Entries by Thomas Walker

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 […]

Refurbished “Get Changed” Unit Opens

The newly refurbished “Get Changed” cycle station on Witan Gate will reopen with an event on Friday 29 September. Staff from Milton Keynes Council will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate the ease of cycling to and from CMK. See the poster below for more information.

Marina Development Gets Planning Permission

Plans for a new mixed-use development and boating marina on the eastern edge of Campbell Park have been approved by Milton Keynes Council. The plans include plans for local shops, leisure areas and a mix of residential accommodation in 380 apartments and townhouses. These buildings will range from three up to seven storeys in height. The planned development is […]

Town Council Supports Flower Display

The Town Council contributed four late-flowering Clematis to a recent flower festival event at the City Church. CMK Town Councillor Hilarie Bowman (pictured, right) helped organise the Town Council’s contribution to the display. The event doubled as a celebration of Milton Keynes’ 50th anniversary, and sought to “showcase what’s great about our city: from amazing […]