Coffee and Cake

Posted by Kerrie Bradburn

FRIDAY 26 SEPTEMBER  10.30 – 12.30

All Saints Church, Milton Keynes Village

In aid of Macmillan Cancer Support

All welcome

Cottonvalley Stakeholders’ Group

Posted by Sam Crooks

The next meeting of local residents with Anglian Water to discuss smells from the sewage works takes place this coming Wednesday (24th).  The Group was established last year after some very bad odour incidents which led to the Council imposing an Improvement Order on Anglian Water.

My impression is that this year has been much better than last.  Is that the general view?   If you have any specific complaints please could you let me know so that I can report them on Wednesday.

Thank you !

Bus Services to Cranfield and Bedford
Cllr Douglas McCall and the Focus Team are delighted at the introduction of the new bus service to Cranfield.

Cllr Douglas McCall and the Focus Team are delighted at the introduction of the new bus service to Cranfield.

 

A regular bus service between Newport Pagnell and Cranfield will be introduced from 21 September.

The existing C10 service run by Uno will be improved to run hourly during the day (Monday to Friday) and 2-hourly on Saturdays.  There will also be three journeys each way on Sunday.

All the journeys towards Cranfield  continue on to Bedford .

Please note that MKC is not providing any financial support to the service.

The new timetable is available on the MKC website

New Community Grants

Posted by Kerrie Bradburn

The New Communities Fund run by the Milton Keynes Community Foundation gives money to projects, services and activities that benefit the residents of the eastern expansion area which includes Broughton, Broughton Gate and Brooklands.

Recent successful applicants have included a community choir, the Big Lunch community day, and various activity sessions in August.  Money can be awarded to new start up groups or existing groups wishing to expand their services.

Visit www.mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk for more details on how to apply.

 

 

 

 

 

NAG survey results

Posted by Sam Crooks

Broughton & Middleton Police Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG) have published the results of their recent survey of resident concerns.

Top of the list – inconsiderate parking 61%

Then:

  • House burglaries – 56%
  • Speeding – 48%
  • Dog fouling – 39%

Mail [email protected] for the full results.

 

Willen Surgery up for sale

Posted by Kerrie Bradburn

Some weeks ago NHS England told us that they have “no immediate plans” to re-open Willen Surgery.

Now we know why – the building is up for sale.

The NHS believe there is enough “capacity” in Milton Keynes to register another 15,000 (yes, 15,000) patients.

They must be joking!  On this side of the city people are waiting up to 6 weeks for appointments.  And there are still c. 4,000 houses to be built.

 

New landscaping arrangements

Posted by Kerrie Bradburn

The Council is handing over its landscaping to SERCO (who already do the waste collection) with effect from Monday 3 November.

Focus thinks this is good news.  SERCO will be using more staff and better equipment.  We will be meeting the SERCO manager responsible for our area in October, and ponting out our black spots.

 

 

Phoenix Lodge site Development Brief

Posted by Kerrie Bradburn

The Council has published its Development Brief for the Phoenix Lodge site on Worrelle Avenue in Middleton.

Mail or text us for a copy on:

[email protected]

07803 036 656

 

Free School Meals
Cllr Douglas McCall at Cedars School, one of the schools to benefits from the free school meals initiative.

Cllr Douglas McCall at Cedars School, one of the schools to benefit from the free school meals initiative.

Every child in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 is now entitled to a free school lunch thanks to the Lib Dems.

Pilot studies have shown that a healthy meal at lunchtime improves health, behaviour AND results. On average children in the pilot areas were 2 months ahead of their peers.

Fewer children will leave school obese, and parents will save over £400 per year per child.

1.5 million children are now benefitting form this Lib Dem initiative.

Safety measures on H9 needed urgently
Rosemary Snell, Isobel McCall and Ric Brackenbury at the dangerous turning into Simpson

Rosemary Snell, Isobel McCall and Ric Brackenbury at the dangerous turning into Simpson

Following the latest fatal accident at the junction of the H9 Groveway and Simpson Village, Lib Dem councillors Isobel McCall and Ric Brackenbury have renewed their calls for the Council to take action to improve safety at the junction.  The Council consulted residents in Simpson and neighbouring estates back in April about options for safety improvements following calls by Simpson residents to improve safety. There have been several serious accidents at this junction.

The Lib Dem Focus team say that the Council must now take action urgently to improve safety before more lives are lost.

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