Entries by Thomas Walker

New Plans for Wyevale Site

A prime CMK site that has stood empty for over a decade may finally be ready to come back to life. Plans by local developer Abbeygate have been released that would develop the former Wyevale Garden Centre, which closed in 2007, with a new private rental sector (PRS) scheme delivering 328 apartments. The buildings would […]

Events Plateau Community Facility Update

The Parks Trust and Central Milton Keynes Town Council have announced that they are ending their collaboration on a new £4.5m pavilion in Campbell Park, due to difficulties with the lease agreements. The proposed building, by award-winning architects Stanton Williams, was designed to accommodate a performance hall, meeting rooms and community facilities for the Town […]

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 […]