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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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Notice of casual vacancy for Councillor

Posted by on 29th October, 2019 in News

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY HAYDON WICK PARISH COUNCIL PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish Council following the resignation of Councillor Roy Worman, Haydon Wick Ward. Rule 5(2) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies. The rule allows for ten local government electors for the Haydon Wick Ward to request the Returning Officer to hold an election to fill the vacancy. That request must be made within Fourteen Days excluding dies non. The fourteen day notice period ends on 5th November 2019. If a request for an election to fill the said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer, by TEN electors for the said Parish, an election will be held to fill the said vacancy. The Returning Officer Swindon Borough Council Civic Offices Swindon SN1 2JH If a request to hold an election is not received during the permitted time period Rule 5(5) of the above rules will apply. The Parish Council must, as soon as practicable after the expiry of the fourteen-day period, co-opt a person to fill the vacancy. This notice is dated 16th October 2019. Georgina Morgan-Denn __________________________ Georgina Morgan-Denn BA (Hons), PSLCC Clerk to the Council Haydon Wick Parish...

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Parish Council teams up with local businesses

Posted by on 24th October, 2019 in News

The Parish Council has successfully teamed up with local businesses to help enhance their local community. Most recently, Nationwide (Pegasus House), deployed a team of their dedicated staff to help with sprucing up Brookfield Play Park in Abbey Meads by repainting the safety barriers, swing frames, equipment, cutting back the hedges and cleaning the floor surfaces. The park in question now looks well kempt and positive feedback has been received from residents. A spokesperson from Nationwide confirmed that the team were excited to do the project and were pleased to help. Haydon Wick Parish Council is an urban area in the heart of North Swindon. The Parish Council is responsible for 24 play areas, grounds maintenance, emptying public litter bins and upkeep of unique open spaces such as Seven Fields and Mouldon Hill. Many of the play parks are looking tired and in desperate need of repainting, to bring them back to life. Receiving help from local businesses allows the Parish Council’s Parks & Projects Team to focus on repairs and renovations. If you work for a local business and think you could help the Parish Council with similar projects such as; litter picking, painting street furniture, removing fly tipping from brooks, power washing and sprucing up play areas or events assistance, please contact them on tidyup@haydonwick.gov.uk or call 01793 724263. Can your business help?...

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Update from the Police & Crime Commissioner

Posted by on 25th September, 2019 in News

Update from the Police & Crime Commissioner: Publication of the latest annual report and for the first time the report includes an additional public summary of Wiltshire Police’s year – the Force Management Statement. https://www.wiltshire-pcc.gov.uk/article/1844/Annual-report https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/article/4911/Force-Management-Statement-2019- Police and Crime Commissioner For Wiltshire and...

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Leisure Garden Rents 19/20

Posted by on 25th September, 2019 in News

The Leisure Garden Rents are now due. Please click here to view the rent table Leisure Garden RENTS 19-20 As in previous years, there has been an increase which has been based upon the August 2019 RPI (Retail Price Index). The retired concession rate is 25% and will start at 65 years of age. Payments of rents can be made as follows: By bank transfer to Haydon Wick Parish Council – quoting surname and plot number as a reference – Sort code: 40-43-34       Account No.: 51130285 By cheque – made payable to Haydon Wick Parish Council – quoting surname and plot number on the reverse of the cheque. By cash in the Office between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday. Please note we can also collect your payment at the plot holders meeting, information below. If rents are not paid by the 31st October 2019 then the plot will be considered vacant and will be...

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Christmas Card Competition

Posted by on 23rd September, 2019 in News

Design a Christmas Card Competition.   For over 30 years Haydon Wick Parish Council has distributed Christmas Parcels to the elderly living alone in the Parish, this year we would like to include a Christmas Card created by one of our younger residents. Our Christmas Card Competition is open to Reception to Year 11’s and has been split into two age categories Primary School and Secondary School.   The Closing Date is Friday 11th October 2019.   There will be prizes in both categories, with the overall winner seeing their design turned in to a Christmas Card. As our cards are going to be square in shape, the artwork must 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 your name, artwork title, and your address in the area above the fold and create the artwork in the area below the fold. Please return you entries to the Haydon Wick Parish Council, Council Offices, Thames Avenue, SN25 1QQ Please click on the items below to download the templates: Christmas Card Bauble Christmas Card Candy Cane Christmas Card Snowman Christmas Card Blank...

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Free Course – Get Media Savvy with Swindon 105.5

Posted by on 28th August, 2019 in News

See here for more information:  Media Savvy course flyer-Sept 19

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Swindon Borough Council’s Local Plan Review, Public Consultation

Posted by on 7th August, 2019 in News

  Local Plan review – emerging strategies public consultation Swindon Borough Council are carrying out a review of the current Local Plan for the Borough of Swindon for the period to 2036. The first stage, an issues and options public consultation, took place during the winter of 2017/18. A further public consultation is now taking place. Emerging strategies stage This consultation will look at the reviewed plan which proposes alternative strategies to meet our future housing and employment needs. It also includes draft development management policies. This is to guide the decisions made on planning applications submitted to the council. The consultation will last for eight weeks from Monday, 29 July until Monday, 23 September 2019 at 5.00pm.  For more information: click...

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