Entries by Thomas Walker

New BBQ Space Opens in Campbell Park

Following regular requests from local residents to hold barbeques on their land, The Parks Trust have created a new dedicated barbeque space in Campbell Park. The new site features special flat-topped stones, on which disposable BBQs can be placed, ensuring a pleasant, safe and damage-free experience. Picnic tables are also due to be installed shortly. […]

Christmas 2017 Rubbish Collection Dates

CMK waste collections which normally take place on Tuesdays will take place on the following dates over the Christmas period: Thursday 28 December Thursday 4 January Wednesday 10 January The normal collection schedule will resume after this date. More information including dates for other areas is here: https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling/collection-days/bank-holiday-recycling-and-waste-collections

MK at Heart of Government Growth Corridor

Milton Keynes has been put at the heart of a new growth corridor between Oxford and Cambridge, identified by the Government in its Autumn Budget. The ‘arc’ between the two university cities is being developed by the National Infrastructure Commission, who are planning to deliver a range of new transport links and housing across the […]

Office Blocks Demolished for New Flats

Two office blocks on Silbury Boulevard, one of which previously housed the CMK Job Centre Plus, have now been completely demolished to make way for the 809/811 Silbury Boulevard housing scheme. The works are taking place at the same time as construction is continuing on both the John Lewis multi-storey car park across the road, […]

More HIMOs for Campbell Park?

A recent planning application to turn a 4-bedroomed townhouse into a 5-bedroomed House in Multiple Occupancy (HiMO) in Columbia Place, Campbell Park, was refused after the Town Council persisted in its objections due to the lack of parking provision. A number of nearby residents also filed objections, mainly about the impact on parking but also […]

MK in Perspective

A large number of drawings by renowned artist Helmut Jacoby, which the Milton Keynes Development Corporation commissioned to raise international interest in the new city, are on display in the centre:mk. This is the first time that many of these artworks have been seen together. The exhibition, along the Midsummer Arcade side of the former […]

Neighbourhood Plan Gives Residents a Voice

Proposals to develop an independent, luxury hotel on the edge of CMK overlooking Campbell Park could see the tallest building yet arrive on the city skyline. However the coach park, where Hotel La Tour wants to build the hotel, is defined as “classic CMK infrastructure” in the CMK Neighbourhood Plan. This means that only an […]

Introducing Your New Councillor

CMK Town Council is proud to welcome Central Milton Keynes’ newest parish councillor, Oya Discombe. Oya has lived in Milton Keynes for almost 20 years, and within CMK for over 5 years, giving her a strong interest in local issues. A research consultant with a background in marketing management, marketing research and e-business, Oya joined […]

Stay Well this Winter With CMK Medical Centre

This year, CMK Medical Centre are expecting a particularly nasty strain of flu. They are offering the following advice to residents to protect yourself and your family. In some cases medications may be free or at a low cost. Flu vaccinations for adults are free of charge if you are in one of the eligible […]

Amazing CMK “Deep Clean” Gets Underway

The first work paid for by the new “Amazing CMK” business levy has begun, with a deep-clean jet wash being undertaken on the underpasses under the junction between Midsummer Boulevard and Saxon Gate. The work is being funded entirely by local businesses, which earlier this year voted to impose a levy on themselves to create […]