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Easter Colouring Competition

Posted by on 25th March, 2020 in News

The Easter Egg Hunt that we had planned to take place in our play parks has changed since the latest advice from H.M. Government. The children are now being asked to draw an Easter picture or use one of the templates below and send submissions electronically to [email protected] to be included in the draw to win one of our 126 Easter Eggs. The eggs will either be delivered on Good Friday (to the children’s door step, as if by the Easter Bunny) or in the event of tighter restrictions will be kept until safe to deliver or collect. Good luck everyone and happy colouring! Easter Bunny Picture Easter Chick Picture Easter Egg...

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Leisure Gardens – Remain Open (For Now…)

Posted by on 24th March, 2020 in News

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Play Areas Closed – by order of HM Government

Posted by on 24th March, 2020 in News

Following the latest guidance from H.M. Government about closing play areas as part of the UK Coronavirus Response. This notice will feature on all of our play parks over the next few days with taped up gates and equipment. Stay safe, stay at home and we’ll look forward to you visiting our play areas when they can be enjoyed again!...

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Covid-19 How you can help the vulnerable

Posted by on 20th March, 2020 in News

COVID-19 If you want to help other people…UPDATED   Vulnerable people forced to self-isolate due to the coronavirus pandemic will be offered a helping hand, thanks to a new voluntary initiative in Swindon. Swindon Parish Councils, Swindon Borough Council have both teamed up with Voluntary Action Swindon and the Volunteer Centre Swindon to help pair volunteers with those who have no one to help them during the current public health emergency. Members of the community who want to help those who are self-isolating, who do not have their own support networks, can now log their offers of support with Voluntary Action Swindon, who will work with the Councils to pair them up with those most in need. This could involve speaking to someone over the phone to offer some companionship or collecting shopping for those who are staying at home. Pam Webb, CEO of Voluntary Action Swindon, said: “If you are someone who is self- isolating or in need of non-medical assistance as a result of coronavirus, we would recommend in the first instance that you reach out to family members, neighbours and friends that you know personally. But we are very aware that there will be people in our local community for whom this is not possible. “These are the people we hope to help through our ‘Compassionate Swindon’ initiative. We also want to try and help the many charities and care services continue to thrive who are also experiencing staff and volunteer shortages due to current containment protocols. “As usual in difficult times the community spirit shines through and all three of the organisations in this partnership have been contacted by people wanting to volunteer. We want to make sure that this fantastic community spirit is harnessed in the best way to keep both volunteers and those being helped safe.” People who wish to support others should visit www.vas-swindon.org to complete a simple online form indicating how they are willing to...

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Covid-19 Operational Update

Posted by on 20th March, 2020 in News

COVID-19 Parish Council Operational Changes As the Coronavirus threat continues to evolve, Haydon Wick Parish Council has made following decisions to enable business to continue as effectively as possible given the unprecedented circumstances: The Parks & Open Spaces Team will continue to function prioritising its critical services.  All meetings of the Council to be cancelled until the end of April.  The Parish Council Office will be closed to all visitors until further notice.  The Community Bus Service will be cancelled until the end of April.  All venue hire will be cancelled until the end of April.  The Leisure Gardens to remain open with no operational changes. Urgent decisions and payments to maintain uninterrupted services will be delegated to the Clerk and two Councillors to ensure ongoing transparency.  Planning applications and any other Council business to be conducted remotely where possible. To contact the Parish Council please call 01793 722446 or email...

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Business Continuity – COVID-19

Posted by on 18th March, 2020 in News

As the Coronavirus threat continues to evolve, the Parish Council made following decisions last night to enable business to continue as effectively as possible given the unprecedented circumstances: The Parks & Open Spaces Team will continue to function prioritising our critical services: emptying bins, graffiti removal, health & safety of our park and, where resourcing allows, we will continue with the general maintenance of our parks. All meetings of the Council to be cancelled until the end of April. Our Community Bus Service will be cancelled until the end of April. Our users will be personally contacted to check on their welfare and, if requested, put in touch with someone who can assist them #viralkindness . All venue hire will be cancelled until the end of April. The Parish Council Office will be closed to all visitors until further notice. Residents will be encouraged to make conduct remotely. The Annual Parish Meeting due to be held on the 31st March will be rescheduled. A virtual meeting will take place on Facebook #HWPCgoesvirtual The Easter Egg Hunt across all 24 play parks between 4th April – 12th April will continue as planned. The VE Event due to be held on the 8th May will be postponed to VJ Day on 15th August 2020. Our three Leisure Gardens (Allotments sites) will remain open with no operational changes. Urgent decisions and payments to maintain uninterrupted services will be delegated to the Clerk and two Councillors to ensure ongoing transparency. Planning applications and any other Council business to be conducted remotely where possible.   For any queries concerning these changes or any issues to be raised with the Council please contact the clerk –   Georgina Morgan-Denn [email protected] or call 01793...

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EASTER EGG HUNT 4-12 APRIL 2020

Posted by on 12th March, 2020 in News

** EASTER EGG HUNT (Between 4th – 12th April 2020) ** Find the hidden pebbles around our 24 ‘EGG-CITING’ play parks and ‘HOP’ along to our offices to claim your prize. An ‘EGG-STRA’ special prize is also up for grabs! Thank you to Asda and Morrisons for giving us some Easter eggs for prizes. Simply find one and visit the Council Offices to exchange it for a chocolate egg AND for the chance to win our GOLDEN EGG Eggs will be hidden between 4th – 12TH April 2020 List of play areas is as below: Wick Farm Trent Road KGV Thyme Basil Primrose Bowls Green Skate Park Capesthorne Francomes Brookfield Village Green Gaynor Heaton Kelly Gardens Mazurek Way White Eagle Havisham Drive Lillian Close Queen Elizabeth Drive Doyle Close Galloway Road Luna Close Voyager Drive    ...

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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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