Entries by Thomas Walker

New Music Studio for CMK

A new centre for young musicians and creative people to learn about the arts and develop hands-on skills is opening soon, bringing new life to the fringe of Station Square. New Money Recordings will open the facility soon on the upper floor of the former Central Bus Station, a great piece of Modernist architecture which […]

Meet Postman Andy

Sometimes one friendly face is enough to brighten the day. For over ten years postman Andy has been delivering mail to residents around Campbell Park and nearby parts of CMK, and for many he has become part of their daily lives. As Andy puts it, “I like to say hello to people and have a […]

CMK Office Buildings Converted to Residential Use

Live near an office? You might be getting new neighbours without even realising it. Over the past couple of years, several under-used office buildings in CMK have been converted into residential apartments. This has come about due to a Government policy called Permitted Development, which allows office building owners to convert them into residential use […]

Have You Seen a Starship?

Have you noticed any small, white robots driving around CMK lately? American robotics firm Starship Technologies have chosen Central Milton Keynes to be the testing ground for their new autonomous delivery robots. The city’s grid layout and step-free pavements make it ideal for testing the electric bots, which are designed to bring groceries and parcels […]

Ride to Work Week

‘Ride to Work Week’ begins on 12 March until 18 March and aims to encourage more people to commute to work by bike. If the New Year fitness resolutions have fallen behind, switching to cycling even for a few journeys can be a good way to start again. As the days get longer and the […]

UPDATED – Controversy at Saxon Court

UPDATE – At the committee meeting on March 6th Milton Keynes Council indicated that they are now minded to drop the options involving building on classic infrastructure following the deputations. CMK residents recently led a deputation to Milton Keynes Council about controversial proposals for Saxon Court. The Council wishes to sell the building as well as […]

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, […]