Entries by Thomas Walker

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 […]

Young Volunteers Sought for MK Library

Young people who are keen readers, confident talking about the books they like and enjoy meeting new people are encouraged to sign up for ‘The Big Friendly Read’ Summer Reading Challenge 2016. Milton Keynes Libraries are looking for volunteers who enjoy working with children and want to make a difference in their community. Days, times and […]

Construction Starts on Victoria House

Hoardings went up at the end of March around one of CMK’s undeveloped plots on Avebury Boulevard, signalling the start of construction work on Victoria House. Tower cranes will soon follow once ground works are complete. The new five-storey office building will, when finished, form the new headquarters of Grant Thornton. The building will be […]

Plans Unveiled for CMK’s Tallest Building

Plans have been unveiled for a new high-rise development on Midsummer Boulevard, creating what would be CMK’s tallest building to date. Sterling Property Ventures has been selected by Milton Keynes Development Partnership (MKDP) as its preferred development partner for the major new scheme. James Howarth, Sterling Property Ventures’ managing director, said: “We are very excited to be […]

New Signs Point the Way

Many people will have noticed the new signs appearing on footpaths across CMK. These are the first phase of a new ‘wayfinding’ project to help people get around the city centre quickly and safely. The new signs have generic celebrex mexico been installed along Midsummer Boulevard between Grafton and Saxon Gates, where the Boulevard footpaths meet […]

Residents Come Together for Parking Scheme

In a fine example of local people coming together in common cause, residents on the south side of Campbell Park went door-knocking around their area to survey their neighbours about a proposed parking permit scheme.  The Town Council launched a consultation on the scheme after residents continued to complain about serious problems caused by workers and visitors parking […]

Dancers Wanted for International Festival

With the MK International Festival on the horizon, organisers Festive Road are on the look-out for dance leaders and groups for the ‘Colour of Time’ street performance event. This colourful explosion of activity is produced by French dance company Compagnie Artonik, and the spectacle of their similar event in Adelaide can be seen here. The Milton […]

MK Gallery Expansion Approved

Exciting plans to expand Milton Keynes Gallery were unanimously approved at a meeting of Milton Keynes Council’s planning committee last night. The new three-story extension will house new gallery and events spaces, education facilities and a cafe overlooking Midsummer Boulevard. Chief among the new additions is a 300-capacity auditorium, capable of hosting dramatic performances, music and sound […]