DIGGING UP THE HIGH STREET
The High Street in Newport Pagnell is being dug up in order to replace a faulty electricity cable under emergency powers. Having spoken with the contractors, they advise that they hope to have the job finished today (30th September) and that all will be returned to normal tomorrow. Latest update: no contractors on site all day. They now report that they will be on site tomorrow to finish the job by Thursday evening. The Town Council is chasing both the electricity company and Milton Keynes Council on this issue.
TOWN COUNCIL OF NEWPORT PAGNELL NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY
A Casual Vacancy has occurred for a Councillor in the South Ward of Newport Pagnell. If you wish to call an election for this vacancy, please click here for instructions on how to do so.
A further Casual Vacancy has occurred to Co-Opt a Councillor into the North Ward of Newport Pagnell. If you are interested in becoming a Councillor please click here to find out how to apply for co-option onto the Newport Pagnell Town Council. This is a volunteer position. It requires an interest in serving the town and its residents, but no special skills are needed. The Town Clerk, Shar Roselman would be pleased to talk with anyone interested. She can be contacted on 01908 618756 or by email on TownClerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk
NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN CONSULTATIONS
Whatever we do new housing is coming to Newport Pagnell.
How many homes, and where should they go? Do you wish to have a say in these important decisions?
The next consultations will take place on:-
Saturday 4th October at the Portfields Community Centre between 12 noon and 2.30 pm.
Saturday 11th October at the Green Park Community Centre between 10.15 am to 12.15 pm.
Please click here for further details of the Consultation
Please click here for site maps of the Consultation
Please click here for the map of the principle site proposed in the Neighbourhood Plan.
Please click here for the map of the secondary site proposed
FLOWER BEDS AT BROOKLANDS GARDEN
The Brooklands Gardens are planted and looked after by the Partnership Gardening Group. If you would like to know more about the Gardening Group or have time to spare to help with planting contact Barbara Bell by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 01908 616476
MAYOR OF NEWPORT PAGNELL COUNCILLOR MIKE BARRY
MAYOR IS AVAILABLE FOR EVENTS
If you are opening a new business or putting on an event in Newport Pagnell Town and would like to invite our Mayor Councillor Mike Barry along to open the event or attend, please contact the Town Clerk Shar Roselman by email TownClerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk
NEWPORT PAGNELL TOWN COUNCIL
A casual vacancy has opened up at the Town Council for a new Councillor. To find details of how to apply for this vacancy, please click on the link below.
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P R E S S R E L E A S E
Newport Pagnell Town Council is delighted that the town has once more managed to achieve a Silver Gilt award in this year’s Britain in Bloom, despite the fact that the rules have changed and we have now been placed in a category with much larger towns than our own, most of whom also have much larger budgets with significant numbers of grounds staff working on their project. A great deal of the work undertaken in Newport is done by a small group of volunteers who dedicate their time to ensuring that this project goes ahead, and huge thanks must go to John Smith and the Partnership Gardening Group for their efforts in achieving this prestigious result.
However, commendations must also go to the schools for their contributions, particularly Ousedale School for their outstanding eco-centre, and to Councillor Sidebottom and Simon Baines who manage the all-important horticultural show.
In presenting the award the judges commented as follows: “A real sense of pride was displayed by our hosts. This was clearly well placed with residents doing their bit to add to an already well cared for and welcoming town.” They added that the baskets and tubs provided by the Town Council are magnificent this year, and do much to enhance the High Street, and they were pleased to see that individual contributions from residents and businesses go towards extending these each year.
SPONSORSHIP FOR TOWN FLOWERS
If you would like to sponsor a basket the cost is £77.25 per basket. This covers the cost of the flowers, watering and maintenance. However, even much smaller donations are appreciated. If you would like to sponsor or would like more information please contact the Town Clerk, by email TownClerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk or telephone 01908 618756.
Names of sponsors will be displayed on the plaque outside the Council Offices and on our website and facebook pages.
Sponsors for 2014
IT Support Line Limited
Rotary Club of Newport Pagnell
River Meadow pre-school and out of School Clubs
CHANGES TO FREE PINK SACKS DISTRIBUTION
Newport Pagnell Town Council, at 80 High Street, are now the only supplier of PINK SACKs in the town.
Unfortunately they are on short supply from Milton Keynes Council and we only receive one delivery per week.
MILTON KEYNES ONLINE
Find out everything about where you live - at the touch of a button
A new, simple to use online service has been launched by Milton Keynes Council to help local people find out almost everything they need to know about where they live.
My Milton Keynes is an online "one stop shop" providing information and maps about council services and other community facilities in local area.
To use My Milton Keynes click on the "My Milton Keynes" link on the home page of the council's website http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/ or go to https://mapping.milton-keynes.gov.uk/
VISION FOR NEWPORT PAGNELL
The Town Council has published the 5 pillars of change for a vision for Newport Pagnell. These are:
- Keeping and enhancing the vibrancy of the Town Centre
- Encouraging more and better events
- Creating further off-street parking
- Developing the Town’s Heritage offerings
- Expanding leisure and sporting facilities in the town.
Please tell us if you agree or disagree that the Town Vision should be built on these "pillars of change." Email the Town Clerk on TownClerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk