Entries by Thomas Walker

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 […]

Consultation on New Waiting Restrictions at Adephi Street

Following a number of complaints from residents in Adelphi Street about vehicles parking on the road at the junction with Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes Council have launched a consultation with a view to introducing waiting restrictions at this junction. The consultation on these proposals will be open until Thursday 17 May. For information on how […]

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. A subsequent version of the development brief which has been presented for adoption no longer contains these options. CMK residents recently led a deputation to Milton Keynes […]

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. […]