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Allstarz Summer Football Skills Workshops – Update

Allstarz Summer Football Skills Workshops – Update 1200 1200 hw_youthandcommunity

On Monday 11th July 2022, we saw the last of our youth summer football skills sessions with Allstarz Sports Coaching

Due to the heat, not quite so many young people attended, but those who did all had a great time as always.

Thank you to Tom & Jazz for delivering these sessions for our young people. From speaking with parents, it is clear that the summer sessions have been a huge hit and we hope to offer these again in the near future.

It is always great to receive feedback on how you felt the activity went and if there is anything you want to see provided for your children moving forward.

Please email Kate at:


Hedge and Grass Cutting Update

Hedge and Grass Cutting Update 1200 1200 hw_youthandcommunity

The Grass Cutting Team has just started its fifth cycle of the parish and is followed closely by a team of two back up operatives and the mini compact sweeper. The team is currently cutting in Haydon Wick/Greenmeadow/Woodhall Park/Moredon area and will shortly move on to Mouldon Hill and Haydon End/Taw Hill.

The Hedge Cutting Team started the official schedule at the end of June cutting in Zone 1 (Abbey Meads). The team is expected to be in Abbey Meads for another four weeks, taking us to the end of July.

The team will then move on to Zone 2 (Haydon End/Taw Hill) early August, which will take three weeks.

Then on to Zone 3 (Haydon Wick) from week commencing 22nd August 2022 which will take five weeks.

Ending up in Zone 4 (Oakhurst) from 5th September 2022 which will take one week.

The above scheduling is subject to weather and resources.

There is also a team available for priority hedge cutting such as road junctions, low hanging branches on footpaths and areas that are in need of attention before the planned schedule. Please email if there are any urgent areas to bring to our attention.

The peak season is always full on for our very busy and hardworking Parks & Open Spaces Team so please give them a boost by saying hello, telling them when they’ve done a good job and email any examples for the social media and website. The collective team work that has gone in to this season so far has been fantastic and the team should be very proud of its achievements.

Pictured: Garth, Martin, Mark (picture 1) and Hakan, Dave (picture 2) Kevin and Nathan (picture 3)


Parish Council awards £3,000 as part of their Community Grants Scheme

Parish Council awards £3,000 as part of their Community Grants Scheme 1200 1200 hw_youthandcommunity

The Parish Council has an annual Community Grants budget of £6,000 which is used to help support local charities and voluntary groups each year with funding to enable them to carry out projects and activities for the benefit of local residents. The grants are awarded three times a year by the Community Development Committee where presentations are given by the charities to the committee before any decision is made.

The Community Development Committee met on the Tuesday 7th June 2022 and agreed to award a grant of £3,000.00 to AFC Haydon Vale. The grant will be used to fund set up costs and deliver grassroots football at Trent Road.

AFC Haydon Vale has expressed their thanks to the Council for the grant by having this to say:

“The whole committee, its coaches and members would like to thank the Parish Council for awarding us the grant as it will help us to move forward with our project. We look forward to seeing members of the community on Sunday mornings cheering us along!”

For further details on AFC Haydon vale, please go to their website

Councillor Ellen Baker-Lee, Vice Chairman of Haydon Wick Parish Council had this to say about the application:

“We are delighted to able support Haydon Vale football club. The club’s organiser has a proven track record in helping give young people access to football. We are very aware of the fact that physical activity is imperative for good health”

For more details about the Council’s Community Grants Scheme and how funding could help with a future community project or an upcoming event/activity. Visit the Council’s website or call the Council on 01793 722446.

The next grant application deadline is 30th September 2022.


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