Entries by Thomas Walker

Notice of Election

It’s election season again! In a little over a month the people of Milton Keynes will go to the polls to vote in three different elections; those for borough councillors, parish councillors and the police and crime commissioner. Each year different parishes reach the end of their terms and Central Milton Keynes is one of […]

‘City Club’ Project Wins Funding

A project which aims to refresh the area around Milton Keynes Gallery and the Theatre has won a £750,000 grant from Arts Council England. The City Club project will create a series of three welcoming public spaces, a piazza, a playground and a garden, drawing influence from the original mylan generic celebrex visions for the city. […]

Classic CMK ‘Octo’ Sculpture Listed

One of CMK’s most recognisable artworks, the ‘Octo’ figure of eight infinity sculpture, has been listed by Historic England. The sculpture, which famously appeared in Cliff Richard’s ‘Wired for Sound’ music video, was created by artist Wendy Taylor. “Concrete Cows apart, Octo is our best known sculpture and has been widely illustrated,” says Tim Skelton, Chair of […]

Central Library AV Sale

Milton Keynes Central Library will be holding a sale of DVDs, CDs and Audiobooks from the 12th to the 28th of February. This is a good chance to get hold of a wide range of items at bargain is generic celebrex good prices, while also supporting one of CMK’s vital services. For more information, please […]

Lloyds Court Development Approved

Plans to rebuild Lloyds Court into a new retail destination were approved at a meeting of Milton Keynes Council’s planning committee last night. The building, which dates from 1976, will retain its current appearance in view of its status as the first building to be completed in CMK. The interior, however, will change completely, with five new large retail spaces and a number […]

What Will Milton Keynes be Like in 2050?

People are being asked to submit their ideas for how Milton Keynes should look in 35 years’ time, as part of the newly established MK Futures 2050 Commission. The project, which was launched at the Transport Systems Catapult in CMK’s Pinnacle building in December, will publish a report detailing different options for how the city should […]

Decked Parking for CMK?

Unsightly decked car parking could line the edges of CMK’s roads in plans put forward In Milton Keynes Council’s new CMK Transport & Parking Strategy. The document proposes to address CMK’s parking issues with the creation of several areas of two-story parking, similar to that found at local railway stations such as Bletchley. The decked […]

Cycle Hire Coming to MK

London-style “Boris Bikes” will soon be a common sight around Milton Keynes following the announcement of a new cycle hire scheme for the city. 90 new ‘bike docks’ across the city are set to be installed from Spring 2016, opening up a wide range of journey possibilities. It is hoped the scheme will encourage commuters […]

CMK Plan Wins Two National Awards

The pioneering CMK Business Neighbourhood Plan has scored not one, but two wins at this year’s National Planning Awards. The plan, which was adopted by an overwhelming majority of Milton Keynes residents at a referendum in May, won both the awards for Neighbourhood Planning and for Community Engagement. The win in the Community Engagement category reflected the […]

Intu Plans Face Public Inquiry

Plans by retail giant Intu to build over the public space in Midsummer Place against the principles of the CMK Business Neighbourhood Plan have been called in by the Secretary of State. The proposals were green-lit by Milton Keynes Council in September despite their failure to comply with the adopted Neighbourhood Plan which 89,000 Milton Keynes residents […]