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BT Callboxes

Posted by on 18th November, 2019 in News

For the attention of Haydon Wick Ward residents. Consultation on BT programme of intended public payphone removals BT has instigated a public consultation on their proposals to remove 24 payphone callboxes within the Borough. Notices have been posted in each of the relevant phone boxes to inform users and passers-by of the proposals and the consultation process. The following location has been identified as a potential candidate for removal. Location: Bryony Way Postcode: SN2 2SJ No. of calls: 16 The details of this consultation are currently on the SBC website. Responses should be sent to either forwardplanning@swindon.gov.ukor Forward Planning, Swindon Borough Council, Wat Tyler West House, 5thfloor, Beckhampton Street, Swindon SN1 2JG. BT offers 3 possible responses to the proposal to remove a callbox: Agree to the removal Adopt the callbox. Where the local callbox is a traditional red phonebox, BT are encouraging communities to purchase for £1 in order to use the box for the benefit of the local community benefits eg as a library. Further information on this process can be found in the document attached and at: https://bt.com/adopt Object to the removal. Ofcom Regulations state that BT has a duty to provide ‘reasonable geographic access to public call boxes’ and offer the following as relevant factors to consider in relation to each callbox: Whether the area in which the box is located has a relatively high proportion of people on low incomes or in rented properties who could be less likely to have access to mobile or fixed line telephones. Whether the area requires a phone box for emergency calls, perhaps near an accident black spot or near to a community facility. Whether the area has poor or sporadic mobile network coverage. The level of call volumes made from callbox which can give an indication as to its usefulness or value to the community. A case will need to be argued for each objection, backed up with evidence....

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Notice of Uncontested Election

Posted by on 18th November, 2019 in News

To be advised that as there was only one candidate for the Haydon Wick ward by election, the election is uncontested and Linda Rhys-Jones is duly elected. To view the notice, please click here Notice of Uncontested Election November 2019

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Election Notice

Posted by on 7th November, 2019 in News

NOTICE OF ELECTION Borough of Swindon  Election of a Parish Councillor to Haydon Wick Parish for the Parish ward listed below Parish ward Number of Parish Councillors to be elected Haydon Wick One Forms of nomination for the Parish Election may be obtained from the Clerk to the Parish Council or Room 1.2, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH from the Returning Officer who will, at the request of an elector for any electoral area prepare a nomination paper for signature. Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, Room 1.2, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH on any day after the date of this notice but no later than 4pm on Friday 15 November 2019. If the election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday 12 December 2019. Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Room 1.2, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH by 5pm on Wednesday 27 November 2019. New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Room 1.2, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH by 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019. Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of either physical incapacity or absence in relation to occupation, employment or service occurring after 5pm on Wednesday 4 December must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at Room 1.2, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon, SN1 2JH by 5pm on Thursday 12 December 2019. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019. To apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware that they cannot go to the polling station in person after 5pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019....

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Have you received a letter of non-eligibility to vote from SBC

Posted by on 7th November, 2019 in News

Some letters have been sent out in error by Swindon Borough Council.  If you have received a letter, please check this link for further information: https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20073/elections_and_voting/1054/voter_registration_letter_sent_in_error

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Calling all budding volunteers: 30 November 11:30-12:30

Posted by on 6th November, 2019 in News

Would you like to become one of our happy band of volunteers? Haydon Wick Parish Council has an army of volunteers who do fantastic work in the local community every year. The Parish Council is looking for volunteers to get involved in a variety of activities. There is something for everyone, whatever your interest and whatever time you have available. Some examples include: • Litter picking – individual • Litter picking – community events • Tree and bulb planting • Sprucing up play parks • Driving the community bus • Maintaining planters near where you live • Wildflower site creation If you would like to volunteer for Haydon Wick Parish Council why not come along to our Volunteer Drop-In Session on the 30th November 2019.  This special drop-in event is being held from 11.30am – 12.30pm at the Parish Council offices on Thames Avenue. This a chance for anyone interested in volunteering to find out more information. We will discuss available projects, what is involved, explain the application process and provide information about training and the benefits of volunteering with Haydon Wick Parish Council. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits plus a chance to meet us and ask any questions relevant to volunteering. By volunteering you can develop your skills, meet new people and contribute to your local community. Call 01793 722446 for more...

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Grants available – apply now

Posted by on 6th November, 2019 in News

If your group or good cause is looking for funding, then why not apply to the Parish Council for a grant award… The Parish Council has a grants budget which is used to help support local charities and voluntary groups each year with funding to enable them to carry out projects and activities for the benefit of local residents. Our Grants Working Party meets three times a year to consider applications and so far this year we have awarded over £3,500 to the following groups: £500.00 to Dorset & Wiltshire Fire Service to assist with transportation costs to take local schools to driving awareness workshops. £300.00 to the Wiltshire Bobby Van which provides home security solutions to residents who are over 60 and 18+ with a disability. £380.00 to Busy Fingers baby and toddler group to replace broken equipment. £1500.00 to FC Abbey Meads for additional football kit. £500.00 for Seven Fields Park Run to purchase new equipment for this new event taking place in our Parish £400.00 to the South West Ambulance Service to purchase a super new chair for assisting people who have had a fall. Would your community group benefit from a grant? If you would like to consider applying for a grant for your organisation, project or an upcoming event/activity there are several ways to gain more information and get an application form, click on the link below or: • contact us on 01793 722446 • call in to our office • email office@haydonwick.gov.uk Previous grants include funding for: • Shine Swindon to run support groups for new mothers who are suffering from postnatal depression • Swindon 105.5 local radio – to provide training for local groups to help them promote their causes and events • Britannia Majorettes and Miniettes of Swindon for the purchase of new uniforms • Emmanuel URC Church for the running of Haydon Wick Festival • Haydon Wick Guides & Rangers to help with the costs of a trip to France • 7th Swindon Scouts for the purchase of a new water boiler • Swindon & Cricklade Railway for the conversion of a train carriage to accommodate wheelchair users and carers Download an application form here: HWPC Grant Policy & Grant Appl form Deadlines for receipt of applications: 31 January; 31 May and 30 September each...

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Three-Year Grounds Maintenance Tender (Shrubs, Hedges, Bushes, Low-Level Trees)

Posted by on 31st October, 2019 in News

The Council is currently seeking a suitably qualified Contractor to manage and maintain shrubs, hedges and bushes as shown in the tender pack. The period of the tender is three years to commence from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2023.  For further details go Contracts and Tenders.  

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Volunteer Drop-In Session – 30th November 2019 11.30am – 12.30pm

Posted by on 31st October, 2019 in News

Could you join our happy band of volunteers? Haydon Wick Parish Council has an army of volunteers who do fantastic work in the local community every year.  The Parish Council is looking for volunteers to get involved in a variety of activities.  There is something for every, whatever your interest and whatever time you have available. Some examples include: Litter picking – individual Litter picking – community events Tree and bulb planting Sprucing up play parks Driving the community bus Maintaining planters near where you live Wildflower site creation If you could like to volunteer for Haydon Wick Parish Council why not come along to our Volunteer Drop-In Session on the 30th November 2019. This special drop-in event is being held from 11.30am – 12.30pm at the Parish Council offices on Thames Avenue. This a chance for anyone interested in volunteering to find out more information.  We will discuss available projects, what is involved, explain the application process and provide information about training and the benefits of volunteering with Haydon Wick Parish Council. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits plus a chance to meet us and ask any questions relevant to volunteering.  By volunteering you can develop your skills, meet new people and contribute to your local community.  Call 01793 722446 for more...

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Councillor allowances 2020/21

Posted by on 30th October, 2019 in News

Councils may choose to pay their members an allowance, known as a ‘parish basic allowance’, to recognise the time and effort they put into their parish duties and to reimburse them for out of pocket expenses. The last review of these allowance was undertaken by an Independent Remuneration Panel in June 2015, so Swindon Borough Council (SBC) decided it was time to undertake another review.  This latest review concluded that the previously adopted recommendations for parish and town council allowances should be endorsed and applied by all parish and town councils in the Borough. Their recommendation for Haydon Wick’s Councillor allowance for the municipal year 2020-21 was £1,719 p.a. per elected member and £5,131 p.a. for the Chair.  The total cost would be approximately £34,200 p.a. Currently, Haydon Wick Councillors receive £861 p.a. per elected member and £1,600 p.a. for the Chair, amounting to approximately £17,100 p.a.  Should the Parish adopt SBC’s recommendation, this would result in more than a 200% increase. At its August 2019 Full Council meeting, Haydon Wick members considered SBC’s recommendation and agreed to decline the recommendation of the Panel and to keep to the Council’s existing arrangement – that any increases are consistent with its own staff pay increases per annum....

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Parish Council teams up with local businesses

Posted by on 30th October, 2019 in News

Haydon Wick Parish Council has successfully teamed up with local businesses to help enhance the local community. Most recently, Nationwide’s Pegasus House team, deployed a group of dedicated staff to help with sprucing up a tired play park at Brookfield in Abbey Meads.  The group got to work by repainting the safety barriers, swing frames and play equipment. The green fingered members of the team relished in cutting back the hedges and cleaning the floor surfaces to make the park a more inviting and positive park to visit. A spokesperson from Nationwide informed the Parish Council they were so excited to be invited to get involved and really pleased they could help the local community.  The Council has received lots of positive feedback from the residents too! Haydon Wick Parish Council is an urban area in the heart of North Swindon with a volunteer-run community bus service. It has a population of over 21,500 and is responsible for the up keep of 24 play areas. The Council has a rolling play area refurbishment programme whereby it commits over £70,000 every year to improving the play facilities in the Parish. The Parish Council’s most recent commitment is the skatepark at Haydonleigh which will see the commencement of £80,000 refurbishment project later this year. In addition to the play parks the Parish Council maintains hundreds of acres of green spaces, several miles of hedges, over 200 litter and dogs bins emptied daily, has three leisure gardens site with over 150 allotment plots to rent, with an exciting new site in the pipeline. The Parks and Open Spaces also removes graffiti, deals with fly tipping and fly posting sadly on a very regular basis.    The Council is very proud to be fully committed to exploring new conservation and biodiversity programmes and shall be creating new wildflower sites later in 2019. Can your business help? Can you help bring life back into some of the Parish’s play parks? The Parish Council would welcome more groups to help with their renewals programme.  If you work for a local business and think you could help the Council please email Georgina Morgan-Denn, Parish Clerk on clerk@haydonwick.gov.uk to discuss your ideas further....

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