Category Archives: Village News

Survey of Parish Energy

The Hanleys Energy Action Team is carrying out an anonymous online survey to estimate the current energy use in the parish. Please take part by going to

Hanley Castle Community Broadband Project (Oct 2020)

Hanley Castle Broadband update:


Openreach have now finished installing Fibre To The Premises (FTTP) to much of Hanley Castle and surrounds, and the many people included in the village scheme are now enjoying the benefits of the best of high-speed broadband at no individual costs to themselves. With Covid-19, many people have now become even more reliant on a fast and reliable broadband connection for working from home, with Zoom online meetings being suddenly common and video calling becoming important for families to remain in contact, not to mention online learning, TV, gaming and file sharing. Continue reading

Workshop at Green’s Books

Workshop at Green’s Books

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The workshop is a two-day workshop on 10th -11th October on the Tight-Back Quarter Leather Binding. Everyone is welcome and further details can be found here:

Tulip Tour

Brian Skeys has set uo a Tulip Tour – view it here.

“Thank You” to Ros, Alan and staff

We would like to say a big “Thank You” to Ros, Alan and staff at Hanley Swan Post Office for all their help and assistance during the present crisis.

Not being able (or allowed?) to go out too much ourselves (over seventy), the shop has been a fantastic touchstone for pick-up of things needed quickly that our daughter can collect. How blessed we are to have a facility like this on our doorstep!

Lou Chapman and Graham Morris

Hanley Castle Community Broadband Project (Apr 2020)

Hanley Castle Broadband update.

You may have noticed the Hanley Castle fibre broadband has not actually turned up yet. And you may not be surprised to hear the reason is Covid-19. Continue reading

Tree Planting (Mar 2020) – Updated

Some 400 trees will be planted in Hanley Swan on Saturday, 7th March starting at 10am, as part of the council’s project to make the parish carbon neutral by 2025. For this scheme, Howard Hutchings has kindly made land available in a field behind his house, The Grange, Roberts End, and native broadleaf saplings with stakes and shelters are being generously donated by Steve Harvey, founder of the Let’s Plant carbon neutral company. Continue reading

Hanley’s Historic Houses

An illustrated book about some of the older houses in the parish of Hanley Castle has been published by The Hanleys’ Village Society. Written by local historian Malcolm Fare after 3 years’ research into county and family archives, Hanley’s Historic Houses describes 90 houses of historic interest and some of the people who have lived in them over the centuries. A fold-out map identifies where they are located and suggests a walk linking them, starting at Hanley Swan Village Stores.


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Hustings (Dec 2019)

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Can We Be a Carbon Neutral Parish?

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