Town Council

Meetings

We are still holding Council meetings, but 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.

National Lockdown

During national lockdown we will remain available to you either by phone or email.

You can call us between the hours of 9am – 1pm Tuesday to Friday on 01908 618756 or alternatively email us towncouncilinfo@newport-pagnell.org.uk

Both of our community centres remain closed during this period.

For guidance on what you can and can’t do during national lockdown please see the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

Temporary suspension of food and garden waste collection

Unfortunately as of 14th January Milton Keynes Council is suspending food and garden waste collections. This is due to reduced work force and to protect the weekly residual and recycling collection. It will be reviewed weekly and you will be notified once it’s back up and running. In the meantime they have requested residents dispose of food waste into black bags and keep any green waste in the garden.

I T Solutions Newport Pagnell

Do you have an old laptop or tablet sitting around unused? If so IT Solutions are offering to wipe them down and donate to local schools.

Please email them directly – info@it-solutions-newportpagnell.uk

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

Neighbourhood plan modifications

Covid-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
Email – npresponse@hotmail.com

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.

Waste and recycling consultation

Waste and recycling poster

Works for us

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

MK Council funds free training for city’s budding entrepreneurs

Read all about it here

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.

MK COVID-19 Community Champion Scheme

covid champion poster

For more information for the community champions scheme click here