Town Council

Due to the new national lockdown restrictions which come into place on Thursday 5th November, both of our community centres will unfortunately have to close temporarily.  However the town centre toilets, allotments, parks and play areas will remain open.  

Our offices will remain closed to the public.  If you have a query for the Town Council please email Shar, the Town Clerk, on townclerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk, phone the office on 01908 618756 or contact one of our Councillors.

Meetings

We are still holding Council 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 Meetings, Neighbourhood Plan meetings, Property Meetings, Allotments Meetings and Business Development meetings. 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

Some meetings have been delegated to officers, notably 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 . To find out what planning applications are being considered please see planning applications.

Please keep safe and follow Government Guidance.

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

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

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 Iroko Teak and is installed either into the ground or onto a base with suitable fixings.

MK COVID-19 Community Champion Scheme

For more information for the community champions scheme click here