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Allstarz Summer Football Skills Workshops – Update

Allstarz Summer Football Skills Workshops – Update 1200 1200 Haydon Wick

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:

youthandcommunity@haydonwick.gov.uk

 

Hedge and Grass Cutting Update

Hedge and Grass Cutting Update 1200 1200 Haydon Wick

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 tidyup@haydonwick.gov.uk 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 Haydon Wick

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 www.afchaydonvale.co.uk

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 https://haydonwick.gov.uk/community-grants-scheme/ or call the Council on 01793 722446.

The next grant application deadline is 30th September 2022.

 

Event poster with images of children boxing

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 youthandcommunity@haydonwick.gov.uk 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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Let us know if you are coming to have some fun and help make a difference to your community by✉️ admin@haydonwick.gov.uk
 
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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: https://haydonwick.gov.uk/youth-forum/ 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!

 

Council Welcomes Father Christmas to Haydon Wick

Council Welcomes Father Christmas to Haydon Wick 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

The Council is delighted to be welcoming Father Christmas to Haydon Wick this year! Join us for our fabulous and fun Christmas Party on Monday 20th December.

CLICK HERE to book your ticket. A responsible adult must remain with the young person attending, but pleas only book a ticket for the young person attending.

🎅 Ages 7 – 10 years
🎅Party games and prizes
🎅 A surprise visit from Lapland….

 

December Youth Trip Announced

December Youth Trip Announced 1900 1200 Caroline Hunt

The Parish Council is delighted to be offering a fun, free trip to Rockstar Climbing Centre on Wednesday 22 December. So, if you know someone aged 9 – 13 years old, and would benefit from this trip, please visit our youth page to book your free ticket and complete the medical consent form.

 

Poster of the wall climbing trip

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