Town Council

Meetings

We are holding Full Council meetings, at the Newport Pagnell and District Youth Club in Wolverton Road. To attend you need only to arrive a few minutes in advance of 8 pm, wearing a mask unless you are exempt from doing so. All other meetings are working group meetings, at which decisions are not made. These are being held virtually using Zoom as a platform. If you wish to join the meeting virtually, you can find the agenda by selecting 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

To find out what planning applications are being considered please see planning applications.

The 2023 Boundary Review – Intial proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries in the South East region

Documents relating to this proposal will be available to view from 21st June 2021 at the Town Council offices.

Viewing is strictly by appointment only and one person per appointment.

To book an appointment please call 01908 618756.

Bury Field Common

The Town Council has been approached by several members of the public concerned about the formal notice placed in this week’s Milton Keynes Citizen regarding the “disposal” of Bury Common by Milton Keynes Council.

We can assure residents that this is a necessary notice required because MK Council are enacting the long discussed transfer of the common to Newport Pagnell Town Council under a Community Asset Transfer arrangement (CAT).

There is no planning application for anything on any part of the land which is and will remain designated as “common land” and is managed with the commoner’s association.

The land remains in public ownership but by transferring from the borough to parish(town) council, this places the management of the area closer to the public.  Newport Pagnell Town Council has previously taken on a number of other assets from MK Council on this basis including the vast majority of parks and play areas in town two years ago, this has enabled the town council to improve maintenance and facilities.

Town Mayor, Councillor Paul Day commented “Bury Common is a wonderful open space full of history and accessed directly from our town centre.  I’d encourage anyone who has not visited the common to come and enjoy a walk there and to use the opportunity to also visit our high street where there are fantastic shops and places to eat and drink.  There is always a good reason to be in Newport Pagnell.

COVID-19 Restrictions

During current restrictions we will remain available to you either by phone or email.

You can call us between the hours of 9am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday on 01908 618756 or alternatively email us towncouncilinfo@newport-pagnell.org.uk

COVID-19 vaccine information

All you need to know about the vaccine in the link below:-

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2021/02/04/covid-19-vaccines-what-you-need-to-know/

Temporary restrictions to Saxon Gate – COVID-19 test site

Vaccination scams

Action Fraud have sent out the message below in regards to fake NHS vaccination scams. Please take a moment to read. Covid 19 vaccinations are free from the NHS, you will never be asked to pay for it.

https://www.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/da/358911

NHS Test and Trace app

You will now find a QR code on entry to Portfields Community Centre, Green Park Community Centre and the Youth Club.  This will be displayed on the front door for you to scan on entry to the building.

The app can be downloaded from the link below, this will allow people to report symptoms, order a coronavirus test, and check into venues by scanning a QR code.

NHS Test and Trace app – download here

Town Clock

Many of you may have noticed that the clock in the High Street is displaying the incorrect time. Milton Keynes Council (who are responsible for the clock) have informed us that a new part has been ordered which will enable them to fix the problem.

Works for us

Have you lost your job? do you need support? Works for us are offering FREE advice and online workshops:

Accounts

The Town Council’s audited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2020 can be accessed below. If the scanned PDF format of these reports is causing you any difficulties, please contact the Town Council offices to arrange a different viewing option.

Parks and play areas

Please note we will need to take some additional precautions because of Covid-19, these are:-

  • Please wash your hands after visiting the play area and bring sanitiser with you to use regularly whilst at the playground
  • Please give each other room and keep socially distanced from others. If there are more children in the play area than there are pieces of equipment, please go home and return later. No one over the age of 7 in any fenced play area
  • We recommend the use of face masks when using play areas
  • Please keep socially distanced when using benches
  • To ensure everyone gets a turn please restrict your use of the play area to no more than 45 minutes
  • Please dispose of any rubbish sensibly
  • If you are diagnosed as having Covid-19 and have visited a play area within the last 7 days please let us know.

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 Oak hardwood and is installed either into the ground or onto a base with suitable fixings.