Entries by Thomas Walker

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 […]

Construction Begins on Gallery Extension

This autumn, major construction commences on MK Gallery’s ambitious expansion. This will see the current building double in size and the creation of new cultural facilities in Milton Keynes. Reopening in 2019, the Gallery and its programmes will be transformed through doubled exhibition spaces for historical as well as contemporary art, a multi-purpose auditorium for film, […]

Local Graduates Present Artworks at MK Gallery

Opening this week in MK Gallery’s Project Space, Platform 2017 comprises four solo exhibitions of exceptional work by promising graduates from three local universities. This year’s graduates, Simon Harutyunyan, Christopher Daubney, Dominyka Brauskaite and Elizabeth Cahill, have been selected from the University of Northampton, University of Bedfordshire and University of Hertfordshire. One exhibitor will be nominated […]

Discover the Value of Trees

Treezilla is making a monster map of Britain’s trees, and CMK Town Councillors have been helping out in the city. CMK Town Councillor Hilarie Bowman and local resident Gill Kirkup have recently measured 78 trees in their street, discovering a walnut and a fruiting cherry tree that they had never noticed before. The trees around […]

New “Sport Central” Facility Opening Soon

CMK’s community will soon be benefiting from a new centre for sports practise, games and parties. Plans are afoot to open the new “Sport Central” facility on Elder Gate in September, subject to Milton Keynes Council agreeing an operator to run the new centre. The centre features three outdoor games areas. The largest of these […]

Discovering MK: The New App

Discovering MK is a new smartphone app launching on 31st July 2017. Celebrating MK’s 50th birthday year, the app encourages residents and visitors to get out and explore Milton Keynes, discovering the places and spaces that make this city unique. Inspired by the Pokémon Go craze, the Discovering MK app reveals an interactive trail of […]

Community Building Plans Approved

The Town Council’s plans to construct a new community pavilion and events space in Campbell Park were approved at a meeting of Milton Keynes Council’s Planning Committee on Thursday 6 July. The proposed development, being jointly advanced by CMK Town Council and The Parks Trust, will also feature a café and public toilets for users […]