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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

 

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.

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.

Keep Britain Tidy Image

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

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