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Update on J D Wetherspoon Planning & Listed Building Applications, 18-22 St John Street.

 

Milton Keynes Council has invalidated the J D Wetherspoon applications due to a number of issues primarily relating to discrepancies on the submitted plans.  Therefore both applications have been withdrawn from the MKC Public Access website until further notice.  Once revised details have been submitted and validated they will become publically available at which point MKC will carry out a full consultation on the applications.

 

 

NEWPORT PAGNELL NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Make your Vote Count for Newport Pagnell.

 

On 5 May 2016 during the elections you will also be asked to vote on the Newport Pagnell Neighbourhood Plan.  To help you understand what the plan is all about, the Town Council has arranged the following open question session:

Saturday 13 February     -     11.45 am - 2.45 pm

Community Centre at Middleton Pool 

 

For more information please contact Newport Pagnell Town Council towncouncilinfo@newport-pagnell.org.uk or telephone 01908 618756 or click the green tab on the left Neighbourhood Plan for up to date information.

 

 ROAD CLOSURE MILL STREET

 

Mill Street will be closed for repairs on 8th to 10th February.  Access to properties will be maintained at all times. 

 QUEENS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS THURSDAY 21ST APRIL 2016

 

On 21st April the Queen will be celebrating her 90th birthday.  Anyone wishing to hold a street party to celebrate and would like to close their road will need to submit an application (quoting reference TTRO-730) to Paul Harrison at Milton Keynes Council.

 

Please find a copy of the application form here that you can print off  /Newport-Pagnell-Town-Council/UserFiles/Files/Application Formroadclosure.docx and send to the address shown at the bottom of the form.  Alternatively you can email paul.harrison@milton-keynes.gov.uk.  Any applications will need to be completed and returned to Paul Harrison no later than 18th March 2016.

 

The road closure applications will be free of charge and all applicants will be sent a receipt of their application and informed whether or not their application has been successful.  The Council will advise any unsuccessful applicants of its reasons and will try to assist them in a possible resolution. 

 

  PORTFIELDS SCHOOL "PARK SMART" INITIATIVE

 

During Road Safety Week Portfields School unveiled their new "Park Smart" initiative to try and improve safety outside the school.

 

The Chief Road Safety Officer Nigel Spencer from Milton Keynes and the local PCSO Christopher Ward came along to do an assembly to promote the initiative.

 

Four Junior Road Safety Officers from Years 5 and 6 have recently been appointed and they will be making observations and setting competitions with school to promote on going awareness. 

 ST JOHN AMBULANCE

 

It is with my deepest regret that we have to inform people that St John Ambulance will no longer operate out of Newport Pagnell after 89 years.  The decision has been taken by the Regional team to close the Division/Unit off.  To celebrate the end of the Division/Unit we are inviting all past members to join us at the Peartree Bridge on 12th December 2015 at 19.00 for a final meal.  Please can anyone interested in attending get in touch with Mark Lombardo by email mark.lombardo@sja.org.uk

  

 THAMES VALLEY POLICE ALERT COUNCIL TAX SCAM

 

Message from Action Fraud - Fraudsters have been phoning victims telling them that they have been placed in the wrong Council Tax bracket for a number of years and are entitled to a rebate.  They normally say the rebate should be worth about £7,000.

Once the victim is convinced, the fraudster tells them that in order to receive the rebate they will need to pay an administration fee in advance.  This amount varies between £60-£350.  The victim provides the details and makes the payment, but then is no longer able to make contact with the person they spoke to on the phone.  When they phone their Council about the rebate the Council will confirm that they know nothing about it and that they have been contacted by fraudsters.

Protect yourself:

Never respond to unsolicited phone calls.

Your local council won't ever phone to discuss a council tax rebate.  If you receive a call of this nature put the phone down straight away. 

No legitimate organisation will ask you to pay an advanced fee in order to receive money, so never give them your card details. 

  

LIVING ARCHIVE MILTON KEYNES

 

Living Archive Milton Keynes are delighted to present "Milton Keynes Through the Lens" out now on DVD.  A glimpse of the history of our city in moving images compiled from archive footage from 1940's to the present day.

Featuring: A Wolverton VE Day street party, the building of the M1 in the Newport Pagnell area, the last journey of the Nobby Newport train, the last Aston Martin to leave the production line and much more.

Milton Keynes Through the Lens is available to buy for £10 (p&p £1.99) from our online shop www.livingarchive.org.uk/content/online-shops/dvds

 BRITAIN IN BLOOM 2015

 

The Town Council would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support for the beautiful hanging baskets and flower tubs.

 

Cambourne Travel, IT Support Line Limited, Rosalie Anne Parsons, The Rotary Club and John Smith.

 

Sadly the wonderful displays have now been taken down, a sign that Autumn is here, and frosts are on the way.  However, we can now look forward to the Christmas Lights display.

 

The Town Council is pleased to announce that the Britain in Bloom Judges awarded the town a Silver Gilt Award. 

 

Green Park School were Highly Commended for their garden and received a certificate.

 

Ousedale School were Commended for their Eco Garden and received a certificate.

 

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

If you wish to be contacted by email for Town Council news and updates pleased contact Janine Wainwright on web@newport-pagnell.org.uk