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Parish Council Launches Free Football Skills Summer Workshops

Parish Council Launches Free Football Skills Summer Workshops 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

The Parish Council is delighted to announce that FREE youth football skills development workshops will be taking place on Monday evenings from Monday 6th June – Monday 11th July at Trent Road Playing Field.

5.00pm – 6.00pm: ages 6 – 11 years
6.00pm – 7.00pm: ages 11 – 14 years

Please CLICK HERE to book

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Parish Council Announces RAF Flypast to Celebrate Community Jubilee Event

Parish Council Announces RAF Flypast to Celebrate Community Jubilee Event 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

The Parish Council are delighted to announce that the Royal Air Force will be making a special visit to the Jubilee community event celebration – The Big Haydon Wick Jubilee Lunch. A Lancaster Bomber will be helping to mark this special occasion with an event flypast.

More event details will be announced shortly…

Holding Poster for Jubilee Event

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Council hosts successful Annual Parish Meeting and celebrates local heroes

Council hosts successful Annual Parish Meeting and celebrates local heroes 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

Haydon Wick Parish Council hosted it’s Annual Parish Assembly last night, celebrating the achievements of the past year and local heroes.  The meeting was an opportunity to look ahead to the future development of the Council, highlighting projects such as the @HaydonWick Your Community Matters survey, and the Community Choices Project. The meeting was very well attended, and after two years of virtual meetings due to the Pandemic – a welcome return for everyone.

Councillor Vinay Manro, Chairman of Haydon Wick Parish Council said:

“Haydon Wick Parish is currently the third largest parish in Swindon, based on the number of residents and we are glad that we are able to deliver many services at best value. Out of the 20 parishes across Swindon we are mid table in terms of annual precept cost. We are driven to bring our residents a high level of service at a fair cost. We are also residents, so we have the same interest in wanting the best for Haydon Wick.

Across this year, my first at Chairman of the Council, I have been meeting more and more residents, groups and partner organisations. The common thread is that most do not realise how much the Parish Council delivers on behalf of its residents. This is noted and we are actively looking at ways to continue enhancing how we communicate with you.

As a Council we are currently working on our future strategy for the next 5 years, which will help give us a focused plan. We have actively consulted with residents and asked residents to complete a survey at the beginning of the year. We are asking you, our residents, for what you would like to see delivered by us. We are listening.

We have spent a lot of time reshaping our service delivery based on your feedback. Over the last two years we have put more resources into maintaining the open spaces, as you have told us you are using them more, and we have continued to work on our youth services programme, and providing services to some of our most vulnerable in our community.

Before we go into more detail on everything this Council is delivering and future plans through my very capable chairs of committees, I want to put out a heartfelt thanks to all of our Councillors, Staff and volunteers who continue to help make Haydon Wick Parish Council what it is today and help drive us into the future for our residents.”

The meeting celebrated our local Haydon Wick Heroes:

Volunteer of The Year: Mr Phil Eagle

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Young Achiever: Ade Cartman

Young Achiever of the Year

Fabulous Fundraiser: Phil Jefferies:

Fund Raiser of the year

Parish Council Launches Easter Colouring Competition 🐰🐣🖍️

Parish Council Launches Easter Colouring Competition 🐰🐣🖍️ 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

Do you want something for your little ones to do on the lead up to Easter?

Why not let them get stuck into being creative? We are holding a colouring competition for children aged 13 and under. You can download a template form our Youth Page.

Closing date is Thursday 14th April

Email a picture of your child’s entry to: and include your child’s name and age.



Easter Colouring Competition

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Parish Council Announces Easter Egg Hunt 🐰🐣

Parish Council Announces Easter Egg Hunt 🐰🐣 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

Haydon Wick Parish Council is pleased to announce we are hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday 16th April 2022, 10.00am – 11.30am.

Come along to hunt the area for any delicious treats the Easter Bunny may have dropped on it’s journey through the parish. You may even get to meet the Easter Bunny!

This will be held at Voyager Drive, Oakhurst, Swindon, SN25 2HR (What3Words: ///expectant.lamps.develops)

For more information, please email Kate on:

Booking is essential. Please CLICK HERE to book your space.



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Community Tree Planting Success!

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🌳🌳🌳 We wanted to say a big #thankyou to everyone that joined us throughout the weekend to help us plant trees at at Tadpole Field.
Let us know if you are coming to have some fun and plant some 🌱 this Saturday or Sunday
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Chairman’s Statement: Support for Ukraine

Chairman’s Statement: Support for Ukraine 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

I am immensely troubled by the horrific devastation and illegal invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces, and the escalating humanitarian crisis facing the Country.

Haydon Wick Parish Council has a proud history of supporting those in most need regardless of crisis. The Government has not asked local authorities to receive refugees from Ukraine as things stand. But we will be ready to support those fleeing Ukraine however we can.

This Council extends its thoughts and prayers to members of the Ukrainian community and pays tribute to the incredible generosity the people of Swindon have shown in their personal efforts to support the humanitarian response to this crisis.

Here just some of the ways residents can show their support for Ukraine:


The easiest and most effective way to support the humanitarian situation in Ukraine is to make a donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine appeal. The UK Government has also said that it will match every £ donated.

Donate safely on the DEC website

The DEC and other major charities are asking for donations of money rather than goods. Donating money allows international charities such as the DEC to procure what’s required on the ground, so it can be delivered to people more quickly rather than trying to transport goods from the UK to Ukraine.


Homes for Ukraine scheme

This bespoke scheme will offer a route to those who want to come to the UK who have someone here willing to provide them with a home. It will enable individuals, charities, community groups and businesses to volunteer accommodation and provide a route to safety for Ukrainians, and their immediate family members, forced to escape their homeland.

Sponsors should provide accommodation for as long as they are able, but there is a minimum expectation of 6 months.


If you are worried about family members or relatives

See advice for British nationals who are in Ukraine on

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine have an emergency helpline number for anyone concerned about Ukrainian citizens: 07553 483628

Temporary visa concessions have been introduced for family members of British nationals who usually live in Ukraine. See UK visa support for Ukrainian nationals on


Cllr Vinay Manro

Haydon Wick Parish Council – Chairman

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Council invites residents to influence the future of Haydon Wick

Council invites residents to influence the future of Haydon Wick 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

Following the successful launch of the ‘@HaydonWick Your Community Matters’ survey, Haydon Wick Parish Council will be hosting a public consultation workshop on Wednesday 6th April 2022, to ask residents how they would like to influence the future of their community.

Leaflets advertising the survey and what the results will mean to the future of the community were delivered to over 10,000 homes across Haydon Wick at the start of the year. The survey was also available online, at community collection points and from the Parish Council Office.

With nearly 300 responses to the survey, the Council is now keen to meet with residents to delve deeper into what the priorities are, how they can influence the future and develop Haydon Wick together.

Chairman of the Council, Vinay Manro said:

“The next step is to review the results of the survey, discuss the priorities together and decide on the actions we need to take to make a difference. We want to turn those aspirations into actions on the ground.  We are going to need the residents to help us. By attending our public consultation residents will be influencing the future for Haydon Wick and working alongside the Parish Council and other partners to bring about the changes we all want to see.

We have designed an innovative, fast-paced, action-planning workshop and by the end of the evening, we hope to have the foundation of a strategy for our community that will deliver real, lasting and positive change for the future.

I really do hope you can spare just two hours to attend this landmark event”.

To book your space at the community workshop event please CLICK HERE

Parish Council Announces Colossal Community Tree Planting Project

Parish Council Announces Colossal Community Tree Planting Project 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

🌳🌳🌳 We have 1,300 trees to plant as part of the #treesforclimate project, and we need your help! 🌳🌳🌳

Join us on:
🌱 Saturday 19th March
🌱 Sunday 20th March
🌱 Saturday 26th March
🌱 Sunday 27th March
At Tadpole Field/ What3Words///: ///hike.elsewhere.single
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Haydon Wick Parish Council’s youth programme continues to build…

Haydon Wick Parish Council’s youth programme continues to build… 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

‘Haydon Wick Parish Council’s youth programme continues to build, offering many opportunities for local young people to develop skills’

Haydon Wick Parish Council ran two fully inclusive youth activities during the February half-term holiday, both of which enabled the younger adults in the parish to participate in free, skill improving workshops.

The first was a trip to Ninja Warrior in Gloucester. The group enjoyed an opportunity to test their ninja skills, working in teams to scale obstacles and testing their nerve with free-falling challenges. The group worked as a team to overcome physical challenges, encouraging each other to take risks and compete in time trials.

Chair of the Parish Council’s Community Development Committee, Councillor Ellen Baker Lee had this to say about the programme:
“We are delighted that our new youth programme is going from strength to strength. We have learnt a lot in the last year by developing an extensive youth engagement programme, and we continue to learn and build on our successes. We were delighted with the response we received to the varied activities that took place during half-term, and we are really excited about the summer programme which seems to have something for everyone.

Last year we launched our Community Choices Project – in which we asked our community to vote for a community project to be delivered in this current financial year – to the end of March 2022. Our community voted for increased youth engagement, and I think we have done just that, and will continue to do so.

We continue to build working partnerships to deliver these varied, high quality youth activities and look forward to offering more skill developing workshops in the future’.

Also, available this year has been Youth Graffiti Design Workshops providing children and younger adults a safe space in which to explore their creativity by designing ambitious urban artworks.

The Parish Council also offered a free training afternoon with BEST – Be A Better You for local young people. This inclusive training session provided children and younger adults aged between 7 and 16 years a safe, fun and positive environment to develop essential life skills such as leadership and communication development. The programme has also offered a platform for increased socialisation, friendship building, and confidence making using sports activities such as boxing as a focus.

More events will be offered this summer. Details will be published on the Parish Council’s Youth Forum page on their website: or follow news on Facebook and Instagram @haydonwickcouncil

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