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.

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

For guidance on what you can and can’t do during COVID-19 restrictions please see the link below.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do

Free support and promotion for local small independent businesses

Are you a local small independent business getting ready to re-open on April 12th? Milton Keynes Council is offering support and promotion for your business, for details please follow the link below:-

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKMK/bulletins/2c9187f

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/

Automatic top up grants for MK businesses

Eligble for the latest COVID-19 grant funding? No need to reapply we are helping automatically. For more details click the link below:-

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKMK/bulletins/2c4d42b

Demand responsive transport

As of 1st April Demand Responsive Transport will be in operation. This new `MK Connect’ service is replacing many of the routes that Milton Keynes Council currently pays for and will be provided by Via.

For more information please see the link below.

https://www.getsmartertravelmk.org/on-board/demand-responsive-transport

Elections

All indications are that the government will hold local elections this year on 6th May. To keep safe, you can apply for a postal vote. You can find the voting form on htttps://www.gov.uk/government/

The form must be received by Milton Keynes Council by 5pm, eleven days before the election.

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

Neighbourhood Plan Modifications

MODIFICATIONS TO NEWPORT PAGNELL NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Newport Pagnell Town Council has submitted Modifications to the Neighbourhood Plan to Milton Keynes Council, in accordance with Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Plans (General) Regulations 2012.

Milton Keynes Council now must publish the modifications to the Neighbourhood Plan for a period of consultation after which the Plan and any comments received will be considered by an independent planner examiner. The Newport Pagnell Neighbourhood Plan will therefore be available for comments for six weeks between Friday 22nd January and Friday 5th March 2021.

The Modifications to the Neighbourhood Plan and accompanying documents are available to view on Milton Keynes Council’s Neighbourhood Planning webpage at https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/planning-and-building/planning-policy/neighbourhood-planning.

Please send your comments on the submitted Modifications to the Newport Pagnell Neighbourhood Plan before 5pm on Friday 5th March 2021 by email to neighbourhoodplanning@milton-keynes.gov.uk or in writing to: UDLA, Milton Keynes Council, Civic Offices, 1 Saxon Gate East, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ.

Please send your responses to Milton Keynes Council, not Newport Pagnell Town Council.

Please be aware that all comments that Milton Keynes Council receives will be publicly available and may be included on their website.

If you do not have access to the internet and/or wish to read a hard copy of the Plan documents, please contact the Town Council offices to arrange for a hard copy to be mailed to you.

Universal Credit

Need help applying for Universal Credit? please see the link below explaining how to apply.

https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/universal-credit/

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.

Milton Keynes Council expands free support to local businesses

Milton Keynes Council is investing a further £10,000 to help local firms access free legal, tax and employment support through the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). http://Click here to find out more.

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.

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

Want to become a COVID-19 Community Champion to help protect yourself and others? find out how and what it involves by following the link below:

For more information for the community champions scheme click here