Entries by Thomas Walker

Recycling: Dos and Don’ts

You’ll hear a lot of different ideas from people about what does and doesn’t go in your clear recycling sacks. Over time the technology has changed, leading to changes in what can and can’t be recycled. The image to the right is Milton Keynes Council’s official guide to what should and shouldn’t go in. Paper […]

CMK Buildings Demolished for new YMCA Centre

Works have started on a new 8 storey building for the YMCA, which will allow the current complex to be redeveloped. To enable the new building to be built, two single-storey buildings on North Fifth Street have been demolished. The new YMCA building is the first half of a two-phase development. Once it is completed, […]

UPDATED – Extra Floors Proposed at Grant Thornton House

UPDATE 10 SEPTEMBER 2018 An application to add two extra floors to a former CMK office has been refused by Milton Keynes Council’s development control committee. The building is currently in the process being converted from office to residential use, which can be done without planning permission due to recent government legislation. However, physical changes like the […]

Flu Clinics at CMK Medical Centre

The CMK Medical Centre in Bradwell Common is currently planning flu clinics from September onwards and would like to give patients some notice of the Saturday clinics and changes to the vaccines. Certain patients qualify for free medication, which is available under the ‘Pharmacy First’ scheme. This is particularly important for those on limited resources. […]

Take Advantage of Sport Central

CMK gained its own multi-use sports facility late last year, which includes a full size training pitch set up for football and rugby matches, tennis and basketball courts. Now that the facility is up and running, the operators are keen to encourage local people, especially youngsters, to use the centre. Plans are being considered for […]

CMK’s Secret Garden

One of CMK’s hidden gems is Grafton Park, a long, narrow space of greenery that sits behind the Pinnacle between Lower Second and Fourth Streets. Featuring a winding stream, a series of small ponds and classic MK benches set among flowering plants and bushes, the park is popular with workers in the surrounding office buildings. […]

Town Council Audit

The Town Council is currently going through its internal audit process. As part of this process the public have a right to inspect the Town Council’s financial records and audit documents. The period in which to do this is from Monday 11 June to Friday 20 July. Please get in touch via clerk@cmktowncouncil.gov.uk if you […]

Could you set up an Internet Club?

Are some people in your community being left behind in the internet revolution? Could you set up and run an internet club? Increasingly as technology moves forward fast, some people are being left behind. They may not own or have access to any internet connected devices, or they may have difficulty learning how to use […]

Gallery Expansion Moves Forward

Construction is advancing rapidly on MK Gallery’s long-awaited extension, with the new four storey building now being fitted out with cladding and internal fixtures. A time-lapse of the construction process is here: While the construction is taking place the Gallery does remain open for events and projects, including the regular Friday Night Films and Saturday […]