MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL FOSTERING
Could you foster a young person or teenager in need of a safe and caring home?
Have you been touched by the flight of children in Calais? Would you like to be part of the solution for children and young people who have experienced neglect and abuse and who are in need of a safe and loving home?
Milton Keynes Council is keen to recruit people who can offer a safe and loving home for a child/young person in care. We are especially seeking carers for teenagers and also have an increasing number of unaccompanied children who have travelled here from trouble spots throughout the world who are in need of homes. As a Milton Keynes Council foster carer you will be provided with a generous allowance plus support and training.
If you feel you could provide the above or are interested in finding out about other fostering opportunities in Milton Keynes please contact:
Fostering Team, Saxon Court, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3HS.
Telephone 01908 253206 or email email@example.com
Or go on the website www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/fostering
CALDECOTTE EXTREME CHALLENGE
18TH & 19TH MARCH 2017
Climb, abseil, scramble, crawl, strike, canoe, run and wade to the finish.
Enter your team of 4 people £200 per team
For an entry form and more information call Action4Youth on 0300 003 2334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers Needed For Fireworks Committee
Please contact Mark Lombardo for more info: Mark.Lombardo@newportpagnellfireworks.com
Gardening Volunteers Needed for Castlemead Care Home
Can you spare an hour or so a week/month with:
Weeding, pruning shrubs, planting bulbs & plants & making up plant pots
If interested please contact Michelle - Castle Mead Court Care Home - 01908 519187
HM PRISON SERVICE
National Offender Management Service
Is it in you to be a prison officer?
Come and see us at:
Harben House Hotel
HAVE YOU FED YOUR GREEN BIN TODAY?
Please help the environment by putting your food waste into your green bins. Only 25% of food waste goes into green bins, and you can put 100% of your food waste into this bin, whether it is cooked or not.
You can also put in lawn mowings, leaves weeds, dead flowers, windfall fruit and branches up to 15 cm diameter into your green bin as well as your food waste.
NEWPORT PAGNELL LIBRARY
Storytimes for Under 5s. Every Friday 11-11.30 am.
Everyone is welcome. Term Time Only.
For more information http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/libraries/
LOCAL HISTORY PUBLICATIONS FOR NEWPORT PAGNELL
Four new publications are available from Ken's Collectables and the Post Office both in the High Street in Newport Pagnell.
Bond in Bucks £5
Bury Field £5
Salmons & Sons and Aston Martin £6
Cromwell's Garrison Town £10
MK50 - BIRTHDAY EVENTS
In 2017 Milton Keynes will celebrate it 50th anniversary marking the date of the Designation of the New Town. Organisations, groups and businesses across the city have pulled together to create a programme of celebratory events for 2017 that are inspired by the past, present and future of Milton Keynes.
CYCLING FOR EVERYONE - MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL
Milton Keynes Council has a huge range of cycling activities, training courses and events for all ages and abilities taking place until March 2017. Our "Get to Work" scheme provides free cycle hire and training places to the unemployed.
Our website is packed full of information and details about all of our activities to help you "Get Cycling" this year.
Milton Keynes Council for more information www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/get-cycling#GetCyclingMk
COMMUNITY LEARNING MK
Do you need English and Maths qualifications to get on in life?
English and Maths are now essential for most jobs. Don't worry if you didn't get hem at school - we can offer you a second chance.
Community Learning MK offers a wide range of FREE adult courses including Functional Skills and GCSEs. We have daytime and evening classes available,taught by friendly experienced tutors.
Get in touch to find out more by calling 01908 556703 or visiting www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/clmk
THE JOINT CIVIL AID CORPS
We are a developing a charitable organisation trying to recruit volunteers into our managerial, operational and cadet sections and wold appreciate your support by placing a note in your Parish magazine to promote need.
Below is an example kindly circulated by the Thames Valley Police via MK Resilience Group to their subscribers.
The Joint Civil Aid Corps (JCAC) enables members of the public to be involved in actively supporting and developing their communities.
JSAC is a new emergency support organisation now looking to build an active body of volunteers willing to meet the needs of our communities and to provide support to our professional emergency services.
JCAC is looking for adult volunteers to help with it's continuing development, from administrators to trainers, from professional trade specialist to people wanting to train ins each and rescue, security and first aid.
To find out more information, email email@example.com or visit the JCAC website www.jointcivilaidcorps.org.uk/
YOUTH ADVICE AND GUIDANCE - MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL
Youth Advice & Guidance is a free and confidential service for young people in Milton Keynes aged 16-19 (up to 25 for those with learning difficulties or disabilities) who are not in employment, education or training. Our skilled and experienced Personal Advisers are here to help you make decisions and take action. We offer.
- Information and advice on applying for jobs, apprenticeships, traineeships or education
- Practical support with applications and CVs
- Free use of our IT facilities at the library for job search
- Matching service for jobs and apprenticeships
- A drop in service at the Central Milton Keynes Library and Job Centre
For further information please contact:
MK COMMUNITY CAR SERVICE
Community Action : MK has been invited by Milton Keynes Council to set up and run a pilot Community Car Service project in Milton Keynes.
Volunteer Drivers Wanted?
Do you have some free time?
Are you a car owner and like driving?
Would you like to help people in your local area by becoming a volunteer car driver?
For more information please contact Tracy Whitmore and Laura Jeffery on 01908 670309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWPORT PAGNELL WOMEN'S INSTITUTE
Meets in the room at the rear of the Methodist Church at 7.30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month.
Why not come and join us for an evening - you will be most welcome. Just come along or phone Evelyn Mison for more details on 01908 615630
The Inner Wheel is one of the largest women's service organisations in the World. It has 19,000 members within Great Britain and Ireland and over 100,000 members from more than 103 countries across the globe.
The Newport Pagnell Inner Wheel meets every third Tuesday of the month at the Olney Centre at 2 pm.
http://www.innerwheel.co.uk/ or email email@example.com
NEWPORT PAGNELL SWIMMING CLUB
A friendly, family club with a competitive spirit for all swimmers from developing water confidence through to winning championships.
Founded 1896 - Learn, Swim, Train, Compete, Win
To find out more : Tuesday 6.30 pm - 8 pm at Middleton Pool, Newport Pagnell. http://www.npswim.co.uk/
WAGTAIL WALKS AROUND MILTON KEYNES
Walking for Health in Milton Keynes Wagtail walks are available every week. Enjoy the parks and open spaces of Milton Keynes with a volunteer led health walk. Meet new people, improve your health and have fun. All health walks are free. Everyone is welcome come along with sensible footwear and a water waterproof incase of wet weather.
For details of the walks visit website http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/ or telephone Lisa Carvell on 01908 253619 or by email Lisa.Carvell@Milton-Keynes.gov.uk
THE BROOKLANDS CENTRE
The Centre for the over 55's caters for both the active and not so active members of our community by offering a wide and varied mix of activities ranging from The Day Club, Exercise Group, Friends Group, Pop-in Centre, Book Club, the list goes on and on.
For more information on all groups please telephone 01908 614749 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on their website http://www.thebrooklandscentre.co.uk/
AGE UK MILTON KEYNES GARDENING AND OTHER SERVICES
AGE UK Milton Keynes offers a service for older people who are no longer able to maintain their gardens. This garden maintenance service covers lawn cutting, weeding, pruning and cutting back and generally keeping a garden neat and tidy so that it can continue to be enjoyed by its owner.
For other services provided by AGE UK and for more information telephone 01908 550700 or look at their website http://www.ageukmiltonkeynes.org.uk/
COMMUNITY ACTION: UK - THE CENTRE FOR VOLUNTEERING IN MILTON KEYNES
Do something good - Volunteer
Visit do-it.org to discover a range of volunteering opportunities in your area
Drop in to see an advisor, every Thursday 10 am - 12 noon at Acorn House
Call us to arrange a 1 to 1 appointment
For more information:- Telephone 01908 661623 or email email@example.com
351 Acorn House, Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HP.
Do you need help with your Rent or Council Tax?
If you are having difficulty paying Rent or Council Tax you may be able to claim extra help. This is called a Discretionary Housing payment (DHP) for Rent and Discretionary Council Tax Reduction (DCTRS) for Council tax. Also if you need help moving house a Discretionary Housing Payment may be able to help.
For more information on DHP go to www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/dhp
For more information on DCTRS go to www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/dctrs
Need help for an emergency
If you have an emergency or a problem with your benefit payments and need help with essential items such as food, you may be able to get a Local Welfare Provision grant.
For more information on LWP go to www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/lwp
You may also telephone 01908 253040 or visit the Civic Office, Central Milton Keynes.
EARLY EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE
Milton Keynes Council is call on all parents of a two year old to find out if they qualify for up to 15 hours of free early education and childcare a week, as part of their "Time for Twos" campaign.
For more information or to find out if they ar eligible, parents and carers should visit http://www.timefortwos.com/ or pop into their nearest children's centre.
Papworth Trust has been appointed by Milton Keynes Council to assist Older and Disabled people to stay safe, comfortable and as independant as possible in their own homes.
For more information on the services available click on http://www.papworth.org.uk/ or telephone the Information Centre on 0800 952 5000.
MILTON KEYNES AGE UK
As the number of older people in Milton Keynes grows each year, Age UK Milton Keynes constantly needs to plan ahead to maintain and expand their services to meet ever changing needs. To continue their work with and for older people across the borough of Milton Keynes they depend greatly on the generous support of local people.
For help and information on all the services offered telephone 01908 550700 or http://www.ageukmiltonkeynes.org.uk/
WESTBURY GRANGE MEMORY CAFE
Come along and join us at our monthly Memory Cafe a safe place where people with dementia and their carers meet others and share experiences.
Next Café is on Wednesday 6th August. Arrive at 10.00 am with a 12 noon finish.
Cafes run on the first Wednesday every month at Westbury Grange, Westbury Lane, Newport Pagnell, MK16 8JA.
£1.50 per person includes tea, coffee, cake and a raffle. For more information contact Westbury Grange on 01908 210322.
THAMES VALLEY POLICE NEWPORT PAGNELL
Please be vigilant and if you notice anyone acting suspiciously contact the police on 101 or for a crime in action please dial 999.
Remember that thieves are opportunists and that many burglaries can be prevented.
- Ensure that you keep doors and windows locked
- Remove all keys from the locks and keep them in a safe place out of view
- Keep garden furniture, ladders and wheelie bins in a secure garage or shed or locked up away from the house. So they can't be used to climb onto a roof or access a first floor window.
- If you are going away ask someone to keep an eye on your property and remove any tell tale signs that you are away.
NATIONAL CAREERS SERVICE
Whether you are looking for a new job or thinking of a career change, the National Careers Service can help. They offer FREE support with:
- CV writing
- Interview techniques
- Job searching
- confidence building
- Assessing and developing your skills
Prospects are delivering this service in Milton Keynes. They are operating out of the Job Centre on a daily basis. Appointments can be booked by phoning 01908 398300.
The National Careers Service is available free to every adult in England and has helped millions of people to improve their working lives. For National Careers Service or call 0800 1954 700 between 8am - 6pm 5 days a week (Monday to Friday)
MILTON KEYNES EXECUTIVES ACTION
MKEA The "Outplacement" Job Club for mid/senior Mangers & Business/Technical Professionals.
MKEA meets twice weekly:
Wednesday training meetings between 6.15 pm - 9.30 pm
Milton Keynes College Bletchley Campus, Sherwood Drive, Bletchley, MK3 6DR.
Please use the college's barrier controlled car park. Meet in room 232.
Thursday morning 11.00 am - 1.30 pm
Struckwicks Coffee, MKCC, Strudwick Drive, Oldbrook, MK6 5TG.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org web http://www.executives-action.co.uk/ or telephone 07906 260840
MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL COMMUNITY ALARM AND TELECARE SERVICE
Milton Keynes Community Alarm and Telecare Service is an established, reliable, 24 hour, easy to use response service which is accessible to all. Using up to date technology and equipment the service helps to manage risks and to maintain independent living, giving the person and their family and friends the reassurance that help is simply a button press or alarm call away.
For more information visit: http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/community-alarm or call on 01908 222616.
NEWPORT PAGNELL HEALTH WALK
Join a weekly walking group in Newport Pagnell.
Meet every Wednesday at 3pm outside Lovat Hall in Silver Street, MK16 0EJ.
All the walks are FREE and are usually 1 hour in length led by "Walking for Health" volunteer walk leaders.
For more information http://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/
NEWPORT PAGNELL SWIMMING CLUB
For information about the Swimming Club at Middleton Pool. The club now has a new website visit this at http://www.npswim.co.uk/
NORTH BUCKINGHAMSHIRE DECORATIVE AND FINE ART SOCIETY - NADFAS
The local branch of the North Bucks DFAS meets at the Lovat Hall, in Silver Street, Newport Pagnell, MK16 0EJ.
On the 2nd Thursday of each month for lectures. Refreshments are served at 10.15 am lectures start at 11.00 am. Guests are welcome £5 per visit (two guest visits permitted).
For the new 2017 programme details on future lectures go to www.northbucksdfas.org/
Or contact the membership secretary Bob Shirley by email email@example.com or by telephone 01908 551389
MILTON KEYNES DOG WATCH
The Milton Keynes Dog Watch an organisation which is linked to Thames Valley Police that promotes responsible dog ownership. It also helps to reunite lost dogs with their owners.
Contact Dog Watch for any dog related concerns on http://www.dogwatchmk.co.uk/
ALL IN 1 CARD
The card offers under 19's in Milton Keynes the opportunity to travel on public transport at a discounted rate. With the All in 1 Card, children and young people can travel on local buses for as little as 35p per journey with the Junior Tripper ticket (£3.50 for 10 journeys).
Anyone who is a MK resident can get an ALL in 1 Card as long as they are under 19 years old. The card also allows the holder to get discounts off various shops in the area as well.
For more information and to download an application form click on this link:
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY GUIDANCE USEFUL WEBSITES
Met Office weather report www.metoffice.gov.uk/get-ready-for-summer
Emergency Alerting Service www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/emergencyplanning
Government guidance links www.gov.uk/emergency-response-and-recovery
Environment Agency http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/
CARERS MILTON KEYNES
All Carers are Welcome to join our Coffee and Chat afternoon held every last Wednesday of each month. From 1.30pm - 3.30pm at the United Reformed Church, High Street, Newport Pagnell.
For more information contact Carers Milton Keynes Telephone (01908) 231703
email firstname.lastname@example.org or website http://www.carersmiltonkeynes.org/
NEWPORT PAGNELL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Newport Pagnell Historical Society was founded in 1984 by a small group interested in the buildings and people of the town and surrounding area and concerned in preserving the past for the future.By the 1990's the thriving society, by its own fund raising efforts and with the generous help of the Harry Middleton Gift, was able to purchase and refurbish Chandos Hall and open it both as a Museum and the Society's headquarters.The Society currently has around three hundred members who meet twice a month and is active in many aspects of the town and further afield including the preservation of historical buildings many of which have been sadly lost in the past.
COMMUNITY ACTION MK at Acorn House, 351 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 3HP.
Support for voluntary and community groups for more information telephone 01908 661623 or contact
HOME START - support and friendship for families.
To join the volunteer team or for more information contact Jo telephone number 01582 660061 or email email@example.com