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Parish Council Launches Free Non-Contact Sports Summer Programme

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

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 to book your space.



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

Parish Council Announces Colossal Community Tree Planting Project

Parish Council Announces Colossal Community Tree Planting Project 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

🌳🌳🌳 We have 1,300 trees to plant as part of the #treesforclimate project, and we need your help! 🌳🌳🌳

Join us on:
🌱 Saturday 19th March
🌱 Sunday 20th March
🌱 Saturday 26th March
🌱 Sunday 27th March
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Haydon Wick Parish Council’s youth programme continues to build…

Haydon Wick Parish Council’s youth programme continues to build… 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

‘Haydon Wick Parish Council’s youth programme continues to build, offering many opportunities for local young people to develop skills’

Haydon Wick Parish Council ran two fully inclusive youth activities during the February half-term holiday, both of which enabled the younger adults in the parish to participate in free, skill improving workshops.

The first was a trip to Ninja Warrior in Gloucester. The group enjoyed an opportunity to test their ninja skills, working in teams to scale obstacles and testing their nerve with free-falling challenges. The group worked as a team to overcome physical challenges, encouraging each other to take risks and compete in time trials.

Chair of the Parish Council’s Community Development Committee, Councillor Ellen Baker Lee had this to say about the programme:
“We are delighted that our new youth programme is going from strength to strength. We have learnt a lot in the last year by developing an extensive youth engagement programme, and we continue to learn and build on our successes. We were delighted with the response we received to the varied activities that took place during half-term, and we are really excited about the summer programme which seems to have something for everyone.

Last year we launched our Community Choices Project – in which we asked our community to vote for a community project to be delivered in this current financial year – to the end of March 2022. Our community voted for increased youth engagement, and I think we have done just that, and will continue to do so.

We continue to build working partnerships to deliver these varied, high quality youth activities and look forward to offering more skill developing workshops in the future’.

Also, available this year has been Youth Graffiti Design Workshops providing children and younger adults a safe space in which to explore their creativity by designing ambitious urban artworks.

The Parish Council also offered a free training afternoon with BEST – Be A Better You for local young people. This inclusive training session provided children and younger adults aged between 7 and 16 years a safe, fun and positive environment to develop essential life skills such as leadership and communication development. The programme has also offered a platform for increased socialisation, friendship building, and confidence making using sports activities such as boxing as a focus.

More events will be offered this summer. Details will be published on the Parish Council’s Youth Forum page on their website: or follow news on Facebook and Instagram @haydonwickcouncil

Council host successful Superhero Youth Litter Picking Event

Council host successful Superhero Youth Litter Picking Event 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

The Council was delighted with the turn-out of brilliant superhero youth litter pickers! A great morning was had cleaning up the area surrounding the Haydon Wick skate park.

Our litter pickers all withstood the elements to keep Haydon Wick tidy and safe. With over 15 bags of litter collected from paths and hedgerows in the area, we had some shivering superheroes who needed to regain their strength with cake and juice. Each superhero left with a certificate thanking them for their hard work and amazing help. We would like to say a huge thank you to all our litter pickers and their parents/carers for showing up and taking part. The World needs more Superheroes like you!


Beat the Street Swindon is underway with nearly 13,000 people taking part!

Beat the Street Swindon is underway with nearly 13,000 people taking part! 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt


 The Beat the Street Swindon game has launched with nearly 13,000 participants signing up on its first day and together walking, cycling, and rolling their way to almost 13,000 miles.

Beat the Street is a free, interactive game that encourages people of all ages to move more and to get active; it started on Wednesday, 15th September to Wednesday, 27th October.

As well as helping people to become healthier, it also improves air quality, congestion and pollution, and connects people to their communities and green spaces.

Beeping and flashing sensors called Beat Boxes have been placed on lampposts around the town for the duration of the game to help participants explore the local area and all it has to offer and to develop the habit of regular activity.

Primary school pupils have been given fobs while parents and teachers get a card from the school so they can accompany children, or take part on their own. The wider community can pick up a contactless card from one of the distribution points which are listed on the website at

Players then walk, cycle or roll between the Beat Boxes which are spaced about half a mile apart – hovering their fobs or cards over the Beat Boxes to score points. The further players travel, the more points they score for their community or school team. The first Beat Box you hover your card over marks the start of your journey.  Walk, cycle, roll, run or scoot to the next one and score 10 points.

There are leaderboards for schools, community teams and charity teams Jessie May and the Harbour Project, plus each leaderboard is divided into total and average points to ensure that smaller teams are in with an equal chance of winning.

Currently, Haydonleigh Primary School leads the total points leaderboard and ‘Wandering Heights’ leads the average points leaderboard, but with six weeks to go, it’s still all to play for!

The first week of the game is themed ‘Go Play’ for players to get to grips with the rules and subsequent weeks have a different focus, from Go Explore to Go Wild and Go Travel.

Beat the Street is brought to you by Swindon Borough Council working in partnership with Wiltshire and Swindon Sport (WASP), and Swindon Healthy Schools. It is delivered by Intelligent Health.

Councillor Brian Ford, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: “Beat the Street provides an incredible opportunity to support children and their families to become active as a habit, through a fun and friendly competition.

“Beat the Street also supports our Be the Change campaign which aims to encourage every Swindon resident to take small steps to reduce their impact on the environment.”

More information is available at and plus on social media at @BTSSwindon


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