The Council

This section of the website describes Hankerton Parish Council: meetings, members and responsibilities, its ways of working and finances.

Hankerton Parish Council meets every two months from January onwards on the first or second Monday of the month at 7.30pm. Meetings take place in the North Aisle Community Area in Hankerton Church.

Meetings are open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. The public can raise items directly at the meeting under item 2, Public Questions/Receipt of Petitions. No prior notification needs to be given.

Please note that due to coronavirus:

  • The Annual Village Meeting on 4 May was cancelled
  • The Annual Parish Council on 18 May and ordinary meeting on 6 July took place via remote access, using Zoom

Future meetings: 7 September, 2 November.

It is probable that the meeting on 7 September will be an online meeting via Zoom. For access contact the Parish Clerk, Michael Bromley Gardner:

There are seven members of the council. The current members were elected in May 2017 or co-opted afterwards:
John Thorne (Deputy Chair)
Shayne Smith
Robin Tjolle
Pam Walkinshaw
Alan Jackson
Richard Barrow
Dai Davies

Michael Bromley Gardner is the Parish Clerk

Currently the position of Chair is rotated between parish council members

Councillor details

Members have the positions below for May 2019-20:

Footpaths – Pam Walkinshaw
Highways – Alan Jackson
Amenity Area –
Area Board – Pam Walkinshaw
Community Emergency Volunteer/Winter Plan – Robin Tjolle. Hankerton Community Resilience Plan
Grants – Robin Tjolle
Information Co-ordination – John Thorne
Patients Group – Shayne Smith
Flood Prevention – the Parish Council will be advised by David Pynn (not a parish councillor)

Minutes of Parish Council meetings:

6 July (agenda)
18 May
2 March
6 January

4 November
2 September
8 July
At the annual village meeting on 20 May Cllr Toby Sturgis spoke about the Annual Town and Parish Council report 2018-19
13 May
4 March
14 January

5 November
3 September
2 July
16 May 
Annual Village Meeting 14 May
5 March 
8 January

6 November 
4 September
17 July
15 May
6 March
9 January

7 November
5 September
4 July
16 May
7 March
4 January

9 November
7 September 
6 July
18 May
2 March
5 January

10 November
8 September
7 July
19 May
3 March
6 January

11 November
9 September
1 July
20 May
4 March
7 January

12 November
10 September
9 July
21 May
5 March
9 January

Minutes of earlier meetings are available through Michael Bromley Gardner, the Parish Clerk:

Hankerton Parish Council has adopted a Code of Conduct that parish councillors are expected to keep to.

The work of the council is steered by its standing_orders.

In accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 Hankerton Parish Council has adopted the Model Publication Scheme.

Occasionally vacancies arise and these are announced on the Parish noticeboard. There will not be an election to fill the vacancy unless 10 electors tell Wiltshire Council that they want one within a timescale laid down at the time. If there is not an election then the vacancy will be filled by co-option – this means the current Parish Council will appoint someone. The Parish Council will usually wish to find a volunteer.

Parish Councillors are required to register their interests.

In accordance with the Transparency Code for local government, full details of completed Parish Council annual accounts are published here:

Website Area Manager: John Thorne