Striving to improve our community

AUGUST MEETINGS
Room 2, MKSNAP, Bourton Low, Walnut Tree, MK7 7DE
Meetings start at 7.00pm

Full Council: Extra ordinary meeting 6th August 2014

Committees
Environment & Recreation: none this month
Planning & Development: none this month
Finance & Administration: none this month

Working Groups
Walton Allotment Association: 19th August 2014

Neighbourhood Plan: 13th August 2014


Community Events



EXCITING RANGE OF

FREE SUMMER ACTIVITIES
for 5-19 year olds:

23/7 - 29/8
see details

PARKS TRUST EVENTS
details

MK FRINGE FESTIVAL
July 17th - 24th. details

 

TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN MK THIS WEEKEND

details here 

 

WALTON COUNCIL
Residents drop in sessions
Wednesdays 2-4pm
MKSNAP, Bourton Low,
Walnut Tree
PLEASE
'LIKE' and 'SHARE'
the Neighbourhood
Plan on Facebook.
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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

 

Noticeboard top panel

MYTHICAL MAZE SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

launches in Milton Keynes Libraries on 19 July 2014.

 

A421 & KINGSTON ROUNDABOUT "PINCH POINT" IMPROVEMENT WORKS
read here
ALLOTMENT TENANTS
NEEDED

If you would like to go
on the waiting list please
contact the assistant clerk.

FIRST AID COURSES WITH ST JOHN AMBULANCE
The Essential First Aid for All Ages courses are 3 hours and cost £30
They will be held at:
 Milton Keynes North
Oxman Lane, MK12 6LF
6/9/14 : 3-6pm
Milton Keynes South
Weatherhead House, 21 Blackmoor Gate, Furzton, MK4 1DA
4/8/2014 :  6.45-9.45pm
27/10 & 10/11 : 6.30-9.30pm
6/12 : 2.30-5.20pm  

For more information on courses, dates, prices and to book a place telephone 03030030101 email south-east-training@sja.org.uk or visit http://www.sja.org.uk/ 

ACTIVE PLAY POLICY
Would you like to be involved in the design of an Active Play Policy and the redevelopment of play areas. Please complete the survey by clicking here.

 

 

 

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN SURVEY

The winner of the £250 worth of Milton Keynes Shopping centre vouchers is

Mrs Sayers from Walnut Tree

CONGRATULATIONS!

Thank you to the 710 people who lodged their responses to the survey

    CONULTATION ON CHANGES TO 2015/2016 COUNCL TAX REDUCTION SCHEME

Residents are asked to give their views.  For full details visit www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/counsultations.  Consultation will close October 23 & responses will be considered before Cabinet makes a decision on the scheme November 26.  Residents can respond to the consultation in a variety of ways:

Online at: www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/consultations (search council tax)

By email: counciltaxsupport@milton-keynes.gov.uk

By post:

Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation

Milton Keynes Council, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HG           

SOCIAL MEDIA SUMMER SCHOOL

Age UK Milton Keynes and Enterprise Marketing Solutions have teamed up to offer a Social Media Summer School to help local businesses use social media more effectively
in-depth look at Twitter (7 August) and LinkedIn (21 August) 8am - 10.30am. Workshops hosted by Age UK Milton Keynes at The Peartree Centre, Peartree Bridge.
Workshops start at 8am and will finish at 10.30am. For more information go to – www,enterprisemarketing.co.uk, or call Karen Moule, on  01296 584 834
Free parking & refreshments on arrival

REMEMBERING WW1 IN MILTON KEYNES

Lights Out will see people across the UK turn off their lights from 10-11pm on Sunday, August 4, leaving on a single light or candle for reflection on the 100th anniversary of the UK joining the conflict.

The symbolism is inspired by the famous quote by the then-Foreign Secretary Sir Edward Grey: “The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”  Milton Keynes Council leader Peter Marland said: “It is almost unimaginable today to get a true sense of the impact the war had on communities the length and breadth of the UK.  That is why we should all remember the sacrifice that generation made"   To find out more about Lights Out go to #1418now; #LightsOut, http://www.1418now.org.uk/

Milton Keynes residents asked to have their say on punishment of culprits of anti-social behaviour.  Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld has this week launched a public consultation on new powers which will help tackle low-level anti-social behaviour.  The Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 comes into force in October, and has introduced a Community Remedy Document designed to offer victims a say in how they feel low-level crime and anti-social behaviour should be dealt with. This consultation gives the public the chance to provide their view on what options should be included in the document.
The quick survey is available here: http://www.thamesvalley-pcc.gov.uk/Get-Involved/Community-Remedy-Document-Consultation.aspx