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Dementia Friendly Swindon

Posted by on 11th February, 2020 in News

Please click here to see the Dementia Friendly newsletter DFC Newsletter 0120 final FGN 54 Spring 2020 Activities Final

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Parish Precept agreed for 2020/21

Posted by on 29th January, 2020 in News

At its Full Council meeting on Tuesday 28th January 2020, Councillors of Haydon Wick Parish Council set the precept for 2020/21 at £822,375.57 which, on an average Band D property, is £91.23 per year. This represents an increase of 9% on last year’s precept and yet despite the increase, is still significantly lower than many other Parish & Town Councils in Swindon. Last year was an important year for the Council, having made significant improvements to the quality of its grounds maintenance contract and the refurbishment and maintenance of many of its 24 play parks. As such the Parish Council recognised it was paramount that it sustained these improvements into 2020/21. Chair of the Council, Councillor Linda Brown said: “This financial year we want to maintain our service delivery, apply improvements where required, look at where additional efficiencies can be achieved, keep our Parish a great place to live and to deliver some exciting projects. This year’s budget and precept should enable us to deliver just that for our residents.” A full breakdown of the budget and detailed explanation will be in the Haydon Wick Living magazine being delivered to residents of the parish in March and available soon on this...

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SmokeFree Play Area – Competition

Posted by on 28th January, 2020 in News

Want to win a prize?  Well, you could by designing a poster for use across our play areas.  Haydon Wick Parish Council wishes to encourage people not to smoke or vape around play areas.  Could you design a poster with this message? The competition is open to primary age children, reception through to year 6. Your design needs to be A4 in size, it can be either landscape or portrait and must include “Haydon Wick Parish Council” in the design.  On the back of your picture please include your name, age, address and School. The closing date for receipt of entries is Friday 28th February 2020 to the Parish Office, Thames Avenue, Haydon Wick, SN25 1QQ To help get you started there are three templates available below, that show a plain poster, a landscape shape with message and a portrait shape with message. Landscape No Smoking Template Plain No Smoking Template Portrait No Smoking...

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Haydon Wick unveils plans for new and improved skate park

Posted by on 3rd January, 2020 in News

Haydon Wick Parish Council is delighted to have received confirmation that the Certificate of Lawfulness has been granted for the renovation of Haydonleigh Skate Park. Councillors met with regular skate park users early last year and came up with a list of aspirations that they’d like to see in the new and improved skate park. After a year of planning the designs, meeting with suppliers, putting the design out to tender and the last hurdle of the application being granted… we cannot wait for the renovation to get started! Work will be undertaken early this year and the Council is working very closely with Haydonleigh Primary School, who were very impressed with the plans and will be creating a group of ‘Skate Park Ambassadors’ who will be trained by professionals to help us protect the site and teach new tricks. The skate park is designed in such a way it can be used with skateboards, scooters, bikes and wheelchairs and to suit a range of ages and abilities. We can now unveil our plans in a 3D model so that you can see just how much of an impressive structure this will be within our parish. https://sketchfab.com/3d-models/415-haydonwick-tenderdesign-annotated-1164b2e754244ffc9f259dcfa7d38f8f Keep a look out for updates...

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The Herbert Protocol – Safe & Found

Posted by on 17th December, 2019 in News

If you are worried about an adult at risk of going out and forgetting their way home, help is at hand. This information is intended to assist family, friends, care workers, Telecare providers, responders and the police if the person goes missing. Please complete this booklet and keep it in a safe place. If possible please also complete and save the electronic version of the form, available to download at: www.wiltshire.police.uk/herbertprotocol The booklet contains a lot of questions – do not worry if you don’t have, or cannot get, all of the information it asks for – some of it won’t apply to everyone. There are sections intended for professional carers; please don’t worry if you do not understand what they mean. Please save this booklet – either in electronic format or handwritten – in a place where it can easily be found if the person it refers to goes missing. It may need to be located quickly, at any time, day or night, by the police who may need the information to begin the initial searches. The police will only ever ask for the form if the person is reported missing. Thank you for taking the time to complete it. It could help to save someone’s life.                           ...

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Parish Council delivers Christmas parcels this weekend

Posted by on 14th December, 2019 in News

Haydon Wick Parish Council will be distributing over 140 Christmas parcels to its residents this weekend. The Council has run its successful Christmas Parcel Scheme for the past thirty years.  Each year residents are given a chance to apply for a parcel if they are over the age of 70 as at the 1 December, live alone, and a local resident. For a second year the Parish Council is fortunate to have received a very generous donation of goods from the Christ’s Love Assembly (who hire the Council’s meeting rooms for their weekly church service) to boost the range of contents in the parcel. The recipients will receive tea, coffee, sugar, soup together with some Christmas treats such as a pudding, chocolates, mince pies, ham and more. A vegetarian parcel and gluten-free parcel was also available. This year Kellaway Building Suppliers kindly donated the bags which were just about strong enough to cope with the bag packed full of Christmas goodies! Chairman of the Council Linda Brown said “We have been running this parcel scheme for over thirty years now and this year we’ve reached record numbers of parcels going out across the Parish”. The Council is as always humbled by the generosity of its volunteers and community groups who come together every year to help with this project and would like to pass on their thanks to the team who gave up their Saturday morning to deliver the parcels....

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Haydon Wick Parish Council is proud to present…

Posted by on 3rd December, 2019 in News

We’re on the look out for Haydon Wick Heroes! Do you know someone who has gone ‘to infinity and beyond’ to make their community a good place to live? Someone that is passionate about fundraising for a good cause? Or even a young person who has achieved something amazing this year? Show them that you are proud of them by nominating them for a community award! For more information please visit the Haydon Wick Heroes page by clicking this link www.haydonwick.gov.uk/our-community/haydon-wick-heroes  ...

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With sympathy

Posted by on 2nd December, 2019 in News

The Chairman and Haydon Wick Parish Council were very said to hear about the loss of a neighbouring Parish Council Chairman Des Moffat who died earlier this weekend.  We pass on our condolences to the rest of his family at this very sad time.  

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Afternoon Tea to say thank you to our Haydon Wick Heroes!

Posted by on 2nd December, 2019 in News

On Saturday 30th November, Haydon Wick Parish Council held an afternoon tea to thank residents of the Parish who had volunteered in or contributed to the local community in the past year. Among those invited were community bus drivers, litter pickers, community group organisers & community event organisers. Haydon Wick Parish Council is very appreciative of the time and hard work volunteers put into improving the environment and developing community spirit, we don’t know what we would do without this enthusiastic bunch of community minded individuals. The event was an opportunity to announce the Parish’s new award scheme “Haydon Wick Heroes”. The scheme is designed to publicly recognise those residents who have contributed to the community in the past year. More information about the scheme and nomination forms will be in the Spring issue of the Parish magazine and on our website....

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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 [email protected] 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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Upcoming Meetings

  1. Policy & Finance Meeting

    February 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Full Council Meeting

    February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Planning & Highways Meeting

    March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Upcoming Events

  1. Policy & Finance Meeting

    February 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Full Council Meeting

    February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Planning & Highways Meeting

    March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. Amenities & Leisure Meeting

    March 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  5. Policy & Finance Meeting

    March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm