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Hullavington HarFest 9th to 17th Sept:

Art Group
Hullavington art groups invite you to a Christmas celebration at The Old Surgery, 20 The Street Hullavington on Saturday December 3 between 10.30am and 2.00pm. Coffee, tea, cakes sweets and mince pies will be for sale. The art groups' new Christmas cards will be on show, and you will be able to buy them order them. Please do go along, entry is free. If you would like more information, or wish to purchase cards in advance, please contact Elizabeth on 837713, call in at 20 The Street or contact any art group member.
BURGLARY in FROG LANE.  Between  the hours of midnight  and 7:pm on Tuesday 6th Dec  a house in Frog lane was broken into. Entry was through a side window that was forced. A wallet, laptop   and more were stolen including the house keys and car keys.  The burglar/s let them selves out of the house with the house keys and stole the car  a BMW Reg No.  HT03UZR.  If you  saw or heard anything suspicious or have seen the car, please contact the police
Be Aware- Carol Singers.
A sizeable group of young people have been gathering outside houses in the village  and asking for money to sing carols.  Although their intentions are innocent,  their  numbers are intimidating and they do not appear to know any carols. Carol singing in the street was a  traditional  part of  Christmas time in the past,  with   the proceeds  normally  going to  charity; but we would  get  a good rendition of  Hark the Herald, rather than the literal silent night.  If you are parents with young children in the village please make sure they are aware that their innocent fun can be intimidating and may scare people particularly  as this happens at night when people feel vulnerable.  And let's all keep an eye   out for this.
A general warning to residents that over the last few weeks, we have received reports from members of the public that two men are going from door-to-door attempting to sell raffle tickets which purport to be in support of the RSPCA.....(more)
200 Club

The Hullavington village hall 200 club is still going strong, and the next draw will be this Saturday, October 29. There are still a few places available for any new members who wish to join. The cost is £1 per month, £12 per year. If anyone is interested in joining, please contact John Greenwood on 837227.


Womens Institute

The Hullavington Womens’ Institute have received an award from the North Wilts District Council Area 1 Committee, for £490 to plant the area behind the old bus shelter. They propose to remove the turf on Saturday October 29 and then rotivate the soil. They will begin work at 9:30am. Travis Perkins are loaning a turf cutter free of charge but it would be helpful if as many able bodied villagers could be there to help load the turf onto a trailer and then have spades and forks at the ready to assist with some digging. Weather permitting work will continue on Sunday October 30 and again the following weekend. This is part of a general scheme to improve the look of the village and follows on from the Village appraisal that was conducted recently. It would be good if we could help, so if you can spare some time please do so. Thanks.


The Green

Please do not use the green as a dumping site for your garden rubbish! Thanks.


Buckley Barracks (Hullavington Camp) Firework Display (added 13th October)
The commanding officer, 9 Supply rgmt, RLC regrets to announce that Hullavington camp will be unable to host the annual firework display and bonfire night party this year. This is due to the fact that the Regiment is shortly to deploy, and will not be back in time to organise the event.


Last Friday evening (August 12), one of our local residents had a very alarming, and upsetting incident. She was cycling by herself on the lane from the Stanton St. Quinton / Grittleton road crossroads towards Surrendell, and then along the lane leading to Gardners Farm. She was followed by three men in a car who were trying to stop her. Fortunately, she was able to make it to the farm, and although in shock, was unharmed. The police were informed. Although we live in a relatively safe area, and should not be alarmed, we should not be complacent when out and about. If anything similar has happened to you, or you think that you may know these three men, please contact the police.


Can you spare some time to help the village?

The 200 club raises well over £1000 pounds a year towards the up keep of the village hall. This money is vital to the finances of the future village hall, which could well be up and running within the first half of next year, if all goes to plan. For those that don’t know what the 200 club is: 200 people pay £1 per month each into a pot. Half of the money is allocated to the village hall and the other half goes as prize money by way of a draw every month amongst the 200 members. Doug Butler and Peter Morris have been the stalwarts organising and collecting the money for many years, but Doug cannot continue and we need to find a person or persons willing to lend a hand. Unless people are willing to fill the gap, the 200 club will cease to operate and the village hall will lose a vital part of its revenue. So if you can help, please do. We are truly desperate. And you will be contributing to a village asset.
Please contact either Peter Morris 837225 or Dave Hunt on 837729

Mid-week short evening walk. Organised by Hullavington Ramblers. All are welcome.
The Malmesbury Riverside walk. 2 miles. The route follows the old town wall then drop down to the footpath that runs alongside the river Avon. This FP is a well trodden  track  that encircles the town and then returns to the centre of town via one of the old gateways. Meet at the Market Cross for a 7:30pm start. For more info contact Paul Hadley on 01666 837096
Hullavington Ramblers short walk in the Cotswolds Sunday 18th Sept

North Nibley Including a section of the Cotswold Way

Meet & Park: 10:30am prompt at the Black Horse in the middle of North Nibley

Directions: Drive to Tetbury, take Dursley road A4135, cross A46 at traffic lights, pass Hunters Hall on left. In 1½ miles take B4058 on left to Wotton-under-Edge. Turn left in Wotton onto B4060 to North Nibley

Details of Walk Circular walk of 3 miles. Some steep contours but compensated for by splendid views across the Severn Vale from the Tyndale Monument, which commemorates William Tyndale the cleric who first translated the New testament into English

Lunch: The Black Horse, North Nibley

For more information contact Alan Roberts on 01249446465

Malmesbury Carnival Open Studios. Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st August. 
See here for details
Hullavington Village Hall 29th Annual Show, Saturday 3rd September
at Mays Farm, by kind permission of Mr Victor Rawlins.  Entry by Watts Lane.  Doors open to the public at 2.30pm. Admission: adults 25p, children free.  Full details and entry form in the June/July edition of Hullavington News.  Show Secretary: Jebbie Hewitt, London House, Hullavington. Tel. 01666 837374.  Fax. 01666 838369.  Email. jebbiehewitt@tiskali.co.uk
Cat Returns Home Safe, Sound and HungryTina's cat Max returned home last night (Tuesday 28 June). He has not stopped eating or drinking so it looks like he got himself locked in somewhere. Tina said that following the request for help on this web site (see below) and the Ramblers site, she received lots of help and sympathy and wishes to thank everyone for all their help. 
Thai Evening at the Star, Friday 1st July
Our new Landlord Dave is having a Thai evening on Friday with a professional Thai chef.  The back skittle alley will be used as a restaurant for the evening.  If this is successful, Dave plans other similar evenings on a regular basis.  Please contact the pub for details 01666 837535
Cat Missing- Please Can You Help.  Max is a  ginger male cat about 8 years old and was wearing a purple collar. He went missing last Saturday (18 June). Max belongs to  John and Tina Bennett  who are very worried about him. He's a friendly moggy and may have got himself locked in a shed or garage.  John & Tina would be very grateful if would you please check your sheds and garages to make sure Max is not there.  If you see him or have any information about him please let John or Tina know. They live at 12 Watts lane Tel No 01666 837618
Hullavington Parish Council needs YOU !  (added 3rd June)
Sadly, we are in need of a Responsible Financial Officer to replace Janet Jones, who now has other full time commitments. If you think that you may be interested, please contact the clerk Sue Webb) on 824620 for full details. Thanks.
Cemetery Vandalism & Theft (updated 12th May)
We have been informed that the cemetery notice board has been vandalised. A parishioner says that when they went out of the village at 4am on Wednesday morning the large cemetery gates were open. When they returned at 5.15am the gates were closed and they noticed the vandalised notice board. Also, it has now come to light that the strimmer has been stolen from the shed. The Police are aware of this act of vandalism, and of the theft. If you have any information at all, please contact Sgt Williams at Malmesbury Police (822222) or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
The Star (added 4th May)
Having done a great job of turning The Star into a fine local pub, sadly Jo will be leaving The Star in the middle of June. the Star's owners have signed a lease with a manager who, with his family, will be taking over when Jo leaves. At the time of writing, it is believed that the new landlord is ex RAF and has previously run a pub in the Wootton Bassett area. Whilst taking this opportunity to welcome the new landlord and his family to the village, a huge thank-you must go to Jo & Jackie for transforming our village local. Their support of the community throughout their tenure is very much appreciated.
The Old Wilson's Coal Yard site in Watts lane has now been sold. When we have further details on the proposed development, we will post the details here.
M4 Speed Camera's. (added 16th April 2005)
Mobile Speed Camera Units are being deployed on the M4 motorway. See here for more information
Hullavington New Village Hall Project Group (added 5th April 2005)
On the 17th March 2004 a serious fire in the Village Hall resulted in its subsequent complete demolition. As a result a project group, with project co-ordinator Bob Fenner, was formed with the aim of rebuilding the hall. Over the past year members of this group in progressing towards this above aim have expounded a lot of effort. Find out more.....
Appeal For Your Help
Sarah Bolton of Hullavington  urgently needs your help. Please take time to read this and to do what you can. It is important...(more)
Royal Field Close Planning Application (31 March ).  NWDC planning committee met last night and voted unanimously to reject the planning application.
Royal Field Close planning application (26th March)
have recommended that the planning application to knock down a house in Royal Field Close, and build on the field behind be approved. This is despite several objections from villagers, and the Parish Council. But, you can still have your voice heard. There is a planning meeting on Wednesday March 30th which you are able to attend. If you wish to speak, then you will need to contact them beforehand. 
Hullavington Community Survey (added 17th January)
Following on from the presentation of the village survey, the working group has been re-established to analyse the results in detail. more  
The Festival Of The Sea at Portsmouth Saturday July 2nd  (added 28th Jan).  A village day out is being organised to visit the Festival of the sea. A coach will pick us up and bring us back to the village. Please let us know if you are interested. for more information click (here)
Sorry, this trip has been cancelled
Hullavington Village Fete, Saturday 9th July 2005
2pm to 4pm.  To be held on the School Field.  Lots of fun events including: Welly Wanging, Stalls, Skittles, Coconut Shy, Bowls, Cakes, Refreshments and much more.  Come along, have fun and raise funds for the school and for the new village hall.  Come and support us!
Hullavington Church Fete  (added April 25th)
This years village fete will be held in the grounds of Court House at 2.00pm on Saturday June 4th. See here for more details.
The 2005 Great Vintage Flying Weekend  (UPDATED May 8th)
Is going to be held at Hullavington Airfield from 20th - 22nd May. This event has been running for eight years in various locations, and should prove to be a really fun weekend for ALL the family. Click here  for more details
Heavy Traffic likely ! (added 14th May)
It is likely that there will be heavy traffic, with associated delays next weekend at the junction of the A429 and the road past the hangars. Queues are also likely at the entrance to Wellington Place (Off the road beside the hangars). The large increase in traffic is associated with The Great Vintage Flying Weekend which is taking place from Friday May 20th to Sunday May 22nd. See here for more details of this event.
Hullavington Women's Group. Meeting on Friday 7th  May at the Star at 7:00pm ......(More)
Cycle Ride organised by Hullavington Ramblers:  May 2nd Bank Holiday Monday Meet at The Start for a 10:30 am start
Another cycle ride has been organized, this time by Alan Jones. The route is along   is along quiet country back lanes and mettalled farm tracks. It  takes in many   beauty  spots and  places of interest you may not even know exist as they are only really accessible by bike. As usual we go at your pace. If you want to stop and admire the view or the nesting swans, then do it; if you need to get off and push, then do it. There will always be a ride leader near by and we will not leave you behind. This is for fun it is not a race.......(more)
Village Hall Committee AGM (added 27 april 2005)
Please note that the AGM of the Village Hall Committee will be at 7.30 in the Church on Tuesday 24th May, not 8pm as previously advertised. It will be an opportunity to review the difficulties and progress of the past year as the project group work towards the building of a new hall, and also to get a statement of the current financial position. We would always welcome new members to the committee particularly as we hope to have the challenge of administrating a new hall before too long. Click here for the latest news.
Possible Cancer Relief 'blue collection bag' scam. (added 23rd April 2005).
You may have recently been delivered a blue cancer relief collection sack. It was brought to my attention this morning that these bags have NOT been left by cancer research and that this year their collection bags are Yellow not Blue. It is thought that the bags may have been left by someone hoping to pick up 'goodies' to be sold on at car boot sales. Do you have any information on this? Did you see who delivered the sacks? If so, please let us know and we will provide an update.
Best Kept Village Competition - Village Clean Up Day (added 3 April 2005).  
82% of people  are in favour of Hullavington...................(more)
Hullavington Plagued by DSBs – It’s Official (1 April 2005).  The World Health Organization (WHO) have  declared   Hullavington a  DSB plague hot spot.   DSB numbers  have multiplied dramatically over the winter period,   as the ........... ......(more)

Easter Monday - Village Cycle Ride
Following the success of the 2 cycle rides we did last year,  more have been planned for this year, the first of which is Easter Monday. The route is very enjoyable and picturesque as you will see. Also the weather forecast looks promising

The  distance is 19.5 miles and is on quite lanes  and farm tracks away from the traffic.  19.5 miles equates to about a 6 to  7 mile walk, so don’t be put off by the distance. It is a fun ride suitable for  the family.   Last year we had children of primary school age do the rides comfortably and we  also had Alison Aliffe  leading the pack on her George Dixon special. We do it slowly and for  enjoyment. For more details click 

Official opening of the new village bus shelter by James Gray. (Added Friday 18th March).  Our local MP will be formally opening our new bus shelter, which is dedicated to the life and memory of Queen Elizabeth the late queen mother,  at 3:30pm.  All are very welcome to be there. 
Old Mobile Phones Wanted. Kington St Michael now have all the phones they need and wish to thank those who donated them.  Please don't send any more. Does anyone  have an old mobile 'phone which is useless to you, but could mean a lot to   Kington St Michael School. They are  just five 'phones short of the total needed to enable them to claim £300 to buy some new equipment.  If anyone can help please either 'phone me (01249 750514), e-mail me LINDA DURNO cowlick@btopenworld.com  or you can drop them in at KSM Post Office, the school, or to me (14 The Close, KSM!)
St Patricks Day at The Star (added 12 March)
On Thursday 17th March, the Star is celebrating St. Patricks Day with a special menu.  Telephone 837535 for details.
A May Ball (Cancelled)
To be held on 20th May 2005.  In aid of the New Hullavington Village Hall Appeal.  Full details, including price, to be advertised soon.  Anyone prepared to help please contact Jebbie Hewitt on 837374 or e-mail jebbiehewitt@tiscali.co.uk
Vandalism & Theft .in Watts Lane  On  Wednesday 16th Feb  a number of solar powered lights were stolen  during the night. Some have now been found smashed.   If you  saw anything  or can provide any information please contact Malmesbury Police  on 01666 822222.
200 Club winners (updated 30 Jan)
The winners for January were, Mr RJ Smith and Mrs M Welch who both receive £25.00. The next draw will be in the Star Inn on February 19th at 1230
Racing Night - Tsunami appeal (updated 2 Feb)
The racing night at The Star last night (Saturday 29th) was a great success, with £365.25 being raised for the Tsunami appeal fund. It was a fun evening, and a big thanks goes out to all those who helped to raise the money
Draft Community Plan for Malmesbury and the Villages (added 30 Jan)
People living in the Parish of Hullavington are invited to review and comment on the draft Community Plan for Malmesbury and the Villages, but you haven't got long. The deadline is Friday 11th February. Click here for more details.
Hullavington Walks Book. (added 22 Dec) (amended 28 Jan)
Paul Hadley has revised  the old Hullavington Walks Book that was  originally  produced by Alan Roberts & John Greenwood 9 years ago.  It  uses our local footpaths and takes advantage of some fine routes that can be done from our village.  You can download it from the Ramblers site by clicking (here)  A completely new walks book is currently being written by Paul Hadley & Alan Roberts which hopefully will be available later this year.  .
Potholes in The Street (added Jan 6th)
At last, after lots of nagging, Highways have filled in the Potholes at the cemetery Corner end of The Street. If any more appear, click here   to report them, or call 0800 232323
Duke of Beaufort Hunt (added February 12)
The last traditional meeting of The Beaufort Hunt will take place on Thursday February 17th in Hullavington.
See here for details
Trip to Bruges, February 2005 (added 20 Nov)   Cancelled due to lack of uptake
Hullavington Ramblers are planning a long weekend (3 days 2 nights) in the Belgium city of Bruges. You may recall they did this in Autumn 2002 and it was a great success. (more...)
Christmas Tree (added Jan 6th)
Yesterday saw the Removal of the Village Christmas Tree from the Church by Roger Parnaby, Paul Hadley and Graham Stokes more  
New Bus Shelter (added 29 Dec)
The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that the bus shelter is growing, and is also sporting a sheet covering. This is because the Ashlar coping has now been added, and next on the list is the Oak for the side frames.
Erection of the Christmas Tree (added 21 Dec)
Last Saturday (December 11th) was the big day for the village Christmas tree to be put up in the church grounds. (more..)
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