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AGENDA FOR THE ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

 

The Annual Town Meeting for the people of Newport Pagnell takes place

 on Thursday 23rd April 2015 7.15 pm  for 7.30 pm

 At Ousedale School, The Grove, Newport Pagnell.

 

1.  Presentation by the Town Mayor, Councillor Mike Barry

 

2.  Role of the Partnership.

 

3.  Neighbourhood Plan.

 

4.  New Hall at the United Reformed Church.

 

5.  Musical Interlude.

 

6.  The Town Award Presentation.

 

7.  Questions to the Council.

 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING 

 

Do please join us for a glass of wine or orange juice and a really informative evening.

 

For non-drivers who wish to attend who would like transport to the event please contact Newport Pagnell Town Council on 01908 618756.

 

LETTER FROM PCSO PAUL SWANNELL

 

Dear Residents of Newport Pagnell

 

I could not leave Thames Valley Police as one of your PCSOs for nearly the last seven years without saying a goodbye and a huge thank you.

 

I feel highly honoured and privileged to have worked in and amongst such a wonderful community of people ranging from the very young pre-school children visited to talk about "My Role" to the less young in care homes and sheltered housing schemes.  Everybody in town is so friendly and kind and it is a delight to pound the beat and have people wave, say hello or parp their horns at me!

 

It is somewhat ironical that when I came here in September 2008 I was following in my mother's footsteps.  She was evacuated here in the war along with her two brothers and lodged with the Gibson family who ran a drapery shop in the High Street.  It is not surpising that when the war finished she had no desire to return to the sticks, especially I suppose after meeting my future dad!

 

I will miss this town but intend to return if only to walk up the High Street and support the shopkeepers who are such a vital and friendly group of people giving the town a unique feature so lacking in our multi-national city centre complex.  I will miss the youth of the town - you should be immensely proud of this well behaved, polite and talented group of people.  They are great, the lifeblood and future of Newport Pagnell.

 

As a still very young 61 year old there is no way I am ready to sit and vegetate.  A couple of voluntary roles in assisting the police anti-social behaviour team and guiding some local secondary school children are already being sought.

 

The role of a PCSO is an extremely important one and one that I hope is never lost.  The opportunity it gives to serve, engage with and relate to a community is immense.  I shall miss it along with the marvellous group of officers and staff at our town station.

 

Thank you again and farewell.

Paul PSCO C9197

SPRING BANK HOLIDAYS

 

Recycling and wate collections will take place as normal up to and including Thursday 2nd April.


Bank Holiday Monday 4 May revised collection day Tuesday 5 May

 

Bank Holiday Monday 25 May revised collection day Tuesday 26 May

 

 

OFFICE TO RENT - NEWPORT PAGNELL - POA

 

Office to Rent – Newport Pagnell - £POA

Office to let in a modern community centre on the Green Park Estate, Newport Pagnell

· Main office - 117 sq ft (10.8 sq m)

· Reception – 64 sq ft (5.9 sq m)

· Cupboard – 21 sq ft (2 sq m)

· Unfurnished

· Laminate flooring to main office

· Carpeted reception and cupboard

· Double glazed windows with blinds

· Shelving and wash hand basin to cupboard

· 3 x double electric sockets and 2 x BT points

· Gas to radiator central heating

· Power, heat and light included in rent

· Business rates included in rent

· Shared toilet and kitchen facilities

· Ample free parking including visitor parking

For more information please contact Patrick Donovan at Newport Pagnell Town Council, Telephone: 01908 618756 or email deputy.clerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk

 

  

ALLOTMENTS AVAILABLE

 

Ever thought about working an allotment plot?  We currently have 3 available plots at London Road and 1 available plot at Tickford Street looking for new tenants.  If you fancy giving it a go please call the Allotment Committee Officer in the first instance to arrange a viewing.  All available plots are 5 poles (1 pole = 25 sq m) and cost a mere £15.35 per annum to rent with a one off £10 Admin Fee, inclusive of a £5 refundable key deposit.

 

Please telephone Sharon Grimes on 01908 618756 at Newport Pagnell Town Council.

 

 

BRITAIN IN BLOOM 2015 - CAN YOU HELP?

 

This year the colour scheme for the Town hanging baskets will be orange and yellow.  If anyone would like to sponsor a basket or make a donation please contact the Town Council on 01908 618756.

 

For a number of years a small group of dedicated gardeners has not only improved the look of the public areas in Newport Pagnell, but has also undertaken all the administration for the Newport Pagnell in Bloom Campaign each year.  This group, lead by John Smith, must be congratulated for everything they have put into the town.  Now however, they wish to concentrate only on the physical aspects of gardening, so the Town Council has agreed to take on entry into the Britain in Bloom competition.  In 2014 the Town won a Silver Gilt award, which was no mean feat, given that rules changed and we were placed into a category with towns much larger and better funded than our own.

 

If you would like to find out more about the gardening group please contact the Town Council and we will be happy to give you more details. 

 

 

Our Town Mayor is donating a new trophy this year this is for the prettiest and neatest front garden in Newport Pagnell. Everything will be considered, there is no fee or entry form, if you would like to dominate someone please contact the Town Council.  The size of your garden does not matter, the judges will be impartial, and the trophy will be awarded at the Horticultural Show in September 2015. 

 

There will also be a trophy presented the Public House with the best flowers or garden display. 

 

         

 

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