Entries by Thomas Walker

“Love Where You Live” Comes to CBX

Few things demonstrate the strong sense of community developing in CMK as the ‘Love Where You Live’ spring clean events. This year, a group of Central Milton Keynes staff and residents will gather at the Centre:MK branch of McDonalds for a spring clean at 12pm on Thursday 25 May. A quick briefing will be given, […]

2017 Proms in the Park Announced

One of the largest and most spectacular events on the CMK calendar is Proms in the Park, the annual classical performance by the Milton Keynes City Orchestra in the Campbell Park Amphitheatre. The Parks Trust has now announced this year’s proms will be held on 18 August. Tickets for the event are now on sale […]

Proposed Parking Charges Cut

Proposed £50 a year parking charges for CMK residents were slashed to £25 after campaigning by residents supported by CMK Town Council. . Milton Keynes Council decided at their budget meeting last month to reduce the proposed charge from £50 to £25, but otherwise approved the plan to bring in the charge.  Although this is […]

Town Council Vacancy

A vacancy has opened up in the Town Council following the resignation of Councillor McGowan. Please find the vacancy noticed attached below, which contains instructions for anyone interested: NOTICE OF VACANCY

Pods Take a Step Forwards

Plans to introduce driverless pods to Central Milton Keynes have taken another step forward. A temporary order passed to allow the system to be tested has now been replaced with a permanent one for the long-term operation of the system. The order, which permits the use of the pods on pavements in CMK but bans […]

More Money for Maintenance as CMK Becomes “Business Improvement District”

Businesses in CMK have voted for a new levy that will provide £6 million towards improvements to CMK’s public realm over the next five years. The “Amazing CMK” Business Improvement District (BID) status aims to deliver a number of benefits, including: Improving the state of city centre underpasses and porte cocheres Investing in deep cleansing of […]

Dog Walkers: Beware of Sheep!

Dog walkers in Campbell Park are being asked to be wary of sheep grazing after a spate of attacks following the sheep returning to the park on their annual grazing cycle. The sheep are one of CMK’s most recognisable features, showing how Milton Keynes has the unique ability to provide a countryside environment in the […]

Bus Plan Could Help Homeless

An innovate new proposal to convert a redundant double decker bus into accommodation for homeless people could help improve CMK’s worsening situation. The idea comes from a group of local people who were inspired by a similar scheme on the Isle of Wight, where a converted bus provided a safe place to sleep, access to […]

High Rise Development Approved

The proposed seven-storey residential development on Silbury Boulevard, between North 11th and 12th Streets, was approved at a meeting of Milton Keynes Council’s planning committee last week. Known as 809/811 Silbury Boulevard, the development will provide 134 new apartments, several of which are intended to be low-cost units. An earlier klonopin proposal for the site […]