Local business helps Haydon Wick Parish Council to refurb play park

By Swindon Link - 29 October 2019

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Haydon Wick Parish Council has received support from a local business to spruce up a children's play park.

Haydon Wick Parish Council has successfully teamed up with local businesses to help enhance the local community.

Most recently, Nationwide’s Pegasus House team, deployed a group of dedicated staff to help with sprucing up a tired play park at Brookfield in Abbey Meads. The group got to work by repainting the safety barriers, swing frames and play equipment. The green fingered members of the team relished in cutting back the hedges and cleaning the floor surfaces to make the park a more inviting and positive park to visit.

A spokesperson from Nationwide informed the Parish Council they were so excited to be invited to get involved and really pleased they could help the local community. The Council say they have received lots of positive feedback from the residents too.

Haydon Wick Parish Council is an urban area in the heart of North Swindon with a volunteer-run community bus service. It has a population of over 21,500 and is responsible for the up keep of 24 play areas. The Council has a rolling play area refurbishment programme whereby it commits over £70,000 every year to improving the play facilities in the Parish. The Parish Council’s most recent commitment is the skatepark at Haydonleigh which will see the commencement of £80,000 refurbishment project later this year.

In addition to the play parks the Parish Council maintains hundreds of acres of green spaces, several miles of hedges, over 200 litter and dogs bins emptied daily, has three leisure gardens site with over 150 allotment plots to rent, with an exciting new site in the pipeline. The Parks and Open Spaces also removes graffiti, deals with fly tipping and fly posting sadly on a very regular basis. The Council is very proud to be fully committed to exploring new conservation and biodiversity programmes and shall be creating new wildflower sites later in 2019.

Can you help bring life back into some of the Parish’s play parks? The Parish Council would welcome more groups to help with their renewals programme. If you work for a local business and think you could help the Council please email the Clerk to discuss your ideas further.

Visit www.haydonwick.gov.uk

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