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Councillor Vacancy

Councillor Vacancy 1920 1200 Haydon Wick Admin

Following the notice of a casual vacancy for Haydon End Ward, 10 electors have requested an election be called. Please note this election cannot take place until 6th May 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the 2020 Regulations. Access requests to view the signatures is controlled by Section 228, Local Government Act 1972 and can take place by contacting Swindon Borough Council’s Electoral Services Department.

Further details concerning this election will be advertised next year.

Remembrance Sunday 2020

Remembrance Sunday 2020 150 150 Haydon Wick

The Haydon Wick Community was regrettably unable to come together to commemorate the ultimate sacrifice of service men and women on Sunday 08 November 2020.

Due to Covid-19 and government guidelines, the parade and the Haydon Wick Council wreath-laying was unable to take place. Instead, the Council’s Chairman laid a wreath on the communities behalf, after a two minute silence at 11am on Remembrance Sunday. This mark of respect was shared with the community on social media.

To mark Remembrance Sunday we invited local primary school children to get involved with our community Poppy wall.

Video highlights from Full Council meeting on Tuesday 27 October 2020

Video highlights from Full Council meeting on Tuesday 27 October 2020 150 150 Haydon Wick Admin

Have you ever wondered what happens at a Parish Council meeting? Here are some highlights from the Full Council meeting on Tuesday 27 October 2020 from our Chairman, Councillor Linda Brown: click here

 

 

Notice of casual vacancy for Councillor

Notice of casual vacancy for Councillor 150 150 Haydon Wick Admin

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY

PARISH OF HAYDON WICK, HAYDON END WARD

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 Iain Liddon on 27th November 2020.

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 End Ward of Haydon Wick Parish Council 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 19th November 2020. Requests must be made in writing to Returning Officer, Electoral Services, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon Borough Council, SN1 2JH.

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 but cannot take place until 6 May 2021 as a result of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and the 2020 Regulations.

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 30th day of October 2020.

Georgina Morgan-Denn (BA) Hons, FSLCC

Clerk to the Council

HAYDON WICK PARISH COUNCIL

KGV Wetpour Resurfacing

KGV Wetpour Resurfacing 150 150 Haydon Wick Admin

Current Tenders

Supply and Installation of Safety Surfacing at King George V Field Play Area 

The Council is currently seeking to appoint an experienced and qualified contractor to reinstall the safety surface of the King George V Play Area, Haydon Wick. The play area is nestled in a green open space and has two play areas within its vicinity; a toddler park which is in need of repairs to existing surface and the main separate park within the same grounds, aimed at older children. In the main park we require the existing surfaced to be removed and replaced with a rubber wet pour surface.

Contact the Clerk to apply or visit the Public Contracts Finder website rb.gy/tanuka

The Haydon Wick Community Remembrance Poppy Wall

The Haydon Wick Community Remembrance Poppy Wall 150 150 Haydon Wick Admin

2020 is the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, so this year to mark Remembrance Sunday we would like to invite you to get involved with our community Poppy wall by simply printing a template and colouring. Then return to us at the Parish Council Office Post Box on Thames Avenue SN2 1QQ by Friday 30 October.

 Poppies are worn as a show of support for the Armed Forces community. The red poppy is a symbol of both Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future.

 

The Spooky Haydon Wick Pumpkin Walk 2020

The Spooky Haydon Wick Pumpkin Walk 2020 150 150 Haydon Wick Admin

Join us for a bit of frightening fun and help create a petrifying Haydon Wick Halloween pumpkin walk!

Have fun creating a spooky pumpkin picture, and then pop it in the window. Families in our community can then follow the 🎃 trail and perhaps have a little treat 🍬 for every pumpkin spotted in a window. Trick or treating…with social distancing.

Step 1: you put a Halloween drawing in your window

Step 2: kids dress up and hunt around the Parish looking for spooky window pictures

Step 3: Parents reward each drawing spotted with a treat!

Swindon Borough Council makes £500 Support Payment available for self-isolating residents on low incomes

Swindon Borough Council makes £500 Support Payment available for self-isolating residents on low incomes 150 150 Haydon Wick Admin

Eligible residents on low incomes, who will lose income as a consequence of self-isolation, will be offered a £500 payment as part of a national scheme facilitated by Swindon Borough Council.

From last Monday (28 Sep), it became a legal obligation for people across England to self-isolate if they test positive for coronavirus or are identified as a contact by NHS Test and Trace. Those breaking this rule face an initial fine of £1000, rising to £10,000 for repeat offenders.

To support this legislation, the Government has introduced a new Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme, which will be administered by local authorities. The scheme will offer a one-off, lump sum payment of £500 for each period of self-isolation (subject to any income tax payable), to eligible residents on lower incomes, who cannot work from home and who will lose income as a result.

The Council has developed an online application form for qualifying residents so they can easily apply to receive the Test and Trace Support Payment.

To be eligible to receive the support payment, residents must meet the specified eligibility criteria, which is listed on the Council website. Eligible residents must:

  • Have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace after Monday, 28 September and have a unique Test and Trace number provided by the NHS
  • Be making their application during their period of self-isolation, or no more than 14 calendar days after the date their period of self-isolation ended
  • Be employed or self-employed
  • Have lost income by being unable to work from home while self-isolating

Residents must also be receiving at least one of a number of specified benefits:

  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • income-based Employment Support Allowance
  • income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit

For residents who are not currently in receipt of these benefits but who do meet the other specified criteria and will face financial hardship during self-isolation, the payment may be available, but will be reviewed on a discretionary basis.

Councillor Russell Holland, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Commercialisation, Education and Skills, said: “Ensuring residents self-isolate when required, is crucial in our fight against coronavirus, but for those who cannot work from home, we understand that self-isolation can have significant financial implications.

“As a council, we are pleased to be able to provide financial support to residents who need it most, during what continues to be for many, an extremely challenging time.”

The Test and Trace Payment Support scheme is just one form of financial support available to residents whose income has been affected by coronavirus. Residents can find information on all the available support via the Council website.

The Test and Trace Support Payment is available until 31 January 2021. More information on the scheme, including the eligibility criteria, as well as the application form to apply for the payment, can be found on the Council website here: https://www.swindon.gov.uk/testandtracesupport

Christmas Card Competition 2020

Christmas Card Competition 2020 150 150 Haydon Wick Admin

We are excited to announce that we have a very festive and creative competition that will help keep the little ones busy over the weekends/ half-term.

Why not take part in our annual Christmas Card Competition? If you have any little artistic superstars (open to Reception – Yr 6) who would like to win a fantastic prize and have their winning card design included in all of our Christmas parcel donations this year, then simply print off a template and get creative!

The closing date is Monday 9 November. Please return your masterpieces to the Parish Council Office Post Box on Thames Avenue (SN25 1QQ)

 

If you don’t have access to a printer here are some instructions to use a plain piece of A4 paper. As our Christmas cards are square in shape, the artwork can 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 the child’s name, child’s address, child’s school and artwork title in the area above the fold, and create the artwork in the area below the fold.

 

GOOD LUCK!

Independent Renumeration Panel Notice 2021/2022

Independent Renumeration Panel Notice 2021/2022 150 150 Haydon Wick Admin

Haydon Wick Council Members’ Allowances 2021-2022

The Local Authorities (Members’ Allowances) England Regulations 2003 state that:

Parish 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.  There is no obligation on the parish and town council to a pay such allowance. However, if a parish or town council wishes to pay such allowances, it should have regard to the recommendations from Swindon’s Independent Parish Remuneration Panel.

Swindon Borough Council appointed an Independent Remuneration Panel and they reviewed the issues of allowances for parish and town councils within Swindon.  The Panel has determined that it will use a formula (based on a percentage of the Borough Council’s Basic Allowance and electoral populations) to create a single recommendation in the form of a scale of allowances that can be applied to all parish and town councils in the Borough.  This scale is linked to any increase in Borough Council allowances which avoids the necessity of undertaking a review of parish allowances when the Borough Council’s levels of remuneration change.  The Panel last reviewed this formula at its meeting on 12 June 2015 in order to ensure its continuing relevance and appropriateness.  It concluded that the Panel’s previously adopted recommendations for parish and town council allowances be endorsed.

Recommendations for the 2021-2022 Municipal Year

Swindon’s Independent Remuneration Panel recommended Haydon Wick’s Councillor allowances for 21-22 be:

£1,757 Per Elected Member
£5,272 for the Chair
Cost approximately £35,141 per annum.

 

Haydon Wick Councillors are CURRENTLY paid:

£884 Per Elected Member
£1,643 for the Chair
Cost approximately £16,674.46 per annum.

As such, if Haydon Wick adopted SBC’s recommended allowance scheme this would represent an increase of 116.10%.

 

Haydon Wick’s Renumeration Decision

In August 2019 Haydon Wick’s Parish Councillor considered the Independent Remuneration Panel’s recommendations and unanimously agreed to decline SBC’s recommendations in favour of retaining their existing arrangement which is for any increase to be consistent with its own staff pay increases. The Council decided at the Full Council meeting on 22nd September 2020 that the decision remains the same as last year, to decline SBC’s recommendations.

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