Entries by Thomas Walker

Table Tennis in the Gardens

Regular visitors to the Fred Roche Gardens will have noticed the appearance of a new ping pong table at the end of the park, near to the church. This has been installed as part of a wider initiative to place the tables around CMK to encourage people to exercise and socialise outdoors, which was was launched […]

Are You on the Electoral Register?

All residents will be receiving the annual electoral canvass over the coming weeks. This is a document that will show what information about you is currently on the electoral register. So that you are able to vote in future elections, it is important that you respond to the canvas, even if there are no changes […]

MK Rated Second Best for Work

A new report has shown that Milton Keynes enjoys higher average salaries and better job satisfaction than the vast majority of British cities. The survey, run by recruiting firm Glassdoor, revealed that 3.2 out of 5 people in Milton Keynes are satisfied with their job. 76% of Milton Keynes’ working age population is currently in […]

Parks Trust Announce Tree Maintenance Plans

The Parks Trust is currently proposing to reduce the double row of plane trees along North Row and South Row to a single row over the next fifteen years. This is due to the fact that these trees are now reaching maturity, meaning that the crowns of the trees are beginning to touch.  Under the plans, […]

All Change at the Theatre District

It’s all change at CMK’s Theatre District. The complex of bars and restaurants, which has been in decline over recent years, has been sold to real estate firm Otium for £16 million. In addition to the sale, work has now started on a new 130-bed Premiere Inn hotel on the grass site to the south of […]

Could This Be CMK’s Most Beautiful Spot?

Could this be the most beautiful spot in CMK? Grafton Park is a welcome refuge of greenery in the heart of our city centre, yet it is surprisingly little known beyond the people who work in offices nearby. The long, narrow park, located behind the Pinnacle and the Jaipur restaurant, features a winding path accompanied […]

New Development Saves Local YMCA

The YMCA in Milton Keynes will gain 50 new sleeping units in new plans unveiled recently. The existing three low-level buildings, which are no longer fit for purpose, will be demolished and replaced with a new 8-storey YMCA building, integrating all of the housing into a single building. The new building includes a range of […]

MK Futures 2050 Report Released

A new report has been released by the ‘Milton Keynes Futures: 2050’ commission. The independently produced document is the culmination of a project to identify what has made the city successful over the past five decades and sets out a long-term vision for how it may grow and develop over the coming decades. The document […]

Cycle Hire Scheme off to a Solid Start

The Santander Cycles MK bike hire scheme has enjoyed a very successful first week in operation. The project launched on Friday 17 June, and under a week later there are already 3,400 registered users. The 400-bike scheme has had over 2,500 rentals in its first week, generic celebrex canada well in excess of expectations. Sixty bike […]