Recent Projects

  • Participating in the Youth Matters Event held at the North Swindon library. This was organised by the Swindon North Locality and aimed to give young people a voice and an opportunity to interact with the local community and discuss what they would like to see for young people in their area.
  • Assisting with the Christmas Parcels Delivery to elderly residents of the Parish.
  • Joint project with representatives from Swindon Wildflower Nursery and Wildflower and Butterflies to improve the Wildlife Garden in the Leisure Gardens site. This involved running several practical sessions with the Youth Council members to plant hedging/shrubs and woodland edge flowers and devising an on-going maintenance plan for the garden.
  • The Welcome to Haydon Wick Booklet which had been produced by the Haydon Wick Youth Council several years ago has now become out of date and members have been asked for their ideas and suggestions on how it could be up-dated and improved. The booklet was primarily produced for young people who had recently moved to the area and gives information on the facilities available and who to contact.

Previous Projects

  • Bluebell Copse: The project was to make the area more attractive to local residents. Youth Council members helped to clear litter, lay informal paths and erect bird and bat boxes.
  • Every Action Counts: Raising awareness on environmental issues such as global warming, the destruction of rain forests and the level of fuel consumption.
  • Researching and writing the history of Haydon Wick – click here to view.
  • Welcome pack for young people moving into the Parish.
  • Setting up lol@undrgrnd – at the Underground youth centre for 10 – 13 year olds.
  • Provision of equipment at Trent Road Field; seating area and basket ball post.
  • Participating in a Litter Pick in the Parish.
  • Investigation of the provision of a Tennis Court in the Parish.
  • Assisting with the Christmas Parcels Delivery to elderly residents of the Parish.
  • Competition – Opening New Play Area in Trent Road Field.
  • Wildlife Garden Project.
  • Photographic Competition: the Youth Council launched a Photographic Competition for young people living in the Haydon Wick Parish. The competition ran over the summer period and entrants were invited to submit a photograph(s) of building and architecture and/or wildlife and landscape within the parish.