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Click here to see how your precept gets spent 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

We’ve designed a graphic this year to clearly show residents how their annual precept gets spent – and we hope you like it!

Haydon Wick Parish Council appreciates that 2020 was a challenging year for everyone because of the COVID-19 pandemic and changing priorities. Prudent management of budgets over the preceding years has stood us in good stead.  In this coming financial year the key focus will be on consolidating our financial position.  The Council remains optimistic for the future and seeks to support the whole of its community in meaningful and innovative ways.

In such a period of uncertainty, it has been important to carefully consider a budget that will enable the Parish Council to continue to deliver a range of initiatives benefitting the residents including enhancing our play parks, good management of allotments, maintenance our open spaces, and ensuring our teams have the equipment and facilities they require to operate efficiently, including a suitable depot for the Parks & Open Spaces service delivery.

The COVID-19 restrictions saw an increase in the use of open spaces and the importance of looking after our mental health and wellbeing. The Parish Council manages 24 play parks and many more open spaces, and these have been essential in supporting our residents during the periods of lockdown and restrictions. The completion of the Haydonleigh Skatepark was achieved despite many difficult challenges and there are plans to refurbish at least two more play parks in 2021/22.

The Parish Council remains fully committed to delivering all our services and this precept will also see the introduction of many more community activities, such as a Dementia Café and a mental health and youth development programme.

The financial uncertainty that many of our residents face has been at the forefront of our minds as we set the precept. At the Full Council meeting on 26th January 2021 the precept was agreed to be £94.51 per year which is an increase of £3.28 per year for a Band D property.

The Chairman of the Council, Councillor Linda Brown said “This year’s budget was carefully put together and robustly scrutinised by all members of the Council. The precept of £94.51 per year represents value for money when considering what it delivers for all sectors of our community. Not least by expanding our service provision with more community development and youth engagement programmes, and the continued enhancement of our open spaces and play parks. We hope everyone can see the passion and commitment of the Parish Council as we continue to strive to develop our community”.

For full details of the budget and the precept visit www.haydonwick.gov.uk.

Haydon Wick Parish Council Precept 2021/22

Haydon Wick Parish Council Precept 2021/22 150 150 Caroline Hunt

Haydon Wick Parish Council appreciates that 2020 was a challenging year for everyone because of the COVID-19 pandemic and changing priorities. Prudent management of budgets over the preceding years has stood us in good stead.  In this coming financial year the key focus will be on consolidating our financial position.  The Council remains optimistic for the future and seeks to support the whole of its community in meaningful and innovative ways.

In such a period of uncertainty, it has been important to carefully consider a budget that will enable the Parish Council to continue to deliver a range of initiatives benefitting the residents including enhancing our play parks, good management of allotments, maintenance our open spaces, and ensuring our teams have the equipment and facilities they require to operate efficiently, including a suitable depot for the Parks & Open Spaces service delivery.

The COVID-19 restrictions saw an increase in the use of open spaces and the importance of looking after our mental health and wellbeing. The Parish Council manages 24 play parks and many more open spaces, and these have been essential in supporting our residents during the periods of lockdown and restrictions. The completion of the Haydonleigh Skatepark was achieved despite many difficult challenges and there are plans to refurbish at least two more play parks in 2021/22.

The Parish Council remains fully committed to delivering all our services and this precept will also see the introduction of many more community activities, such as a Dementia Café and a mental health and youth development programme.

The financial uncertainty that many of our residents face has been at the forefront of our minds as we set the precept. At the Full Council meeting on 26th January 2021 the precept was agreed to be £94.51 per year which is an increase of £3.28 per year for a Band D property.

The Chairman of the Council, Councillor Linda Brown said “This year’s budget was carefully put together and robustly scrutinised by all members of the Council. The precept of £94.51 per year represents value for money when considering what it delivers for all sectors of our community. Not least by expanding our service provision with more community development and youth engagement programmes, and the continued enhancement of our open spaces and play parks. We hope everyone can see the passion and commitment of the Parish Council as we continue to strive to develop our community”.

For full details of the budget and the precept visit www.haydonwick.gov.uk.

Graffiti Artist Image

Haydon Wick Skate Park – Improvements Continue

Haydon Wick Skate Park – Improvements Continue 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

While the skate park remains closed due to the current national lockdown restrictions and following advice from Skate Board England, we thought it would be a great opportunity to work with local graffiti artist Ed (The Visual Drop) to enhance the area. Ed has been working hard to add some amazing creative artwork to the skate park, and will finish the project over the coming weeks (snow and ice allowing). The Council hopes to be able to share news of holiday skateboard workshops, programmes and competitions in the near future as part of our continued Youth Engagement programme for the area.

King George V Play Area Enhancement

Enhancement of King George V Play Area

Enhancement of King George V Play Area 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

We are delighted (and very excited!) to unveil the enhancement of King George V Play Area in Haydon Wick.

The play area will undergo complete resurfacing from Monday 25th January until the end of February 2021 (depending on the weather conditions). The existing surface will be replaced with this innovative wet pour design and include mulch rubber footpaths leading from the main gates to, and interlinking, the two play areas. It is hoped that the footpath will help with the accessibility for pushchairs, wheelchairs and a create a more direct route for pedestrians using the Play Area as a cut through. The design in itself will add some additional play value with the graphics and the creation of some additional bunds around the perimeter, in keeping with the natural woodland surroundings.

Two new goal posts will be made and installed by the Parks & Projects Team and the Play Area Working Party is also researching some accessible play equipment that can be installed during the project.

The Play Area remains closed during the resurfacing works and we apologise in advance for any noise disruption.

We will share progress pictures throughout the project. For now, here is a sneaky peak of what it will look like…

Message from Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson:

Message from Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Wiltshire and Swindon, Angus Macpherson: 1920 1200 Haydon Wick

I’m asking all residents to support a £15 per household, a year, rise on a band D property in the policing part of council tax for 2021/22. This equates to an extra £1.25 a month and means that we will be able to support the recruitment of 46 additional officers for Wiltshire in 2021/22 and maintain essential services.

I know that in normal times an increase in contributions will be felt by our communities but after this year, I realise this increase will be felt more keenly than ever before. The decision to ask for your support for a £15 per year increase has been a difficult one – and one that I would not make if there was an alternative.

Whatever your opinion, I would encourage you to fill out the survey. It is only by making sure your voice is heard that I can truly understand the views of local people – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PNHBKSG

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