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A community celebration of the Platinum Jubilee hosted by Haydon Wick Parish Council

A community celebration of the Platinum Jubilee hosted by Haydon Wick Parish Council 1200 1200 Haydon Wick

Haydon Wick Parish Council was delighted with the turn out for the event at King George V Field last Thursday as over 1,000 people attended throughout the day.

 

Councillor Rebecca Ross, Chair of the Community Development Committee had this to say about the event:

“It was wonderful to see so many of the community come together and enjoy the day, and just goes to show the fantastic community spirit we have here in Haydon Wick.

A special thanks to all of those who contributed to making the day a success, without them we couldn’t have made the day happen.”

 

Entertainment was provided by the Britannia Majorettes, live music from Jol Rose, and Singing for the Brain, all of which had lots of people singing along and enjoying the show.

A selection of jubilee craft pursuits for young people were a real success. There were hand-decorated crowns being worn around the event all day. Allstarz coaching also helped keep the young people entertained by providing various workshops throughout the day.

 

The Parish Council’s Memory Café put on an array of stimulating activities, such as making recycled bird feeders and planting sunflowers. These activities attracted a lot of interest and even saw some young people joining in with the memory café residents.

The biggest highlight of the event was the fly past by the Lancaster bomber. All eyes to the sky to see such an incredible aircraft grace our skies. A range of craft stalls and street food was also available which kept everybody refreshed throughout the day.

 

 

 

Another summer of skills development, building friendships and confidence, to be delivered by Haydon Wick Parish Council

Another summer of skills development, building friendships and confidence, to be delivered by Haydon Wick Parish Council 1200 1200 Haydon Wick

Haydon Wick Parish will be offering another extensive summer youth development programme for the residents of the parish. Following the success of last year, BEST- ‘Be A Better You’ will be back and will be providing weekly skill building sessions to provide 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. The programme also offers a platform for increased socialisation, friendship building, and confidence making.

The weekly programme delivered in partnership with local charity BEST – Be A Better You is charitable organisation aimed at helping youths move away from a growing gang culture in Swindon by providing intensive mentorship programs in a number of different physical activities such as Boxing, MMA and football. Craig Hiscock (Operations Manager) had this to say about the project:

“BEST is really excited to be providing summer activities again in Haydon Wick. We will be adding in football session with our fully qualified FA coach Neil as well as the team games, boxing drills and skills and non-contact martial arts.  Last year was a huge success and we cannot wait to work with the children and young people in the parish”.

Haydon Wick Parish Council are also teaming up with Allstarz Coaching to offer free, inclusive, weekly football skills workshops to children in the parish aged between 6 and 14 years old. Allstarz aim to help their participants meet their sporting potential and build their competence, confidence, and character.

Councillor Rebecca Ross, Chair of the Community Development Committee had this to say about the programme:

“We are really pleased to be continuing our Partnership with Allstarz Sports Coaching and BEST and to be able to offer these free sessions. Both programmes provide a wonderful opportunity for local children to get active as well as to develop new skills, meet new friends and more importantly just have some fun! We encourage families to take advantage of the activities available but would advise people to book up quickly as in the past they have been really popular. A big thank you to everyone who is involved in helping to run these events.”

Pictured: (with permission) participants of the Haydon Wick & BEST February Half-term Youth Program, February 2022

If these workshops interest you, you would like more information or you would like to book your child/children a space on the programme please email:

youthandcommunity@haydonwick.gov.uk

 

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