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Extraordinary Full Council (remote): Tuesday 3 November 2020

Posted by on 28th October, 2020 in Full Council Agenda, News

Download the agenda for (remote) Extraordinary Full Council on Tuesday 3 November 2020 at 07.30pm  here

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Career Opportunity for Experienced Youth Worker

Posted by on 28th October, 2020 in News

Haydon Wick Parish Council in North Swindon is looking for an energetic and highly motivated Youth Worker to create a Youth Development Programme within the Parish. In the Parish there are seven primary schools, 24 play parks, skate park. shopping centres, community centres, gyms and churches.   The successful candidate will play a key role in developing the youth community engagement activities and helping to potentially establish a Youth Council for the Parish.   The role also includes overseeing the re-opening of the Haydon Wick Skate Park with COVID safety measures in place.   Initially this is a 3month fixed term contract with potential for extension.   The role will involve:   To support the Parish Clerk to shape the young person’s strategy across the Parish. To lead, inspire and motivate a comprehensive Youth Development Programme. To help to play a key role in the future development of services for young people by establishing a Youth Council. To manage any allocated budget delivering a fully inclusive programme, including sports, arts and youth work. To take appropriate steps to identify and effectively manage risks to ensure a safe approach to working with young people is in place, especially safeguarding and DBS requirements. To fully engage and participate in the development of the Youth Development Programme to include, annual planning, evaluation, resource identification, priorities and key performance indicators. Take an active lead in delivering participation programmes that develop young people’s skills and confidence. Working with our partners to provide programmes for young people in areas such as risk taking behaviour, social education, personal development, movement, intellectual challenge, creativity. To recruit, develop and maintain a network of volunteers. To allocate and manage organisational resources To provide the monthly Community Engagement Working Party with programme development progress reports. To carry out other duties commensurate with the nature of this post.   This job description is not exhaustive and shall be reviewed on an annual basis. It may be modified from time to time with agreement.   The right candidate will have the following skills and experience:   Three years’ experience of delivering Youth Work in a community setting Qualifications – five GCSEs A-C or equivalent, or Level 2-3 Certificate or a diploma in youth work practice. Experience of effective management of volunteers Experience of organisational legal responsibilities, including operational governance Experience of outstanding Youth Work programme planning and delivery Knowledge and Understanding of Youth Work values and principles and how these are implemented into practice Actively keeps up to date with Youth Work National Occupational Standards, Action4Youth, Youth Awards, MASH and industry best practice Ability to work in accordance with national, local and organisational Child Protection and Safeguarding policies and procedures. Ability to identify and appropriately respond to cases of potential or actual child abuse Full clean driving licence is required   Background checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) may be required   The recruitment process will be Covid-19 safe.   In return:   Salary – £10.86 per hour Hours 15 – 22 hours per week (some evening and weekend work will be required) Pro rota annual leave – 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays + long service awards Free parking To download the job description, please CLICK HERE To apply, please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter to:...

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North Swindon Resurfacing Maintenance Works

Posted by on 26th October, 2020 in News

An update from Swindon Borough Council regarding the essential resurfacing maintenance works of key routes in North Swindon. “A start date for the works has now been confirmed. It is anticipated that some early preparation works will take place in the week commencing 2nd November, with the resurfacing programme intending to take place from 9th November for approximately 3 weeks.  The nature of the work is weather dependent, therefore this may be subject to changes or delays which will be communicated accordingly.  Swindon Borough Council has been working with the Streetworks Team to understand the most effective way to complete the works swiftly to reduce the duration of the contractors presence in each location, and as such road closures have been agreed. The proposed programme, dependent upon progress and weather conditions, is as follows: Dates Working Times Phase Location Monday 09/11/2020 – Thursday 19/11/2020 8am – 6pm 1 – 5 Oakhurst Way / Tortworth Road – using phased localised closures as per the attached plan. Friday 20/11/2020 & Monday 23/11/2020 8am – 6pm 6 Lady Lane (Roundabout north of The Blunsdon Arms) Tuesday 24/11/2020 & Wednesday 25/11/2020 8am – 6pm 7 Elstree Way (Roundabout south of The Friary Toby Carvery) Thursday 26/11/2020 & Friday 27/11/2020 8pm – 6am 8 Manor Farm Roundabout (rear of the Orbital Shopping Park) We have agreed with our contractor to ensure that access for residents is maintained at all times, and suitable diversions have been agreed with the Streetworks Team to direct drivers around the works areas.  We understand there will be some challenges and minor delays during this time so we aim to move through each of the areas as efficiently as possible.  It has also been requested that between each working shift in the same location, our contractor ensures that the road is made safe to be opened for use by residents and buses.   Our contractor will be setting out advance notification signs next week, giving drivers in the area two weeks advance notice prior to the works starting along Oakhurst Way.  Further advance notification signs will also be set out at Lady Lane (phase 6), Elstree Way (phase 7) and Manor Farm Roundabout (phase 8) giving the necessary two weeks’ notice to the works in these locations according to the above programme.   To supplement the advance signage, we have worked with our Communications Team to prepare a letter for each of the locations, which will be shared with residents two weeks in advance of the works in the respective affected areas in Oakhurst, Ash Brake and those adjacent to the scheme in Abbey Meads / Haydon Wick.  Please find attached a copy of these letters for your information.  Letter 1 should be received by Oakhurst residents early next week, with Letter 2, and Letter 3 being finalised for issue to the affected residents in the coming weeks.   In addition, we will be contacting the businesses and schools in the area over the next week to give them an opportunity to ask any questions.  Swindon’s Bus Company and Stagecoach Bus are also being kept up to date as the project progresses”.   Resurfacing North Swindon – November 2020 Letter 1 – Oakurst Way Residents Letter 2 – Ash Brake Residents Letter 3 – Abbey Meads Haydon Wick Residents...

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NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES

Posted by on 19th October, 2020 in News

PUBLIC NOTICE   SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL   SECTION 14 – THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984   NOTICE OF TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES – OAKHURST WAY, TORTWORTH ROAD, LADY LANE, ELSTREE WAY AND MANOR FARM ROUNDABOUT, SWNDON   This Order is being introduced to allow resurfacing works and will prohibit vehicles from proceeding on Oakhurst Way between Tadpole Lane and Thamesdown Drive, Tortworth Road between Redhouse Way and Oakhurst Way. Lady Lane (roundabout to the north of Blunsdon Arms, Elstree Way (roundabout to the south of Toby Carvery) and Manor Farm Roundabout (Lady Lane)   Traffic to be diverted as follow: For the Oakhurst Way closure via Thamesdown Drive, Saltzgitter Drive and Tadpole Lane. Local Diversions in place for the phased closures of Oakhurst Way. For Tortworth Road Closure via Redhouse Way. For Lady Lane, Elstree Way and Manor Farm Roundabout Closure via Pennine Way, Elstree Way and Ealing Way.   The Order will come into force on the 9 November 2020 for 6 months but it is anticipated the works will take place between 9 to 30 November 2020. Road closures will be phased and put in place as and when required during the 9 to 30 November 2020.   Highways and Transport Services 27 October 2020   For further information please contact 01793 463040 quoting reference...

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We are recruiting for a highly motivated Youth Worker

Posted by on 19th October, 2020 in News

Haydon Wick Parish Council in North Swindon is looking for an energetic and highly motivated Youth Worker to create a Youth Development Programme within the Parish. In the Parish there are seven primary schools, 24 play parks, skate park. shopping centres, community centres, gyms and churches.   The successful candidate will play a key role in developing the youth community engagement activities and helping to potentially establish a Youth Council for the Parish.   The role also includes overseeing the re-opening of the Haydon Wick Skate Park with COVID safety measures in place.   Initially this is a 3month fixed term contract with potential for extension.   The role will involve:   To support the Parish Clerk to shape the young person’s strategy across the Parish. To lead, inspire and motivate a comprehensive Youth Development Programme. To help to play a key role in the future development of services for young people by establishing a Youth Council. To manage any allocated budget delivering a fully inclusive programme, including sports, arts and youth work. To take appropriate steps to identify and effectively manage risks to ensure a safe approach to working with young people is in place, especially safeguarding and DBS requirements. To fully engage and participate in the development of the Youth Development Programme to include, annual planning, evaluation, resource identification, priorities and key performance indicators. Take an active lead in delivering participation programmes that develop young people’s skills and confidence. Working with our partners to provide programmes for young people in areas such as risk taking behaviour, social education, personal development, movement, intellectual challenge, creativity. To recruit, develop and maintain a network of volunteers. To allocate and manage organisational resources To provide the monthly Community Engagement Working Party with programme development progress reports. To carry out other duties commensurate with the nature of this post.   This job description is not exhaustive and shall be reviewed on an annual basis. It may be modified from time to time with agreement. For full job description, please CLICK HERE Please send a cover letter and CV to: [email protected] The right candidate will have the following skills and experience:   Three years’ experience of delivering Youth Work in a community setting Qualifications – five GCSEs A-C or equivalent, or Level 2-3 Certificate or a diploma in youth work practice. Experience of effective management of volunteers Experience of outstanding Youth Work programme planning and delivery Knowledge and Understanding of Youth Work values and principles and how these are implemented into practice Actively keeps up to date with Youth Work National Occupational Standards, Action4Youth, Youth Awards, MASH and industry best practice Ability to work in accordance with national, local and organisational Child Protection and Safeguarding policies and procedures. Ability to identify and appropriately respond to cases of potential or actual child abuse Full clean driving licence is required   Background checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) may be required   The recruitment process will be Covid-19 safe.   In return:   Salary – £10.86 per hour Hours 15 – 22 hours per week (some evening and weekend work will be required) Pro rota annual leave – 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays + long service award Free...

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KGV Wetpour Resurfacing

Posted by on 15th October, 2020 in News

Current Tenders Supply and Installation of Safety Surfacing at King George V Field Play Area  The Council is currently seeking to appoint an experienced and qualified contractor to reinstall the safety surface of the King George V Play Area, Haydon Wick. The play area is nestled in a green open space and has two play areas within its vicinity; a toddler park which is in need of repairs to existing surface and the main separate park within the same grounds, aimed at older children. In the main park we require the existing surfaced to be removed and replaced with a rubber wet pour surface. Contact the Clerk to apply or visit the Public Contracts Finder...

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The Haydon Wick Community Remembrance Poppy Wall

Posted by on 12th October, 2020 in News

2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, so this year to mark Remembrance Sunday we would like to invite you to get involved with our community Poppy wall by simply printing a template and colouring. Then return the creation (cut out) to us at the Parish Council Office Post Box on Thames Avenue SN2 1QQ by Friday 30 October.  Poppies are worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community. The red poppy is a symbol of both Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future....

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The Spooky Haydon Wick Pumpkin Walk 2020

Posted by on 11th October, 2020 in News

Join us for a bit of frightening fun and help create a petrifying Haydon Wick Halloween pumpkin walk! Have fun creating a spooky pumpkin picture, and then pop it in the window. Families in our community can then follow the 🎃 trail and perhaps have a little treat 🍬 for every pumpkin spotted in a window. Trick or treating…with social distancing. Please private message us on Facebook with your street name so we can include your street in the trail. Step 1: you put a Halloween drawing in your window Step 2: kids dress up and hunt around the Parish looking for spooky window pictures Step 3: Parents reward each drawing spotted with a...

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Swindon Borough Council makes £500 Support Payment available for self-isolating residents on low incomes

Posted by on 9th October, 2020 in News

Eligible residents on low incomes, who will lose income as a consequence of self-isolation, will be offered a £500 payment as part of a national scheme facilitated by Swindon Borough Council. From last Monday (28 Sep), it became a legal obligation for people across England to self-isolate if they test positive for coronavirus or are identified as a contact by NHS Test and Trace. Those breaking this rule face an initial fine of £1000, rising to £10,000 for repeat offenders. To support this legislation, the Government has introduced a new Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme, which will be administered by local authorities. The scheme will offer a one-off, lump sum payment of £500 for each period of self-isolation (subject to any income tax payable), to eligible residents on lower incomes, who cannot work from home and who will lose income as a result. The Council has developed an online application form for qualifying residents so they can easily apply to receive the Test and Trace Support Payment. To be eligible to receive the support payment, residents must meet the specified eligibility criteria, which is listed on the Council website. Eligible residents must: Have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace after Monday, 28 September and have a unique Test and Trace number provided by the NHS Be making their application during their period of self-isolation, or no more than 14 calendar days after the date their period of self-isolation ended Be employed or self-employed Have lost income by being unable to work from home while self-isolating Residents must also be receiving at least one of a number of specified benefits: Universal Credit Working Tax Credit income-based Employment Support Allowance income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance Income Support Housing Benefit Pension Credit For residents who are not currently in receipt of these benefits but who do meet the other specified criteria and will face financial hardship during self-isolation, the payment may be available, but will be reviewed on a discretionary basis. Councillor Russell Holland, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Commercialisation, Education and Skills, said: “Ensuring residents self-isolate when required, is crucial in our fight against coronavirus, but for those who cannot work from home, we understand that self-isolation can have significant financial implications. “As a council, we are pleased to be able to provide financial support to residents who need it most, during what continues to be for many, an extremely challenging time.” The Test and Trace Payment Support scheme is just one form of financial support available to residents whose income has been affected by coronavirus. Residents can find information on all the available support via the Council website. The Test and Trace Support Payment is available until 31 January 2021. More information on the scheme, including the eligibility criteria, as well as the application form to apply for the payment, can be found on the Council website here:...

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Christmas Card Competition 2020

Posted by on 2nd October, 2020 in News

We are excited to announce that we have a very festive and creative competition that will help keep the little ones busy over the weekends/ half-term. Why not take part in our annual Christmas Card Competition? If you have any little artistic superstars (open to Reception – Yr 6) who would like to win a fantastic prize and have their winning card design included in all of our Christmas parcel donations this year, then simply print off a template and get creative! The closing date is Wednesday 28 October. Please return your masterpieces to the Parish Council Office Post Box on Thames Avenue (SN25 1QQ)   If you don’t have access to a printer here are some instructions to use a plain piece of A4 paper. As our Christmas cards are square in shape, the artwork can be created on plain white A4 paper that has been folded 9cm from the top of the page to create a square that is roughly the same shape as the cards. Write the child’s name, child’s address, child’s school and artwork title in the area above the fold, and create the artwork in the area below the fold.   GOOD...

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