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9th to 17th Sept:
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
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.
DOOR-TO-DOOR RAFFLE TICKET SCAM
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)
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.
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.
Please do not use the green as a dumping site for your
garden rubbish! Thanks.
(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.
HELP or WE’RE
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
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
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
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.
Cat Returns Home Safe, Sound and Hungry
. Tina'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
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
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
The Star (added 4th
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
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
Find out more.....
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
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
Hullavington Community Survey (added
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
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
This years village fete will be held in the grounds of Court House at 2.00pm on
Saturday June 4th. See here for more
The 2005 Great Vintage Flying Weekend (UPDATED
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
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
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).
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
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 email@example.com
or you can drop them in at KSM Post Office, the school, or to me (14 The Close,
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
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
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
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
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.
here for more details.
Hullavington Walks Book. (added 22 Dec) (amended 28
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)
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
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)
saw the Removal of the Village Christmas Tree from the Church by Roger Parnaby,
Paul Hadley and Graham Stokes more
New Bus Shelter (added
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.