categories:-

Under 12’s                     12 – 18 years old                 Adults

A prize for the best effort in each category                Judging at 3pm
For further details (if needed, it’s pretty self-explanatory!) see Mary O’Brien 577394

Easter Coffee Morning

From : Peter Wyman

There was a good turnout of villagers for the Easter Coffee Morning – coffee, Easter biscuits and hot cross buns were enjoyed by all! And the weather was so kind to us we did it all al fresco.

Coronation Weekend – Art Competition

From : Steve Davies (

As part of the village celebration of the Coronation of King Charles III, there is to be an art competition for the younger members of the community. The theme of the competition is obviously “The Coronation”, but that gives a lot of scope for subject material. The competition will be judged by members of the Hankerton Art Group (more commonly known as HAGs!).

There will be three sections, according to age. The first section will be for “5 years old and under”, then “6 to 11 years old”, and finally “12 to 18 years old.

The art work should be on a piece of paper (for display purposes), and could be a drawing, collage or painting (whatever medium is preferred).

The artist’s name and age should be written on the back of the piece of work, and we shall make sure that all are returned to the creator.

Please could all entries (entry is free) be delivered to 33 Follyfield, Hankerton by 2:00 pm on Friday 5th May, in time for judging. They can be delivered before that date if so wished. (Contact telephone number if problems catching us at home to deliver is 01666 577456).

All artwork will be displayed for the enjoyment of all, in the church on Sunday 7th May during the village Big Lunch.

The winner of each section will receive a small prize in recognition.

We look forward to seeing as many artworks as possible, from the possible HAGs of the future.

Steve Davies (on behalf of the Hankerton Art Group).