Families in Swindon are invited to an activity afternoon next week (8 April), where they will have the chance to find out more about what’s going on in their area… and have some fun!
There is something for everyone to enjoy at the event, which is taking place on the green space off Woodsman Road and Bergman Close, Swindon from 1pm until 3pm.
Younger members of the family will be able to take part in a variety of sports including football and dodgeball and will also be able to give kiting and boarding a go at taster sessions being held throughout the afternoon. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Toby Roberts, Community Involvement Manager at GreenSquare, has helped to organise the event. He said; “There’s lots of fun things for all the family to enjoy at the event. But it’s also a chance for people to find out what’s going on in their area and to share their views on what they’d like to see happen in their neighbourhood. Representatives from local agencies, including the neighbourhood policing team, will be available to hear people’s thoughts, and we hope people take advantage of this opportunity to tell us about where they live. ”
There’s even something for the family pooch – a representative from Dogs Trust and a Dog Warden from Swindon Borough Council will be on hand offering free microchipping for dogs as well as giving advice on looking after them.
Alison Waine, Environmental Protection Officer (Animals) at Swindon Borough Council, said: “The law changes on 6 April 2016 making it a legal requirement for all dogs over the age of eight weeks old to be microchipped. We would encourage owners to get their dogs chipped before this date as it increases the chances of lost or stolen dogs being returned.”
The event has been organised in partnership by GreenSquare, Swindon Borough Council, Stonewater, Dogs Trust, Street Games Swindon, United Communities, ATB Shop Skate Warehouse.