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Bowls’ Big Weekend – FREE Junior Taster Session

Bowls’ Big Weekend – FREE Junior Taster Session 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

Looking for a fun, free and child friendly activity to try this weekend? Then join our Youth Worker at the Haydon Wick Bowls Club on Sunday! As part of the Bowls’ Big Weekend, Chloe and experts will be hosting a child friendly taster session from 11am – 1pm on Sunday 30 May. You don’t need to book, just turn up, enjoy yourselves and hopefully soak up some vitamin D… 🌞 🤞 🌞 and be in to win the mini ‘Champion Bowler – 2021’ 🏆

#sunprotection #lawnbowls #funoutdoors

✔️ Please wear flat shoes

✔️ All children must be accompanied by an adult/carer at all times

 

Pop in and Paint

Pop in and Paint 1081 590 Johanna Edwards

Join us for a free ‘Pop in and Paint’ session on Saturday 29th May.🖌️🎨

With the help of our Youth Worker and a very talented local community artist, the session will be held at the Parish Council Office and all resources will be provided.

To book your space, visit: Pop In And Paint Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Visit our social media for more details: Haydon Wick Council – Home | Facebook

Artist impression of Seven Fields Nature Reserve in the style of hand drawn black and white map

Council & Local Artist Celebrate Seven Fields Nature Reserve

Council & Local Artist Celebrate Seven Fields Nature Reserve 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

The Council has teamed up with the very talented local community artist, Marilyn Trew, to create a bespoke map of Seven Fields Nature Reserve.

The concept of the map is to spread awareness of why the Local Nature Reserve is so important, to promote the partnership between Seven Fields Nature Reserve and the Parish Council, and to help navigate your way through the fields and educate the community on the types of wildlife and wildflowers that you may find there.

To mark this special occasion, we will be running a colouring competition. The winner will receive a family picnic hamper (kindly donated by Morrisons, Haydon Wick) to enjoy at Seven Fields on a weekend of your choice throughout June. Entries to be received by Friday 4th June 2021. Entries should be sent to competitions@haydonwick.gov.uk – please include your name and contact email/telephone number. There is no age limit for this competition, and it is open to anyone who enjoys visiting Seven Fields Nature Reserve.

Colouring map of Seven Fields Nature Reserve 

Council Launches FREE Football Skills Sessions

Council Launches FREE Football Skills Sessions 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

Haydon Wick Parish Council will be teaming up with local community football group Allstarz to provide FREE football skills sessions for youngsters in Haydon Wick.

Any resident, aged 7 – 11 years old is welcome to join our Youth Worker and the Allstarz coaching team for these sessions, the more the merrier!

⚽ Monday 10th May, 5pm – 6pm at Trent Road Playing Field

⚽ Monday 17th May, 5pm – 6pm at Trent Road Playing Field

⚽ Monday 24th May, 5pm – 6pm at Trent Road Playing Field

To book your free place, sign-up at the Allstarz website CLICK HERE (please note all data will be collected and held by Allstarz Football Club)

Pop in and Paint

Pop in and Paint 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

Join us for a free ‘Pop in and Paint’ session on Saturday 1st May.🖌️🎨

With the help of our Youth Worker and a very talented local community artist, the session will be held at the Parish Council Office and all resources will be provided.

To book your space, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk 

Visit our social media for more details: Haydon Wick Council – Home | Facebook

Haydon Wick Allotment Competition 2021

Haydon Wick Allotment Competition 2021 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

The Parish Council is delighted to announce that the Allotment Competition will run again in 2021, with judging taking place in July.

The Council is proud of the three blooming allotment and leisure garden sites within the parish, and will be awarding a first, second and third prize for each of the sites: Rose Walk, Goodearl and Ventnor Close. In keeping with last years judging themes, additional points will be awarded to plots which have beneficial environmental features.

Competition entry form

Competition rules

More details will be added shortly, so keep an eye on our social media and like our Facebook page for more details. For more information regarding our allotment sites or join our waiting list, please click here.

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The Great British Spring Clean

The Great British Spring Clean 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

The Council has signed up to the Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring Clean that runs from 28th May – 13th June 2021.

As we already have a wonderful army of volunteer litter pickers, the Council has suggested that we could easily reach a target of 20 participants throughout the week giving just one hour each of their time. Which would mean that we would have contributed 1,200 minutes of litter picking and covered 60 miles (which is an incredible 24 times around our parish!).

Please help us with our mission. Equipment can be provided. Who knows, we may even exceed our pledge!

For more details, or to make your own pledge with friends & family, please visit the Keep Britain Tidy website here.

More details will be added shortly, so keep an eye on our social media and join our Facebook page event for more details.

Sunflower

🌻 The Great Haydon Wick Grow Off 🌻

🌻 The Great Haydon Wick Grow Off 🌻 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

Can you grow Haydon Wick’s largest sunflower?

Enjoy some friendly competition and fun with family, friends and neighbours this summer.

How to get involved:

  1. Pop along to the community sunflower planting event on Monday 19 April from 4.30pm – 5.30pm, at the Council Offices on Thames Avenue, opposite Morrisons (outside, socially distanced – face masks are mandatory unless exempt). Please note: children must not be left unattended.
  2. Get growing! …and feel free to name them!
  3. Keep us updated on your progress and keep an eye on your competition by sharing your pictures on Facebook @HaydonWickParishCouncil and Instagram #haydonwickcouncil – use the #thegreathaydonwickgrowoff
  4. Measure your sunflower and send your results (and pictures) to competition@haydonwick.gov.uk by Monday 30 August. The tallest sunflower winner(s) in our Parish will be announced on social media and receive a prize!

Bring your children, grandchildren, get your neighbours involved or challenge your friends and colleagues!

Anyone is welcome to participate – you just need somewhere to plant and grow your beautiful sunflowers.

Sunflower Poster

Don’t forget to vote on Thursday 6th May

Don’t forget to vote on Thursday 6th May 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

The Elections Team at Swindon Borough Council have confirmed that there will be a by-election for the Haydon End parish councillor vacancy.  Further details of the persons nominated can be found on our website.

Good luck to the two candidates who have put themselves forward to help develop our community.

Don’t forget to vote on Thursday 6th May in the this year’s elections where in North Swindon there is also an election for Ward Borough Councillors and not forgetting the one Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire.

So bring your pencils and be ready to vote.

For more details please visit: Forthcoming elections | Swindon Borough Council

Thyme Close Play Area

Local Artists & Decorators come together to add a touch of colour and bring some character back to Thyme Close Play Area

Local Artists & Decorators come together to add a touch of colour and bring some character back to Thyme Close Play Area 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

The Council called out for artistic and creative volunteers to help recreate the much loved, unique, wooden play area nestled just off Thamesdown Drive. Due to several wooden creatures in the play area becoming faded and worn, the repainting required some skill and patience to restore the creatures and bring them back to life.

The project began on Friday 19th March 2021 whereby local artists Marilyn Trew and Jo Garton, braved the wet and windy weather to repaint the creatures. Marilyn said I was very happy to be invited to refurbish this lovely nature based play park. Myself and Jo Garton set to work on the Frog and Cricket bouncers and the Green Man Totem Pole. It didn’t take long before they looked great again and I received lots of compliments from users afterwards. That’s the beauty of being community artists!”. This is not the first time that Marilyn & Friends have helped the Parish Council with various projects, such as the Remembrance Day artwork for 2019 and 2020 and working on a map of Seven Fields which the Parish Council will be purchasing for the Seven Fields Conservation Group.

The redecoration project finished on Monday 23rd March 2021 with a team from Prime Handyman Services, a newly established company that began at the beginning of the pandemic. Understandably proud of the company’s achievements throughout the pandemic and growing from strength to strength, owner of the company Reg, advised that he wanted to give something back to his local community and saw this as a great opportunity. The team repainted the large snake and the crocodile see saw. Born and bred Swindonian Reg said “we were really happy to support our local community in this way. We have been delighted by the local support for our business, and this was a great opportunity for us to give back – and now we are looking to recruit within the local area too. We know how important it is to invest back into your local community”. Reg has kindly offered the company’s assistance in future projects and has loved working with the Parish Council.

The Play Area is now very vibrant with primary colours of green, red and yellow. The enhancement has been very well received by residents who have been contacting the Parish Council with their comments of appreciation. The Play Area will also benefit from a slide being installed next to the swing unit within the next couple of weeks. The slide due to be installed has been recycled from King George V Play Area following the recent resurfacing work.

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