Announcements

Ventnor Close Leisure Garden-new public amenity being installed

13th February, 2019

“Apple Tree Allotment” – an area of calm and for reflection is being created for residents at Ventnor Close Leisure Gardens.  The first stage of the installation has taken place – two apple trees kindly donated by our Chairman, Linda Brown.  We plan to improve the accessibility to the area by levelling the ground and building some steps, also a bench will be added so that time can be spent enjoying this new addition to the site                       ...

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First signs of spring

13th February, 2019

Welcome to our first lonely daffodil heralding the turn in the seasons...

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Fly tipping in the Parish…please help us to eradicate this problem

13th February, 2019

We have had incidents of residents tipping their garden waste and other materials within the Parish. A recent clear up cost approx. 6 hours of manual labour plus the tipping. If you notice any cases of fly tipping or have any information, please contact us on tidyup@haydonwick.gov.uk or telephone...

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Our hard working Parks & Open Spaces Team – undertaking these exciting projects….

13th February, 2019

Haydon Henge ….The team have now completed the project to uncover the stones and to reinstate the impressive gateway into the south entrance to the Parish. Before ..                                                                                                 After …..                      They are now working on the next project to continue with our commitment to enhancing all areas of our community, making Haydon Wick a parish to be proud of…. Ventnor Close Allotments – improving the parking facilities for allotment holders. Having installed a barrier at the entrance to make sure that allotment holders have easy access to the site, the team are now working to improve the parking facilities: Before……                                               Making progress ….                       Watch this space for the completed picture     The remaining materials to complete the car park should arrive shortly but in the meanwhile, the team are not idly waiting, they are getting on with the next winter project – installing new, recycled and environmentally prepared plot markers for the Leisure Gardens….        ...

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Leisure Garden Plot Markers

12th February, 2019

Our Parks & Open Spaces Team are getting ready for the new season by preparing the new leisure garden plot markers. The logs used have recycled from tree works carried out over the last few months and they have been sealed using environmentally friendly products. The markers will be installed in the next couple of weeks....

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Community bus – serving the community

6th February, 2019

Would a member of your family or neighbour benefit from our community bus service? Our service provides transport for the elderly and disabled persons living within the parish of Haydon Wick. This includes regular trips to local shops, local groups and regular day trips. If so either call the Office on 01793 722446 or pop in and speak to us at The Council Offices, Thames Avenue, Haydon Wick, Swindon, SN25 1QQ...

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Please help us to tackle this mindless vandalism…

6th February, 2019

Our hard working team, tidying up, up after mindless vandalism strikes out on Thames Avenue. Residents, please be careful whilst we get this attended to. Any information or witnesses to this event, please contact the office on...

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Seeking Volunteer Bus Drivers

30th January, 2019

Do you enjoy driving and would like to help in your community?!  We are urgently seeking volunteer bus drivers.   Please click here for more information: COULD YOU DRIVE FOR...

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Parish Precept 2019/20

30th January, 2019

Haydon Wick Parish Council Logo

  At a Full Council Meeting on the 15th January 2019 Haydon Wick Parish Council voted to set the Precept for 2019/20 at £83.67 per annum, for a Band D property. This is an increase of £21.08 on the 2018/19 rate. This amount is paid monthly via Swindon Borough Council tax collections and it is not a separate payment. A number of external factors were responsible for some of the increase; the loss of Swindon Borough Council transitional funding for grounds maintenance, a reduction of the Council Tax Support Grant and the upcoming elections in May accounted for approximately £8 of the increase. The remaining £13 was due the Parish Council’s continued commitment to invest in their parks and open spaces, with projects in the pipeline to upgrade a local MUGA (multi use games arena) and a skate park, as well as the continued development of land at Tadpole Lane to provide an accessible community space, for use by local residents. The Council is also continuing to invest in its staff, to improve the quality of the services it delivers. At £83.67 a Band D property is paying just 23p a day, for all the services provided. Or put another way a Band D property gets 2.4 days of service for the cost of a 2nd Class Stamp (56p). For residents of the Parish, the budget plus a detailed explanation will be in the Haydon Wick Living magazine being delivered in March  – this will also be available on...

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Make a change! Become a local councillor

25th January, 2019

Haydon Wick Parish Council is calling on residents, passionate about their community to stand in the local elections in 2019. What do councillors do? Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs. How long does it take? The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies. Can I stand? There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be: • A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union • 18 years of age or older • Live in an area that is served by a local council How can I get involved? Contact Haydon Wick Parish Council at clerk@haydonwick.gov.uk to find out more or visit www.nalc.gov.uk/elections...

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Upcoming Meetings

  1. Full Council Meeting

    February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Policy & Finance Meeting

    February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Planning & Highways

    March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Upcoming Events

  1. Full Council Meeting

    February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  2. Policy & Finance Meeting

    February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  3. Planning & Highways

    March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  4. Annual Assembly (TBC)

    March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  5. Amenities & Leisure Meeting

    March 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm