Local Government

Clarification Q&A published – Invitations to Tender – Refurbishment of Play Areas

Clarification Q&A published – Invitations to Tender – Refurbishment of Play Areas 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

Clarification Questions (updated 18.06.2021):

What material would be preferable with in the design of the park?
Steel is preferred which is more durable and vandal proof. Timber would be considered in the right design but steel is preferred.

What colour wetpour would you like along the edge that is being repaired in Luna play area?
Any thing that you feel that fits in with the park. This is a chance for the supplier to be innovative, such as mixing colours or graphics along the edge.

Any possibility of an extension to the deadlines, with a view to the project date being mid-October?
Unfortunately, the Council cannot extend the deadlines for this tender and would encourage the project start date to be as described on the tender or as soon as practicably possible afterwards if the bid is successful and there is valid reasons as to why the preferred date is not achievable.

The ITT gives a project start date of 23rd August, many lead times are currently into September already. Does the Parish Council have a deadline to work to as this an August start date is not achievable for us.
Possibly a September start date but no later, as closest to the project start date is required due to other deadlines and projects we have this year. If there is sound reason for the project date to be delayed slightly then this will be considered during the scrutiny of the tenders.

Do we need to include the cost of an RPII post installation inspection?
Yes please.

It was suggested that the available budget may flex between sites, is this feasible as would only work if the same company won both tenders, or are we to treat each site entirely separately?
If there is budget savings for using the same company for both sites they need to be listed please so again this can be scrutinised and factored in to why it would be a benefit to use yourselves if successful for this tender. We would still like each play area to be different and have an innovative approach.

Point 2.3 of the Gaynor ITT references games on the footpath, I believe from my site visit that this applies to Luna Close and not Gaynor, please confirm.
Apologies, yes the same document was used and amended for each site its possible that the footpath games had not been redacted upon the final draft.

Will you circulate any relevant clarifications via Contracts Finder or email?
The questions/answers are listed on the Parish Council’s website – these questions will also be uploaded.

Would you like the cost of the old equipment to be removed within the bid at Luna Close?
Please price up for the removal of the small unit, tyre swing small shelter and remove the supper Nova in one piece as we like to reuse it elsewhere. The large tumbler swing is staying.

If needed, could we extend wet pour surface into the pathway in Luna to be able to fit the accessible roundabout?
We preferred not to but if needed in your design, then it will have to go all the way round to the other gate so to fit with the rest.

Would you consider rubber mulch in the bark area at Gaynor Close?
Wet pour rubber granules was the idea to follow in from the original surface.  The Council is open to options in the design as long as it fits with surface already there.

What edge would be put between the new surface and the rest of the bark area due to a possible drop?
This is a chance for the contractor to be innovative. Suggestions received of barriers or even a line of sensory play panels. Perhaps the drop could incorporate a rubber mulch slope.

 

Haydon Wick Parish Council has two Invitations to Tender (ITT) currently available for bid submissions. Both ITT’s are for the refurbishment of play areas. Please click on the links below for more details and documents to download. If you require these documents in another format or if you have any queries, please contact: clerk@haydonwick.gov.uk 

Invitation to Tender: Refurbishment of Luna Play Area

Invitation to Tender: Refurbishment of Gaynor Close Play Area

 

Preparing for Adulthood Transitions Roadshow 2021

Preparing for Adulthood Transitions Roadshow 2021 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

Preparing for Adulthood Transitions Roadshow 2021

The Swindon Preparing for Adulthood Transitions Roadshow 2021 will be run as a virtual event, from Monday 20th to Friday 24th September. There will be presentations from a wide range of organisations throughout the week, and a full timetable with joining instructions, will be published on the Local Offer, and through other communications channels in July.  The Roadshow is for parents, carers and professionals who support young people age 14+ with additional needs.

The term ‘Transition’ relates to young people with additional needs who may need extra and sometimes specialist support to help them to prepare for adult life. Preparing for adulthood can start from around age 14, and will include thinking about good health, independent living, social life, family and friendships, and employment, education and training.

Please take a note of the Roadshow r dates, and join the Roadshow online for information and advice, to find out what services and opportunities are available to support young people as they prepare for adulthood. There will be organisations taking part representing employment, education and social care, Health, voluntary sector services, community and sports activities, financial services and others. There will be opportunities to ask questions.

For more information, and to find out more about stallholders who have attended previous Transitions Roadshows, go to the Local Offer at https://localoffer.swindon.gov.uk and search for ‘Transitions Roadshow’.

 

 

PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

PUBLIC NOTICE

SWINDON BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

SECTION 14 – THE ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984

 

NOTICE OF TEMPORARY TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS –

THAMESDOWN DRIVE, SWINDON

 

This Order is being introduced to allow major resurfacing works at major junctions off Thamesdown Drive and will prohibit vehicles from proceeding on Thamesdown Drive at a speed exceeding 20mph, overnight road closures on Thamesdown Drive at the junction with The Orbital Centre and Haydon Brook Bridge Northbound carriageway and day time side road closures at Thamesdown Drive junction to Eastbury Way, Redhouse Way, Torun Way, Oakhurst Way and Thursday Street.  Suspension of the bus lane (accessed via Manor Farm Roundabout) & Mazurek Way to allow traffic to access the retail car park.

Alternative route to be signed accordingly for the section of Thamesdown Drive to be closed.

 

The Order will come into force on the 1 March 2021 for 6 months but it is anticipated the restrictions will be put in place between the 21 June and 23 July 2021.

 

Strategic Transport and Infrastructure

5 February 2021

 

For further information please contact 01793 463040 quoting reference STR000121

Father’s Day Crafts

Father’s Day Crafts 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

The Parish Council is delighted to be hosting a free Father’s Day craft workshop morning on Saturday 19th June. Pop down and join our Youth Development team for a fun, free and creative morning.

To pre-book your free ticket, please click here 

Council launches communication survey

Council launches communication survey 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

The Parish Council is launching an extensive communication survey with residents across the Parish. The survey will be shared through the following engagement platforms: social media, Council website and the summer edition of the Parish Council’s publication – The Haydon Wick Living Magazine. The aim of the survey is to understand how effective current communication methods are, and how they can be improved to support the community.

Please click here to access the survey. The survey takes approximately 6 minutes to complete, and by entering you can be in with a chance to win a £25 Just Eat voucher!

Invitations to Tender: refurbishment of play areas

Invitations to Tender: refurbishment of play areas 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

Haydon Wick Parish Council has two Invitations to Tender (ITT) currently available for bid submissions. Both ITT’s are for the refurbishment of play areas. Please click on the links below for more details and documents to download. If you require these documents in another format or if you have any queries, please contact: clerk@haydonwick.gov.uk 

Invitation to Tender: Refurbishment of Luna Play Area

Invitation to Tender: Refurbishment of Gaynor Close Play Area

Clarification Questions (updated 18.06.2021):

What material would be preferable with in the design of the park?
Steel is preferred which is more durable and vandal proof. Timber would be considered in the right design but steel is preferred.

What colour wetpour would you like along the edge that is being repaired in Luna play area?
Any thing that you feel that fits in with the park. This is a chance for the supplier to be innovative, such as mixing colours or graphics along the edge.

Any possibility of an extension to the deadlines, with a view to the project date being mid-October?
Unfortunately, the Council cannot extend the deadlines for this tender and would encourage the project start date to be as described on the tender or as soon as practicably possible afterwards if the bid is successful and there is valid reasons as to why the preferred date is not achievable.

The ITT gives a project start date of 23rd August, many lead times are currently into September already. Does the Parish Council have a deadline to work to as this an August start date is not achievable for us.
Possibly a September start date but no later, as closest to the project start date is required due to other deadlines and projects we have this year. If there is sound reason for the project date to be delayed slightly then this will be considered during the scrutiny of the tenders.

Do we need to include the cost of an RPII post installation inspection?
Yes please.

It was suggested that the available budget may flex between sites, is this feasible as would only work if the same company won both tenders, or are we to treat each site entirely separately?
If there is budget savings for using the same company for both sites they need to be listed please so again this can be scrutinised and factored in to why it would be a benefit to use yourselves if successful for this tender. We would still like each play area to be different and have an innovative approach.

Point 2.3 of the Gaynor ITT references games on the footpath, I believe from my site visit that this applies to Luna Close and not Gaynor, please confirm.
Apologies, yes the same document was used and amended for each site its possible that the footpath games had not been redacted upon the final draft.

Will you circulate any relevant clarifications via Contracts Finder or email?
The questions/answers are listed on the Parish Council’s website – these questions will also be uploaded.

Would you like the cost of the old equipment to be removed within the bid at Luna Close?
Please price up for the removal of the small unit, tyre swing small shelter and remove the supper Nova in one piece as we like to reuse it elsewhere. The large tumbler swing is staying.

If needed, could we extend wet pour surface into the pathway in Luna to be able to fit the accessible roundabout?
We preferred not to but if needed in your design, then it will have to go all the way round to the other gate so to fit with the rest.

Would you consider rubber mulch in the bark area at Gaynor Close?
Wet pour rubber granules was the idea to follow in from the original surface.  The Council is open to options in the design as long as it fits with surface already there.

What edge would be put between the new surface and the rest of the bark area due to a possible drop?
This is a chance for the contractor to be innovative. Suggestions received of barriers or even a line of sensory play panels. Perhaps the drop could incorporate a rubber mulch slope.

Election of Parish Councillor Update

Election of Parish Councillor Update 1900 1200 Johanna Edwards

Haydon Wick Parish Council wish Abosede Patrick-Okoh a very warm welcome to the team.

Deceleration of result of poll

Explore our latest news