Striving to improve our community

      WALTON COUNCIL OFFICE

CLOSURES OVER FESTIVE PERIOD:

Monday 15th December all day

Monday 22 December to Friday 2 January 2015

(contact us on 07726 533705 for any emergency)

WALTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL WISH ALL RESIDENTS AND LOCAL BUSINESSES A HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 

 

JANUARY  MEETINGS
MKSNAP, Bourton Low, Walnut Tree, MK7 7DE
Meetings start at 7.00pm

Full Council: Room 4  :  7 January 2015
Committees - all held in Room 2

Environment & Recreation:  13 January 2015

Planning & Development:  20 January 2015

Finance & Administration:  27 January 2015        
Working Groups

Neighbourhood Plan: Room 4 : 14 January 2015

  

 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

LINKS TO YOUR LOCAL CLUBS 

MK SAILING CLUB link

 MK ROWING CLUB link

MK CANOE CLUB link

SUFC link 

 

WHAT'S ON 

 THE VENUE (Walton High)

PARKS TRUST

CALDECOTTE XPERIENCE 

OU FILM SOCIETY 

MK MUSEUM 


 WALTON COUNCIL OFFICE

 MKSNAP, 20 Bourton Low,
Walnut Tree, MK7 7DE

Monday - Friday

                9.30am - 2.30pm             

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WAVENDON GATE YOUTH CAFE
Every Tuesday during term time between 6-8pm.
Wavendon Gate School. 50p entry for 11-17 year olds

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LOCAL NEWS   

BANK HOLIDAY RECYCLING AND WASTE COLLECTIONS
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR 2014/2015

NORMAL                            REVISED
Thursday 25/12/14                Saturday 27/12/14
Friday 26/12/14                       Monday 29/12/14
Monday 29/12/14                   Tuesday 30/12/14
Tuesday 30/12/14              Wednesday 31/12/14
Wednesday 31/12/14                      Friday 2/1/15
Thursday 1/1/15                          Saturday 3/1/15
Friday 2/1/15                                Monday 5/1/15
Monday 5/1/15                             Tuesday 6/1/15
Tuesday 6/1/15                       Wednesday 7/1/15
Wednesday 7/1/15                     Thursday 8/1/15
Thursday 8/1/15                              Friday 9/1/15
Friday 9/1/15                             Saturday 10/1/15

NORMAL COLLECTIONS RESUME  

Monday 12/1/15  

 EMERGENCY NUMBERS OVER FESTIVE PERIOD
Milton Keynes Council - Office hours: 01908 691691    Out of hours/Emergency: 01908 226699
Anglian Water
Supply problems: 08457 145145 (24/7 number)   Leaks: Office hours: 0800 771881
Thames Valley Police
For non emergencies call: 101
Newport Pagnell - Open Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 10-2
Milton Keynes Central Police Station  - Open 24/7
Health Emergencies - Call NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or NHS 111
Citizen's Advice - 08444 111 444

 

ROADS & HIGHWAYS & TRANSPORT  NEWS

 

Traffic delays from Monday 22/9/14 to March 2015.   Groveway (H9) will be shut for 24-hours a day. traffic diversions in place. link to updates


 

WALTON ROAD 

We have worked with MK Council officers to ensure your views were heard. Due to this MK Council agreed to consult with St Mary's school and residents in Wavendon Gate. This resulted in the road closure being halted. In the long term Walton council will be working to ensure that this is only ever a temporary measure. 

link to layout
link to residents letter 

   

RAIL SERVICE DISRUPTIONS

West Coast main line rail services in and out of Euston will be disrupted between 25-29 December to carry out essential improvements. Details nationalrail.co.uk/Christmas

 

PLANNING NEWS:

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN WORKING PARTY: Meetings 2nd Wednesday of every month  at MKSNAP building, Bourton Low, Walnut Tree, MK7 7DE.

Join the group and have your say on the development of your parish.  Interested?  Then please 'Contact the Assistant Clerk'.

 

 

CHURCH FARM Outline planning permission lodged
14/01610/OUT . details here 

 

TRAINING COURSES:

 

ST JOHN AMBULANCE :  telephone 03030 030101  

 

 WORKS FOR US (formerly MK Women & Work) - free Rolling Training programme to help boost people’s confidence and skills through to March 2015.  phone Janice Jones on 01908 200186 

 

GOVERNORS FOR SCHOOLS NEEDED:  School governors play a crucial role in school improvement.  Interested volunteers can visit http://www.becomeagovernor.com/ for more information.

 

HAVE YOUR SAY ...

 

MK Council consultations

 

 VOTE FOR BOB

RSPB wildlife project. A campaign to raise the issue of disappearing wildlife.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

John Radcliffe: The man who once owned most of most of Milton Keynes is to be the subject of a special exhibition called Remembering Radcliffe: 300 years of science philanthropy from 28/11/2014. It can also be viewed online at http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/ 

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS:

 

The Hub is running a Facebook campaign to raise funds for the Food Bank. During December, for every new 'like' The Hub receives on its Facebook page, £1.00 will be donated to MK Food Bank. If you’d like to support The Hub’s campaign visit and like its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thehubmk

 

BEATING DISABILITY HATE CRIME in MK:  Thames Valley Police encourage the reporting of  any incident on 101

 

 

FROG POND REPAIRS

Parks Trust have carried out repairs to the viewing platform and cut back the encroaching vegetation at the “Frog Pond” at Old Farm Park (the pond closet to Tescos)

 

YOUTH

 

MySayMK - site for the youth of MK

 

ROCK ENROL!  Engaging youth in politics

 

PARLIAMENTARY SCHOOLS DEBATE: finals at the Houses of Parliament on 16/12/14 

 

 MK YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR :    new annual competition for ages 17 & over. First event on 4/3/15 at Walton High, sponsored by Rotary International    


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COURIER FRAUD: how to keep you safe 

 

AGE UK

 what we can do for you 

November newsletter

home safety checks  Details. 

 

DON'T BE ALONE ON CHRISTMAS DAY:  Milton Keynes Christmas Day Party for the elderly

If you wish to join the party or know someone who does, phone Ruth on 01908 647 510 


     POETRY COMPETITION

 Entry is free. Prize is £1,000! No age limit! Enter a poem about Milton Keynes.  Details  

 

PARKS TRUST PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 2014: details 

 

HOW EXTRAORDINARY THE ORDINARY:

An exhibition exploring how everyday life has changed. From Saturday 29th November to 31st January 2015. 3 Sunset Walk in centre:mk