Hankerton has won the Best Kept Village competition for 2012 in the small village category and came 4th in the County Round overall. We were presented with these two awards on Saturday 6th October in the North Aisle of the church during our weekly coffee morning, by the Chairman of the North Wiltshire CPRE by Mrs Anne Henshaw.
We celebrated afterwards by raising a glass of champagne, over 25 people attended.
Hankerton or as it was called in ancient times Hanekington, once belonged to the Abbey of Malmesbury. It is about 3 miles east of Malmesbury 10 miles west of Swindon. The village has about 100 homes and a population of approximately 210 people, a dairy farm, an Aberdeen Angus beef farm and an arable farm. We have a local car repair business, a Lifestyle beauty business and a fabric and soft furnishing business.
The Parish Council welcome any Hankerton residents who wish to attend the meetings.