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