Striving to improve our community

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

Full Council: Room 4 - 1st October2014

Committees
Environment & Recreation: Room 2 - 7th October 2014
Planning & Development: Room 2 - 22nd October 2014 (date change)

Finance & Administration: Room 2 - 21st October 2014

Working Groups
Walton Allotment Association:

Room 4 - 7th October 2014

Neighbourhood Plan: Room 4 - 8th October 2014


COMMUNITY EVENTS

 

 THE VENUE (Walton High)

details of programme 

 

QUIZ NIGHT

MK Snap next quiz night 21/11/14

 


 HOW TO HAVE A SAFE HALLOWEEN

details 

 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   

 

PRIDE IN MK AWARDS

CONGRATULATIONS to local residents : MAUREEN MCCOLL (Excellence In Education prize) and ALAN PARSONS who won the Unsung Hero/Heroine award 

WALTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL CONGRATULATES YOUR EFFORTS AND RECOGNITION 

 

HALLEY'S COMET will soon be visible in the UK. A trail of Halley's cosmic dust is expected to be visible in the sky on October 21 and 22 2014. The best time to view it will be around midnight 

 

 if you have a news item you want to share contact the clerk with details. 

 

ROADS & HIGHWAYS NEWS

 

PROPOSED CLOSURE OF WALTON ROAD FROM WAVENDON GATE  INTO WAVENDON VILLAGE

There is a proposal to close Walton Road from Wavendon Gate into Wavendon to through traffic.  There is the potential to affect thr dropping off/collection of your child at St Mary's school or your way to work if you access Woburn Sands through this route. The Clerk would like to hear your views. HERE 

 

Traffic delays from Monday 22/9/14 Groveway (H9) will be shut for 24-hours a day for the construction of a new redway underpass.  There are traffic diversions in place. Work is scheduled to end early 2015.

                        

 Traditional car tax discs to be abolished from 1st October 2014 

 

PLANNING NEWS:

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN WORKING PARTY: Meetings take place on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and the group meet at MKSNAP building, Bourton Low, Walnut Tree, MK7 7DE.

IF YOU WISH TO HAVE A SAY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR PARISH, CONSIDER JOINING THIS GROUP TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!  Interested?  Then please 'Contact the Assistant Clerk'.

 

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

 

TRAINING COURSES:

ST JOHN AMBULANCE : 3 hour first aid courses for £30. For  information telephone 03030 030101  

 WORKS FOR US (formerly MK Women & Work) have just started a free Rolling Training programme to help boost people’s confidence and skills through to March 2015.  If you have any questions phone Janice Jones on 01908 200186 

 

HAVE YOUR SAY ...

MK Council consultations

details here 

 

VOTE FOR BOB:

 get involved in RSPB wildlife project: vote for Bob' - a campaign to raise the issue of disappearing wildlife. link to petition 

 

 

COMMUNITY NEWS:

DAILING CODE CHANGE FOR MK:  dial 01908 for MK landlines from 1/10/2014


BEATING DISABILITY HATE CRIME in MK:  Thames Valley Police want to encourage victims, friends, family and support workers to report any incident on 101 where they believe someone is the target of a hate crime because of their disability.  

 

YOUTH

MK YOUTH CABINET & YOUTH PARLIAMENT :  If you are aged 11-18 you are invited to nominate yourself for election to the Milton Keynes Youth Cabinet and UK Youth Parliament at http://www.mysaymk.com/ as Milton Keynes gets ready to host its fourth elections for young people 

 

PARLIAMENTARY SCHOOLS DEBATE: semi-finals will take place in the Council Chamber on Friday, November 21 and finals at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday, December 16 

 

MILTON KEYNES YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR 

 Young musicians are invited to showcase their skills, at a new annual competition for people aged 17 and over. The first event will take place on March 4 at Walton High, sponsored by Rotary International    

 

SENIOR VOICE

 COURIER FRAUD:

details on how to keep you safe 

 

AGE UK

 details of what we can do for you 

 

HOME SAFETY CHECKS 

by AgeUK  Details. 


     POETRY COMPETITION

 Entry is free and you could win £1,000! Anyone, young or old, can have a go - beginners too! All you have to do is send a poem about Milton Keynes or another town in your circulation area to “Local Poem” by email info@unitedpress.co.uk or post to United Press Ltd, Admail 3735, London, EC1B 1JB. The best poem will win £1,000 cash and you can send up to three entries, which must be no more than 25 lines (each blank line counts as one line) and 160 words each