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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

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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

Haydon Wick Parish Council celebrates community volunteers in style

Haydon Wick Parish Council celebrates community volunteers in style 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

On Saturday 19th February, Haydon Wick Parish Council held an afternoon tea party to thank the wonderful residents of the Parish who have volunteered in or contributed to the local community in the past year. The invitation list was exclusive, and included community bus drivers, litter pickers, community event organisers and Memory Café volunteers.

Haydon Wick Parish Council welcomed the opportunity to demonstrate it’s appreciation of the volunteers time, hard work and dedication that is put into improving the environment and developing community spirit.

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Parish Council launches largest ever community survey

Parish Council launches largest ever community survey 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

@Haydon Wick Your Community Matters Consultation launches

One of the largest consultation events ever launched by Haydon Wick Parish Council has commenced, and all residents have been invited to have their say.

Leaflets advertising the survey to help shape the future community plan for the parish and what the results will mean to the community are being delivered to homes across the Parish this January.

The survey is available online, at community collection points such as Morrisons and from the Parish Council Office on Thames Avenue.

The Chairman of Haydon Wick Parish Council, Councillor Vinay Manro said “we want to hear everyone’s views and make sure the community is in the driving seat and shaping its own future.  This is such an important moment for our community for the residents to tell us what they want What do they value most about the community of Haydon Wick? What do we need to improve? That’s what we need to know – so we can make these our priorities for the future. I really do hope that everyone gets involved and has their say”.

The survey is now available online at: https://forms.office.com/r/mx5msgeWi5.  All responses are completely confidential.

For more information, keep an eye out for the leaflet heading to your doormat soon.

For more information, please contact the Parish Council Office on 01793 722446 or email admin@haydonwick.gov.uk

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Parish Council spreads festive cheer throughout the community

Parish Council spreads festive cheer throughout the community 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

Haydon Wick Parish Council successfully delivered the traditional Christmas Parcel Scheme this year, and spread festive cheer and goodwill to residents in need across the Parish. Staff, Councillors and volunteers worked hard to overcome any logistical challenges presented by social distancing requirements and ensured that the community project continued to help those that live alone, aged over 70 and live within the Parish.

Chairman of the Council, Councillor Vinay Manro told us: “This winter has continued to bring challenges for many, we were delighted to be able to continue with a 30+ year tradition in bringing some festive cheer and goodwill to some of those most in need within the parish.

Our community Christmas project delivered over 160 parcels to residents across the parish who live alone and are aged over 70. The packages included festive food and treats to help them enjoy the season.

I am very grateful to our Councillors, Staff and volunteers who banded together to pack the bags and deliver them out to our residents, along with all those who donated items.

This annual project is more than just delivering a Christmas parcel, It is another way for us to check in on some of our most vulnerable, have a chat, address any concerns, and most of all ensure they know there is a friendly face available should they need additional support”.

The Council is as always humbled by the generosity of its volunteers and community groups who come together every year to help with this project and would like to pass on their thanks to: Morrisons, ASDA, and the Redeemed Christian Church of God for their very generous donations.

The Council has received many welcome notes of thanks from recipients, including ‘To Haydon Wick Parish Council plus helpers, for the Christmas Parcel plus making Haydon Wick a ‘super’ place to live. A big thank you!’.

Haydon Wick Parish Council swaps seasons greetings for much-needed festive gift of food

Haydon Wick Parish Council swaps seasons greetings for much-needed festive gift of food 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

‘Substituting Christmas Greetings for Festive Donations…’

 This year, Haydon Wick Parish Council made the decision to donate to the Swindon Food Collective instead of sending corporate Christmas Cards. Each year, the Council spends up to £200.00 on seasons greetings, however this year, funds were diverted to a greater cause.

Chairman of the Council, Councillor Vinay Manro said that “while we still want to send festive greetings to all of our contacts, we decided that a donation to the Swindon Food Collective would benefit members of our local community and we hope, make a real difference to someone’s Christmas”.

Over the last year the Swindon Food Collective has seen demand for their assistance increase in many areas with one zone particularly being the Haydon Wick and surrounding SN25 area.

For the full article, please visit: Haydon Wick Parish Council swaps seasons greetings for much-needed festive gift of food | Swindon Advertiser 

Council Welcomes Father Christmas to Haydon Wick

Council Welcomes Father Christmas to Haydon Wick 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

The Council is delighted to be welcoming Father Christmas to Haydon Wick this year! Join us for our fabulous and fun Christmas Party on Monday 20th December.

CLICK HERE to book your ticket. A responsible adult must remain with the young person attending, but pleas only book a ticket for the young person attending.

🎅 Ages 7 – 10 years
🎅Party games and prizes
🎅 A surprise visit from Lapland….

 

December Youth Trip Announced

December Youth Trip Announced 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

The Parish Council is delighted to be offering a fun, free trip to Rockstar Climbing Centre on Wednesday 22 December. So, if you know someone aged 9 – 13 years old, and would benefit from this trip, please visit our youth page to book your free ticket and complete the medical consent form.

 

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Haydon Wick Primary Schools Show Racism The Red Card

Haydon Wick Primary Schools Show Racism The Red Card 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt
Last Thursday Councillors joined Morrisons Haydon Wick Community Champion, Haydon Wick Primary School and Greenmeadow Primary School to #showracismtheredcard ??? in support of the UK’s largest anti-racism educational charity.

 

 

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Parish Council promises more ‘Treats than Tricks’

Parish Council promises more ‘Treats than Tricks’ 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt
Under 10 years old and looking for some spooktastic free fun this half-term?
Haydon Wick Parish Council will be hosting a harrowing Halloween party.
? Free
? Freakish fancy dress prizes
? Mysterious music
? Frightening face-painting
⚰️ Terrifying treats and scary sweets
?️ Gruesome games and prizes
All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Booking is essential.
Please use the following link to book your space (booking/ticket only required for young person attending, not accompanying adult): CLICK HERE

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