TOWN COUNCIL 

Unfortunately owing to the COVID-19 outbreak we have had to close the doors of our offices.  This doesn't mean that we aren't working.  We are.  If you have a query for the Town Council please email Shar, the Town Clerk, on townclerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk or contact one of our councillors by clicking on Councillors on the left of this page. 

MEETINGS 

We are still holding some meetings, but these are being held virtually using Zoom as a platform.  The following meetings will be held in this way:  Full Town Council Meetings, Policy and Finance Meeting and Neighbourhood Plan meetings.  If you wish to join the meeting virtually, you can find the agenda by clicking on Council Meetings to your left and then going to agendas and minutes.  When you find the meeting agenda, you will also see  instructions on how to join the meeting.   Please join up as a Zoom member to do so - it's free.  Use your browser to find Zoom.us and following the joining instructions. Or if you just want to make a comment for members to consider contact the Town Clerk on TownClerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk  

Some meetings have been delegated to officers, notably Allotments, Property Management and Town Planning.   You can still comment on any item that is being considered by contacting us and letting us know your thoughts  For any Town Planning application contact the deputyclerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk and for Property Management or Allotments contact the Town Clerk on TownClerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk To find out what planning applications are being considered please click on Council Meetings, then go to Agendas and Minutes.  

 

Please keep safe and follow Government Guidance.     

  IF YOU ARE SELF-ISOLATING WE CAN HELP formCOVID-19 RESPONSE GROUP - HOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER OR GET HELP.

If you would like to become a volunteer you can do so by the following methods:-

  • Telephone - 01908 618756
  • Join the Facebook group -  Newport Pagnell Covid-19 Response Group

    If you live in Newport Pagnell you should  of received one of these flyers through your door, it will have your local co-ordinators details on. 

    Newport Pagnell Town Council can verify that if you contact the people whose details are on this flyer for help or to volunteer that it is not a scam.
    If you have lost your flyer, or never received it and you need help, phone 01908 618756 and we will pass your information on to the volunteer team. Alternatively you can email npresponse@hotmail.com. Click on the link above. 

    We would like to give a huge thanks to the members of Newport Pagnell Chit Chat group, the Medical Centre, all the local churches, pharmacies and food stores who are working together to make this group work.  

 RE-ELECTION OF COUNCILLOR PAUL DAY AS MAYOR

 

 

At the virtual Annual Meeting of Newport Pagnell Town Council Councillor Paul Day was re-elected once again as Town Mayor and Cllr Philip Gage was elected as Vice Chairman of the Council. 

Cllr Day thanked councillors for re-electing him to the position, and announced that this year his charity will be MK Hospital Charity.

 ALLOTMENTS

 

Our Allotments are currently open, so if you are already a tenant please feel free to visit your plot but please observe current government guidelines regarding social distancing to help limit the spread of the virus. Please note that that government could change its guidance at any time and it is possible that allotments could potentially be closed at a later date, so please continue to monitor our website for up to date information.

Please click on the Allotment tab at the top of this page for more information.

Thank you 

 COUNCILLOR VACANCIES  

Newport Pagnell Town Council can now legally co-opt new councillors to our 3 vacancies.  

If you are interested in this volunteer position please contact Shar Roselman, Town Clerk on townclerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk by 21st May 2020. 


PARKS AND PLAY AREAS


Please be aware that although our parks remain open the play areas in them are not and should not be used.  All our sports grounds are closed. Should you not follow the guidance around use of parks for brief exercise periods only we will unfortunately be forced to close the parks.  Please remember that Buryfield Common can also be used for exercise and to walk dogs.

 

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As part of our efforts to maintain the play areas we manage in Newport. Our contractors, Burleys, are power washing all of our managed play areas, to make sure that they’re clean and fresh ready for us to use again when the pandemic is over.

 

We do however, ask that you continue to follow the government guidelines and refrain from entering the play areas until we are given the all clear.

 

Stay Home, Stay Safe 

NEWPORT PAGNELL NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN 

 

The Town Council is in the process of updating the Newport Pagnell Neighbourhood Plan (NPNP) which was ‘made’ in June 2016.

The Town Council is working towards undertaking public consultation on the modified NPNP in September this year – we will keep you fully updated.

We do not foresee any further major development plans for the town in the modified NPNP.

RE-LINING OF PARKING BAYS AND DRAINAGE SURVEY IN QUEENS AVENUE LONG STAY CAR PARK 

Some of you will have noticed that the badly faded parking bays in the Queens Avenue long stay car park have been re-lined and some vegetation cleared from the verges. An additional three much-needed parking bays have been created as a result. The existing bay widths have not changed except for the row along the eastern flank (on the far right as you enter the car park) where existing oversized bays have allowed the addition of one extra bay.

A drain survey has also been carried out in the long stay car park to try and establish the cause of the major flooding that occurs at the north end of the car park each time there is exceptionally heavy rain. The results of this survey will inform the nature and extent of any drainage remedial works required.

WASTE COLLECTION UPDATE

  •  Green bins - as of 11th May collection will resume

  •  Household Waste Recycling Centres - due to re-open 18th May, but you will need to book to enter, please telephone 01908 252811 to arrange

 HORTICULTURAL SHOW 

Unfortunately we have had to cancel to Horticultural Show for this year due to Coronavirus therefore there will be no schedules available. 

A NEW VISION FOR NEWPORT PAGNELL

Newport Pagnell Town Council is the most local level of government in this area.  We are democratically elected by residents to serve the community.  Along with our team of employees, volunteers and partner organisations we aim to:

  • Look after Newport Pagnell as a place people want to live, work and visit
  • Promote health and wellbeing for Newport Pagnell residents of all ages
  • Create a safer and cleaner environment
  • Protect and celebrate our local heritage
  • Be available for and engaged with the public we represent
  • Support activities that encourage residents to feel part of Newport Pagnell's community
 
Milton Keynes Council -
Telephone 01908 691 691
Newport Pagnell Town Council -
Telephone 01908 618756

 MEMORIAL BENCHES

 

Memorial benches are available to purchase in memory of loved ones.  The Town Council can offer several very attractive places for them to be situated.  These are:-

  • Ousebank Gardens - in the park area outside of the cemetery
  • Riverside Meadows - along the river
  • Castle Meadows - within the meadows
To arrange for a memorial bench to be erected for a loved one contact the Town Clerk by email on townclerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk.  The Town Clerk will arrange for the procurement of the bench, its erection and a suitable memorial plaque.

 

The cost of a memorial bench is £1,200 which includes erection, regular maintenance including oiling when necessary, and a stainless steel plaque of 12.5cm x 5cm naming the loved one to be remembered.  Purchase of a memorial bench will be for the expected life period of the bench only, after which time it will be removed.

 

Once a bench is erected in a public area, it becomes available for anyone in the public to use.  The bench is 150cm wide and seats 3 people.  It is made of Iroko Teak and is installed either into the ground or onto a base with suitable fixings. 

 NEWPORT PAGNELL YOUTH CLUB

 The Newport Pagnell Youth Club – Just another building? Watch this video to find out:-

 Youth Club promo

Youth Club
Youth Club

CLEAR RECYCLING SACKS

If you need to reorder a roll of recycling sacks please either telephone 01908 252570 and a roll will be delivered to your home.

http://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/waste-recycling/bins-bags-and-boxes/pink-sack-deliveries

 MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL

HIGHWAYS REGISTER OF ROADWORKS AND EVENTS IN MILTON KEYNES

Please click HERE for this weeks version of the Highways Register

Recycling information available HERE


REDWAY CLOSURE

01.06.20 - 07.06.20 click HERE for details 

 MILTON KEYNES COUNCIL INFORMATION

          
 

M1 JUNCTION 13 TO 16 SMART MOTORWAY WORKS PROGRAMME 

  LASTEST NEWS FOR SMART MOTORWAY SCHEME

UPDATE OF MOTORWAY CLOSURES 

CLICK HERE FOR NORTHBOUND
CLICK HERE FOR SOUTHBOUND

 

Highways England contractors have changed their impact piling schedule from 13th February and will be working on a 9am - 5pm shift pattern on the northbound carriageway adjacent to Miles Close.  Due to unforeseen issues with the ground conditions they will need to impact pile the southbound carriageway also.

  TOWN CENTRE FLOWERS 2020

town centre flowers

The town centre flowers will still be erected this year for you all to enjoy.