A community celebration of the Platinum Jubilee hosted by Haydon Wick Parish Council

A community celebration of the Platinum Jubilee hosted by Haydon Wick Parish Council 1200 1200 hw_youthandcommunity

Haydon Wick Parish Council was delighted with the turn out for the event at King George V Field last Thursday as over 1,000 people attended throughout the day.


Councillor Rebecca Ross, Chair of the Community Development Committee had this to say about the event:

“It was wonderful to see so many of the community come together and enjoy the day, and just goes to show the fantastic community spirit we have here in Haydon Wick.

A special thanks to all of those who contributed to making the day a success, without them we couldn’t have made the day happen.”


Entertainment was provided by the Britannia Majorettes, live music from Jol Rose, and Singing for the Brain, all of which had lots of people singing along and enjoying the show.

A selection of jubilee craft pursuits for young people were a real success. There were hand-decorated crowns being worn around the event all day. Allstarz coaching also helped keep the young people entertained by providing various workshops throughout the day.


The Parish Council’s Memory Café put on an array of stimulating activities, such as making recycled bird feeders and planting sunflowers. These activities attracted a lot of interest and even saw some young people joining in with the memory café residents.

The biggest highlight of the event was the fly past by the Lancaster bomber. All eyes to the sky to see such an incredible aircraft grace our skies. A range of craft stalls and street food was also available which kept everybody refreshed throughout the day.




Family Fun Day at Haydon Wick Bowls Club

Family Fun Day at Haydon Wick Bowls Club 1200 1200 hw_youthandcommunity

Haydon Wick Parish Council is pleased to be working in partnership with Haydon Wick Bowls Club to deliver a Family Fun Day on Sunday 3rd July 2022, 11.00am – 2.00pm.

Member of Haydon Wick Bowls Club will be offering, free one-to-one coaching sessions, as well as some mini matches towards the end, to practice your new skills. There will be a raffle to raise money for people living with Alzheimer’s, light refreshments, and a bar.

This event welcomes all ages and abilities, all you need to do is wear flat shoes. All other equipment will be supplied.

For more information or to confirm your attendance please email Kate at:


Be A Smarter Parker- Safe Parking Campaign

Be A Smarter Parker- Safe Parking Campaign 1200 1200 hw_youthandcommunity

Haydon Wick Parish Council receives regular correspondence regarding unsafe parking and as such we are launching a local campaign alongside Swindon Borough Council and North Swindon Police to raise awareness of safer parking. The Highway Code states that you shouldn’t park your car even partially on the pavement unless roadside signs permit you to do so.

It is extremely frustrating if pedestrians, pushchairs, or wheelchairs cannot pass by a parked car due to parking on a pavement or at a dropped curb. Along with the inconvenience caused on foot, there have been incidents in the past, where emergency vehicles have not been able to gain access to properties.

Please join us in raising awareness around the parish. Feel free to print our poster and display it at your property or business. It will be displayed in notice boards around the parish.

Help keep Haydon Wick Parish a safe place to be.


*** Update from Young at Heart Over 60’s Club ***

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As we look towards the summer and hopefully some good weather, we are looking forwards this years outings and a holiday, as things are getting back to some kind of normality.

We had a small Easter Raffle with some chocolates and Easter Eggs as prizes. We also has an Easter bonnet competition, with prizes for the best three, but it was very difficult to choose as they were all very good; we have some very talented members.

Our first outing of the year was to Abergavenny for the day. It is a lovely market town with both indoor and outdoor markets, and has a good shopping centre. It is very easy to spend a large amount of money. After lunch we made our way to Leading Labels where we had a cup of tea and some lovely cake, and another chance to spend some money, as they had some lovely shops in there. It was so good to be able to get out and about.

Now we are looking forward to our holiday at Eastbourne, and our next outing to Windsor. Along with this we are also planning to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, but more about those next time.

For more information about the Young at Heart Over 60’s Club, please contact Vice Chairman, Mike Whelan on: 01793 706145

Another summer of skills development, building friendships and confidence, to be delivered by Haydon Wick Parish Council

Another summer of skills development, building friendships and confidence, to be delivered by Haydon Wick Parish Council 1200 1200 hw_youthandcommunity

Haydon Wick Parish will be offering another extensive summer youth development programme for the residents of the parish. Following the success of last year, BEST- ‘Be A Better You’ will be back and will be providing weekly skill building sessions to provide 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. The programme also offers a platform for increased socialisation, friendship building, and confidence making.

The weekly programme delivered in partnership with local charity BEST – Be A Better You is charitable organisation aimed at helping youths move away from a growing gang culture in Swindon by providing intensive mentorship programs in a number of different physical activities such as Boxing, MMA and football. Craig Hiscock (Operations Manager) had this to say about the project:

“BEST is really excited to be providing summer activities again in Haydon Wick. We will be adding in football session with our fully qualified FA coach Neil as well as the team games, boxing drills and skills and non-contact martial arts.  Last year was a huge success and we cannot wait to work with the children and young people in the parish”.

Haydon Wick Parish Council are also teaming up with Allstarz Coaching to offer free, inclusive, weekly football skills workshops to children in the parish aged between 6 and 14 years old. Allstarz aim to help their participants meet their sporting potential and build their competence, confidence, and character.

Councillor Rebecca Ross, Chair of the Community Development Committee had this to say about the programme:

“We are really pleased to be continuing our Partnership with Allstarz Sports Coaching and BEST and to be able to offer these free sessions. Both programmes provide a wonderful opportunity for local children to get active as well as to develop new skills, meet new friends and more importantly just have some fun! We encourage families to take advantage of the activities available but would advise people to book up quickly as in the past they have been really popular. A big thank you to everyone who is involved in helping to run these events.”

Pictured: (with permission) participants of the Haydon Wick & BEST February Half-term Youth Program, February 2022

If these workshops interest you, you would like more information or you would like to book your child/children a space on the programme please email:


Haydon Wick Parish Council empowers a speedy crime tackling solution for local PCSO team

Haydon Wick Parish Council empowers a speedy crime tackling solution for local PCSO team 1200 1200 hw_youthandcommunity

Haydon Wick Parish Council is proud to announce that as part of their Community Grant Giving scheme, the Wiltshire Police North Neighbourhood Policing Team will be benefitting from two new electric bikes. The patrol bike is less expensive than a patrol car or motorcycle yet nimble, quiet and community friendly. Chairman Vinay Manro said that:

‘Haydon Wick Parish Council was delighted to fund these new electric bikes for the Wiltshire Police North Neighbourhood Policing Team and contribute towards the safety and increased police presence within our community’.

To help alleviate the cost of the electric bikes whilst still offering an enhanced service to local residents, the Parish Council teamed-up with neighbouring Blunsdon Parish Council to share the cost of the second bike for the patrol team. Chairman Ian Jankinson, Blunsdon Parish Council said:

‘Blunsdon Parish Council was pleased to contribute to the new e-bikes for our neighbourhood police. Any way we can help to keep our Parish safer has got to be worth the investment. Thank you for the work you do to keep Blunsdon safe.’

Haydon Wick Parish Council annually allocated a Community Grants budget to provide financial assistance to a wide range of organisations, projects and activities which provide services for its residents. It is hoped that the grant received by the Neighbourhood Policing Team will provide a range of benefits, which include high visibility cycle patrols throughout the Parish to help prevent crime and anti-social behaviour. The bikes will allow officers to cover more areas of the Parish in a shorter time frame and allow access to harder-to-reach locations such as play parks, whilst being kind to our environment. The electric bikes will also enable officers to maintain pace with illegally motorised scooters to help tackle and prevent anti-social behaviours from occurring. PCSO Lee Hare had this to say regarding the bike donation:

‘We are truly grateful to both parishes for purchasing the two new electric bicycles for us. These bicycles have already given us the opportunity to cover over 300 miles and allowed the old bikes to be used by other officers to cover more ground around North Swindon and beyond. With the new modern bikes we are able to stay out on the streets longer and cover larger areas without the need to return to charge batteries. This in turn allows us to provide a longer visible presence, engage with the community and prevent crime and the fear of crime’.

Haydon Wick Parish Council hopes that the faster response times, shorter pursuits, expanded patrol range and importantly, enhanced community engagement and service will benefit the residents of the community for years to come.

L-R: PCSO Kate Jackson, PCSO Lee Hare

*** Public Notice ***

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This Order is being introduced to allow telecom works and will prohibit pedestrians/ cyclist from proceeding on the footpath/cycle way on Elstree Way linking Lady Lane to Thamesdown Drive.

Pedestrians/cyclist to be diverted.

The Order will come into force on the 13 June 2022 for 6 months but it is anticipated the closure is only required between the 13 to 17 June 2022.

Strategic Transport and Infrastructure

13 May 2022

For further information please contact 01793 463040 quoting reference STR000365


*** Announcement from Haydon Wick Bowls Club ***

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Haydon Wick Bowls Club  are pleased to announce their new Monday evening beginners coaching sessions.

These sessions will start on Monday 9th May, at 6.00pm (weather permitting). Open to anyone who would like to try something new or improve on skills.

If you are interested in attending or finding out more, please email Jeff Fletcher on:

*** Wiltshire Police Press Release ***

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Become a police officer with Wiltshire Police

Applications to become a police officer in Wiltshire, are now open.

This is the final round of recruitment as part of the Government’s pledge to recruit an additional 20,000 police officers nationally, and will see new officers in Wiltshire commence training from January 2023 onwards.

This is a great opportunity to join the Force. Police officer recruitment doesn’t come around that often so please spread the word among friends and family – we need the very best people for the job.

We are looking for resilient individuals whose first instinct is to help others. Those with a strong sense of community, who are calm under pressure, with a natural ability to communicate with people from all walks of life.

We’re particularly keen to hear from people who may not have considered a career in policing before and are from an underrepresented group, including women and ethnic minority communities.

If you want to make a difference and give back to your community this could be the job for you.

Along with fully funded accredited training the role offers:

  • Annual salary increments post probation
  • Great career progression
  • Ongoing training and personal development
  • To be part of a wider police family
  • Annual leave
  • Sick pay
  • Pension scheme

If you are interested in applying don’t delay, places for applications are limited.

To find out more about becoming a Wiltshire police officer, including the eligibility criteria, entry routes and how to apply, please visit the police officer page on the Careers section of the Wiltshire Police website.

Memory Café- Fish and Chip Friday

Memory Café- Fish and Chip Friday 1200 1200 hw_youthandcommunity

Haydon Wick Parish Council’s Memory Café are excited to announce ‘Fish & Chip Friday’. It will be held at the Haydon Wick Parish Council offices on Friday 27th May 2022, 11.30am – 2.00pm.

The Fox and Hounds will be providing the Fish & Chips and there will be live entertainment from a local musician. Desserts and refreshments will also be provided. However, due to limited spaces, booking is essential.

For more information or to book a space please email:


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