The Big Haydon Wick Jubilee Lunch – Fancy Dress Competitions

The Big Haydon Wick Jubilee Lunch – Fancy Dress Competitions 1200 1200 hw_youthandcommunity

The Parish Council is delighted to announce a new development regarding ‘The Big Haydon Wick Jubilee Lunch’ that will take place Thursday 2nd June 2022, 12.00pm – 5.00pm, at King George V Playing Field.

There will be many independent craft stalls, entertainment, activities, workshops and competitions for all ages and abilities to get involved in. As well as this there is an RAF fly past scheduled to add a special touch to commemorate ‘70’ years of the Queen’s service to our country.

One of the competitions that will be held on the day, is a fancy-dress competition, whereby we have set 3 categories for people to enter. We have lots of fabulous prizes to be won and would really appreciate if you could help spread the word.

Keep an eye on Haydon Wick Parish Council’s social media and website for more updates



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Parish Council Launches Free Non-Contact Sports Summer Programme

Parish Council Launches Free Non-Contact Sports Summer Programme 1900 1200 hw_youthandcommunity

The Parish Council is delighted to announce that a FREE youth non-contact sports Summer Programme with BEST – ‘Be A Better You’ will be starting on Tuesday 26th July. Join us every Tuesday throughout the school holidays, from 2.00pm – 4.00pm.

Dates: Tuesday 26th July, Tuesday 2nd August, Tuesday 9th August, Tuesday 16th August, Tuesday 23rd August.

Location: Haydon Centre and Gym (SN25 1QQ)

Booking is essential, please contact youthandcommunity@haydonwick.gov.uk to book your space.



‘Haydon Wick Parish Council makes generous donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine appeal’

‘Haydon Wick Parish Council makes generous donation to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine appeal’ 1900 1200 hw_youthandcommunity

Haydon Wick Parish Council have pledged to make a generous donation of £2,500.00 to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s Ukraine appeal and have praised the DEC’s “incredible” total which has topped £260 million (at time of writing), and £2,500.00 to The British Red Cross (Ukraine Crisis Appeal).

During the Full Council meeting in March, Haydon Wick Parish Councillors considered and discussed the benefits of donating money to local charities rather than sending supplies, as it is widely reported that the charities on the ground know first-hand what the people of Ukraine need and where to source it.  It was considered that a monetary donation will also be of benefit due to the increased costs in fuel and food. Chairman Vinay Manro said that

‘I want to state that Haydon Wick Council condemns the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine and stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and their families and friends, including those local to Swindon’.

In addition to the generous donation, Councillors have approved the use of the Council Office meeting room facilities to host a café style drop-in facility for newly arrived Ukrainian nationals. Councillor Ellen Baker Lee said that

‘Haydon Wick will be welcoming Ukrainian citizens in the coming months. Having been through much trauma, it occurred the Parish Council that they may be feeling quite isolated and homesick. We are currently developing a Ukrainian Café facility to assist with this.  The café will enable people to meet and socialise in a safe environment. The idea is that we would run it in much the same way as our successful Memory Cafe. This idea is currently under discussion, and we will keep our residents posted’.

 L-R: Jill Sharp (Senior Administrator), Kate New (Community Development Co-ordinator), Darry New (Administration Assistant), Georgina Morgan-Denn (Chief Officer/Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer)


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: competitions@haydonwick.gov.uk 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: youthandcommunity@haydonwick.gov.uk

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



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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 https://www.dec.org.uk/

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 Gov.uk https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ukraine

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 Gov.uk.



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

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